DIPHTHERIA, TETANUS, AND PERTUSSIS (DTaP)
Infants receive these three vaccines combined into one vial at their “well-baby” visits. The DTaP is administered at:
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 15 months
- 4 years
They will also receive a different formulation of this vaccine at 11 years old, the Tdap.
Let’s break down the diseases that this vaccine is supposed to prevent, shall we?
Diphtheria a is toxin-mediated, bacterial infection that has been eradicated from the United States due to proper sanitation and nutrition. Read this book for more info on declining disease rates BEFORE vaccination! https://www.amazon.com/Dissolving-Illusions-Disease-Vaccines-Forgotten/dp/1480216895/ref=sr_1_1?crid=34T0D7FMCJPTW&keywords=dissolving+illusions+by+suzanne+humphries&qid=1550327371&s=gateway&sprefix=dissol%2Caps%2C233&sr=8-1
Symptoms include fever, sore throat, decreased appetite, and the formation of a membrane on the throat. The membrane may cause difficulty breathing. If the infection is severe it can lead to a swollen neck, rapid pulse, airway obstruction, coma, or even death.
According to the CDC, “From 1980 through 2011, 55 cases of diphtheria were reported in the United States, an average of 1 or 2 per year (range, 0–5 cases per year). Only 5 cases have been reported since 2000. Of 53 reported cases with known patient age since 1980, 34 (64%) were in persons 20 years of age or older; 41% of cases were among persons 40 years of age or older. Most cases have occurred in unimmunized or inadequately immunized persons. The current age distribution of cases corroborates the finding of inadequate levels of circulating antitoxin in many adults (up to 60% with less than protective levels).” (1)
This data shows how the protective effects of the vaccine wane over time leaving most adults completely unprotected. Yet, where are the outbreaks?
Additionally, with only 5 reported cases of diphtheria since the year 2000 and the widespread availability of antibiotics, the necessity of this vaccine is highly debatable.
Tetanus is a disease caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani which can cause muscle stiffness, rigidity, and convulsive spasms leading to what is frequently referred to as “lock-jaw.”
The bacterium is most commonly found in animal feces (mainly livestock) and soil. It often enters the human body through a wound.
According to the CDC Pink Book, “Between 18 and 37 cases of tetanus were reported annually in the United States between 2009 and 2012 (average 29 cases per year).” (1)
It is EXTREMELY RARE.
From 2001-2008, there were 233 reported cases of tetanus in the United States. Of those 233 cases, the vaccination status was reported for only 92 of them.
Of those 92 tetanus cases, 37 had NOT received any tetanus vaccine and 55 HAD RECEIVED 1-4 DOSES OF A TETANUS TOXOID VACCINE. (1)
Tetanus is NOT communicable, meaning that the disease cannot be transmitted from person to person.
Tetanus is an anaerobic bacterium and cannot survive in the presence of oxygen. That means if your child’s wound bleeds and is then properly cared for, you don’t need to worry about tetanus. Also, if you ever take your child to the ER due to a puncture wound and they offer the DTaP, just know that it takes up to 3 weeks to develop “immunity” from the vaccine. There is no point in getting the vaccine AFTER the injury. It is equivalent to putting the safety on your gun after you’ve already shot yourself in the foot. If the ER doctors are actually concerned about your child developing tetanus, they will administer the tetanus immune globulin (TIG) shot.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a bacterial, respiratory infection which can trigger coughing episodes and inhibit breathing. The toxins released by the bacteria damage the small hairs lining the lungs. This can result in airway swelling. Young infants are most at risk for developing severe complications, including death.
Since 2012, on average there have been 12 deaths annually from pertussis in the United States. That means that there is a 0.000016% chance of a child dying from the infection.
On the flipside, serious adverse reactions from the vaccines can be found in the manufacturer’s inserts HERE https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM124514.pdf HERE https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM103037.pdf
Whooping cough is a scary one to most parents. Mostly because of the CDC and GSK (the vaccine manufacturer) joining forces to make those memorable “Little Red Riding Hood” commercials in order to sell the need for the vaccine. They scared a whole generation of grandparents into getting an unnecessary vaccine in an attempt to bring down the outbreak numbers.
*Take a look at the commercial here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5qfwk1bC_Q
Spoiler alert: Outbreaks of pertussis can still occur in highly vaccinated populations! In fact, it is entirely possible for your FULLY VACCINATED child to contract pertussis because the vaccine was not designed to prevent the transmission of pertussis, only to weaken the severity.
It is important to note that one of the most successful treatments of pertussis is Dr. Suzanne Humphries’ Vitamin C Protocol.
Should your child contract whooping cough, this protocol is essential alongside treatment from a medical professional.
Here is the link…it’s long, so get comfy.
Some of the possible reactions from the DTaP are listed below:
- Lymphadenopathy (inflammation of lymph nodes)
- Cyanosis (low oxygen which results in skin turning blue)
- Nausea, diarrhea, gastroenteritis
- Hypersensitivity, allergic reaction, anaphylactic reaction (edema, face edema, swelling face, pruritus, rash
- Convulsions: febrile convulsion, grand mal convulsion, partial seizures
- HHE, hypotonia, somnolence,
- Encephalopathy (inflammation of the brain), headache, syncope (fainting)
- Asthma, diabetes and chronic neutropenia (low white blood cells)
Acellular pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model.
Waning immunity to pertussis following 5 doses of DTaP.
Finding the ‘who’ in whooping cough: vaccinated siblings are important pertussis sources in infants 6 months of age and under.
Imperfect vaccine-induced immunity and whooping cough transmission to infants
Pertussis resurgence: waning immunity and pathogen adaptation – two sides of the same coin.
Small Mutations in Bordetella pertussis Are Associated with Selective Sweeps
Acellular pertussis vaccination facilitates Bordetella parapertussis infection in a rodent model of bordetellosis
Asymptomatic transmission and the resurgence of Bordetella pertussis
Effects of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis or tetanus vaccination on allergies and allergy-related respiratory symptoms among children and adolescents in the United States.
Delay in diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus vaccination is associated with a reduced risk of childhood asthma.
The Introduction of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis and Oral Polio Vaccine Among Young Infants in an Urban African Community: A Natural Experiment
Resurgence of Whooping Cough May Owe to Vaccines Inability to Prevent Infections
Recently Vaccinated Kids Are Spreading Pertussis Everywhere
VACCINE INJURY STORY
“She was born a perfectly healthy little babe, was given no vaccinations besides the eye goop and the vitamin k. At the time I was just as oblivious as most of the world currently. I thought the ‘rule’ was that you vaccinated, and life went on like any other normal day.
I was wrong, 2 months old and she was vaccinated for the first time, she came home a completely different baby, but I didn’t see the signs. She was cranky, so cranky that I thought she all of a sudden became colicky. Well about a week goes by and I noticed these weird ‘twitches’she kept doing, they were very subtle and didn’t happen very often, but I happened to get a video of one. The next day I took her to her pediatrician and asked if they were seizures, I just knew in my mommy gut something was wrong. He shook me off and told me it was nothing and that it was probably just acid reflux. Now of course as a first-time mom and having no idea that vaccines could even cause problems I took his word and thought nothing of it.
A month goes by and these twitches were way too often to be nothing, so I got a second opinion, she was immediately rushed to a children’s hospital 2 hours from our home. I was terrified, but I persisted through it just trying to be as strong as I could be for her.
After staying 4 days in the hospital, test after test, medication after medication (trying to find one that controlled her seizures). She was diagnosed with infantile spasms. I asked her neurologist if it might have been caused from the vaccines and before I could even finish my question he said no and changed the subject. Of course, that raised a red flag but again I was a first-time mom with no research under my belt I had to believe him.
Another month goes by and it comes time for her 4-month vaccines. I brought my mother with me to this appointment because I was determined to tell them no more vaccines, I still hadn’t done much research, so I was scared to even say no, but sure enough, the pediatrician still talked me into vaccinating again.
A few days go by and my daughter’s seizures ended up increasing so tremendously that they were now coming at a constant rate of every half an hour all day long, every single day. That’s 50+ seizures a day… how… how could my perfectly healthy newborn go from healthy to deathly ill in just two short months?
At this point I started my research and I found all I needed. The DTaP causes infantile spasms. It also caused some dead tissue in her brain which is the spot her seizures were coming from after being vaccinated. Brain surgery was the only thing that was going to control her seizures, and even then, they didn’t know if that would work. I now had to make a life or death choice, one that was going to change my life no matter what choice I made. I was so scared for my girl. Thank god I chose the surgery, we had to wait until she was old enough to do it, they wanted her to be at least 8 months, so it was officially performed when she was 9 months and 10 days. She is now 2-1/2 and over a year and a half seizure free! I’m so proud of her accomplishments. She’s so strong and amazing!!”
– Tiffany Cole