Bad Batches: The Effect of Temperature Fluctuations in Vaccines

Bad Batches: The Effect of Temperature Fluctuations in Vaccines

Parents can easily research the ingredients in vaccines and know their family’s medical history to determine the benefit-to-risk profile of those vaccines. But what if a vaccine is altered by temperature variations? Most people, including medical staff, are unaware that the quality and effectiveness of vaccines is critically dependent on proper transport, handling and storage by both the manufacturers and providers. And it seems that bad batches of vaccines, due to temperature variations, may be occurring more often than people realize, creating a largely overlooked and growing global problem of waste and revaccination.

HPV Vaccines Raise International Red Flags

HPV Vaccines Raise International Red Flags

The debate has always been hot about the risk-benefit ratio of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, ever since Merck’s Gardasil-4 vaccine was fast tracked to licensure by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 followed by persistent reports of young girls suffering serious health problems after vaccination. Now, new international investigations and reports of failure are hitting the headlines, prompting additional worries about severe reactions to HPV vaccines. Three HPV vaccines are available both in the United States and the European Union. Merck and…

My Immunocompromised Daughter Is “The Kid Who Can’t Be Vaccinated”

My Immunocompromised Daughter Is “The Kid Who Can’t Be Vaccinated”

My sweet E was born healthy 16 years ago following an uncomplicated pregnancy. She had great Apgars and was amazing at breastfeeding right from the start. At E’s two-week check-up, I questioned the pediatrician on the necessity of the hepatitis B vaccine, which I had declined in the hospital due to “extreme” intuition. I didn’t understand why she needed the vaccine: I did not have hepatitis B, and she was not in a high-risk group as she was not…

Getting Polio from the Polio Vaccine

Getting Polio from the Polio Vaccine

A prime argument often used for the justification and support of today’s highly aggressive mandatory vaccination programs in the U.S. and around the world is the alleged success of the polio vaccine. Wild type polio was declared eradicated in the US in 1979 and in the western hemisphere in 1994. But despite widespread annual polio vaccine campaigns targeting Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, the wild type poliovirus is still circulating in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and possibly Nigeria (no new cases have been reported there for about a year). The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has slated 2018 as the…

Scientist Questions Value of Influenza Vaccinations

Scientist Questions Value of Influenza Vaccinations

The International Business Times has highlighted a scathing report written by Dr. Peter Doshi of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine cautioning against the annual influenza vaccination campaigns by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in May 16, 2013, according to a BMJ press release.

Safety, Effectiveness of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnant Women Questionable

Safety, Effectiveness of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnant Women Questionable

The Tdap vaccine is a combination of the Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines into a single shot. In October 2011, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) put forth a new recommendation for unvaccinated pregnant women to receive 1 dose of Tdap in an effort to reduce the incidence of pertussis in infants. The recommendation was made in…

Hundreds in UK Claim Swine Flu Vaccine Injury

Hundreds in UK Claim Swine Flu Vaccine Injury

An investigation I conducted in 2009 revealed that the H1N1 swine flu epidemic was far less than the U.S. government had made it out to be. I exclusively obtained lab test results from 50 states when the Centers for Disease Control refused to produce them. The results showed that most of the supposed cases of swine flu were not swine flu at all. In fact, they weren’t any…

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