“There are many more ingredients in influenza vaccines besides the lab altered inactivated or live virus influenza strains, whether they’re three strains or four strains. MSG is in some of the vaccines, formaldehyde, polysorbate 20 and polysorbate 80, Triton X-100. You have the residual cell proteins from the dog kidney cells or the army worm cells which are also potentially in there. You’ve got chemicals… the other night I was looking at some of these ingredients, and I found an ingredient that is actually the same kind of substance you use prior to a colonoscopy, as a laxative.
There are some very interesting ingredients in vaccines that I don’t think a lot of people are aware of. Now, again, the manufacturers and the government say that these are in small quantities and they’re not a problem. Gelatin is not a problem. Well, gelatin can be a problem for some people. There are some people who are very allergic to gelatin. There’s antibiotics in vaccines. There’s egg protein, and for many years egg allergy sufferers was an absolute contraindication to use of influenza vaccines which used eggs to be produced and can contain egg protein.
So I say buyer beware. These vaccines are produced by drug companies which have no liability in the civil courts. You cannot sue a drug company for injury or death caused by a vaccine that is licensed and recommended and mandated by the government. As of 2011, the Supreme Court said vaccines are unavoidably unsafe, and you simply cannot sue the drug company. You also can’t really sue the doctor that gives the vaccine to you as well.
It’s very much the responsibility of someone who is going to get a prescription drug or a vaccine to become knowledgable about what is in the vaccine, in this case influenza vaccine, and to become knowledgable about how many people were studied, how many children and infants were studied… pre-licensure, to prove the vaccine is safe and effective.
I took a look at Fluzone… that’s produced by Sanofi. It’s an inactivated influenza vaccine. It’s the one that’s licensed for babies as young as six months old. It has a very large market. And this vaccine, the quadrivalent, it’s just a four-dose vaccine this year, was tested in about 1,400 babies under the age of 36 months for efficacy, and about 1,800 babies under 36 months for safety. That’s not a real big database.
Whey you look at the reaction profile, I was really actually surprised when I looked at it because, for children under 35 months, you had pain experienced by 57%, tenderness 54%, redness 37%, swelling 20%… at the injection site. That means well over half of the children are experiencing a great deal of discomfort at the injection site. Irritability was very high… 54%. Abnormal crying, 41%. Now, abnormal crying can include what we call high-pitched screaming, which also is known as the encephalitic cry.
When you have a baby who has abnormal crying, especially high-pitched screaming, a shrieking. That can be indication of brain inflammation. Now, I’m not saying that all of this irritability and abnormal crying, which is occurring in 41 to 54% of the children who get this vaccine, is all about brain inflammation, but I’m saying that it’s a reaction profile that’s a little bit concerning. We saw the same types of things with DPT vaccine.”
—Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)