American children are the most highly vaccinated children in the world.
In 1979, children were immunized against seven infectious diseases before 6 years of age; today, they are immunized against fifteen, most by the age of 2, and more vaccines are slotted to be added to the existing schedule.
Some parents are concerned about the number of vaccines required of children today and are asking that more research be done to establish safety and efficacy.
While much of the vaccine controversy has circled around the dangers of thimerosal, (the mercury preservative used in virtually all vaccines before 2000), its removal from most vaccines (the notable exception being the flu vaccine) has complicated the vaccine controversy.
Many parents of children with regressive-type autism (autism that was late-onset, as opposed to at birth) argue that vaccines were responsible for their child’s regression into autism.
Unaware of how vaccines work, or unsure of how vaccines could cause autism, many parents blamed the small amounts of mercury in the vaccines (which, cumulatively, is not such a small amount after all) for their children’s condition.
However, after the thimerosal was removed from most of the vaccines in 2000, rates of autism continued to climb. Could vaccines still be contributing to autism or to the larger epidemic of chronic illnesses in children? READ MORE…
VLA Comment: Although there was a 4,250% increase in miscarriages and stillbirths in the 2009/10 H1N1 Pandemic flu season associated with the flu shot, the CDC succeeded, so far, in covering up the data and now recommends 4 vaccine doses to pregnant women…that is 4 vaccine doses in-utero. namely, the flu shot without regards to its Thimerosal content and TDaP. There is no scientific basis for such a recommendation. On the contrary the Goldman study published in the Human and Environmental Toxicology Journal in 2012 should place the flu shot for pregnant women in Category D, with a severe warning. Goldman study