In February 2018, the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the recommendation for a new hepatitis B vaccine, Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG) targeting for adults over the age of 18.1 Heplisav-B is manufactured by Dynavax Technologies Corp. and the new vaccine is given in a two-dose series versus the three […]
China’s top drug regulator, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), announced on July 31, 2018 that a temporary equipment malfunction was to blame for the production of 400,520 faulty DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis) vaccines by Chinese pharmaceutical company Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co. Ltd. of Wuhan (Hubei province), China.1 According to the China News […]
Do you or does someone you know have severe symptoms of itching, rashes, flushing, stomach or other body pain, frequent diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, brain fog, headache and severe allergies to certain foods, medications or insect stings that may include fainting episodes or anaphylaxis? Although it has been classified as a rare immune system disorder, there […]
Samoan government health officials have issued a recall of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine after two infants, a girl and a boy, died on July 6, 2018 just hours after being given the combination vaccine at Safotu Hospital on the island of f Savai’i in Samoa. 1 2 3 4 Testing is underway by the […]
Three children ranging from ages two months to three and a half years recently died in India following vaccinations. The first child, two-month-old Sharika Sharma, died on June 10, 2018, the morning after she was administered the second round of vaccinations under the Indian government routine vaccination program at the Community Health Center (CHC) in […]
... Dengvaxia should not be used on people without testing people for prior dengue infection.
In late-2017, vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur announced that its dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, could possibly lead to more severe cases of dengue fever in some people. Studies revealed that giving the vaccine to people who had never contracted the disease leaves them vulnerable to a severe reaction if they subsequently contract the disease. This announcement came after 700,000 children were already given the vaccine in the Philippines. According to Sanofi, those at risk were those who had never been previously infected with the dengue virus.
Three toddlers in the village of Loinga in the district of Palamu (Jharkhand state), India died on the morning of Apr. 8, 2018, just hours after receiving multiple vaccines the previous day. The children—Aryan Kumar, Sanju Kumari and Ujjawal Kumar—were all between one and half to two years old and had been given booster…
Once blamed on unvaccinated children, few today deny the fact that fully vaccinated children are spreading whooping cough as outbreaks continue across the U.S. One of the latest outbreaks has occurred in North Carolina, where Carteret County health officials have warned parents to be on the lookout for whooping cough. Kim Davis, the Nursing Director for the Carteret County Health Department, was interviewed by WITN and readily…
Three infants, ages one month to one year old, are reported to have died in Shaheen Muslim Town in Peshwar, Pakistan after receiving the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). Family members said that the health of the children gradually deteriorated after being injected with the vaccine. News reports state that five other children…
In 1986, public health officials stated that MMR vaccination rates for kindergarten children were in excess of 95 percent and that one dose of live attenuated measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) would eliminate the three common childhood diseases in the U.S.1 In 1989, parents were informed that a single dose of MMR vaccine was inadequate..