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The Need for Combination Vaccines

The Need for Combination Vaccines Abstract As one of the earliest writers to delineate concern for pain infliction on our children patients, I found the article by Woodin et al1 particularly of interest and well done. Is it not perplexing that those of us pledged to relieve the suffering of "the little ones" find us in practice doing just the opposite, ie, hurting them! (I am 100% for full immunization, of course). The next problem to be faced in this area of pediatrics will be the grotesque cost per a single combination vaccine. What do you surmise the cost to the family will be for a vaccine within which is the DTP-Hib-IPV-MMR-HBV [diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis–Haemophilus influenzae type b–inactivated polio–measlesmumps-rubella–hepatitis B vaccine]? Perhaps you might have readers respond with their best estimates for this. References 1. Woodin KA, Rodewald LE, Humiston SG, Carges MS, Schaffer SJ, Szilagyi PG. Physician and parent opinions: are children becoming pincushions from immunizations? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med . 1995;149:845-849.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine American Medical Association

The Need for Combination Vaccines

The Need for Combination Vaccines

Abstract

Abstract As one of the earliest writers to delineate concern for pain infliction on our children patients, I found the article by Woodin et al1 particularly of interest and well done. Is it not perplexing that those of us pledged to relieve the suffering of "the little ones" find us in practice doing just the opposite, ie, hurting them! (I am 100% for full immunization, of course). The next problem to be faced in this area of pediatrics will be the grotesque cost per a single...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
1072-4710
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1996.02170280100026
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Abstract

Abstract As one of the earliest writers to delineate concern for pain infliction on our children patients, I found the article by Woodin et al1 particularly of interest and well done. Is it not perplexing that those of us pledged to relieve the suffering of "the little ones" find us in practice doing just the opposite, ie, hurting them! (I am 100% for full immunization, of course). The next problem to be faced in this area of pediatrics will be the grotesque cost per a single combination vaccine. What do you surmise the cost to the family will be for a vaccine within which is the DTP-Hib-IPV-MMR-HBV [diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis–Haemophilus influenzae type b–inactivated polio–measlesmumps-rubella–hepatitis B vaccine]? Perhaps you might have readers respond with their best estimates for this. References 1. Woodin KA, Rodewald LE, Humiston SG, Carges MS, Schaffer SJ, Szilagyi PG. Physician and parent opinions: are children becoming pincushions from immunizations? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med . 1995;149:845-849.Crossref

Journal

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1996

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