Stanley Alan Plotkin is an American physician who works as a consultant to vaccine manufacturers, such as Sanofi Pasteur, as well as biotechnology firms, non-profits and governments. In the 1960s, he played a pivotal role in discovery of a vaccine against rubella virus while working at Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. Plotkin was a member of Wistar’s active research faculty from 1960 to 1991. His book, “Vaccines”, is the standard reference on the subject. He is an editor with Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, which is published by the American Society for Microbiology in Washington, D.C..
LORI MATHESON vs MICHAEL SCHMITT is a case between a wife and a husband, and the conflict between them on the issue of vaccines for the welfare of their daughter.
The father, Michael Schmitt, is of the belief that their daughter, Faith, should receive all the vaccines that she has missed and to continue receiving the CDC-recommended vaccines on time.
Dr. Plotkin agrees with the father, that Faith should receive all the vaccines that she has missed and to continue receiving all of the CDC-recommended vaccines on time.
This deposition of Stanley Plotkin, M.D. delved into topics such as money/funding aspect of vaccines and the conflicts of interests that exist; vaccine ingredients; safety of vaccines; VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System); anti-vaccinationists or anti-vaxxers; the lack of vaccine safety studies.
One of Dr. Stanley Plotkin’s advice at the ACIP meeting in 2017 is to conduct more vaccine safety studies to prove the anti-vaccinationists wrong.
Mr. Siri (Co-counsel for the Plaintiff) asked Dr. Plotkin this question, “Shouldn’t vaccine safety studies be done for the sake of making vaccines safer, not for the purpose and with the pre-determined objective of proving so-called anti-vaccinationists wrong?