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New Study: More Vaccines Increase Infant Mortality Ratesby Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist on May 5, 2011 - in Healthy Living,Healthy Pregnancy, Baby & Child

A new study published today in the Journal of Human and Experimental Toxology found that countries that administer a higher number of vaccines during the first year of life experience higher infant mortality rates.

The infant mortality rate (IMR) of a country is one of the most accepted and critical indicators of the socioeconomic well being of its citizens. It also reflects public health conditions and whether those conditions are improving or worsening over time.

The United States ranks 34th in infant mortality rate which means that 33 countries outrank the USA in this critical measure of public health. In addition, the United States’ immunization schedule for infants under 1 year of age recommends 26 vaccinations – the highest in the entire world.

To conduct the study, linear regression was used to examine a relationship between the aggressiveness of a country’s vaccination schedule and its corresponding infant mortality rate.

Countries were divided into 5 groups depending on the number of infant vaccines routinely administered in the first year of life: 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-23, and 24-26.

The mean (average) IMR of all the countries within each group was then calculated. Analysis of the unweighted mean IMRs for each group showed a statistically significant relationship between increasing the number of routinely administered infant vaccines during the first year of life and the corresponding infant mortality rate.

The study’s findings are in line with previously observed reductions in the infant mortality rate, specifically in Japan where vaccines were eliminated for children under the age of 2 in 1975. The country’s infant mortality rate subsequently plummeted to the lowest level in the world. Japan changed its infant vaccination schedule again in 1995, but it remains one of the least aggressive in the world with Japan’s IMR remaining low as well (third in 2009).

Mr. Neil Z. Miller and Mr. Gary S. Goldman, the study’s authors, have recommended urgency in further examination of the correlation between administration of vaccines to children under 1 year of age and biochemical or synergistic toxicity.

Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist.com

Source: Journal of Human and Experimental Toxology. Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity? http://het.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/05/04/0960327111407644

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Wow, that's really intersting.. and anxiety-provoking! Wink Makes me glad I delayed most of my immunizations for all 3 kiddies.

Do you know how many routines we have in Canada in the first year?

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"kirsteng" wrote:

Wow, that's really intersting.. and anxiety-provoking! Wink Makes me glad I delayed most of my immunizations for all 3 kiddies.

Do you know how many routines we have in Canada in the first year?

It depends by the province. This is the immunization schedule from the Alberta web page. Remember that each bullet is several vaccines in one!

2 months
• DTaP-IPV-Hib1
• Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
• Meningococcal conjugate (Men C)

4 months
• DTaP-IPV-Hib
• Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
• Meningococcal conjugate (Men C)

6 months
• DTaP-IPV-Hib
• Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13) (for high risk children only)

6 months and older
• Influenza2

12 months
• MMRV3
• Meningococcal conjugate (Men C)
• Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)

18 months
• DTaP-IPV-Hib

4–6 years
• DTaP-IPV4
• MMR
• Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13) only for children up to 71 months (catch up program)

Grade 5
• Hepatitis B (3 doses)
• HPV5 (3 doses for females)

Grade 9
• dTap6
• HPV (Only female students for three years, from Sept. 2009 to June 2012 -- catch up program)
• MCV47

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That is so interesting, thanks for posting. We also have delayed several of Kaylin's and get yelled at everytime we go in for a check. But I don't care, she's super healthy and I'm the parent. We'll get them in due time! I don't believe in giving 6+ vaccines all at one time.

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Great article! Makes me glad that we also delayed some shots and are skipping the Hep A that isn't yet required by New York State. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that most of the nurses and office staff at the pedis also delayed and didnt' get some of the vaccines. Makes sense now why our doc has never questioned us about it!

So in Canada do they routinely give the chickenpox vaccine? The girls wont' be forced to get it until they enter 6th grade. I'm hoping they get it on there own by then! Or else you need to have a medical or religious reason not to get it to attend public school.

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"Chickenpox is forced". Really?

We aren't forced to have anything here. DSS isn't immunized in the traditional way, he takes some homeopathic vaccines for various things.

Is it possible that your doctor would support not vaccinating, and the medical reason is that later in life it's a lot more dangerous to get chickenpox? One of the big problems with the chickenpox vaccine (from my doctor) is that they've found an increase in cases later in life (which are a lot more dangerous). The vaccine only lasts for about 15-20 years, whereas if you get it naturally, then your body has immunity for life. That's medical reason enough!

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They force it here as well, have to get it before kindy. I've continued to delay that one and they ask me every.single.time about it. We really have few doctors around here that support delayed schedules, they guilt you into getting vaccines.

I remember Kaylin's 3 day-well check visit, they mistankely tried to give her 2 MONTH vaccines. I went ballistic and they actually said they would have to "report" me to the state that I was refusing vaccines. We switched Pedi's shortly after, luckily they never stuck her to begin with...what a mess that would've been.

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Yup, if you want to go to public school, then there is a list of vaccines that you MUST have. The only way to get out of them is either a medical reason or a religious reason. Luckily, the school district that we are in doesn't require the chicken pox vaccine until 6th grade. So we have until then to find someone with them and set up a play date! The reason you stated Sarah is the exact reason why I don't want them to get it.

I am lucky that my doc does support delayed vaccines. The whole office does, so that's really encouraging.