Too Many, Too Soon: The Anti-Vaccine Fallacy

Too Many, Too Soon: The Anti-​​Vaccine Fallacy

A common argument against early childhood vaccination is that it’s dangerous to exposure children to too many antigens (the molecular patterns that elicit an immune response) at once. But is this true? The following video from Academic Earth puts the vaccine schedule in perspective.

For more detailed information on antigen exposure from vaccines vs. antigen exposure from simply living the world, see this article by Dr. Mark Crislip on Science-​​Based Medicine. Other fascinating videos from Academic Earth — on topics from Ayn Rand to Bitcoins to Internet trolling — can be found here.