VICP (vaccine injury compensation program)

Remember how we talked about how there are real vaccine injuries out there? Remember how we talked about how these stories help us identify vaccines that maybe need to go (or shouldn't be licensed in the first place)? All well and good, but what happens to those families? Well, they could sue the manufacturers I... Continue Reading →

Vaccine Injuries

You’re probably wondering if pediatricians even believe in vaccine injuries. Every time you read some heart wrenching story a child who had some terrible outcome associated with a vaccine some doctor tells you it isn’t true. But how do they know? What gives them the right to judge? Science doesn’t know everything and new diseases... Continue Reading →

MMR and Autism

Brace yourselves . . . . No, the MMR vaccine does not cause autism. It doesn’t cause autism in previously “normal” children, it doesn’t cause autism in genetically vulnerable children, it doesn’t cause autism in children with mitochondrial disorders, it doesn’t cause autism in children with MTHFR mutation, it doesn’t cause autism in a box,... Continue Reading →

Gardasil (yes, the STD one that your cousin’s sister said made her friend’s boyfriend’s sister’s kid paralyzed)

OK guys, I’m just gonna be completely frank here. I don’t understand why parents don’t want this vaccine for their kids. They tell me things like this – “I’ve just heard so many bad things about the side effects.”, “I just don’t think she needs it.”, “it’s just so dangerous/risky”, “I just think it hasn’t... Continue Reading →

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