Letters to the Guardian: Quick Jabs

The following letter appeared in The Guardian newspaper on 24 January 2001.

As the parent of a child with autism, I believe the money allocated to the government’s campaign aimed at restoring our faith in the MMR vaccine (£3m advert drive to promote MMR jabs, January 23) would be better spent on research into discovering the causes of autism.

Once these are fully understood there will be no room for doubt.
Owen Spencer-Thomas
Chair, East Anglian Autistic Support Trust