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Shortage of MMR vaccine

The vaccine that protects children against measles, mumps and rubella is in short supply. The MMR vaccine joins a growing list of scarce drugs, with shortfalls caused by production problems, fewer drugmakers// and pharmaceutical companies choosing to stop making some products. ....The situation is so bad that 8 of the 11 recommended childhood vaccines are in short supply, including tetanus, dipht...

Study Proves That MMR Vaccine Is Not Connected To Autistic Babies

Researchers have shown that Autism had been on the rise in Japan, even after the country has banned the shots of MMR // to its children. ..MMR vaccine is one of the must-have vaccines to be given to children before they turn two, as prescribed by WHO. ..An edition of the journal Lancet in 1998 had published a paper relating the MMR vaccine to rise of autism in children. Based on the report, the...

WHO says MMR vaccine is safe and recommends MMR Jab to all children’

Though, some voice concerns over the use of Jab (MMR Vaccines), there seems to be an increased use of this vaccine world wide which is the only source of protection for children’s against Mumps, Measles and Rubella Infection. There is an increase of about 80% in the usage // of vaccine compared to last year. .. ..During 1998, there were world wide concerns regarding the use of MMR vaccine as it...

MMR Vaccination not linked to Autism

Professor Vittorio Demicheli an Italian epidemiologist as done a systematic review of various studies involving the use of Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.// The study is focused to find out the link between MMR vaccination and autism or bowel disease. As it is believed that use of MMR vaccine shots in children’s may cause Autism. This review looked at studies involving millions of child...

MMR Triple Vaccine Caught In the Eye of a Storm

MMR Triple Vaccine has found prominence again, for the wrong reasons. Blaming the government of apathy over the MMR vaccine, Dr Peter Fletcher, who // held the post of Chief Scientific Officer at the Department of Health, has accused the government of not examining the risks of MMR triple vaccine adequately, despite a lurking fear of autism, as a probable side effect. According to him, if thi...

MMR Vaccine Immunizations Rates Are On The Rise

National Health Service has conducted a study and found that the rates have increased among those who take the MMR vaccine. // .. More parents are getting their children immunized with the three-in-one MMR jab in Scotland. But the rates are still well below the Scottish Executive's target level of 95% by the age of two. But there was a 0.7% increase in the rates of immunization. The drop was due...

Measles Resurges Due To Drop In Immunization With MMR

The fall in number of children getting the MMR (combined Measles, Mumps &Rubella) vaccine by their parents has been blamed for the resurgence of measles that has claimed the life of a 13-year-old boy. // ....In the first three months of 2006 alone it is found that there are more people infected than the whole of 2005. At least 30 children have caught measles in a single outbreak in South Yorkshir...

The Myth about MMR Vaccine

Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in Dublin reported that in the previous year 84% of 24-month-old children received the vaccination//. Even Ireland has joined the list as it shows a very low take up of the MMR vaccination. .. Hence a high alert has been issued by the health officials after the death of a teenager from measles in Britain. Statistics show that the vaccination up take i...

American Study Shows the Association between MMR and Autism

According to the American study conducted by Arthur Krigsman, of New York University School of Medicine found that MMR vaccine has links to autism//. MMR inoculation is given to young children to protect themselves against measles, mump and rubella. But recently there have been claims that the vaccine is linked to autism. After this there was sharp fall in the MMR vaccine uptake rate which has in...

MMR Vaccine May Be A Reason Behind Autistic Children, Study Finds

Dr Andrew Wakefield, finds firstly that MMR vaccine was found to cause some autistic cases in children. Followed by him, others findings now supports// it saying (measles has been found in the intestines of children with a form of autism). ..Dr Stephen Walker, of Wake Forest University Medical Centre in North Carolina, also finds a close relationship between autistic children with bowel disease...

MMR – Related Autism, Doctor’s Need To Be Chargd

From the research results of Dr Andrew Wakefield, their seems to be a connection between triple measles, mumps and rubella jab and autism related bowel // diseases – Lancet published in 1998 says. ....Thus Doctor’s who has done a health scare over the MMR vaccinated children need to face a charge of professional misconduct for their act. ....A survey with British people revealed nearly 92% of...

MMR- Autism- Bowel Problems Connection To Be Investigated

Reports of suspected connection between MMR(measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and bowel disorders and autism has created concern over the safety of the vaccine, despite the assurances extended by government experts and all the Royal Colleges //. .... An inquiry is to be initiated by the Department of Health, and tests are to be carried out on children whose families claim were aff...

British pediatricians urge parents to administer MMR to children

MMR vaccine has been shrouded in controversy. Now, Britain's reputed pediatricians, nearly 30 of them have called for an end to the raging //debates over this vaccine. ..Infact they have issued a letter to the public ..that warns of a threat to young lives by forsaking the triple shots of MMR. ....They have appealed to the politicians, healthcare experts and the media to defuse the entire furore...

Urgent Steps Should Be Taken To Clear MMR Vaccine-Autism Link

Around 28 UK pediatricians and vaccination experts have written an open letter in the Scotsman newspaper saying that there would be 'more unnecessary deaths' over the rumors// that MMR Vaccine was linked to autism. ....The letter adds that if immediate action were not taken, the UK could face a serious situation with outbreaks of measles, mumps and rubella. The letter also says that questions of...

MMR Vaccines on Its Way to Regain Past Glory

MMR shots found itself in the eye of a storm in the latter part of the nineties, after it was linked to autism in some cases.// Recent statistics enabled by the government show that parents have reconfirmed their faith in the MMR shots, and are well on their way to protect their children from Measles, Mumps and Rubella. ....The number of MMR vaccinations for children has shown a steady increase...

Rajasthan Reduces MMR, Still Lags Behind Country

Adoption of safe delivery practices resulted in Rajasthan's maternal mortality rate (MMR) dropping from 677 per 100,000 births in 1997 to 445, a decline of 34 percent, said Health// Minister Digambar Singh. ....However, Rajasthan still lags far behind the national MMR average of 301, according to the report on 'Maternal Mortality in India: 1997-2003 - Trends, Causes and Risk Factors' released la...

Scotland’s Parents Still a Little Wary of MMR Shot

Not enough Scottish children are receiving MMR shots, say official figures.// ..Statistics for 2006 show that only 92.1 per cent of two-year-olds were given the jab, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella, as against the national target of 95 per cent. .. Yet, this is an increase from the previous year, when the figure was 89.9 per cent. ..MMR vaccines were introduced in 1988,...

Children Receiving MMR Vaccine Still Below Target

In Scotland, number of children receiving MMR vaccine is improving but is still below the target. According to the statistics, 92.1% of two year olds// are vaccinated in 2006 as against 89.9% of the same age group in 2005. As per health experts, 95% should be vaccinated to prevent the general public from measles, mumps and rubella. ..Though the ministers lauded the ascending trend in vaccination...

MMR Immunization Drive Begins in Iraq

Iraq has embarked on a massive immunization drive aimed at protecting millions of children from a potential measles outbreak. According to health experts, nearly 10% of the// children could die in the face of an epidemic. ....Iraq's Ministry of Health is conducting the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) immunization campaign which will be on for two weeks. This is being funded by the European Comm...
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