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    Is MMR vaccine safe?

    Hi,

    I have read about some studies questioning the safety of MMR vaccines - how it can cause autism and irritable bowel syndrome.
    I am getting confused how true these claims are... We have long believed on certain medical innovations as the 'miracle cure' for diseases only to be debunked a decade later.

    Now I'm questioning if vaccines are all really that beneficial...

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    Dear Raven,

    It can be a difficult decision deciding which vaccines your child should have but I do feel that it is right that every parent makes well-informed decisions about vaccinations.

    MMR which you mention is perhaps the most debated childhood vaccine as it carries higher possible risks to the child.

    Some of this decision depends on the incidence of a particular disease in your location. I think that this is something that parents should consider when making this decision. There is an interesting and upsetting Save the Children report here on the wonderful benefit to vaccines where they are needed.

    Best wishes,
    LJ
    Last edited by ljmarsden; 4th December 2013 at 07:13 AM.

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