Dear Worried Mom or Dad,
Did you know that there are common and serious side effects to all vaccinations?
Vaccine reactions, or “adverse events” can occur after vaccines which include but are not limited to: Inconsolable crying or fussiness, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, fever, refusal to eat or nurse, inability to sleep or excessive sleepiness, swelling or redness at the injection site, breathing issues or apnea…
If your child has received a vaccine in the past three weeks, and he or she is experiencing one or more of the symptoms described above, it may be a sign that your child is having an adverse reaction. Make sure to document any and all symptoms your child is experiencing.
Note: Your child’s doctor or pediatrician may not have informed you of the risks associated with vaccines. They are not required by law to do so. However, the vaccine manufacturer inserts list, by vaccine, the adverse effects mentioned above and many more. Your child’s doctor may also not have told you, that there is a Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), which is a tool for parents and health care providers to document vaccine reactions. And you also might not know that when damage from vaccines is severe, victims of vaccine injury can petition the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), but they cannot sue the manufacturer or their doctor.
Now that the fundamentals are covered…
As a Toxicologist and mother of a vaccine-injured child, please consider the following:
(1) Listen to your instincts. If you sense that something is wrong, don’t ignore your concerns. If your child has been recently vaccinated and is crying persistently for more than 2 hours, consider taking them to urgent care. This may be a sign of encephalitis (brain inflammation), a vaccine reaction. See page 11 on the Pediarix vaccine insert.
(2) Avoid giving your child Tylenol or acetaminophen. If your child is suffering a reaction to vaccines, you might be inclined to grab the infant Tylenol to help soothe and calm your child. Unfortunately, Tylenol will only increase the risk of serious harm. Vaccines contain neurotoxic substances, such as aluminum or mercury, and Tylenol reduces the body’s ability to combat these toxic exposures (by depleting the major detoxifying molecule in our body – glutathione).
(3) Vaccine reactions can turn into severe vaccine injuries. I do not say this to scare you, I say this to make sure you are aware. Parents often times deeply regret choosing to vaccinate. Be careful to look for behavioral or neurodevelopmental changes in your child in the following weeks, such as extra fussiness or reversing milestones with speech (losing words) or motor skills (falling down, instability, or inability to walk when child could do so previously). Other signs of vaccine injury include but are not limited to: not responding to his or her name, poor eye contact, strabismus (abnormal or misalignment of the eyes), droopy or asymmetrical smile, tics, or seizure activity. Some children develop serious neurological damage or chronic illnesses in the following months. And unfortunately, yes, vaccines have been found to cause chronic autoimmune disease months or even years later.
At the end of this article you can find a list of severe adverse events that can occur after just one shot of the MMR vaccine.*
(4) No one debates that vaccines can and do cause serious adverse reactions. We disagree about how often this occurs, and whether or not vaccines can be a cause of autism. We have fundamental differences of opinions on the pros and cons.
(5) Some children are at a greater risk of vaccine reactions and injuries. Not all children will respond the same way to vaccines. Genetics, nutrition, medications such as antibiotics, and toxic body burden are all factors for how a child’s immune system may or may not react to vaccination.
(6) Having a history of tolerating a vaccine does not mean your child is not at risk of vaccine injury. Frequent and chronic low-dose toxic exposures via vaccine can build up in the body and eventually cause serious harm. At some point, the immune system becomes overwhelmed and the body’s detoxification mechanisms become sluggish, and eventually your child’s health may start to suffer. If your child has experienced a mild reaction to a previous vaccination, know that reactions tend to intensify with additional vaccines or booster shots.
(7) Vaccine damage is not easily undone. Consider looking into safe, natural ways to help support your child’s neurodevelopmental and digestive health by educating yourself on nutrition and how to improve detoxification. For example, a gluten-free and dairy-free diet rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce inflammation in the body, and epsom salt (magnesium) baths may help with reducing the impact of aluminum induced neurotoxicity. Although much can be done through detoxification, be cautious, as you can never fully “unvaccinate” once you have given a vaccine.
(8) Your doctor or pediatrician will not recognize your child’s vaccine reaction. Please take time to research the vaccine issue for yourself. You can certainly try to discuss vaccines with your doctor or pediatrician. However, they will likely continue to support vaccinating your child, dismiss your concerns, and tell you that your child has “a virus” unrelated to the vaccine or say that their worrisome symptoms are “normal”. Unfortunately you cannot count on them to give you accurate and unbiased information on the subject. Doctors do not learn about vaccines in medical school except which vaccines to administer and when. They do not learn about vaccine adverse events nor vaccine ingredients and their toxicity. If you want to check your pediatrician’s knowledge, here is a list of questions you can ask. Either way, listen to your gut and don’t let someone tell you that losing essential developmental skills and regression following vaccines is “normal”. Make sure to tell your doctor you are requesting it to be documented that you asked him or her to report the vaccine reaction to VAERS.
I genuinely hope your child will be just fine. However, I write this for you because I have come across far too many parents with vaccine-injured children. I have read far too many stories of pediatricians ignoring parental concerns about vaccine reactions. If you have been relying on your doctor for solid advice on vaccines, and if you haven’t searched the scientific literature for yourself, I hope and pray that this would be a bit of a wake-up call for you to start investigating this issue more thoroughly. I can only say that wish I had done so prior to vaccinating my own child.
I’ll leave you with this: my own personal story of vaccine injury and relentless research.
*Here’s a list of adverse events that have been documented to occur after receiving the MMR vaccine:
(Please note that all vaccines have a long list of adverse effects and several vaccines are typically given at one visit. For example, at the age of 15 months, a child might receive the following: DTaP, Hib, Polio, Pneumococcal, MMR, varicella, hep A, hep B, and influenza…)
– Panniculitis (inflammation of adipose/fat tissue under the skin)
– Atypical MEASLES
– Syncope (temporary loss of consciousness)
– Vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels which can lead to restricted blood flow and damage to organs)
– Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
– Parotitis (Inflammation of a parotid gland, especially infectious parotitis aka MUMPS)
– Diabetes mellitus
– Thrombocytopenia (low platelets / severe bleeding due to reduced ability to form blood clots)
– Purpura (Red/purple discolored spots on the skin due to bleeding underneath the skin)
– Regional lymphadenopathy (enlargement / disease of the lymph nodes)
– Leukocytosis (abnormally high number of white blood cells due to inflammation from infection, tumors, or leukemia)
– Anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions, angioneurotic edema / peripheral or facial edema (severe swelling of the lower layer of skin and tissue just under the epidermis) and bronchial spasm in individuals with or *without* an allergic history.
– Arthritis or Arthralgia (Arthralgia and/or arthritis, transient or chronic, and polyneuritis are features of infection with wild-type RUBELLA.)
– Myalgia (muscle pain)
– Encephalitis (brain inflammation)
– Encephalopathy (brain disease, damage, or malfunction)
– Measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE). Presents with seizures within one year of measles vaccination or measles infection.
– Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). SSPE is a chronic form of progressive brain inflammation caused by a persistent infection with measles virus.
– Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). GBS is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks your nerves, causing weakness, severe pain, difficulty breathing, and paralysis.
– Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). ADEM is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system / widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.
– Transverse myelitis (Inflammation of the spinal cord which causes pain, abnormal sensations, weakness, incontinence, or total paralysis.)
– Febrile convulsions / seizures
– Afebrile convulsions / seizures
– Ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements)
– Polyneuritis (disorder of the peripheral nerves)
– Polyneuropathy (degeneration / malfunction of peripheral nerves in various parts of the body at the same time)
– Ocular palsies (Damage to third cranial nerve affecting eye movements, leading to strabismus and double vision)
– Paresthesia (abnormal burning or prickling sensation in in various parts of the body)
– Aseptic meningitis (inflammation of layers lining the brain, causing fever, headache, vomiting, persistent crying and poor eating in children, mental confusion..)
– Pneumonia and pneumonitis
– Sore throat, cough, rhinitis
– Stevens-Johnson syndrome / Erythema multiforme (form of toxic epidermal necrolysis. A painful red or purple rash that spreads and blisters, eventually causing the top layer of the skin to die and shed. May lead to vision loss.)
– Urticaria / hives
– Rash / Measles-like rash
– Pruritus / severe itching of the skin
– Burning / stinging at injection site
– Wheal and flare / allergic skin reaction
– Induration (hardening of soft tissues of the skin / loss of elasticity)
– Vesiculation / blistering
– Henoch-Schönlein purpura / Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (rash caused by inflammation and bleeding in small blood vessels, accompanied with swollen joints, abdominal pain, or bloody urine)
– Nerve deafness / hearing loss
– Otitis media (ear infection)
– Retinitis (inflammation of the retina of the eye)
– Optic neuritis / papillitis / retrobulbar neuritis (demyelinating inflammation of the optic nerve. Vision loss, pain with movement of the eye.)
– Conjunctivitis (eye infection)
– Epididymitis / Orchitis (inflammation of the testicles, characterized by pain, swelling, and burning with urination)
The above list has been taken from the MMR vaccine insert created by the manufacturer: