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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

If parents, as per Montgomery, must be told of possible adverse reactions to vaccines, then they must also be allowed to refuse them. It is otherwise a violation of their human right to informed consent to any medical intervention. If they are compelled to accept one or more vaccines willy nilly, then the Montgomery decision has no meaning.

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 October 2019
Cynthia Parker
translator
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