Informed Consent #22 - Definition of Vaccination
From: Annie Weston
Dear Ministry of Health,
The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) keeps changing their definition of vaccination eg:
Vaccination pre 2015: “Injection of a killed or weakened infectious organism in order to prevent the disease.”
Vaccination 2015-2021: “The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease”.
Vaccination 01 September 2021: “The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease.”
Please note that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the first approval of a Covid-19 vaccine on 23 August 2021, seven days before the CDC changed their definition.
What is the NZ Govt’s current definition of a vaccine and vaccination?
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