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Three healthy babies died 1,5 to 11 days after receiving the Prevenar pneumococcal vaccine. It promted Dutch health authorities to put all vaccination from the same batch on hold. Further research is needed to determine what the exact cause of dead is and if there is a direct relation to the vaccine.
There is no English source available yet, so this is my own translation.
Three deceased infants after vaccination
Published: November 5, 2009 16:31
Laatst gewijzigd: Last edited: 5 november 2009 16:48 November 5, 2009 16:48
AMSTERDAM - The National Institute for Health and Environment (RIVM) has ordered counseling for a vaccine specific to outdoor use, in ten days time after three deceased infants who were vaccinated with the drug.
In the second half of October killed three babies aged three to six months after six or seven against infectious diseases were vaccinated. According to the website were all treated babies with syringes with the pneumococcal vaccine Prevenar, which came from the same batch.
The Center for Infectious Disease Control (CIb) of the RIVM, the dispensaries Tuesday commissioned from vaccines given to such party not to use provisional separately. The vaccines are distributed throughout the country.
That the RIVM vaccine 'on hold' shows up, is rare.
The RIVM Reaffirms surgery compared. According doctor Martina Rabbit vaccination of the National Vaccination Program was "quite remarkable" that so soon after three other infants die after vaccination. "It is therefore very important to investigate the matter properly." It will probably take several weeks before the examination result.
She reports that each year five to ten young children die after a vaccination. A connection is not established. Usually this was, according to the RIVM coincidence babies receive in their first year vaccinations several times, and can die by a variety of reasons.
According to the spokesperson for the vaccine lot in recent months "tens of thousands" at home and overseas without that caused problems. Also one of the deceased infants were already treated with the vaccine.
The relevant party is not currently used as a precaution. Clinics are now equipped with new vaccines.
The pneumococcal vaccine protects infants against a number of dangerous infections such as meningitis or otitis media. These disorders can cause severe blood poisoning. Since 2006 the vaccination is included in the vaccination program.
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
Horrid.Yet again innocent deaths as the result of vaccinations.
How about the governments of the world grow a spine and actually start to prosecute vaccine makers who cause ANY deaths?
I bet if they did,the vaccine makers would suddenly work out how to make safer vaccines,as if by magic(and I bet the heavy metals and additives would suddenly be found to be unneccesary).
I cannot imagine the lifelong grief and anger that people who lose a childin this way experience.
How could anyone cope with seeing their child die as a result of a vaccination?
Pfizer spokeswoman Gwen Fisher said preliminary investigations by the company and health authorities had found no link between the vaccinations and the deaths.
She said the company initiated the "quarantine" of the batch, which she said contained 110,000 doses of Prevenar, used to prevent pneumonia and related infections.
Fisher said the three infants also received two unrelated other vaccines as part of routine immunizations.
No other Prevenar batches were suspended, and infants in the Netherlands will continue to be vaccinated with it as part of routine immunization, she added.
A spokesman for the European Medicines Agency in London said its officials are working with the Dutch authorities to find out whether there were any safety issues with the vaccine batch.
The vaccine is one of the most widely used in the world and generated sales for U.S. drugmaker Wyeth of $2.7 billion in 2008. Wyeth, which has just been acquired by U.S. rival Pfizer, had asked for the suspension of batch D66977 of Prevenar, RIVM said in a statement.
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) has suspended distribution and quarantined a batch of its Prevnar childhood vaccine in the Netherlands following reports of the deaths of three infants around the time of vaccination.
The New York drug maker took the precautionary action after being notified of the deaths by Dutch health authorities, who are investigating the matter, said company spokeswoman Gwendolyn Fisher.