Everyone’s doing it. So should you. Are we talking about the COVID-19 vaccine? Nope!
If you received a new drug and you started a fever within 48 hours, would you wonder if the drug were the cause?
What if you collapsed or experienced a shock-like state within that same 48 hours?
Maybe you experienced a seizure within three days of taking the medication. Would you think you should discontinue the use of the medicine?
According to the CDC, none of these three potential adverse reactions are a problem. If you experienced any of the above after receiving a DTP or DTaP injection (See note—Diptheria, Tetanus, etc.), the CDC recommends you receive another dose of the vaccine.
In fact, the CDC labels these potential reactions as “Conditions incorrectly perceived as contraindications or precautions to vaccination (i.e. vaccines may be given under these conditions).” https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/general-recs/contraindications.html
The CDC basically gives advice that a family history of seizures, sudden infant death syndrome, a family history of an adverse event after the same shots do not give rise to concern over whether you should receive the vaccination.
While I am a fan of vaccinations, and even have had my DTP shot, I found this chart alarming.
Why is the government telling healthcare providers and citizens to disregard family medical history and a patient’s own experiences when taking a medication for the good of the public? Seems odd sense when you go to every doctor you fill out forms about your family’s medical history.
Maybe it’s not surprising that the FDA/CDC are completely disregarding more than 3,837 deaths of which 1,172 happened the day of the COVID-19 shot or the day following the shot. That’s a whole lot of coincidences in the United States. (Reported from government’s own data: VAERs as of 4/30/2021)
What difference does it make that CDC makes a recommendation? Well, in the case of vaccinations, if a school or employer follows CDC guidelines in determining what medical exemption they will accept as a reason for you or your child NOT to be vaccinated, then these recommendations are significant.
And here we are with brand spanking new COVID-19 shots. No matter who the source of information is, even if it’s the CDC and FDA, ask questions, do your homework. Make your medical decisions with a doctor who has done research, not just relied on what the hospital, government or pharmaceutical companies have said.
Just food for thought.
Note: Vaccination abbreviations:
DTP: Diptheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid and pertussis
DTaP: Dipthereia and tetanus toxoids and accellular pertussis