Gregory Poland, MD is well known for many things that he has done in his long career as a pediatric infectious disease specialist and vaccinologist and for being misquoted by anti-vaccine groups.
Unlike vaccine efficacy, vaccine effectiveness is used for studies using real world conditions.
Vaccines work very well, with most vaccines having over 90 to 95% effectiveness.
Children and teens currently get 13 vaccines that protect them against 16 vaccine-preventable diseases, including DTaP, IPV (polio), hepatitis B, Hib, Prevnar 13, rotavirus, MMR, Varivax (chicken pox), hepatitis A, Tdap, HPV, MCV 4 (meningococcal vaccine), and influenza. Although that is a big increase from the number of vaccines that they were getting in the …