Statement by Erdem I. Cantekin, PhD of University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine sent as an open letter to The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA):
There is no scientific evidence to justify HBV vaccination before the age when those risk factors associated with the HBV transmission (sex, needles, etc.) become relevant. Recent risk-benefit analysis show HBV vaccination among children carries one of the largest unjustified risks and substantial financial costs, second only to the new controversial conjugate pneumococcal vaccine. (Emphasis added).
The Hepatitis B, or Hep-B (HBV) vaccination has been traced as the source of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) on hundreds of occasions. So what to do if a hospital pediatrician threatens to take your newborn baby from you if you reject the Hep-B vaccination?
After noticing that neither parent had been tested for hepatitis B recently, Dr. Bierd decided to overrule the parents’ Hep-B vaccination refusal by invoking “doctor discretion” to override the parent’s refusal, a policy that’s valid only in life or death emergencies.Read story…