Tuesday, July 24, 2012

IOM to study vaccine schedules

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is currently asking for public comment on how best to study the effect that vaccine schedules have on the health of our children. We commend the IOM for embarking on this brutally difficult challenge.

One admission we found in their commission paper was that while there may be studies that exist for individual vaccines and their side effects, there has NEVER been a study exploring the effects from vaccine schedules. Given the fact that the schedule seems to change every year, with an ever-increasing vaccination load, it is not a surprise that the IOM is asking for public comment on how best to proceed.

One thing we agree upon is that there is a desperately need for this.

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