You have likely heard about the explosion in vaccines and vaccine dosages for kids, right?
Although it is easy to see that today’s counts are inflated to scare folks, it is a little harder to figure out about the good old days, when folks still got measles, mumps, Hib, hepatitis B and meningococcemia.
Did they get 2 vaccines or 5 vaccines or what?
How Many Vaccines Did Kids Get in the 1960s?
Well, maybe it isn’t that hard to figure out…
We could look in some old issues of Pediatrics and see how we used to vaccinate and protect kids back then.
And what would we find?
Using the same anti-vaccine math that gets us to 72 doses today, these kids in 1960 got 31 doses!
Looks like they’re going to have to fix the ad on their truck!
More on Immunizations Schedules from the 1960s?
- VAXOPEDIA – Do Kids Really Get 72 Doses of Vaccines?
- VAXOPEDIA – Why Didn’t Everyone Die with Our 1980s Level of Vaccination Rates
- VAXOPEDIA – Remembering Measles
- VAXOPEDIA – Historical Immunization Schedules
- AAP – Immunization Against Pediatrics. Report Committee on Control of Infectious Diseases, 1960.
- 69 Doses…or Is It 53? Or Even Fewer?
- 69 Doses and Matters of Trust
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