People like McCarthy have oversimplified what Wakefield said. Vaccinating before the immune system is developed is dangerous, as is giving multiple vaccines at once. Testing of the vaccine schedule has been grossly inadequate. Wakefield had his kids vaccinated but on his schedule.
But what really got him in trouble is when he figured out that the MMR vaccine used in Britain was defective and he recommended sticking with the older single vaccines, which NHS stopped offering 6 months later. Years later it was discovered that NHS management knew it was defective and indemnified the British maker from liability, all because it was much cheaper than Merck’s.
Type wakefield mercola into YouTube’s search box. The interview is very fascinating.