Department advice on the safety of expanding the vaccine schedule 2002 to the present

Currently waiting for a response from Department of Health and Social Care, they must respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please see my published evidence to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (particularly paras 4 and 5, footnotes 4-13).

Has the Department's advice to the government or members of Parliament on the safety of expanding the vaccine schedule ever been based on the Offit the paper 'Addressing parents’ concerns: do multiple vaccines overwhelm or weaken the infant's immune system?' Pediatrics. 2002;109:124–9., as it has been to members of the public from the Department or the NHS (and various associated bodies)on many occasions since 2002? Most specifically, I am referring to the idea that an infant's body could mount casual resistance to 10,000 plus vaccines in one go.

Can they say whether this is still the case, or if not when it changed, and if there is any advice now (and if so what is it)?

Yours faithfully,

John Stone,
34 Outram Road, London N22 7AF
020 8888 7109

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