Breaking News: Vaccine Tragedy in Mexico

SaneVax-FeaturedBy Mario Lamo-Jiménez, Guest Author

May 8, 2015: The indigenous municipality of Simojovel, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico reported the death of two babies after the administration of vaccines against hepatitis B (HepB), tuberculosis (BCG), and rotavirus.

Within hours of receiving the vaccines, 37 babies out of a total of 52 vaccinated had adverse reactions; some began to convulse with the tragic result of two dead and 37 hospitalized, 13 of whom reported to be in critical condition.

According to the Catholic organization Pueblo Creyente, the dead included a 30-day-old girl and a 28-day-old boy.

The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) ordered the preventive suspension of the BCG (Tuberculosis), Rotavirus and Hepatitis B vaccine, after what they suspect were allergic reactions to the vaccines administered to the minors in Chiapas.

Although this news has been widely disseminated in the Spanish-language press, it has been virtually ignored by the English-language press.

What is wrong with this picture?

A recent outbreak of measles originating in Disneyland with no fatalities received world-wide media coverage and calls for legislation resulting in a heated battle regarding public vaccination policies.

A vaccination incident in Mexico which negatively impacted nearly 80% of the recipients, resulting in two deaths, 37 hospitalizations and 13 babies fighting for their lives has not been reported to the community at large and is certainly not being reported in other countries, particularly the United States.

Is this lack of media coverage because vaccines are promoted as “safe and effective” and no one wants to tarnish that image?

Is the lack of media coverage because it would negatively impact efforts to make vaccines mandatory and affect the profits of vaccine manufacturers and various other stakeholders?

It is crucial that the international community be informed of these deaths and of the fact that these vaccines have as of now been suspended in Mexico. It is an essential part of the universal right to informed consent.

Mothers in Simojevel are now asking themselves how safe these vaccines can be if they can kill perfectly healthy children within hours, and also leave many more in a very precarious health condition.

The municipality of Simojevel has historically been besieged by drug traffickers with their religious leaders have received death threats. It seems the only state intervention so far has been to promote these vaccinations, with the reported catastrophic results.

When will human lives become more important than vaccine uptake?

Read this article in Spanish here.

Business Standard reports two killed 37 sickened after reactions to vaccines in Mexico
IMSS suspended Tuberculosis vaccine, Rotavirus and Hepatitis B after events in Chiapas
IMSS will investigate poisoning of children in Chiapas after being vaccinated



  1. Sandy Lunoe says:


    A tiny, smiling
    on the wall
    with bright
    and trusting
    which gaze and see
    a world of hope
    and happiness
    and wondrous dreams
    of all there is
    to be

    then someone finds
    a poison gun
    and aims
    and shatters
    all the thoughts
    and thousand

    and all the pieces
    down to the
    amidst a pool of tears
    and thousand

    the smiling eyes
    once peaceful
    calm and clear
    now see a world of
    and fear

    and sometimes
    we listen
    we can hear
    an echo from
    the tiny soul
    so dear

    and a faint little cry


    (Sandy L)

  2. p Miller says:

    Roto virus and TB vax aren’t suppose to be given around those times

  3. Sunny Sky says:

    Sharing article, but please fix typo where it says “…municipality if….” rather than “…municipality of…”

  4. Annie MkGrew says:

    Please share this story!

  5. Why is it that no one mentions the manufacturer of the vaccine that caused this. Just the general application. Its a coverup paid by the manufacturers. Its a coverup of the test trials being done with this lot, batch, etc on Mexican citizens.

  6. Roberto says:

    Same in California / The pieces that need to fall into place in order to push through legislation which remains in counter and acts as a rival to civil liberties just fell a tumbled a slight bit more California’s measure to prevent personal belief opt outs for vaccines was OK’d by the state Senate. Of course this isn’t the end by any stretch of imagination, but it is one step forward for a bill that has many of us terrified of what the future might bring, not only with vaccines, but other personal rights.

    Sen. Benjamin Allen (D-Santa Monica) and Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) co-authored the bill. “(this legislation) is about increasing immunization rates so no one will have to suffer from vaccine-preventable diseases,” Allen stated.

    Senate Republican leader Robert Huff opposed the bill. “I don’t believe the crisis we have seen rises to the level to give up the personal freedoms we enjoy in a free country,”

  7. Sassylassy says:

    Shared! and who ever does like it on my page can kiss my A$$..

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