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GP condemns media frenzy against MMR

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick believes the intensive media campaign against the MMR vaccine is unfair to parents of children with autism and flies in the face of medical opinion.

His eight-year-old son, James, has autism and Dr Fitzpatrick, a GP in north London, is writing a book on MMR and autism focusing on what parents need to know.

James was given the triple vaccine but Dr Fitzpatrick is convinced there is no link between MMR and neurological disorders.

He said: 'I am strongly opposed to the Wakefield campaign. It's not fair on patients with autism and it makes parents of autistic children feel guilty about giving them the MMR vaccine.'

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