The MMR vaccine: Public health, private fears Health A decade ago, the possibility of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism hit the media. Fear of the vaccine spread rapidly and, despite an almost unanimous consensus that the claim was unfounded, still persists today. In this free course, The MMR vaccine: Public health, private fears, we'll examine why this controversy took on such a life of its own and why parents still agonise about the vaccine. The Open University The Open University Course text/html S802_2 S802_2 en-GB Copyright © 2016 The Open University Archive