I think it is typical of something like this MMR jab bringing up a lot of scaremongering. It seems to be indicative of a lot of people in this country. All it takes is one person to make an accusation and all of a sudden it grows legs and runs and runs and runs until it reaches critical mass and ultimately becomes a major issue. More often than not it is all over nothing.
I think we should consider ourselves to be lucky because we are capable of making an informed choice. It is a pity that there are so many people out there that think that there is such a conspiracy against them and are unable to make a simple logical choice. A choice that could seriously threaten and harm the life of their child.
The fact that come are blithely ignoring the facts and continuing to believe what they want to is worrying but at the end of the day it is our own children’s welfare that comes first and if they want to endanger their own children then although it is something that none of us would wish on anyone else, there is nothing we can do about it except hope that they change their minds or get better informed.
Best of luck again to the two of you!