After two babies died within minutes of receiving the MMR vaccine, the Samoan government has launched an inquiry (the police are also investigating) and the head of the Ministry of Health in Samoa has ordered the immediate recall of all measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines.

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Samoan Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, expressed his condolences to the families on Monday and said:

“I have called a full inquiry into the circumstances leading up to this devastating incident which I do not take lightly. There are already processes that will determine if negligence is a factor. And if so, rest assured those processes will be implemented to the letter to ensure that such a tragedy will not be repeated and those responsible will be made to answer.”1

Leausa Take Naseri, director general of health has paused the vaccination program until the inquiry into the babies deaths is complete, as well as called for a forensic autopsy on both babies. And hospital staff involved were “removed for their own safety.”2

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Typically given in two doses in early childhood, the MMR vaccine is supposed to protect against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella. However, it is dangerous; Merck Pharmaceuticals is actually being sued by their own virologists because of the inefficacy of the vaccine. Not to mention, the dangers we now know about, thanks to whistleblower William Thompson (make sure to watch Vaxxed: From cover-up to catastrophe, for more information).

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If you chose to vaccinate, just make sure you do so with all the facts. Do not be afraid to ask questions or ask for vaccine inserts. You are your childs only and best advocate.

Sources and References

  1. CNN, July 10, 2018.
  2. CNN, July 10, 2018.