Why Japan banned MMR vaccine | Daily Mail Online

The triple jab was banned in Japan in 1993 after 1.8 million children had been given two types of MMR and a record number developed non-viral meningitis and other adverse reactions.

An analysis of vaccinations over a three-month period showed one in every 900 children was experiencing problems. This was over 2,000 times higher than the expected rate of one child in every 100,000 to 200,000.

In 1993, after a public outcry fueled by worries over the flu vaccine, the government dropped the requirement for children to be vaccinated against measles or rubella.

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