Adverse Vaccine Reactions of Various Vaccines

Pertussis | Diphtheria | Tetanus | Measles | Mumps | Rubella | Polio | Hepatitis
The Pertussis Vaccine
The following severe reactions are recognized by the official vaccine policy-makers and are reasons NOT to give additional pertussis vaccine:

Allergic hypersensitive reaction: Hives, swelling of the mouth or throat, difficulty breathing, hypertension and shock within minutes or an hour of the shot.

  • Shock/Collapse (within 3 hours).
  • High pitched screaming or persistent crying for three hours or more.
  • High temperature (>103 degrees).
  • Excessive sleepiness (infant cannot be aroused)
  • Convulsions
  • Encephalopathy: Bulging fontanel, sudden eye crossing, inability to move arm or leg, repetitive movements of any part of the body, negative change or regression in physical, emotional or intellectual behavior.

The following reactions are suspected severe reactions:

  • Severe local reaction: Pain, redness, soreness or swelling around the site of injection (can be followed by more involved systemic or neurological reactions after subsequent dose).
  • General systemic reactions: Body rash, vomiting or diarrhea within hours of the shot, loss of appetite, loss of weight, chronic diarrhea, ear and respiratory infections, new allergies.
  • Thrombocytopenia & Hemolyic anemia (blood disorders)
  • Diabetes & Hypoglycemia

NOTE: Besides the serious reactions to DPT, it is not uncommon for a parent to describe how the previously healthy child has become chronically ill: suffering from a constant runny nose, bronchial congestions, ear infections, and/or the onset of allergies, all of which are resistant to antibiotics, antihistamines and other medications.

Additional facts: The benefits of the pertussis vaccine do not outweigh the risks.
There is a 94 times greater risk of dying from the vaccine than from whooping cough itself.nbsp;
There is a 3,888 time greater risk of acquiring long term damage from the vaccine than from whooping cough itself.
The vaccine causes more brain damage than whooping cough.
While there are about ten deaths per year from the disease, there are at least 943 deaths per year from the vaccine!
While there are three cases of long term damage from the disease per year, there are at least 11,666 cases of long-term damage per year from the vaccine!
At least half of all pertussis cases occur in partially or fully vaccinated individuals.

The Diphtheria Vaccine <BACK TO ADVERSE REACTION LIST>
According to the 1990 Physician’s Desk Reference, the possible reactions to this vaccine include:

  • Subcutaneous atrophy at site of injection
  • Drowsiness – Pallor – Coldness – Hypo-responsiveness
  • Fretfulness – Persistent crying
  • Vomiting – Anorexia
  • Convulsions
  • Encephalopathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Urticaria – Erythema – Arthralgias
  • Anaphylactic reactions

Additional Facts: Diphtheria can be regularly found in throat cultures, but it is not causing disease.
Diphtheria has occurred in vaccinated individuals.

The Tetanus Vaccine <BACK TO ADVERSE REACTION LIST>
The possible side effects from this vaccine include:

  • Subcutaneous atrophy at site of injection
  • Drowsiness – Pallor – Coldness – Hypo-responsiveness
  • Fretfulness – Persistent crying
  • Vomiting – Anorexia
  • Convulsions
  • Encephalopathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Urticaria – Erythema – Arthralgias
  • Anaphylaxis (a form of shock) & Anaphylactic reactions
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy (can lead to paralysis of the arm)

Additional Facts: With only approximately 50 cases of tetanus a year (compared to other notable diseases such as tuberculosis at more than 20,000 cases a year), tetanus is very hard to get.
Tetanus infects only wounds that contain dead tissue, and it is not contagious.
Good wound hygiene is the best protection from the anaerobic bacteria.
Tetanus booster vaccinations cause T-lymphocyte blood count ratios to temporarily drop below normal, similar to those found in victims of AIDS.
A child has a much greater chance of dying in a fatal auto accident than the chance of getting tetanus.

The Measles Vaccine <BACK TO ADVERSE REACTION LIST>
Possible reactions to the measles vaccine include:

  • Fever with rash – Malaise – Headache – Nausea – Sore Throat
  • Seizure disorder
  • Aseptic Meningitis
  • Regional lymphodeopathy – Erythema
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
  • Encephalopathy
  • Optic neuritis – Retinitis – Ocular palsies
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Hyperactivity

Additional Facts: The measles vaccine can destroy the protective sheath covering the nerves, brain, and spinal cord.
The onset of autism after the MMR vaccine has also been reported. According to a study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), chances are about 14 time greater that measles will be contracted by those vaccinated against the disease than by those who are left alone.
Between 61% – 90% of the measles cases occur in previously vaccinated children.

The Mumps Vaccine <BACK TO ADVERSE REACTION LIST>
Side effects of the mumps vaccine are similar to the measles vaccine; also include:

  • Inflammation of the parotid glands
  • Effects on the central nervous system (seizures, unilateral nerve deafness)

Additional Facts: Mumps is not a harmful disease in children, however there are adverse side effects from the vaccine including meningitis and encephalitis.
A natural case of mumps confers permanent immunity, yet previously vaccinated children still get mumps.

The Rubella Vaccine <BACK TO ADVERSE REACTION LIST>
Side effects are similar to the measles and mumps vaccines, and also include:

  • Arthralgia – Arthritis
  • Fibrositis – Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neurologic damage
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
The Polio Vaccine <BACK TO ADVERSE REACTION LIST>
The polio’s primary reaction is that it can directly cause polio.
The polio vaccine has recently been implicated in possibly causing AIDS.
Some of the viruses found in the polio vaccine have been shown to cause leukemia and tumors in laboratory animals.

Damage suits during the 1950’s epidemic of polio gave indisputable proof that it was both the Salk and Sabin vaccines that caused numerous cases of encephalitis, paralysis, and death.

Polio was on the decline before the vaccine was introduced in 1956.
From 1923 to 1953, the polio death rate in the United States and England had already declined on its own by 47% and 55% respectively.
After the vaccine, polio actually increased.
From 1954 to 1955, cities and states all over the country reported increases in cases of polio up to 642%!

The Hepatitis Vaccine <BACK TO ADVERSE REACTION LIST>
The USA and Canada are two countries sharing the lowest incidence of hepatitis B in the world.
Almost all hepatitis B deaths in the U.S. are confined to high risk groups.
High risk groups include: I.V. street drug users, male homosexuals with multiple partners, HIV/AIDS infected individuals, prostitutes, elderly refugees and immigrants from Africa and the Orient, individuals who have received multiple transfusions, sexual partners of the above groups).

Possible reactions include:

  • Pruritus – Erythema – Ecchymosis – Swelling – Nodule formation – Rash
  • Fatigue/Weakness – Headache – Sweating – Malaise – Tingling
  • Nausea – Diarrhea – Anorexia – Abdominal Pain – Dyspepsia – Vomiting
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Pharyngitis – Bronchospasm
  • Dizziness – Parathesia – Hypoesthesia
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome – Bell’s Palsy
  • Visual Disturbances – Transverse Myelitis
  • Angioedema – Tachycardia & Palpitations
  • Urticaria – Arthralgia – Myalgia – Lymphadenopathy
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Additional Facts: While the hepatitis vaccine is given to children to prevent a disease that occurs primarily in high-risk adults, there is no evidence of the vaccine’s effectiveness after 10 years since the antibodies decline over time. The FDA has not approved the newborn use of this vaccine.