The Pertussis Vaccine Lists Autism and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as Serious Adverse Events on the Package Insert

MB Comment: There is a constant media barrage of stories urging everyone to get vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough). Every such story castigates those who refuse the vaccine as endangering themselves and society by not vaccinating.

I previously ran an article discrediting that argument. The pertussis vaccine by definition is not bactericidal — it does not kill bacteria. Therefore, vaccinated individuals can carry and transmit pertussis bacteria just the same as the unvaccinated. Public health officials either don’t know this or are being dishonest when they blame minor pertussis outbreaks on the unvaccinated. They could be carrying the germ themselves and personally transmitting it to the reporter when they plant these pseudo-scientific stories.

What else are they not telling you? I took a close look at the Sanofi Pasteur DTaP vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) which is licensed by the FDA as the primary series in infants and children.

I was astonished to discover that Autism and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) are listed as ‘adverse events reported during post-approval use.’ ‘Events were included in this list because of the seriousness or frequency of reporting.’

The CDC, the FDA, Paul Offit and every public health flunky swear up and down the aisle that vaccines are perfectly safe and don’t cause autism or SIDS. Yet those conditions are listed on the DTaP package insert with the statement that they are included because such vaccine adverse reactions are serious and frequent.

At the same time the vaccine establishment is making a full court press with news stories everywhere to convince the public that vaccines are totally safe and it is our moral obligation to accept them, you find this evidence of harm. The defenders of vaccines are so far down the road of denial and dishonesty that they are incapable or unwilling to acknowledge the fact prominently displayed on the DTaP package insert: Autism and sudden infant death are associated with vaccination. This is a powerful indictment of the CDC, vaccine manufacturers and medical talking heads like Offit.

The DTaP package warning insert also includes these serious reported adverse events: convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy and neuropathy. The Refusers Newsroom contains many articles on these subjects and my chapter in Vaccine Epidemic starts with the Merck Manual medical textbook definition of a vaccine adverse reaction – encephalitis. It is therefore no surprise that neurological damage is listed on the package insert. Anyone who takes the time to read FDA Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reports will find numerous rapid-onset cases of encephalitis, convulsions and sudden infant death. That is why those events are on the package insert, because they are happening.

In conclusion – the DTaP package insert reads like a cigarette package warning: Caution! This product can kill you or cause neurological damage. Thanks for the warning and as the American Medical Association (AMA) position on informed consent states: patients ‘can make an informed decision to proceed or to refuse a particular course of medical intervention.’ I will follow the AMA position on informed consent and refuse this vaccine.


Package Insert From FDA

Diphtheria Toxoids and Pertussis Vaccine Tripedia®

Page 11

‘Adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea. Events were included in this list because of the seriousness or frequency of reporting.’

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40 Responses to The Pertussis Vaccine Lists Autism and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as Serious Adverse Events on the Package Insert

  1. Nance says:

    I really wish parents would read, instead of blindly trusting. I used to be like them, thinking that my daughter’s dr wouldn’t give her anything that would hurt her, but how many dr’s actually read the insert, and how many less parents read it?? Ppl need to WAKE UP!!!! How many times have ppl said the government doesn’t care?? So WHY do they trust the gov’t with their children’s health??
    Hosea 4:6–My people perish for lack of knowledge.

    • Jamie says:

      I know, it’s aweful. Our schools don’t teach critical thinking and if you don’t learn to question and research things at home, it’s not even on most people’s radar:(

      • Terri says:

        No, what’s worse is the schools are pressuring the parents to vaccinate. Forget critical thinking, it’s all about being up-to-date on your vaccinations.

  2. tal says:

    2/3 of Whooping Cough Patients in California Fully Vaccinated/ KPBS and CDC
    preposterous statement from the CDC:“…CA is experiencing a significant increase in pertussis circulating in the community. That disease pressure is causing more fully vaccinated and recently vaccinated people to become infected than in a typical year. It does not mean the vaccine is not working. Rather, the higher the vaccine coverage, the higher the proportion of cases who have been vaccinated. This is commonly misinterpreted to mean that a vaccine is not working, when in fact it means that coverage is high.”

  3. tal says:

    Here’s another interesting one, a Dr’s comment on a pertussis article (bolding is mine):

    Submitted by Doug Hulstedt MD (not verified) on September 20, 2010 – 08:00.
    I did not realize there is a more powerful toxin in the bacterial population. The medical community is seeing boatloads of whooping cough. It is particularly onerous in the infants 0-6 months of age. Of interest another physician in my community has been testing for whooping cough and over 50% of the kids that are positive were fully vaccinated for age. I know you know this but pertussis is a bacteria not a virus

    Doug Hulstedt, you can google him, practices in California

  4. Zara says:

    I’ve found that the insert no longer includes SIDS or autism as post-marketing adverse events. …I would love to know if you were looking at a different version and still have a copy of it. It’s frustrating that they just lump them all together so that you get to guess which ones are included because of a causal relationship or frequency of reporting. That alone screams of dishonesty/deceitfulness, right?

    • The Refusers says:

      The Sanofi Pasteur Tripedia package insert on file with the FDA is exactly the same. If they are distributing something else, it isn’t consistent with the FDA package insert.

      Page 11: Adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea. Events were included in this list because of the seriousness or frequency of reporting.

  5. Sandra Leek says:

    My 9 yr old son was developing normally until a series of vaccinations he received @ 13 months. He was diagnosed with ASD @ age 3 & a half. They are lying to us about the safety of vaccines.

    • JOEL COHEN says:

      MY SIX MONTH OLD SON, ONLY 5-7 HOURS AFTER RECEIVING A DTaP SHOT – presented with seizures, total lack of awareness, sustained crying and intermittent screaming, and total loss of appetite THAT LASTED FOR SIX (6) DAYS! He continued to breast feed that saved him! He was essentially gone, not recognizing us, his toys, and in what I can only describe as a waking coma-like state! He walked late and insecurely! He had upper respiratory infections every six months like clockwork until I started treating him with homeopathic remedies, after which he hasn’t been ill for 8 months! He is now 2 years 11 months, can say single words, but does not speak!

      • Lisette says:

        Can you please email what remedies do you use. My son is exactly the same age and I’m going through it. Please email me.

      • Joel, Look up Dr. Andrew Cutler’s research. He has a book out that is called Amalgam Illness – Diagnosis and Treatment. People claim to have used the information in the book to detoxify themselves, though my impression is that it might take the help of a knowledgeable alopathic or naturopathic physician to effect a cure. Still, there are cures, which have to do with the elimination of the heavy metals which lead to the symptoms you described. Best wishes for a full recovery. God bless you,

    • Michael says:

      I am sorry to hear about your son, but feel fortunate and not alone. The lying SOBs at University of Michigan Motts told us the stroke and subsequent seizure syndrome my son developed after an initial and booster of the same heinous vaccine, the DPT was unrelated. If the statute hasn’t run out on pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the cookie cutter, M.D. who damaged your son, act quickly. These unscrupulous turds that call themselves the Pediatric Medical Profession will go to any extreme to CYA themselves in cases of medical incompetence.

  6. Megan says:

    I’m so glad that I didn’t continue getting my daughter vaccinated.
    She did receive her first two sets of shots however I stopped after that and didn’t take her in for her 15 month shots.
    After reading more and more, from both sides mind you as I do have medical doctors in my family, I still choose not to vaccinate and I will not vaccinate my next child either.
    Thank you for all of the information, it is greatly appreciated, keep it coming!

  7. Helena says:

    Just 2 comments to all parents of newborns: (1) Please ask your pediatrician to allow you to review the package insert from vaccines before deciding to have them administered to your child; (2) Then, if your child develops any illness or autistic regression following a vaccine, PLEASE contact the manufacturer via the phone number listed on the vaccine’s package insert and register an adverse event report ASAP. This is the only way that the risk will ever be quantified and manufacturers held accountable.

    • The Refusers says:


      Your point #1 is well advised.

      However, you are being idealistic if you think the vaccine manufacturer will do anything honest about a serious adverse reaction.

      After my daughter died within hours of getting the hep B vaccine, the vaccine manufacturer Merck whitewashed the adverse reaction report and my daughter’s autopsy report.

      They are in the business of selling vaccines and covering up the adverse reactions.

      • LS says:

        Absolutely. A very close friend lost her 19mth old healthy happy walking talking girl who died the same day she had her 18 mth shots. Can’t imagine telling her “just make sure you lodge it on the VAERS site”. Anyway her GP dismissed it as any link, of course.

      • Jamie says:

        I’m 29 weeks pregnant and now I’m really scared. If I can’t get the info from the vaccine insert, where can I get reliable info re adverse affects?? I can’t find any research or studies that don’t have contradictions or aren’t done by vaccine makers or any agency that sponsors vaccines…what do I do?? My husband wants to see reliable data to decide and I can’t seem to find him much…

      • Kristine says:

        Thank you for sharing that about your daughter. It sickens me that evil is at the helm of our ship and effecting the most innocent. Hugs to you as your heart aches…

      • Michael says:

        Thank You Refusers. Well stated. Roughly 2% of vaccine adverse reactions are documented after reporting. And good luck on the suposed 2 Million Dollar Federal Insurance in case of vaccine adverse reactions. It is an absolute joke.

      • The day of their damnation is coming.

        I’m so sorry for your loss.

  8. Radoslav says:

    Can someone please advice me should my child get DTP or Pentaxim vaccine?

    • Michael says:

      Absolutely not. Go to another country or get a physician’s waiver. My son had a stroke from a DPT vaccine.

  9. Radoslav says:

    Child is two months old, and we live in Bosnia, where parents can not refuse vaccination, so I have to chose one. DTP is old technology with active parts.

  10. cia parker says:

    You are in a very difficult situation. My daughter has autism from encephalitis caused by the hep-B vax and by a DTaP booster at 18 months that erased her only two words. First, could you contact those in Bosnia who are against vaccines, and find out what your options are? Religious and philosophical exemptions are not permitted? If there is any neurological or autoimmune disease in your families, you could make a case that your child is at increased genetic risk of a severe vaccine reaction, and seek a medical exemption. The later the child is vaccinated, the better. The fewer vaccines they get at one time, the better. That would mean even the old DTP would be better than Pentaxim. The acellular version of the pertussis vaccine was supposed to be less dangerous than the old whole-cell version, but in practice there have been just as many severe reactions to the acellular version (remember, even the acellular version damaged my daughter’s brain). Unfortunately, even getting the vaccines at a later age and getting as few as possible at one time will not guarantee that your child will not experience serious adverse reactions, but, in my opinion, these measures increase the margin of safety. I regret that you are faced with this decision, I feel very sad at the idea of a tiny, sweet two-month old being damaged by vaccines. Getting the pertussis vaccine at two months old more than doubles his chance of having asthma at seven (see Manitoba pertussis vaccine study), as opposed to starting the series at five months or later. Even delaying the vaccine by several months might do a lot to preserve his health. The pertussis vaccine does nothing to protect young babies from pertussis, their immune systems have not developed enough to respond adequately to the vaccine. To the extent possible, you should keep your baby in quarantine at home for at least six months to protect him from pertussis as well as other diseases.

    • Badtz says:

      I am so heavy hearted about reading this . I really do . My husband’s and my heart’s desire is to move out of California to Oregon . The bills about mandatory vaccinations are aggressively going through the Capitol that it scares us . Even if SB 277 does not pass this time , it looks like they will keep pushing the bills through until they become law mandating vaccinations for public and private school children .Do you think your family can go to a state like Oregon where it looks like it’s much more of struggle to have these legislators to get support from others to pass mandatory vaccine bills ? It is so discriminatory these bills are . Since my friends really believe in herd immunity through vaccines , the topic of vaccines have strained relationships with them . I cannot ever speak of my son not being vaccinated for fear of others knowing and keeping away from him because they fear he harbors infectious diseases . It’s so unreal to think America can become like this where there is forced medical procedure on the innocent .

      • The Refusers says:

        Please read this and the comments and join the discussion …

        What happens if you decide not to vaccinate your child?

      • Michael says:

        First, your son doesn’t harbor diseases. If anything, the illegals they are allowing into this country from the 3rd world countries are carrying the disease with them. Keep you son’s immune system strong by good vitamin regimen, especially D3 with K2, Omega 3 fatty acids, and Planatary Herbal’s Kids Immune Protect. Find an Anti-vaccine MD and get a medical waiver.

      • We’re moving from Virginia.. where refusing vaccines was easy, to NY, my home state, not knowing what awaits us there.. But military service is over and its time to go home. No matter what NY or CA says or anywhere else for that matter, we will refuse to VAX. I wonder what you did and how it’s working out.. I hope all is well.

  11. cia parker says:

    I thought I should add that pertussis is a real threat, but it is a much less dangerous disease now than it was a hundred years ago. I misguidedly allowed my daughter to get the DTaP at 2, 4, and 6 months, but she caught pertussis anyway at a La Leche League meeting at 8 months old. The acellular version has proven to be much less effective at preventing pertussis than the older DPT vaccine. I caught it from her, but though it was alarming, ten coughs per breath, she coughed up sheets of mucus at the end of each coughing fit, and coughed for over a month (I for over two months). But we both recovered, it wasn’t dangerous in our cases, as it usually is not in those over four or five months old, and now we have essentially lifetime immunity (30 to 70 years). It can be dangerous for newborns, as many as one in two hundred who get it die (but remember that the vaccine will not protect babies this young, and often doesn’t protect those older either). Dr. Suzanne Humphries has a protocol on the Internet for treating infants with pertussis, high doses of vitamin C and keeping them upright during coughing fits. Parents have to walk them around on their shoulder all night, or rock them on their shoulder, during the weeks of the coughing fits. Anthroposophic homeopathic Pertudoron 1 and 2 are said to provide effective treatment, antibiotics do no good once the coughing has started, and cough suppressants are dangerous, as they prevent the mucus from being coughed out, and if it stays in the lungs, it can cause pneumonia. Keeping the infant at home with a mother or grandmother and away from possibly ill people is the best way to protect him.

  12. cia parker says:

    It just occurred to me that I had not asked if there is mercury in the two vaccines you can choose between. Both my daughter and I have mercury toxicity from vaccines we received. If there is thimerosal in the DPT, but not in the Pentaxim, it might be better to choose the Pentaxim, though I think it’s dangerous to get five vaccines in one.

  13. Ciara says:

    I am 31 weeks pregnant and was told I should receive this vaccine. I trusted the doctors and wanted the best for my daughter. Now after some of my own research I’m very afraid I made a mistake..


    My son, Born in 1993 developed normal and started to use small words which stopped at 18 months after receiving his vaccination and was only diagnosed with autism at the age of 7. South Africa was and still is very far behind with research towards autism and not mane acknowledge the fact that DTaP causes autism. I think mainly because of the financial implications it might have when parents start to sue the medical profession or health services. The ratio of autism was at that stage 1 in very one hundred thousand, does anyone know what the ratio is now.

  15. Reader says:

    There are other homeopathics that will help prevent/ease whooping cough. Drosera is the ”traditional” first-choice remedy just like Rhus Tox is traditional for chickenpox and Belladonna is traditional for strep. This article lists several remedy options for whooping cough

  16. Heather says:

    There are two states in the US that still only allow medical exemptions (if you can find a doctor willing to give you one at all): Mississippi and West Virginia. I live in West Virginia. We can’t move to another state as we can’t afford it currently. We can’t do religious exemptions if we did move because our religion isn’t covered in the exemptions (I don’t think anyway, I’ve looked and don’t see how I could claim it, and my husband is agnostic). My eldest is vaccine injured (though it was never reported because I didn’t know any better at the time) – he received the Hep B at 3 days old and his 2 month shots….from then on, I could tell there was something not quite right. He was diagnosed PDD-NOS at 18 months, rediagnosed with the same at 3 years. He just saw another psychologist yesterday – SSA made him see another one to make sure he’s still autistic (they want to take away his SSI, which I use to pay his DAN doctor bills and biomedical therapies which aren’t covered by Medicaid or private insurance). Apparently, they think kids can grow out of autism or something.

    My youngest was vaccinated until 9 months (much against my wishes and intuition). He has had to get catch up vaccinations recently (he’s 3 now) because it’s a MISDEMEANOR here in WV to not vaccinate, and we may have to put him in daycare soon (I may have to go back to work very soon). So, against my better judgment and against my will, honestly, I had him caught up and he has to have another series of catch up shots next month…..but right after he got the 1st set, he started coughing, was lethargic, and now is so hyper and aggressive that it’s actually scary. I hate that we live in a state that doesn’t allow me to make the choice as to what is best for my children.

    I posted to make sure that everyone is aware that there are states that don’t allow parents to make the choices for their kids. Even if you get a medical exemption here in WV, most schools WILL NOT ACCEPT THEM. If you want to have vaccine choice here, you must homeschool and hope that no one reports you to the cops.

  17. Paula says:

    Happened to come across your article when I was investigating the link between anorexia and autism viz a viz my daughter’s condition. Having read the insert it also includes this:
    ‘Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility
    Tripedia vaccine has not been evaluated for its carcinogenic or mutagenic potentials or impairment of fertility.’
    I ask, ‘Why not?’. It is beyond words that our futures are at the mercy of big money making pharmaceutical companies who are too quick to release these drugs, and the Governments and politicians who seem to be so influenced.

  18. Sheila Deas says:

    My teenage son was given the DPT booster in 4 the year at high school. Before then he was a good student winning prizes in maths. After the booster his marks went from 100% to 25%. The school reported we was “weird” kids started calling him zombie boy. He would go into class and go into a trance like state no-one could reach him, the more they shouted the worse it became, stress brings it on. He is now 17 and has dropped out of school and is house bound. I am trying to get him help but they have diagnosed asperger’s syndrome or late onset autism. His eating was really bad we thought he has anorexia I would find half eaten food in his drawers. I am a nutritional therapist and bio resonance therapist. My machine detected DPT vaccine still active. My colleague in London detected the Pertussis virus with his machine. I have been treating him with diet supplements and complex homeopathic mixtures and he is improving slowly. I can find no-one to listen within conventional medicine his psychologist won’t even discuss the possibility and says the research is flawed. They asked me if I want help coming to terms with his diagnosis as soon as you mention vaccination they switch off. I wanted a brain scan to see if there was white matter damage leading to his zone outs but they say it is part of his asperger’s and I have to manage it. He says he is a failure and there is no point in trying he can’t get the answer out of his head to his mouth or to the paper so he has given up. It is heartbreaking to watch this once academic happy boy disappear through no fault of his own. I didn’t even get asked if he could have the booster it is just given automatically. I will continue to treat him my way and pray he can recover at least his self esteem.

  19. Chad Anderson says:

    Hi all. I used to be pro vax until my wife convinced me different. I’ve read VAERs CDC FDA reports and regardless of the results that say children ended up with this or that from vaccinations… they all say there was no evidence to conclude it was caused from the actual vaccine. My wife and I have become very agitated from the accusations and insults from people uneducated on the matter. Do any of yall have a source of indisputable evidence to provide in future debates? Please look me up on Facebook “” would love to learn more facts and thank you!

  20. John says:

    Hi there.. I just wanted to find out something.. For example, all my family from grandfather never had cancer.

    Now, my wife gave birth to a really active and healthy little girl. Everything was fine until I guess the 6 months vaccines when we realized that there was something wrong with my little daughter’s eye. We’ve been to the doctor several times and they just sent as home saying that she is ok.

    We waited and waited until she was 10 months old (going from doctors to doctors) different countries as well.

    Well, one day we decided its time to act. So we’ve been again to the doctors ( A&N eye section) and they discovered Retinoblastoma which is a rare eye cancer. After 2-3 days of discovering this, they have removed her eye.

    They said it was a genetically mutation which I don’t believe.

    What do you think of that?

    They have done tests to me and my wife and we had nothing.

    Looking forward to hear your thoughts.

  21. Hoodie says:

    He ! My son gets angry at me when I send him these articles. He asks” Where do you get these stories from? and “where’s your mind, Ma?”
    It’s called don’t ask, don’t tell.

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