April 29, 2010
FDA is updating clinicians on information that recently has become available about Rotarix, a vaccine used to prevent rotavirus disease. FDA has learned that components of an extraneous virus, PCV1, are present in Rotarix. There is no evidence at this time that this finding poses a safety risk. While the agency is learning more about the situation, FDA is recommending that clinicians and public health professionals in the United States temporarily suspend the use of Rotarix. FDA will keep the public and the clinical community updated as more information becomes available.
To rephrase this they ‘unexpectedly’ (research was by an independent research team not linked to a vaccine company) found a pork virus in a vaccine we give to young infants. hmm
Lawrence Livermore National Library
National Vaccine Information Centre
April 9, 2010
My children were never vaccinated. I believe this is another medical issue that parents need to have a choice on. My children were rarely sick; often they were the only children not to get the communicable disease going around at the time such as measles even though friends who were vaccinated did!
I worked hard to support their immune system through healthy lifestyles and built immunity through exposure to the flu or measles when young and strong. I am not a doctor and I always promoted choice for all but it worked for my family. My children were so rarely sick I had to give them sick days when they were healthy so they would not want to be sick to stay home!
Now new studies support my choices; each person has to keep up on the latest data and be aware that much of the information on vaccinations we receive are paid for by the drug companies that produce the vaccines. What is right for one family is not for the other.
Last winter season the Canadian government eased off on the promotion of flu vaccinations due to a study by an Canadian doctor and scientist that concluded that there was a possible link between getting seasonal flu shots and catching swine flu.
Then European Researchers announced that preventing small children from being infected by – and developing immune responses to – seasonal flu viruses might make them more vulnerable when a flu pandemic rolls around.
The authors of both studies say that more research needs to be done.
By the way Australia made it through swine flu without vaccines.