Expert Review Of Vaccine Safety
Cochrane researchers have looked at the pre- and post-marketing safety analysis of the MMR vaccine and found they are inadequate (Jefferson et al., 2003). Cochrane also criticized the safety analysis (or lack of safety) of influenza vaccines administered to children (Jefferson et al., 2012). Further, vaccination is described by the 1986 National Childhood vaccine Injury Act that the procedure is "unavoidably unsafe" (42 U.S.C. 300aa-22(b)(1) Torts Section 402A). Vaccine manufacturers are entrusted to do their own vaccine safety trials, and are not held to accountability if their product fails thanks to the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. For the first time in our history we have product consumers funding via excise tax ($0.75) for manufacture failures (HRSA, 2014). In the IOM Safety Review: Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Autism, they clearly state in their executive summary;
No vaccine is perfectly safe or effective, and vaccines may lead to serious adverse effects in some instances. Furthermore, if a serious illness is observed after vaccination it is often unclear whether that sequence is coincidental or causal, and it can be difficult to determine the true nature of the relationship, if any, between the vaccination and the illness (IOM, 2001).
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
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Kessler, et al. "Introducing MEDWatch: A New Approach to Reporting Medication and Device Adverse Effects and Product Problems." JAMA. 1993;269(21):2765-2768.
Although the FDA receives many adverse event reports, these probably represent only a fraction of the serious adverse events encountered by providers. A recent review article found that between 3% and 11% of hospital admissions could be attributed to adverse drug reactions. Only about 1% of serious events are reported to the FDA, according to one study. - David A. Kessler MD, former head of the FDA
For anyone needing to report a vaccine injury please see the VAERS webpage.
Another thing I find striking when claims like this are made, debaters only cite one or two vaccines (MMR, HepB etc) out of the 14+ given. So the perception is that all vaccines have low risk of adverse events. Also they do not support this claim with any peer-reviewed scientific evidence.
My daughter was an “exception to ‘the rule.’ Vaccination with the TDaP at age 15 nearly killed her. She has a milk allergy and history of seizures. Nobody ever told me that the vaccine was cultured on cows milk protein and that she could die from anaphylaxis as a result of injecting that protein into her body. As an immunologist you should be aware of the issues with injecting food proteins along with 1,500 mcg. of aluminum to ramp up the immune system. I don’t care if “the vast majority” of cases don’t die. I care about my daughter and the significant minority of cases who are apparently deemed “acceptable collateral damage.” As for being effective, the TDaP and DTaP vaccines are NOT effective against a significant number of cases of whooping cough, because the bacterial strain in the vaccine (Bordatella Pertussis) is not the same strain that is causing current outbreaks (Bordatella Parapertussis). The vaccine not only does nothing to protect against parapertussis, it is CAUSING the outbreaks by increasing the colonization of parapertussis in the lungs by up to 40-fold.~ Marcella Piper-Terry from VaxTruth