2004 February 27th: MMR legal funding withdrawn.
2001: Wakefield left the Royal Free.
1998 February: Royal Free press briefing after Lancet paper. Dr Andrew Wakefield, then of London's Royal Free hospital, suggests a link between the MMR vaccine and an increased risk of autism and bowel disorders. He says his team have found a "genuinely new syndrome" and suggest the combination might be overpowering the body's immune system.
1997: the Smith Kline Beecham Urabe MMR jab was used in a mass vaccination programme in Brazil.
1995 May: Wakefield started getting calls from parents saying 'my child was normal, they had their vaccine, the MMR, they regressed, they lost skills, they became autistic'. [ref] Andrew Wakefield Interview by Dr Mercola
1994: First response from Dr Salisbury to Dr Wakefield.
1992 Sept 16: New Zealand government withdrew Pluserix.
1992 Sept 14: UK government withdraw Pluserix & Immravax (after it was revealed that children had developed meningitis).
1992: Japanese MMR withdrawn
1992: Dr Wakefield first contact with Dr Salisbury over concerns with MMR vaccine safety.
1990: the high levels of British adverse reactions to the Plusarix vaccine were apparent and known about at British Ministerial level in , as shown by ministerial correspondence http://www.whale.to/vaccine/mmr666.html
1988: Plusarix approved in UK
1988: Canada withdrew licences for Trivirix (Pluserix) vaccine. http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com
1986:Trivirix (Pluserix) vaccine introduction into Canada.
Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation