An alarming study published in the prestigious journal Vaccine finds that children in Africa are receiving inappropriately timed and spaced vaccines at epidemic rates.
A highly concerning study published in Vaccine titled “Evaluation of invalid vaccine doses in 31 countries of the WHO African Region,” reveals that infants within the countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region are routinely being given inappropriately timed and spaced vaccine doses, presumably putting them at far greater risk of vaccine associated adverse health effects. Remarkably, this is the first study of its kind to systematically evaluate invalid vaccine doses in the African Region.
The study used data from a decade’s worth of vaccine records from 31 African region countries representing a population of 134,442 individuals, and determined invalidly timed and spaced vaccinations for three vaccines (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis [DTP1, DTP3] and measles-containing vaccine (MCV)) using WHO criteria.
The study found the median percentages of invalid DTP1, DTP3 and MCV vaccinations across all countries were 12.1% (interquartile range, 9.4–15.2%), 5.7% (5.0–7.6%), and 15.5% (10.0–18.1%), respectively. Moreover, they found:
- That of the invalid DTP1 vaccinations, 7.4% and 5.5% were administered at child’s age of less than one and two weeks, respectively.
- In 12 countries, the proportion of invalid DTP3 vaccinations administered with an interval of less than two weeks before the preceding dose varied between 30% and 50%.
- In 13 countries, the proportion of MCV doses administered at child’s age of less than six months varied between 20% and 45%.
The study found,”a substantial proportion of children in this region were vaccinated earlier than recommended or received vaccine doses spaced inappropriately close to each other.”
The study also acknowledged that presently the criteria with which the success of the immunization campaign in Africa are evaluated is based solely on coverage levels but does not take into account whether these vaccines are being administered properly, i.e. their so-called “validity.”
The study has a number of disturbing implications. First, it is known that vaccination timing can profoundly affect both the risk of adverse effects and its claimed effectiveness. Generally, the earlier that vaccines are administered, and the shorter the interval between them, the more likely they will cause harm, including sudden infant death, which we have reported previously here. Also, the recent CDC whistleblower scandal revealed that the agency knew that the sooner African-American boys were vaccinated with MMR the higher their risk of autism (3.4 fold increased risk). Clearly this link between vaccine timeliness and adverse effects is so well known that even the CDC and the mainstream media has chosen to cover it up.
Second, because early or poorly spaced vaccinations are classified as invalid by the WHO some countries recommend repeating them at the appropriate age, this further increases the risk additive or synergistic adverse health effects from over-vaccination.
Like so many studies published in journals like Vaccine that assume a priori the benefits of vaccination outweigh their risks, the authors concluded that while invalid vaccinations are surprisingly common in African countries, the real risk is in the failure to optimally protect against vaccine-preventable infections and not the health risks of the inappropriately administered vaccines themselves:
“Timing of childhood vaccinations should be improved to ensure an optimal protection against vaccine-preventable infections and to avoid unnecessary wastage in these economically deprived countries.”
This is all the more disingenuous considering that research already exists revealing that certain vaccine campaigns in Africa have resulted in increased risk of death, as well as the accumulating body of research showing over a hundred adverse health effects linked to vaccination signaled by the peer-reviewed published literature itself. There are also highly concerning reports that African children have been enrolled in dangerous vaccine experiments without their parent’s consent.
Studies like this demonstrate just how illusory is the concept that global vaccine agendas such as occurring in Africa are actually working. We should expect that at the very least the vaccines should be administered appropriately, presumably as the scientific evidence itself dictates, for there to be any assurance that they will produce safe and effective outcomes. Sadly, however, the evidence itself increasingly points to the dramatic disconnect between vaccine policy and their real-world effects.
Article Contributed by Sayer Ji, Founder of GreenMedInfo.com.
Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded Greenmedinfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.