Is Your Child High-Risk
for an Adverse Vaccine Reaction?

Adverse reactions to vaccines are more common than many people realize. In fact, the U.S. government operates a secret database that contains the names of several thousand children who were healthy and alive just prior to receiving the vaccines. Personal stories of vaccine damage, as told by sad parents who lost a child to the shots, remind us that real families, and real children, are being affected. Please read the following information to determine if your loved one is high-risk for a vaccine reaction.

Vaccine Contraindications

Very few doctors inform parents about vaccine risks. But vaccine manufacturers place warnings in vaccine containers indicating who should not receive vaccinations. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also make recommendations indicating who should not receive vaccinations. The AAP publishes a Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases every four years; HHS has guidelines formulated by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which appear in the Morbidity and Mortality Report published by the CDC. This information is included below:

POLIO: Children younger than 6 weeks; people who are ill, or who have cancer of the lymph system.

MEASLES: Children younger than 15 months; pregnant women; people who are ill, or who are allergic to eggs, chicken, feathers, or who have cancer, blood disease, or deficiencies of the immune system.

RUBELLA: Pregnant women; people who are allergic to eggs, chicken, duck, or feathers, or who have cancer, blood disease, or deficiencies of the immune system.

DPT: Any child past the 7th birthday, or who has had a severe reaction to a previous dose, or who has a personal history of convulsions or neurological disease, or who is acutely sick with a fever or respiratory infection, or who is taking medication that may suppress the immune system.

The three vaccine policymakers in America, noted above, do not "officially" consider the following conditions contraindications to the DPT vaccine. However, scientific literature published by pertussis vaccine researchers throughout the world for the past several decades indicates that such conditions may put a child at high risk:

1. The child is ill with anything, including a runny nose, cough, ear infection, diarrhea, or has recovered from a recent illness prior to a scheduled DPT shot.

2. The child has a family member who had a severe reaction to a DPT shot.

3. Someone in the child's immediate family has a history of convulsions or neurological disease.

4. The child was born prematurely or with low birth weight.

5. The child has a personal or family history of severe allergies (i.e., cow's milk, asthma, eczema).

Vaccines may also be contraindicated for certain people with special conditions not listed above. If you suspect that you or your child may be high risk for a reaction, Get The Facts!

Note: The information and recommendations in this section are subject to revisions by vaccine policymakers and new research. Also, keep in mind that screening your child for the contraindications listed above will not guarantee your child's safety. The Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute receives numerous reports of damage and death following one or more vaccines. Often, the vaccine recipient was not officially contraindicated. If you have questions, doubts, or concerns regarding any of the information in this section, research this topic even further so that you may make informed decisions.

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Aug. 10, 2008 at 2:49 PM

I just wanted to add, that during my OB and Pediatric rotations in nursing school I checked out some of these claims and all of them were confirmed with my findings.  Furthermore, I asked the doctors about what I was reading in the vaccine inserts and none of the doctors that I spoke to could give me an answer.  I got responses like, "we don't usually ask about a family history of autoimmune disease, seizures, or allergies with reference to vaccines..."

Reading a vaccine insert is not part of medical or nursing school.

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Aug. 10, 2008 at 4:03 PM

I know mine is not at risk. No vaccines for us!! =)

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Mar. 6, 2009 at 1:13 AM

My family has a history of auto-immune diseases and we all have ended up with diseases that we were vacinated against.

I am trying to do research about the remaining vacines our children are due to get.

Our oldest 5, got a very bad lump and heat in his arm from the DPT that grew up his arm and he developed a severe sinus reaction.  He has GERD and I will not allow him to have another DPT shot.

His sister is about to turn 4 and due to have the DPT shot and I am on the fence about what to do, as we travel a lot overseas.  She had a lump in her leg for over 4 weeks from her first set of shots.

I have always been uneasy about the vacinations but I feel stuck as I buried my first child due to medical arrogance and I don't want to bury another. 

Is the risk of disease greater than the risk of vacination and how important is the family history?

Grandmother - essential thrombocythemia requiring treatment with hydroxyurea; secondary multiple myeloma

Aunt - Graves and Addisons diseases, fibromyalgia

Mother - lupus, fibromyalgia, allergies, severe osteroporosis at 50 (fractured feet when she walks)

I have fibromyalgia, severe dust mite allergies, intolerant to Absorbic acid, constipation predominant IBS, arthritis 

Your advice and suggestions on places to do research would be greatly appreciated.

Congratulations on your little one.


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