|Topic:||Immunization Safety Review: Multiple Immunizations and Immune Dysfunction|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Immunization Safety Review Committee
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 -- 3:30 p.m.
2247 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Immunization Safety Review:
Multiple Immunizations and Immune Dysfunction
Marie C. McCormick, M.D., Sc.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health and Chair, Immunization Safety Review Committee, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine
This report, the fourth in a series, explores the possible association between multiple immunizations and immune system dysfunction. The report addresses questions about whether an infant's immature immune system is "overloaded" by the number of vaccines administered and whether this could impair immunity to other infections or increase risk for allergic or autoimmune diseases.
This briefing was for Members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 20, 2002 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.