Letters A jab in the dark

JCVI processes are at least as robust as those of scientific journals

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5984 (Published 10 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5984
  1. Andrew J Hall, epidemiologist1
  1. 1London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
  1. andy.hall{at}lshtm.ac.uk

Hawkes proposes that the evidence on which the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) bases its decisions should be placed on a website.1 He also suggests that not to do so can only be due to academic vanity. However, academics are now judged and rewarded on the basis of their …

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