Archive for the ‘Immunizations’ Category

Rubella booster immunizations and childhood arthritis

July 4, 2008

Physicians at Columbia University in New York observed the onset of arthritis following MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) immunization. Seven of 58 newly diagnosed cases of childhood arthritis in this study group came on after immunization. Some of the children in the study received only booster shoots. Some of the children in the group continue to have symptoms eight months after the immunization; one patient requires daily medication. The authors conclude that parents should be told that rubella vaccine may induce arthritis. (Pediatric Research 29(4 Pt 2)175A, April 1991) Copyright 1991 Phylis Austin


DPT vaccine and infection

July 4, 2008

A study of 82 infants followed for a month before and another month after DPT (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus) vaccination demonstrated increased rates of fever, diarrhea and cough during the 30 days after the immunization, when compared to the 30 days prior to vaccination. It is not known whether these changes are from immune system changes or vaccination reaction. (Clinical Pediatrics 27(10) 491-494, October, 1988)

Copyright 1988 Phylis Austin

DPT immunization and brain damage

July 4, 2008

The patients of an 8-year-old girl who sustained permanent brain damage after a diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) vaccine won an $15 million award against the vaccine manufacturer. Millions of children receive the DPT vaccine every year, and in many states it is required for entrance to public school. The jury felt that evidence was convincing that the company had not been sufficiently cautious in testing the vaccine, nor had the public been adequately warned about the dangers associated with the immunization. There are about 200 similar cases still pending against the manufacturer of the DPT vaccine. (American Medical News, November 6, 1987, p. 34)

Copyright 1987 Phylis Austin

DPT immunizations and sudden infant death syndrome

July 4, 2008

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) death rates are greatly increased the three days following diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) immunization. (American Journal of Public Health 77(8)945-951, 1987)

Copyright 1987 Phylis A Austin