Six Times More Measles Vaccine Adverse Reaction Reports Than Measles Cases in 2011

MB Comment: The CDC is out with its latest disease-mongering fear campaign: ‘The United States has had 118 measles cases so far this year, the most for this date since 1996, and close to 90% of them are linked to cases in other countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today … none had encephalitis and none died.’

Sounds scary and makes you want to run out and get a MMR vaccine shot, doesn’t it? The only problem with that hysteria is that there have been 698 FDA Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reports related to MMR, MMRV (MMR plus varicella) and measles vaccines in 2011 — including 4 deaths and 280 emergency room visits. 698 VAERS reports are almost six times more than the number of measles cases. Keep in mind that former FDA Commissioner David Kessler wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association that “only about 1% of serious adverse events are reported to the FDA.” (JAMA. 1993;269(21):2765-2768. A New Approach to Reporting Medication and Device Adverse Events and Product Problems). So 698 adverse reactions to measles vaccines in 2011 may be just the tip of the iceberg.

But (of course) the FDA and CDC couldn’t care less about VAERS reports or vaccine adverse reaction victims. In fact they would read my comments and declare that all those adverse reactions are coincidences. That is why parents need to do their own homework on safety before getting any vaccine. You can duplicate these VAERS numbers and cases yourself at A few sample 2011 VAERS reports from this analysis are posted below. Please read them and consider the victims. These are probably tomorrow’s autistic kids, as you will notice most of these reports show severe neurological events (encephalitis, meningitis, seizures) shortly after vaccination. This is exactly the catastrophe that parents of autistic kids observe before their children descend into autism. Encephalitis is deemed a coincidence when caused by vaccination, but is declared a public health emergency when caused by a disease. Many of these VAERS reports involve multiple vaccines, which does NOT absolve the MMR vaccine from neurovirulence, rather it indicts the authorities who recommend (and doctors who administer) simultaneous vaccine combinations without any safety studies regarding the consequences. An analogy is: You were the victim of a multi-vehicle, chain-reaction, hit-and-run accident on the Atlanta freeway and you don’t know which CDC official, drug company executive or pediatrician driver caused the accident, because they all fled the scene of the crime.


Found 593 events where Vaccine is MMR and Submission Date on/after ’2011-01-01′
Found 97 events where Vaccine is MMRV and Submission Date on/after ’2011-01-01′
Found 8 events where Vaccine is MEA and Submission Date on/after ’2011-01-01′

Total 698 total VAERS reports related to measles vaccines in 2011

VAERS ID:    417993     Age:    1.2

MMR    MERCK & CO. INC.    0446F    0    UN    UN
Symptoms: Death, Otitis media, Respiratory tract infection bacterial, Sepsis

Write-up: Case of fatal outcome received from the health authorities (Lareb) on 25-FEB-2011 under the reference number NL-LRB-117632 (reference number: RIVM201001397). Case medically confirmed. Initial source was a physician. Case reported as serious by the Lareb (criterion: death, hospitalization). Upon internal review, the company added the following seriousness criterion: Other medically important event (septicaemia). A 12 month (1 year) old male patient had received the first 0.5 ml dose of MMR II (also reported as rHA) (Batch# NE03580; Lot# 653951/0446F) and a 0.5 ml dose of NEISVAC-C (Lot# VNS1A03C) on 21-JAN-2008. There was no information reported on medical history and on concomitant medication. The patient experienced otitis media, respiratory tract infection bacterial and septicaemia. No latency was reported. The adverse events were respectively reported with the following outcomes: “not recovered”, “fatal” and “fatal”. All MedDRA LLT have “primary source reaction: death 13 days after the vaccination” (i.e. death on 03-FEB-2008). Other business partner number included E2011-01248. A lot check has been initiated. Additional information is not expected.


VAERS ID:    417438      Vaccinated:    2011-02-07
Age:    1.0      Onset:    2011-02-10, Days after vaccination: 3

MMRV    MERCK & CO. INC.    0693Z    0    IM    RA
PNC13    PFIZER/WYETH    E80083    0    IM    RL
Symptoms: Blood test, Computerised tomogram head, Lethargy, Somnolence

SMQs:, Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Dementia (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad)

Write-up: Mom referred that patient was lethargic, difficult to wake up. Event happened 3 days post vaccine.

VAERS ID:    417978      Vaccinated:    2011-03-01
Age:    4.0      Onset:    2011-03-02, Days after vaccination: 1
MMRV    MERCK & CO. INC.    1364Z         SC    LL

Symptoms: Computerised tomogram head, Computerised tomogram normal, Convulsion

SMQs:, Systemic lupus erythematosus (broad), Convulsions (narrow), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad)

Write-up: Generalized seizure within 24 hrs.


VAERS ID:    418088      Vaccinated:    2011-02-21
Age:    1.3      Onset:    2011-03-01, Days after vaccination: 8
Gender:    Female
MMRV    MERCK & CO. INC.    0184Z    0    SC    LL

Symptoms: Blood albumin decreased, Blood creatinine decreased, Blood culture negative, Blood glucose increased, Blood potassium increased, Bronchiolitis, Bronchitis, Chest X-ray abnormal, Convulsion, Cough, Febrile convulsion, Granulocyte percentage, Influenza virus test negative, Lymphocyte percentage increased, Monocyte percentage increased, Neutrophil percentage decreased, Otitis media, Protein total decreased, Pyrexia, Respiratory syncytial virus test negative, Respiratory tract congestion, Staring, Tympanic membrane disorder, Unresponsive to stimuli, Urine analysis normal,
White blood cell count decreased

SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Haematopoietic leukopenia (narrow), Hyperglycaemia/new onset diabetes mellitus (narrow), Interstitial lung disease (narrow), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Systemic lupus erythematosus (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Convulsions (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Cardiomyopathy (broad), Eosinophilic pneumonia (broad), Hearing impairment (narrow)

Write-up: Febrile seizure on 3/1/11.


VAERS ID:    418265      Vaccinated:    2011-02-23
Age:    4.0      Onset:    2011-02-24, Days after vaccination: 1
Gender:    Female
MMRV    MERCK & CO. INC.    0187Z    0    SC    RA

Symptoms: Abdominal discomfort, Anxiety, Crying, Drug screen, Drug screen negative, Electroencephalogram, Electroencephalogram normal, Formication, Hallucination, visual, Injection site erythema, Injection site pain, Injection site rash, Injection site warmth, Irritability, Malaise, Mental status changes, Nightmare, Psychotic behaviour, Pyrexia, Screaming, Vaccination complication

SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Systemic lupus erythematosus (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Dementia (broad), Drug abuse (broad), Gastrointestinal perforation, ulcer, haemorrhage, obstruction non-specific findings/procedures (broad), Psychosis and psychotic disorders (narrow), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Extravasation events (injections, infusions and implants) (broad), Gastrointestinal nonspecific symptoms and therapeutic procedures (narrow), Hostility/aggression (broad), Cardiomyopathy (broad), Depression (excl suicide and self injury) (broad)

Write-up: Child became anxious and stated not feeling well around 12 a.m on 2/25/11. Around 1:00 a.m. started hallucinating seeing people who were not there, snakes and lizards crawling on her and biting her, screaming and crying lasted approximately 10 hrs. On 2/27/11 right arm became red with rash to upper arm and warm to touch.


VAERS ID:    419422      Vaccinated:    2011-03-22
Age:    1.0      Onset:    2011-03-22, Days after vaccination: 0
Gender:    Male

MMRV    MERCK & CO. INC.    0648Z    0    SC    UN

Symptoms: Atelectasis, Blood culture negative, CSF culture negative, CSF glucose increased, Chest X-ray abnormal, Chills, Computerised tomogram abnormal, Computerised tomogram head, Convulsion, Culture wound negative, Dermatitis diaper, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Febrile convulsion, Headache, Irritability, Lymphocyte percentage increased, Musculoskeletal stiffness, Neutrophil percentage decreased, Otitis media, Otitis media acute, Purulent discharge, Pyrexia, Red blood cells CSF positive, Respiratory tract congestion, Rhinorrhoea, Sinus disorder, Sinusitis, Skin discolouration, Status epilepticus, Tonic clonic movements, Tremor, Unresponsive to stimuli, Urine analysis normal, White blood cell count normal

SMQs:, Haematopoietic leukopenia (broad), Hyperglycaemia/new onset diabetes mellitus (broad), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Systemic lupus erythematosus (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Convulsions (narrow), Pseudomembranous colitis (broad), Dystonia (broad), Parkinson-like events (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Gastrointestinal nonspecific symptoms and therapeutic procedures (narrow), Hostility/aggression (broad), Cardiomyopathy (broad), Conditions associated with central nervous system haemorrhages and cerebrovascular accidents (broad)

Write-up: Complex febrile status epilepticus lasting over 30 minutes, generalized, requiring medication to stop seizure.


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9 Responses to Six Times More Measles Vaccine Adverse Reaction Reports Than Measles Cases in 2011

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  4. Dasha says:

    It’s just gives me chills when i read those stories about little children who were exposed to vaccines and who’s lives are changed forever. I am very scared of all these diseases but had no vaccine shots for my 9 m.o., i hope that one day (SOON) our medical society will come up with something safe and stop ruining kid’s and family’s lives.

    • Melissa says:

      You don’t have to be super afraid of these diseases. Vaccinations can be helpful for kids who eat a poor diet. Feed your kids healthy foods, make sure they get their d vitamins somehow (my kiddos take fermented cod liver oil- mixed wit a bit of black strap molasses and some raw milk and chased with water) and do a bunch of research on these things. People seem to be most afraid of tetanus. But it’s really only older diabetic people with poor circulation who need to worry about that. The tetanus bacteria will not survive at all in an oxygenated environment. Blood has oxygen in it. If you get a cut or a puncture wound, clean it. Done. If you have really bad circulation and your blood is not pumping around your foot and you get a puncture, then yeah, worry, but that is not the case for most people, especially not kids.
      So really, don’t be afraid…that’s just playing into all the fear mongerring…just do your research and feel confident that you’re keeping your kids safe in the best way you know how.
      OH! I would recommend indoor plumbing and clean water too…if you don’t have those things…maybe consider vaccinating. :-P

  5. Andreja says:

    Did you register the fact that none of the patients who got measels died nor had encephalitis?!? Healthy people and kids have no problems to heal from most children diseases. But what about all those who will have lifelong consequences after getting a shot against something not very problematic?!?

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  7. crystal achey says:

    in 2011 the total measles outbreaks in the U.S. alone came to 222 according to the CDC website… no one died & 32% were hospitalized… perhaps without the vaccinations, there could have been more… the CDC is clearly emphasizing that the majority of the incidences in the U.S. were imported … however, we should ALL be alert to what the actual numbers of SERIOUS adverse reactions at least although I’m confident there are health weakening, debilitating aspects to the whole vacc program are in general, that’s what i’m concerned about personally… no one denies that adverse reactions happen, it’s just a matter of to what degree & taking the time to make an informed decision by weighing the options as much as possible… not everyone wants to do that, but i love to analyze stuff… it’s really about making sure these manufacturers are really producing safe products… they’ve been given immunity from responsibility & if you suffer an adverse reaction, you don’t get to sue them, if it’s necessary… not that that is good or bad, but it’s about knowing how it works… the U.S. government has a vaccine injury system… i still don’t know that much about it, but i DO know that the pharmaceuticals have immunity from being held responsible for adverse reactions at this time

    so looking at the MMR (i had trouble finding the figures for the total SERIOUS adverse events associated with the MMR for 2011 alone) but i did use the NVIC website to figure the total numbers as reported to VAERS since 1990… it said, “Found 6355 events where Vaccine is MMR and Serious”… now this is supposed to be at best 10% of the real number of actual SERIOUS adverse events (there were more, but not considered serious)… & not all adverse events are reported to VAERS & my calculations indicate that the average annual serious adverse reaction to the MMR is appx an avg of 2890 people in 2011… deaths due to the vaccine were reported (at least 4 in 2011 according to this piece)… compare that to 222 incidences of measles in 2011 & the liklihood of death from measles (no deaths in 2011)… again, perhaps without the widely used vaccination, there may have been more incidences of measles…. how would you place your bet based on these numbers?

    i hope anyone reading this will feel that they have some more solid numbers to go on… please check these out for yourself & dig into other numbers that you feel may be of importance on the issue… there are many levels in which to look at this issue before deciding if you want to allow your children to be vaccinated

    note: i have not checked the incidences/death & morbidity of rubella & mumps, to be fair, those should be looked at too re: the decision to allow your child to receive the MMR vacc … the number of deaths & incidences from the measles prior to & after the intro & wide use of the vaccination could be looked at as well, before deciding… oh, and look at the Merck & GlaxoSmithCline VAERS reports… i think those two particular pharmaceutical companies have vaccine brands that tend to cause more adverse reactions than the competitors versions… but, again, i have not looked tooo deeply into those comparisions… i just highly recommend YOU do… Merck (Vioxx) & Glaxo (Avandia) seem to have bad track records in general, so be sure to learn about their vaccine products & consider asking your doctor for a different brand if available… some docs are suggesting the single measles shot is less likely to result in an adverse reaction… so you might want to ask about that… whewww … go well!

  8. Christina Waldman says:

    Adding the varicella (chickenpox) to the MMR to make MMV adds one febrile seizure per 1000 children over giving the MMR and varicella shots separately on the same day. A survey was done of doctors, many of whom did not know of this added febrile seizure risk. The Abstract concludes: After learning of the risk, few said they would still give the vaccine, [despite its still being recommended by the ACIP/AAFP/AAP.] O’Leary ST et, “Febrile seizures and measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine; what do primary care physicians think?” Vaccine. 2012 Nov 6;30(48):6731-3.
    And, a 15-month old baby, immune-deficient child, died after a varicella injection: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 Aug 27;10(1). [Epub ahead of print]
    Fatal varicella due to the vaccine-strain varicella-zoster virus.
    Leung J, et al. “This is the first case of fatal varicella due to vaccine-strain VZV reported from the United States.”

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