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Are the vaccines for children running out in Germany?
The first expired swine flu vaccination doses are currently being thrown away and 34 million new doses are to be delivered in the next month, as new problems arise: Due to overloading of the manufacturers, 7 vaccinations against teething problems are currently not available, according to media reports.
The six-fold vaccination (hexavalent vaccination) against polio, whooping cough, diphtheria, tetanus, Haemophilus influenza type B and hepatitis B and the four-fold vaccination against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox are among those specifically affected. Here, especially in Germany, children and infants are vaccinated. Occasionally, the agents are now vaccinated individually. For pediatricians, children and parents, this means more costs, time and effort.
According to public information, a little less than half of the 9.6 million swine flu vaccine doses ordered for the first time are said to have remained. The first funds are now being thrown away. In March, however, another 34 million cans will be delivered. Originally 50 million had been ordered, but it could be traded down.
The subject of vaccinations for children is a very controversial topic in Germany. In naturopathy, there are probably the most fundamental critics of vaccinations for children. They consider the vaccinations to be harmful to health and generally unnecessary. Among other things, they criticize the fact that additives such as mercury or aluminum compounds are dangerous and can lead to long-term health effects for those affected. Furthermore, economic reasons for the vaccination jar manufacturers are a leitmotif in the vaccination campaigns.
Proponents of vaccinations accuse the critics of having provided no scientific evidence for their criticism and of arguing too ideologically and too little scientifically. They consider the vaccinations necessary to "eradicate" certain diseases and to protect the children from possible fatal complications.
Basically, it is difficult for parents to get access to neutral and factual information about the vaccinations. Observers criticize the fact that there is only inadequate support and transparency in advising parents in choosing the right individual decision to vaccinate their child. (Thorsten Fischer, naturopath osteopathy, 07.02.2010)
Additional information: Doctors for an individual vaccination decision e.V.