In the U.S., when a baby dies from a vaccine the first thing the medical community does is deny it has anything to do with vaccines. Then, they simply don’t report it so no one- besides the family- knows it happened. And, if for some reason word does get out, the mainstream media totally ignores it so that the government and Big Pharma can continue the party line that vaccines are necessary and safe.

In contrast, however, when a sweet and innocent baby dies from a vaccine in the Philippines, it’s all over the mainstream news throughout the country:

“PARENTS are calling for an investigation on the death of their 3-month-old baby who died after getting [the] pentavalent vaccine at a health center in Sitio Abuno, Barangay Pajac in Lapu-Lapu City. The baby, Ghir Vaughn McReign Igoy, was immunized last Wednesday, November 8.

Igoy’s mother, Gian Millicent, said that a certain midwife Grace Mailingin was the one who injected the pentavalent vaccine on her son. Igoy said that her baby experienced seizures the following day, November 9, [so] she took her son to Doctor Ouano Hospital in Lapu-Lapu City but was advised to go to another hospital. The baby was transferred at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center on the same day.”1

According to Unicef, the pentavalent vaccine is a combo containing diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza type b (the bacteria that causes meningitis, pneumonia, and otitis).

Riel Igoy, the baby’s grandfather, and his mother are asking for an investigation into the incident, “For my Beloved Grandson, I am asking to investigate the person who immunized my 3-month-old grandson at the Abuno Health Center in Barangay Pajac last Wednesday),” Riel said on his Facebook post on Sunday.”2 His Facebook post went on to say that he saw a neighbor’s child get immunized at the same time by the same person and both experienced seizures and had to be seen by a nurse and doctor. Sadly, both babies died the same day.

The Mayor of Lapu-Lapu City, Paz Radaza, said that the local government plans to investigate the matter.

Our hearts go out to the parents of sweet, Ghir Vaughn, who will be buried tomorrow. We cannot imagine the pain they are going through.

How many children have to die before governments and vaccine makers are more willing to look at each child as an individual, rather than just a dollar sign?

Sources and References

  1. SunStar, November 14, 2017.
  2. SunStar, November 14, 2017.