Infant Boy in India Dies Within Hours of Receiving Pentavalent Vaccine

Infant Boy in India Dies Within Hours of Receiving Pentavalent Vaccine

A five-month-old infant boy died on Feb. 12-13, 2020 within hours of receiving the “5-in-1” pentavalent (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type B) vaccine at a vaccination clinic in Arani, India.1 2 After he was vaccinated by the health nurse at the clinic, the boy was sent home with his parents. According to […]

African Swine Fever Vaccine May Worsen Outbreaks of the Disease in Pigs

African Swine Fever Vaccine May Worsen Outbreaks of the Disease in Pigs

Story Highlights Chinese researchers announced that they have developed a vaccine for African swine fever. Currently, there are multiple outbreaks of African swine fever in pig populations in Asia and in many countries in the European Union. Other researchers have argued that fast tracking an African swine fever vaccine can worsen outbreaks, particularly when using […]

Mumps Cases Jump 700 Percent in Northern Ireland

Mumps Cases Jump 700 Percent in Northern Ireland

Story Highlights A 700 percent increase in incidence of mumps has been reported in Northern Ireland, reflecting a similar surge in cases in other developed nation. Most cases have occurred in fully vaccinated young adults, for whom the potential complications of mumps are more serious than they are in children. The increase in cases has […]

Infant Boy in India Dies After Getting Pentavalent Vaccine

Infant Boy in India Dies After Getting Pentavalent Vaccine

Three-month-old Rohan Kumar died on Feb. 6, 2020 after receiving the “5-in-1” pentavalent (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type B) vaccine at a government health center in Ramgarh, India.1 2 An investigation into the infant boy’s death was ordered by the local health department. A rural child health officer was tasked with […]

WHO Reveals Underlying Concerns Over the Safety of Vaccines

WHO Reveals Underlying Concerns Over the Safety of Vaccines

During Dec. 2-3, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) held a Global Vaccine Safety Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. It was billed as an event for “vaccine safety stakeholders.” Attendees included current and former members of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS), which provides “independent, authoritative, scientific advice” to WHO on vaccine safety issues […]

Infant Boy in India Dies Day After Receiving Pentavalent Vaccine

Infant Boy in India Dies Day After Receiving Pentavalent Vaccine

A two-month-old infant boy died on Jan. 11, 2020, a day after receiving the “5-in-1” pentavalent (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type B) vaccine at a rural child care center in Hunshyal, India. The child was rushed to a nearby hospital after he fainted, but he died on the way.1 The child, […]

Baby in Nepal Dies After Getting Six Vaccines

Baby in Nepal Dies After Getting Six Vaccines

A six-week-old baby in Nepal died after receiving six vaccines. The child, Bunu Dewan, reportedly received the BCG, DPT, fIPV and PCV vaccines at a community health center in the town of Simaltar. Bunu’s condition is reported to have deteriorated following the vaccination and the child was subsequently taken to Neuro Hospital in Biratnagar.1 2 […]

Only One Percent of Vaccine Reactions Reported to VAERS

Only One Percent of Vaccine Reactions Reported to VAERS

Story Highlights The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) was created by Congress in 1986 as part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. Although health care providers are required by federal law to report specific vaccine reactions to VAERS, less than one percent of adverse events following vaccination are reported. Doctors, medical workers, adult patients […]

Fully Vaccinated School in Houston Closes Due to Pertussis Outbreak

Fully Vaccinated School in Houston Closes Due to Pertussis Outbreak

A Catholic high school in Houston, Texas closed early for the Christmas holidays due to seven confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough). St. Theresa Catholic School  cancelled all classes and activities on Dec. 12, 2019 due to the outbreak. The school will re-open on Jan. 6, 2020.1 2 The first case of pertussis at St. […]

Ugandan Boy Dies of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome After Getting Measles-Rubella, Polio Vaccines

Ugandan Boy Dies of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome After Getting Measles-Rubella, Polio Vaccines

Uganda Radio Network (URN) reported on Nov. 16, 2019 that the Ministry of Health of Uganda is investigating the sudden death of a boy who died on Nov. 14, 2019 after receiving the measles-rubella and polio vaccines at a community vaccination center in the town of Kalagi, Uganda. Ugandan health officials stated that preliminary findings did not related the death to the vaccinations […]