Vaccination during pregnancy

See: Foetal damage

[Media Oct 24, 2006] Flu Jabs For Mothers To Be

[NVIC May 2006] HPV Vaccine Increases Cancer Risk five women who got the vaccine around time of conception gave birth to babies with birth defects.

Cdr. Megan Ryan has found that women vaccinated for anthrax during the first trimester have a higher rate of birth defects in offspring than unvaccinated women.  Apparently this research was compelling enough, despite an army study to the contrary, for the FDA in 2002 to change the pregnancy warning on the vaccine label from a C (no data on risk) to a D (data suggests increased risk during pregnancy). However, the data have not yet been published.  Dr. Maria Araneta, also associated with the Naval Health Research Center and University of California, has shown that GW veterans are also likelier than controls to have children with certain birth defects.  My understanding of the safety of anthrax vaccine and its role in GWS ---Meryl Nass MD

Autism: Is there a vaccine connection? Part 1.  Vaccination after delivery---F. Edward Yazbak, M.D., FAAP.
Autism : Is There a Vaccine Connection? Part 2. Vaccination around Pregnancy--F.E. Yazbak, M.D., F.A.A.P
Autism : Is There a Vaccine Connection?: Part 3.  Vaccination Around Pregnancy, The Sequel-----F.E. Yazbak, M.D., F.A.A.P