"Questioning the Safety of the CDC's Childhood Vaccine Schedule" by Rishma Parpia, appeared February 15, 2016 in "The Vaccine Reaction", a publication of the National Vaccine Information Center. Click here to read the full article with references. Excerpts appear below.
On the issue of vaccines, there is an abundance of dialogue on ingredients and herd immunity, etc., but what really is the fundamental problem at the heart of this debate? It is because state legislatures mandate vaccines, consequently denying individuals the right to informed consent—the right to make personal choices about vaccination for themselves and their children.
With respect to the U.S. childhood vaccination schedule, the number of vaccines government health officials direct pediatricians to give children has almost quadrupled in the last 60 or so years. In 1953, the CDC directed physicians to give a child no more than 16 doses of four vaccines (one dose of smallpox and five doses of DPT) between the ages of two months and six years. Thirty years later, in 1983, the CDC recommended schedule included 23 doses of seven vaccines (DPT, MMR and polio) between the ages of two months and six years...the CDC now recommends double the number of vaccinations by age six—49 doses of 14 vaccines starting on the day of birth—and a total of 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18. In 1983, the CDC directed physicians to give a child no more than four vaccines simultaneously. However, by 2013, a child could receive eight or more vaccines during one visit.
Below is a video commentary from Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder and President of the National Vaccine Information Center.
"Humans have experienced two centuries of vaccine orthodoxy. That orthodoxy dictates that we believe vaccination is safe and effective and should be mandated by governments. It began with medical doctors insisting we get one dose of smallpox vaccine, and has exploded over the past century into a U.S. government dictate that every child get 69 doses of 16 vaccines. Vaccine orthodoxy equally applied to every disease, every vaccine and every person, regardless of need or individual susceptibility to harm."
"Knowledge is the Antidote for Vaccine Orthodoxy"
For a printed, fully referenced version of this commentary, click here.
Additional commentaries can be found here.
". . . today in America, when we take the initiative to become educated about vaccination and infectious diseases, we are publicly labeled as “ignorant” and “selfish” if our newfound knowledge leads us to disagree with vaccine orthodoxy."
"In 2016, empower yourself with knowledge about vaccine science, policy and law. Be a teacher and pass that knowledge on to your family and friends and leaders in your community. You never know whose life you will save."
Things you can do: