Study: Benefits Outweigh Risks for Childhood Vaccines

| Jul-2-14

<p style="margin-bottom: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">Concerns about vaccine safety have led some parents to decline recommended vaccination of their children, leading to resurgence in diseases.</p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 10pt; line-height: 115%;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">In response to a request of the Department of Health and Human Services&rsquo; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, researchers studied medical literature, including PubMed, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices statements, package inserts, existing reviews, manufacturer information packets and the 2011 Institute of Medicine consensus report on vaccine safety for the most scientifically rigorous studies on vaccine safety in kids.</span></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 10pt; line-height: 115%;"><a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/06/26/peds.2014-1079.full.pdf+html" style="line-height: 115%;">Results</a><span style="line-height: 115%;"> from the study published Tuesday by the journal </span><em style="line-height: 115%;">Pediatrics</em><span style="line-height: 115%;"> note some evidence of &ldquo;adverse effects&rdquo; from 11 vaccines, however the authors of the report conclude that such problems are &ldquo;extremely rare&rdquo; and that the benefits of routine childhood immunizations far outweigh the risks.</span></p>
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