Suppose you or a loved one sustained a traumatic injury after being injected with a vaccine. Do you know how to file a damage claim? If you are an American, you may be shocked to learn that vaccine makers are exempt from any product liability and that you must sue the federal government for restitution as a result of the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.
In addition to attentuated viruses that are meant to stimulate an immune response to a pathogen, modern-day vaccines contain toxic ingredients such as aluminum, mercury (in the form of thimerosal), formaldehyde, and polysorbate 80.
Aluminum in its various forms is a known neurotoxin that adversely affects the brain. According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia website, “Aluminum adjuvants are used in vaccines such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria-tetanus-containing vaccines, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and pneumococcal vaccines, but they are not used in the live, viral vaccines, such as measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and rotavirus.”
On the other hand, websites such as Medscape warn that “mercury in any form is poisonous, with mercury toxicity most commonly affecting the neurologic, gastrointestinal (GI) and renal organ systems.” While thimerosal was removed from a number of vaccines several years ago due to safety concerns, the Centers for Disease Control states that “Flu vaccines in multi-dose vials contain thimerosal to safeguard against contamination of the vial. Most single-dose vials and pre-filled syringes of flu shot and the nasal spray flu vaccine do not contain a preservative because they are intended to be only used once.”
As noted on the Vaccine Reaction website, there is very little data regarding the potential health effects of injected formaldehyde, which is a recognized carcinogen. The aforementioned article included Dr. Sherri Tenpenny’s professional assessment that by the time a child has reached 5 years of age, he or she has been injected with a total of 1,795 micrograms (mcg) of formaldehyde, broken down as follows:
• Hepatitis b – 3 doses x 15 mcg each
• DTaP – 5 doses x 100 mcg each
• Polio (IPV) – 5 doses x 200 mcg each
• Influenza – 6 doses x 25 mcg each
• Hepatitis A – 1 dose x 100 mcg each
414% Increase In Vaccines Given to U.S. Children Between 1950 and 2013
Lastly, polysorbate 80 acts as a vaccine emulsifier that disperses all the other ingredients evenly within the liquid. Pediatrician Lawrence Palevsky warns that polysorbate 80 poses a serious health risk, especially to infants and the elderly, in its ability to enable toxic substances such as heavy metals to cross the protective blood-brain-barrier (the barrier that separates the brain from the circulatory system).
How Vaccine Liability Compares to Other Products and Industries
In 2016 Samsung was hit by a class-action lawsuit due to the explosive tendency of one of its smart phones – the Galaxy Note 7. If smart phone manufacturers like Samsung can be held liable for selling faulty equipment, what is the logic for allowing vaccine makers to be exempt from legal liability caused by their consumer products?
To cite another case, Ralph Nader published a best-selling book in November 1965 called “Unsafe At Any Speed” that alerted the American public that passenger vehicles such as the Chevrolet Corvair were inherently unsafe to drive and that something had to be done. In response, Congress created a federal agency called the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration whose mission is to save lives and reduce unnecessary crashes by enforcing vehicle performance standards and partnerships with state and local governments. In turn, the major car makers were convinced to equip their vehicles with standard safety features such as seat belts, air bags, and antilock brakes.
About the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Program
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986 requires health professionals and vaccine manufacturers to report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) specific adverse events that occur after the administration of routinely recommended vaccines. In response to NCVIA, CDC and FDA established VAERS in 1990 (Chen, Vaccine, 1994).
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NCVIA was passed into law in 1986 with the expectation that consumer claims could be verified and settled quickly (less than a year). Funded by a special tax (75 cents) that the consumer is charged on every vaccine, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has dispensed over $3 billion and compensated more than 3,500 victims during its 30+ year history. While that may sound like a substantial amount of money, please note that 2 out of 3 cases are being denied (on average), and that most lawsuits take 5 years or longer to resolve. In addition, nearly all of the recipients have been adults who were injured by the flu vaccine – not children who have been mandated to be inoculated in order to attend school.
The Movement to Restore Product Liability for Vaccine Makers
The nonprofit National Vaccine Information Center is at the forefront in advocating restoration of product liability for pharmaceutical companies as well as allowing civil liability for doctors and other vaccine administrators who have been shielded from malpractice lawsuits when they negligently administer a vaccine. As it stands today, vaccine makers have no financial or legal incentive to improve upon product safety.
Finally, below is a link to a YouTube video where a vaccine-injured woman shares her story.
WSB TV 2 Atlanta, $3B Program to help vaccine victims falls short on promises
NVICstandup | Nov 16, 2016
End Pharma Liability Shield Endangering Public Health and Human Rights
Barbara Loe Fisher
National Vaccine Information Center
Nov 8, 2016
About the VAERS Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aluminum is Toxic to All Life Forms: So Why is it Used in Vaccines?
Health Impact News
Is Eating and Injecting Aluminum Safe As Our Regulators Say?
Sayer Ji | Green Med Info
May 27, 2012
Thimerosal in Flu Vaccine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mercury Toxicity: Background, Etiology, Epidemiology
Formaldehyde: A Poison and Carcinogen
by Kate Raines | The Vaccine Reaction
Nov 9, 2015
Polysorbate 80: A Risky Vaccine Ingredient
by Rishma Parpia | The Vaccine Reaction
Jan 7, 2016
Samsung hit with class action lawsuit over exploding Galaxy Note 7
Zach Epstein | BGR
Oct 18, 2016
50 Years Ago, ‘Unsafe at Any Speed’ Shook the Auto World
Christopher Jensen | The New York Times
Nov 26, 2015