Re: Child vaccination rates in England fall across the board, figures show
Can Caroline Fryar, Head of Advisory Services of the Medical Defence Union , also confirm that medical practitioners have a duty to warn of the side effects of the products they administer, however rare, as determined by the Montgomery ruling . Everyone understands that the purpose of a vaccine product is to avoid getting a disease, just as the purpose of a treatment is to ameliorate or cure a condition, but is an unusual extension of language to talk as she does about the "side effects" of not having an intervention.
 Caroline Fryar, 'Re: Child vaccination rates and parental authority', 4 October 2019, https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l5773/rr-6
 MDU, 'Montgomery and Informed Consent', https://www.themdu.com/guidance-and-advice/guides/montgomery-and-informe...
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