About Jabs

JABS as a self-help group neither recommends nor advises against vaccinations but we aim to promote understanding about immunisations and offer basic support to any parent whose child has a health problem after vaccination.

We want comprehensive information for all parents to make an informed decision on the benefits and risks of vaccination. JABS supports free choice and full information on the real risks of vaccination and childhood diseases. 

The current method of reporting adverse reactions is wholy ineffective. The system needs to be radically changed to ensure all reactions are reported.

The present UK vaccine damage payment scheme is inadequate. We are concerned that the minority that do suffer side effects are not always recognised by the Department of Health as vaccine damaged:

a) currently a child has to be at least 60% disabled before being assessed for the one-off payment of £120,000.

b) the period in which claims can be made is restricted to a child between the ages of two and 21.

JABS wants justice for our vaccine damaged children and will continue to campaign for a legal right to compensation. We also want Legal Aid to be reinstated for all families affected.

JABS was the first group to conduct a survey of UK children whose parents consider that their children have had an adverse reaction to a vaccination. We have produced reports based on the information provided by parents. These reports have been placed with parents, support groups, doctors, health visitors, MPs and the Department of Health.

jackie@jabs.org.uk © John Fletcher 2012