One of the most frequent questions I've been asked is how long have I
been involved with vaccine issues. Those who have read my book will
know the broad sweep of it. Hopefully this literature timeline of my
involvement in the issue, will give you a tiny feel for the media of
the time, who in comparison to today, were a lot more "investigative"
and far less "tabloid" than today. In fact, there has been little
serious investigative journalism done on vaccination issues since 1997.
Vaccination wasn't an issue with mothers, when I first became a mother. Most people just did it without thinking. And because there weren't very many vaccines at all, it was something that people just "got out of the way" so that they didn't have to think about it any more. I haven't kept everything I've written, or that has been written about me, but here is a small selection. The whole lot would really make for a page that was much too long.
1985 - 1990
1990 - 1995
1995 - 2000
Most of 1995 newsclippings were small letters to the editor.
2000 - 2005
2003 - 2006. These years, I spent most of my time on internet boards in USA, and writing the first of out books, "Just a Little Prick, and left any battles to others.
2005 - 2010
So as you can see, it's been an ongoing issue since 1985.