[SaneVax: Four infants died within 24 hours of vaccination with measles or DPT in India. How high does the mortality rate have to climb before health authorities and medical professionals re-assess the benefit versus risk profile of vaccines? How many parents must suffer the tragic loss of their children before independent investigations are demanded?] Four infants […]
By Christina England It has been announced that a new vaccine has been approved by the FDA for the over 65′s. GlaxoSmithKline’s Boostrix vaccine is said to be able to protect the elderly from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). The vaccine was originally approved for use in adolescents in 2005. Prior to this vaccine […]
By Bushra Baseerat HYDERABAD: The state health department has recorded an alarming 13 deaths in the 0-5 age group in the first five months of 2011, the highest in the corresponding period in last three years. The deaths were reported within 24 hours of the children being vaccinated, mostly after an oral polio vaccine was […]
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
The father of a 29-year-old woman who was permanently injured as a young child by the DPT vaccine, a combination vaccine for diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus, says if he had to do it all over again, he would still get his daughter vaccinated. The girl, who prior to her second dose of DPT was described as a bright young toddler with the vocabulary of a fifth grader, was diagnosed with mental retardation and stopped speaking entirely after receiving the vaccine. She is now permanently disabled.