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How much medicine is too much?

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 28 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l902

Re: How much medicine is too much? And how about vaccines?

It is timely when governments across the globe are taking taking measures against their citizens to enforce longer and longer vaccine schedules (as the industry produces more and more products) to ask whether this also has not gone far too far.

This is the present UK vaccine schedule to 12 months.

DTaP, Polio, HiB, HepB+Rotavirus+13 Strain Pneumococcal+MenB (8 weeks)
DTaP, Polio, HiB, HepB+Rotavirus (12 weeks)
DTaP, Polio, HiB,HepB+13 Strain Preumococcal+MenB (16 weeks)
13 Strain Pneumococcal+MMR+HiB, MenC (12 Months)

I ask what is the experimental base for saying this is safe? Could it not be judicially pruned?

This is too much medicine!

Competing interests: No competing interests

01 March 2019
John Stone
UK Editor
London N22