"Vaccines do not injure children..." Yes, Dr. Peter "Vaccines did Not Cause Rachel's Autism" Hotez says vaccines do not injure children. Can you imagine a more ignorant and outlandish statement?
We have a vaccine injury compensation program specifically because vaccines injure children. Below is verbiage from the VICP and the list of vaccines covered which are..... the CDC pediatric schedule.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) covers most vaccines routinely given in the U.S.
For a vaccine to be covered, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must recommend the category of vaccine for routine administration to children or pregnant women, and it must be subject to an excise tax by federal law
Vaccine Information Statements & Covered Vaccines
Prior to vaccination, individuals (or their parents and/or legal representatives) receive Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) prior to getting the vaccine. The VIS contains information about the disease(s) prevented by the vaccine.
Covered vaccines and Vaccine Information Statements (VIS):
Diphtheria (e.g., DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT, Td, TT)
Haemophilus influenza type b polysaccharide conjugate vaccines (e.g., Hib)
Hepatitis A (e.g., HAV)
Hepatitis B (e.g., HBV)
Human papillomavirus (e.g., HPV)
Seasonal influenza (e.g., Flu)
Note: Non-Seasonal Flu Vaccines are not VICP-covered vaccines.
Measles (e.g., MMR)
Mumps (e.g., MMR, MR, M)
Meningococcal (e.g., MCV4, MPSV4, MenB-FHbp, MenB-4C)
Note: All other formulations of meningococcal vaccines, such as vaccines produced by recombinant DNA technology, are covered under the VICP in otherwise eligible individuals.
Pertussis (e.g., DTP, DTaP, Tdap)
Pneumococcal conjugate (e.g., PCV)
Note: Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV, PPV) is not a VICP-covered vaccine.
Polio (e.g., OPV or IPV)
Rotavirus (e.g., RV)
Rubella (e.g., MMR, MR, R)
Tetanus (e.g., Td)
Varicella (e.g., VAR)