Vaccine Injury Awareness Month in October

Vaccine Injury Awareness Month in October

October like all months has many awareness campaigns.  Some organizations use this time raising money for their cause, while others are simply taking a month to raise awareness.  Vaccine Damage Awareness is such cause, the mission for October is to raise awareness of vaccine injury as well as highlight the many individuals who had suffered an injury.

Vaccine Injury & Unusual Vaccine Reactions

There are thousands of children and adults who were damaged by routine vaccines.  While the law says they should be compensated, the reality is few ever are and the ones who are fight long battles to finally reach pay off day.  Where does this money come from?  The vaccine compensation act of 1986 trust fund. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund provides funding for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to compensate vaccine-related injury or death claims for covered vaccines administered on or after October 1, 1988.

This fund is support via a 75 cent tax of vaccine which are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and most comply administrated to children. The Department of Treasury collects the excise taxes and manages the Fund’s investments. It would seem simple, if a vaccine damage happens then it is reported, a case if filed and compensation follows.  This sadly is far from reality.

Many case of vaccine damaged are never recorded or reported.

Rules of what is considered a normal reaction to a vaccine have changed so that warning signs of impending damage will be written off as normal responses to being vaccinated. Less than 80% of children damaged will have a day in court, let alone win once there.

The following is a list of things that are not normal reactions for a child to have, yet if reported, the parents may be assured this is a normal vaccine reaction: 

Reactions to be watchful for

While not every vaccine injury is as obvious as the ones listed above, even small changes should be watched and noted. Once damaged, a parent has only a short window of time to file for compensation to even hope to have a day in court.

I am asking that this month you take time to familiarize yourself with the many issues with vaccines.  I ask that as you read studies you do your homework, look to see who is paid to do the study, who on that board stands to benefit financially from the sell of vaccines.  Take time to read and listen to parents who have walked this journey first hand, and learn from them rather than judge them.

One of the places to start is The Thinking Moms’ Revolution either the website, book or facebook page.  Connect with parents who have dealt with vaccine issues first hand and have studied how to reverse the damage as much as possible.

Most of all, show respect.  Vaccine damaged children did their part for the allusive and highly pushed herd immunity,  but once damaged, are left to fend for themselves, and are tosses aside by the general population as collective causalities. I am that Mother who did everything right, who followed doctor and government recommendations including vaccines, and found my son a member of the collective causality end.  I am still shocked at how cold and callus people are toward the victims of vaccine damage.

To date John has logged over half a million dollars in treatments, therapies, and necessary medical interventions just to keep him alive.  He is one of the 80% who had his court case dismissed.  For me this is his month, a time to share his story and journey. Join me in this venture.

I thank you, and so does John.



By | 2013-10-17T09:00:06+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Cheryl Bailey

Cheryl Bailey is a freelance/ghost writer who lives North Mississippi. She is the mom of two grown sons the youngest was disabled after a vaccine injury left him without any physical skills or speech. Cheryl now works to advocate for all persons of disability, and frequently writes about life with John, subject of A View in the Mirror. Her other passions include sewing, gardening, and spending time her dog Cindy and any stray cats that choose to call her back porch home. When not working as an advocate for persons with disabilities, she can be found working for Soldiers Angels in support of our troops.

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