Like all scholarly endeavors, this one generated more questions than it answered. No easy responses to allay the fears of the anti-vaccine parents. I do recommend following some of the links in the article. The interview with Dr. Paul Offit of the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia is titled, The Dangers of the Anti-vaccine Movement.
Originally shared by Derya Unutmaz
In a new report investigating adverse events caused by vaccines, a panel of experts says there are relatively few health problems caused by the most commonly recommended immunizations, which public health experts advise that all children receive.
The conclusions, issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its latest report, “Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality,” represent the most comprehensive review of the available literature on the potential side effects of eight vaccines — for mumps, measles and rubella (MMR); chicken pox; influenza; hepatitis A; hepatitis B; human papillomavirus (HPV); diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTAP); and meningococcus.