By Kim Stagliano
The National Vaccine Injury Center has a search program called MedAlerts to search the CDC/FDA's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS site.
A search of Dr. Paul Offit's RotaTeq from Merck, turned up 83 adverse events that resulted in death and include RotaTeq as one of the adminstered vaccines. Click HERE to see the reports. (Thank you to Lenny Schafer's Environment of Harm list for the link. If you don't already read Lenny's Schafer Autism Report (SARNET), click on his name to subscribe.)
This is the definition of the VAERS:
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System is a cooperative program for vaccine safety of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of US licensed vaccines.
This Web site provides a nationwide mechanism by which adverse events following immunization (AEFI) may be reported, analyzed and made available to the public. The VAERS Web site also provides a vehicle for disseminating vaccine safety-related information to parents/guardians, healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, state vaccine programs, and other constituencies.
Every death is tragic - but take note of the eighth listing down, on December 9, 2006. Twins. Dead five days after vaccination. I had a hard time continuing to read after that point.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.