The Pediatric Society has provided evidence that vaccines do not cause autism, asthma and other serious diseases.

Previously, 47 AEFIs were studied; it was believed that this is the number of consequences that immunization of the population could cause.

However, in fact, a cause-and-effect relationship was established only for 12. All the rest are not related to vaccination.

List of confirmed adverse reactions:
1. Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction).
2. Arthritis (mild, acute, transient and non-chronic).
3. Deltoid bursitis due to an incorrectly administered vaccine.
4. Disseminated varicella after vaccine against it, occurring only (!) In people with immunodeficiency.
5. Encephalitis.
6. Febrile seizures.
7. Guillain-Barre syndrome.
8. Hepatitis, occurring only (!) In people with immunodeficiency after the varicella vaccine (and only after it).
9. Shingles.
10. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura.
11. Faint.
12. Meningitis.

Most of these consequences are extremely rare and are almost always associated with the presence of immunodeficiency, or after taking certain drugs that act as immunosuppressants.

For the remaining 35 AEFI data do not confirmcausal relationship with vaccines recommended for routine use in the United States. In particular, the evidence suggests a clear lack of association between some vaccines and AEFI.Flu vaccines do not cause asthma, children’svaccines do not cause autism, vaccines do not cause diabetes, vaccines given to immunocompetent individuals do not cause hepatitis, influenza vaccines do not cause myeloma (malignant tumor) in adults, and vaccines against DTP and hepatitis B do not cause sudden infant death syndrome ).

“Health workers want to receiveobjective and clear information on a wide variety of vaccine safety questions to help them answer patient questions. Until recently, there have been no comprehensive reviews of AEFI because previous reviews were not written for vendors or the public. Our systematic review provides updated scientific evidence assessing possible causal associations of AEFI presented in reports from the Institute of Medicine, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and conclusions about the causal relationship of immunization. Although the vaccines currently recommended for the U.S. population are associated with some adverse reactions, vaccines generally have the highest levels of safety and provide protection against infectious diseases for individuals and the general population.”

Matthew Dudley, International Health, one of the authors of the study.

A full study will be presented at the PAS.2019 as part of the report “Vaccine Safety Status: Systematic Review of Evidence” on April 29, 2019. The PAS meeting brings together thousands of paediatricians and other health professionals to improve the health and well-being of children around the world.