4 per cent of children had received their first dose of MMR
, also below the WHO target.
In County Durham, 94%of children aged two to 15 received their first MMR
jab and 88% received the second.
APRIL 1998 A 14-year Finnish study found no links between bowel dis-orders and the MMR
is a safe and effective vaccine that protects children from the most severe and unpleasant viral-rash illness of childhood.
vaccination programme suffered a heavy blow when Dr Andrew Wakefield suggested a link between the jab, bowel disease and autism in the late 1990s.
Autism itself existed before MMR
was even developed.
Poster campaigns and mail shots have also been conducted in areas that have particularly low take-up rates for MMR
The mother of four said: "He was developing normally until he had the vaccine and then the MMR
tipped the balance.
In 2005, a comprehensive review of 31 studies by the nonprofit authoritative medical collaboration, the Cochrane Library, found "no credible evidence behind claims of harm from the MMR
If, in the future, she showed signs of regressive autism, I would want an answer and wonder whether MMR
was the reason.
vaccine, the only proven, safe and effective protection against measles,mumps and rubella, is readily available.
Of 537,303 children in the study, 82 percent received the three-in-one MMR