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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

"It's Official (in jersey) MMR Jab Is Safe!"

Jersey moves to prevent measles outbreak

Dr Linda Diggle from Jersey's General Hospital and parent Christiane McCarthy at Saturday's MMR clinic

A steady flow of parents have made use of a special measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunisation clinic at Jersey's General Hospital.

It was set up to help prevent an outbreak of measles in the island.

A total of 83 chldren were vaccinated.

The free clinic was aimed at children who previously missed out on having either one or both MMR vaccination doses.

It comes as England and Wales experience the highest level of measles cases for 18 years.

The measles epidemic in Wales is continuing and some areas in London are now seeing measles outbreaks, with the number of cases of measles in London between January and March having doubled compared to the same period in 2012.

In recent weeks, the Public Health team have written to more than 500 parents of children in school years 5-8, whose records showed they had not received two MMR vaccine doses.

Jersey's Head of Healthcare Programmes, Dr Linda Diggle, said: "We haven't seen any cases of measles in Jersey for some years but we aren't complacent - we always have children moving into Jersey from other areas and children, parents and our population are continually travelling to and from the UK, often via London, so we need to keep our children protected."

"In Jersey, we currently have very high MMR vaccine uptake amongst our under 5s, however this wasnt always the case. In the early years of the millennium, uptake of MMR vaccine in Jersey plummeted in the years in and between 2002 and 2005. This was a direct result of adverse publicity in the national media. These children are now aged around 10-13."

"Open Letter To Our Health Minister"

Sent:09 May 2013 12:29:11 (
Dear Health Minister

I have noticed over the last few weeks that the JEP, Channel TV, and now BBC Jersey are promoting vaccines, particularly the MMR vaccine. I have done some research over the past few years on vaccines and I must confess that I cannot find any individual or group outside of Government or the Pharmaceutical Industry that has anything good to say about vaccines. In fact, everything I have researched points to the complete opposite.

If vaccines are safe, as being asserted by some of Jersey's government health practitioners, could you please ask these experts to publish a paper declaring the entire contents of these vaccines for the benefit of parents in Jersey as I am sure you would want to allay the fears of the public which you have been elected to serve.

I look forward to the publishing of a full and comprehensive paper on the subject in the near future.

Yours sincerely

Ian Evans

  • Vaccines: Are They Safe?‏

Anne Pryke (

To: ian evans
Cc: Susan Turnbull
Dear Mr Evans
Thank you for your email

I would like to reassure you that the vaccines are safe. I have sent your email to Dr Susan Turnbull, the Island's Medical Officer of Health who I am sure will be able to allay your fears



Anne Pryke

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  1. Some people don't agree with Anne Pryke.

  2. She should have her ipad rammed up her nose with the battries injected into her eyesballs