Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association2002 Sep; 46(3): 167-172
ABSTRACT: The discussion of vaccines is one that, more often than not, evokes some rather spirited disagreements within the chiropractic community. Nearly every issue of every chiropractic journal or newspaper, has something – a letter, an article, an advertisement – discussing vaccines, and almost never in a positive manner. Over the past several years we’ve heard allegations of the polio vaccine leading to lymphoma and causing the AIDS epidemic, thimerosal preservatives leading to developmental disabilities, and the MMR vaccine leading to Crohn’s disease and autism. Some of these discussions have raised legitimate and thoughtful points; some have simply relied upon emotional rhetoric and haven’t troubled themselves with facts.