Vaccine Controversy Continues

Vaccine Controversy Continues

Today, children routinely receive 21 vaccinations before they even enter kindergarten — more than double what they received even a decade ago. Vaccine fears are at an all time high, intensified by the recall of the rotavirus vaccine and the problem of mercury-containing vaccines.

The debate has reached Congress, which conducted hearings in August 1999.

Like antibiotics, vaccines have prevented unfathomable suffering, but they also have a real, human cost. Just because we can make a vaccine doesn’t mean that we should give it. Instead we need a sober, continuing reevaluation of the risks and benefits of each vaccine in the ever-changing world in which we live.

The current vaccine recommendations represent the best information available and are updated at least once a year.

My hope is that our public conversation, rather than getting side-tracked by fear, strengthens this rational reevaluation process.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is a practicing physician, author, national and international TEDx speaker, and global health advocate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and University of California San Francisco.

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  1. Linda Woods

    I hope you will update your concerns on vaccines. There is a lot of new infromation in the Vaccines Revealed summit, the Trace Amounts DVD, the Vaxxed DVD, the youtube of Dr. Sherri Tenpenny and others.

    Please update your information. This is a serious concern with 1 out of 6 children with learning or neurological disabilities, and the alarmning rate of autism.


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