Haven't been on in a while and am not at all caught up on threads (going out of town for the holidays and my MIL does not have internet) but a couple points about the MMR.
From your link in the Authors' Conclusions section:
"Implications for practice
Existing evidence on the safety and effectiveness of MMR vaccine
supports current policies of mass immunisation aimed at global
measles eradication and in order to reduce morbidity and mortality
associated with mumps and rubella.
As it was put elsewhere "At this point I’ll point out what I see as a false dichotomy. The discussion is not between “should vaccination continue” and “are the studies adequate” as some have framed it. Clearly Cochrane has called for both continued immunization *and* more research. This includes research into “assessing whether the protective effect of MMR could wane with the time since immunisation”, something which could point to the need for booster shots."
For the Wakefield defenders and members/lurkers who might still think the MMR causes autism,
's link says this:
"Currently, this is the only review covering both effectiveness and safety
issues of MMR vaccines. In agreement with results from other
studies and reviews a significant association between autism and
MMR exposure was not found.
The study of Wakefield (Wakefield
1998), linking MMR vaccination with autism, has been recently
fully retracted (The Editors of The Lancet 2010) as Dr. Wakefield
has been found guilty of ethical, medical and scientific misconduct
in the publication of the paper; many other authors have moreover
demonstrated that his data were fraudulent
A formal retraction of the interpretation that there was a causal
link between MMR vaccine and autism has already been issued in
year 2004 by 10 out of the 12 original co-authors (Murch 2004).
At that time (1998) an excessive and unjustified media coverage
of this small study had disastrous consequences (Flaherty 2011;
Hilton 2007; Offit 2003; Smith 2008), such as distrust of public
health vaccination programmes, suspicion about vaccine safety,
with a consequential significant decrease in MMR-vaccine coverage
and re-emergence of measles in the UK."