Medicine: Not for Children

For children, the new Army-tested influenza vaccine (TIME, Oct. 7) seems to be almost as bad as flu itself. Pediatricians have found that, for reasons still unexplained, children react to the vaccine much more violently than adults; as little as one-tenth of the normal adult dose (one cc) may produce high fever, chills, vomiting. Lederle Laboratories, a manufacturer of the vaccine, now advises against it for tots under two. Verdict of most leading pediatricians: for adults only.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!