INTERVIEWER: You say, “Right after he got the standard one-year vaccinations, he developed a very high fever and screamed for hours. Katie,” your daughter, “was so frightened she called her husband to come home from work and they put the baby in an ice bath to bring down the fever. When they called the doctor they were told the reaction was completely normal.”
WRIGHT: WRIGHT: And all vaccines essentially are the same, of the same type of vaccine, and the children are all different, and they have different immune systems. So their responses are going to be like this and pediatricians are too quick to say, oh, you fall in a normal category. Well, that normal category is like this wide, and that’s where vaccine safety comes in, and that’s an area I did spend a lot of time in trying to understand the CDC’s vaccine safety program.
And I can tell you conclusively in that one, that program can be significantly improved for very little money and we tried, and I tried with two administrations, the Bush administration, Obama administration and I failed to get it. It got stopped in the White House in both cases.
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