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4 Alternatives/Solutions Offered by Proponents of 'Safer Vaccines'

By    |   Monday, 22 Jun 2015 02:18 PM

Parents worried vaccines given to children could be worse than the diseases they prevent have spawned a movement calling for safer vaccines as well as alternative solutions in which existing vaccines can be employed more safely.

Recognizing that health officials say the risks of not vaccinating are far greater, safer vaccine advocates and others who share their concerns have tried to find a middle ground. Here are four alternatives and solutions they have put forward:

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1. Lengthen the vaccination schedule .
The most renowned proponent of this approach is pediatrician Robert W. Sears, author of "The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child." Sears recommends delaying some shots and lengthening the intervals between the dozen or more inoculations given throughout childhood.

Sears told PBS Frontline in 2010 that parents wonder their babies' bodies can handle several vaccinations in rapid succession at such an early stage of life and development.

"This is really just a typical fear that parents have when their babies are young and small and more vulnerable," he said. "Since I don’t know one way or the other, I'm just happy to work with these parents, understand their fears and their worries, and agree to vaccinate them in a way that they feel is safer for their baby."

2. Don't take every recommended vaccine.
A Wisconsin couple, Scott and Deanna Gromowski, whose infant son died after receiving a Hepatitis B booster shot, has led the way in questioning the value of that vaccine.

"Consider this: Hepatitis B is not airborne," the Gromowskis write at Ian's Voice, the website named for their deceased son. "It is contracted through sex, use of drug needles and blood transfusions. Unless you or your baby is involved in any of these, vaccination is not necessary for your child."

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3. Get the mercury out of vaccines.
This is a recommendation the government has acted on "because of an increasing awareness of the theoretical potential for neurotoxicity of even low levels of [mercury]," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported.

The impetus for this change was thimerosal, a preservative containing mercury, which the government moved to reduce or eliminate from vaccines as a "precautionary measure," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Thimerosal is still present in some flu vaccines.

But the CDC reported that subsequent allegations of a link between autism and mercury in vaccines are unfounded: "The evidence is clear: vaccines do not cause autism spectrum disorder," declared the opening sentence of "Vaccines and Autism: A Summary of CDC Conducted or Sponsored Studies."

4. Study adverse reactions more closely.
Bernadine Healy, former header of the National Institutes of Health, has said that systematically studying cases of adverse vaccine reactions would be good for building public trust in the system, according to CBS News.

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