There is no doubt that many parents are more concerned about the side effects of child hood vaccinations. Many are becoming more educated about the risks of the increasing numbers of vaccines that are being given to children today.
I am shocked at the umber of vaccines pediatricians recommend versus when my children were infants. Now the new recommendation for infants is 26 vaccines before age one. It wasn’t until our 2nd child, our daughter came along that my husband and I began to question vaccinations. After starting some of her shots we delayed and then decided to drop them all together.
A new study published in May 2011 in 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 or (IMR).
Infant Mortality rate is a good indicator of the socioeconomic rating of a country. Ironically the United States has one of the HIGHEST rankings of Infant Mortality RATE . The United States received a 34! That means there are 33 other countries that have lower IMR!
The study looked at the relationship between the aggressiveness of that country’s vaccinations schedule and how it corresponded to the infant mortality rate. Countries were divided into 5 groups according to the number of routinely administered vaccines during the first year of life: 12-14, 15-17,18-20,21-23 and 24 and 26 vaccinations.
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 top 5 countries that had the LEAST infant mortality rate were as follows:1. Singapore 2. Sweden 3, Japan 4. Iceland and 5. France
This study’s finding were in- line with previous studies on infant mortality rate and vaccinations. For example, in Japan where vaccines were eliminated for children under the age of 2 in 1975 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).
Is it really just a “coincidence” that the infant mortality rate is twice as high in America compared to Sweden and Japan, where half as many vaccinations are given to very young babies?” According to the study it is not a coincidence.
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.