Ethical debate: Vaccination against mumps, measles, and rubella: is there a case for deepening the debate? How safe is MMR vaccine? Validity of the evidence Dealing with uncertainty GP's response

T. Heller, D. Heller, S. Pattison, T. Heller
2001 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Complex issues relating to ethics, values, and the nature of evidence lie behind the decision whether to give the MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella) vaccine. Tom Heller, a general practitioner, is uncomfortable with the evidence that the vaccine is safe. Together with Dick Heller, an epidemiologist, and Stephen Pattison, an ethicist, he explores some of the processes involved in doctors' decisions about whether to vaccinate.
doi:10.1136/bmj.323.7317.838 pmid:11683152 fatcat:fmejidmpnrhwjkism63fwumhfu