Why do some parents think that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 caused the immunization schedule to triple?
The usual suspects…
Did the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 Cause the Immunization Schedule to Triple?
It is not just folks holding anti-vax propaganda signs though.
“In 1986, Congress—awash in Pharma money (the pharmaceutical industry is No. 1 for both political contributions and lobbying spending over the past 20 years)—enacted a law granting vaccine makers blanket immunity from liability for injuries caused by vaccines. If vaccines were as safe as many claim, would we need to give pharmaceutical companies immunity for the injuries they cause? The subsequent gold rush by pharmaceutical companies boosted the number of recommended inoculations from 12 shots of five vaccines in 1986 to 54 shots of 13 vaccines today. A billion-dollar sideline grew into the $50 billion vaccine industry behemoth.”Robert F Kennedy, Jr on The Harlem vaccine forum
- hepatitis B – 1981
- Hib – 1985
- hepatitis B vaccine (improved) – 1986
- Hib (improved) – 1988
- Varivax – 1995
- DTaP – 1996 (replaces DTP)
- hepatitis A vaccine – 1996
- RotaShield – 1998 (quickly withdrawn)
- LYMErix – 1998 (later withdrawn)
- Prevnar – 2000
- FluMist – 2004
- Menactra – 2005 (replaces the Menomune vaccine approved in 1981)
- Tdap – 2006
- RotaTeq – 2006
- Gardasil – 2006
- Trumenba – 2014
And the immunization schedule did not change very much at all after passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.
Protection from frivolous lawsuits.
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- 100 Myths About Vaccines
- Bruesewitz vs. Wyeth Case Resolved
- National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program facts
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