"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.
The government recommended vaccine schedule does not factor in an individual’s genetic susceptibility to vaccine adverse reactions, which the Institute of Medicine has pointed out doctors cannot predict ahead of time in part due to gaps in vaccine safety science. This is one of the reasons why relatively healthy children have succumbed to adverse vaccine reactions.
"Imagine the next time you went to Walmart, Target or Sears that due to scientific research and government regulation your retailer only stocked one size of clothing – regardless of whether you are male or female, child or adult, and with no sensitivity to your cultural or ethnic background. Would you be happy? Would you accept it? Would you wear the clothes? The answer is clearly NO! What if the clothing manufacturer used a highly toxic dye in the clothing fabric and knew this dye could cause serious skin reactions in some people but they failed to declare this? Would that be acceptable to you? Yet that is exactly what the current approach to vaccines worldwide is – one size fits all and some “collateral damage” is acceptable for the sake of the alleged “greater good”.
Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD
Biochemist, Neural Dynamics Research Group, University of British Columbia, Canada
" . . . Key elements of the immunization schedule—for example, the number, frequency, timing, order, and age at the time of administration of vaccines—have not been systematically examined in research studies."
2013 Institute Of Medicine Report
Conclusions About Scientific Findings (Page 11)
In our medical and legal system, the burden of proof that a vaccine caused the injury or death of a child currently lies with parents...there is no liability in the civil court system for companies that market vaccines and those who administer vaccines to children...So far, there has been little solid evidence provided to the public that these liability-free pharmaceutical products are safe to give to every child.