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Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

@ Lowell: The NHS presently does not offer varicella vaccine to all healthy children...neither does the U.K. government mandate vaccines for school entry...hence the major problems with measles outbreaks in the U.K., Wales and in Western European countries.

This year during the Wales measles outbreak 1,200 cases of measles were reported, which led to many hospitalizations and the death of a young man. Wales has a total population of 3,000,000, the United States has a population of 314,000,000. If we didn't have school mandates for vaccination, we could be looking at 80,000 cases of measles YTD.

Why don't you write to the ACIP and the CDC to provide them with your "expertise"? I'm certain that your "opinions" and your expertise in the fields of immunology, virology, bacteriology and the epidemiology of V-P-Ds, would be welcome.

September 23, 2013 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

Are you really linking to an article about pertussis, written by Gary S. Goldman...a crank anti-vaccine writer who got his degree in "computer science" from a diploma mill? Gary S Goldman !! who is the founder of the Medical Veritas journal, who is an AIDS denialist?

September 22, 2013 at 1:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

Obvioiusly, Mad Bear you didn't actually read the link you provided to Dravet Syndrome...including the conclusion:

"INTERPRETATION: Vaccination might trigger earlier onset of Dravet syndrome in children who, because of an SCN1A mutation, are destined to develop the disease. However, vaccination should not be withheld from children with SCN1A mutations because we found no evidence that vaccinations before or after disease onset affect outcome."

Thanks so much for providing that link.

September 22, 2013 at 1:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

Hah, attacking Dr. Paul Offit with a videotape from that Quack Fest Conference of the Congressional panel who held those sham autism hearings, November, 2012.

How about researching how Andrew Wakefield, the disgraced and discredited former medical doctor wined and dined those Congressman and their wives, for months before that hearing took set the agenda for that sham hearing.

How about looking at the $ 40,000 donation made by a wealthy businesswoman from Minnesota to Darell Issa's campaigns and PACs as an incentive for Issa to show up at the Autism One-Generation Rescue conference...and as an incentive for Issa to schedule, yet another "Vaccine" hearing in Congress, November, 2013?

September 22, 2013 at 1:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

Have you any, um, proof that pertussis disease provides lifelong immunity?

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 May;24(5 Suppl):S58-61.
Duration of immunity against pertussis after natural infection or vaccination.
Wendelboe AM, Van Rie A, Salmaso S, Englund JA.

Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

"Despite decades of high vaccination coverage, pertussis has remained endemic and reemerged as a public health problem in many countries in the past 2 decades. Waning of vaccine-induced immunity has been cited as one of the reasons for the observed epidemiologic trend. A review of the published data on duration of immunity reveals estimates that infection-acquired immunity against pertussis disease wanes after 4-20 years and protective immunity after vaccination wanes after 4-12 years. Further research into the rate of waning of vaccine-acquired immunity will help determine the optimal timing and frequency of booster immunizations and their role in pertussis control."

Have you gotten your Tdap booster vaccine and provided that vaccine to your adolescent children, so that you or your children do not infect an infant too young to have been received the early childhood series of pertussis-containing vaccine? You do realize, don't you, that pertussis is a killer for infants who contract the disease when they haven't had the opportunity to receive the recommended doses?

How about ponying up some of the studies, published in first-tier, peer-reviewed journals that confirm that vaccines, the ingredients in vaccines, the timing and spacing of vaccines causes autism, asthma, allergies, "autistic enterocolitis" (Wakefield's debunked "theory" based on fraudulent research), or any other disorders or conditions that you and the brain trust at AoA conjure up?

Are you really relying on the VAERS database for your statement about vaccines causing over 5,000 deaths?

How about the deaths reported to VAERS following Gardisal vaccinations, caused by drownings, motor vehicle accidents and gunshot wounds to the head, Shawn?

September 21, 2013 at 9:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

A little nitpicking about definitions from an AoA "expert"? Vaccination and immunization are used interchangeably in the health care field. But you wouldn't know that would you?

Here's a bit of trivia for you to take back to your colleagues at AoA:

Word Origin & History


1803, used by British physician Edward Jenner for the technique he devised of preventing smallpox by injecting people with the cowpox virus (variolae vaccinae), from vaccine (adj.) "pertaining to cows, from cows" (1798), from L. vaccinus "from cows," from vacca "cow" (bos being originally "ox," "a loan .

"Every supposed vaccine preventable disease is eminently treatable, and very rarely causes any lasting damage - essentially benign. Such immunity - true, natural immunity - typically lasts a lifetime, and comes with no additional side effects whatsoever."

Except, some vaccine preventable diseases are not eminently treatable and cause lasting damage, which isn't benign. And, when you have a "natural" bacterial illness, the immunity does not last a lifetime:

The rest of your statement is pure ignorant drivel. Honestly Shawn, why don't you send an "expert" here from the AoA brain trust. (Dr. Olmsted, Dr. Blaxill, Dr. Dachel or Dr. Stagliano) to teach us about vaccine-preventable-diseases and immunology, virology and bacteriology?

September 21, 2013 at 9:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

@ Lowell:

"What are Febrile Seizures?

Febrile seizures are convulsions brought on by a fever in infants or small children. During a febrile seizure, a child often loses consciousness and shakes. Less commonly, a child becomes rigid or has twitches in only a portion of the body. Most febrile seizures last a minute or two; some can be as brief as a few seconds, while others last for more than 15 minutes. Approximately one in every 25 children will have at least one febrile seizure. Febrile seizures usually occur in children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years and are particularly common in toddlers. The older a child is when the first febrile seizure occurs, the less likely that child is to have more. A few factors appear to boost a child's risk of having recurrent febrile seizures, including young age (less than 15 months) during the first seizures, frequent fevers, and having immediate family members with a history of febrile seizures.
Is there any treatment?

A child who has a febrile seizure usually doesn't need to be hospitalized. If the seizure is prolonged or is accompanied by a serious infection, or if the source of the infection cannot be determined, a doctor may recommend that the child be hospitalized for observation. Prolonged daily use of oral anticonvulsants, such as phenobarbital or valproate, to prevent febrile seizures is usually not recommended because of their potential for side effects and questionable effectiveness for preventing such seizures.

What is the prognosis?

The vast majority of febrile seizures are short and harmless. There is no evidence that short febrile seizures cause brain damage. Certain children who have febrile seizures face an increased risk of developing epilepsy. These children include those who have cerebral palsy, delayed development, or other neurological abnormalities, or who have febrile seizures that are lengthy or affect only one part of the body."

September 20, 2013 at 4:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

@ Lowell:

"Is there an increased risk for febrile seizures after children receive an influenza (flu) vaccine?

Febrile seizures can occur when a child is sick with influenza virus infection or other childhood illnesses that may cause fever. Therefore, febrile seizures are commonly seen during cold and flu season in the United States. However, several studies of children in the United States have been conducted to see if there is an increased risk for febrile seizures following receipt of seasonal flu vaccines. One study evaluated more than 45,000 children aged 6 months through 23 months of age who received influenza vaccines from 1991 through 2003 and did not find an association with seizures. In addition, there was no indication that seasonal flu vaccines or the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccines used in the United States during the 2009-2010 flu season were associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures.

On a separate note, during the 2010–2011 influenza season, CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted enhanced monitoring for febrile seizures after influenza vaccination because of reports of an increased risk for fever and febrile seizures in young children in Australia associated with a 2010 Southern Hemisphere vaccine produced by CSL Biotherapies (up to nine febrile seizures per 1,000 doses). Because of the findings in Australia, the U.S. ACIP does not recommend the U.S.-licensed CSL Biotherapies' trivalent inactivated vaccine (Afluria) for children younger than 9 years.

In another study, CDC studied the health care visit records of more than 200,000 vaccinated children 6 months through 4 years of age through its Vaccine Safety Datalink project during the entire 2010-2011 influenza season. The analyses found that febrile seizures following inactivated influenza vaccine and pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13) vaccines given to this age group did occur, but were rare. The febrile seizures were most common in children ages 12 through 23 months when the two vaccines were given during the same health care visit. In this group, about one additional febrile seizure occurred among every 2,000 to 3,000 children vaccinated. After evaluating the data and taking into consideration benefits and risks of vaccination, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has determined that no changes are recommended for the use of trivalent inactivated vaccine or PCV13 vaccines."

September 20, 2013 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

@ Dr. Hickie: Thank you for posting your comment about "Vaccine Friendly Doctors" and how they spread fear, uncertainty and doubt, with the public statements, their media appearances and with their books about parenting, to credulous parents.

Dr. Bob Sears and Dr. Jay Gordon both mounted campaigns against the passage of a bill in the California Legislature (since enacted), that requires parents who are thinking about "opting out" of a vaccine, to seek counseling from their child's health care provider, before they are granted a "Personal Belief Exemption". It is high time that Dr. Sears and Dr. Gordon are held responsible for their not-based-in-science stances against following the CDC/AAP recommendations for timely and complete immunizations against the serious, sometimes deadly, vaccine-preventable diseases.

Here, from the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)-Vaccine Education Center, an informative website about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases:

September 20, 2013 at 2:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

@ Vax Fax: You still have not provided any information about the dangers of combining vaccines...aside from your link to a reliable government website The Vaccine Safety Datalink and the slightly increased risk of a febrile seizure when a child is administered the MMRV vaccine, rather than the MMR vaccine and the Varicella vaccine separately.

Now it is up to you to show us any reliable studies published in first-tier, peer-reviewed journals that a febrile (fever-induced) seizure results in permanent neurological sequelae. It is also up to you to provide any studies that the combination MMR vaccine is linked to the onset of autism...or any other childhood disorder. Pick a study from this PubMed line listing of 360 studies that disprove those links:

BTW, I see you posted that exact same comment on Age of Autism...a notorious anti-vaccine, anti-science blog.

September 20, 2013 at 2:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )