In 2010, a young girl by the name of Saba Rose had a very severe and life changing reaction to the flu vaccine given out that year. As a result of what happened to her (and the subsequent awareness raised about the dangers of this vaccine), the product is now no longer available to children. She is one of many children who have been severely injured by vaccination. Despite the belief that such tragedy is rare, it is actually a fairly common occurrence, and this is why billions of dollars have been paid out to families with children who have proven to be injured by vaccines through what is called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Act, or the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act – a program that actually shields pharmaceutical companies and vaccine manufacturers for injury and death caused by vaccines which, again, seems to happen more regularly than is reported.
Saba’s parents recently launched legal action against the vaccine’s manufacturer, CSL, which then launched a cross-claim against the State of WA and the Minister for Health. They’ve now been awarded millions of dollars in compensation.
So what exactly happened to Saba? In 2010 the WA Health Department sent out a letter to all families urging them to vaccinate any children aged 6 months to 5 years. As a result, Saba’s parents went to their GP to have her vaccinated with what was called “Flu-vax.” This happened at 12:30 pm, and when she got home she slept for two hours before waking again. That night after she was put to bed her parents noticed she was looking very limp and pale, and discovered she had a temperature of 40.2 degrees. After a call was placed to the Emergency department, Saba began having seizures and was then put on life support. She was not expected to live, and since the original incident she has been admitted into PMH 40 times for breathing problems. Since then she has had a host of problems. (source)(source)
She suffered a hypoxic brain injury along with kidney, liver, and bone marrow failure. She can now no longer walk or talk and needs round-the-clock care. Saba was diagnosed with having cerebral palsy from an Acquired Brain Injury cause by the flu vaccination (“Flu-Vax” by CSL). She is also a spastic quadriplegia and has epilepsy and respiratory weakness.
Three days after what happened to Saba, the vaccine was recalled.
Around the same time this was happening, Australia banned the flu vaccine for all children under the age of 5 due to the fact that dozens of children in Western Australia were admitted to hospitals with convulsions after receiving flu injections. It’s odd how we never hear about these things, isn’t it? (source)
Forcing a parent to vaccinate their child does not reflect sound scientific or medical procedure. All drugs are associated with some risks and adverse reactions. The “greater good” argument is alarming, because cases of permanent neurodevelopment disabilities and even deaths following vaccination in children (with genetic and other susceptibilities) have been established (firmly) in scientific literature. Clinical trials that could address vaccine safety concerns have not been conducted. No studies have been published in these peer reviewed medical journals examining the health outcomes of vaccinated populations versus unvaccinated populations. The lack of these controlled trials appears to be a result of the fact that vaccines have been assumed to be safe since their inception, which clearly contradicts a lot of scientific data. (source) (source) (Tomljenovic, L. and Shaw, C.A. (2011) One-size fits all? Vaccine. 2012; 30(12):2040.9) (source)
Multiple studies have found that flu vaccinations can be harmful to your heart, as well as infants and foetuses. The CDC recommends that all infants six months or older should receive flu vaccinations, on top of a highly questionable vaccination schedule. You can check out the entire vaccination schedule here. You can access the studies I am talking about here.
There are a number of concerns when it comes to vaccinations. And you can read a heavily sourced article with the science and more as to why more and more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children HERE.