Evaluating Risk Factors: Vaccinations

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as vaccinations — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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In the Childhood section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about vaccinations:
Have you had some or all of the 'required' vaccinations?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ I have not been vaccinated at all
→ I have had vaccinations but will not have any more
→ I have had vaccinations and may have more
→ Yes, and I am careful about keeping up-to-date

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no past vaccinations, past vaccinations or past and future vaccination, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:

Findings from animal and human studies confirm that DTP (diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis) and tetanus vaccinations can induce allergic responses [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] and can increase the risk of allergies, including allergic asthma.  An analysis of data from nearly 14,000 infants and children revealed that having a history of asthma is twice as great among those who were vaccinated with DTP or tetanus vaccines than among those who were not [6].

[1] Vaccine 1995;13: pp.669-73
[2] Pediatr Allergy Immunol 1997;8: pp.83-7
[3] Pediatr Allergy Immunol 1994;5: pp.118-23
[4] Adv Immunol 1996;61: pp.341-403 [review]
[5] J Allergy Clin Immunol 1974;54: pp.25-31
[6] J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2000;23: pp.81-90


Studies from Europe indicate that there may be a link between the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine and autism. [Sara Solovitch, "Do vaccines spur autism in kids?", San Jose Mercury News, May 25th, 1999]

Crohn's Disease

Based on a study of 3,545 people who received live measles vaccine as children, their rate of developing ulcerative colitis was 2.5 times higher (3 times higher for Crohn's) compared to an unvaccinated group.

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Studies from Europe indicate that there may be a link between the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine and irritable bowel syndrome.

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