Wakefield seems to be taking the blame for less MMR vaccinations.
People could be choosing not to vaccinate for other reasons. Religous or contraindictions from the vaccine package insert. Andrew Wakefield has not started any new religion or chosen all of the ingredients for the MMR vaccine. (To the best of my knowledge.) In my opinion he can not take all of the blame for statistics of MMR vaccination.
Human Diploid cells (Many religions have issues with aborted fetal "ingredients")
The rise in allergies for humans in general.
You are right. I had never heard of him before looking at this thread. Yet when I started doing research on vaccinations (and KNOWING that my oldest daughter got damaged by the DPT vaccine) after my youngest daughter got her first shot 17 years ago, NONE of my five kids ever got another vaccine.
And my youngest ended up being the healthiest of the bunch.