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Child Mortality post immunization

Infant deaths post pentavalent vaccine

According to their analysis of the data provided by the government, there were 237 deaths within

72 hours of administering the Pentavalent vaccine — twice the death rate among infants who received DPT vaccine.

Stop Unnecessary Vaccinations

Placebo use in vaccine trials: Recommendations of a WHO expert panel
In vaccine trials the use of a genuine saline placebo is considered unethical! Thus vaccines are tested against the earlier version of the same vaccine, another vaccine, or the same vaccine minus antigens. Needless to say such trials can never reveal the true dangers from the vaccine as the non genuine placebo will also have almost the same adverse effects thus leading to a false perception that the vaccine is safe.

WHO scientist questions safety of vacccines

Are cuts to doctors deciding what vaccine your baby gets?

Vaccine Vendors’ Greed Gone Viral





First published: 05 August 2005

The World Health Organisation’s programme for the eradication of poliomyelitis as currently practised in India raises many ethical issues. In this paper we concentrate on just two. The first is the balance to be struck between the risks and benefits generated by the eradication programme itself. The issue of risks and benefits arises in relation to the choice between two different vaccine types available for polio programmes: oral polio vaccine (OPV) and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). OPV is the vaccine currently used in the eradication campaign in India. We argue that given the current risks/benefits profile of this vaccine, there is an urgent need to review the programme and take remedial action to address existing problems (at least in India). The second issue we discuss is the fact that there is little effort to gain the informed consent of the parents of vaccinated children, as they are not currently told about the potential limitations of OPV or the possibility of vaccine‐induced harm. We suggest that such a policy might be justifiable, given the importance of polio eradication, but only if there is a system of compensation for vaccine‐induced harm as part of the eradication programme itself. There is a real danger that if these issues are not addressed then public trust in the eradication programme and vaccination programmes as a whole will be lost.

Why more Vaccines won’t translate to Better Health

Science and Politics of Vaccination

Rotavirus is the bogeyman to make money

Interview: WHO’s revised norms are Allowing the Use of Unsafe Vaccines

Vaccination against the Vaccination Evangelists

New guidelines from WHO put children’s Life at Risk

Can Science Teach a Thing or Two to Nature?

Compensation for Vaccine related Injuries and Deaths in India

Considering the PUBLIC in Public Health

Vaccine Delivery to Disease Control:
A Paradigam Shift

Alliance of doctors support whistleblower paediatrician