Posts Tagged ‘vaccination’

The Vaccination Decision

March 1, 2010

Dawn Waterhouse will once again be running her vaccination workshop ‘The Vaccination Decision – it is not easy is it!’ taking place in April.

The Vaccination Decision – it is not easy is it
2010 will bring this workshop to it’s third year!  The 2009 workshop brought parents and parents to be from all over the country together to open mindedly explore vaccination and the options available.  The session ended with us gathering at our local public house for liquid refreshment and a meal.*  The feedback has been fantastic and there are still more requests for this workshop to be run again.

The workshop will run on Sunday 18th April 2010 from 10am to 12.30am.  The venue is Abberton and Langenhoe Village Hall, Edward Marke Drive, Abberton, CO5 7LP.  To book or find out further details please register your interest with Dawn, either by email dawn_waterhouse@homeopathy-soh.org or telephone 01206 735 780.

Your investment in this workshop is £35 per couple, which includes light refreshments and notes to take home with you. Well worth it if you are anxious about what other people will say! This workshop will help you appreciate other angles of the decision-making process.

*by separate arrangement

Visit www.dawnwaterhouse.co.uk for more information.

Teenager dies after HPV vaccination

September 29, 2009

A teenage girl has died shortly after receiving the HPV vaccination at her school. 14 year old Natalie Morton from Coventry was given the injection yesterday and later died in hospital. Her school have issued a letter to parents stating that Natalie died from a ‘rare but extreme reaction’ after having the vaccination, although her official cause of death has not been confirmed.

Three other girls from the same school complained of possible side effects after being vaccinated with Cervarix however none were hospitalised.

Although the teenager’s death has not been officially linked to the HPV jab, NHS Coventry has quarantined the batch of Cervarix being used as a precautionary measure. The UK is the only country who has chosen to use Cervarix, rather than the US-favoured Gardasil. Cervarix is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline UK.

Dr Caron Grainger, joint director for public health for NHS Coventry and Coventry city council, said: “Our sympathies are with the girl’s family and friends at this difficult time. The incident happened shortly after the girl had received her HPV vaccine in the school. No link can be made between the death and the vaccine until all the facts are known and a postmortem takes place. We are conducting an urgent and full investigation into the events surrounding this tragedy.”

Dr Pim Kon, medical director at GlaxoSmithKline UK offered the company’s deepest sympathies to Natalie’s family and friends. She said: “We are working with the Department of Health and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to better understand this case, as at this stage the exact cause of this tragic death is unknown.”

In our 2008/2009 issue of Passion, we reported on the safety and possible side effects of the  HPV vaccination and featured advice from a variety of sources from the Dept of Health to the Vaccine Awareness Network, through to mothers and homeopaths. To make an informed decision about vaccination, please visit Vaccine Risk Awareness or The Informed Parent in addition to the NHS information sites.

Swine flu vaccination protest

September 28, 2009

A protest is being held on 3rd October in London to protest the upcoming mandatory swine flu vaccine campaign. The protest takes place on Saturday, 3rd October 2009 at 12 noon, opposite House of Lords, Old Palace Yard, Westminster, London. For more details on the protest please visit the Vaccine Awareness Network.

HPV vaccine news

April 7, 2009

The Christmas issue of Passion featured an article about the new HPV vaccination programme. From Autumn 2008, all 12-13 year old girls in England have been offered the HPV vaccine in a bid to fight cervical cancer.  A catch-up programme began earlier this year to target girls up to 18 years of age. The introduction of the vaccine was controversial as it does not protect against all forms of HPV and as HPV is symptom-free, regular cervical screening is still essential. It was also unclear how safe the vaccine, Cervarix, was and how thoroughly it had been tested before being launched across the UK. 

This week, several girls have been featured in the press having fallen ill soon after being vaccinated with Cervarix. A recent report from the MHRA showed that out of the 700,000 girls vaccinated in 2008, over 1,300 girls had officially reported an adverse reaction. These reactions include fainting, black outs, dizziness, convulsions, exhaustion, aching joints, sore arms, nausea, sight problems and numbness in the limbs.

Winner for Dawn Waterhouse’s workshop

February 23, 2009

We recently ran an exclusive blog competition to win a place on one of homeopath Dawn Waterhouse’s upcoming workshops. The winner was Emma Kirk, who has won a place on ‘The Vaccination Decision – it’s not easy is it?’ workshop, taking place on 15th March.

More information on Dawn’s workshops can be found here: http://www.banishstress.co.uk/dragonfliesanddaisies.htm

Putting your money where your mouth is

January 9, 2009

In 2001 Jock Doubleday, author of “Spontaneous Creation: 101 Reasons Not to Have Your Baby in a Hospital” and vaccine factualist, offered $20,000 to any US licensed medical doctor or pharmaceutical company CEO who would publicly drink a mixture of standard vaccine additive ingredients. Despite raising his offer to $120,000 since then, he has had no takers. As of 1st January 2009, Jock has raised the offer to $175,000. Takers anyone?

Pricking your conscience…

October 2, 2008

Homeopath Dawn Waterhouse (FCCA LCH RMANM RSHom) is running two vaccination workshops in October. The workshops are designed for parents wanting to make an informed decision about vaccinating a child. Each workshop is 2.5hrs and is presented by Dawn, who has 8 years experience in vaccination research.

 

Sunday 12th October 2008 at Pebmarsh Village Hall, The Street, Pebmarsh, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2NW

 

10am to 12.30 pm –  if you have not vaccinated before

1.30pm to 4pm – if you have vaccinated but still have questions

 

The session costs £30.00 per couple.

 

For more information, please visit www.homeopathcolchester.co.uk