Yep, I know. That's why I thought I might post my experience of being one of a group of people- and now that I think about it, there were hundreds of others in country who had the same mega-vaccine experience- and we have been fine. No I haven't followed up on everyone asking if they have lupus or RA, but we are in close contact. Everyone is fine. My experience in Kenya ended in 2005 so it's been 6.5 years. You tend not to hear from the "silent majority" on threads like this.
I think you're making an assumption that it IS a "silent majority." There is no way to know what the numbers are for adults who had mega-vaccine experiences and either did or did not come down with an associated autoimmune disorder.
You say you are fine. I believe you.
I had a mega-vaccine experience and immediately came down with several autoimmune problems that I did not have before.
It really doesn't matter whether you are in the majority, or whether I am. I'll even make the assumption that it IS a minority of us--perhaps one or more subgroups--who are reacting thus to vaccines. The point is, there are enough of us who DID have this experience to indicate a clear risk associated with vaccinations for adults.
Instead of saying, "well, I'm fine, and everyone I know is fine," it would be helpful if you could join me in encouraging, no, DEMANDING, that scientists, researchers, doctors, and, yes, the dang pharmaceutical industry START TO LOOK FOR THE AT-RISK SUBGROUPS.
The research is currently set up so that it is impossible to identify these subgroups.
Why do vaccines harm some but not all? Is it a genetic predisposition? Nutritional deficiencies? (We actually have some clues here--people who are vitamin-A deficient are at greater risk for measles complications as well as measles vaccine complications; people with vitamin D deficiency become glutathione-deficient, and glutathione is needed to excrete heavy metals in vaccines, like mercury and aluminum.) Are medical personnel not vigilant enough about making sure the vaccine recipient is not already ill? Is there a likelihood of complications if OTC meds are given at the time of vaccination (like Tylenol--some research indicates that this is indeed a major problem)? Is hormone balance or imbalance a factor?
This opens up a whole new can of worms: how do you ethically study the effect of vaccines in at-risk subgroups if the vaccine is more likely to cause an adverse reaction in those subgroups?
Those of us who have already had an adverse reaction are sure as heck not gonna line up for more vaccinations.