The Quadracel vaccine is the newest cocktail of vaccines since the MMR combination and Daptacel (Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis- DTap) This is worse however, because it consists of four vaccines – pertussis, polio, diptheria and tetanus. The Quadracel vaccine is manufactured by a drug company by the name Sanofi Pasteur – the largest manufacturer of vaccines in the world. This is their solution to the concerns of parents that vaccinations should be spread out over a longer period. Or, that there should be less vaccinations not more. The vaccine was approved on March 24, 2015 and according to the FDA and the manufacturer this vaccine would reduce the amount of vaccine injections children would need. They are right about the injections because instead of four injections you will have one. This does not alleviate the concerns of parents about too many vaccines. This is not about the amount of injections; it is about the amount of vaccines. Vaccines are fine if you are in good health and your immune system is strong. The so called experts affirm that having a vaccine does not mean you will not contract the disease. Vaccines can have the opposite effect if you have a weakened immune system or if the viruses escape past the antibodies and make you sick.
Vaccines can cause allergic reactions. The FDA has conceded this fact. They state that “no vaccine is 100 percent effective in preventing disease or 100 percent safe in all individuals. Most side effects of vaccines are usually minor and short-lived. For example, a person may feel soreness at the injection site or experience a mild fever. Serious vaccine reactions are extremely rare, but they can happen.” A mild fever would be a good thing if this is what happens in some cases, but worse things have happened to children and continue to happen as the FDA and the CDC continue unabated to approve these vaccine cocktails. Children have had serious complications like Autism from the MMR vaccine. Now they give us another concoction. The FDA has stated that Encephalopathy (e.g coma, decreased level of consciousness, prolonged seizures) could be a side effect of Quadracel within 7 days of a previous dose of a pertussis containing vaccine that is not attributable to another cause. They indicated that severe allergic reactions (e.g. anaphylaxis) can occur with this vaccine. Is it not incumbent upon us to weigh the risks and benefits more carefully? Should we not be more selective and not do a one size fits all approach? The risks do not outweigh the benefits when it’s your child who gets a seizure.