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Communication and miscommunication of risk: understanding UK parents' attitudes to combined MMR vaccination

By P Bellaby

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In this article on the public perception of risks Paul Bellaby considers three examples of risks to children in the UK—an insignificant risk (autism caused by MMR vaccine), a real but probably small risk (vCJD from BSE), and a real and demonstrably larger risk (injuries from road crashes) and contrasts the perceptions of the risks by parents

Topics: HQ503, RA0421, health_and_wellbeing, other
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Year: 2003
OAI identifier: oai:usir.salford.ac.uk:1083
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