Hep A Havrix: Aluminum Hydroxide, Amino Acids, Formaldehyde or Formalin, MRC-5 Cellular Protein, Neomycin Sulfate, 2-Phenoxyethanol, Phosphate Buffers, Polysorbate
Hep A Vaqta: Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate, Bovine Albumin or Serum, DNA, Formaldehyde or Formalin, MRC-5 Cellular Protein, Sodium Borate
(remember only you can decide what is best for your child...but for legal reasons I have to say: Only you and your doctor can decide what is best for your child. Sad world we live in folks. Education is the key to freedom. I am not telling you to NOT vaccinate...I am just telling you to educate yourself)
Please click read more to find out what each of these components or ingredients is.
Aluminum Hydroxide: Is a naturally occurring mineral. It is an antacid. Aluminum hydroxide may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Aluminum hydroxide side effects: severe stomach pain or constipation. Bloody, black, or tarry stools. Coughing up blood that looks like coffee grounds. Pain when you urinate. Extreme drowsiness, tired, loss of appetite, and muscle weakness.
Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate: This is a proprietary formulation of Merck. It is functionally distinct from traditional aluminum phosphate and aluminum hydroxide adjuvants. It is structurally related to aluminum phosphate. If you would like to learn more about this proprietary formulation: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17581283
Amino Acids: One of a large group of organic compounds marked by the presence of both an amino group and a carboxyl group. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and the end products of protein digestion
Bovine Albumin or Serum : Pert. To cattle, derived from cattle
DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid: the molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. Sorry, I don’t know if the DNA is from the Bovine or from the MRC-5…I will attempt to ascertain this information at a later date. L
Formaldehyde or Formalin A colorless, pungent, irritant gas commonly made by oxidation of methyl alcohol, the simplest member of the aldehyde group. An aqueous solution of 37% formaldehyde (formalin) is used as a preservative. This CHEMICAL has been SHOWN TO BE CARCINOGENIC in certain animals and may be carcinogenic in HUMANS.
MRC-5 Cellular Protein: Human Fetal Lung Fibroblast Cells. Initiated in September 1966 by J.P. Jacobs, the cell line was derived from the human lung tissue of a 14 week old male fetus aborted from a 27-year old woman. (You can learn more by visiting Molecular Expressions at: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/techniques/fluorescence/gallery/cells/mrc5/mrc5cells.html
Neomycin Sulfate: is an antibiotic. It can be used to suppress intestinal bacteria.
Phosphate Buffers : Is a pH buffer solution.
Polysorbate: nonionic surface-active agents composed of polyoxyethylene esters of sorbitol. They usually contain associated fatty acids. Which include 20,40,60 and 80, which are used in preparing pharmaceuticals. These polysorbates have the trade names of Tween 20…40 and so forth.
Sodium Borate: is a naturally occurring mineral based on element boron. It is a pH Adjuster, Buffering.
Vaqta Hep A Package Insert: http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/v/vaqta/vaqta_pi.pdf
Havrix Package Insert: https://www.gsksource.com/gskprm/htdocs/documents/HAVRIX.PDF
Highlights from Havrix Insert: Contraindications: Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose of any hepatitis A-containing vaccine, or to any component of HAVRIX, including neomycin.
Adverse Reactions: In studies of children 11 to 25 months of age, the most frequently reported solicited local reactions were pain (32%) and redness (29%). Common solicited general adverse events were irritability (42%), drowsiness (28%), and loss of appetite (28%). (6.1)
***Please pay special attention to Drowsiness, Irritability, and Loss of appetite…all with a higher than 28%. I use to think this was nothing, but the more that I look at Infectious disease and chemical compounds used as adjuvants in vaccines…the more I see that drowsiness may be a symptom of something else.
***Please pay special attention to Irritability. I use to think this was nothing as well.
***Here is an important note there is a difference in Solicited, Unsolicited, and Consumer adverse reaction reports. These are important to understand when you are looking at package inserts.
Here are the Medical Definitions of them:
Solicited reports are reports derived from organized data collection systems, which include clinical trials, post-approval named patient use programs, other patient support and disease management programs, surveys of patients or healthcare providers, or information gathering on efficacy or patient compliance. Adverse event reports obtained from any of these should NOT be considered spontaneous.
Unsolicited Reports would be of the following:
A spontaneous report is an unsolicited communication by healthcare professionals or consumers to a company, regulatory authority or other organization (e.g. WHO, Regional Centers, Poison Control Center) that describes one or more adverse drug reactions in a patient who was given one or more medicinal products and that does not derive from a study or any organized data collection scheme. Stimulated reporting may occur in certain situations, such as a notification by a “Dear Healthcare Professional” letter, a publication in the press, or questioning of healthcare professionals by company representatives. These reports should be considered spontaneous.
Consumer adverse reaction reports should be handled as spontaneous reports irrespective of any subsequent “medical confirmation”, a process required by some authorities for reportability. Even if reports received from consumers do not qualify for regulatory reporting, the cases should be retained. Emphasis should be placed on the quality of the report and not on its source.
Unsolicited adverse reactions: 1 to 10% of clinical trail subjects: Anorexia, Nausea, Fatigue, and fever greater than 99.5 F.
Unsolicited adverse reactions: less than 1% (or as high as 1%): Pharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infections, lymphadenopathy, Insomnia, Dysgeusia, hypertonia, photophobia, Vertigo, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, pruritus, rash, urticarial, arthralgia, myalgia, injection site hematoma, creatine phosphokinase increased.
Hemolysis: Is the destruction of red blood cells (RBCs) because of RBC disease or because of their exposure to drugs, toxins, artificial heart valves, antibodies, some infections, or snake venoms. The cell membranes are destroyed directly or through antibody-mediated lysis. Donor antibodies in blood products cause hemolysis associated with transfusion reactions. Autoantibodies develop as the result of disease, in response to certain drugs, or in Rh-negative mother’s. Viral and bacterial infections are frequent causes of hemolysis in children whose RBC membranes are very fragile. (Streptococci, staphylococci, tetanus bacillus, smallpox and diphtheria) (Interesting…Need to read more on this. Put a chemical in the body that can cause hemolysis….but we put that chemical in to stop tetanus and diphtheria because it can cause this??? The more I research, the more I have questions.) When hemolysis is gradual, patients compensate for the resulting anemia, reporting only fatigue (FATIGUE: cross reference fatigue in side-effect if 2-phenoxyethanol is used) and slight tachycardia with physical exertion.
Cross reference of disease and risk. Hep A: 6 and under 70% asymptomatic. Older: symptomatic is at 70%: jaundice. Of these 11 to 22 percent will go into the hospital. Pre-vaccine 100 deaths a year.
Why Vaccine? The medical care cost and WORK LOSS DAYS. Average adult will lose 27 works days. Average indirect cost is 1,817 to 2,459 per adult and 433 to 1492 per pediatric case. In 1989 the estimated annual U.S. total cost for Hep A was around 200 million.
Well how much does the vaccine cost? Around 117.00 per shot
Number crunching: At its Peak Hep A had 60,000 cases in America a year, with a 100 death rate. With the high end…only assuming all were adults…as the low end would yield different number that is about 13,200 hospitlizations a year.
The cost for vaccine: 3.9 million kids were born in 2012….3.9 x 90% compliance vaccine rate is 3.5 million (roughly) 3.5 x 117.00 (though 2 is needed) 410,670,000…. Hmm
Then if you look at the 1% of adverse events? Which would be 35,000 adverse events…
And if you look at the 1 to 10% adverse events? Which would be 35,000 to 350,000
Now these ADVERSE EVENTS are important. WHY??? Because per the law, ALL ADVERSE EVENTS ARE TO BE REPORTED. But they are not. VAERS only receives around 30,000 actual reports. With only 13% being classified as serious. (Serious is life threatening illness or death, hospitalization, and disability) Even that 3,900 seems like a lot…but it has to be wrong.
Add up those cost…
But do you want to be about the money? I don’t….
So from a humanistic point of view, all money aside…
Hep A 60,000….under age 6: 18,000 would have symptoms, of these 3,960 would be hospitalized…100 total deaths.
But of course these numbers change dependent on your medical source. Taber said it use to affect about 90,000 a year, only half whom develop clinically obvious infections. Hep A does not produce a carrier state and does not cause chronic hepatitis. The course of the illness is usually mild, although it can be severe. (Well that didn’t really help: usually, can be…I think I would like more precise measures…but it is what it is)