Vaccine Myth #10: Vaccines, If Administered during the First Two Years of Life, Can Cause Diabetes

One researcher claimed that infants immunized with one dose of Hib vaccine at twenty-four months of age were less likely to get diabetes than if they received four doses of the Hib vaccine (at three, four, six, and eighteen months of age). He concluded that the risk of diabetes could be reduced if children did not receive vaccines at a young age. After carefully reviewing the data, researchers discovered that analytic methods used in the study were incorrect.

Another study, a ten-year follow-up study showed that the incidence of diabetes was the same in those who had been immunized early and those who were immunized later.

No evidence exists to support the notion that vaccines should be delayed.

You can read more about vaccine myths in my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Child.

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