The MMR vaccine: Public health, private fears
The MMR vaccine: Public health, private fears

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The MMR vaccine: Public health, private fears

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand more of the scientific factors that relate to the dispute about the safety of the MMR vaccine in the UK

  • assess the strength of arguments for and against the use of the MMR vaccine

  • show how issues of risk, trust, communication and media representation of science and medicine have a strong bearing on public perception of the MMR vaccine

  • explain why there is such a strong consensus amongst the medical profession testifying to the safety of the MMR vaccine.

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