View Full Version : Confidence in MMR vaccine growing

19th March 2007, 10:24 AM
So says a new study of mothers' attitudes, as reported by the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6449485.stm)

"And the proportion of parents believing MMR is a greater risk than infection with measles, mumps or rubella fell from 24% in 2002 to 14% in 2006. 'Hard-core rejecters' of the vaccine only account for 6% of mothers, the figures show. "

Let's hope the hard core soften in the future, but somehow I think there will always be a few percent who reject all reason.

These will, thanks to herd immunity, continue to maintain their wall-eyed view of vaccine "risk", and go to their graves insisting they were right and their actions quite justified. Lets just hope none of their children go to the grave.

19th March 2007, 10:41 AM
The attitude is worrisome. The only reason the risk might be considered, considered, lower for the illnesses themselves than the vaccine is because of the vaccine, and how it has nearly wiped out said illnesses, making the risk of acquiring them extremely low.