by Sherri Tenpenny, DO, AOBNMM, ABIHM
Across the country, physicians are giving vaccines without any apparent understanding of pediatric immunology. In fact, it appears that the need to give vaccines to premature infants – even extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants – according to the vaccine schedule for full term babies is more important than considering the impact those solutions will have on the tiny tot’s immediate and long term health.
ELBW is defined as a birth weight of less than 1000 g (2 lb, 3 oz) and usually born at 27 weeks’ gestational age or younger. Infants born with a birth weight less than 1500 g (3.3 lb.) are defined as very low birth weight (VLBW) infants.
Recently, Michelle Rowton RN, a founding board member of Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines, reported the cavalier attitude of physicians who are administering vaccines to these tiny tots. Her interview went viral, one month before a new study published in JAMA spelled out the damage caused by vaccines given to ELBW babies.
The JAMA study Michelle references in this InfoWars interview confirmed that vaccinations given to ELBW infants can cause serious adverse events, including fever, which necessitates painful, invasive and expensive procedures, including blood and urine cultures. Infants are then exposed to empirical antibiotic therapy for several days until the results of the cultures are known. The disruption to the gut-microbiome of a newborn can have a life-long impact of bad health and autoimmune disease. Current research provides evidence that the gut microbiome interacts with many physiological systems and metabolic processes in the developing infant. Disruptions as such a tender age can have an adverse impact on growth, development, and general health of the infant.
JAMA investigators concluded that within the first three days after being vaccinated, infants were indeed subjected to a higher incidence of sepsis workups. Vaccinated infants also had an increased need for respiratory support which often included intubation and being placed on a ventilator.
The information, while startling, isn’t new.
The current study is not the first to describe the devastating effects vaccines can have on low birth weight, premature infants. In 2007, a study in Pediatrics included 239 preterm infants who were (on average) 71 days old when they were enrolled in the study. Each infant received either a single vaccination of DTaP, Hib, IPV [polio], hepatitis B vaccine, or Prevnar 7, OR the infant was given all five vaccines at the same time, on one day. C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and cardiorespiratory reactions were monitored for 3 days after the shots. The findings included:
- 39 infants had cardiorespiratory events. Of those:
- 24 children who were asymptomatic before the shots had episodes of apnea (stopped breathing), bradycardia (slowed breathing), or oxygen desaturation (lowered oxygen levels) after the injections.
- 15 infants who had episodes of apnea, bradycardia, or low oxygen saturation prior to immunization had an increased number of those episodes after the shots.
- 26 of the 39 infants needed to be given oxygen after the vaccines.
- 13 needed to be placed on a ventilator.
- 95% of the adverse events occurred within 48 hours of the vaccinations.
- 46 infants had intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) bleeding in the brain; stroke)
- Infants given multiple vaccines at the same time were almost 4 times more likely to have cardiorespiratory events and 16 times more likely to have an abnormally elevated CRP.
- 103 infants had a CRP greater than 1.6mg/dL, considered to be abnormally high; abnormal CRP values and multiple vaccines were more likely to cause a grade 3 or 4 IVH.
- Grades 1 and 2 bleeds involve a small amount of bleeding with few long term problems.
- Grades 3 and 4 involve more severe bleeding, with blood clots and leakage into the brain tissue, leading to disabilities and hydrocephalus (increased fluid in the brain).
An elevated CRP in infancy may lead to health problems later in life. For example, children with an elevated CRP level are more likely to develop insulin-dependent, type 1 diabetes. The antibodies from vaccines may stimulate the production of pancreas autoantibodies, which attack and destroy the pancreas. Or, it is possible that the vaccine antibodies themselves may attack the pancreas through a process known as molecular mimicry.
Pro-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin-6 (IL-6), is elevated by CRP production. Prolonged high levels of IL-6 can weaken the immune system, increase the susceptibility of liver injury and raise the risk for cardiovascular disease. Some studies have even found a link between elevated IL-6 and an increased risk for cancer. It has been published that CRP goes up in response to the hepatitis B vaccine, given at birth, to full term infants also.
Nurses Stand in the Gap
When this link about the nurse whistle-blower on my Facebook page, within less than 24 hours, more than 345,000 had been reached, with more than 3,300 shares. Here are a few of the hundreds of comments:
“The medical community has put themselves in a position of needing to deny, as much as possible, the harmful effects of vaccines, regardless of the blatantly obvious health complications they cause. The liability, at this point, is tremendous (given all the harm they cause), so it’s in the industry’s best interest to deny, deny, deny.”
“This is truly disgusting. I recently left a job in medical records at a facility with a large, very busy NICU. I just could not believe that nearly every infant who went into the NICU, was still vaccinated before they left the hospital, even if they were premies. It’s so sad that parents just go along and don’t ask questions. How the hell is it safe to give a baby, who almost didn’t survive, vaccines so early!? Infuriating! And then when things don’t go so well, blame them problems on something else.”
“This cohort study found an increase in adverse events after immunization of extremely low-birth-weight infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. The study found a problem, but it doesn’t stop them from injecting crap into these extra tiny beings…..May be the dumbest thing I’ve ever read.”
Why are physicians so under-educated and apparently oblivious to these risks? Why do they bully parents, with threats of dismissal from the practice or reporting them to CPS, for wanting to protect their children from this chemical onslaught? Why are legislators practicing medicine without a license, demanding that children be vaccinated when clearly the procedure causes harm?
It’s difficult to believe that physicians don’t care – but it is not hard to believe that they cover each other’s back for the sake of the status quo. Sadly, physicians are more interested in maintaining a protocol than protecting the little lives they hold in their hands from what is coming through that needle.