The Funeral of Two Babies Who Died After Measles Vaccination

Priest dies after reaction to yellow fever vaccine taken for trip to Africa

A priest has been killed by a yellow fever vaccine that he took for travel to a foreign country. He had the vaccine 7th March 2014 and initially appeared well, but then attended his GP on 15th March stating that he had been feeling unwell for a week. He was prescribed antibiotics that didn’t help.

His health rapidly deteriorated over the next 36 hours and he was transferred to hospital where he died from multiple organ failure on 18th March.

He had previously been in good health.

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Vaccine Campaign Kills More Than 157 Children – Doctors Demand Probe into Vaccine Deaths

Expressing dissatisfaction over inquiry report about children’s deaths caused by measles vaccines in Peshawar, the doctors’ community on Friday demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident and asked the government to immediately withdraw the suspension order of their colleagues.
Addressing a news conference here at the Peshawar Press Club on Friday, Dr Umar of the Pediatric Department along with Provincial Doctors Association Vice President Dr Amir Taj said the provincial government, health department and WHO were responsible for the deaths of children. Criticising the provincial government, he said, why did not the health department take serious steps after the outbreak of first measles case. He said the government was failed to declare emergency in major teaching hospitals of the provincial metropolis in this connection.
Flanked by Dr Rajput, Dr Amir Nasim, Dr Qayyam and Dr Rizwan, Umar said the measles vaccines, which used in special immunisation drive from May 9 to 31, was imported from India due to its nominal rates. While, he said the diluent’s water using for mixing with measles vaccines also needed to import from abroad.
He alleged during the drive, the water mixed with measles vaccines was of substandard quality and of local trademark that also caused Rs1 billion financial losses to provincial kitty.
He informed the same measles vaccines also caused deaths of several children in India in March 2011 but the government did not take the issue into consideration.
The provincial government, Dr Umar said, should explain the procedure for cold chain, transportation, storage and duration of measles vaccines. He said during the special immunisation campaign measles vaccines were mostly injected into children’s veins through untrained staffs appointed on political grounds.
On the occasion, Dr Amir Taj said that pediatrics were not taken into confidence before launch of measles campaign in the province. During the campaign, he informed more than 157 children have been died but the provincial government suspended only 17 senior and junior doctors on the basis of three deaths in the Khyber Teaching Hospital and Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, which is unfair and an injustice with these doctors.

Source: The Nation, 21st June 2014 –

Sudden Infant Death Following Hexavalent Vaccination: A Neuropathologic Study

We examined a large number of sudden infant death syndrome victims in order to point out a possible causal relationship between a previous hexavalent vaccination and the sudden infant death. We selected 110 cases submitted to in-depth histological examination of the autonomic nervous system and provided with detailed clinical and environmental information. In 13 cases (11.8%) the death occurred in temporal association with administration of the hexavalent vaccine (from 1 to 7 days). In none of these victims congenital developmental alterations of the main nervous structures regulating the vital functions were observed. Only the hypoplasia of the arcuate nucleus was present in 5 cases. In one case in particular an acquired hyperacute encephalitis of the tractus solitarii nucleus was diagnosed in the brainstem. This study does not prove a causal relationship between the hexavalent vaccination and SIDS. However, we hypothesize that vaccine components could have a direct role in sparking off a lethal outcome in vulnerable babies. In conclusion, we sustain the need that deaths occurring in a short space of time after hexavalent vaccination are appropriately investigated and submitted to a post-mortem examination particularly of the autonomic nervous system by an expert pathologist to objectively evaluate the possible causative role of the vaccine in SIDS.

Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 21, issue 7 – DOI
DOI: 10.2174/09298673113206660289

More on the Haylee Marie Case: Help Recognize that There are Adverse Reactions to Vaccines

Please support and help get the word around that there are severe adverse reactions to the Hepatitis B vaccine.

My daughter Haylee Marie Schmidt was an extremely happy and healthy nine and half month old baby when I last held her in my arms. Little did I imagine as she gazed intently into my eyes with all the innocence and wonder of a little baby that she would die that night. She was never ill before receiving that Hepatitis B shot that afternoon. After her last nap of the day she woke up and let out painful screams. Thinking she was hungry and was sore from the shot earlier that day I fed her and gave her some baby infant Tylenol. As I laid her down for bed that night I kissed her forehead and told her how much I loved her. She fell fast asleep but when I went to wake her up the next morning she has passed away in her sleep.

According to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System there were 36,788 officially reported adverse reactions to the Hepatitis B vaccine between 1992 and 2005.
Of these, 14,800 were serious enough to cause hospitilaztion, life threatening health events or permanent disabilities.
In addition, 781 babies were reported to have died following the Hepatitis B vaccine.
This is likely an underestimate because a huge fraction of babies that die following a vaccination are chalked up as SIDS.

In my case, this is exactly what happened. For some reason the pathologist didnt take the brain tissue samples to adequately find the cause of my daughter’s death. He explained to me he was dead set before he even did the autopsy that it was SIDS and that he didn’t have the adequate technology to look at her brain tissue samples. When her autopsy was done my daughter’s brain was extremely swollen and she had stopped breathing before her heart had stopped. A swollen brain is not SIDS. Through conversations with other experienced pathologists, I subsequently discovered that brain inflammation is a classic adverse reaction to vaccination (with any vaccine) in the medical literature.

After my daughter died I hired a lawyer in cause something like this was to happen. Ironically, after i told my lawyer about what the pathologist said he was in awe because all it takes is a basic microscope to look at the brain tissue samples. My lawyer’s independent pathologist is in the process of looking at her tissue block samples that were provided by the Benton County coroner’s office. Until he examines her tissue samples she will be another SIDS statistic.
Knowing all these side effects would you take the risk and give your child this vaccination? If this vaccine was safe like doctor’s say it is then there wouldn’t be so many deaths and neurological disorders stemming from the vaccine. If i could have a second chance and go back, I never would have let them give my daughter that vaccination and my life would be completely different. But I am here today to be my daughter’s voice and tell everyone what the effects of this shot can be.


Baby Thomas

The information on the package inserts doesn’t even begin to describe what is in a vaccination. I’ve learned the hard way. My son, Thomas was born September 28, 2012 and on November 29, 2012, I took him for his 1st set of vaccinations and a day and a half later, on December 1, 2012, he was gone.

I was stupid and will forever be heartbroken. This is a picture of my Thomas in the doctor’s office the day he was injected, of course before they gave him the shots. Perfectly healthy and happy.

l feel guilt everyday because I was blind and took him for them without researching it 1st. I believed and trusted the doctors. I was wrong. They’re wrong. It’s all about the money.

Suzanne Fuhri


False Accusations of Child Abuse After Vaccine Induced Injuries Destroys Families

 War isn’t the only thing killing Syrian children: MMR kills 15

At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country’s civil war, activists said.

The children, some just babies, all exhibited signs of “severe allergic shock” about an hour after they were given a second round of measles vaccinations in Idlib province on Tuesday, with many suffocating to death as their bodies swelled, said physician Abdullah Ajaj, who administered the vaccinations in a medical center in the town of Jarjanaz.

It was unclear what killed the children, but Ajaj said in an interview via Skype that they all exhibited the same symptoms to varying degrees. He said it was the first time he had ever seen such a reaction to vaccinations.

“There was shouting and screaming, it was hard for the parents. You get your child vaccinated and then you find your child dying, it’s very hard,” Ajaj said. There weren’t enough respirators in the clinic, making the situation even worse, he added.

Video footage uploaded to social media showed a medic examining a young girl who was squirming. Another child, in an orange tee-shirt and blue pants, appeared lifeless as a medic administered CPR. He then opened the child’s mouth to reveal a swollen, blue-tinged tongue. The footage corresponded with Associated Press reporting of the event.

The Western-backed opposition based in Turkey said it had suspended the second round of measles vaccinations, which began on Monday. The campaign was meant to target 60,000 children. In a statement, it said the vaccines used Tuesday met international standards and did not say what may have caused the deaths.

It is extremely unlikely that the vaccinations killed the children, said Beirut-based public health specialist Fouad Fouad, who said spoiled vaccinations were more or less harmless. “It cannot cause death,” he said.

U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said UNICEF and the World Health Organization are “deeply concerned” and awaiting further clarification.

Source: Yahoo News, 17 September 2014

Syrian opposition halts vaccinations after death reports

The Syrian opposition said Tuesday it halted a measles vaccination campaign in northeastern Idlib province following reports that children had died after being innoculated.

The announcement came in a statement posted on the websites of the Syrian opposition National Coalition and the rebel interim government.

“The Syrian interim government’s health ministry has instructed a halt to the second round of the measles vaccination campaign, which began Monday… following several fatalities and injuries among children in vaccination centres in the Idlib countryside,” the statement said.

It stressed that a first round of vaccinations against measles, which began a month ago, had been carried out “without any problems.”

They said the vaccines being used in the latest campaign had come from the same “source” as those in the previous round, without specifying what that was.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based NGO, said “at least five children have died and 50 others are suffering from poisoning or allergic reactions after measles vaccinations in Jirjanaz, in Idlib province.”

The group said medical sources had suggested the vaccines could have been compromised, possibly either because they were expired or poorly stored, but there was no confirmation.

Medical groups have rushed to head off the spread of measles, mumps, rubella and particularly polio in Syria, as normal medical services have disintegrated during the conflict since 2011 between the government and armed rebels.

The United Nations said earlier this year that 1.6 million children were to be vaccinated inside Syria against polio, measles, mumps and rubella.

Source: Global Post, 16 September 2014

VAN UK’s Comment: Any doctor knows that a severe allergic reaction usually occurs on the 2nd exposure because the first time around the body doesn’t recognise the toxin. The 2nd time the immune system mounts a defence, which is what allergic reaction is.

Five children die of spoiled vaccines in Syria

Damascus: At least five children died after taking contaminated measles vaccines in rebel-held areas in the country’s northern province of Idlib, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.

More than 50 other children got related allergies after receiving the vaccines, Xinhua reported citing the observatory.

The vaccines were provided by the interim “oppositional government”, which has been formed in exile but has access to some of the rebel-held areas in the Idlib province.

According to the observatory, 10 others children are believed to have died in the areas of Sinjar, Sheikh Barakeh and Um Moilat in the countryside of Idlib and many more are expected to lose their lives as a result of the deteriorating health situation.

Opposition sources said that the spoiled vaccines may have not been properly stored before being administered to the children.

The opposition forces are in control of considerable portions of Idlib province and the latest incident has cast doubts on the ability of such opposition forces to run the lives of the people under their control.

There have been no remarks from the official Syrian government regarding the incident in Idlib.

Source: Zee News, 16 September 2014

Novartis flu vaccine under the lens as Italy probes 13 deaths

Italy‘s drug regulator has a growing investigation on its hands, and Novartis ($NVS) is in the middle of it. The number of people who have died in the country after receiving one of the Swiss pharma giant’s flu vaccines has risen by 10 just days after Italy issued a partial ban on the product.

Thirteen people have now died shortly after getting Novartis’ Fluad shot, reports. The death toll has climbed since Thursday, when Italian authorities suspended batches 142701 and 143301 of the vaccine as a precaution after alerts of an initial three fatalities. The deaths include people who received doses from those lots as well as people who received doses from other lots, the Italian Pharmaceutical Agency said on Friday, according to Bloomberg.

Source: Fierce Pharma, 1st December 2014,

Two babies die in France after vaccinations

Health authorities in France are reviewing whether a common vaccine to prevent stomach illnesses should be given to babies, after it emerged this week that two newborns died following the inoculations.


A report has been submitted to France’s Directorate General of Health that raises a number of concerns about adverse effects after the vaccination for gastroenteritis, which is given to newborns.

It comes after the national drugs agency MSNA reported that two babies had died following the vaccination back in 2012 and 2014, revealed on Tuesday by French newspaper La Canard Enchaîné.

According to the report the babies died of an “intussusception” – a serious intestinal condition that sees one portion of the bowel slide into another.

It added that the vaccines Rotarix and RotaTeq, used to prevent infections in babies, have caused a number of worrying side effects, including the two deaths.

The two vaccinations, which are given orally, have been administered to babies since May 2006 and January 2007 respectively.

Since then 508 confirmed reports of adverse effects have been made, including 201 that were logged as “serious”.

The authors of the report from the Technical Committee of “Pharmacovigilance” have questioned whether all babies need to receive the vaccination.

Health authorities are expected to review the findings of the report in the coming days.

Source: The Local, France, 1st April 2015.

VAN UK’s Comment: What makes it sadder is that gastroenteritis is NOT fatal or serious in first world countries and can be prevented by breastfeeding and hydration. The vaccine is much more dangerous than the disease.

4 month old baby dies after receiving wrong vaccine, mother protests in front of Clinic

Attempts to cover up the death of a four-month old baby are not being taken lightly by his grieving mother, Suemede Critchlow as she continues to demand justice for her baby boy.

Critchlow on Monday, March 23 told reporters that her son died after being administered the wrong vaccine at the Plaisance Health Centre, East Coast Demerara. Kevon Critchlow died on Wednesday, March 18 due to hemorrhaging in his brain.

The mother and a group of other women protested the clinic as they cry out for justice.

She  explained that her son was given a vaccine, which was intended for a 5 – year – old child, after the nurse mixed up his clinic card with that of his cousin.

“K. Critchlow was written on both cards and that’s why she mix them up. He was a very healthy baby when he attended the clinic to get his four month vaccine, the nurse wrote down all the vaccines in the clinic card before administering the vaccine, and then she go and take out all of the vaccines and put it there and give my son the vaccine for a five year old baby,” the mother said.

She further noted that she woke her son up to nurse him when she saw him bleeding through his nose.

“When I took him to the hospital they said that he was dead…they said he had brain hemorrhage and they took a sample…so when we went to ask the nurse if she give him the right vaccine they said it was a mistake.”

Critchlow said the nurse confessed to administering the wrong vaccine; however they are now trying to cover up the matter and were trying to retrieve the toddler’s clinic card in an attempt to make changes to their record chart.

She has since reported the matter to the police. “

I will try my utmost to get justice and I know that I will get justice for my baby…I would like to have justice for my child because I have 4 children and I am very capable of taking care of all of them.”

Source: I News Guyana, 23rd March 2015.

VAN UK’s Comment: Babies are given the same dose of vaccine as a 5 yr old so it was probably a fatal reaction to vaccines rather than a dosing problem although he may have been given MMR.

Polio drops ‘kill’ baby; six hospitalized

A two-month-old girl died on Saturday while six children were hospitalized after they were administered polio drops at Shahpur in Bihar’s Vaishali district a day earlier.

“The girl’s family was sleeping in the open because of hot weather. The family woke up just before dawn when it started raining and realized the baby was dead,” said Vaishali civil surgeon Dr Ramashish Kumar.

“The other six children were admitted to hospital as a precautionary step. I have asked the officials concerned to ascertain whether the incident is connected to administration of polio drops or not.”

State immunization officer Dr N K Sinha said the kid died of cold. “Others were hospitalized because of hue and cry,” he said.

“All of them who were hospitalized have been discharged now. The postmortem report of the deceased is awaited.”

A relative of one of the six children said the kids developed fever and suffered from vomiting and diarrhoea after they were given polio vaccine.

Vaishali SP Rakesh Kumar said they were waiting for the deceased baby’s family to file a written complaint or else they would suo motu register a case.

Source: The Times of India, 28th June 2015

Polio Drops Kill Baby

Infant dies after receiving anti-polio vaccine in Bihar: Docs

A seven-month-old girl died while six other children are undergoing treatment at a government hospital after being administered anti-polio vaccine in Bihar’s Vaishali district, Doctors said today.

Civil Surgeon (CS) of Vaishali Ramashish Kumar said that Sonali Kumari, a seven-month-old girl, died at her home late last night after she was administered the anti-polio injection during the day at Shahpur village.

The Centre termed as “sudden infant death syndrome” the fatality and sought a report from the state government.

Six other children of the village under Ganga bridge police station have been admitted to Sadar hospital for treatment, Kumar said.

Sadar Hospital doctor B N Jha, who is treating the children at the hospital, said they reported complaints of vomiting and shivering among other problems.

The CS said a team under Executive Director of state Health department Rahul Kumar has gone to the village to probe the matter.

He said that till now anti-polio drops used to be given to children and this was the first time that the vaccination centre of the district went for administering anti-polio injections.

“It seems to be a case of sudden infant death syndrome. Post mortem is being conducted,” a senior Union Health Ministry official said in Delhi.

According to the investigation by the Ministry’s team, the child was unwell before being given the vaccine.

“All children were fine except for the one who was found dead in the morning. She already had mild fever and parents also do not know the reason,” the official said.

He said that the six other children who reportedly fell sick were brought to the hospital as a “panic reaction”.

“As a panic reaction, all the children who were vaccinated in that locality were brought to the hospital and were finally discharged after two hours of observation,” the official said.

Source: Business Standard, June 27 2015.

“All children were fine except for the one that was found dead”

VAN UK’s Comment: Sick children are not supposed to be vaccinated. Having a fever at the time of vaccination is a contraindication.

Vaccination deaths: Health dept awaiting lab reports

The State Health and Family Welfare department is yet to receive the report on the death of infants, who died after immunisation at a private hospital in Bengaluru two months ago.

Two infants died after they were administered with a dose of Polio, BCG and Hepatitis B vaccination on May 25 at the Shushrusha Nursing Home in Yelahanka New Town.

The State Drug Controller sent samples of the vaccines administered to the Central Research Institute (CRI) at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. Raghuram Bhandary, drug controller, said they were yet to receive the report from the laboratory. “It is taking time for us to get the sample testing reports but we are hopeful to receive it by next week,” he added.

Hussain Saheb Kazi, Deputy Director (Immunisation), Health department, said “We want to send samples of syringes to the Central Drug Laboratory in Kolkata. Once the drug and syringe test reports are out, it will be easy to analyse the cause of death,” he added.

Source: Deccan Herald, 31 July 2015.

Vaccination deaths: Health dept awaiting lab reports

2 babies die, dozens hospitalized after vaccination in southern Mexico

Mexican health officials are investigating after two babies died and 29 children were hospitalized from suspected adverse reactions to shots from the country’s national vaccination program.

Six of the children hospitalized in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas remain in serious condition, the Mexican Social Security Institute said on Sunday.

The parents of the two infants who died were so outraged at the government that they refused to let authorities perform autopsies, CNNMexico reported.

The illnesses were reported after 52 children from the rural mining community of La Pimienta were given vaccines Friday for tuberculosis, rotavirus and Hepatitis B, the institute said. Later that night, 31 of the children “presented adverse reactions presumably associated with the application of these vaccines,” officials said. Two of the children later died.

Authorities haven’t said what they think caused the illnesses. They’ve pinpointed the batches the vaccines came from and have suspended administration of other vaccines from those batches pending the conclusion of their investigation, the institute said. They’re also investigating the needles used in the vaccinations and the possibility that a virus or bacteria could have caused the illnesses, Mexico’s El Universal newspaper reported.

Residents of La Pimienta told CNNMexico the vaccinations were offered Friday when officials came to the community and announced over loudspeakers that vaccines would be given to newborns.

In the poor, rural area, access to medical care is difficult to come by. There are no hospitals or clinics, only a small cinder block health center with a tin roof where residents go when a doctor passes through the community. A small selection of paracetamol and other pills sits on dusty shelves inside.

On Sunday officials said the state’s governor and the director general of the Mexican Social Security Institute visited the hospitalized children, vowing to support their families and to be transparent as they continued their investigation.

Source: CNN, May 11th, 2015.

2 Babies Dead, 29 Hospitalised after Vaccination in Mexico

Post-vaccination, 11 infants died in Maharashtra

As many as 11 babies died in the state last year after immunization as against eight infants in 2014. In the last five years, about 76 infants have died after being vaccinated in Maharashtra.

At present, only the deaths that occurred in the state-run medical establishments have been taken into account and their number is likely to be higher, a health department official said.

Experts said private practitioners involved in immunizing infants should report cases of adverse reaction and deaths following immunization to understand the exact burden of such casualties.

Every year, around 22 lakh infants below one year of age get vaccinated as protection against several diseases in the state.

Going by the health department’s record, 14 infants died post-immunization in 2011. The number jumped considerably in 2012 when 21 infants had died. A total of 22 infants died in Maharashtra post-vaccination in 2013, the highest recorded in the last five years.

Health authorities said an infant’s death after immunization is usually coincidental and has other co-factors linked to it.

Calling vaccines safe, paediatricians said while side effects such as mild fever or redness at the site where the shots have been administered are common, adverse reactions occur in one out of 10 to 20 million doses globally.

“Most deaths are coincidental. There are hardly any human errors. There is a system in place which evaluates every death post immunization,” paediatrician Aarti Kinikar said. She is a member of the state’s Adverse Effects Following Immunization (AEFI) Committee which audits every death reported to the state health department post-immunization.

“Such a death is classified depending upon various parameters including infants’ associated medical conditions. Mostly, these deaths remain unclassified. There is a need to involve private practitioners in reporting as currently only a handful of deaths occurring in the private sector gets reported to the state health department,” she added.

Experts pointed out that freeze-dried vaccines, which are reconstituted, must be utilised within six hours. Failing which, there are chances of contamination and serious adverse effects.

They also said that Maharashtra has established an effective cold chain with the help of ice-lined refrigerators and vaccine boxes. They have called for frequent orientation workshops and training programmes for health workers.

Source: The Economic Times, 16th January 2016.

Post-vaccination, 11 infants died in Maharashtra

Chaos in Kashmir after rumours of children’s deaths due to polio vaccination

A regular polio drops campaign went haywire with rumours of children dying after the vaccination spread fast creating panic across Kashmir valley.
Frantic parents were seen streaming into nearby clinics and hospitals, demanding their children be checked for signs of illness.
The trouble started when rumours erupted that children have developed signs of illness after being administered polio vaccines. Thousands of parents across Kashmir valley rushed their children to hospitals and created mayhem in the hospitals.
Despite, assurances from doctors and health officials that vaccines were safe, the angry mob of parents and relatives of children went on a violent spree, breaking windowpanes and glasses of the government run hospitals.
The State Immunization Officer Dr Yangthan Dolma said, “No death has been reported with the pulse polio vaccination from anywhere.”
Dr Dolma said that she has spoken to all 10 Chief Medical Officers of Kashmir and that there has been no adverse report from anywhere.
“These are just rumours. I request people to have faith in this 20-year-old vaccination programme,” said Dr Dolma.

Source: The State Times, India.

Chaos in Kashmir after rumours of children’s deaths due to polio vaccination

VAN UK’s Comment: It’s completely false to say polio vaccine is 100% safe. No drug is 100% safe and there are deaths after polio vaccine that have been reported previously that are posted on this site.

Pentavalent vaccine alert after suspicious death

The state health department has banned the use of a particular batch of pentavalent vaccine -launched in November 2015 -after a two-month-old baby girl died in Ratnagiri district in December following vaccination.
The health department has directed health centres not to use vaccines from the batch till the safety aspect is investigated. The Adverse Effects Following Immunisation (AEFI) committee is expected to look into the cause of the child’s death.

“We have alerted health care units having vaccines from the batch to stop administering them till their safety is fully evaluated and established. Barring the particular batch, vaccination of the pentavalent vaccine is going on unhindered across the state,” said Archana Patil, additional director, State Family Welfare Bureau.

AEFI is a general term. It could be due to various reasons, including bad vaccine quality due to break in the cold chain, contamination and complications because of pre-existing conditions in the child.

We have sent 10 vials rom the particular batch to the designated laboratory a Kasauli for analysis. We have directed health officials to stop its use forthwith. Vacci nes from the batch were sen to Nagpur, Akola, Auranga dad, Latur, Nashik, Kolha pur, Pune and Thane,” said a state health official. The baby girl was administered the vaccine at the state’s healthcare unit at Kolthar village in Dapoli taluka of Ratnagiri district on December 9. “The girl was vaccinated at 10am and she died around 6.50 pm the same day,” said a health official from Ratanagiri.

Infant deaths after immunization are usually coincidental. These deaths have some other co-factors linked to them. However, the reasons for such deaths are investigated by the AEFI committees which have been set up in all districts,” said another state health official. Every year, 20 lakh babies are born in Maharashtra.

“Going by the infant mortality rate of 30 per 1,000 live births, we can expect at least 16 infant deaths every day.Such incidental deaths during vaccination are extremely unfortunate,” he added.

Infant deaths following immunization have been steadily rising in Maharashtra.The health department’s report released in May last year pegs infant deaths after immunization in 2009-10 at 33, up from 26 and 15 in 2008-09 and 2007-08 respectively.

The Union health ministry’s statistics obtained under the RTI Act shows that 128 children died in 2010 in the country due to AEFI. That count has increased in the past three years. Calling vaccines safe, paediatricians claimed that side-effects like mild fever were common.

Source: The Times of India, 5th January 2016.

Pentavalent vaccine alert after suspicious death

1 more infant death from Quinvaxem vaccine

A four-month-old girl died Tuesday two days after receiving a Quinvaxem shot in the northern province of Hai Duong, the second death due to anaphylactic shock from the free vaccine in Vietnam in a week.
The child received the 5-in-1 shot at a commune medical station on the morning of October 25.
She started to vomit the next morning and her buttocks developed purple patches that afternoon, according to local medical officials.
The family took her to a hospital soon after that, but she died on October 27 of anaphylactic shock. The same reason was blamed for the death of a three-month-old boy in the central province of Nghe An, who died just minutes after vaccination on October 20.
For both it was the second shot of Quinvaxem, and they were fine the first time.

Three shots are given to infants at monthly intervals and for free under a national program to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenza type B.

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Quinvaxem is a WHO prequalified drug distributed by Berna Biotech Korea Corp., and is much cheaper than alternatives.
Since June 2010 more than 25 million shots have been administered, and immunization officials said it has “significantly reduced” the numbers of children infected with dangerous diseases.
But after nine infants died between November 2012 and March 2013, the health ministry suspended the vaccine in May that year.
But after an investigation found that the deaths were not related to the vaccine, its use resumed in October the same year.
Another investigation by the World Health Organization also suggested the vaccine was safe. It found nine complication cases related to the vaccine between 2010 and April 2013 in which all the babies survived, and considered that number very small out of 14 million shots given during the period.
The organization said the accepted rate of complications related to the vaccine is 20 per million shots.

Yet an independent expert told news website Dan Tri anonymously that 23 have died due to causes related to the vaccine since it was reintroduced, including the two latest cases.

Dang Duc Anh, head of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, told the news site that the ministry has considered alternative measures, but is constrained by both supply and budget.
Quinvaxem uses whole-cell preparations in its whooping cough component while more expensive alternatives, like Pentaxim made by French company Sanofi Pasteur, use purified antigens which are considered safer.

Anh said producers of vaccines with purified agents cannot provide enough for Vietnam’s needs yet.

Source: Thanhnien News, 30th October 2015.

1 more infant death from Quinvaxem vaccine

7th infant death after Vietnam brings back controversial vaccine Quinvaxem

A 3-month-old boy died in the Central Highlands on Thursday soon after he was given Quinvaxem, the controversial 5-in-1 vaccine that Vietnam suspended for five months in 2013 following several infant deaths.
News website Zing quoted family members as saying that they had the boy vaccinated at a public clinic in Dak Nong Province in the morning.
He became very weak and turned pale a few hours later. He died soon after they brought him to a local hospital.
Forensic tests have not come up with a conclusion.
A local health official said around 20 other babies received Quinvaxem shots from the same batch that morning and they are all fine.
Quinvaxem is given to infants in Vietnam for free as part of a national immunization program to protect children against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza type B infections.
It is a WHO prequalified drug and is much cheaper than alternatives.
Berna Biotech Korea Corp. has distributed it in Vietnam since 2010.

The health ministry suspended the vaccine on May 4, 2013 after nine infants died between November 2012 and March 2013.

Source: Thanhnien News, 4th September 2015.

7th infant death after Vietnam brings back controversial vaccine Quinvaxem

Family of 3 month old boy who died after vaccine, photo credit: Zing.

Vietnam defends tuberculosis vaccine after trio of infant deaths

An official from the Ministry of Health Ministry has dismissed concerns about a tuberculosis vaccine that was administered this month to three infants in northern Vietnam who died soon afterward.
Tran Dac Phu, director of the ministry’s Preventive Health Department, said that investigators have yet to find a causal link between the vaccine and the tragic deaths.
Phu said the babies may have died from acute pneumonia brought on by a dramatic cold snap.
He was referring to the death of a two-month-old girl that occurred on November 6 after health officials visited her home in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau to administer an injection.
Health officials conducted an initial physical exam and decided that she was fit, before administering the injection. They were not informed that she had been sick with fever five days earlier.
Two other babies, 12-day-old Dau Ngoc Phu and 44-day-old Phuong Van Lieu, died from what doctors called “respiratory decline.”
Lieu died on November 11, one day after receiving the TB shot at a commune medical center in Bac Kan Province. Phu died on the night of November 8 after receiving the shot that morning, at a commune center in the northern province of Thanh Hoa.
Mai Thi Linh, Phu’s 26-year-old mother, said doctors at Nga Truong Commune’s medical center in Nga Son District examined him and said he was well enough for the shot, which the government provides for free.
Linh followed medical staff advice and waited for half an hour to observe any possible post-injection side-effects.
When none arose, she took her baby home.
That night, Phu suffered from unusual hiccups and spasms.
After the child turned black and blue, the family contacted the medical center staff who arrived and administered first-aid before sending him to the district general hospital.
But he died soon afterward. Doctors still have not found a reason for his respiratory decline.
Mai Kim Tuyen, head of the center that administered the boy’s vaccination, said his staffs followed protocol.

The boy’s death is “regretful” and authorities are trying to determine the cause, he said.

Fatal complications brought on by vaccines have made national headlines in Vietnam in recent years.
Tran Dac Phu, director of the General Department of Preventive Medicine, said Vietnam is possibly the second only to Yemen in terms of reports of vaccine-related infant deaths.
He made the comment during a discussion of the deaths of three newborns in the north-central province of Quang Tri last year.
The babies had been brought in for Hepatitis B shots, but a nurse mistakenly gave them Esmeron, a muscle relaxant used prior to surgery and other procedures.
That nurse has been detained since early March.
In another similar case, a dozen fourth and fifth graders at Le Van Tam Primary School in the southern province of Binh Duong, which neighbors Ho Chi Minh City, were hospitalized on Monday after receiving a free measles-rubella combined vaccination.

The children suffered headaches, nausea and dizziness, news website Zing reported.

Source: Thanhnien News, 16 November 2015.

Vietnam defends tuberculosis vaccine after trio of infant deaths

Vaccines and Infant Death: 1-Year-Old Boy Died Three Days After Being Vaccinated

On October 2015, at the age of one, Michael Whitesell received his MMR, hepatitis A, varicella and flu vaccines. Like any regular vaccination aftereffect, Michael had a high fever three days after their trip to the hospital. According to Vactruth, he was given Tylenol to soothe his fever, but he was found dead the following morning.

As the investigation moved forward, they found no foul play in regards to the child’s death as it was ruled out that he died of natural causes. His death cause was labeled as Sudden Unexplained Infant Death, which is due to “natural causes.” None of his vaccines were listed on the report.

The one who examined Michael, however, noted that he experiences vascular congestion on his brain, heart, lungs, liver. His urine was also mentioned to be positive with glucose. Michael’s grandmother mentioned that the vaccine could have caused his death, but no medical explanation backed it up.

Source: Parent Herald, 21st May 2016.

VAN UK’S COMMENT: Pathologists never list vaccines on post-mortem reports as they don’t do toxicology tests afterwards and view vaccines as dangerous so don’t list them. To do so would be the end of their career. If a child is vaccinated and becomes ill and then declines over 3 days and dies, the link between vaccines and death is clear. They just don’t want to find it.

Boy dies 3 days after vaccines

Body to probe death of two children from measles vaccine

DCO Nadeemul Rehman has constituted a committed headed by Health EDO Munawar Abbas to probe the death of two children after they were administered measles vaccine.

On June 2, a two-member team of the Health Department comprising vaccinator Altaf Khursheed and Habibullah from Tibbi Qaisrani RHC reached Dhuppa and Bizzak village and administered measles vaccine to children during a campaign. As a result, 15-month-old Muhammad Zubair and 10-month-old Mariam suffered anaphylactic shocks that caused their death while 10 others, including Ayesha Khan, M Sibtain, Shahzad Ahmad, Muhammad Moaz, Eman Bibi, Noman Ahmad Khan and Khalid Iqbal got seriously ill. They were shifted to Taunsa Sharif Tehsil Headquarters Hospital. Later, three of them, Ayesha, Sibtain and Shahzad, were referred to the Children Hospital, Multan. Taking notice of the incident, the DCO has ordered an inquiry and constituted a committee.

On the other hand, a lower grade staffer of the Health Department has been suspended while services of two medical officers have been surrendered to the health secretary. Meanwhile, parents of the children alleged that either the vaccine was expired or poorly stored, which reacted strongly. They alleged that authorities concerned were trying to hush up the issue. It is learnt the generator at the office of EDO Health was out-of-order where the vaccine was stored.

Civic circles blamed the Health EDO for the deaths for being supervisor of the anti-measles campaign. They alleged that the district administration had favoured the Health EDO by appointing him head of the inquiry committee.

When contacted, Health EDO Munawar Abbas denied the allegations. He said the children did not die due to reaction of the vaccine as it occurs immediately, but they survived for 12 to 18 hours. He said the children suffered vomiting and diarrhea, which dehydrated them. He claimed the vaccine at the main store was well maintained and it did not cause adverse reaction among children in the rest of the area during the campaign.

To a question about surrendering services of senior medical officers of Tibbi Qaisrani and Vehoa rural health centres to the Health Department, he said the two officers did not provide follow-up treatment to the children, which was their responsibility. It is also learnt that the Punjab health director general and the health secretary have launched independent inquiries.

Source: International The News, 8th June 2016.

Nursery Nurse Jumps to Her Death after Mandated Swine Flu Vaccine Causes Narcolepsy

A 23 year old nursery nurse who was forced to have a vaccine she didn’t want in order to keep her job, developed narcolepsy after the injection, a condition where the person can fall asleep at any time and sleep very long hours. The lives of narcolepsy sufferers are drastically affected as they cannot drive, have a bath unattended or do anything unsupervised in case they fall asleep.  The nursery nurse, Katie Clack, became depressed due to the disability that the vaccine had caused and decided to end her own life by jumping off a multi-storey building.

Nurse ‘most likely’ developed sleep disorder after vaccine

A coroner has concluded it is “most likely” that a nursery nurse developed the sleep disorder narcolepsy as a result of receiving a swine flu vaccination.

Katie Clack, 23, became depressed after developing the condition in 2009 and jumped to her death from the top of a multi-storey carpark in Peterborough in September 2014.

Her narcolepsy had led to her sleeping for up to 19 hours per day on occasions and her mental health worsened. An inquest in Stamford heard that the Peterborough woman did not want the vaccine but was required to have it for her job.

Recording a narrative conclusion, Paul Cooper, acting senior coroner for South Lincolnshire, said studies showed there were “significantly raised odds of narcolepsy after [being given the] Pandemrix” vaccine in those aged 18 and above.

“On the available evidence on the association between vaccination with Pandemrix and onset of narcolepsy it seems most likely that receipt of this vaccine in December 2009 caused Ms Clack’s narcolepsy,” said Mr Cooper. He added that narcolepsy triggers depression, though he noted the case of Ms Clack was “complex and very rare”.

A statement issued on behalf of Ms Clack’s family said: “Katie was an energetic young woman who had just discovered her passion working with children. Narcolepsy turned her life into a terrible daily struggle and drastically reduced her quality of life. We cannot believe she would have decided to take her own life had the balance of her mind not been disturbed.”

In 2013, lawyers launched a class action on behalf of 38 British people — including 19 children — who developed narcolepsy after having the vaccine.

Scientists from the UK’s former Health Protection Agency say there is evidence of a link between the Pandemrix jab — made by GlaxoSmithKline — and narcolepsy in children. Across Europe, about 31m people are thought to have received the Pandemrix jab. Narcolepsy is a rare but serious neurological disorder which can cause massive disruption to sleep and daily life.

Source: The Irish Examiner, 12th August 2016.

‘Energetic young woman’ – family tribute to nursery nurse with narcolepsy who jumped off car park Read more at

A woman who died when she jumped from the top of a multi-storey car park after contracting narcolepsy from the swine flu vaccine has been described as an ‘energetic young woman’.

Nursery nurse Kathryn Clack, 23, was required to get the vaccine for her job – but it left her with the sleeping disorder and another condition that made her desperately unhappy.

An inquest was told she was seen on CCTV walking into the Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough, taking the lift to the top floor, level 11, and then stepping off feet first

Ms Clack, who died from head injuries, had developed narcolepsy weeks after been given the vaccine for swine flu in December 2009 during the pandemic of that year.

Freya Colvin and Peter Todd, of law firm Hodge Jones and Allen, represented the Clack family at the inquest.

Speaking on behalf of the family, they said: “Katie was an energetic young woman who had just discovered her passion working with children.

“Narcolepsy turned her life into a terrible daily struggle and drastically reduced her quality of life. We cannot believe she would have decided to take her own life had the balance of her mind not been disturbed.

“We feel she was let down by the defective vaccine which caused her narcolepsy.”

Days after having the injection, the previously happy young woman was sleeping 12 hours a day, Boston Coroner’s Court heard.

At some points she was even sleeping up to 19 hours a day and Katie’s mental health deteriorated.

After numerous visits to her GP she was referred to a specialist and diagnosed with narcolepsy and cataplexy – a condition that causes people to collapse when laughing.

She started suffering from clinical depression and psychosis.

Miss Clack – known as Katie – was later sectioned under the Mental Health Act at Peterborough City Hospital in April 2013. During her four week stay she was diagnosed with schizophrenia by consultant psychiatrist Dr Sepehr Hafizi.

An inquest into her death heard Katie had previously attempted to take her own life after taking an overdose.

On another occasion, she had told her sister she was at the car park and was going to jump. Her sister talked her out of it on that occasion.

The 23-year-old from the Market Deeping area was required to have the influenza vaccine on December 8, 2009 due to her employment as a nursery nurse.

Paul Cooper, senior coroner for South Lincolnshire, said: “She developed a rare chronic sleep disorder called narcolepsy which is characterised by excessive daytime sleepiness, hallucinations, sleep, paralysis and cataplexy.”

He said the condition meant Katie could collapse on the floor at any time. Studies undertaken since Katie’s death show the odds of narcolepsy developing after the swine flu jab in those over 18 are one in 170,000.

The coroner said: “Katie’s case was acknowledged to be complex and very rare.

“The three factors of the narcolepsy, cataplexy and psychotic episodes influencing her life over a short period of time had their impact, which led to her taking her own life by jumping from the Queensgate Centre on September 23, 2014 at a time when I deem she had capacity.”

The court also heard from Professor Elizabeth Miller from Public Health England, an epidemiologist who studies patterns of disease in the population.

She said the most likely cause of Miss Clack’s narcolepsy was the vaccination. Mr Cooper gave a narrative conclusion.

Freya added: “The Clack family has waited a long time for this inquest. It is important that that the coroner has recognised the causal link between the vaccine and narcolepsy and the devastating impact this had on Katie’s short life.”

Source: Lincolnshire Echo, 11th August 2016.

The Death of Parker Crosby

My husband was active army, we were stationed at Fort Knox, KY where my husband was receiving treatment for a traumatic brain injury and a spinal cord injury (9 surgeries)… Parker Anthony Crosby was born May 26, 2009. He was perfectly healthy, weighing 7 lbs, 15 oz. He is our FOURTH child, the completion to our family  On Sept 3, 2009, Parker had a head to toe Well Baby exam at the Pediatric Clinic at Ireland Community Hospital (Fort Knox, KY) and was perfectly healthy. Immediately after his WellBaby exam, we took him to the Immunization Clinic just a few doors down inside the same hospital. He received the standard vaccines given at 2 months old. About 45 minutes later, when we were home, I noticed Parker’s legs jerking, as if he were having muscle spasms. I was good friends with his pediatrician and I immediately called her. I took Parker in right away like she advised. She then told me he was having a seizure and he was airlifted to Kosair Childrens Hospital in Louisville, KY where he was put on life support. No seizure medication would help. He was having multiple seizures every day, and there was nothing that could be done. They put him in a medically induced coma twice hoping to “reset” his brain and stop the seizures. Nothing helped. I was unable to hold him while he was on life support which was awful. They tried to get him to breathe without the tubes but he couldn’t. The doctors came to my husband and I to discuss the options we had. With every seizure, Parker’s brain activity was decreasing. We eventually made the decision to take him off life support because it seemed selfish to keep him in that condition just for us. Family and friends came to say goodbye the Sunday we took him off. After all the tubes were gone, I was able to finally hold him close again which made things seem a little better. He stayed with us for one week (breathing on his own!!) before he passed away, rocking in my arms, looking just like he was sleeping. His funeral and burial were here in Loogootee.

Source: Account from Parker’s mother, on ‘Following Vaccination’.

Thomas Furhi – 28th September 2012-1st December 2012

I want the world to know.

Please copy, share, paste, quote – whatever you can do to get the word out.


There is a REAL RISK. Your child is NOT immune to them. Vaccine Injury is impartial. It can strike those that least expect it – like me.

My name is Suzanne Fuhri. I have two daughters born in 1994 & 1995. My daughters received vaccines when they were babies, so I never thought I needed to research them when my son was born. I didn’t know the schedule was different. They give babies more shots now.

My son, Tommy, was born on September 28, 2012. On November 29, 2012 I took him for his 2 month well baby visit. Two days later he was gone.

I live with a broken heart daily and you can prevent it from happening to your family.

Daily I ask myself, how did I let them do this to my baby?

The doctor injected my baby with all those shots, and I trusted him.  I trusted that the vaccines they were giving my baby were safe. The doctor and everyone in his office knew my son died – they never took the time to phone or even send a sympathy card. They knew he died. They didn’t care. Guess they figured they would no longer get any money from me because MY SON would not be back for any further appointments and POISON VACCINES.

They are missing my money, but I AM MISSING MY SON!

I broke my own heart by not doing the research. There was information everywhere for me to have and learn.

I thought I was doing the right thing.

I thought I was doing the BEST thing for my baby, my Tommy.

I lost him after the first round of vaccines.

My arms are empty, achingly empty.

PLEASE PARENTS. Allow MY PAIN to help you make a wise decision. I was IGNORANT. I thought “My child will be fine.” I was wrong.

You can never take a vaccination back.

Such a small helpless body pumped with those toxic ingredients AND SO MANY SHOTS AT ONE TIME.


I thought I had a trustworthy, caring, kind doctor. I thought the vaccines were safe.

The doctors are GETTING PAID. They give lethal injections, the injections cause severe damage to some babies; they know there is a risk, but every vaccine brings income $$$.

Even one vaccine can be too much.

I had to lose my son before I learned all the truth. Vaccines are dangerous. Why didn’t I trust God. He gave us an immune system to fight off infection and disease.

Please don’t take the chance. It’s not worth it. There are things you can do to stay healthy. Vaccines are TOO DANGEROUS. Simple things you can do:

  • Keep sick people away from your household.
  • Respect yourself and your family
  • Keep the garbage out of your life.

I can’t bring my baby back, but I can use my pain and warn other parents. I urge you – do the research I failed to do.

Thomas just before he got his shots – one and a half days later he was dead.

Suzanne’s Poem to Her Son

I didn’t get the chance to know you,

it was suddenly taken from me,

I wasn’t able to hear you respond,

as I called out to you, Tommy.

The day you went away,

it broke me in a million pieces,

I’ve been steadily trying to fix myself,

but the pain, still sometimes, increases

I thought my heart got broke before,

but that was never true,

I always felt better,

but it’s not the same with you.

Some days I seem fine,

but others are hard to take.

That day you went away,

I actually felt my heart break.

That day I took you to the doctor,

I should’ve never done,

If I hadn’t,

today I’d still have My Son!

Source: A Mother’s Anguish, Journey Boost Blog Post.

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