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Vaccine Insanity: Doctors Push Vaccines During Eighth Month of Pregnancy

Friday, February 13, 2009 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer
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(NaturalNews) Based on the findings of a new study conducted on a small number of patients, vaccine advocates are now recommending that mothers act to vaccinate their infants as early as the second trimester of pregnancy.

"Immunize the mother and you protect the infant," researcher Mark Steinhoff said.

Researcher from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Emory University and International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh studied 340 pregnant women in Bangladesh and compared rates of various health problems among their infants. They found that children of women who had been given the influenza vaccine during the third trimester were 63 percent less likely to suffer from a flu in the first six months of life than those who had not been vaccinated. In absolute terms, the number of flu cases fell from 16 to six. The researchers also found a 29 percent lower risk of respiratory illness among the vaccinated infants.

Influenza in early life can lead to severe and sometimes fatal complications.

The study's results were presented at a meeting of National Vaccine Advisory Committee meeting in Washington and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Doctors immediately hailed the study as the first proof that vaccines given to mothers can also confer protection upon their children.

"We always assumed it, but nobody's done the study before," Steinhoff said.

Not everyone is convinced. David Elliman, immunization spokesperson for the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health and a community health consultant, warned against a rush to vaccinate pregnant women. First of all, he said, it may be inappropriate to make generalizations based on a study conducted in Bangladesh, which probably has a much higher rate of influenza and related complications than First World nations do.

Even if the study findings turn out to apply to First World infants, Elliman said, "it may not be appropriate to immunize the whole pregnant population for the very small group of babies who are at risk."

Nevertheless, doctors in the United States and United Kingdom are already talking about vaccinating all pregnant women against influenza as early as the second trimester.

Steinhoff noted that since 1997, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended vaccination for all pregnant women. Only 15 percent of mothers-to-be follow this advice, however.

"This might persuade more mothers to say, 'Hey, it really helps me and it really helps the baby,"' Steinhoff said.
While the CDC recommended third-trimester vaccination in 2004-2005 when the Bangladesh study was conducted, it has now changed its policy to recommend vaccination one month before any flu season.
In the United Kingdom, the government's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) recommended in 2006 that the government vaccinate all pregnant women against influenza. The government demurred, however, saying there was not enough evidence to justify the cost.

"Influenza vaccine is currently recommended for pregnant women who are in one of the clinical risk groups recommended flu vaccine," a Department of Health spokesperson said.

Vaccination advocates have seized on the new study as a way to change the department's mind.

"This is just the sort of research that we need to influence Department of Health policy," said JCVI member Douglas Fleming. "Previously, there had not been a detailed level of evidence to support vaccinating pregnant women. It is very likely that pregnant women will now be vaccinated from next year."

The JCVI's call has received support from George Kassianos, immunization spokesperson for the Royal College of General Practitioners.
"Pregnant women will benefit greatly themselves from receiving a flu vaccination. They should receive the jab after the first trimester," Kassianos said.
Currently, injected influenza vaccines are not licensed for children younger than six months, and nasal vaccines are only licensed for those two and older.

Sources for this story include: news.yahoo.com; ukpress.google.com; www.telegraph.co.uk.

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