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Three Infants in Pakistan Die After Receiving Polio Vaccine


According to news reports, 4,000 families refused to administer their children with OPV last month in the Punjab area due to fear of the adverse effects of the vaccine, which can cause vaccine strain polio paralysis.


Three infants, ages one month to one year old, are reported to have died in Shaheen Muslim Town in Peshwar, Pakistan after receiving the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV).  Family members said that the health of the children gradually deteriorated after being injected with the vaccine. News reports state that five other children were also adversely affected after getting IPV shots.1 2

Pakistan Health Ministry officials have noted that the only reaction to the IPV vaccine is anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction), which officials claim only occurs immediately after injection.1

Relatives of the deceased children held a protest against public health workers involved in the polio vaccination campaign, accusing them of giving the children what they termed “expired injections.” They demanded the government stop the vaccinations and hold the health officials accountable for the deaths.

The coordinator of the Emergency Polio Center, Atifur Rehman, told news sources that the children were not given IPV but were given the oral polio vaccine (OPV) that was to expire in 2019-20. However, Rehamn added that a committee of health experts and pediatricians has been formed to investigate the cause of the infant deaths.1

Meanwhile, the last phase of the polio vaccination campaign of 2017-18 in Pakistan is set to begin this month. The Pakistani government has estimated that a total of 23.8 million children under five years of age will be targeted in the vaccination campaign using live attenuated OPV. According to news reports, 4,000 families refused to administer their children with OPV last month in the Punjab area due to fear of the adverse effects of the vaccine, which can cause vaccine strain polio paralysis.3

In March 2018, three children died in Pakistan after getting the measles vaccine.4 In the same month, two children died in India following pentavalent vaccination (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B, HIB combination vaccine).5 In January 2018, a baby in Kenya died after receiving the measles vaccine.6


1 MENAFN. Pakistan – ‘Three Die of Polio Vaccine in Shaheen Town Peshwar”. MENAFN.com Apr. 30, 2017.
2 Web Desk. Polio Vaccine Allegedly Kills 3 Infants. Daily Times Apr. 30, 2018.
3 Web Desk. Country-wide Polio Vaccination Campaign From Monday. Geo.tv May. 6, 2018.
4 TVR Staff. Three Children Die in Pakistan After Getting Measles Vaccine. The Vaccine Reaction Mar. 16, 2018.
5 TVR Staff. Two Infants in India Die Following Pentavalent Vaccination. The Vaccine Reaction Mar.15, 2018.
6 TVR Staff. Kenyan Baby Dies After Receiving Measles Vaccine. The Vaccine Reaction Jan. 22, 2018.

8 Responses to Three Infants in Pakistan Die After Receiving Polio Vaccine

  1. our help Reply

    May 21, 2018 at 5:57 am

    The main problem is that Health Ministry is not responsible for any possibly adverse effects of the vaccine. Parents are held at gunpoint, and, they are forced to vaccinate their kids.

  2. Dan Reply

    May 18, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Were these Bill Gates vaccines?

  3. Law2001 Reply

    May 14, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    We have the equal inherent inalienable right to bodily intake and exclusion. This is a universal right, although it can be seen in the US bill of rights amendment 9 which reserves rights to the people.

    Without this right, some organization could make any claim to force anything on the people or prevent them taking in something.

    We can see this play out in the US with marijuana. I urge people to not take it, except for end-of-life pain management, yet support the equal right of intake and exclusion, like freedom of speech.

  4. JD Reply

    May 14, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Yah, orificial officials have already changed the story. No one will ever be sure.
    Drugs are not lawfully tested on American children, thus we pay third-world folks who are desperate enough to risk kit.
    Can we trust any of their reporting? Can we trust any of our own reporting?
    Unless you’ve got your own reporter, wherever, you get the AP feed, or the “news,” from some org that gets the AP feed.
    And maybe any “news” can then be further manipulated, to promote whatever side of whatever argument you like.

  5. Debra Wieden Reply

    May 14, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Why inject a healthy baby with toxins to make pharmaceutical companies more money.

  6. Elijah Varga Reply

    May 14, 2018 at 12:22 am

    In countries like Pakistan, vaccinations are administered under gun point.When damages occur such as these, nobody held accountable – Sad,sad world we live in.

  7. Dianna Marie gloria Reply

    May 13, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Stop all these mandated poisoning vaccinations! Highly toxic! Killing and brain damaging our children!

    • Cassandra Reply

      May 16, 2018 at 7:29 am

      Diana..I couldn’t agree more. In parts of the USA they are now sending parents to prison for failing to vaccinate. It’s disgusting that parents have no say in what the government injects our children with.

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