Mike Adams has uncovered another conspiracy about vaccines!
He has discovered “a vaccine document on the FDA’s own website that openly admits vaccines are linked to autism.”
It’s the package insert for Tripedia, a DTaP vaccine that was discontinued in 2011.
Like his finding mercury in a flu shot that was not thimerosal free, the only thing that is “shocking” about this stuff that is that people fall for it.
What Package Inserts Say About SIDS and Autism
He found autism.
But like SIDS, it was at the end of the section of Adverse Reactions where they were very clear that “events are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequencies or to establish a causal relationship to components of Tripedia vaccine.”
These adverse reactions are listed “because of the seriousness OR frequency of reporting.” They are not included because they are serious AND frequent, as some anti-vaccine sites like to proclaim.
“These lists of “adverse events” can look scary because they include so many problems, ranging from minor to life-threatening. The thing to remember is that this section lists everything that happened to or was reported by people taking the medicine, regardless of whether it had any connection to the medicine.”
Epilepsy Foundation on How to Read A Package Insert
And that they are listed is certainly not evidence that they are caused by the vaccine. Antivaccine sites typically leave out this part of the package insert – “it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequencies or to establish a causal relationship.”
What Else Do Package Inserts Say
Package inserts (in the Adverse Events section) must include everything that happens during the clinical trials for the vaccine.
You wouldn’t think that a motor vehicle accident or accidental drowning would really be caused by a vaccine, would you? But they are also listed in the Tripedia package insert.
Vaccine package inserts do have a lot of good information. Although designed for use by health professionals, they are readily available for parents to read too.
But don’t let folks misuse them to scare you away from vaccinating and protecting your kids. Get educated about what is and what isn’t in a package insert and what it all means.
What To Know About What Package Inserts Really Say
Although included in some vaccine package inserts, none actually claim that vaccines cause SIDS or autism.
More on What Package Inserts Say About SIDS and Autism:
- Package Inserts
- FDA – Draft Guidance for Industry: Postmarketing Safety Reporting for Human Drug and Biological Products Including Vaccines
- FDA – Guidance for Industry: FDA Review of Vaccine Labeling Requirements for Warnings, Use Instructions, and Precautionary Information
- Argument by Vaccine Package Inserts – debunking myths
- Package Inserts – Understanding What They Do (and Don’t) Say
- Vaccine Package Inserts: Not all you should be reading
- Anti-vaccine parents and the package insert paradox
- Debunking anti-vaccine arguments: VAERS, package inserts, and the VICP do not prove that vaccines are dangerous
- The vaccine package insert paradox
- Myths That Keep People From Vaccinating Their Kids
- How to Read A Package Insert