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Over time, the number of vaccines that children get has increased. I also got the diphtheria and pertussis and tetanus vaccine. Now, in the first few years of life, babies will receive vaccines to protect against 14 different diseases. It’s important to give them early because you prevent more if given early in life? If you take diseases like Hib [Haemophilus influenzae type b] or pneumococcus or pertussis, those are diseases that you start to see around six, seven, eight months of age, so you want to try and be as immune as you can by that time so you can be prevented from getting them. I think the criteria that you hold those data to are, would I give this to my own child?Compare what you had as a child with what’s on the schedule now. And then in the mid-1950s, I got Jonas Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine. And then and only then, I think, would you recommend it for the country’s children. It’s much harder to develop, generally, a biological than a small molecule drug. They are much more difficult to manufacture and to develop, because frankly, the process is the product.This is the edited transcript of interviews conducted on Dec. So 100 years ago in Philadelphia, you still saw diseases like yellow fever. S., and then there were several cycles of transmission from one American child to another to another to another.Diphtheria was the most common killer of teenagers. There was still smallpox in the United States really up until the 1940s. That level of transmission hadn’t been seen for more than a decade. That was an indication that San Diego had lost its herd immunity? And I’ll give you an example [of] exactly how contagious measles virus is.And so if you look at how many people get tested, the numbers are phenomenal.For the HPV [human papillomavirus] vaccine, there were 30,000 girls and young women who were tested for five years before that vaccine was licensed.
Of the remaining 35 who hadn’t been vaccinated, 31 caught measles. I think from the pediatrician’s standpoint, the schedule is crowded.Parents reasonably thought: “My child was fine; they got an MMR vaccine; then they developed the first symptoms of autism.