The article/study natural news is referencing is this, and analyses data out of the UK.
Here is a quote from ecomed:
"Here I present the documentation which appears to show that the JCVI made continuous efforts to withhold critical data on severe adverse reactions and contraindications to vaccinations to both parents and health practitioners in order to reach overall vaccination rates which they deemed were necessary for “herd immunity”, a concept which with regards to vaccination, and contrary to prevalent beliefs, does not rest on solid scientific evidence as will be explained"
This paper has been posted and discussed before. I think it is on the "old" vaccine board.