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Is the timing of recommended childhood vaccines evidence based?

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 23 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i867

Vaccines: Milestone or Millstone

Since childhood is an intense period of growth and development, both of which are measured with various milestones, perhaps the viral illnesses of childhood, such as measles, mumps, and rubella, are likewise immunological milestones. And perhaps childhood vaccines are just millstones, which interfere with milestones.

Competing interests: No competing interests

26 February 2016
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA