The Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/heal…) have announced that the UK have decided to give toddlers vaccines for six diseases at once. David Derbyshire a journalist for the Mail says:
“Toddlers are to be inoculated against six diseases at once in a bid to boost vaccination rates, the Government revealed yesterday”
“The ‘super-vaccination’ day will involve three injections to protect against measles, mumps, rubella, two forms of meningitis and bacteria that can cause pneumonia.”
The vaccines to be used in the UK’s three shot ‘super vaccination’ day are the MMR, PCV and the Hib/Men C.
This unusual and controversial move was on the advise of the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), an organization that sanctions and approves the vaccine policies in the UK. According to the Mail, the committee’s research shows that combining multiple vaccines on one day would cause no health problems. The Government believes the change will simplify the complicated vaccine schedule and boost the uptake of vaccines after the MMR scare in 1998.
However, many professionals are unhappy that the JCVI are now controlling the vaccine policies in the UK. The Child Health Safety website (http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com…) have called the JCVI ‘needle happy and reckless’,saying that they have serious concerns over conflicts of interest.
“Giving the JCVI control over vaccination policy appears little different to giving control directly to the drug industry”
Child Health Safety continue:
“The JCVI is drawn from the British Medical professions and includes members with drug industry financial conflicts of interest [Declarations of Interests] and an historically poor record to the present day on vaccination and child health safety [revealed in Freedom of Information documentation ”
Paul Offit from the University of Pennsylvania stated in 2005 that in 'theory', a baby's immune system can cope with having as many a 100,000 vaccines in one go, although he did change this later to 10,000. This was said when he was promoting the Pediarix vaccine a five in one vaccine, containing hepatitis B, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough vaccine). (http://www.whale.to/vaccines/offit23.html)
I feel it is important to point out at this point that Paul Offit also has conflicts of interest. He is a member of the CDC advisory committee and has disclosed that he received $350,000 grant money from Merck to develop the rotavirus vaccine, in which he shares the patent, which was pulled 6 months after is was licensed because of severe problems. The Wall Street Journal has said that Dr Offit gets paid to go around the country teaching doctors that vaccines are safe. (http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com...)
Ginger Taylor a writer, speaker, advocate, activist, and therapist and owner of the blog 'Adventures in Autism' calls Offit 'A poster child for medical conflicts of interest.' In an email to Mr. Huvane and Mr Kranzler (http://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com...) she said:
“Further, Paul Offit was personally reprimanded by the U.S. Congress, at length, for his ethics problems. He actually sat on the ACIP, the CDC committee that decides what vaccines go on the US schedule, and voted for RotaShield to be added to the schedule, knowing full well that it would pave the way for his own vaccine, Rotateq to be added and be immediately put into wide spread use as soon as it came to market. Which is exactly what happened. Offit should have abstained from any comments or votes on any thing to do with Rota virus because of his conflicts of interest.
Paul Offit is the poster child for medical conflicts of interest.
When you take vaccine advice from him, it is as if you called Merck to ask if their products cause autism.”
According to the Parents PACK October 2005 (http://www.whale.to/vaccine/...) Offit said:
"Children have an enormous capacity to respond safely to challenges to the immune system from vaccines. A baby's body is bombarded with immunologic challenges - from bacteria in food to the dust they breathe. Compared to what they typically encounter and manage during the day, vaccines are literally a drop in the ocean."
Having just shown that Dr Offit has an ulterior motive for promoting vaccines, just how safe is vaccinating a baby with six vaccines in one go? According to Neil Z Miller a medical research journalist and natural health advocate, not very. In his booklet, Overdosed Babies – Are Multiple Vaccines Safe? (http://thinktwice.com/overdose.pdf) he likens multiple vaccines to the equivalent of pouring 3 shot glasses of whiskey, gin and rum into one glass. He explains that you even though the shots are in one glass you are still ingesting 3 alcoholic drinks – not just one – with all the anticipated side effects.
Taking this into account a baby having six vaccines in a single paediatric visit, is the equivalent to the baby receiving six different drugs on one day. Also the baby will be subjected to not just one but three painful shots in one go which is extremely traumatic for a young child.
It was stated in the book 'Vaccines' that Dr Offit contributed to however:
“Studies of cortisol concentration and behavioral responses of infants to vaccination indicate that responses are similar in infants who receive two injections during one visit and those who receive a single injection, suggesting that a second injection does not increase stress.” Vaccines, 4th ed. pp. 103.
This statement is totally misleading, as a young child will scream just as loudly whether they have had one, two or twenty two vaccines and to say differently is ridiculous.
Due to new evidence recently revealed, the UK government is in fact deceiving parents. It has now been revealed that multiple vaccinations in one go are not as safe as they would want us to believe. The UK government are fully aware of this fact.
On the 27th October 2010 some very disturbing news came to light. The website WDDTY revealed that recent evidence discovered by a journalist on FOI (Freedom Of Information) shows that forty children have died in the UK after routine vaccinations such as the MMR. Another 2,100 children have suffered a serious reaction. This came to light when the UK were forced to disclose the information.
WDDTY (http://www.wddty.com/40-uk-children...) say:
“The UK’s Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) was forced to reveal the figures following a request from a journalist under freedom of information legislation.”
“It is suspected that just 10 per cent of all deaths and reactions from vaccines are ever reported; if so, this means that 400 children have died from a vaccine and 21,000 have suffered an adverse reaction in the UK alone.”
Despite knowing these alarming facts, the UK government are still saying that multi vaccinations are safe and effective. They are lying to parents by saying these vaccines are safe when clearly they are not. The government are fully aware that vaccine injuries are under reported and that these vaccines are killing possibly hundreds of children. However, instead of looking into these alarming figures and discovering why so many children are dying or being injured after a vaccine, they are more intent on pushing vaccine uptake. Once again they are seen putting profit before the health and safety of UK's children.