Do Vaccinations Actually Help or Hurt Children?

Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center is interviewed on CNN’s American Morning with Paula Zahn

Barbara Loe Fisher was interviewed this morning on CNN regarding a child immunization study completed by the Institute of Medicine last week.

The question by CNN anchor person Paula Zahn was: “Do vaccinations actually help or hurt children?” While the study reportedly concludes that the schedule of 20 vaccines before the age of two does not increase a child’s risk of contracting type 1 Diabetes, it is inconclusive as to whether the shots increase the risk of asthma.

Barbara Loe Fisher expressed that it is very important for people to have access to the Institute of Medicine report. We have supplied a link on this page. According to Fisher, the report, “outlines in detail the possible biological mechanisms that could be at work when vaccines create auto immunity in some children.” She further adds, “It is a research blueprint for the federal health agencies and for industry to do the kinds of scientific studies that need to be done to answer the outstanding question of whether or not vaccines — the multiple vaccines we’re giving our children — have contributed to the doubling of asthma in the last 20 years in our kids, the doubling of learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder, the tripling of Diabetes, and the increase of autism in every state by 600 percent.”

Barbara’s advice to parents was that they become educated about vaccines and infectious diseases. Zahn added, “So parents, read as much as you can. Stay informed. You’ve got to make the choices for your own children, along with your doctor.” American Morning with Paula Zahn – Transcript of Broadcast.
Institute of Medicine Report: Immunization Safety Review Committee
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