Learning from vaccine scares: MMR and beyond (12 Nov 2013) by UCL Sound published on 2013/11/26 15:17:29 +0000 Lunch Hour Lectures - Autumn 2013 Dr Helen Bedford, UCL Institute of Child Health After clean water, childhood immunisation is the most effective intervention for protecting children against infectious diseases. In the UK, vaccine uptake rates are high, in spite of some parents considering immunisation to be unnecessary or even detrimental to children's health and wellbeing. This lecture will review recent vaccine safety scares, and how we might learn from such events to ensure successful immunisation programmes in the future. You can also watch this lecture on the UCLLHL YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E93hCJrKI54 UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at http://ucl.ac.uk.