Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a stomach bug.

Children with normal immune systems experience a weekend of bad diarrhea.

Symptoms include:

• Diarrhea
• Fever
• Vomiting
• Stomach pain
• Dehydration

The rotavirus is an oral vaccine given to children 2-3 times (depending on brand) between 2 and 6 months of age.

It’s interesting to note that according to the CDC, “Children, even those who are vaccinated, may get infected and sick from rotavirus more than once. That is because neither natural infection with rotavirus nor vaccination provides full protection from future infections. Children who are not vaccinated usually have more severe symptoms the first time they get rotavirus disease.” (1)

Since 1990, there have been 28,012 rotavirus vaccine injuries reported to VAERS with over 700 deaths. (2) Intussusception is a potentially fatal adverse reaction from the VACCINE which can cause the intestine to “telescope,” or slide into itself. It is listed as a known, possible side effect in the insert.

Read the full vaccine inserts HERE 
and HERE 

Intussusception, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, and DEATH are listed as adverse reactions to the rotavirus vaccines.

According to the CDC, there were 20-60 deaths from rotavirus annually before the vaccine. (3) They no longer keep track of deaths post-vaccine but there were 56 deaths associated with the rotavirus VACCINE in 2017 alone.

It doesn’t seem like the risk/benefit ratio leans toward the vaccine on this one.

A weekend of bad diarrhea VS a potentially fatal bowel obstruction https://www.cdc.gov/rotavirus/about/symptoms.html

These numbers include injuries from the rotavirus vaccine being administered alone and when it was administered along with other vaccines

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/rota.html#surveillance 

STUDIES:

The temporal relationship between RotaTeq immunization and intussusception adverse events in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22293889
RotaTeq vaccine adverse events and policy considerations.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18301365

Rotavirus vaccines in France: because of three infant death and too many serious side effects vaccines are no longer recommended for routine children immunization
https://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h2867/rr-1 

INFORMED ARTICLES:

Rotavirus: The Vaccine Nobody Wants
https://www.ageofautism.com/2009/09/rotavirus-the-vaccine-nobody-wants.html 
ROTAVIRUS AND ROTAVIRUS VACCINE
https://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/Rotavirus.aspx 

Making A Decision About Vaccines: Part 6- Rotavirus Vaccine
https://www.anticancermom.com/rotavirus-vaccine/ 

MOMSPEAK:

The rotavirus vaccine wrecked my son’s stomach. It took years working with a naturopathic doctor to help heal his gut and stop the chronic diarrhea. The acidic diarrhea started the morning after he received the vaccine.

I was able to tell Paul Offit, the doctor that helped create this unnecessary vaccine, about my son’s injury. He dismissed my story and said it was probably unrelated.

Vaccine injury is not rare, only rarely reported…and even when it IS reported it’s dismissed by all the Paul Offit’s of the world. If you’re considering skipping any of the recommended vaccines for your child, this should be the first one to go.

VACCINE INJURY STORY

Here is one CrazyMother’s story about her son’s rotavirus vaccine reaction.

“Due to Jude’s very unsettled start on the outside we decided to delay his 6 weeks immunizations until he was 12 weeks. On Friday last week, Jude received rotavirus (Rotarix), DTaP (Infanrix), and Pneumococcal (Synflorix).

On Tuesday there was a clear change in Jude. He started refusing feeds, nappies dried up and he was constantly grizzly, lethargic and spent his day flopped in pain in my arms. On Weds he deteriorated and started vomiting so we took him to North Shore hospital. He was monitored for a couple of hours, but doctors concluded he had a gastro bug and we were sent home. On Thursday Jude continued to vomit and still couldn’t keep anything down. On Friday we took him back to our GP who sent us straight to Waitakere hospital to be checked out by their Pediatric team. At this point, Jude hadn’t fed or filled a nappy in 3 days and he was exhausted and struggled to even cry. He had a feeding tube inserted and they started to rehydrate him. Despite this his condition continued to get worse. Around 10pm last night Jude suddenly had a large blood and jelly-like filled bowel motion. We hit the emergency button. It was all on. It was the hardest thing to stand back and watch as a group of strangers stepped in. After 5 attempts they finally managed to insert a line into his collapsed veins. Then our tiny 3-month-old; too unwell to even blink was strapped on a gurney and lugged into the ambulance. A very speedy drive saw us reach Starship within minutes. An immediate X-ray revealed an obstruction in his intestines which was further confirmed by ultrasound. This is when we were informed that Jude’s suffering was a result of the Rotavirus vaccine. The live virus multiplied and spread hard and fast through Jude’s tiny body. The constant vomiting and dehydration caused Intussusception (where one part of the bowel slides into the next). The constant morphine still wasn’t enough to subside Jude’s pain. Around 3am the radiologists attempted to perform an air enema to free the intestine. As air was passed into his bowel suddenly the procedure had to be halted as a hole in his bowel meant it was unsafe to continue. We listened (and sobbed) as the doctors phoned to wake up the Chief of Pediatric surgery and head anesthetist for emergency surgery.

By this stage Jude’s skin was so pale, his eyes had sunken in and his coloring turned grey/yellow. With my gut ripped to shreds from stress and my heart completely smashed, we had to give our tiny baby one last kiss before he left for surgery. It was at this point the true seriousness of what was happening finally sunk in. The surgeons had to open him right up to carefully work their way through his intestines, clearing and untangling them. Where the intussusception had developed the intestine had started to collapse and die. As a result, this part of his large intestine along with some of his small intestine and appendix had to be removed. Dave and I spent the next couple of hours balling and trying hard not to panic.

After 2.5hrs we heard that the surgery had gone well and about an hour later were finally able to see our boy. As soon as I saw him with lines everywhere, tubes and devices all around him- I lost it. Nearly passing out I was made to lay down before falling down. Then boom- panic attack hit hard. I physically couldn’t look at my tiny baby in so much pain.

We are now out of intensive care and settled on our ward. He’s still completely out of it but only now has he started to settle. He’s drugged up to his eyeballs but is still in significant pain. The next few hours the team will try to get his temp down, monitor his breathing while he’s on so much morphine, and pump him with antibiotics to reduce any further complications.

I know from past experiences that the risks and benefits of immunizations are not appropriately discussed before a decision is made. All you hear is that they are fine with no or low risk of complication. This does not constitute informed risk, a key right for any patient undergoing any medical procedure. Dave and I knew straight away something had gone wrong as a result of the vaccines but every doctor we brought it up with seemed dismissive of the idea.

Weirdly enough the couple next door to us in ED also had a 3-month-old immunized just a few days earlier. He had exactly the same symptoms and complications. Further to this we both knew of others who have also had similar complications from the Rotavirus vaccine *ding ding ding alarm bells*
A vaccine to prevent rotavirus gastroenteritis was first licensed in 1998 but was withdrawn in 1999 because of its association with an uncommon type of bowel obstruction called “intussusception.” Yet a “slightly adapted” form of the vaccine was added to the NZ immunization schedule on 1 July 2014.

These poor guinea pig children. We nearly lost our little boy, but hey at least they got another statistic. Though with the results being negative, our experience will undoubtedly be swept under the rug.
We spent the weeks before our immunization date researching exactly what ingredients made up each vaccine and their effect on the body. It took a long time to find reliable information on possible side effects and consequences. With the statistics (which I can almost guarantee are no longer accurate) provided, we decided to take the chance and go ahead with these immunizations. In our minds contracting Rotavirus itself would be ten times worse than the pain of the quick vaccine. In hindsight if we knew the complete risks and statistics involved we would not have gone ahead.

The vaccine which was meant to prevent our child from contracting Rotavirus instead guaranteed he would experience it in full force and suffer every possible complication that can go with the virus.

Tonight, we sit next to our fragile 3-month-old, unable to hold him and can only watch as he struggles with pain. I’m so angry and heartbroken. My children will no longer be guinea pigs!!!
Parents please be vigilant and do your own research before allowing your child to be injected with something that can cause potential harm. Ask questions, demand accurate and reliable statistics and seek answers. Don’t just give consent. Give informed consent.

This is our story. I’m not suggesting nor implying that you don’t immunize. Each to their own. Take what you will from this. But this is what happened to us. We are devastated.”