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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:37 am on 25th April 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley The Leader of the House of Commons 10:37 am, 25th April 2013

I cannot promise a statement today, but I am sure that the hon. Lady and the House know that Public Health England is producing publicity to encourage unvaccinated children and young people to come forward for vaccination. Having been shadow Secretary of State from 2003, I know that on both sides of the House we were very clear that the MMR vaccine was safe. We now have vaccine coverage rates back up to record levels, which is important, but we of course have an inheritance of unvaccinated young people. If we can deal with that rapidly, we will offset what would otherwise be a really unfortunate risk from a very nasty disease.

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JO BROWN
Posted on 27 Apr 2013 11:09 am (Report this annotation)

Is the Dept of Health monitoring all the children currently being vaccinated with MMR and will they publish results detailing any adverse autism or bowel complications? Why doesn't the NHS give measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations separately and after infants have developed their own immune systems to cope with the risks of being exposed to mercury within the vaccines? Who benefits financially from the £20million the NHS is spending on the current MMR promotion? Andrew Wakefield's research is not scientifically discredited and he is currently working in the US.