And people think that is good for children’s developing immune systems…
Children are being given the wrong vaccinations and repeat doses of jabs they have already had due to mix-ups at GPs’ surgeries.
Nearly 1,000 safety incidents involving child immunisations were reported in a single year.
Of those studied in detail, more than a third involved babies and children given a different vaccine to the one they were supposed to have.
Other blunders included delays to children having important vaccinations, infants given drugs that were out of date and allergic reactions.
Well no big deal, they aren’t their kids are they…
It is said all of the incidents could have been avoided if doctors or nurses had checked medical records or drug details thoroughly.
Last night campaigners said these mistakes were the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and expressed fears of a ‘vaccine overload’ from Britain’s growing childhood immunisation schedule.
A report by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), the watchdog which monitors NHS errors, looked at 949 incidents involving jabs reported in 2007. A detailed study was made of 138 of these cases, picked at random. Eight caused children ‘moderate harm’.
In 36 per cent of cases a child was given the wrong vaccination. If the sample is representative, it means that hundreds are given the wrong immunisation every year. And, as the reporting of incidents by medical professionals is voluntary, the true number could be much higher.
In 23 per cent of incidents there were errors in documenting the vaccine, while there were delays in 17 per cent of cases. Other problems included incorrect storage of the jabs or out-of-date vaccines having to be thrown away.
GP Dr Richard Halvorsen, of the Babyjabs clinic in Central London, said: ‘These cases are probably the tip of the iceberg. It’s worrying when children are getting the wrong vaccines at the wrong times but it’s an inevitable consequence of the vaccination schedule, which is one of the most complex in the world.
‘Of course things are going to go wrong – it’s a recipe for mistakes.’
Children receive 32 immunisations before they reach four. And the Government is now discussing whether also to give chickenpox and flu jabs. The most controversial vaccine is combined measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
Jackie Fletcher, of campaign group Justice, Action, Basic Support (JABS), said: ‘Children are sometimes given MMR when they go to get their pre-school booster for diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough, even if parents have explicitly said they do not want them to have it. To think mistakes occur time and time again is horrendous.’
Previously healthy Jodie Marchant, who is now 17, was left severely brain-damaged and with a gut disorder after being given seven vaccines in a single jab at 14 months. Her parents, Bill and Pat, from Southampton, had requested that she was given only MMR.
A claim for damages failed because there was not enough research into the vaccines. The Marchants are now suing their GP practice. Mr Marchant, 68, said: ‘To think so many other children suffer vaccine mix-ups is appalling.’
Not enough research to sue, but enough to inject into millions of children? That is fucking insane, and people wonder why parents are more and more reluctant to get their children shot up with this shit.
The NPSA said new packaging guidelines for jabs would ‘eradicate’ errors.
The Department of Health said: ‘Staff are trained to administer vaccines safely, follow the childhood immunisation schedule and to record it all.’
Horseshit. There is more to the vaccination program than they tell the serfs…