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MMR vaccine side-effects 'not fully tested' Further doubts about the safety of the controversial MMR vaccine have been raised with the publication of research which said trials of the jab were inadequate and did not address fears about its long-term effects. There was not 'adequate evidence of safety' of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, Dr Andrew Wakefield, consultant gastroenterologist at the Royal Free Hospital in London said. Trials of the vaccine were too small and did not follow children up for a long enough period to gauge potential problems, he said in an article published in the respected medical journal Adverse Drug Reactions. But the Department of Health and Medicines Control Agency said it 'totally rejected' any suggestion that MMR vaccines were licensed prematurely. Dr Wakefield's report said there was also evidence more than 20 years ago that combining three live viruses in one jab could be potentially dangerous. And there were indications that the triple jab was linked to autism and inflammatory bowel disease,
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