There are risks to health involving vaccines. It is a known fact for many years. Unfortunately you may not be receiving the information you need to meet the informed consent standard.
A few issues ago our opt-in newsletter, herbalYODA Says! focused on informed consent issues.
For Immediate Release:Feb 6, 2009
Response to Dr. Ari Brown and the Immunization Action Coalition
Informed consent is a crucial element of the foundation upon which ethical medical practice rests. Providing patients, parents, or guardians with an honest assessment of the risks and benefits of any medical procedure requires the physician to be, to the best of his or her ability, “informed.”
Read Full Document: Response to Dr. Ari Brown and the Immunization Action Coalition
The full response was produced by Thoughtful House Center for Children in response to one written by Dr. Ari Brown titled “Clear Answers and Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots,” which attempts to deal with the vaccine-autism controversy. Brown is an official spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her document , is endorsed and published by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), a US organization funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the vaccine manufacturers. In short, it is the public relations arm of those who are legally and ethically responsible for vaccine safety. Given this background, one might reasonably expect a comprehensive, well researched, and persuasive overview. Since the topic of vaccination is so important and because we have major concerns about the accuracy of much of what this document says, we are providing a point-by-point response.
We are most grateful to the Editor and staff of Medical Veritas for their expert assistance in the review and editing of this document. The article will appear in Medical Veritas 2009;6:1907-1924.
Andrew J Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath