Immunization, Infants, Illness
In the following study we are going to evaluate the risks involved when immunizing infants. There have been different studies concluded, and research made, in order to determine if the risks of the immunization or getting the illness are larger. There is a discussion among experts, so we will look into different resources and literature, to analyze these thesis and argument detailed in the publications.
As the government and professional bodies are making recommendations for young children to receive numerous vaccinations, we need to review concerns about possible increases in risk of allergic or autoimmune problems, or long term conditions associated with immunization. The main concerns, professionals do have are regarding to type 1 diabetes or risk of infection, after immunization. We will look at the statistics and research studies, to find out if there is a real risk of health problems among infants.
I couldn't find enough evidence in the studies confirming that a change in the current system is necessary. I think it is better to provide safe protection for children, and keep the current immunization schedule in place until further evidence is published.
[...] All the studies found only weak evidence, regarding to the connection between the immunization and the illness. In children from 4 HMOs participated in Vaccine Safety Datalink project in the USA. The Cases were reviewed in HMO registries with ICD-9 diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. They did not find any evidence regarding to the effect of specific vaccine or the timing of Hepatitis B. (TABLE 3 Immunization Safety Review Evidence Table: Controlled Epidemiological Studies—Vaccines and Type 1 Diabetes) Allergic disorders Another study was concluded in 2000, by Hurwitz & Morgenstern, regarding to the connection between vaccines and allergic disorders. [...]
[...] Evaluation of the SPf66 vaccine for malaria control when delivered through the EPI scheme in Tanzania; Tropical Medicine and International Health, Volume 4 no 5 pp 368–376 may Immunization Safety Review: Vaccinations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (2003); Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Institute of Medicine (IOM) Immunization Safety Review: Multiple Immunizations and Immune Dysfunction (2002) ; Institute of Medicine 3. Is Infant Immunization a Risk Factor For Childhood Asthma or Allergy? - Trudi Kemp, Penny Fitzharris, Julian Crane, David Fergusson, Ian St. [...]
[...] As the number of clinical infections is reduced through infancy, after vaccination, it is clear that the defense system if immunized children might be weaker. However, another study from 1977 ( Epidemology; 1997 678-680) shows an increase of allergies among children immunized with DTP. (Is Infant Immunization a Risk Factor For Childhood Asthma or Allergy? pp 678) There is plenty of research to be completed before we can honestly say that there is a health risk in vaccinating infants. And still, certain measures should be used to develop alternative preventive systems, providing the same results as the current immunization schedule. [...]
[...] Therefore the results were more relevant. They were looking for any “Unspecific morbidity” from parental diary on days 66 to 90 after birth.” (TABLE 2 Immunization Safety Review Evidence Table: Controlled Epidemiological Studies—Vaccines and Type 1 Diabetes) Results and Conclusion Despite the great deal of speculation about the connection between the increase of Asthma and allergies, science has found no stable evidence regarding to the direct link between vaccination and development of these health problems. Furthermore, supportive evidence was provided that the vaccination used worldwide is helping to reduce epidemic infections, therefore using them is a huge benefit for many children. [...]
[...] In my opinion immunization offers a great solution and a better chance of survival for infants. As the research shows, there is no evidence that the vaccination has an immediate adverse effect on children's health, therefore I would not suggest changing the current system. The facts Before we would go and review the scientific research, it is important to find out about the public opinion regarding to the vaccination process. In a recent study, the results showed that participating in a recent survey agreed with the statement that getting too many vaccines is not good for a baby and can weaken the immune system” (Immunization Safety Review pg. [...]
using our reader.