While we're on the subject of vaccines, a new report from the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration provides further embarrassment for a government intent on proving the safety of the triple MMR shot.
The Cochrane study has found that only 20 of the 110 studies into the safety of the MMR are even scientifically valid. In other words, most of the studies on which the government has built its case for vaccine safety can be binned.
Even the handful that passed muster was still flawed, but not enough to disregard entirely.
No wonder Tony Blair didn't want his child to have the vaccine.