Are vaccine makers influencing country’s immunization plan?
Are all vaccines recommended by your paediatrician actually required or merely pushed to favour vaccine companies that reward the biggest association of paediatricians in India?

A key official of the Indian Academy of Paediatricians (IPA) has raised serious issues of funding and conflict in an open letter to the president. The association, one of biggest for paediatricians in India, is heavily dependent on funding from vaccine manufacturers, he pointed out. Immunisation guidelines are tweaked to include products of the funding companies, he alleged, and the technical committee members who decide the guidelines are on the board of vaccine manufacturers and paid by them. Paediatricians, in turn, get hefty margins on vaccines they administer....