“Don’t give children flu jab” says chief medical officer

Australia’s chief medical officer Jim Bishop today said health professionals should immediately stop immunising children under five years old with the flu vaccine.  Professor Bishop is concerned about a spike in the number of West Australian youngsters experiencing fever and convulsions after getting the shot: “Don’t give children flu jab: chief medical officer”  Syndey Morning Herald April 23, 2010

This is a precautionary measure while the matter is being urgently investigated by health experts and the Therapeutic Goods Administration,” he said.

The news has been widely reported in the Australian media and now in the UK:  “Dozens of Australian children fall ill from flu vaccine” The Telegraph – Bonnie Malkin in Sydney 23 Apr 2010

Doctors across Australia have been ordered to stop giving young children the seasonal flu vaccine after 44 children fell ill hours after being immunised.”

The question for the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand is, when are the politicians going to stop corruption in politics and start protecting their voters’ children from corrupt marketing practices in the pharmaceutical industry and clear out from their national Health Departments and Agencies any corrupt and/or incompetent officials and any with unhealthy ties to the drug industry.

Here are links to some of the news stories from the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK:

Flu jab scare sparks call for surveillance system – ABC Online

Dozens of children have suffered serious adverse reactions after receiving the flu vaccine in WA. (AFP: Jewel Samad) The number of children suffering

Fevers in 60 children linked to flu vaccine – Sydney Morning Herald

More than 60 West Australian children may have had adverse reactions to the flu vaccine, the state’s health department says. West Australian Health Minister

Dozens of Australian children fall ill from flu vaccine – Telegraph.co.uk – Bonnie Malkin – ‎

Doctors across Australia have been ordered to stop giving young children the seasonal flu vaccine after 44 children fell ill hours after being immunised.

Australia Tells Doctors to Stop Flu Shot for Children – BusinessWeek – Marion Rae

April 23 (Bloomberg) — Australia’s government said children aged five years and younger shouldn’t be given CSL Ltd.’s seasonal flu vaccine

Don’t give children flu jab: chief medical officer – Sydney Morning Herald

Drug regulators are urgently investigating whether the seasonal flu vaccine is safe for children, after the nation’s top doctor said they shouldn’t receive

Ministry warns over flu vaccine – TVNZ

The Ministry of Health is warning doctors not to give a particular type of flu vaccine to children under 5, after reports of children suffering convulsions

Fluvax flu vaccine warning after child convulsions – Stuff.co.nz‎

Doctors have been warned not to use popular flu vaccine Fluvax on preschoolers after reports of children convulsing. The Health Ministry said it had

Children’s flu vaccine suspended – ABC Online

SHANE MCLEOD: The country’s chief medical officer has suspended the flu vaccine for children under five. The decision comes after 23 children in Perth

Probe on flu shots after kids fall ill – Herald Sun

DRUG regulators are urgently investigating whether the seasonal flu vaccine is safe for children, after the nation’s top doctor said they

Health scare halts flu vaccine for kids – The Australian

DOCTORS have been told to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children under five amid a serious health scare in Western Australia.

Children sick after flu jab – ABC Online

Dozens of children have suffered serious adverse reactions after receiving the flu vaccine in WA. The Health Department has suspended the free flu

Flu jabs suspended in WA – Sydney Morning Herald

The West Australian government has temporarily suspended its free flu vaccination program for children under five after some youngsters developed high

Flu shots suspended after kids hospitalised – ABC Online‎

The Western Australian Government has suspended all flu vaccinations for children under five while it investigates a spike in admissions to Princess

Doctors: Stop flu vaccine for children – Daily Telegraph

Australia’s chief medical officer has told doctors to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children. DOCTORS have been told to stop giving NSW children

NZ children suffer serious reactions to flu vaccine – Radio New Zealand

Some New Zealand children have suffered serious adverse reactions as a result of receiving the seasonal flu vaccine. The Government of Western Australia on

Stop kids’ flu vaccine – Pharmacy News

Australia’s chief medical officer has told all GPs and immunisation providers to stop giving seasonal flu vaccine to children under five years due to a

Flu vaccine ban for children under 5 after kids fall ill in Perth – Courier Mail‎

Australia’s chief medical officer has told doctors to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children. AUSTRALIAN health authorities have announced a

Child flu shots suspended in West Australia – Radio New Zealand‎

Western Australia has suspended free flu vaccinations for children under five, after at least one became seriously ill and dozens suffered serious adverse

No flu shots for kids in WA – Ninemsn

The Western Australian government has put a halt on all flu shots for young children, after reports of many suffering adverse side effects.

Flu vaccine linked to convulsions – Otago Daily Times‎

Doctors in New Zealand have been advised against using the influenza vaccine Fluvax on children following reports in Australia of some cases of convulsions

Flu vaccination ban goes national after fever, convulsion risk – WA today – Chris Thomson

West Australian health authorities are trying to determine if the entire Fluvax drug, or just batches, have caused children under five to convulse – and

WA Suspends All Flu Vaccination – TopNews United States – Amit Pathania

The Western Australian Government is revealed to have suspended all flu vaccinations related to children under the age of five, while it carries the

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Flu jab scare sparks call for surveillance system

ABC Online‎14 minutes ago‎
Dozens of children have suffered serious adverse reactions after receiving the flu vaccine in WA. (AFP: Jewel Samad) The number of children suffering

Fevers in 60 children linked to flu vaccine

Sydney Morning Herald‎17 minutes ago‎
More than 60 West Australian children may have had adverse reactions to the flu vaccine, the state’s health department says. West Australian Health Minister

Dozens of Australian children fall ill from flu vaccine

Telegraph.co.ukBonnie Malkin‎1 hour ago‎
Doctors across Australia have been ordered to stop giving young children the seasonal flu vaccine after 44 children fell ill hours after being immunised.

Australia Tells Doctors to Stop Flu Shot for Children

BusinessWeekMarion Rae‎1 hour ago‎
April 23 (Bloomberg) — Australia’s government said children aged five years and younger shouldn’t be given CSL Ltd.’s seasonal flu vaccine

Don’t give children flu jab: chief medical officer

Sydney Morning Herald‎1 hour ago‎
Drug regulators are urgently investigating whether the seasonal flu vaccine is safe for children, after the nation’s top doctor said they shouldn’t receive

Ministry warns over flu vaccine

TVNZ‎1 hour ago‎
The Ministry of Health is warning doctors not to give a particular type of flu vaccine to children under 5, after reports of children suffering convulsions

Fluvax flu vaccine warning after child convulsions

Stuff.co.nz‎1 hour ago‎
Doctors have been warned not to use popular flu vaccine Fluvax on preschoolers after reports of children convulsing. The Health Ministry said it had

Children’s flu vaccine suspended

ABC Online‎1 hour ago‎
SHANE MCLEOD: The country’s chief medical officer has suspended the flu vaccine for children under five. The decision comes after 23 children in Perth

Probe on flu shots after kids fall ill

Herald Sun‎3 hours ago‎
UPDATE 1pm: DRUG regulators are urgently investigating whether the seasonal flu vaccine is safe for children, after the nation’s top doctor said they

Health scare halts flu vaccine for kids

The Australian‎5 hours ago‎
DOCTORS have been told to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children under five amid a serious health scare in Western Australia.

Children sick after flu jab

ABC Online‎8 hours ago‎
Dozens of children have suffered serious adverse reactions after receiving the flu vaccine in WA. The Health Department has suspended the free flu

Flu jabs suspended in WA

Sydney Morning Herald‎11 hours ago‎
The West Australian government has temporarily suspended its free flu vaccination program for children under five after some youngsters developed high

Flu shots suspended after kids hospitalised

ABC Online‎20 hours ago‎
The Western Australian Government has suspended all flu vaccinations for children under five while it investigates a spike in admissions to Princess

Doctors: Stop flu vaccine for children

Daily Telegraph‎1 hour ago‎
Australia’s chief medical officer has told doctors to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children. DOCTORS have been told to stop giving NSW children

NZ children suffer serious reactions to flu vaccine

Radio New Zealand‎1 hour ago‎
Some New Zealand children have suffered serious adverse reactions as a result of receiving the seasonal flu vaccine. The Government of Western Australia on

Child flu vaccine reactions mystery

6minutesJared Reed‎2 hours ago‎
A leading WA GP who helped launch the state’s childhood flu campaign says it is not yet known if adverse reactions seen were caused by a “bad

Stop kids’ flu vaccine

Pharmacy News‎4 hours ago‎
Australia’s chief medical officer has told all GPs and immunisation providers to stop giving seasonal flu vaccine to children under five years due to a

Flu vaccine ban for children under 5 after kids fall ill in Perth

Courier MailRod Chester‎7 hours ago‎
Australia’s chief medical officer has told doctors to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children. AUSTRALIAN health authorities have announced a

Child flu shots suspended in West Australia

Radio New Zealand‎7 hours ago‎
Western Australia has suspended free flu vaccinations for children under five, after at least one became seriously ill and dozens suffered serious adverse

WA kids in flu vaccine alert

The West Australian (blog)‎12 hours ago‎
The State Government has suspended its free flu vaccine program for WA children aged under five after 22 children became ill and were taken to Princess

Here comes the flu bug

North Shore Times‎17 hours ago‎
FLU leads to 2500 deaths and 18000 hospitalisations a year in Australia, according to the Australian Influenza Specialist Group. It is generally not the flu

Flu vaccine arrivals delayed

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin‎Apr 21, 2010‎
IT is believed the Icelandic volcano eruption has caused further delays to the arrival of seasonal influenza vaccinations in Central Queensland.

No flu shots for kids in WA

Ninemsn‎16 hours ago‎
The Western Australian government has put a halt on all flu shots for young children, after reports of many suffering adverse side effects.

Flu vaccine linked to convulsions

Otago Daily Times‎40 minutes ago‎
Doctors in New Zealand have been advised against using the influenza vaccine Fluvax on children following reports in Australia of some cases of convulsions

Flu vaccination ban goes national after fever, convulsion risk

WA todayChris Thomson‎6 hours ago‎
West Australian health authorities are trying to determine if the entire Fluvax drug, or just batches, have caused children under five to convulse – and

WA Suspends All Flu Vaccination

TopNews United StatesAmit Pathania‎12 hours ago‎
The Western Australian Government is revealed to have suspended all flu vaccinations related to children under the age of five, while it carries the

Govt suspends flu injections after major health scare

The West Australian (blog)‎20 hours ago‎
The State Government has urgently suspended its flu vaccine program for children aged under five, after a large number of children presented to Princess

4 Girls Die – India Suspends Cervical Cancer Vaccine

India has suspended the HPV cervical cancer vaccine programme after 4 girls died in India amid allegations of exploitation of participants and violation of ethical guidelines during the earlier “clinical trials” of the vaccine according to a front page story in India’s newspaper, The Hindu and widely reported in other media: Centre halts HPV vaccine project Aarti Dhar Thursday 8th April 2010.

The HPV vaccine has been associated with serious adverse effects with high levels of reported adverse reactions.  Death and debilitating illness have been claimed but officials do not acknowledge an association: Gardasil Victims – In Memoriam – Healthy Young Women – Aged 15 to 21.

CHS has previously reported that UK health officials have wrongly assumed the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine can prevent 70 per cent of cases of cervical cancer and media have reported that “German experts said the assumptions simply did not stand up to scrutiny, and that women remained at risk“: Experts Cast Doubt on Claim for ‘Wonder’ Cancer Jabs Sunday Express 31 May 2009: Cervical cancer jabs cast into doubt after experts question effectiveness Scotland On Sunday 10th May 2009.

The drive for mass vaccination programmes internationally is the result of the drug industry’s changing business plans from the failing blockbuster patented drug model to hugely lucrative mass multiple vaccinations for the world’s 6.5 billion people.  But those who raise valid public and child health  safety concerns are routinely ‘label libelled’ as ‘anti-vaccine’, ridiculed and in the case of some medical professionals, hounded out of their jobs.

Germany’s Robert Koch Institute, which makes recommendations on the public funding of vaccines, had to review the nation’s programme in May 2009 after 13 experts called for a reassessment of its HPV vaccination programme and an end to “misleading information” about the effectiveness of the jab.  A spokeswoman said: “Because of the public discussion and some new reports and new statements from the 13 professors, the committee will publish a statement within the next few weeks.”

Dawn Primarolo MP for Bristol South since 1987

Dawn Primarolo MP for Bristol South since 1987

The UK’s New Labour Government has been aggressively pursuing the HPV vaccine programme in schools out of sight of parental control: HPV Vaccine Questioned Internationally CHS 31 May 2009.

Some consent forms reportedly had no decline option.   There have been anecdotal reports of young girls being cross-examined in school corridors by health officials on parental consent issues. British Health Minister Dawn Primarolo is closely associated with the pursuit of the policy.

The Sunday Express reports Professor Martina Doren, of the Charitie Hospital in Berlin:

What concerns us is that the two manufacturers of the vaccine aren’t always using facts. They claim that a lot of high-risk strains of cancer-causing virus are protected against but equally there are others that are not. If protection is not more than 20 per cent then that is an awful lot of money to be spending, particularly as the vaccines have quite serious side-effects.”

EXCLUSIVE: EXPERTS CAST DOUBT ON CLAIM FOR ‘WONDER’ CANCER JABS – By Lucy Johnston and Martyn Halle – Sunday May 31,2009

A spokesman for GlaxoSmithKline, which makes Cervarix, was unable at the time to provide figures on cases of pre-cancerous cells in women who have taken the vaccine, compared with those who have not.

Scottish Conservative health spokeswoman Mary Scanlon said at the time: “Given this new research, it is now incumbent on the Scottish Government and the chief medical officer to review the vaccination programme to ensure that it lives up to the expectations of preventing cervical cancer.”

The HPV vaccine programme is based on recommendations of the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. This highlights questions over the competence of the UK’s JCVI to make recommendations on UK vaccination programmes and the competence of medical professionals in general to express opinions on scientific matters.

The JCVI has a documented history of recklessness over vaccination policy and a needle-happy reputation along with concerns about financial and other conflicts of interest: Secret British MMR Vaccine Files Forced Open By Legal Action but from April 1 last year has been given unfettered control of UK Government vaccination policy for England: UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of Childhood Vaccination.  And as the British Medical Journal confirms: Doctors are not scientists — Smith 328 (7454): BMJ.

If the vaccine is not effective, then its adverse effects cannot be justified but in the UK we see no official comment on the vaccine’s risk profile.  This highlights how public safety issues fail to be addressed as a result of  what some claim is a quasi-religious belief created by the drug industry in the importance of vaccines and the fear medical professionals have of making public criticisms on safety grounds.

Alongside the expansion of vaccination programmes the childhood prevalence of lifetime conditions like asthma, allergies, autism, diabetes and others requiring further medications have increased substantially.

The Bill Gates’ Microsoft type business model is one of the emerging replacement business models for the drug industry.  Almost everyone has Windows software on their PC – almost everyone will be vax’ed.  Gates quickly became a multi-billionaire.  With vastly more people to vaccinate than computers requiring software the lure of money for the pharmaceutical industry is substantial.

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MORE NEWS STORIES 1/6/09 -

Rush to introduce vaccination throws up worrying questions – The Scotsman – 01 June 2009 By Marisa de Andrade

Fears over reactions to cervical cancer jab – The Scotsman – 01 June 2009 – By Marisa de Andrade

Call to review cancer vaccine after Germany demands more medical proof – The Scotsman – 2nd June 2009

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For detailed information and references on the German issues, see:-

Scientists in Germany call for a reassessment of the HPV vaccination and an end to misleading information

Germany’s Robert Koch Institute is Questioning the effectiveness of the HPV vaccines

Holy Hormones, Honey! — The Greatest Story Never Told

Documents on HPV Vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix

May 24th, 2009


Cynthia Janak
Research Journalist
Founder & President
International Coalition of Advocates for the People

Leslie Botha
Researcher and Broadcast Journalist
Vice-President
International Coalition of Advocates for the People

Treatise on Gardasil from the United States

This paper will focus on five areas: (1) Compromised immune systems in adolescents and potential vaccine reaction; (2) Exposure of HPV to infants and children prior to inoculation; raising concern that the vaccine will be rendered ineffective (Botha); (3) Examination of FDA documents regarding adverse events and efficacy. Neurological affects of Aluminum (Janak); (4) The fast tracking of Gardasil through the FDA without due scientific process and adequate research (Janak); (5) The pharmaceutical industry in the United States has systematically influenced the regulatory agencies and research facilities to fast track drug trials and manipulated their outcome. (Chevalier-Batik) Link to document.

United States Concern for Europe with regards to Cervarix HPV vaccine.

This paper will focus on four areas: (1) European Public Assessment Report, (26/11/2008 Cervarix-H-C-721-II-04), (2) Cervarix© Product Information (PI_Cervarix.pdf.), (3) MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) March, 2009 and May, 2009.  (4) Media reports. (brackets my emphasis) Link to document.

United Kingdom Concerns Regarding HPV-GM Vaccines

The following points are the serious concerns of the above authors from the United Kingdom (representing Scotland and England) who have researched the Cervarix vaccine in depth. They have noted media concern over many young girls adversely affected by serious illnesses, such as several forms of paralysis including Bells palsy, hemiparesis, hypoaesthesis and Guillaine-Barre Syndrome.   Convulsions, seizures and epileptic fits, along with diminished vision have also been cited. The UK Health Minister, Dawn Primaralo and Scottish Health Minister Shona Robison, deny that these illnesses are connected to the vaccine and that they are coincidental in nature.

The Dutch Cervarix Concerns

We probably speak a different language than you do. Not only because we’re Dutch, but also because we’re not scientists, medical specialists or journalists. We consider ourselves professors in everyday life and even more, we’re mothers. It was September 2008 when we first read an article about Gardasil. Meanwhile it has become a daily routine to read all the    news (good and bad) about HPV, Gardasil and Cervarix. Although we had read enough about what was going on in the US we never expected to come in the middle of the same scenario in Holland. Link to document.

One Mother’s Plea

Karen Maynor of New Mexico lost her daughter, Megan Hild to the Gardasil vaccine on November 15, 2008.  Megan was a healthy, vital 20-year-old young woman with great aspirations –and no history of previous medical problems. Megan had just finished the second in the series of the Gardasil vaccination in September of 2008.

Cervarix Safety Analysis – Dated: March 5th, 2009

Cervarix Safety Analysis – Dated: May 21st, 2009

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