Newborn deaths lead France to reconsider two vaccines

L’Express, Agence France Presse and other media in France report that two oral vaccines now recommended for newborns — Rotarix and RotaTeq — may be pulled from the country’s list of recommended vaccines following two deaths and more than 500 adverse events, 200 of them termed “serious.” These vaccines are thought to be causing intussusception, a serious condition in which the bowel folds on itself, causing a blockage and sometimes death.

The media coverage follows a report from France’s Technical Committee of Pharmacovigilance to France’s Directorate General of Health that “questioned the appropriateness of recommending widespread vaccination in France.”

In light of the dangers, France’s agency for drug safety, MSNA, this week has advised 160,000 health practitioners to warn parents of infants who had received these vaccines to be alert to signs of distress in their babies, which typically occur within 30 days of vaccination.

The two vaccines are administered to prevent against rotavirus, a common virus that ordinarily infects nearly all children by their fifth birthday. Children infected with rotavirus can develop a fever, vomiting and diarrhea.

Rotarix, manufactured by GSK, and RotaTeq, manufactured by Merck, were approved for the French market in 2006 and 2007. These vaccines, which are also licensed in Canada and the U.S., became the subject of controversy in the US in 2010 when they were found to be contaminated, leading to their temporary suspension by the Food and Drug Administration. RotaTeq has also attracted controversy because it was patented by scientist Paul Offit, an outspoken advocate for mandatory vaccinations. An earlier rotavirus vaccine, Wyeth’s RotaShield, was withdrawn from the market in 1999, nine months after it became available in the US, following more than 100 cases of intussusception and one death.

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  1. johndstone says:

    There is no question that unlike the illness in developed countries the vaccination is associated with mortality and intussusception. A visit to VAERS reveals disturbing information.

    http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/02/paul-offit-and-rotavirus-vaccine-deaths-on-vaers.html

    It is also necessary to be alert to the possibility that when such vaccines are introduced into regions of high infant mortality that the results may be even more disasterous (good hydration might be more important to survival than a vaccine).

    http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/04/dr-jacob-puliyel-blows-whistle-on-indian-rotavirus-vaccine-trials.html

    It is very good that some of this is coming to public attention in France and India. In the UK the Rotarix vaccine was introduced only last year to prevent “diarrhoea”. But while it might do this the British Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation must have been aware that it can cause intussusception and kill children as well. The rotavirus vaccine racket like the flu vaccine racket is something which calls into question the entire good faith and ethics of global vaccine programs.

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  2. Charlene says:

    Thank you for reporting the facts about vaccines in an objective manner. Mainstream media do us all a disservice by failing in this regard. This article makes me wonder if North American governments are even attempting to keep accurate track of adverse events from vaccines. Or if they are, what it would take to get them to consider dropping one off the schedule.

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    • johndstone says:

      Hi Charlene,

      No, of course, they are not trying to keep track of these events. The program is based on not reporting, monitoring or investigating events. In fact no adverse event is ever authenticated by the government. Citizens have to take legal action through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and may in rare circumstances get a no fault settlement, but officially vaccine injuries never occur.

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      • Charlene says:

        It appears that when it comes to vaccines, the idea of “eradicating disease” often takes precedence over other considerations, such as long term health and in some cases even mortality. I look forward to the day (hopefully soon) that a true and complete risk/benefit assessment of each vaccine as well as of the entire childhood schedule comes to light. Meanwhile, it is imperative we hang onto our exemption rights! Do they have effective systems for the tracking of adverse vaccine events in any other countries (besides the US, which apparently does not)? If so, I’d love to have a look at that data.

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      • johndstone says:

        Charlene

        It is hit and run everywhere I think. I the UK we haven’t had a compensated case for nearly five years – that is how safe they are!

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  3. Hetha Monahan says:

    Thank you for keeping ahead on behalf of safety in vaccinations. They inflict monstrous assault on the newborn.

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