Currently informed consent consists of a one page sheet generally stating that the only risks of vaccination are mild “redness, fever, pain and swelling at site.” This is an intentional omission of serious risks associated with vaccination to sell pharmaceutical products to the public. Vaccines have a significantly lower standard of informed consent than all other pharmaceutical drugs.
Vaccine Inserts from the manufacturer contain an average 20 pages of is lacking the drug risk information from the manufacturers’ product inserts including: ingredients (adjuvants , excipients , and allergens), contraindications, severe adverse reactions, safety testing results, and effectiveness data. Many vaccines contain ingredients which cause a variety of reactions and poor health outcomes for individuals who are susceptible to these known toxic ingredients such as aluminum, ethyl mercury, formaldehyde, and squalene.
Safety trials are lacking in many of the vaccines recommended. Vaccines are only safety tested in healthy 12-year-old or older subjects with no health conditions. Vaccines are not tested on infants, pregnant women, or any populations with chronic health problems. Retrospective studies exist on health outcomes of vaccines from medical record reviews in these susceptible populations, but this type of retrospective research is flawed by design with confounding variables. Furthermore, there are no safety trials on the cumulative effect of the aggressive US vaccine schedule on developing children. The vaccine schedule has expanded from 25 doses in 1986 to 70 doses in 2015. According to Institute of Medicine (2013) , “Thus, key elements of the entire schedule – the number, frequency, timing, order and age at administration of vaccines – have not been systematically examined in research studies.”
For that reason, more and more parents are utilizing their vaccine exemption rights for their children.
Vaccine Product Inserts, written and distributed by the vaccine manufacturers, provide even more detailed information.
DTaP vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis):
The CDC tells parents that about 1 in 1000 babies will react with non-stop crying for 3 or more hours. What the CDC fails to disclose, however, is this type of crying after receiving vaccines refers to what is known as encephalitis, which is much more harmful than the “standard fussiness” common after most vaccines. Encephalitis is actual swelling and inflammation of the brain, and it can cause permanent harm. A risk of 1 in 1000 may sound small, but realize that infants take a risk with each dose – 3 doses in the first six months of life, and 6 total doses throughout childhood. The CDC also warns that DTaP can cause long-term seizures, coma, or permanent brain damage in rare instances. Vaccine product inserts for DTaP also discuss side effects including brachial neuritis (nerve dysfunction in the injected arm) and Guillain-Barré syndrome (temporary, or sometimes permanent, paralysis or muscle weakness).
Hepatitis B vaccine:
The product insert warns the vaccine can also cause fever, poor feeding, lethargy, and irritability in newborns. These are potentially-serious symptoms that could impact a newborn’s ability to thrive and develop in the early weeks and may require invasive medical testing and treatment. Hepatitis B is a sexually-transmitted blood-born disease, so newborns are not at risk (unless the mother is already infected). Adult side effects are also possible, including autoimmune and neurological reactions.
The vaccine product insert warns that during the initial safety testing, severe reactions occurred in 8% of test subjects, most commonly pneumonia, severe wheezing, and intestinal infection. The CDC states that when given at the same time as a flu vaccine, common at 6 month or 12 month appointments, an infant has about a 1 in 1600 chance of having a febrile seizure reaction. While some believe febrile seizures to be harmless, research does show possible connections to ongoing epilepsy. The CDC also reveals that nearly all infants become fussy or irritable (8 out of 10) with each dose, and about half suffer drowsiness and poor feeding. This vaccine is given to infants in 4 doses at the same time as DTaP and Hepatitis B, which may compound the likelihood and harm of these common reactions for young infants.
The CDC cautions that the Rotavirus vaccine can cause intussusception in up to 1 in 20,000 infants. This serious intestinal blockage can be fatal and can require emergency surgery to correct. It is also important to note that a version of Rotavirus vaccine was taken off the vaccine schedule in 1999 because of safety risks and a higher frequency of intussusception. Two other serious reactions disclosed in the product insert are seizures in 1 in 1000 infants and Kawasaki disease (a severe autoimmune reaction that can trigger a heart attack) in 1 in 10,000.
MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella):
The CDC warns that this vaccine can cause a febrile seizure reaction in about 1 out of every 2500 doses; when given combined with the Chicken pox vaccine (standard practice for most pediatricians at the 12 month appointment), seizure is twice as likely- 1 in 1250 doses. Two doses are recommended for infants and children. The CDC also reports that this vaccine can very rarely cause long-term seizures, coma, or permanent brain damage. There is also a warning for women: the vaccine causes moderate to severe arthritis in 1 in 4 teen or adult women; and a small percentage of these women go on to suffer permanent autoimmune arthritis. The product insert adds side effects including deafness, encephalitis, multiple nerve dysfunction, vision loss, testicular swelling, and bleeding problems.
A serious adverse reaction to the flu vaccine, according to the CDC, is a neurological condition called Guillian-Barre syndrome – a temporary paralysis which can be fatal. In some cases, the paralysis is permanent. The vaccine is now recommended for all children beginning at six months of age (two doses, one month apart). The flu vaccine is also known to cause rare but fatal allergic reactions, particularly in those who are allergic to eggs. Most infants don’t eat eggs until after their first year, leaving allergy status unknown for those first two doses. This makes early administration of the flu vaccine even more risky. Other side effects noted in the product inserts include seizures, inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, and multiple nerve dysfunctions (one brand of the flu vaccine lost its pediatric approval when it was found to cause a febrile seizure in 1 in 200 infants). Many brands of the flu vaccine still contain mercury/thimerosal, and although some states have outlawed mercury, like CA, it has still been given 6 out of the last 10 years because of perceived shortages of mercury-free alternatives.
All vaccines carry a risk.
There is no standard medical screening to determine if you or your child is susceptible to an adverse reaction.
To view the adverse reaction reporting database maintained by the U.S. Government VAERS, click here.
To review the CDC Vaccine Information Statements for yourself, click here
To view Vaccine Produce Inserts, click here.
QUICK Detailed True Informed Consent:
In 1986, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34, NCVIA) in response to the pharmaceutical industry and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) requests to shield both vaccine manufacturers and doctors from civil product liability and malpractice lawsuits for permanent disabilities and deaths caused by federally recommended and state mandated vaccines.
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