MMR given ‘all clear’

There is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism or Crohn’s disease, according to a new worldwide health review

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An international team of researchers looked at more than 30 studies, involving millions of children up to the age of 15 from across the UK, American, Denmark and Finland, linking the vaccine to future health problems.

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Although the research found the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine can cause joint stiffness, fever, a rash and irritability, it concluded that there ‘is no credible evidence of an involvement of either autism or Crohn’s disease.’

Health campaigners now hope the review will end years of uncertainty for parents reluctant to give their children the jab, following scare stories. It seems the tide is turning gradually, with 81% of 2-year olds receiving the job last year, compared with 80% the previous year.

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