Are there any risks from MMR vaccination?

The media have been quick to remark on individual cases and research where vaccination allegedly causes serious side-effects. But it is important to remember that the dangers of the diseases prevented by vaccination are many times greater than the dangers of vaccines, which are now extremely safe.

Recent reports suggested a link between MMR vaccination and inflammatory bowel disease and autism (a condition in which sufferers become withdrawn and uncommunicative). Government experts and scientists from UK and other countries have found no proof of any risk. They have reassured parents that MMR use, as recommended, is the safest way to protect your child against measles, mumps and rubella. Studying millions of children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella has shown no evidence that vaccination causes either autism or bowel disease.

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