The infamous “U.S. Vaccine Injury Court” which is a moniker for a government body that hears and tries cases of medical malpractice relating to deaths of individuals from vaccinations, had awarded US$250,000 to the parents of a baby boy  who died from a lethal cocktail of vaccinations.

Alexander Johnson was only 12 weeks old when he was given a set of five different vaccines in 2005. The boy who was born healthy and disease-free, suffered a debilitating seizure and cardiac arrest three and a half days after he was administered the vaccines. He was revived after cardiac arrest and placed on life support. But because of the loss of oxygen, he suffered extreme brain damage and probably would not have lived a normal life afterwards.

The vaccines that Baby Alexander received were DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis or Whooping Cough), HiB (Haemophilus influenzae), Hepatitis B combo (Comvax), Prevnar, and Inactivated Polio. After 12 days in the intensive care unit and two independent declarations of “brain death”, the baby was removed from life support.

Baby Alexander’s parents had an autopsy made to determine the real cause of death. They didn’t find any pre-existing conditions with the baby and therefore, concluded that it was the vaccinations which triggered sudden death. However, the attending physician to the baby denied that there was any problem with the vaccinations, citing the boy might have had a pre-existing condition before the vaccinations.

Alexander’s parents brought the case to the Vaccine Injury Court and after years of deliberations, they were awarded $250k in compensation for injuries done. But Alexander’s Mom Jennifer will not be able to forget how her little baby died.  

A Too Familiar Story

Perhaps Baby Alexander’s story is just becoming too familiar in the Philippine context too, what with the latest Dengvaxia fiasco that occurred here in the country. But conventional doctors usually do not inform their patients of the risks of vaccination, especially when the DTaP vaccine has been linked to potential brain damage, severe injury, and death.

Most of the time, the components of these vaccines are not tested adequately for safety, meaning “adequate and repeated” clinical trials. Like in the case of the DengVaxia incident here, the manufacturer Sanofi did not inform the recipients of the vaccine of the protocols and limitations of the vaccine – that is, it should only be administered to those who have had dengue before.

But anyway, going back to Alexander’s case, there have been hundreds of published research studies in peer-reviewed medical journals about the dangers posed by vaccines. Even the website of the Centers for Disease Control mention the incidence of acute encephalopathy in infants as a severe negative reaction to vaccines within seven days of vaccination. This was the case that happened to Baby Alexander. It could happen to anyone’s child.

However, the medical industry continue to promote and push for the administration of vaccines to children and infants. In fact, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), the body that oversees the lawsuits of parents who lost a loved one through vaccination, recorded 19098 petitions filed at the VICP since 1988.

Over the 29-year long time period, 17,003 petitions have been tried, with 5,872 declared compensable (by the government) while 11,131 were dismissed. Total compensation paid over the 29 year existence of the VICP is around US$ 3.8 billion. That’s a lot of money for the victims to be able to start a new life – and hopefully, a happier life without one member of the family.

For more information about vaccinations and their adverse effects on health, kindly visit the Dr. Farrah Agustin-Bunch Natural Medical Center’s website at www.drfarrahcancercenter.com.