I’ve written quite a few postings about vaccines. I’ll probably keep right on writing about them, ‘cos the whole scene has pretty much blown my mind! [all the vaccines postings are listed together on the right-hand side of the main page of this site.]
And because it’s important!
To me, the single simplest & smartest thing you can do if you still have faith in the vaccine paradigm, is
So ... What’s the Deal With "Inserts"?
Vaccines arrive (at the doctor’s office) accompanied by these “inserts” or monographs. They provide a great deal of information about vaccines, dosage, adverse drug reactions, side effects & what to do about them. (more on this shortly.)
The really mysterious thing about them is that they are not actually offered to “patients,” i.e., parents who come in with their young infant or toddler
for a “well baby” visit!
The medical profession, the “health care” profession, tells us almost nothing about vaccines. We are just supposed to have faith in them, apparently
‘cos the doctor tells us to.
(The media also counsel us to have faith too, of course. There is more I could say about that, but I’m keeping this post simple. Just the inserts!)
& to get the insert from your M.D.? You pretty much have to beg for them. They don’t part with them any too readily!
So, I’m going to paste in here some information from the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine monograph.
You can locate this information for yourself, here.
Bear in mind, this information comes from the pharmaceutical industry itself. Right from the horse’s mouth, as it were.
The MMR Monograph or “Insert”
I’m pasting in a few juicy bits from the MMR monograph. By all means, I recommend highly that you look extremely carefully over the ‘Contraindications,’ ‘Warnings,’ ‘Adverse Reactions’ (this section begins on pg. 7) and ‘Side Effects and What to Do about Them’ (pg. 21) sections.
But PLEASE! Look over the entire thing, as there are surprises in pretty much every section of this 23-page item. (I suggest you print it out & sit down with a cuppa tea or whatever, & pore over it carefully. ALL THE WAY THROUGH.)
[QUOTE] WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
As with all injectable vaccines, appropriate medical treatment and supervision should be readily available in case of a rare anaphylactic event following the administration of the vaccine. [pg. 5]
Under Special Populations
PRIORIX should be given with caution to persons with a history or family history of allergic diseases or those with a history or family history of convulsions. [pg. 5]
[QUOTE] ADVERSE REACTIONS
Post-Market Adverse Drug Reactions
During post-marketing surveillance, the following reactions have been rarely reported additionally in temporal association with PRIORIX vaccination:
Infections and infestations: meningitis, measles-like syndrome, mumps-like syndrome (including orchitis, epididymitis and parotitis)
Blood and lymphatic system disorders: thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopenic purpura Immune system disorders: anaphylactic reactions
Nervous system disorders: encephalitis, cerebellitis, cerebellitis like symptoms (including transient gait disturbance and transient ataxia), aseptic meningitis, transverse myelitis, Guillain Barré syndrome, peripheral neuritis
Vascular disorders: vasculitis (including Henoch Schonlein purpura and Kawasaki syndrome)
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: erythema multiforme Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: arthralgia, arthritis [pg. 9]
SIDE EFFECTS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM <pg. 21-22>
[QUOTE] Like all vaccines, PRIORIX may occasionally cause unwanted effects.
As with all injectable vaccines, there is a rare risk of allergic reactions. The signs of allergy may include local or widespread skin rash that may be itchy or blistering, swelling of the eyes and face, difficulty in breathing or swallowing which may lead to collapse. These reactions will usually occur before leaving the doctor’s office. However, you should seek immediate treatment in any event.
Side effects that occurred during clinical trials with PRIORIX were as follows:
Very common: ³ 10%
• Redness at the injection site
• Fever ³38°C (rectal) or ³37.5°C (axillary/oral) Common: ³ 1% and < 10%
• Upper respiratory tract infection
• Pain and swelling at the injection site
• Fever >39.5°C (rectal) or >39°C (axillary/oral)
Uncommon: ³ 0.1% and < 1%
• Infection of the middle ear
• Swollen glands in the neck, armpit or groin
• Loss of appetite
• Nervousness, abnormal crying, not being able to sleep (insomnia )
• Discharge with itching of the eyes and crusty eyelids (conjunctivitis)
• Bronchitis, cough
• Swollen glands in the cheek • Diarrhoea, vomiting
Rare: ³ 0.01% and < 0.1% • Allergic reactions
• Seizures with fever
After the marketing of PRIORIX, the following additional side effects have been rarely reported:
• Infection around the brain or spinal cord (meningitis)
• Measles-like symptoms
• Mumps-like symptoms (including transient, painful swelling of the testicles and swollen glands in the neck)
• Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal due to a drop in a type of blood cell called platelets, unusual bleeding or bruising under the skin
• Infection or inflammation of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves resulting in temporary difficulty when walking (unsteadiness) and/or temporary loss of control of bodily movements), inflammation of some nerves, possibly with pins and needles or loss of feeling or normal movement (Guillain-Barré syndrome)
• Narrowing or blockage of blood vessels. This may include unusual bleeding or bruising under the skin (Henoch Schonlein purpura) or fever which lasts for more than five days, associated with a rash on the trunk sometimes followed by a peeling of the skin on the hands and fingers, red eyes, lips, throat and tongue (Kawasaki disease)
Severe condition of the skin that may affect the mouth and other parts of the body
Joint and muscle pains
If the child develops any other symptom within days following the vaccination, tell the doctor as soon as possible.
This is not a complete list of side effects. For any unexpected effects while taking PRIORIX, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
*** END of QUOTES from MMR monograph
Yikes, no?? Did you know about all these possible side effects?
Doesn’t it seem reasonable to you that your “health professional” should go over this material about possible injuries/health/side effects with you ahead of time? So that you can provide your genuinely informed consent BEFORE your child is vaccinated?
Sure seems that way to me. Just the very most basic common sense!
& scan it over carefully to find the section that tells you how to find what vaccines are recommended for your infant/toddler/child/ren at her/his particular age (in your particular part of Canada)
& then go & find product monographs or inserts for each of the vaccines proposed for her/him.
Important note: these shots are not given one by one, but in multiples/combinations, & this is very problematic.
Bear in mind what this Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons summer 2016 piece reveals: “Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit is Not Safe.”
Related items on this site
This posting, Vaccines: Miscellany A - Z has an A – Z of information, including a section called Media Blackout that explains why we are not being told the truth about vaccines, their safety & efficacy (or lack thereof), & about the alarming frequency of vaccine injury, by our so-called “free press.” It’s important to understand this!
There is also a section on “vaccine mandates” that provides you with a link to the Vaccine Choice Canada main page, with information about vaccine exemptions. This too is super-important!
** I cannot recommend highly enough the Vaccine Choice Canada Web site! VCC also has a Facebook page & Twitter account.
** A quick route to product monographs for ALL vaccines can be found on the Got Your Flu Shot? Web site.
p.s. since I posted this, I learned about 2 babies in Samoa who died from MMR vaccinations. Please watch this very short video to learn more about this horrible situation. Note! The video is on Facebook. If you want to learn even more detail about this (& various other vaccine-related matters), you can also watch the latest episode of Highwire, with Del Bigtree. The July 12th episode is here (also on Facebook. I think they get put on YouTube eventually).