Summarised by Centrist
There is a lack of long-term safety data and comprehensive studies on several childhood vaccines. For example, the Haemophilus influenzae B (Hib) vaccine’s safety was monitored for only 30 days post-vaccination, and the diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP) vaccine’s adverse reactions were tracked for just four days.
In 2013, the National Academy of Medicine, tasked by the National Vaccine Program Office, found limited studies on the association between the full immunisation schedule and health outcomes, with no studies addressing long-term effects of cumulative vaccines.
A 2017 study by Anthony Mawson found that vaccinated children had higher odds of allergies, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and neurodevelopmental disorders compared to unvaccinated children. Another study by Brian Hooker in 2020 showed vaccinated children had higher odds of asthma, developmental delays, and ear infections.
These studies, however, are not randomised and controlled, thus not definitively proving causation, but indicating potential health concerns. They raise the question of a societal trade-off between disease protection and complications.