Jayne Donegan on the MMR (measles–mumps–rubella) jab

2013-11_8Jayne Donegan on the MMR (measles–mumps–rubella) jab:

Measles: This is a benign childhood illness in the child with a strong immune system. In the Steiner alternative school community, during a measles outbreak not one severe case was reported. There is plenty of evidence about adverse reactions to the vaccine that should convince parents not to have it. Don’t give in to the fear about measles generated by doctors and governments.

Mumps: This is generally a mild illness. I do not recommend mumps vaccination, as any benefit is minimal and any side effects unacceptable.

Rubella (German measles): The effects of rubella are minor and the vaccination cannot be recommended. And the vaccine doesn’t seem to work very well, as it often fails to protect the unborn child of women who are not immune.

From WDDTY November 2013

The facts:

Just fancy that!
In evidence Dr Donegan accepted that measles was at the serious end of children’s diseases. The consequences can be grave, even fatal.
The Hon. Mr Justice Sumner.

MeaslesW: A highly contagious disease whose complications include pneumonia, encephalitis and blindness. Steiner schools are considered at risk as unvaccinated communities. A Cochrane review found little difference in side effects between MMR and placebo.

MumpsW: A viral disease whose complications include spontaneous abortion, male and female infertility. Serious adverse effects are most likely in adolescents, herd immunity is important to protect this community and pregnant women.

RubellaW: A viral disease that is occasionally fatal and can cause spontaneous abortion, but whose most serious effect is birth defects. The prognosis for children born with congenital rubella syndromeW is poor. Herd immunity is important to protect pregnant women.

The MMR vaccineW is safe and effective in preventing a dangerous disease.

For responsible information on the MMR vaccine, see NHS Choices.

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