Three deaths may have link to flu jab
Three patient deaths have been reported to the State’s drugs monitoring agency relating to administration of the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix in the past two years, according to figures obtained by irishealth.com
The deaths occurred in a baby whose mother was given the vaccine, and in two elderly people.
And the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has told irishhealth.com that 139 deaths were linked to medicines in the top 10 list* (see below) that had the highest number of reported adverse reactions from January 2010 to December 2011.
The IMB has stressed that that three deaths reported to it in patients exposed to Pandemrix does not necessarily indicate a direct link between the vaccine and the deaths.
The Medicines Board says in many cases where patients’ deaths were linked to drug or vaccine reactions, the death may have been caused by other factors, such as underlying illnesses or progression of the patients’ disease, and many of the patients taking drugs where fatalities were reported were already seriously ill.
However, the Medicines Board cannot state for certain exactly how many of the deaths reported to it among those taking medicines may have been directly linked to a reaction to a particular drug/vaccine.
It says of those fatal reports received in relation to Pandemrix, two of the patients were aged over 80 years and were reported to have had pneumonia.
In the third case, the death reported was of a newborn infant.
However, the IMB said the baby, whose mother had previously been given the Pandemrix vaccine, was seriously ill and had multiple post-birth complications. It said the infant’s death was unlikely to have been a direct fatality as a result of an adverse reaction to the vaccine.
The deaths were recorded among 779 reports of adverse reactions to pandemic flu vaccines given to the IMB over the two-year period.
There have been reports of a possible link between Pandemrix and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in young people.
The IMB said many people who received the H1N1 vaccines had chronic underlying medical conditions which put them at greater risk of developing serious complications.
Source: Irish Health, 29th February 2012.
3rd Smallpox Vaccine Death Reported
Three people have died of heart attacks after receiving the smallpox vaccine, and expert advisers are recommending that the federal program be slowed down, throwing a struggling campaign into even deeper trouble.
Health experts are investigating a possible link between the vaccine and heart problems that have occurred in 17 people, including the three fatalities. Two of those were health care workers in private hospitals. The third, announced Friday by the Pentagon, was a 55-year-old National Guardsman, the first death in a military inoculation program that has treated 350,000 people.
The civilian program, which unlike the military’s is voluntary, has moved much slower. Federal officials had aimed to offer the vaccine to at least 450,000 people in the program’s first month. After two months, only about 25,000 have been vaccinated, with many hospitals opting out of the program altogether.
Despite the low numbers, the Institute of Medicine recommended this week that federal officials consider whether they have vaccinated enough people to handle a terror attack using the smallpox virus, should one occur. Many states might discontinue their programs as they reconsider their readiness, said Dr. Brian Strom, the head of the Institute of Medicine’s smallpox committee, which is advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the program.
The recent deaths add weight to the recommendation, Strom said in an interview Friday.
“They’re going to have more trouble now” getting volunteers, he said. “I think people are going to be afraid.”
Source: CBS News, 11th February 2009.
Four children die in Kerala after administration of pentavalent vaccine
Four children have died in Kerala after they were administered pentavalent vaccine, which was introduced by Kerala government in its Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) on December 14, 2011. However, whether the administration of pentavalent vaccine is the reason for the death of these children is yet to be established.
According to sources, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed by an NGO called Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) in the Kerala High Court at Ernakulam on behalf of parents of a female baby Ancy who died after receiving pentavalent vaccine on December 15, 2011. In the PIL, the HRLN has prayed to the court to stop vaccinating pentavalent vaccine to the other children as there is risk of death due to the vaccine. The PIL was filed on February 16 this year.
Advocate Sandhya Raju, who is representing the HRLN in the case, said that the untoward incident involving the 56-day old female baby Ancy happened on December 15 a day after she was administered the first dose of pentavalent vaccine at the community health center at Vithura in Thiruvananathapuram district on December 14, 2011. On the same day of vaccination, the baby developed fever and the next day she died.
Sources said that in the second case at Kattakkada, Thiruvananathapuram, another baby died after administering the pentavalent vaccine. In this case, the child had reaction on way home from government hospital after vaccination. They went back to same government hospital. But the child died there. The hospital asked to do post-mortem which the parents declined.
Experts argue that if the reaction occurred after the injection and there was no other cause for the reaction it must probably be due to the vaccine.
Source: Pharmabiz, 1st March 2012
The Number of Children who Die After Vaccine Shots More Than Doubles in 3 Years
mmunisation-associated problems have come to the fore yet again. A Delhi-based report gave the shocking news that the number of children who die soon after being administered vaccine shots more than doubled in the last three years compared with the previous seven years. The information was provided by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in response to an application under the Right to Information Act, 2005 from Dr. K.V. Babu, a public health activist and a Central Council member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
The finding is significant inasmuch as the sudden spurt in the number of vaccine-related deaths has happened during a three-year period (2008 to 2010) when three reputed public sector vaccine-manufacturing institutes functioning at Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh), and Coonoor and Chennai (both in Tamil Nadu) had been forced to suspend vaccine production. The three units accounted for over 70 per cent of the vaccines needed for the country’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). The Central government withdrew the orders of suspension of production in the three units only in 2010.
The risk factor
As vaccine-preventable infectious diseases continue to decline, people have become increasingly concerned about the risks associated with vaccines. Moreover, technological advances and people’s awareness about vaccines have led to investigations focused on the safety of existing vaccines, which have sometimes created a climate of concern.
The concern over the increasing number of deaths among children following vaccination is not confined to India. Many countries have been facing this problem and the governments and the WHO have started addressing the risk factor with a view to enlarging its use among larger sections of children all over the world. Social activists and the media are going all out to mobilise public support for such initiatives.
Japan is a recently affected country. Even before five children were recorded dead soon after vaccination, the government started taking preventive operations. It immediately suspended sale of two branded vaccines manufactured by global corporates based in France and the United States. The Japanese media are solidly behind their government.
Open letter to DG, WHO – Pentavalent vaccine related deaths in India
Dear Dr Margaret Chan,
All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN) is a network of not-for-profit civil society organisations that has been campaigning and working for rational use of medicines, largely in the Indian context. We have written to you in the past. We would like to bring your attention to the deaths Pentavalent (DPT + Hib + Hepatitis B) vaccine related deaths in India.
According to the Brighton classification of ‘adverse events following immunization’ (AEFI), re-challenge and recurrence of symptoms in the individual is needed for classification of AEFI as ‘certainly related to vaccine’. Such re-challenge is impossible if in the first instance, AEFI results in death. In the absence of proof from a re-challenge experiment, deaths caused by vaccines can only be classified as ‘probably related to vaccine or possibly related’ to the immunization.
As you would know, there have been several Pentavalent vaccine related deaths in Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Pakistan. Using the WHO approved classification of AEFI many of these deaths are ‘probably related to the immunization’ because no alternate cause for the adverse events has been found. However an expert panel looking at the deaths in Sri Lanka deleted ‘probably related’ and ‘possibly related’ from the classification of Brighton for purposes of their evaluation report, and then certified that the vaccines were ‘unlikely to be due to the vaccines’. This report (Expert Panel Report 23 December 2008 Sri Lanka) is available on the World Wide Web.
One by one the WHO has delisted a number of brands of prequalified Pentavalent vaccine, but the problem has refused to go away. Pentavalent vaccine was introduced in two states in India on 14th December and 17th December 2011, to evaluate the safety of the vaccine in India. According to an affidavit filed in the Kerala High Court by the Government of Kerala India, there have been four deaths in less than two months since it was introduced in the public health system. For your information the full text of the submission by Kerala government can be accessed here.
The reactions in India suggest that the cause of the problem is unrelated to the brand or manufacturer or lot of the vaccine. It appears to be a form of ‘hypersensitivity reaction’ as described in the post mortem report on one of the children in Kerala. The vaccine can be administered to many patients without problems and there is no available method at present to predict which infant will react adversely. The US FDA has pointed out that vaccines are aimed mostly at healthy individuals for prevention of diseases to which an individual may never be exposed. Unlike conventional drug treatments meant for the management of existing disease, in prophylaxis with vaccines, safety is of paramount importance. Vaccines that frequently and unpredictably cause death of healthy children cannot be recommended.
Pentavalent vaccine is at present recommended by WHO and its introduction is supported by GAVI funds. Given these circumstances the WHO needs to re-evaluate the recommendations. We propose to copy this letter to countries supporting the GAVI initiative so that they may be able to initiate action in a responsible manner.
Looking forward to your early action in the regard.
1. Dr Jacob Puliyel, Drug Action Forum – Karnataka (DAF-K), New Delhi
2. Dr Mira Shiva, Medico Friend Circle, New Delhi
3. Dr Gopal Dabade, DAF-K, Dharwad
4. Mr Srinivasan. S, LOCOST, Vadodara
5. Mr Naveen Thomas, Headstreams, Bangalore
6. Mr Prasanna Saligram, AID India, Bangalore
7. Dr Anurag Bhargava, JSS, Chattisagarh.
Source: All India Drug Action Network, 12th March 2012.
Child Dies after Vaccination: Authorities Halt Vaccine Use
n another case of death following vaccination, an Indian child died after getting vaccination for polio and other diseases collectively called DPT.
The incident happened on Thursday in Dahisar, a suburb of Mumbai city, where 3-month-old Megha Devkari died hours after she was vaccinated orally for polio and injected two other vaccines, which were for Hepatitis-B and DPT. Times of India reports that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has responded to the complaint of the dead child’s parents by stopping the use of the particular batch of vaccines with which Megha was vaccinated.
Another post in Times of India informed the same day that the bereaved parents have blamed the vaccine shots for the infant’s death. The child’s body has been sent for forensic testing.
In the meantime, civic authorities running the vaccination campaign told the paper that the child might have died by “some other complications”. The paper reports that the police have registered a case of accidental death.
In a similar case in India, occurring in February this year, four infants were reported dying soon after getting the oral polio vaccination and shots for Hepatitis and DPT while last year in Chennai, the death news of a two-year-old, soon after he was given oral polio vaccine, reportedly caused panic in the state. In India’s next-door neighbor Pakistan, a five-year-old girl also lost her life soon after she was vaccinated for polio in November last year.
Concerns have recently been raised over the continued use of oral polio vaccine in the third world, given that it was banned in the US in 2000 due to serious health risks. An article in Times of India, last year, pointed to the rising incidence of deaths soon after vaccination and the government’s failure in getting to the bottom of the problem.
Source: Digital Journal, 12th May 2012. http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/324752
Baby Dies Day after Vaccination
A three-month-old girl died a day after she was administered oral pulse polio drops along with Hepatitis B vaccine and DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus) vaccine at a health centre in Dahisar.
On Thursday, Megha Devkari’s family filed a complaint against the health centre at the Dahisar police station, but immunisation in-charge Dr Kishore Hurgoli said she could have died due to other reasons.
“It could have been an adverse event following immunisation. Only after we get the post-mortem report can we be sure about the cause of death,” said Dr Hurgoli.
The police said that of the eight infants who were administered the vaccines on Wednesday, only Megha developed complications.
The father Ramesh told the police that Megha developed high fever after they returned from the health centre. “They gave her Crocin as she could not sleep. In the morning the parents realised something was wrong and rushed her to Bhagwati Hospital, but she was declared dead,” said a police officer.
Dr Mukesh Sanklecha, consulting paediatrician, Bombay Hospital, said: “The DTwP vaccine has side effects like high fever, fits/convulsion and even brain damage, but very few children develop these symptoms. Hence, many paediatricians running private practices administer DtaP, which is equally effective and has a fewside effects. But it is expensive.”
Source: DNA, 11th May 2012. http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_baby-dies-day-after-vaccination_1687276
One of Twins Dies One Week after Vaccination
Nine week old Stacy Sirjacobs from Belgium died one week after her routine 8 week injections.
Stacy was born one month premature by casearean section (both factors would have given her a compromised immune system, firstly because she was immature and secondly because she could not swallow vaginal bacteria during vaginal birth to colonize her mucosal immune system – this means babies born by caesarean can have poorer functioning immune systems).
Stacy also needed resusitation at birth.
Despite this, doctor’s advised that Stacy be vaccinated on schedule at 8 weeks old with multiple vaccines. At the time she had a cold, however, the doctors insisted this was fine and vaccinated her and her twin sister Lesly with Prevnar (depending on the brand it would have either contained seven strains of pneumonia or 13, so it is a 7 in one or a 13 in one vaccine but most people don’t realise that), a DPT (a 3 in one vaccine), polio (another 3 strain vaccine), Hepatitis B vaccine, hib vaccine and rotarix vaccine against rotavirus (gastroenteritis). That means the babies recieved anywhere from 16 to 22 vaccines contained within three injections, not lesser amounts reported in some other reports because the writers fail to take into consideration the number of strains in each vaccine.
A week after Stacy’s injections she developed a fever (classic time period for the latent phase)and was given fever reducing medication by her parents. When this didn’t help, they took her to hospital.
She was diagnosed with a chest and blood infection but her parents were told it was ‘not serious’ and doctors denied all links to her vaccines. They also said she was suffering from gastroenteritis but refused to let her parents change her soiled diapers, saying the baby needed her sleep.
Stacy then developed red spots and started to have difficulty breathing but medical staff refused to do anything and left the distressed, dying baby lying in her own excretement.
Parents begged for lumbar puncture and antibiotics but this was denied.
Shortly after, she stopped breathing and died.
Doctors pronounced her death as meningitis and sepsis (which can happen after vaccination and fever reducing medications), but they had not done a lumbar puncture to prove this.
Stacy’s devastated parents are now involved in a campaign to highlight the dangers of vaccination. They said
“We are the parents of Stacy, who died a week after HER first vaccines; we are organizing a global event in honor of Stacy, Nova and all other vaccine victims worldwide. We are summoning every citizen of every country to take to the streets in their own cities, towns and villages: things must now change!”
They held a protest in their daughter’s honour on 20th January 2012.
Stacy and Lesly Sirjacobs – Stacy died a week after her vaccines and left Lesly without her sister.
TO READ ABOUT STACEY’S PARENTS PROTEST, SEE HERE: http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/279543
BABY DIES IN HIS CAR SEAT ON THE WAY HOME FROM VACCINE CLINIC
Two of my kids contracted pertussis (whooping cough), one vaccinated and one unvaccinated. Interestingly, the unvaccinated daughter kicked it more easily than the vaccinated son, who struggled even a year later with coughing spells! Some may question my sanity, knowing my kids contracted whooping cough yet still sticking to the decision to not vaccinate. Well, my daughter is alive and healthy. Unfortunately my sister’s nephew (on her husband’s side) died in his car seat on the way home from having a DPT shot. When his mommy went to get him out of his carseat when they arrived home, her baby was dead, and all her efforts to resuscitate him were to no avail (she was a nurse). Because of this extreme reaction, my sister’s children aren’t allowed to have the pertussis vaccine. But, that’s not a problem, since the disease is fairly easy to treat. My kids, other than the rare cold and even rarer flu, are never sick – except for the instances I mentioned (which has been spread over 28 years). I’ll be honest with you, we aren’t on the healthiest diet. My kids enjoy junk food and McDonald’s food and Lucky Charms for breakfast – and they’re STILL healthier than all their friends!”
Source: Stories of Unvaccinated children, Vaccine Injury Info. http://www.vaccineinjury.info/results-unvaccinated/personal-stories/478-i-have-9-children-four-of-them-are-fully-vaccinated.html
Toddler Suffers Cardiac Arrest after Doctor Vaccinates Him When Sick
An extremely sick toddler died in Renaix, Belgium last week after receiving his MMR vaccination from the ‘Kind en Gezin’ Child and Family Health Centre. The toddler, the second to die in Belgium in less than six months, suffered a cardiac arrest after receiving the MMR vaccination given to him by a G.P. despite warnings from his father that he was still unwell.
Xandro just 18 months was recovering from RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) a respiratory infection involving his lungs and breathing passages (1) and his father was worried that he was not well enough to receive the vaccine.
Cedric Sanspuer, Xandro’s father, told reporters that his son had remained a sick and fragile child since his illness and that he had asked the G.P. to give him a thorough examination before giving him the vaccine. According to Mr. Sanspuer, the doctor examined the toddler briefly before stating that he appeared to be a ‘bit snuffly’ but his chest was clear before giving him the vaccination which his parents now believe led to his death.
Translation of Report on Xandro’s Death after MMR
The Dutch newspaper De Morgen reported today on its website, the death of Xandro in Ronse, a child of eighteen months, only a week after its vaccines made at Kind & Gezin (the Dutch equivalent of ONE ).
Kind & Gezin said the investigations into the death of this child. The parents said in the newspaper VTM that their child had died following a vaccination Child and Family but insisted it was too early to draw any conclusions about the link between the deaths and vaccination.
According to the parents of the child, it was after this consultation Kind & Gezin that the toddler suffered a cardiac arrest. The child received the injections despite fragile health had deteriorated since infection by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), contracted six months ago, parents have yet explained.
“A Kind & Gezin doctor vaccinated the child on May 25 and June 3, the child died” responded Leen Du Bois, spokesman Kind & Family. It was stressed at this stage to say that it was too early to consider that there is any connection between the deaths and vaccination. Kind & Gezin is currently in the process of analyzing this case she also said. “We will now, with all the data we have, trying to establish what really happened”.
Finally, Kind & Gezin stresses that parents should not worry unnecessarily about immunizations.
Source: Initiative Citoyenne, 6th June 2012.
Two Infant Deaths after Vaccination
Three-month-old Tanujashree is the second child to die of ‘adverse effects from immunisation’ (AEFI), after being administered the pentavalent vaccine in Tamil Nadu since December 2011. Tanujashree, whose family lives in Arundhati Nagar near Perambur, died on Wednesday hours after she was administered the vaccine.
Earlier in January, a month after the new five-in-one vaccination project began, a three-month-old died in Kancheepuram within 24 hours of being given the injection.
The state’s public health department recorded the deaths as AEFI as specified by WHO. Officials at the directorate of public health said they did not go public with it since no postmortem was done to prove the death was linked to the vaccine. “The doctor who treated the child suspected a congenital disease, but we have not been able to prove it because the family was not willing for a postmortem,” said a senior health official.
Even as Tanujashree’s postmortem report is yet to come, officials have ruled out vaccine as the reason for the death. “It is unlikely that the vaccine was defective because nine other children received doses from the same vial. We don’t know if the child had some other problems,” he said.
Tamil Nadu and Kerala are first states to administer pentavalent vaccine to 16 lakh children. The programme in Tamil Nadu began in December 2011 amidst safety and utility concerns raised by experts. Kerala, which started the programme ahead of Tamil Nadu has recorded four AEFI deaths so far. A case is pending in the Delhi high court challenging the introduction of such vaccines under the universal immunisation programme without scientific studies by the Union health ministry.
Source: The Times of India, 13th July 2012. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Two-infant-deaths-after-vaccination-in-Tamil-Nadu/articleshow/14858393.cms?intenttarget=no
Vaccinations Suspended After Baby Dies
Genesis Medical Center Pediatric Clinics suspended their use of childhood vaccines. The decision comes after a baby received routine vaccinations on Tuesday, then died several hours later at home. Genesis Health Group says its suspending pediatric vaccinations merely as a precaution until the cause of the baby’s death can be determined.
Tuesday morning a 4-month-old baby boy came to the Genesis East Pediatrics Clinic in Silvis for a routine checkup that included several vaccinations. The seemingly healthy baby boy was brought in for a “well baby” visit, that’s a check up that includes routine vaccinations like pneumonia, and DPT, which is for diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus. Then Tuesday night his parents found him dead with no obvious cause for his death. Now all childhood vaccinations at Genesis clinics in Silvis, Bettendorf and Davenport have been temporarily suspended. A Genesis spokesman says hospital administration have no reason to believe the vaccines caused the baby’s death, but they want to be overly cautious.
“They’ll be a coroner’s examination of the baby and we’ll get a report. At that time we’ll most likely resume our vaccinations, because we don’t think there was a link between them and the child passing,” says Craig Cooper, Genesis Health Group spokesman.
Genesis has also sent the batch of vaccines the boy received off to the Food and Drug Administration and to the makers of the vaccines for testing. This is the first time Genesis has ever suspended pediatric vaccinations at it’s clinics. We’ll continue to bring you the latest as Genesis finds answers.
By Kia Carter, http://www.wqad.com/Global/story.asp?S=8613656&nav=1sW7
Five Week Old Foster Baby Dies From Vaccine Reaction
Five week old Zaire Knott, who was in foster care after being removed from his mother at birth, died after he was given a series of vaccinations.
A DYFS aide bringing newborn Zaire Knott from the clinic to the office on Halsey Street noticed the infant was having trouble breathing and was bleeding from his nose. The aide rushed the boy inside DYFS District Office #1, where an in-house nurse urgently gave the newborn cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Although the nurse was assisted by emergency medical technicians who managed to regain a pulse, the baby died in the office at 12:46 p.m. A statement from the Newark Police Department said a DYFS worker drove the baby to the hospital.
“An exact cause of death will be determined at a later date pending the results of an autopsy,” according to the police statement. DYFS officials suspect the immunizations for hepatitis B and polio “caused the distress or some sort of reaction,” “We’ll review the circumstances, but it sounds like a medical complication. We’ll look at exactly what was done after they discovered the baby was in distress.’
Susan Morrison, from the Claramaass Medical Centre in Belleville, said It is standard for a 5-week-old to get several vaccinations, such as hepatitis B, according to the recommended childhoodand adolescence immunization schedule provided by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.’
The DYFS transportation aide had picked up the boy from the clinic for a scheduled visit with his birth mother atthe district office. DYFS workers were distraught over the baby’s death, said Hetty Rosenstein, president of Communications Workers of America Local 1037, which represents most employees in that office.”I have never seen more wrecked people,” she said. The workers have been offered grief counseling, which will continue today. The foster mother, a resident of Newark who has cared for the boy since he left the hospital after his Sept. 16 birth, also will receive bereavement counseling.
Source: Star Ledger, 21st October 2005.
Baby Dies After DPT Vaccine
A two-month-old baby boy died within 10 hours of being administered a shot of DPT vaccine at a medical camp in Srikakulam district on Wednesday.
The boy, Savara Praveen, died at his home in Savara Jhoudupally of the Maoist-infested Meliaput mandal, about 175 km from the district headquarters, on the Orissa border. The infant was among 15 others who were given a DPT shot on Wednesday morning. But sources said the boy was given hepatitis-B vaccine along with the DPT shot.
Family members said Praveen started frothing at the mouth, turned blue and died around 5.30 pm. Sources said Praveen, who was born on June 2, was administered the vaccination by a health worker of Asha. The boy’s parents — Savara Janu and Annapoorna — are farm labourers belonging to the tribal community.
The child was doing well for the first few hours after the vaccination, but cried a lot in the afternoon, and by evening, he died. What worsened the matter was that there was no provision to take the baby boy to a nearby hospital. “We did not plan for an ambulance or medical support,” a health official said, adding that it was supposed to be a routine programme of immunisation where nearly 10,000 kids were given the DPT shots.
Source: India Today, August 2008.
Editor’s Comment: That is medical malpractice because facilities should always be present to cope with emergencies after vaccination, for instance, adrenaline. Even though many children have no noticeable affects, doctors know vaccines can kill
So to vaccinate knowing that they can’t get children to the hospital is in my opinion, criminal.
Severe Allergic Reaction to Pertussis Vaccine
In May 2004, my normal, healthy 2-month-old niece received the combined vaccine for diptheria, tetanus and pertussis. When she got home, she fell into a deep sleep for three hours. When she woke up, she proceeded to scream — an intense, blood-curdling scream — for three hours non-stop, and she would not be consoled.
She recovered, but in July 2004, at her 4-month appointment, she got the shot again. That evening, when my sister-in-law changed the baby’s diaper, my niece went completely limp. Her eyes were unresponsive. She began wheezing and having a hard time breathing and developed a fever. My brother and sister-in-law took her to the emergency room, and again she recovered except for a slight fever.
She was fine for 10 days, and then it all happened again. So they took her to the doctor and he admitted her to the hospital, where they monitored her all night. She continued to struggle with responsiveness until the next day. Finally, the doctor contacted a specialist and concluded that it was a reaction to the pertussis vaccination.
Parents who have taken their babies to doctors know that they will be encouraged to vaccinate their children. It makes sense, since the vaccines are produced for the purpose of defending our children from a host of mild to outright deadly diseases. I appreciate all doctors and nurses, who spend thousands of dollars and years of training to fight for our health and good quality of life.
I am scared to death for Alaska’s children, who face not only a massive vaccine schedule but also a future of ever-increasing vaccines, with no set limit. When is it ever going to be enough? There are warning labels for every shot, with possible severe, debilitating side-effects, and today’s babies get several in one appointment.
Being a parent isn’t easy. It’s always a good idea to read labels and ingredients on products that enter a child’s body, especially a vulnerable baby. I think most people would be shocked and surprised at what they discover. How nice it would be if doctors would actually educate parents about the not-so-rare side effects of vaccinations.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires a warning label on all vaccinations. Below are specific examples of some warnings from the CDC and/or drug manufacturers.
For the diptheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine —
• Any child who had a life-threatening allergic reaction after a dose of DTaP should not get another dose.
• Any child who suffered a brain or nervous system disease seven days after a dose of DTaP should not get another dose.
• Talk with your doctor if your child: Had a seizure or collapsed after a dose of DTaP, cried non-stop for three hours or more after a dose of DTaP or had a fever of over 105 degrees Fahrenheit after a dose of DTaP.
Source: newsminer.com, by Pam Samash, 28 December 2009.
10 Deaths Linked to Flu Vaccine
TEN deaths have been linked to the nation’s flu immunisation program since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, including elderly patients and unborn babies.
The CSL flu vaccine, Panvax — which taxpayers spent $131 million stockpiling for the 2009 swine flu outbreak — triggered 1716 adverse-event reports, including seven deaths.
Source: The Australian, 3rd August 2012. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/deaths-linked-to-anti-flu-vaccines/story-e6frg8y6-1226441791947
3 Babies Die after Hepatitis B Vaccine
Three children today died following complications allegedly after they were administered Hepatitis B vaccine at a local hospital, police said.
Activists of an NGO administered the vaccine to 24 children yesterday and of them 15 developed complications like vomiting and fever.
They were rushed to the taluk hospital and three died today, police said.
Those who were suffering from complications are undergoing treatment, District Health Officer Dr Srikant Basur said.
The deceased were in the age group of 18 months and two years.
Following the death of their children, their parents lodged a police complaint and a FIR has been registered, police said.
Hospet Taluk Assistant Commissioner D R Ashok Kumar banned the activities of the private NGO and directed it not to continue with the vaccination programme till further orders.
Tourism Minister Anand Singh ordered an inquiry into the deaths and announced Rs 50,000 compensation to each of the bereaved families.
Government will meet the treatment expenses. http://www.financialexpress.com/news/ngos-administers-hepatitis-b-vaccine-kills-three-children/986052/ Source: The Financial Express, 9th August 2012 –
45 Day Old Baby Dies after Hepatitis B vaccine bringing the Death Toll to Four
One more child died today due to suspected complications following administering of Hepatitis B vaccine at a local hospital, taking the toll to four in similar cases in Karnataka in the last two days.
According to police, 45-day old baby girl Dhanya Gopal Siddi died of “serious health complications” that arose after being administered the vaccine at a primary health centre in Kalache in Uttara Kannada District.
“Samples of the vaccine are being sent to a laboratory to ascertain whether it was spurious. Meanwhile, District Health Officer has visited the PHC and is looking into the case”, police said.
Three children died yesterday following similar complications after they were administered Hepatitis B vaccination at a local hospital in Hospet in Bellary district.
Source: NDTV, 10th August 2012 – http://www.ndtv.com/article/south/45-day-old-baby-dies-after-being-given-hepatitis-b-vaccine-253652
4 children die, 12 taken ill after receiving vaccination
Four infants died today in Doti district of western Nepal after receiving anti-measles vaccines from district health office.
The deceased were identified as Anju BK, Gauri Chiral, Milan Damai and Sujata Nepali of a village in the district. They died today, a day after a local health assistant administered anti-measles drugs to them yesterday.
The exact cause of the death could not be established, according to officials.
Twelve other children who received the drug have also fallen ill, according to the district health office.
A medical team has been dispatched from the capital to the affected area for carrying out investigation.
Source: Business Standard, 21st August 2012 – http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/4-children-die-12-taken-ill-after-receiving-vaccination/46502/