Since all the controversy regarding
vaccines has come up and people have stopped or changed how they
vaccinate their children, there has been a resurgence of the diseases
that previously had almost disappeared from the U.S.
In 2007 and 2008, there continues to be a
measles outbreak in San Diego, Arizona, New York, Michigan, and
In 2006, there was a huge outbreak of mumps
in the Midwest of more than 5000 cases. In recent years there have been
>15,000 cases in England.
More than 17 large studies have
shown no link between MMR and autism.
The authors of the original study that
claimed the link in the first place have since published a retraction
stating that their study was not conclusive.
In 1993, Japan stopped giving the MMR combined and gave separate mumps, measles
It made no difference, and their incidence
of autism has continued to be on the rise.
All of our routine vaccines are mercury-free? Only the flu shot has very small
A Tuna sandwich has 5 times more mercury
than 1 dose of flu vaccine.
A breastfed baby gets 25 times more mercury
from breast milk in 6 months than what is in 1 dose of flu vaccine.
of mercury found in vaccines is not the kind that has been shown to be
an issue. The type that has been shown to cause problems is called
Methyl mercury. This is NOT the type of mercury in vaccines
which is called Ethyl mercury. Ethyl mercury in vaccines is a larger
molecule that cannot cross the blood-brain barrier to enter the brain.
Diphtheria (part of DTaP vaccine)
still common the world
1 in 20 people with it die from suffocation, heart failure or paralysis
Pertussis (Whooping cough) (part of DTaP vaccine)
very common in the US
15-20 children die from it each year
18,000 cases in US in 2007.
a bacteria that can cause meningitis, pneumonia and bloodstream infections
This vaccine has decreased the number of serious infections by 90%.
very common until the vaccine's introduction in the 1990s.
Prior to the vaccine, 20,000 children/year suffered or died from the disease.
still present in the world
2005 outbreak in Minnesota
Measles (part of MMR vaccine)
can cause pneumonia, permanent brain damage and death.
Continue outbreaks in the United States
Worldwide, 20 million cases of measles still occur each year
Of those, 1 in 64 children die from measles.
Mumps (part of MMR vaccine)<
can cause meningitis, and permanent hearing loss.
More than 5,000 cases in Midwest in 2006
can cause pneumonia and brain infection (encephalitis)
common in world, with 1000s infected in US/year
Liver infection which can be fatal.
very common every year
Can be fatal especially in young children and elderly.
Fairfax Pediatric Associates provides the highest quality, state-of-the-art, comprehensive health care to infants, children, and adolescents in Northern Virginia. FPA is proud to be a pro-vaccine pediatric practice.