Vaccine News Stories

The Detail reports (12/2/2012): 'THE safety of the government’s childhood vaccination programme is set to come under the spotlight after the Attorney General ordered that a second inquest must be held into the death of a 15-year-old schoolboy from Co Down.

The Detail can reveal that John Larkin QC issued the directive to senior coroner John Leckey and he also stressed that the case is of “enormous public importance”.

Christopher Coulter, from Hillsborough, was found dead in his bed a week before Christmas in 1994, 10 days after receiving the combined Measles/Rubella (MR) vaccine at school.

Christopher’s parents Anne and Harry have always believed that the vaccine played a part in their son’s death but the original inquest in 1995 concluded that he died from an epileptic fit – even though there is no history of epilepsy in the family. Mr Leckey conducted the first inquest...'

 © John Fletcher 2012