Baby Dies after Routine Vaccinations for Hep B, Polio, and DPT

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist March 19, 2013

baby receiving routine vaccinationsA one month old baby whose parents warned doctors that she was ill and had a cough, has died within hours of receiving routine vaccinations for Hepatitis B, DPT and oral polio after doctors decided to proceed with immunization anyway.

The doctors told her parents that the cough was caused by a change in the weather and continued with the vaccinations despite their protest.  This February 2013 case calls to mind the 2011 incident where a baby girl who had a cold was vaccinated by doctors anyway.  Stacy died a short time later from meningitis, an illness she was vaccinated against.

In this most recent case of doctor vaccination negligence, baby Ayushi began to cry immediately after the vaccinations took place, according to reports in The Mumbai Mirror.

Doctors were again unconcerned about the situation, informing her anxious parents that she might cry the entire day and this was a common side effect of vaccination.  Their only suggestion was to take Ayushi home and feed her two hours later.

Following the doctors’ advice, the parents took their baby home and fed her some milk two hours later. When they tried to wake her a short time later, she did not move.

The parents rushed Ayushi to the hospital but she was pronounced dead on arrival.  The vaccine batches from which Ayushi received her shots and drops were subsequently checked and verified as “normal”.

Why are Sick Children Getting Routine Vaccinations?

Why was this child given routine vaccinations when she was obviously sick?   Ayushi’s parents are wondering the same thing as they have filed negligence charges with local police against the hospital.

Apparently, Ayushi’s situation is far from unusual.  Many Indian children receiving a large number of routine vaccinations at one time are sick, malnourished and may even live in shocking conditions without access to clean water.

Children deemed high risk by doctors may receive up to 7 additional vaccines on top of the 50 that are received by age 5.  These children include those affected by HIV, chronic cardiac and pulmonary disorders, asthma, liver disease, renal issues, diabetes, and blood issues.

Even those children receiving long-term steroid therapy, immunosuppressive treatment, or radiation therapy are given additional vaccines – some of them triple vaccines like MMR and DPT.

According to the September 2005 issue of Babytalk magazine, Dr. Paul Offit MD, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia said:

“A baby’s body is bombarded with immunologic challenges – from bacteria in food to the dust they breathe. Compared to what they typically encounter and manage during the day, vaccines are literally a drop in the ocean.”

Furthermore, Dr. Offit estimates that studies “theoretically” indicate that an infant could handle up to 10,000 vaccines at one time safely.

If a healthy infant can easily handle 10,000 vaccines a day, then certainly a baby with a cough like Ayushi can handle only 5 immunizations in a single day, right?

Except when they don’t.  As cases like baby Stacy and now baby Ayushi show, the theoretical is not translating into actual.

Far from it.

Rest in peace baby Ayushi.  May the negligent, incompetent medical staff who vaccinated you when you were ill be brought to justice.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Sources: Baby Girl Dies Hours after 5 Vaccinations

Infant Health: The Truth About Vaccinations (aka the gospel according to Dr. Paul Offit)

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  2. I don’t know about the rest of you but when I take my kids into the doctors for vaccinations and they are not feeling well their doctor either tells me to reschedule or leaves the choice up to me after examining them. I feel bad for these people and their poor baby but if they didn’t want her to have it they could have refused it. I don’t understand how they can sue anyone for this.

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  5. This happens in the USA too. My nephew was taken to the doctor for routine exam at 5mo old. It was known that baby had Downs and a “hole in his heart”. His Mom informed the pediatrician that he was not well, but they insisted on giving him all his “regular vaccines”. that night he spiked a temp of 106 and ended up in the ICU. The doctor told them he “caught croup” before he got his vaccine earlier that day. Thank God he survived, no help from the doctors who insisted he be given all those “regular vaccines” at one time even when he was sick.

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  6. The child was probably already ill. What a BS story pushed by you ill-informed anti-vaccination freaks. The sooner you all die from preventable diseases, the better.

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  8. This makes me very angry. People would be better off without doctors, or we should only use doctors in an emergency situation, such as for broken bones or emergency surgery. If you have a baby, it’s best to avoid taking him or her to the doctor. I once knew a woman who had a little girl about 5 or 6. She said her child had never seen a doctor and was never sick.

    A few years ago, I went to a doctor for a health problem, and he was rude to me when I declined a flu shot and pneumonia shot. (I’m 68.) I had very politely declined the shots. He also suggested that I choose a different doctor because he said we were not compatible.

    In his book, “Every Second Child,” Dr. Archie Kalokerinos told how he was concerned because the death rate among the infants of Australian aborigines was about 50 percent. At some point he realized that many babies died AFTER an immunization campaign, in which a medical team would come in and vaccinate all the babies whether or not they were sick. He discovered that if a child was dying and he gave the child intravenous vitamin C, the child would recover; he concluded that they were dying of infantile scurvy–brought on by vaccination, because the vaccinations would cause the child to use up what little vitamin C they had in their body.

    My point is that it’s dangerous and against common sense to vaccinate a child who is not healthy. This is what bothers me about campaigns to vaccinate children in third world countries, who may be malnourished and sickly.

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  10. Something is wrong in this article. Either the author has the info incorrect, or the clinic/office that provided the vaccines, should be charged with negligence. The article states that the baby received routine vaccines at 1 month of age and listed the vaccines as DTAP, Polio and Hep B. Hep B is the only vaccine that can be administered to a 1 month old (it’s routinely given at birth). DTP and Polio are given at the 2 month check-up. In addition, a sick 1 month old is a serious condition, warranting hospitalization, for even a fever. So either the article is incorrect with the baby’s age and health history, or the medical provider is at fault, on more than a few accounts.

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  11. Cindy Angel So the Doctor said in this article that a baby could easily get 10,000 vaccines in a day and be just fine. Was he just talking off the cuff? I multiplied .5cc X 10,000 and came up with 5000 cc’s now make that into ounces and it is 167 ounces. Do you really think a baby can survive 167 ounces of fluid pumped into their bodies? What do those forms we signed say? What are people today to do if they do not want their child to receive the vaccine?
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    Cheryl Tubberville Our doctor doesnt give it unless you want it and you have to sign first. so if they didntsign the doctor is probably in a lot of trouble but if they did sign not so much.
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    Cindy Angel I just read the original article and the doctor actually said a baby could receive 100,000 vaccines in a day and be just fine. I don’t care if he is speaking off of the cuff. the baby would be dead after 167 ounces were pumped into it..what is the propaganda here? Doesn’t anyone read what Dr’s are saying is fact? if we multiplied 167 ounces X 10 (to account for the additional 90 thousanc .5cc immunizations we would have 1670 ounces of fluid pumped into a 7-10 pound baby. Was he thinking?
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    Cindy Angel Do you know how many pounds 1670 ounces is? 104 pounds an adult could not live after that many immunizations. Besides he is totally speaking off of the cuff, because no test could have proved his hypothetical theory would work.
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    Cindy Angel In his favor he said not to get a vaccine with a cold at all. That is what I remember being told when my kiddos were small.
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    Cindy Angel Did you know that when a body receives a vaccine the entire immune system is on alert for that infectious disease intruder? Ready to attack. But when a person has a sickness already the immune system is on alert and combating for the sickness the child has already. For this reason the body can’t attack in full force every disease..if it is already preoccupied with another disease or cold.
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  12. But did you see what the doctor said? “a healthy child could receive 10,000 vaccinations in a day and be just fine. so a sick one can handle 5. Well I went to the original article. it said 100,000 in a day and just be fine.

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  13. Did you know that when a body receives a vaccine the entire immune system is on alert for that infectious disease intruder? Ready to attack. But when a person has a sickness already the immune system is on alert and combating for the sickness the child has already. For this reason the body can’t attack in full force every disease..if it is already preoccupied with another disease or cold.

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  14. Do you know how many pounds 1670 ounces is? 104 pounds! You know, an adult could not live after that many immunizations. Besides he is totally speaking off of the cuff, because no test could have proved his hypothetical theory would work.

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  15. How can you be certain it was the vaccines that caused the baby’s death? She was unwell and it is possible that the vaccines had nothing to so with it. It is a very sad situation. My daughter was seriously ill after having certain vaccines but it was never proved that it was the vaccines that caused it.
    I can understand wanting to sue, but monetary compensation won’t change what has happened, unfortunately, and will just financially burden the NHS that is already struggling.

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  16. So a baby is already sick with “something”–we aren’t told what. When the baby dies it must be the vaccine!!!

    How does one come to that conclusion? It’s as logical as saying it milk the parents gave the baby was responsible–after all it was given in closer proximity to the time of death than the vaccine was!

    The doctor might be charged with negligence for not addressing why the baby was ill in the first place, but how one makes the logical leap that the baby was killed by vaccines is odd…I’m sure an autopsy was done–why doesn’t the article actually tell the determined cause of death?

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  17. It is unconscionable….Yes, perhaps the baby fields 10,000 pieces of information a day…but through its eyes, nose, skin and mouth…which are equipped to handle such things. No immune system was intended to handle anything coming directly into the bloodstream like vaccines. So sad for the helpless parents.

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  18. You don’t have a clue what happens when you aren’t vacinated do you. You listen to sensationalism. Like the Dr in the UK that gfalsified records that showed vaccines caused Autism, which is totally false.
    I wasn’t vaccinated for Polio, I wasn’t supposed to catch Polio I DID. I ‘ve been called a cripple all of my life bullied and picked on. I’m in constant pain and weak.I can barely walk. Do you really want this for your children? If yes, don’t vaccinate them.
    Perhaps you all should start taking a long hard look at the garbage you feed them. Ever consider this could cause the bulk of the health problems and allergies they have?

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  19. So sad to hear of yet another baby. People can say anything. Until it is your child and you are the one who has to make that decision… nothing else matters but the care and safety of your child.

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  20. This is very sad. I think the doctor should lose his license. It is obvious this was malpractice which he has done before. I had something similar happen but much different outcome. I have custody of my grandaughter. She had pneumonia and her doctor gave her medication and wanted her in 10 days later because she was behind on her 4 yr shots for school. I never went back. Also my daughter had the same doctor and I point blank refused and said if my baby was touched with a needle with a cold I was calling the cops and making a report of an assault on my child. I also changed doctors as of that day. They were both seen within a week of each other. I was pushed unbelieveably both times and had to stand my ground if not both would have had their shots that day. My grandaughter had just finished the medication for her pneumonia that day and he was the one who prescribed it. I can imagine this happeing especially here in Florida. We do have good doctors, but we also have some very bad ones as well.

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  21. I question the parents protests. Our dr doesn’t vaccinate until the parent signs the record. I know lots in our area that do it that way, so it may be location but I can’t imagine the dr forcing parents to stay if they tried leaving with the baby.

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  23. This is a tragedy…what’s even more concerning is that this did not make national news…everyone deserves to know the dangerous and potentially deadly side effects of vaccines!

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  24. Lacie Parker via Facebook March 27, 2013 at 10:18 am

    As per the CDC: “Up to 95% of all polio infections are inapparent or asymptomatic.
    Estimates of the ratio of inapparent to paralytic
    illness vary from 50:1 to 1,000:1 (usually 200:1). Infected
    persons without symptoms shed virus in the stool and are
    able to transmit the virus to others.” So it’s very possible we all know someone with Polio at this very moment, seeing as and 95% of polio is asymptomatic. But then again, we live in a clean world where our feces stays mainly in the sewers, putting us at very minute risk for serious infectious illness…

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  25. Reanne Elizabeth Kennedy via Facebook March 27, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I have vaccinated all my kids and two of them were always late getting theirs as i wont take them if they are sick my gp’s have always been supportive fortunately ive known many mums who have been given a very hard time on this issue but my dr’s opinion was as long as it gets done and when they are healthy ive been lucky

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  26. Joseph Mendiola via Facebook March 27, 2013 at 6:08 am

    I’m 71 years old and to date I refuse to take “flu” shots cause they have up to 5 times the safe level of Mercury in them.

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  27. My friends cousin is now permanently paralyzed after receiving the flu shot at a mere two years of age. So sad.
    A few weeks ago I refused the flu shot after learning about the vaccine from the healthy home economist and told my doctor the story about my friends cousin and she nonchalantly replied, “Guillian Barre is a side affect but chances are minimal to none.” Minimal? One should not risk themselves and being part if that minimal statistic.

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    • My wife’s first child, a son, died within hours of the dpt shot, high fever followed by death, the doctor off the record told her that the dpt was most likely the cause and both our daughters were deemed to be at risk and did not have to take that shot. The doctor said at that time that a lot of SIDS cases are really vaccine reactions.

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  28. Michele Arguin Hood via Facebook March 27, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Florida has religious exemption. Contact your local health department to obtain exemption form.

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  29. I have a 2 month old that is ‘due’ for her shots and I am so afraid and torn between what I should do. Don’t children have to have these vaccines in order to go to school and such things? Any advice as I’m a little ‘uneducated’ in this matter.

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  30. Jeff…it is a gamble both ways I believe. Personally…I choose not to vaccinate, and so it’s VERY important to me to help my children build strong immune systems as their defense against illness. My kids are much healthier than the majority of fully vaccinated kids I know, and that to me says we must be doing something right! :) My kids usually get croup once every winter, and 2 months ago my son (who attends public kindergarten) and I both got the flu and that is usually all we ever get sick, as opposed to some friends of ours who’s kids are *constantly* sick, on medications, in and out of the doctors office and ER. Who knows the reason behind this…but it makes me feel good about my decision! :)

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  31. Could it not also be said that not immunizing can be a gamble? Yet many advocate that very thing. Like I said…I dont have the answers. Delaying shots for a few weeks due to illness certainly doesnt seem extreme to me. I just refuse to blindly follow the scare tactics from groups that would have us take stories like this as solid fact in debating an issue that certainly has not been settled.

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  32. Roxi Lozier via Facebook March 26, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    That is very sad I wonder if they have the cause of death? Did she already have meningitis? Why did they immunize her when she had a cough and was so young. There are many unanswered questions.

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  33. I dont know. We are talking about sick babies…living in “shocking” surroundings. Often with no access to clean water. Baby dies hours after being immunized. Is this really a good case study? Had she been given orange juice instead of shots…would we have blamed citrus? I certainly am not smart enough to know for sure. But one thing IS for sure. Cases like this do nothing to further the argument except to those who are already believers.

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  34. I have delayed my 20 mo old’s immunization schedule at least twice already for this very reason. I have gotten mixed feedback from the staff in our clinic about my requests but her current pediatrician was VERY accommodating which made it much easier to follow my gut instinct! Our parental gut instincts should always be listened to!

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  35. Stephanie Mack Hummel via Facebook March 26, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    My previous ped told me that because my daughter was sick it was all the more reason TOO vaccinate. No longer following blindly. You should be able to trust your doc and do your research. If you have a good doctor they will be willing to converse with you about what and why they think something is best without condemning your convictions.

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  36. Erika von Hoyer via Facebook March 26, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I attribute my solid immune system to my mom. <3

    breast milk from a mom with a whole food / slow food diet!

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  37. Does anyone actually know anyone with Polio? My father has it, he lived for 2 years in an iron lung when he was 5 years old. His chest, back and right arm are deformed from it. He has been in and out of hospital for years from lung / breathing problems, and now has to have a Bi Pap machine to breath for him at night time. Without this he will die. Do you wish this on your child? I certainly didn’t for my daughter so had her immunized.

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    • I knew someone with polio too, I mentioned that above and got no answer. I don’t think that the extreme know how to answer that question. I had mine immunized too, but years behind schedule and not so many at once, however, I had it done because of that reason. Those diseases still exist in other parts of the world and with how global we are it seems crazy not to especially knowing someone how had it.

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      • I know how to answer it. Accroding to the CDC, 95 to 97% show no symptoms, the remaining percent of that shows cold like symtpoms and a small percentage of that is serious and sometimes fatal. LIVE Polio vaccines and God knows what caused the epidemic all those years ago that scared people into wanting protection against illness. Polio has been tragic in the past, but that’s not the casual nature of that disease. Anymore questions the extremists can’t answer?

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        • Yes, and I don’t mean you as you weren’t judgmental, maybe a little condescending but not judgmental, why are so many people who don’t immunize their children so judgmental and nasty to those who do? We love our children too. I was years behind schedule and don’t let them get all of their shots at once, but if I say that to a mother who chose not to, I get looked at or talked about like I am an abuser. Even the comments above, how could a mother ever, and the like. Maybe if people weren’t so judgmental on the issues they care about they would move faster to mainstream thoughts. I made decisions based upon what I thought was right. I am not willing to take the chance that my child would be one of the ones who could have fatal or near fatal issues from polio, so I have them vaccinated. Our family doesn’t get flu shots, but I also don’t scoff at those that do. People have to make decisions for themselves and if people would realize you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, maybe more people would listen to you.

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  38. Amy Jo via Facebook March 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    As a nurse I can tell you….they pay NO attention to sicknesses. They will vax vax vax regardless of if a child is sick-nationwide. All in the name of “keeping them on schedule”. It’s absolutely disgusting.

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  39. Ugh. How many people have stories like this??? I know several where the baby got extremely sick and almost died after vaccines. And there is no one tracking vaccines and the post-vaccine infant mortality rates to see if the numbers go up following vaccines. From what I read from survivor blogs, after an infant dies suddenly, medical reports don’t even MENTION if they had a vaccine recently. So there is no way to track it except through anecdotes and there are plenty.

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  40. Heartbreaking. My daughter was fighting off some sort of upper respiratory bug when her 12 month shots were to be given. I voiced concern – at this point I was just beginning to do my own research. My pediatrician explained how “the immune system is able to respond to many different things at one time” My instincts said run. She has not had any immunizations since. Found a new pediatrician, too.

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  41. Amandine Llwyd via Facebook March 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    This happens in America as well. Very sad, if your body is fighting off an illness, you shouldn’t barrage the immune system with something so toxic as vaccines.

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  42. Heather Marie Pardo via Facebook March 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    My Ped won’t even vaccinate my youngest when her older sister is sick.. some Dr’s are just more imformed then others. I don’t even take my kids in if i suspect they are ill, i just call and make an appointment for a few weeks later.

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  43. Katherine Johnston via Facebook March 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    You’re not supposed to get vaccines until at least two months… And certainly not live vaccines if you’re sick. Parents should know they can always delay vaccines.

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  44. Sarah Magnolia via Facebook March 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I had to “convince” my eldest daughter’s ped that I was concerned enough about her mild cold that we should delay her scheduled vaccines until she was better- and I brought her in a week later. (this was before I was convinced that vaccines are evil) I’m sure that even here in good old ‘Murica, there are plenty of doctors who are just plain unaware of vaccine dangers, particularly in the immunocompromised.

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  45. Sara James via Facebook March 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    So incredibly sad. I read something similar about problems with vaccinating during teething because of…I think, crossing blood/brain barrier? Either way, it’s just incredibly sad and terrible.

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  46. Nina Alviar via Facebook March 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Oh so sad. They thought they were doing the right thing. Educate and stop following the medical industry blindly. So awful.

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  47. Karen Lossing via Facebook March 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    And remind me again what her chances of dying from Polio, hep B and DPT? I seem to recall that those diseases are nearly gone and she has a very tiny bit of a chance of even getting them, let alone dying from them! SICKENING!!!!

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  48. Deborist "Zen"jamin March 26, 2013 at 2:33 am

    My heart goes out to these people so badly, but WTF “despite their protests”? You pick the baby up and say NO MEANS NO! and leave. Doctors are not Gods, mostly they are assholes, and now murderers!

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  49. Very sad. Very revolting.
    This means Paul Offit can handle 100.000 vaccines at once. Asking for volunteers to inoculate him.

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  50. As far as I am concerned, vaccination is an organised criminal enterprise dressed up as disease prevention by means of junk science. The entire vaccine industry needs to be shut down for good to keep us and our children safe from the poisons peddled by these criminals.

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  51. This makes me cry, literally. It breaks my heart to think about those last couple hours of that little babies life crying and in distress from something completely out of her control. It makes me so sad when children (especially babies) of people I know are in pain from their routine shots. I wish I could have had a say in being vaccinated. Perhaps I wouldn’t have my auto immune struggles? Just heart breaking!

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  52. That doctor quoted in the article is an infuriating idiot! There is certainly a difference between the things in the environment a baby is subjected to each day and what is directly injected into their bloodstream!! Anyone that doesn’t realize the difference shouldn’t be practicing medicine.

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  53. Manang Kusinera via Facebook March 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    @Virginia Watson, an infant is among the groups of people already immunocompromised (others are the elderlies and pregnant women). Sick babies more so. Vaccines work by stimulating an immune response (we get the low dose of antigens; we create antibodies IF WE HAVE A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM). Apparently, the sick baby could not handle the additional insult brought upon by the vaccines. Even if she could have died from her sickness (who knows, she might have developed pneumonia shortly after having been seen by the doctor and cleared her to be okay to have the shots), the vaccines certainly did not help her already immunocompromised status.

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  54. I partially vaccinated my son before I had educated myself and am now wondering how to detox the body from these vaccinations? Fortunately he has know autoimmune disorders and is on a traditional diet and has been for many years but I still worry about the damage it may have done to his immune system.

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  55. @Jamie, some parents have been able to treat kids with autism by healing their digestive tract. I’ve heard of several autistic children who went on the GAPS diet and their symptoms were gone after a year and a half to two years.

    My chiropractor had his three normal children receive the MMR (each child received the vaccine on a different year) and within hours they had symptoms of autism. They have moved to Missouri and have done aggressive behavioral therapy there and the kids are doing very well.

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    • Sorry, but you sound just like the doctors who will deny vaccine injury and death at all costs. It’s always something else that caused it.

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      • I don’t at agree with the schedule of vaccines but believe some of them have a place. I did everything on my own timing, my kids were years behind schedule, but I totally agree Virginia, how do they know. What this post leaves out is that this little girl was in India and the picture above is NOT her at all. The problem with those totally against every vaccine is that they come at you like you are satan. I know someone who is much older than I, who had polio, it was common and it wasn’t good. Some things are for the better and some things maybe are too new to trust. I think the problem is the amount of vaccines at once and the schedule.

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        • Patricia Robertson March 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm

          This is true a lot of people are against vaccine do leave out important things but I don’t think that it is intentonly but because the results happen after getting the shots and they start feeling guilty. Sometimes they may have been told by friends not vaccinated and they did anyway and something happens so the guilt is harder to take. A lot of things could have been wrong with this child that was not brought outas to how long was she sick and how was she sick. Was she running a fever, coughing a lot, nause none of that was mention. I have worked around doctors and with doctors and have never experience seeing a dr force vaccinations on a family. I am not saying it is not true that some dr will do this,it just I have never known any who have done this. or have I had friends or family members suggest that their dr did anything likethis.

          A parent has the right to say no to vaccination no matter how sick their child is and a dr has no right to force the issue. Even if the child is well a parent still has the right to say no. But the dr can give you advice about what might happen physically and when it is time for your child to go to school or daycare. Sometimes you can get exempt from getting the shots and sometimes you can;t. Being parents is not easy because we have to do the thinking for our childrens until they get old enough to think for themselves. The worry is always on the parents and not the drs.

          But if we trust our drs with our lives when we are well we look for them to be there if we are sick and that is what parents have to d. If youthink vaccinating your child will make him sick and you don’t do it and then your child gets a childhood disease and have a hard case of it and it might lead to death, autism or something else,You will be blaming yourself and the doctor for not forcing you to vaccinate. That is why drs do vaccination unless you sign the permission form but it is their job to give you information on it.

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    • Nope. The CDC recommends a dose of HepB at birth, and another at 1 to 2 months, along with RV, DTaP, Hib, PCV and IPV at 2 months AND 4 months. So by 4 months, according to the CDC schedule, a baby would be vaccinated against 8 diseases TWICE. That’s if they don’t push the flu shot too. If so, that would be three strains of flu added to the list. It’s criminal.

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  57. Very sad and terrible that the baby lost her life but not sure it is related to vaccination received within hours of her death.

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  58. Amen Keights via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    INsane, we do not vaccinate a dog or cat even if they have no outward signs of illness except a raised temperature!

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  59. It does not seem to matter how many times this happens. Wasn’t that just in yesterday’s post where some people were defending vaccines? And how about the ones who have “researched” and found vaccines to be safe enough to choose to go ahead and vaccinate their children. I wish more than anything that I had had a friend who was there to suggest reading “A Shot In The Dark” back when I had babies. My oldest is Aspergers, and my youngest is severely autistic. He is non-verbal, can’t dress himself, and so on… He has suffered so much, as a baby it was so bad, I seriously wondered if he would have been better off if he had not lived. THERE IS NO GOING BACK!!! To take a beautiful healthy newborn and shoot them full of poison is INSANITY! Bless these little souls who are the victims of big pharmaceuticals. It’s beyond sick that they sacrifice and play roulette with babies all for money. Hopefully this family will see a little justice, but the reality is there is nothing that can be done to remedy the loss of a child. There is nothing that can compensate for a child who’s life is permanently altered because of vaccines. When will the greed end?

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  60. Evangeline Navarone via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Very sad. I think finding a Dr. that isn’t pushy, actually listens and isn’t lazy is very hard these days. We got lucky, our Dr. won’t give immunizations when patients have a cough or any “iffy” sickness. She says, let the body fight the “bad guys” it’s got, before giving it more.She also won’t push antibiotics, and isn’t afraid to say that Western medicine isn’t always the way. The new government is making it harder for Dr’s to help people.Sorry to say this kinda of tragedy will happen again and again, as more “immunizations” are pushed on us through the school districts/federal and state governments.They already threaten students/parents that kids won’t be allowed at school unless they have them.

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  61. Sarah Isaac Darrel Peterson via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    we don’t vaccinate my family and when i questioned a doc once about why they push them and try and give many at a time…the doc said…because we never know when we will see them again and we need to get as much in them as we can. :( Just like cattle….sickening. Educate before you vaccinate. These aren’t evil docs…these are people that have been brainwashed in a system that benefits financially. SO SAD!

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  62. Dorie Gamble via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Dr.’s are so pushy when it come to vaccines. Maybe if your child isn’t feeling well just skip the appointment!! Sad if you can’t trust your babies DR. who can you trust?

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  63. This is a tragedy and I don’t want want to imagine how I’d feel in these parents’ situation. Please remember though that correlation does not imply causation. What of the millions who are saved by vaccinations?

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  64. Fiona Shearer-Hann via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    So tragic :( Why vaccinate when she was sick? Incidentally I had to fill in forms for my son to be vaccinated at school this Thursday… one was for chicken pox (which I had him vaccinated against when he was much younger, as I thought it was a good idea at the time) and even though he’s been vaccinated they’re STILL pushing to get them done again! The other was for gardasil to which my responses was something like “over my dead body”. What gets me is he said his teacher was pressuring kids who’d already had chicken pox to get vaccinated for it!! Wth??

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    • I want to know when it became a school’s job to vaccinate kids?! Ridiculous! This is a private health care decision between parents and their doctor. Schools should NOT be in the vaccination business.

      I wouldn’t send my kid to school on “vaccination day”, or I would be there right beside them the entire day to make sure the school didn’t go against my wishes and do it anyway. There was a case in Michigal a year or two ago, where the school nurse pulled a girl out of class and gave her Gardasil and something else (can’t remember) despite the mother making it clear that she did not want her child vaccinated. Criminal.

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      • Patricia Robertson March 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        Schools cannot vaccinated a child without the parents consent and that means the child have to bring home a form to be filled out and sent back to school. They cannot even fluroide the childs teeth without the parents consent form. If you sent the form back stating your wish that is what the school will do because they do not want lawsuits against. They cannot even teach your child sex education if you do not give your consent. Sometimes people are so afraid that they are not the right thing about not vaccinating that they will see people going against their wishes when it is true.

        Fear is dangerous because it takes away all of reasonable thinking. You may have good reason for not vaccinating because of things you read or something someone told you. Remember that some reports are old and have not been updated like the fact mercury isn’t in all the vaccine for childrens as in the past but a lot of people still believe it is. We need to research our informations from good resources and make our judgement on that. Also we need to remember what work for one child doesn’t neccessary mean it will work for another child. Schools do not want to be sues and neither does people in the medical field so they are not going against the parent wishes.

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        • What about the time they gave the h1n1 shot to students without consent and some of the children even ended up with double doses because of the school.

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  65. My kids are vaccinated and I am a strong confident person. Everyone here talks about the pressure you get about not getting your kids vaccinated, but you aren’t so nice toward those that do either. I did it on my terms, waited almost a year between each and didn’t even get first ones until I felt ready, but they did get them and my dr supported my decision. I had 1 nurse give me grief about it and I just smiled and listened, I won’t get into it with a 60 year old woman in front of my children, but all the other nurses made a point to remind me that if the kids were sick to reschedule. This poor little girl’s parents shouldn’t have taken her in sick, period. Who knows how much that child really coughed, maybe it was just a little coughing, that doesn’t scream sick, I do it every time weather changes. I think this girl was too young for this, I hate how many vaccines they give at once and I don’t agree with the schedule. The parents should have known better. The nurses and doctors, are in grey area here, as it is there job to do this, even if they disagree. Again we don’t really know how much these parents tried to intervene here, I mean they took her in sick if she was as sick as claimed, and on the other side of that, we also don’t know how sick this child seemed to the naked eye. However, I have known a few nurses that wouldn’t have cared and those type of people are just wrong for nursing anyway. But it is the judgmental attitudes of both sides of this argument that isn’t allowing it to go anywhere.

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    • Patricia Robertson March 20, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      I agree with you and all four of my children was vaccinated and never had any trouble. That is not to say that some children do have reaction to vaccinations. Also, as you stated no one knows how sick this child was and it is possible that there was an underlying illness that the doctors didn’t catch which might havebeen the cause of the child death.

      I have seen what can happen when unvaccinated children get an illness and it is pass on to other children who have been vaccinated. The reason that a lot of the childhood illness has drop is because of children and adults being vaccinated but I can remember not too long when people was coming from overseas and had never been vaccinated nor their children brought along the chicken pox and measles with them. Truthly people who have been vaccinated and catch the childhood disease usually only have a mild case of it unless it has been years between shots, then they might have a rough time. The vaccine do not prevent a person fromgetting the disease but itdo make icatching the disease not as bad.

      When I carried my children to be vaccinated, I always gave them children tylenol at least half hour before they received their shots and this help a lot. I have never been involved with a dr who vaccinate a sick child or an adult because one of the questions they ask if the child been sick, running a fever and if the answer is yes they won’t vaccinated and this question is also ask to adults and if there has been any kind of illness they will not give the shot, also they will ask if you allergied to anything that may be in the vaccine.

      The reason that I say this because as someone who worked in the medical field these are the questions we asked and we also give the parents information to read about the vaccine and let it be the parents choice, we never force vaccination on anyone, not even the flu shot. There were times I didn’t take the flu shot because at the time I was sick or I felt my body was strong enough to takeit.

      I am truly sorry for the lost of this child and I know how they must feel but if they didn’t ask for autopsy to really find out the cause of death, they will be blaming themselves for something that may not have been their fault at all. Sometimes we have diseases in our family tree that we know nothing about until something like this happen and that is why people need to find out all the diseases or illness in one family tree because what one person had as a family member by blood makes it possible for another family member by blood to get the illness as well.

      Some things that dr call autism may be related to something else and sometimes i believe the society push for reason children are behaving in a certain way so they come up a name, the same is true for hyperactive children. Sometimes it is just the case of changing the diet, cutting out sugar and starch food as well as milk.

      While people areblaming the vaccine for everything that goes wrong we also need to look at the food we eat. They are filled with chemicals from the ground that hasbeen near dump sites, or coming from people who are not the cleaniest. This is just some of the things that can cause problems. When we flush medicine down the drain or toliet , it goes straight to the water resvoir and then into our bodies.

      I am not against people who don’t vaccinate or those who vaccinate ,I just think everyone should research the information and beaware that there are going to be people who are against and some who are for it, but they should weight all the pros and cons themself and make a decisions. Because whatever decisions they make they are the ones who will have to live with the outcome of it.

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      • Well, unless your kids are full grown and you are aware of their health status as excellent, you do not know yet whether damage has been done. Some of this damage shows up when hormones start to kick in, like teenage years and further down the line. I know; my 17 yr old is struggling with some health issues that cropped recently out of NOWHERE as we eat very healthy and she exercises moderately every day, etc…I am now looking into her past “foundation”, so it might be good to hold your judgment until later on vaccines. That sounds like a gamble to me. I trust GOD’s immune system more than man’s greed. The “outcome” you refer to affects you also. Saying that you must have a vaccine to be healthy is like saying you are bleeding because you didn’t have a band aid! THINK.

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  66. I am an RN that was taught that children are never to vaccinated while they are sick. I took my perfectly healthy 15 month old in for a well baby check and was told we were behind on vaccines. I agreed to let my baby have 4 vaccines in one day (3 of which unbeknownst to me were combos so in reality he got 9 vaccines in one day) and let me tell you within hours my baby boy was totally unresponsive and had encephalitits of the brain so severe the allopathic community of professionals were not sure he would make it. So, don’t tell me that vaccinations did not cause the death of this baby within hours! My son is now 12 and we are still doing our best to repair the damage done that day. Talk about mother’s guilt. However, this life changing paradigm changing near death experience changed my world. I am now becoming a Nutritional Therapist and transitioning out of Western reductionist medicine that I now know without a doubt does not work…PERIOD! We have been lied to over and over again. There is no science to back up the vaccine lies. Big Pharma lies supported by their bed fellows the FDA (Federal Death Administration) perpetuate this BS. Follow the money as this is the only real motivation these evil governmental agencies are really interested in.

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  67. Jeanette Lopatka March 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    The germ theory of disease is inaccurate. There are some who say we are born with every disease known to man. A sick body is an indication of a weak immune system. An Eastern Medicine way of looking at it is: a running river does not attract mosquitoes, a stagnant pond does attract mosquitoes. Our country is a cesspool of toxic waste with all the junk people eat. It is no wonder people get sick. My Chinese doctor said that the way Americans view illness is the same as saying the mosquitoes make the pond stagnant. Very backwards, and very inaccurate.

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  68. Erica Rachel via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Sorry, but I call BS on the acupuncturist who lived to be 255 years old! That’s a Chinese folklore/legend.

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  69. Brett Rinehart via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    While its possible that the doctor missed a larger illness. A vaccination did not cause the death of this child. And most certainly not with in hours.

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    • I agree with Brett! There was another underlying issue here. The vaccines did not cause this child to die. Parents who do not vaccinate are fools. You talk about putting your child at risk. What do you think you are doing?

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      • I take it you have never had any problems with the vacs. I had to drive an hr to get a 6 month old to the hospital within hrs of them getting a vac. Even I got told that it was not to be giving to children who were sick. It was the only time the Dr didn’t bill us for a missed visit if we called to say why we were not going to be in.
        Kudos to you not having any problems yet.

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  70. That a$$hole Offit who says babies can handle 10,000 vaccines doesn’t know what the f he’s talking about. IN some vaccines the amount of mercury in one vaccine is many hundred times the amount considered safe by the EPA. This is in just one vaccine! Offit is an establishment profiteering tool. I hate that damn quote.

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  71. My kids are unvaccinated. The only other kids I know of that are as healthy as mine are OTHER unvaccinated kids. I have taken some crap for it, but I have never,ever regretted my well researched decision. Guess how many times my 17yo dd has had to see a doctor for illness? ZERO. Zero in her entire life. 14yo has been exactly once, for pinkeye, which in hindsight wasn’t really needed. 9 yo has been in ZERO times as well.

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  73. Vaccines are pushed on everyone. I will lose my job if I don’t get pertussis and flu shots. Just try going to the ER for anything….a sprained ankle, and the first question they ask is if you’ve gotten the flu shot. If you’re older, they want to give you a flu shot, shingles and pneumonia shot. They argue with you when you say you’re there for a sprained ankle. The world is upside down. These poor, poor babies.

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    • Couple of times I’ve been in the ER with my (unvaccinated) kids, when they asked if my kids are up to date on their shots, I said yes. No more questions asked. I didn’t feel like I was lying since according to MY schedule, they are up to date. They were in there for a cold (long story) so they wouldn’t have gotten any shots anyway….

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  74. I wish Bill Gates could read this article, and do far more research on the dangers of vaccinating children who are in any way immune compromised! Maybe he would then re-direct his vast wealth towards helping to provide clean water, nutritious food, and safe shelter for poor children in developing countries, rather than by-passing those basics that are needed for healthy immunity and vaccinating the living daylights out of the poor things!

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  75. Common sense is not common.. Injecting chemicals into your system can’t be healthy when you are healthy or not… why do we need media to tell us that?!…
    It’s just like those commercials on TV that advertise prescription drug with promises to better your symptoms but yet says that the side effect could be heart attack….
    …….you could bring a person to information and knowledge but you can’t make them think!

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  76. Lorrie Kent via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Seems vets are more careful with animals sometimes! A breeder told me once they learned not to give more than one vaccine at a time. When my pediatrician wanted to give my kid the triple while she had an infection I said, “not now, we’ll come back”. (and we did, but once for the oral polio and later for the combined MMR, and such. I am not opposed to vaccines but limit how they are given. And make sure they shake them before administering.

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  77. Sheryl, I don’t think the doctors or drug companies are the bottom line. I think it is the parents who should be. As a parent, I’ve had to go against advice or societal norms to do what was best for my children.

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  78. We blame the doctors. Yet often they are not the ones in charge. Ultimately it is the drug companies, who make sure doctors as well as government officials are brainwashed into thinking vaccines are safe. Drug companies exist to make money, period. Clinics may fire a doctor who dares to tell the truth about vaccines.

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  79. Julie Gerasimenko via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Doctors do a lot of weird things. That’s why I stay far away! Lol except natural ones of course!

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  80. Carma L Coleman via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    How is it that doctors ‘decide’ to give immunizations? Didn’t the parents have to take their child in for one? If the child was taken in on a well-check, the parents could have decided not to give the shots.

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  81. Nicole Pelosi via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Okay correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t the idea of a vac supposed to kick your immune system to fight what ever the vac is for yet immune systems aren’t even built til age two . With that in mind if you DO vaccinate then you should really wait at least till age 2

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    • Jeanette Lopatka March 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Hello again, old friend. The problem with vax in my opinion is that you are injecting virus directly into the blood system. The only other virus that this happens in nature is HIV and look how devastating that is. All other exposures to viruses and bacteria come through natural openings in the mouth where there are also tons of lymph nodes to send messages to the immune system. When injected directly to the blood, viruses by-pass these lymph nodes and fly in under the radar. That is not scientifically proven, but a hypothesis of mine. It is ok to expose the immune system to these viruses, but it needs to be done in the way it was intended to so that the system works properly. Again, man and his arrogance.

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  82. Every time I have brought my kids to the doctor for illness, the end of the appointment was always him looking at their shot records and telling me shots that they are due for. Since I have been learning more about medicines and vaccinations, I don’t even want to take my kids to a doctor. Overall, I think parents are better at helping their kids through sickness than a doctor.

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    • Rebecca, there are doctors out there who support a parent’s decision not to vaccinate. If you’re not comfortable with your doctor, then find a new one!

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  83. Brooke Dillon Sampson via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 11:59 am

    This is so disheartening and sad…I hope more parents become proactive and look into these “routine” injections.

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  84. Holly Ullom Martin via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Sonia, you can stop now. It would be best for your child (imo), but to take over you and your family’s health care you need to be highly informed and research. I would not take the word of a dr. Be informed and eat healthy.

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  85. Its not common knowledge for parents.no one told me not to vaccinate when they are sick. It took me a year after my soon was born to learn about how dangerous vaccines are. And during that year I’m sure he was vaccinated while sick. Also for young moms who have never learned to question doctor..me beforemy eyes were opened… You truly feel like doctors have some kind of authority. I tried questioning, i tried refusing a vaccine on myself after my c section… the doctor Told me that it was optional and i had to get this tetanus shot. My point its don’t rush to judge parents. Alot of us grew up with mainstream parents who didn’t question or look into anything doctors said on their own, we were raised to do the right thing and obey doctors. Want to get better? Take your medicine.
    I’m so thankful that God is having me learn so much now, and do things better from here on out.

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  86. Sonia Khan via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 11:50 am

    So are you saying vaccinating children when they are sick is a no no or vaccinating in general? I don’t know too much about vaccinations to argue for/against them so I have gotten my baby vaccinated up until now and she is 10 months. Do you think it’s safe to stop vaccinating now or just continue since I already started her with her series of vaccinations? Please advise.

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    • Sonia, you can stop vaccinating at any time. If you don’t know much about vaccinations, you should definitely start researching for yourself. We don’t vaccinate at all, but you have to decide what’s right for your family. If you do vaccinate, you should *never* let a sick child get a vaccine. Ever.

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      • I delayed vaccinating until my older (now 8.5) was 2. I started researching just before I conceived. After almost 3 years of research, I decided not to vax at all. I chose my ped with that in mind and he never had a problem with it.

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  87. I dont know about in the northern hemisphere but downunder it says very clearly on the packet inserts to not give vaccines if the child is ill.

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  88. Genevieve Stone via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Holly, these are stories you don’t hear about as often as the ones you were posting about before. Thought you might be interested in reading this. Knowing & trusting your pediatrician, as well as doing your research, praying and trying to make the best decision for your specific children is all you can do.

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  89. Pam Finn via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 11:17 am

    This poor family. I cannot imagine their grief. AND…they always make you sign “hold harmless disclaimers”!

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  90. Stefanie Gordon via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Outraged grandma, the typical American fully vaccinated baby receives 49 doses of vaccines by their 2nd birthday. Plain OL’ sickening! I love being atypical, and choose none!

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  91. Jacqueline Dyck via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 11:14 am

    How very sad, my heart goes out to them for the loss of their baby ;’( I believe that there are still many uninformed people or pressure from the hospital when a mom is at her most vulnerable! How many know the choices they have? I was unaware of my choices until my son was in his second/third year of vaccinations! The more I read and became informed the more I said “NO” , I had no idea! When your pregnant “ALL” the options should be presented to you, not just the ones the medical community wants! This is sad but true! Just say’in!

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    • This is true that many of us are unaware of the dangers and of our options. Never thought it was a choice. Now I am researching and looking into helping my children that have delays and looking at not adding any more vaccines to their bodies. Thinking I have to find a different doctor before the next well child check is scheduled…

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  92. Linda Ruthvin Stanhope via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Why the heck are they giving all those vaccines to a one month old? That is just crazy!!! Outraged Grandma!

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  93. Stefanie Gordon via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 11:02 am

    RIP baby girl. No vaccines are necessary or healthy, in sickness or in health. They create sickness! I am outraged, but thankful that these stories are being told on the Internet, because we all know the mainstream media would never showcase a story like this.

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  94. Preemptive reply to those who will comment that the statistics show that vaccines aren’t harmful: What’s interesting and sad is the faulty logic used to brush vaccine injury under the rug. Here it is: “Vaccines do no harm. This child was harmed. It can not have been the vaccine.” SO MANY vaccine injuries are treated this way that we can’t even get at the truth. The doctors will claim that the child died of whatever bug gave her the cough originally, because vaccines do no harm. The cause of death will not be listed as “vaccination.” So, if someone wants to look up vaccine injury statistics, the numbers are far lower than the truth. Lies.
    And Sarah, justice is assured, if not in this life…

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  95. I AM SO ANGRY ABOUT THIS!!

    I’m sorry, but this just eats me up – how they can continue to do this *near tears*

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention… once again. I posted it on my facebook and will on my “Vacinnations” Pinterest board. I just wish the medical community would wake up. The babies will no longer wake up …

    Tamara Blickhan

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  96. Amanda Sheppard via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Why would the parents even allow their child to be vaccinated if they are sick? It is almost common knowledge to never vaccinate if the child is I’ll. I’m terribly sorry for this family. I pray they seek justice and find it.

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  97. Stephanie Carlson via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I took my Sick 15 yr old in and they literally got upset that we refused Heb B, meningitis and Gardisil! She has had the runs for 3 months and they wanted to vax her . Um No. They will release us as patients but we will leave first.

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  98. Sickening! I’m sure they’re crying “It’s part of The Greater Good”! I’ve never understood why scientists believe that a few casualties in the name of public health is acceptable. EVERY life is precious and should be cherished. Shame on their pride and inability to even consider that we have a vaccine problem in this nation!

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  99. Mary Lynch via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 10:53 am

    What’s interesting and sad is the faulty logic they use to brush vaccine injury under the rug. Here it is: “Vaccines do no harm. This child was harmed. It can not have been the vaccine.” SO MANY vaccine injuries are treated this way that we can’t even get at the truth. The doctors will claim that the child died of whatever bug gave her the cough originally, because vaccines do no harm. The cause of death will not be listed as “vaccination.” So, if someone wants to look up vaccine injury statistics, the numbers are far lower than the truth. Lies. Heartbreaking.

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    • You are exactly right. When my daughter was born 9 weeks early, with pneumonia caused by a hospital aquired infection (they gave me the infection first), the doctors and nurses in the NICU didn’t even expect her to survive, she was so sick. But that didn’t stop them from immediately beginning to pressure me into vaccinating her. I refused…I couldn’t believe they actually thought that was appropriate given the situation. Very long story short, after she was finally released from the hospital, and her first pediatrician reported me to CPS for “neglect” because she was so small, I was very distrustful of the medical community. Her second pediatrician kept pressuring me to get her vaccinated, and I knew if I refused, I would likely get another visit from CPS. She was about four months old when I finally gave in, because of my fear of losing her to the state. She was given a full set all at once, much to my horror. She stopped growing completely for an entire month after that. That of course, was my fault because I wasn’t feeding her the corn syrup laden formula they insisted she needed, so I was reported to CPS for “neglect” for the second time in three months. All of the doctors I met at that time insisted that vaccines couldn’t and wouldn’t cause her to stop growing, so I got to be the scapegoat. The entire first year of my daughter’s life was like living through a nightmare. It is a miracle that she survived not only the life threatening complications that caused her to be born early, but also the medical “care” she received afterwards. I’m happy to report that inspite of everything, she is now a healthy, intelligent seven year old.

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      • My daughter was about a month old when I took her for her first shots, and also quit growing. I was never reported to CPS, but then, we rarely went to the doctor, either. It took her nearly a year to begin growing at a decent rate again (proof in point–I have her one-year picture taken in a 3-6 month size dress). I never took her for any more shots. Of my next two children, one got only the Hep B (I was under the impression that it was mandatory), and my last one has had none at all. It’s a risk I’m no longer willing to take.

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  100. Sharon Rose Fung via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I vaccinate my children but our family Dr would never vaccinate if our baby was in any way sick. This is gross irresponsibly!

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    • The U.S. Military hospital where we go does not recommend vaccinating if the child has a cold or is sick in any way. That sounds awfully negligent.

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  101. Sharon Andrews via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I don’t even take my kids in for a well check if they are sick, for this very reason. I am also leery of any vaccination. After all, I have had the MMR 5 times and I’m still not immune.

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    • I thought the same thing. There’s no way on earth I’d let my child get a vaccine while sick, but of course, I don’t let them get vaccines period. I guess some people aren’t strong and confident enough to stand up and say “NO” to those they consider authority figures. So sad.

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    • II thought exactly the same. when my kids are sick I don’t take them to be vaccinated. hey are already uncomfortable…

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    • Well, we’re used to just blindly trusting doctors – and any authority figure really. Parents are led to question their own judgment and commonsense, rather than question the “experts.” And i think this would go doubly so in countries where people with a lot of education and titles are so highly respected and revered.

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  102. Jack Mel via Facebook March 19, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Do you think it could be just too much at once also? I don’t even know anymore if it has to do with being sick…it’s just insane.

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    • The vaccine companies can NOT be sued that’s why they have the National vaccine injury compensation program every time you get a vaccine a percent of the fee goes into this fund to pay for injury and or death that may occur ;p

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  103. I also wanted to share what the Doctor told us when we took the kids to get tested (we’re still waiting on test results for 6 of them, so far 1 has tested positive for pertussis).

    I was expecting to get a tongue lashing from her like my husband did when he took the first sick child there. However she was actually quite respectful and calm about it. She told me that the baby and 2 year old would be fine since they are not in daycare, but that I “might want to consider vaccinating the older kids.” She told me to SKIP the chicken pox, HIB, HPV for the girls, Pneumovax and DTP. She recommended the MMR since measles is showing up in high school and college campuses.

    I’m not going to do it, but still…in one sentence she basically told me that most of the shots on the current schedule are “unnecessary”. ;-)
    Carrie\’s last post: Waiting For Pertussis Results

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    • My kids all got measles after taking the MMR. Docs shrugged it off saying there were lots of different strains of measles so they just got a different strain. The ONLY time my husband has had the flu was AFTER taking a flu shot. I was 37 weeks pregnant and having false labor from being on my feet all day when the doc ordered a shot to stop labor. (Not an immunization, but the same principle.) Two days later my baby had no heartbeat and I delivered a stillborn two weeks later. The doc wouldn’t listen to my suspicions of it being the shot. The next year he gave the same shot to another nurse in her last month and it killed her baby also. Doctors listen to pharmaceutical companies who are only interested in making money. Don’t do it!

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  104. Thanks for posting this. Parents need to know that these vaccines are not harmless.

    Interestingly, at this very moment Whooping Cough is making its way through my family. My husband and I are vaccinated and my husband is coughing and I just started coughing. Our 13 year old and 14 year olds have been coughing for weeks. The 13 year old was the first to come down with it (we took her to get a pertussis test and it came back positive), and I started her on the megadoses of Vitamin C per Suzanne Humphries’ recommendation. Within 24 hours the cough was better. As long as we all take our Vitamin C the cough is very mild.

    I’ve been writing about our experience on my blog if anyone’s interested in reading it. We have 7 kids in all.

    We have such a fear of these diseases but it all goes back to the HOST. What kind of HOST are we? My kids are so healthy that their cases are super mild. Other than losing a little sleep, it hasn’t been more than a mild annoyance.
    Carrie\’s last post: Waiting For Pertussis Results

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    • My little is still getting completely over pertussis, no treatment except the VItamin C and it made a wondrous difference once we started it and he had a terrible case. The doctors and media have scared everyone. Drives me crazy.

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    • My daughter got the vaccination for the Whooping cough and now we get to deal with absent seizures (silent seizures). Thanks to the MULTIPLE doctors that pushed my daughter’s reaction to the vaccination under the rug our whole family deal with the issues. Yes my daughter has special needs but she NEVER had seizures before getting the shot! My daughter was miserable the day of and weeks after to a year later. Doctors are not very good far as I feel. I will never forget this EVER!

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      • Pediatrics Dr. P March 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

        You cannot make sure comparisons!
        Its like saying I didn’t have any teeth until I started eating solid foods. (had I not had the foods, would I have not developed the teeth?). Vaccines aren’t a 100% safe, however, they do come with known side effects, “according to studies” – and that is those publish via repurable scientific journals over years and by many research groups, – absence seizure are NOT a complication of vaccines (….”that we know of”). Perhaps the condition was going to occur regardless. When such a condition is diagnosed, it usually occurs in older children / teens, not infants.
        Dr. P

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        • It is never a defect from the vaccines or medical products isn’t it Dr. P ?… the defect is always with the patients, it would happen anyway!

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  105. This is so sad.

    My son’s hemi/onc doctor tried to tell me that the rest of the world thinks the “US is so backward for not vaccinating immunocompromise individuals”. That was their reasoning for wanting me to vaccinate my son, that and “If you don’t vaccinate everyone in your family you can’t come to our hemi/onc parties”
    Megan @ Purple Dancing Dahlias\’s last post: ~ Look What We Have ~

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  106. Not sure I could get past that. I think of all the “what if’s” in my life and my children are happy and healthy. Breaks my heart! We are made to feel so horrible if you want something different then your doctor. I know I have been pressured into things I didn’t want, and regretted after.

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      • Let’s hope so, but if they did comply and didn’t stand their ground to refuse them it may not fly with the say courts are set up to protect corporations over people. People just don’t know their rights and need to learn they don’t have to do anything a dr tells them to when their is just cause to refuse. Many people have religious and phylisophical beliefs that back them up here.

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