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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

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

Further to Wendy E Stephens' very valid response regarding "The Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme", along with John Stone's list of 9 vaccines (some in combination) given at the tender age of 8 weeks (even to those born prematurely), I should also like to point out that a parent is not able to make a claim for vaccine damage compensation until the child is aged 2 or over.

That says something about vaccine safety, in my opinion!

By the time certain adverse reactions may have occurred (some chronic conditions previously proven to be caused by vaccines can take months to become apparent), it would be too late to make a temporal link with the vaccine, plus with combination vaccines and others deemed 'safe' to be administered at the same time, it would be impossible to know which one/s (if not the actual co-administration) might be to blame. How convenient...

Competing interests: No competing interests

07 October 2019
Vanessa Jane Schaffeler
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