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MMR Jab - Vaccine or Poison Introduction I have no doubt that the best thing you can do for your child is to give him or her the MMR vaccine This is the safest way for you to protect your children against the dangers of measles mumps and rubella quotes Dr H Campbell Chief Medical Offer - Northern Ireland 2002 On the other hand Dr Andrew Wakefield 1998 -a strong opposer to the MMR - suggests that there is a link between MMR and autism The individual parent decides if their child receives the MMR vaccine or not The Public Health Authorities advise parents to give children the vaccine based on existing evidence and yet there are some doubts Proof in the Pudding A 13-year old boy brain damaged after the controversial MMR jab still has remains of the vaccine in the injured areas of his brain Sunday Express 6th October 2002 an exclusive article by Lucy Johnston Health Editor The child appeared to be developing normally until 15 months of age then he was given the MMR jab Only days after receiving the vaccine a rash broke out his development stopped he began to have violent seizures which became more frequent - sometimes every few minutes At nine years old he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital Doctors twice tried to break the cycle of convulsions with an anesthetic each time he was brought roundthe fits started again He was then transferred to London Great Ormond Street for brain surgery Samples of his brain tissue where analysed the results showed traces of the Measles virus consistent with the vaccine rather than the wild strain Tissue also from the same boys intestine showed the vaccine The boys case formed a central plank of forthcoming legal action by autistic and brain damaged children against vaccine manufacturers Experts such as Robert Sawyer Chief Executive of the Charity
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