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DPT VACCINE: Associated with 10X mortality in infants


The study compares mortality associated with the whole cell pertussis DTP vaccine at 3 to 5 months of age in vaccinated and unvaccinated children in Guinea-Bissau. Mortality was found to be an alarming 5 to 10 times higher in those children receiving the DTP vaccine as compared with the unvaccinated.  Read more…

STUDY: Infant Mortality decreases after “stopping” the DPT shot

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It appears this early Guinea-Bissau study foreshadowed a line of documented injury and mortality caused by the DPT. A 2000 BMJ article found that a population of vaccinated infants, also from Guinea-Bissau, receiving one dose of DTP or polio vaccines had higher mortality than children who had received none of these vaccines. A 2004 observational study showed a doubling of the mortality rate of infants vaccinated with the single dose of DPT vaccine and increasing mortality rates after the second and third doses.[iii] A 2011 study of Guinea-Bissau females found DTP vaccine administered simultaneously with measles vaccine is also associated with increased morbidity and poor growth in girls.[iv].

In the United States, the DTP vaccine received major public spotlight and pushback after the 1985 book DPT: A Shot in the Dark was published tracing its development and describing its risks. Recently complied reports show settlements of injury and deaths from the TDap, DTP, and DPT vaccines within the United States Vaccine Court jumped 75% from $5.5 million in 2014 to $9.8 million in 2015.  Read more…

VLA Comment:  the TDaP is what is now recommended by the ACIP (CDC) to be given to pregnant women along with the flu shot.