I would send her to the VAERS database
, which is cross-indexed and searchable
. Then I would ask her how, as a physician who is clearly so invested in the vaccine schedule, she's never heard of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
, a federal program that has given out millions of dollars (taken from a special sales tax imposed on patients and parents, not
the pharmaceutical companies that make the vaccines) to vaccine-injured children since it was created in 1988.
As an aside, isn't that a brilliant scam? Parents and patients who vaccinate pay the damages to vaccine-injured children, instead of the makers of the injurious vaccines.
|From 1988 until 2008-01-08, 5,263 claims relating to autism, and 2,865 non-autism claims, were made to the VICP. 925 of these claims, one autism-related (see Proceedings), were compensated, with 1,158 non-autism and 350 autism claims dismissed; awards (including attorney's fees) totaled $847 million. The VICP also applies to claims for injuries suffered before 1988; there were 4,264 of these claims of which 1,189 were compensated with awards totaling $903 million.
The VICP is notoriously unfair and ineffective, but it does demonstrate that vaccine reactions are very real. VAERS is a better resource, IMHO, but make sure she knows that pediatricians aren't obligated to report vaccine reactions to the database and the CDC estimates that fewer than 10% of vaccine reactions and injuries are reported.
To be honest, though, I wouldn't bother to debate such a complicated issue as vaccines with someone who is so grossly and willfully misinformed. Yikes.