Dr. Vivian Chen, author of Allergy Families, has asked me to review and answer common vaccine questions from parents. We created a series of 5 posts regarding immunizations. Here are the topics Vivian and I cover over 5 installments. In each part, we examine the question in detail and discuss the issue from various angles. Below, click on the pictures associated with the topic for a link into the blog post from Allergy Families.
- Why are vaccines under such controversy?
- Do vaccines work?
- I’ve never seen mumps, measles or rubella so why should I vaccinate my child?
- Are vaccines safe?
- How does the US schedule compare with the rest of the world?
- Do kids get 26 shots by the age of 12 months?
- Why do people say vaccines may cause autism?
- What’s your view on autism and MMR?
- Vaccines and aluminum, what are your thoughts?
- How does the US compare with the rest of the world?
- Are vaccines behind the rise in chronic diseases?
- Why do we have to immunize newborns with Hep B?
1. Trust, The Missing Ingredient in the Vaccine Controversy
The biggest issue regarding vaccines is the lack of trust in the medical community that has risen over the past several decades. Here we explore how this came to be and how to overcome it.
2. Do Vaccines Work?
Before we delved into the various Vaccine Controversies, we must address a key question: Do vaccines work? In this article we clarify the question.
3. Vaccine Safety. Is there a link to autism?
Vaccine safety is constantly being questioned, as it should. Here we explore this topic in detail.
4. Aluminum in Vaccines
In this installment, we address the concerns over aluminum and how the US immunization schedule compares to the rest of the world.
5. Vaccines, Chronic Disease, and Hep B Dose at Birth
Vaccines have been blamed for the rise in Chronic Disease. Here we take an in-depth look at the reasons behind the rise in Chronic Disease and also explore the question of Hep B in the newborn period.
I hope this series helps answer some of your questions and help you make informed choices about this topic.
In Good Health, Ana-Maria Temple, MD