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Review of Adverse Effects of Vaccines

Type: Consensus Study

Topic(s): Diseases, Public Health, Quality and Patient Safety, Children, Youth and Families, Biomedical and Health Research

Board(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
The committee will review the epidemiological, clinical, and biological evidence regarding adverse health events associated with specific vaccines covered by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The vaccines to be reviewed are varicella zoster vaccine, influenza vaccines, hepatitis B vaccine, and human papillomavirus vaccine. Other vaccines could be added if additional funding is secured. The committee will author a consensus report with conclusions on the evidence bearing on causality and the evidence regarding the biological mechanisms that underlie specific theories for how a specific vaccine is related to a specific adverse event. The project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The approximate start date for the project is 25 September 2008. A report will be issued at the end of the project.

Public Comment: If you have information you would like to share with the committee, you can do so by submitting your comment to the project e-mail at vaccinesafety@nas.edu.

Any comment you submit to the committee, including your name and identifying information will not be kept confidential and will be included in the Public Access File as the National Academy of Sciences complies with Section 15 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The National Academies shall be authorized to use any such comments or submissions in accordance with the National Academies’ Terms of Use Statement.

The project staff will use the vaccine safety mailing list to share information on activities of the Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines. The listserv will send one to three announcements per month about committee activities for the duration of the project.

Comments

Holly

My son got huge swollen glands, chronic diarhea and severe eczema following his hep b and rotavirus vacs at his 8 week checkup...then his doc, as well as a slew of others, ignored his symptoms as well as any vac connection for 6 more months! My baby stopped growing completely from 6 to 12 months, would not eat, suffered malnutrition, and developed allergies/sensitivities to 50 out of 200 common foods because of the attack on his immune system. At 15 months old, I still am feeding him by syringe but he's doing much better. I kept breastfeeding him but completely eliminated all reactive foods from both our diets for 12 weeks. It was difficult, but worth it to reset his immune system. He went from "failure to thrive" to an active baby in the first few weeks. 1 oz of fresh organic carrot juice daily for 4 days stopped the diarhea. His pediatrician still contests that the only problem he saw was some eczema...and that I should continue his vaccinations (despite that the vac info he handed me clearly states DO NOT GIVE IF CHILD HAS SWOLLEN GLANDS.)No more vacs for my children until I see proof of total safety and effectiveness.

Cherry Sperlin Misra

Im trying to figure this out. I know, I know..we see the statistics daily, but its still confusing , even to those of us interested in autism. Lets see if I can get it straight now... The current rate of autism is 1 in 91, except that its isnt current in a way, because that statistic is for kids born in 1996. So apparently, we must wait about 13 years for each year of birth, to figure out what the rate of autism is for that cohort.
Therefore, if we really want to know what the rate of autism is AFTER they started to remove SOME mercury from vaccines, lets look at birth year 2003 kids. Sorry folks ; You'll have to wait until 2016 for that data.
Im not sure why it takes 16 years, because the average age of diagnosis of autism is around 5 years of age. But nevermind- as Kim tells us, autism is not spinach and tomatoes.
Happy New Year all ye autism parents! You have so much to look forward to! Years and years of exciting data !

Stagmom

4Bobby, read Katie's post - the CDC has been fiddling and diddling without progress for years. 2008 is like yesterday to these people, since there's no emergency and no real desire to review vaccine safety. Remember, spinach and tomatoes are pulled off the shelf hours after the first trip to the bathroom by a person infected by E. coli. Not so with vaccines.

KIM

4Bobby

Is this a new, current request? It is confusing because the start date is 2008

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