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8 Safety Questions To Ask When Vaccinating and What does an Adverse Reaction Look Like?

Safety first sign From our friends at National Vaccine Info Center:

Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, over $2 billion has been awarded to children and adults for whom the risks of vaccine injury were 100%.  Vaccines are pharmaceutical products that carry risks, which can be greater for some than others. NVIC encourages you to become fully informed about the risks and complications of diseases and vaccines and speak with one or more trusted health care professionals before making a vaccination decision.
1.Am I or my child sick right now?

2.Have I or my child had a bad reaction to a vaccination before?

3.Do I or my child have a personal or family history of vaccine reactions, neurological disorders, severe allergies or immune system problems?

4.Do I know the disease and vaccine risks for myself or my child?

5.Do I have full information about the vaccine’s side effects?

6.Do I know how to identify and report a vaccine reaction?

7.Do I know I need to keep a written record, including the vaccine manufacturer’s name and lot number, for all vaccinations?

8.Do I know I have the right to make an informed choice?

If you answered yes to questions 1, 2, and 3, or no to questions 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and do not understand the significance of your answer, you may want to review information on NVIC's website with links to other websites and resources so you can better answer these questions designed to educate consumers about the importance of making fully informed vaccine decisions. NVIC also publishes a free online NVIC Vaccine eNewsletter to keep you informed of the latest information about vaccines and infectious diseases.
If you choose to vaccinate, always keep a written record of exactly which shots/vaccines you or your child have received, including the manufacturer’s name and vaccine lot number. Write down and describe in detail any serious health problems that develop after vaccination and keep vaccination records in a file you can access easily.
It is important to be able to recognize an adverse reaction and seek appropriate medical attention, as well as make sure a vaccine adverse event report has been filed with federal health officials at the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), who monitor vaccines after they have been licensed. Information provided to VAERS, may also help identify high risk factors that make some individuals more vulnerable to suffering vaccine reactions.
If you or your child experiences any of the symptoms listed below in the hours, days or weeks following vaccination, it should be reported to VAERS.  Some vaccine reaction symptoms include:

•Pronounced swelling, redness, heat or hardness at the site of the injection;

•Body rash or hives;


•High pitched screaming or persistent crying for hours;

•Extreme sleepiness or long periods of unresponsiveness;

•High fever (over 103 F)

•Twitching or jerking of the body, arm, leg or head;

•Crossing of eyes;

•Weakness or paralysis of any part of the body;

•Loss of eye contact or awareness or social withdrawal;

•Loss of ability to roll over, sit up or stand up;

•Vision or hearing loss;

•Restlessness, hyperactivity or inability to concentrate;

•Sleep disturbances that change wake/sleep pattern;

•Head banging or onset of repetitive movements (flapping, rubbing, rocking, spinning);

•Joint pain;

•Muscle weakness;

•Disabling fatigue;

•Loss of memory;

•Onset of chronic ear or respiratory infections;

•Violent or persistent diarrhea or chronic constipation;

•Breathing problems (asthma);

•Excessive bleeding (thrombocytopenia) or anemia.

There are other symptoms, which may indicate that you or your child has suffered a vaccine reaction. Not all symptoms that occur following vaccination are caused by the vaccine(s) recently received, but it cannot be automatically concluded that symptoms which do occur are NOT related to the vaccine. Therefore, it is important for your doctor to write down all serious health problems that occur after vaccination in the permanent medical record and to report ALL serious symptoms or dramatic change in physical, mental or emotional behavior that does occur following vaccination to VAERS.  It is also important that re-vaccination does not continue until it has been determined that the serious health problem which developed after vaccination was not causally related to the vaccination(s). Continued vaccination in the presence of serious health deterioration could lead to vaccine injury or death.
Although it has been the law since 1986 for doctors and other vaccine providers to report hospitalizations, injuries, deaths and serious health problems following vaccination to VAERS, it is estimated that less than 10 percent, perhaps less than one percent of all vaccine-related health problems are ever reported. If your doctor will not report a serious health problem that you or child experienced after vaccination to VAERS, you have the right to make the vaccine adverse event report to VAERS yourself.
Since its’ founding in 1982, the National Vaccine Information Center has operated a Vaccine Reaction Registry which has served as a watchdog on the VAERS system. We encourage you to also report any suspected vaccine reaction you or your child has experienced to NVIC’s Vaccine Reaction Registry. 



@ MinorityView - VERY interesting article. Thank you for spot-lighting it.

I have a concern that this story is not yet complete. Does aluminum and/or mercury play a role in immune complex deposition? Aluminum salts are widely employed in industry as “flocculating” agents. I suspect that they might do the same to our blood. Then add mercury and fluoride to the mix, also from the “food” supply, where food is used in the larger context to include the vaccine schedules, mercury amalgam dentistry, and fluoridated water/toothpaste.

“Lessons from H1N1: How Partial Immunity Can Kill You” on December 20, 2010.

“Severe pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza disease due to pathogenic immune complexes” on October 19, 2010, by Monsalvo, et al.

“Nobody really had a good explanation for why middle-aged people seemed to have more severe disease than would have been expected,” says Richard Scheuermann, an immunologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. “This explanation is the first one that I’ve seen that actually makes sense.”

In light of the findings, Scheuermann cautions against attempts to develop universal vaccines that work against different strains of flu viruses year after year, because they could generate destructive antibodies. Instead, the results may prompt doctors to treat middle-aged flu patients with drugs that inhibit the formation of antibody–pathogen complexes, he says, adding, “Now that we have an understanding of the mechanism of severe disease, we’ll be in a much better position to treat infected people and prevent them from dying.”

“Swine flu pandemic outbreak sweeping through Britain even though 70 percent were vaccinated last year” by Mike Adams on December 27, 2010.


Interesting new study on the H1N1 influenza offers clues to the unusual pattern of severe disease in one age group.

Marie-Anne Denayer, M.D.

The advice I give to my patients (adults) is to stay away from any vaccine that has potential side effects worse than the disease the vaccine targets.

It would make sense (to me) to apply that rule to all vaccines.

As an MS specialist, I have seen too many patients have major exacerbations within days of Flu-shots and Hep B vaccine. I am constantly at odds with my colleagues and even the MS Society who believe studies (sponsored often in convoluted ways by companies involved in any step of the vaccine manufacturing....that way the main player does not have its name on the study as it would be too easy to recognize).


We need to wrestle control of the VAERS database away from FDA and pharma. The chances are good that the database has been corrupted by selection bias, redaction, and under-reporting.


Every putative vaccine reaction involving nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and fever, should include an immediate serum amylase measurement. If elevated, a serum lipase level should be immediately measured. Because the pancreas is an organ which is VERY susceptible to microvascular ischemic injury, serum amylase and lipase levels have the potential to be biomarkers for acute and subacute vaccine-induced ischemic injury to the pancreas. Such microvascular ischemic toxicity is potentially relevant to ALL vaccines, not just Gardasil.

“High Amylase Levels, High Blood Pressure, High Fever, High Salt, Revived 3 times?”

“Most likely it is a vaccination reaction.”

“Pancreatitis following human papillomavirus vaccination”

““Vaccines have been implicated, with pancreatitis associated with measles–mumps–rubella and hepatitis hepatitis A and B vaccines.”

Feldman G, Zer M. Infantile acute pancreatitis after mumps vaccination simulating an acute abdomen. Pediatr Surg Int 2000; 16: 488-489.
Shlomovitz E, Davies W, Cairns E, et al. Severe necrotizing pancreatitis following combined hepatitis A and B vaccination. CMAJ 2007; 176: 339-342.


I hope that you will forgive me for re-posting this comment from another thread, but it's also relevant to this post:

The VAERS database should be queried for ALL reports of pneumonia for ALL vaccines. I suspect that post-vaccination bronchial infections, pneumonitis, and pneumonias are grossly under-reported to VAERS database.

I am VERY concerned that parenteral injections of aluminum salts and aluminum adjuvants found in the vaccine schedules are causing clots and microembolic phenomena.

Aluminum salts are WIDELY used flocculating agents in industry.

Why did last year’s "pandemic" flu seem to have a somewhat greater predilection for the lungs and pneumonia? Why were there reports from the Ukraine last year regarding a hemorrhagic pneumonic plague? Why were pneumonic flu drills held in Illinois last year? Why do the lungs “light up” in patients with elevated blood aluminum levels on Technetium-99m labeled sulfur colloid scans?

Do pulmonary alveolar macrophages retain aluminum from the vaccine schedules? If so, what additional effect upon pulmonary alveolar macrophages would mercury in the form of thimerosal in the vaccine schedules have? Does aluminum and mercury in the vaccine schedules stimulate inflammatory cytokines? Real questions.

"Lung and renal uptake of technetium Tc 99m sulphur colloid related to disseminated intravascular coagulation "

Ionic aluminum can cause macroaggregation of the colloid particles which are trapped in the pulmonary capillary beds.

"The Recognition and Interpretation of Extrahepatic Uptake of 99mTc Sulfur Colloid in Liver Scanning".


Posted by: Rohan Gaiswinkler
"probability doesn't work like that!"

I am beginning to think probability works anyway the human mind wishes it to work.
Afterall isn't probability a thing made up in the human mind, like statistics?

Statistics: Probability of things happening, that can be manipulated according to the will and desires of those in control.

Rohan Gaiswinkler

Sorry but post facto probability assessments based on outcome are meaningless. By your logic, everyone who *doesn't* experience an adverse reaction to a vaccine had, in the beginning, a 0% chance of a reaction. So everyone TO BEGIN WITH has either a 0% or a 100% chance of a reaction, depending on whether they get a reaction or not. Sorry, probability doesn't work like that.


One more thing;
kathy blanco I like the way you think, I like your post, but no one is going to boycott those vaccines unless it is toooo late and there is already a vaccine injury.

Good parents gets all the scheduled vaccines and that is what we have an up hill fight about.


Oh, and another symptom to report to VAERS. If you child becomes swollen at the injection site, and hurts, then in the following weeks eats very little, complains of a stomachache (children suffer in a lot of silence though) and then comes down with -------------------------------Kawasakis: in say 6 to 8 weeks that too is a vaccine reaction.

Oh, if your child after receiving a vaccine in 6 to 8 weeks runs a really high fever out of nowhere and has a seizure, that too is a vaccine reaction.

If your child has a high fever, a seizure, and then a prolonged, high fever for more than five days without much of a rash - just a little blush- that is probably atypical Kawasaki and is a vaccine reaction.

If your child has the above description - and in another 6 weeks has the same thing happen that too is a vaccine reaction. Yes, again for the second time.

In 1987 old vaccine injury table even described this; Two seizures and no more within a years time. They should have mentioned that there was a fever too but they were too eager to get out of having to pay for a vaccine injury so they put in the description of having a fever of no higher than 102 or maybe just 101.


Here is another vaccine symptom to report to VAERS:

If your child has had his first well baby visit and all is fine.

Then has a vaccine runs a high fever and then the next visit the doctor finds a heart murmur that maybe a symptom of a vaccine reaction too.

Of course with the Hep B on day one, the heart murmur may already be there on that first visit.

Autism and Anti-Vaccine Advocate

Dear patrons99,


"We desperately need a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution that expressly protects our right to medical freedom in this Country. Our medical freedoms are rapidly vanishing. This trend must be reversed."

A very worthy objective and goal to accomplish by various autism organizations rather then asking for crumbs as autism organizations do now from the IACC, NIH, CDC and FDA. We are just individuals,you, others and I and it is up to autism organizations to get their priorities straight. Only autism organizations can do that.

If we could do it as individuals, it would have been accomplished years ago.


@ kathy blanco and @ Autism and Anti-vaccine Advocate -

How much more of a “smoking gun” will be required for the Court of public opinion?

The Simpsonwood transcript and the video-taped interview of Maurice Hilleman have never been presented to the public by the mainstream media. Why not? Why did certain US senators fast-track a bill to protect vaccine manufacturers from litigation?

Promotion by pharma and the orthodox medical establishment of the myths of vaccine-induced "herd immunity" and "vaccine-preventable" diseases allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. Global vaccine policy is a false flag operation against the people. The myths of vaccine-induced “herd immunity” and “vaccine-preventable” diseases are important elements of their propaganda campaign to control the population.

“If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without them knowing it.” – Edward Bernays

kathy blanco

Safety studies on vaccinations are limited to short time periods only: several days to several weeks. There are NO (NONE) long term (months or years) safety studies on any vaccination or immunization. For this reason, there are valid grounds for suspecting that many delayed-type vaccine reactions may be taking place unrecognized at to their true nature. Dr Buttram MD

For this and so many reasons, vaccines will never be made safe, cleaner, better. They are a misused and abused science that should have been studied longer, but became a cashcow for future disease states that pharmawhores would have sudden remedies for.

It's obvious what is going on. But my dilemna is this? Why are we complicit with them? Why do we trust they will do the right things, when they can regulate themselves? Why do we WASTE our time on committees of concern with them? Why do they not SCREEN children for immunodeficiencies, B and T cells, XMRV, or other contraindicative states, which would exempt people? Because you know why...they would show practically all of us now are immune deficient, and unable to handle them.

They, call the shots. It's time we called them. It's time we do the right thing, and boycott them. Where is our backbone, where is the hundreds of suffering moms and dads who see their kids seize and have life long autism? I will tell you where they early hours of the morning cleaning up shat from their kids, holding them through seizures, and working hard to giving them somewhat normal lives...and you know what...? They know THAT. They know that we are totally and completely involved and barely can advocate for ourselves outside the walls of our own home. The only TOOL we have left, is to tell others what happened to our families, and tell them to support us, by BOYCOTTING all vaccines, and upholding the exemption status in every state.

Sick and tired speaking.


@ AAVA - "There is "no such thing as a safe green vaccine or a safe mercury free vaccine." Every vaccine has poisons/toxins in it to either kill or maim a person whether a baby, child or adult."

I completely agree with you on this point.

Our Constitutional freedoms, including those rights delineated by the First, Fourteenth, Fifth, and Ninth Amendments, are not being adequately protected by our courts of law, state or federal.

It bears repetition. We desperately need a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution that expressly protects our right to medical freedom in this Country. Our medical freedoms are rapidly vanishing. This trend must be reversed.



@ kathy blanco and @ AAVA - you are both on target. I completely agree. The only thing I would add to AAVA's comment, is that we might also wish to secure at the federal level, a medical freedom amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which secures for ALL Americans, VAXERs and Anti-VAXERs alike, the right to make personal medical choices.


Not all states have philosophical exemptions. If there are some people out there that still insist on vaccinations, one might suggest making sure that they are on sufficiently high levels of immune supporting foods and supplements such as vitamin D3, vitamin C, and maybe vitamin A (as betacarotene, but less than 4,000 a day, so as not to potentially interfere with the D3) for some time before and after vaccination. The RDA amounts are not nearly sufficient to offer protection, according to some researchers in the nutritional fields.

Autism and Anti-Vaccine Advocate

Dear Kathy Blanco,

You are definitely on target. Nothing you have said can I disagree with. We, as free individuals, can not nor should not rely on the crumbs from the IACC, NIH, FDA, CDC and pro-vaccine lobby......they are murderers.

As free individuals we have a right to boycott their murderous product.....vaccines. All of them!!!!!

Thank you.

Autism and Anti-Vaccine Advocate

kathy blanco

no vaccine is safe in any form, on any schedule, or modified from mercury. PERIOD. Until we get the real science, the public will remain confused where we stand. I believe you have a right to say what goes into your body. We should be all about keeping exemptions and our personal medical freedoms. When did we think it alright to murder the central nervous system for life, cutting off all chances seemingly, for lifetime progession, hope, and real potential? Or, think that taking guesses a child can withstand a biological poison as if your cattle in a field? In my book, working with people to work this out, is like saying to a murderer, it's ok, you just murdered my kid, but we can work with you and trust you have my best interest at heart. PLUEEZ. They are no better than a premeditated murderer. They know fool well what they are doing and get away with it. We are the fools to think it's acceptible to have these side effects. We have been lulled into a false sense of security. We have trusted the pharmawhores way too long. Personally, I am sick of the game playing. Boycott their products, then they will listen to us. To do less would do an inservice to the damage our kids have been submitted to.

Autism and Anti-Vaccine Advocate

Dear MCH

Excellent idea. I used to do that but now I let people know in concersation/email.

I tell them no vaccine is safe if it can cause an adverse reaction. There is "no such thing as a safe green vaccine or a safe mercury free vaccine." Every vaccine has poisons/toxins in it to either kill or maim a person whether a baby, child or adult.

If there are people that think vaccines are safe they can double up on taking the vaccines that people like myself don't take....fine with me. But there are others that listen about our anti-vaccine message and it is good. We do the best public service message that way.

I also tell them to get either a religious or philosophical exemption on vaccines for those that don't want to vaccinate. The First Amendment of the US Constitution basically gives us the religious rights and prevents the Federal government from establishing one religion in the US (basically a church dominated government that was in England in the 1770's).
Also, in the Declaration of Independence we have the three words of sovereign ("unalienable") rights of man and they are "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness". Note that the Declaration of Independence doesn't guarantee us happiness but the pursuit toward happiness which includes the government not to interfere in our lives.

Mandating vaccines are interfering in our lives and the way to avoid that is through religious or philosophical exemptions of vaccines through state laws. If schools and other authorities try to brush these off I tell parents to go through their state legislative people and get them to come back and say that these are laws have to be abided by schools, etc. No nurse or doctor in some school can take away your child's right not to vaccinate. They can't do it to an adult either unless you give them that right willingly.


I ordered 1000 'The Independent Thinker's VACCINES FACT SHEET' cards that are the size of a postcard from You can order less, but this is what I ordered for a vaccine booth we held at an annual People's Fair.

I always carry them w/me and hand out about 7-10 a day to people at the grocery store, gas station, school, parents walking their babies/children or pregnant moms. I go up to them and say, "from one parent to another, thought you'd find this info interesting". Some parents look at the front of the card, which has numerous websites and vaccine-related articles/books listed on the back, and say, "no thanks", we don't's only until I mention that this info is about the dangers of vaccines and the true facts about them, that they realize what it's about.

Some parents say, "no thanks, we believe in vaccines", and I will counter by saying that "it's good to see the other side of the issue"...some will give the card back and some keep it. Am planting seeds here...

Autism Grandma

This is excellent information that really gives parents something to think about. I copied this from the NVIC website along with their vaccine schedule flyer which you can download. I keep these copies in my purse and hand them out whenever I see an opportunity at Walmart or the grocery store etc. When I see parents with infants or young children I can usually strike up a conversation with this. I have noticed in the last year that more people are receptive and more people are responding with "I have heard that vaccines cause autism". Thanks to Age of Autism and many other organizations, the word is getting out. YES!!!!


I still think that we should develop some criteria for parents to follow AFTER they suspect a vaccine injury.

For instance:
-what tests to demand to be done that might help in the vaccine court
-should they avoid an autism Dx to help their case in court?
-what biomed treatments should be done to help the body clear the toxins
-what biomed treatments can help boost the immune system

I'm sure there is more.

Since more reactions ARE going to happen there should be some resource to help parents on what to do during that time.

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