Contra -indications to Vaccines

Childhood vaccines are contra-indicated (not to be administered) –

  • if the child has suffered a previous anaphylactic reaction to the vaccine
  • in the case of whooping cough, if the child has developed encephalitis (brain inflammation) within seven days of vaccination
  • if you have an allergy to any of the vaccine ingredients; yet it is not possible to identify allergies in a baby only hours, days or even weeks old prior to vaccination.

There is an increased risk of reaction in children who have had the same reaction after a previous vaccination72, and even test doses can trigger major adverse events in susceptible individuals.73

Vaccines are still recommended –

  • For whooping cough if the child has experienced a febrile convulsion or has a pre-existing neurological disease (eg epilepsy).74
  •  If the child has a disease or disorder that weakens the immune system or is on medication that impairs the way it functions.
  •  For premature babies from birth; extra boosters are scheduled because of their poor antigen response.
  •  For children who have suffered a major reaction such as a ‘hypotonic’ or ‘floppy’ episode or persistent screaming, through their usual vaccine providers.75 (Parents may wonder what good Panadol or Neurofen is going to do in such situations, and whether there will be lasting effects on their children’s health.)
  •  If the baby or child has a minor illness or temperature below 38.5 degrees Celsius, even if on antibiotics and recovering from an acute illness.76
  •  If chronically ill influenza vaccination is scheduled as a priority.
  •  If their mother is pregnant (despite all the evidence that recently vaccinated children can spread the disease to pregnant contacts).
  •  If they have allergies, asthma or eczema. Governments admit that less than 10% of adverse events are reported, and the figure is likely to be closer to 2.5%.

Vaccine Injuries are far more extensive than we are asked to believe; the literature that promotes vaccines does not list them.

Several needles are administered at once and a local anaesthetic patch or cream is advertised to reduce the pain and lessen the trauma. It contains lignocaine and prilocaine combined with polyoxethylene.

  • Side effects include sleepiness, dizziness and death in overdose from ventricular fibrillation or cardiac arrest.
  • Prilocaine can cause cyanosis (turning blue) as red blood cells lose the ability to transport oxygen. In 1980 its use was declining for this reason.77

72 Deloria, M.A. et al, Association of reactions after consecutive acellular or whole-cell
pertussis vaccine immunisations, Pediatrics 1995; 96(3): 592-594
73 AIH, 8th Edition, 2003, NH&MRC p. 13
74 IBID, 71
75 Burgess et al, Rethinking contra-indications to vaccination, MJA, 1998, May; 168: 476-477
76 IBID, 71
77 Goodman and Gilman, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 6th Edition, 1980

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