Doctors Could Be Sued Over Single Jabs
[By David Harrison in the Telegraph, UK.]
Doctors who give single vaccines against mumps, measles or rubella
were warned last night that they could face legal action from parents if the
vaccinated children became ill.Dr David Salisbury, the Government's head of
immunisation, said that single vaccines imported by some private clinics
were unlicensed and doctors administered them "at their own risk". He said:
"An individual doctor can give an unlicensed vaccine but he takes full
responsibility for his action."A Health Department spokesman said Dr
Salisbury's warning raised the prospect of parents taking doctors to court
if a child became ill after being given single, unlicensed vaccines.
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