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|maybe because my 3-year-old was bouncing around too much during the exam and frustrating him.|
I'm not interested in beating a dead horse. And I'm not interesting in arguing.
I tell my patients that the ongoing tracking of the incidence and prevalence of vaccine-preventable disease, as well as documented vaccine side effects has and continues to be utilized by the CDC and the AAP in fine tuning the immunization schedule.
And while it's easy for people to sit back and critique the system, it is the best system we have to determine the best course of action. And this is evidenced by the fact that it has worked. The incidence and prevalence of so many of these diseases has dramatically declined, while the documented side effects of immunization have diminished at the same time.
This data, even though it is easily available from resources such as MMWR, is not utilized by Dr. Sears or any other published "alternative" schedule.
So, the answer to my question is a question: what is the better source of evidence?
|In children under 2 years inactivated vaccines had the same field efficacy as placebo,8 and in healthy people under 65 vaccination did not affect hospital stay, time off work, or death from influenza and its complications.9|