[SaneVax: Is the United States trading chicken pox, generally a mild disease in healthy children, for a much more serious condition, shingles, which can often lead to permanent damage? Is it wise to use vaccines to prevent, or postpone relatively mild diseases? Has anyone thought to consider the potential consequences, or do medical consumers simply vaccinate […]
Posted by PRESS TRUST OF INDIA New Delhi, Feb 5: Indian Armed Forces will start a vaccination programme among their new recruits to prevent spread of two diseases, including one affecting the brain. Immunisation shots against meningococal meningitis and chicken pox will be administered to the recruits as a preventive measure, Lieutenant General Mandeep Singh, Director General Hospital […]
Pharmalot By Ed Silverman // July 29th, 2011 // 12:13 pm As if Merck does not have enough problems with vaccine production, the drugmaker apparently distributed charred bits of plastic shrink wrap in vials of various vaccines – including Gardasil for preventing HPV infection, Varivax for chicken pox, Pneumovax for pneumococcal disease, Zostavax for shingles […]
Posted: March 18, 2011 05:46 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to study autism as a possible clinical outcome of immunization, as part of its newly adopted 5-year research agenda for vaccine safety, the agency said on its website.
The CDC will also study mitochondrial dysfunction and the potential risk for post-vaccine “neurological deterioration,” and convene an expert panel on the feasibility of studying health outcomes such as autism among vaccinated and unvaccinated children.
The CDC plan adopts recommendations approved by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It also comes one month after the federal government’s leading autism body, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), announced a shift in research priorities toward environmental triggers for autism, which the IACC said could include toxins, biological agents and “adverse events following immunization.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Immunization Safety Office Scientific Agenda indentified the need to research “Neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD)” as a possible clinical outcome of vaccination.
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