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Separate vaccines could endanger children

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7315.711/b (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:711
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Experts have declared that the current fad among some parents to give their children single injections against measles, mumps, and rubella rather than the triple MMR vaccine is a “backward step” that could endanger their children's health.

    There is no evidence that using separate vaccines to immunise children against these childhood diseases is either safe or effective, because this type of regimen has never been used anywhere in the world, write …

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