Hep A Vaccine .. why?
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|Mon, 08-17-2009 - 11:55am|
Our Feb 2009 PG was discussing vaccines .. someone mentioned Hep A -- which reminded me that I want to know WHY we vaccinate children 12-24 moths against it?!? We have safe drinking water supplies .. the stats I found said there are approx 7000 Hep A infections in this country every year and 50 deaths. It's hardly even a percentage of the population that can be calculated .. 2.278655 × 10^-5 %
I was vaccinated against Hep A when traveling in Africa .. and got the booster when I traveled in Guatemala .. both places where I would consider such a vaccine to be warranted -- but for my baby, in the US?!
Does anyone have articles / links for me on this one?? Why did "we" add this vaccine to the schedule (besides having another vaccine to make money off.. )