Q22. Why is the MMR vaccine controversial?

A22. The Mumps Measles Rubella (MMR) vaccine is designed to protect babies and children against these three viral infections.

But it has been argued that there is a link between this vaccine and autism.

However, there is plenty of evidence to show that there is no proven link between the two. The MMR vaccine is considered to be an effective form of protection against these viral infections. There are side effects although these tend to be rare and most people are able to have this vaccine.

There are some groups of people who shouldn’t have the MMR vaccine which include anyone with a compromised immune system and pregnant women.

Your GP, practice nurse or health visitor will be able to advise you further about this.

FAQS Index : Guide to Baby Skin Rashes

FAQs Intro

  1. Why do babies develop skin rashes?
  2. What are the most common skin rashes in babies?
  3. What is cradle cap?
  4. What is baby acne?
  5. What is baby eczema?
  6. What is heat rash?
  7. What are hives?
  8. What is urticaria?
  9. What are milia?
  10. What is impetigo?
  11. What types of birthmarks do babies get?
  12. What causes chickenpox?
  1. What causes measles?
  2. Can babies get German measles (rubella)?
  3. What is ringworm?
  4. Can babies develop psoriasis?
  5. What is scabies?
  6. What is roseola?
  7. What are viral skin rashes?
  8. Does my baby have a wart?
  9. What is the treatment for baby skin rashes?
  10. Why is the MMR vaccine controversial?
  11. Can you prevent baby skin rashes?

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