Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

News

Child vaccination rates in England fall across the board, figures show

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5773 (Published 26 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5773

Rapid Response:

Re: Child vaccination rates in England fall across the board, figures show. A request to Dr Caroline Fryer

Dr Fryer’s response to my question is a trifle woolly.
Would Dr Fryer kindly give a clear answer - YES or NO, to the following:

All registered medical practitioners are required by law, to obtain full, free, informed consent to any procedure they carry out. This includes administration of immunological products by oral, or any parenteral routes. They must inform the patient or legal guardian, of any known adverse reactions to the said product. They must also advise the patient or the legal guardian, to report to the medical,practitioner, any expected or unexpected adverse reaction.

I believe a clear answer Yes or No is needed from Dr Fryer.

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 October 2019
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
Peterborough