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First of Its Kind Survey Shows Vaccinated Children Get Sicker

Posted: 8/24/2017 3:11:12 PM | with 0 comments

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One of the first formal assessments of longer-term health outcomes associated with the routine childhood vaccination program in the U.S. concludes that vaccinated children are more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic illness compared to unvaccinated children.

The carefully designed cross-sectional survey used responses from 415 mothers of 666 homeschooled children between ages six and twelve who were fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated or not vaccinated. Participants were asked about forty acute and chronic illnesses. Children in the vaccinated group were less likely to have had chickenpox or pertussis, and vaccinated children were more likely to have been diagnosed with middle ear infections and pneumonia. There were no other meaningful differences between the groups for other diseases targeted by vaccines.

The study reveals that vaccination and preterm birth were associated with a 6.6-fold increase in odds of a neurodevelopmental disorder. Another published paper revealed similar findings but with a 14.5-fold increase in vaccinated preterm infants. These results suggest that the accepted practice of giving preterm infants the same schedule of vaccines as term infants should be reconsidered.

The government recommended pediatric vaccine schedule has dramatically increased the numbers of vaccines and total doses of vaccines given to infants and children over the past few decades. The schedule now includes vaccines targeting not only life threatening diseases, but non-deadly diseases as well, as public health officials attempt to minimize prolonged absences from school or work. The increase in childhood vaccinations coincides with a rise in debilitating chronic illness and neurodevelopmental disorders in children, which often last a lifetime. While the results of the study cannot be used to prove that increased vaccination is causing an increase in chronic disease and disability, the strength and consistency of the findings support the conclusion that “some aspect of the current vaccination program may be contributing to risks of childhood morbidity.”

Read the full article First of Its Kind Survey Shows Vaccinated Children Get Sicker in the NVIC’s online paper The Vaccine Reaction, and the full study published in the Journal of Translation Science. To read more about studies comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals read What the News Isn’t Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies, Vaccination May Increase Risk of Rare Psychiatric Childhood Disorders, Another Backward Epidemiological Cohort Study, and Thimerosal Monkey Study Fuels Media Smugfest Despite Unanswered Questions. Watch the CDC’s Dr. Boyle give Congressional testimony about vaccine safety studies.

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Posted: 8/24/2017 3:11:12 PM | with 0 comments


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