‘Cocoon’ vaccination strategy causes controversy

By David Ferguson
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 19:00 EDT
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Screengrab of 'The Doctor is In' segment on 'cocooning' vaccine strategy
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This Fox News segment with Dr. Cathleen London discusses the question of vaccinating extremely young infants against some diseases. The practice of “cocooning”, which is endorsed by the CDC, involves vaccinating all adults who will come into contact with the infant rather than exposing the child to potential risks of early vaccination.

The practice is supposedly effective, but some doctors have questioned its expense and impracticability in some cases. Watch the clip, embedded via Fox News, below:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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