The plethora of vaccines recommended for infants these days has led to combination shots to reduce the number of pokes children endure. I fear these combo shots more than single doses, as I worry about their interactions and how one would identify which vaccine was the source of problem if a negative reaction occurred.
A new study published in Journal of the American Medical Association links the DTap-IPV-Hib combo vaccine with fevers and related seizures.
Natural News reports:
Yuelian Sun fromAarhus Universityin Denmark and her colleagues evaluated data on roughly 380,000 babies born in Denmark between 2003 and 2008. Children in that country are recommended to get the vaccine at three different times — once when they are three months old, again when they are five months old, and a third time on their first birthday. Upon analysis, the researchers determined that about 7,800 of these children, or just over two percent, had been diagnosed with a fever-related seizure by the time they reach one-and-a-half years old.
The risk of having a fever-related seizure appears to increase after each subsequent jab with the vaccine, and particularly on the same day that it is administered. And yet the study authors and others insist the DTap-IPV-Hib vaccine is safe because such seizures allegedly do not cause brain damage or other permanent harm. Dr. Eugene Shapiro, a pediatrics and infectious diseases researcher at Yale University, actually purports that these findings are “reassuring,” and that parents should not be concerned.
The DTap vaccine is the one we chose to vaccinate our children with due to my son’s heart condition and the risk and prevalence of pertussis. We could not find the whooping cough vaccine alone, and it wasn’t the one mentioned in this study that also combines polio and Hib influenza. Upon her third injection, my daughter did develop a high fever, and we rushed to the pediatrician. It was scary, and I don’t know what I would have done if seizures would have ensued. It was recommended that we give her tylenol before any vaccinations to head off any fever that may develop.
What exactly is in the DTap-IPV-Hib vaccine? Natural News explains:
According to theVaccine Awareness Network, the DTap-IPV-Hib vaccine contains diphtheria and tetanus toxoids, five components of the bordetella pertussis bacteria, filamentous haemagglutinin (the component of the bacteria which causes infection), pertactin (a highly immunogenic virulence factor), three types of inactivated polio virus, types 1, 2 and 3, a component of Haemophilus influenzae type B that has been attached to tetanus toxoid to make babies produce more antibodies, and three different types of antibiotics — neomycin, streptomycin, and polymyxin B.
Besides this barrage of pathogens and pathogenic components, the vaccine also contains deadly preservatives and additives like formaldehyde (rat poison), 2-phenoxyethanol (a detergent that is the main ingredient in anti-freeze), aluminum, and polysorbate 80 (an emulsifier implicated in causing male infertility).
There are also more than 3,500 reports in theDepartment of Health and Human Services‘ (HHS)Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System(VAERS) about serious adverse events associated with the DTap-IPV-Hib vaccine. These include, but are not limited to, Moraxella catarrhalis, streptococcus pneumonia, asthma, anaphylactic reactions, pancreatitis, gastrointestinal dysfunction, peripheral neuropathy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and meningitis.
Definitely sounds like a vaccine to avoid!
Natural News: If you had a scientific background and actually read the original article, you would know this vaccine is not even available in the US. It is a combination vaccine that has 1 component not 5. Your first line is in correct diminshing your knowledge and credibility. If you want to be a credible source, get your facts straight before posting garbage.
Previous poster is clearly a moron with no young kids. I enjoyed your article. My peds office does in fact use a combined 5 vaccine shot here in sunny Fl. It helps to be informed. Natural news is a wonderful resource.