MENZB Vaccine More Hazardous than Party Pills

Published: Wed 28 Dec 2005 12:51 AM
Meningococcal Vaccine More Hazardous than Party Pills
Press Release
Ron Law
Risk & Policy Analyst
Barbara Sumner Burstyn
After spending $200 million on the development and release of the MeNZB™ vaccine, data released quietly by the Ministry of Health confirms that it has failed to work.
In Counties Manukau, ground zero for meningococcal disease, from January to October (inclusive) there have been eight cases of meningococcal disease due to the epidemic strain in under twenty year old, six in fully vaccinated children, and two in partially or unvaccinated children.
In the Waikato there has been a 60 percent increase in case numbers for all age groups since the introduction of the vaccine, including two unreported deaths.
Among the many officially reported and unofficially collected cases of side effects of the vaccine the Ministry of Health website records 49 seizures for the 2.8 million doses of MeNZB(tm).
Paradoxically, after six years and 20 million doses of legal party pills consumed in New Zealand there have been 15 recorded seizures. In other words, a dose of MeNZB(tm) appears to be 23 times more hazardous than party pills.

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