The hepatitis B vaccine has been approved for all U.S. infants at birth, but is it really safe? For a "preventative" vaccination, the amount of complications associated with the hepatitis B vaccination are quite shocking. In fact, a number of peer-reviewed studies have found a relationship between the hep B vaccination and infant deaths both in the U.S. and Europe. With links to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), multiple sclerosis, and numerous chronic autoimmune disorders, some doctors are speaking out against the dangers of the hep B vaccine.
The debate over the dangers of the hepatitis B vaccine may in fact be over, according to a court case reported on by Child Health Safety. In a case in which the court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, who had developed systemic lupus erythematosus as a result of receiving the hep B vaccine, the U.S. government was forced to admit that the vaccine led to the development of the disease. While the plaintiff was deceased at the time the decision was made, it was a landmark case in the fight to uncover the truth regarding the hepatitis B injection. The United States Court of Federal Claims document explains:
"Tambra Harris ... filed a petition for compensation alleging that she suffered certain injuries as a result of receiving a vaccination. Among the injuries petitioner alleged that she had suffered as a result of receiving a hepatitis B vaccination was systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) ... A lump sum of $475,000.00 in the form of a check payable to petitioner as Administratrix of the Estate of Tambra Harris."
Dr. Jane Orient of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) testified to Congress regarding the severe health dangers associated with the hepatitis B inoculation, stating: "For most children, the risk of a serious vaccine reaction may be 100 times greater than the risk of hepatitis B."
With a little research into the transmission of hep B, government-backed infant hep B shots seem even more unnecessarily risky. Hep B is a viral infection that mainly targets the liver, and it is spread through direct contact with body fluids -- particularly blood and semen. Hep B is mostly transmitted through lifestyle choices such as unprotected sex or intravenous drug use involving sharing needles. These are not conditions that pertain to newborn babies, or perhaps the majority of people. Due to the strange decision to vaccinate newborn babies with hep B shots and a number of other factors, people have been questioning the safety and effectiveness of the hep B vaccination for years. The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) reported in the 90's, after the government began promoting the use of the hep B vaccinations:
"In increasing numbers, parents across the country are contacting the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) to report opposition to regulations being enacted by state health department officials that legally require children to be injected with three doses of hepatitis B vaccine before being allowed to attend daycare, kindergarten, elementary school, high school or college.
"Simultaneously, as more schools and employers bow to pressure from government health officials and require individuals to show proof they have been injected with hepatitis B vaccine before being allowed to get an education or a job, reports of serious health problems following hepatitis B vaccination among children and adults are multiplying."
For a "preventative" measure, the hep B vaccination sure does seem to carry a number of extreme risks. Due to an immune system that has not fully developed, newborn babies are particularly susceptible to toxic substances, making the already risky hep B vaccine even more of a hazard. Examine the research, read the reports by a number of doctors, and educate before you vaccinate.