Is this decline in confidence responsible for an increase in vaccine hesitancy? And if so, what can be done to remedy this situation? Turning our attention to vaccine policy, there are several areas in which improvements can be made to strengthen vaccine programs and, in doing so, increase public confidence in immunizations in general.
Post-HPV vaccination syndrome, Macrophagic Myofasciitis, and gulf war illness analogy suggests that some vaccines or multiple vaccinations in a very short period of time may induce, in susceptible individuals, chronic pain, fatigue and dyscognition. Vaccine-induced autoimmune dysautonomia is hypothesized as the common pathogenetic mechanism for this symptom cluster. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1568997220301671
This large-scale birth cohort study demonstrated that the prevalence of asthma, wheeze and eczema in children at 12 months of age was associated with the administration of a larger number of types of inactivated vaccines at the initial immunisation before 6 months of age. https://environhealthprevmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12199-020-00864-7
The subject of this piece is an examination of the war metaphor in public health and the fundamental role of vaccination in this effort. It is time for public health to move beyond this out-dated metaphor, revisit its assumptions, and expand the purview upon which it gauges health, thereby better equipping it for the 21st…