Decision to erase Andrew Wakefield from the Medical Register - 25 May 2010

RCPCH statement on MMR in response the General Medical Council (GMC) decision to erase Andrew Wakefield from the Medical Register - 25 May 2010

Professor Terence Stephenson, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH):

"Measles, mumps and rubella vaccines have all been shown to be safe and UK families are fortunate to have free access to these which is not true of many parts of the world.  The false suggestion of a link between autism and the MMR vaccine has done untold damage to the UK vaccination programme.   

"We cannot stress too strongly that all children and young people should have the MMR vaccine. Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that it is safe."

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