Vaccine Guidelines—It’s All About Money
March 27, 2009 by Bob Livingston
Adults Beware Vaccine Guidelines Released by Centers for Disease Control:
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released these recommended immunization schedules for adults in the U.S.
The schedule includes 11 different types of vaccines for adults, including:
- Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Td/Tdap)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
- Herpes zoster (shingles)
Key changes in this year’s recommendations include:
- Varicella (chickenpox) vaccination is recommended for all adults that have no apparent immunity to the virus.
- Zoster (shingles) vaccination is advised for all adults 60 years of age and older, regardless of whether they have had a prior shingles episode.
- HPV vaccine is recommended for women over the age of 26, who have not already completed the three-dose series.
It is recommended that flu vaccination be administered to anyone with the following medical conditions:
- Chronic disorders of the cardiovascular or pulmonary systems, including asthma
- Chronic metabolic diseases, such as diabetes
- Renal or hepatic dysfunction
- Immunosuppression, including suppression caused by medications or HIV
- Pregnancy during flu season
This is not for the benefit of anybody. It’s all about money for big pharma.