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ANTI-VACCINE BODY COUNT

The United States Anti-Vaccination Movement is composed of a variety of individuals ranging from former doctors who should know better, to semi-celebrities who have no medical training, to anti-government conspiracy theorists who distrust anything that the government says. They all hold onto the mistaken belief that autism is caused by receiving childhood vaccines.

Most anti-vaccination believers claim that the compound Thimerosal led to an increase in autism cases. The Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine is their usual target. However, Thimerosal was never used as a preservative in the Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine. No vaccine licensed since 1999 has contained Thimerosal as a preservative, except a few multi-dose container vaccines such as some (but not all) HIB and Influenza vaccines. Autism has not declined since 1999, thereby disproving this connection. However, this has not stopped anti-vaccination believers from claiming that it was the MMR vaccine itself that caused autism or that it was vaccines in general that caused autism. All of these ideas have been disproven in multiple scientific and legal examinations of the evidence. The primary scientific reason for the increase in autism diagnoses is due to more disorders being included in the Autism Spectrum and doctors getting better at diagnosing the characteristics of autism.

In 2007 there was an increase in celebrities promoting anti-vaccination rhetoric. Because of their celebrity status they appeared on several television shows and published multiple books advising parents not to vaccinate their children. This has led to an increase in the number of vaccine preventable illnesses as well as an increase in the number of vaccine preventable deaths.

The Anti-Vaccination Movement has a body count attached to its name. This website publishes the total number of vaccine preventable illnesses and vaccine preventable deaths that have happened in the United States since this 2007 increase in speaking out against vaccines.

Is the United States Anti-Vaccination Movement directly responsible for every vaccine preventable illness and every vaccine preventable death? No. However, the United States Anti-Vaccination Movement may be indirectly responsible for at least some of these illnesses and deaths and even one vaccine preventable illness or vaccine preventable death is too many.

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED VACCINE SCHEDULE?

When talking about vaccination it is important to understand what the recommended vaccine schedule is. This information is taken from this webpage from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention. To see what diseases these vaccines are used to prevent please visit the What’s The Harm? webpage.

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years – United States, 2015

Birth:
Hepatitis B (First of Three)

2 Months:
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (First of Five)
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (First of Three)
Hepatitis B (Second of Three)
Pneumococcal (First of Four)
Polio (First of Four)
Rotavirus (First of Two)
[Note: Some of the above vaccines are combined into one shot in order to reduce the number of injections.]

4 Months:
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Second of Five)
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Second of Three)
Pneumococcal (Second of Four)
Polio (Second of Four)
Rotavirus (Second of Two)
[Note: Some of the above vaccines are combined into one shot in order to reduce the number of injections.]

6 Months:
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Third of Five)
Hepatitis B (Third of Three)
Influenza (Yearly)
Pneumococcal (Third of Four)
Polio (Third of Four)
[Note: Some of the above vaccines are combined into one shot in order to reduce the number of injections.]

12 Months:
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Third of Three)
Hepatitis A (First of Two)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (First of Two)
Pneumococcal (Fourth of Four)
Varicella (First of Two)

15 Months:
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Fourth of Five)

18 Months:
Hepatitis A (Second of Two)
Influenza (Yearly)

3 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

4 Years:
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Fifth of Five)
Influenza (Yearly)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (Second of Two)
Polio (Fourth of Four)
Varicella (Second of Two)

5 to 10 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

11 Years:
Human Papillomavirus (First of Three)
Influenza (Yearly)
Meningococcal
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

11 Years Two Months:
Human Papillomavirus (Second of Three)

11 Years Six Months:
Human Papillomavirus (Third of Three)

12 to 15 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

16 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Meningococcal Booster

17 to 18 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule – United States, 2015
19 to 20 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

21 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

22 to 30 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

31 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

32 to 40 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

41 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

42 to 50 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

51 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

52 to 59 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

60 Years:
Herpes Zoster
Influenza (Yearly)

61 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

62 to 64 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

65 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Pneumococcal

66 to 70 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

71 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

72 to 80 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

81 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

82 to 90 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

91 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster

92 to 100 Years:
Influenza (Yearly)

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