Years later, trying to break a faulty vaccine connection

Posted on February 9th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

With so many vaccines recommended for children these days, parents can get overwhelmed, even though the shots offer protection against a growing number of awful diseases. For one thing, young kids often scream their heads off during their medical check-ups, rattling parents’ nerves and making it hard to stick around for the grand finale of multiple injections.

 

To be sure, mistrust of vaccines predates Wakefield, said Dr. Gregory Poland, a professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who called the Lancet retraction “an expected part of the paperwork” and a reflection of a long-settled matter within the medical community.

 

Market Watch, by Kristen Gerencher, 2/4/2010

Tags: faulty vaccine, Infectious Diseases

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