Response to Alternative vaccine schedules leave many babies unprotected that was created by a Dr. Lisa Dana who states that un-vaccinated/delayed vaccinated children is the cause for the resent rise in whooping cough. http://blogs.babycenter.com/mom_stories/06182012alternative-vaccine-schedules-leave-many-babies-unprotected/
For parents researching the issue of vaccine safety there seems to be a huge disconnect between the well defined gaps in vaccine safety science and what they hear from CDC, AAP and pediatricians in terms of vaccine safety and the real threat from many of our vaccine preventable diseases.
Vaccines, like any pharmaceutical product, most certainly involve risks both known and unknown. Informed consent to medical risk taking is a human right. You have the right to be fully informed about the benefits and risks of pharmaceutical products – like vaccines – and be allowed to make a voluntary choice about whether or not to take the risk without being punished for it.
The Institute of Medicine issued an historic report last year that acknowledged there is not enough quality vaccine science in the medical literature to determine whether or not many of the vaccines routinely given to children and adults cause more than 100 different types of brain and immune system dysfunction. IOM found that, out of 158 serious brain and immune system disorders reportedly associated with eight different commonly used vaccines, there were either no studies or too few methodologically sound studies to make a causation determination either way for 135 (85%) of them. These are serious inflammatory brain and immune system disorders and range from heart and blood disorders to strokes, sudden infant death syndrome, asthma, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, GBS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetes and encephalitis that can lead to seizures, learning disabilities and autism. For more information on the IOM Vaccine Safety Review and public comment made by Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information center please use the following link. Until these types of well defined gaps in our vaccine safety knowledge are filled, vaccine rates will, likely, continue to drop.
As to pertussis outbreaks, a 2010 CA study shows that the majority of cases of pertussis/whooping cough were among fully the vaccinated.
[Witt had expected to see the illnesses center around unvaccinated kids, knowing they are more vulnerable to the disease."We started dissecting the data. What was very surprising was the majority of cases were in fully vaccinated children. That's what started catching our attention," said Witt.] http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/03/us-whoopingcough-idUSBRE8320TM20120403
For a commentary on Whooping Cough Outbreaks and Vaccine Failures go to; http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/July-2010/Whooping-Cough-Outbreaks-Vaccine-Failures.aspx
National Vaccine Information Center – Your Health. Your Family. Your Choice. http://www.nvic.org
Dr. Jon Wise says:
June 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm