Published in Vaccine Weekly, May 5th, 2004
According to recent research published in the journal Health Policy, "Vaccination is unquestionably a very important tool for disease control. However, vaccines can cause adverse events that may damage the public trust. In recent experience in Brazil, the implementation of mass campaigns with MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine was associated with outbreaks of vaccine adverse events.
"The decision-making process regarding the continuation of the use of this vaccine proceeded in the context of uncertainties,...
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