February 25, 2005

Good News for Vaccine Safety

The CDC has split their vaccine division so that there can be better oversight of the safety of shots our children receive:

"Critics of the agency have argued for some time that the advocacy nature of its immunization program hinders the agency's ability to monitor and investigate any adverse reactions to vaccines.

Much of the pressure has come from lawmakers and parents of autistic children, who are concerned about a possible link between rising rates of autism and a mercury preservative, thimerosal, once widely used in childhood vaccines. They have argued that the agency's dual role in promoting vaccines and overseeing their safety represents a serious conflict of interest."

1 comment:

Lei said...

My name is Leira Pagaspas and Im from the Philippines
I need your help I have a son who was diagnosed with Autism.

I want to bring him there to your country but I dont have the finances.
to do so right now I was hoping to ask for your help so that
I could bring him there for programs.

If you cant help me can you refer me to someone who can help me
to bring him there to help him.Im willing to do anything and
try anything and beg if I have to just as long as I know that my son
will have a fighting chance. Because here in the Philippines
if you dont have the money you cant do anything.
According to a friend in the California they have a yearly budget
of US$ 60,000 per child but here not even a $1 is allotted for those
that are Autistic. Im doing his therapy on my own but he will have
the best intervention when he can go there in your country.

I hope you can help me.

Leira Pagaspas
7364 J. Victor St.
Makati City Philippines