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Vaccine safety: British are less sceptical than Europeans, but younger people need assurance

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4291 (Published 19 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4291

Re: Vaccine safety: British are less sceptical than Europeans, but younger people need assurance

As one of the few independent research groups anywhere in the world researching vaccine safety I can confirm that John Stone in his rapid response is correct.
There has not been a single vaccine 'safety study' on any vaccine given to children (up to the age of 18) there have only been vaccine efficacy studies. To repeat what I have written over and over again in this format in this journal only the Government perpetuates the myth (fake news as some would call it) that all vaccines are safe for everyone. It is the Government that creates vaccine hesitancy and one does have to wonder why?

Competing interests: We research vaccine safety and we have recently received grants for this purposed from the MRC, CMSRI and Bencard Allergie.

24 June 2019
Christopher Exley
Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry
Keele University
Lennard-Jones Laboratories