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The Pediatric Forum
October 2000

Universal Childhood Vaccinations: A Faustian Bargain?

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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154(10):1063-1064. doi:

Although the article by Lee et al1 is generally well balanced, the authors' portrayal of the childhood immunization issue is decidedly one-sided. Lee and colleagues state that "safety" and "failure to promote childhood immunization[s]" are major concerns in pediatric health care, yet they don't acknowledge the known risks associated with vaccinations, which may be responsible for many chiropractors' decision to educate parents about the benefits and possible adverse effects of vaccines rather than actively promote immunizations.

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