Volume 89 Issue 36 | p. 42 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 5, 2011

Vaccines Linked To Few Health Problems

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: autism, vaccine, immunization, flu

A literature review by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that very few health problems can be clearly associated with vaccines. A committee of experts found “convincing evidence” of 14 types of adverse health outcomes from eight vaccines but found no link between immunizations and serious conditions of concern, including type 1 diabetes and autism. There is also no scientific evidence that the flu shot causes Bell’s palsy or asthma. The review found evidence . . .

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