Can you imagine if a doctor prescribed you 20 drugs, told you to take them all over the next few months, and then admitted that the safety of this drug combination is unknown? That would be dangerous, but that’s the situation with vaccines. How do we know this? Because the Institute of Medicine tell us.
Institute of Medicine
This is from the Institute of Medicine.
“[S]tudies designed to examine the long-term effects of the cumulative number of vaccines or other aspects of the immunization schedule have not been conducted. (emphasis added). “Thus, key elements of the entire schedule—the number, frequency, timing, order, and age at administration of vaccines—have not been systematically examined in research studies.“
- Committee on the Assessment of Studies of Health Outcomes Related to the Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Institute of Medicine. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2013 Mar 27.
What is the Institute of Medicine?
It’s arguably the most prestigious medical organization in the United States.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.”
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
The study that came closest to testing the whole vaccine schedule was:
- Association Between Estimated Cumulative Vaccine Antigen Exposure Through the First 23 Months of Life and Non–Vaccine-Targeted Infections From 24 Through 47 Months of Age, Jason M. Glanz, et al., JAMA. 2018;319(9):906-913.
It asked the question:
“Is exposure to multiple vaccines through the first 23 months of life associated with an increased risk for infections not targeted by vaccines?”
The study did not focus on all diseases, only “Non–Vaccine-Targeted Infections.” The study followed kids for only two years. The study looked at no one over the age of 4 years old.
Therefore, the safety of the entire vaccine schedule has never been tested.