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I'm Not Vaccinating > Actual numbers for anti-vax info?
ribeccalin's Avatar ribeccalin 01:36 PM 05-09-2008
Okay, so this is a little bit long....

I am in Texas and just received the waiver in the mail. On the info with the waiver, it states that I've read the sheet that they sent with it stating basically that I'm putting my child at risk. Since I think the sheet that they give is incredibly biased, I'm trying to put together a unbiased (or anti-vax biased lol) list of actualy facts. Here is what I have:

Diphtheria –
Between 1980 – 1995, only 41 cases were reported in the US. (US population average of approximately 245,000,000 with 41 cases, that is 1 case per 89,645,078 people) The case-fatality rate was 5-10%

Tetanus –
In 2002, there were 25 cases of tetanus reported and 3 deaths. In 2000 the US population was 281,000,000, that is 1 case per 11,240,000 people.

Pertussis –
25, 616 cases reported in 2005 with 39 deaths in the US. In 2006, 15, 632 cases were reported. Average of 25 deaths annually. In 2006, the us population was approximately 300,000,000. That is about 1 case per 11,711 people in 2005 and 1 in 19,191 people in 2006. The vaccination only provides 12 years of protection

DTap vaccine - 1 in 4 children will have fever, redness, swelling, soreness and tenderness where the shot was given. Fussiness occurs in 1 in 3 children. 1 in 10 display tiredness and lack of appetite. 1 in 50 will vomit. 1 in 14,000 will have seizures. 1 in 1,000 children will cry non-stop for 3 hours or more. 1 in 16,000 will have a fever of 105 degrees or higher. Less than 1 in a million reported severe reactions including: long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness, or permanent brain damage.

Polio –
There have been fewer than 150 cases per year since 1991. Of the 64 cases reported from January to April of 2008, there were 14 hospitalizations and 0 deaths.

Mumps –
Between 2000-2005 less than 350 cases were reported annually. Of the 6,584 cases in 2006 - a major outbreak- there were 85 hospitalizations and 0 deaths. In the outbreak of 2006, most WERE vaccinated.

Rubella –
Between 2001 – 2004 there were fewer than 25 cases reported annually.

Hepatits B –
90 – 95% of cases recovered completely after 3-4 weeks

Hepatits A –
1.5 cases reported per 100,000 people in 2005.

Varicella –
From Jan 2003 to June 2004, there were 8 varicella related deaths reported to CDC.
1 in 10,000 have serious reactions including seizures.

Hib –
In 1994 there were 1,174 cases reported. In 2000, only 6 deaths were reported. In 2002 there were only 34 confirmed cases in children under 5 years old.
In 1995 of the 74 cases where documentation was available, 41 had received at least 1 Hib shot, 22 were appropriately vaccinated for their age and 18 had completed the primary series
"Because either no studies or too few studies have ever been conducted to investigate Hib vaccine reactions, the IOM could not make a determination about whether Hib vaccine causes transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, thrombocytopenia, anaphylaxis and sudden infant death syndrome.
A manufacturer of HIB vaccine states in the product insert that the vaccine "has not been evaluated for its carcinogenic, mutagenic potential or impairment of fertility" and "it is also not known whether [the vaccine] can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity.""

IS A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE. For some reason I don't think my 2 yo needs this one lol

What I'm looking for is actual numbers of reactions, like I have listed DTaP vaccination. Also, the true effectiveness of the vaccination. Anyone know where I can find this information?

Gitti's Avatar Gitti 05:55 PM 05-09-2008
Maybe there is something in suschi's form -
CanidFL's Avatar CanidFL 11:35 PM 05-09-2008
Wow are you going to send that to them?

Good work mama!
newcastlemama's Avatar newcastlemama 12:22 PM 05-17-2008
Great job on that!

You might be able to find more info on the top of the vaccination subforum under the specific diseases.