JABS Aims and Objectives
JABS as a self-help group neither recommends nor advises against vaccinations but we aim to promote understanding about immunisations and offer basic support to any parent whose child has a health problem after vaccination.
We want comprehensive information for all parents to make an informed decision on the benefits and risks of vaccination. We are fully aware that some children have and will continue to be damaged by combined and single dose vaccines. However, this knowledge does not mean that parents will leave their child unvaccinated. JABS is trying to support free choice and full information on the real risks of vaccination and childhood diseases.
We accept that the majority of children appear to suffer no ill-effect from immunisation but we are concerned that very few studies have been done as to the long-term effects of vaccinations.
The current method of reporting adverse reactions is wholy ineffective. The system needs to be radically changed to ensure all reactions are reported.
The present UK vaccine damage payment scheme is inadequate. We are concerned that the minority that do suffer side effects are not always recognised by the Department of Health as vaccine damaged:
a) currently a child has to be at least 60% disabled before being assessed for the one-off payment of £120,000.
b) the period in which claims can be made is restricted to a child between the ages of two and 21.
JABS wants justice for our vaccine damaged children and will continue to campaign for a legal right to compensation. We also want Legal Aid to be reinstated for all families affected.
JABS was the first group to conduct a survey of UK children whose parents consider that their children have had an adverse reaction to a vaccination. We have produced reports based on information received. These reports have been placed with parents, other support groups, doctors, health visitors, MPs and the Department of Health.
PLEASE NOTE: Nothing on the JABS website should be taken to be medical advice. Vaccination decisions should be made only after proper consultation with your medical advisor.