Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Remove Vaccine Safety Oversight from DHHS by Barbara Loe Fisher

Remove Vaccine Safety Oversight from DHHS by Barbara Loe Fisher 


On Aug. 27, 2014 a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control publicly admitted that he and other CDC officials, including the current CDC's Director of Immunization Safety, published a study about MMR vaccine safety in 2004 that "omitted statistically significant information" and "did not follow the final study protocol." He said the study "omitted relevant findings in a particular study for a particular sub group for a particular vaccine" and added that "there have always been recognized risks for vaccination" and "it is the responsibility for the CDC to properly convey [vaccine] risks."


CDC: A History of Limiting Transparency


We couldn't agree more. CDC officials should not be in the business of deliberately withholding information from the public about vaccine risks that may be greater for some children than other children. Unfortunately, CDC officials have a long history of limiting transparency and being less than honest with the American people about what it does and does not know about vaccine risks.


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Click here to read NVIC's Sept. 2, 2014 Press Release "National Vaccine Information Center Calls for Removal of Vaccine Safety Oversight from Department of Health and Human Services."