Big Pharma’s Dirty Little Secret: Do Bleeding Calves, Narcolepsy and Infertility Have the Same Mechanism for Vaccine Injury?

Big Pharma’s Dirty Little Secret: Do Bleeding Calves, Narcolepsy and Infertility Have the Same Mechanism for Vaccine Injury?

Bobby Hunter was 10 years old when his mother noticed her usually energetic boy was struggling to stay awake and he looked exhausted all the time. Then he began collapsing. Eventually Bobby was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a lifelong incurable condition where victims suddenly drop into deep dream sleep, sometimes a dozen times a day or more. It can be accompanied by bizarre and terrifying…

Merck Admits Shingles Vaccine Can Cause Eye Damage… and Shingles

Merck Admits Shingles Vaccine Can Cause Eye Damage… and Shingles

Two important Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved changes to the warning label of Merck Pharmaceutical’s shingles vaccine, Zostavax, have been made since the controversial drug was introduced in 2006. The first was in August 2014, when, in addition to potentially causing chickenpox, another side effect was added: shingles! That’s right. The vaccine that had been—and continues to be—aggressively…

The Vaccine Injured are Americans… and So are Their Parents

The Vaccine Injured are Americans… and So are Their Parents

My name is Kimberly Stagliano. I am the daughter of a World War II veteran. I am a college graduate. I pay my taxes. I vote in every election. I recite the Pledge of Allegiance including “One Nation Under God,” and sing the Star Bangled Banner with my hand over my heart at every sporting event (albeit badly). I am the mother of a vaccine injured daughter, now 20 years old. Sometimes…

Gardasil Devastation is NO Coincidence

Gardasil Devastation is NO Coincidence

Fifteen-year-old Caitlin Grace is my hero. Once a green belt in karate, walking over 10 miles per day, she is now physically debilitated from a vaccine that was supposed to prevent her from getting cancer. This is her story. Caitlin received the full series of three Gardasil shots between September 2012 and July 2013. In hindsight, I should have trusted my mother’s intuition and…

Symptom-Free Vaccinated Individuals May Be Spreading Pertussis

Symptom-Free Vaccinated Individuals May Be Spreading Pertussis

There has been an increase in the numbers of reported cases of B. pertussis (whooping cough) in the United States in recent decades, especially in the past few years. Reported outbreaks of the highly contagious disease have commonly been attributed to waning protection of the pertussis vaccine and low vaccine coverage. Additionally, researchers have been arguing about…

FluMist Nasal Spray Vaccine Doesn’t Work Says CDC Advisory Committee

FluMist Nasal Spray Vaccine Doesn’t Work Says CDC Advisory Committee

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on June 22, 2016 recommended against using the live nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine known as FluMist during the 2016-2017 influenza season. After reviewing data for 2013-2016, the committee found that the “FluMist Quadrivalent” live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), produced by AstraZeneca plc subsidiary MedImmune, LLC of Gaithersburg, MD, was only three percent effective…

Gardasil-Injured Teen in Ireland Gets No Help from Country’s Public Health Service

Gardasil-Injured Teen in Ireland Gets No Help from Country’s Public Health Service

The newspaper Irish Mirror last month reported the case of 16-year old Rebecca Hollidge of Carrick-on-Shannon in Leitrim County, Ireland, who suffered severe side effects after receiving all three doses of the Gardasil human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine during 2013-2014.1 The vaccine is produced by Merck and Co. of Kenilworth, NJ. The newspaper Irish Mirror last month…

Chickenpox Vaccine May Increase Shingles Risk

Chickenpox Vaccine May Increase Shingles Risk

Before the licensing of the live varicella zoster (chickenpox) virus vaccine in 1995 and subsequent mandating of the vaccine for all children in the U.S., chickenpox itself was considered one of the milder “rites of passage” for children and the vast majority of children experienced the common childhood disease before age ten. Most people have heard about how parents commonly…

A Dozen Boys in England Collapse After Receiving Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine

A Dozen Boys in England Collapse After Receiving Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine

Public health officials in the United Kingdom launched a brief investigation of incident involving about a dozen boys at a secondary school in Northampton, England who collapsed on January 26, 2016 after receiving a routine series of meningococcal quadrivalent vaccines (bacteria types A, C, W135 and Y) for meningitis. The boys are 10th grade students at the Northampton School for Boys. According to an article by The Daily Mail, the mother…

Vaccine Injury Claims Expected to Increase in 2016

Vaccine Injury Claims Expected to Increase in 2016

It came as no surprise to me that during the meeting of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) on December 4, 2015 the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Division of Injury Compensation Programs (DICP) reported that the number of vaccine injury claims for this fiscal year will exceed previous years. I have monitored this committee for the past six years and have seen the number of claims rise every year. Sadly, they are…