It is that time of year when public health officials, physicians pediatricians and pharmacists warn that everyone over 6 months of age should protect themselves and get vaccinated, but how much of this is based on hard science or propaganda?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Immunity to a disease is achieved through the presence of antibodies to that disease in a person's system." This, in fact, is the main justification for vaccination, and a primary focus of vaccine research and development.
A groundbreaking new drug safety study published in the open access journal PLoS has revealed that 42.5% of all reported adverse drug reactions occurring in 2009 in a Chinese pediatric population were caused by vaccines.
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