|HEPATITIS B VACCINE TRIPLES AUTISM RISK|
Annals of Epidemiology September 2009: 19(9); 659
This new study has shown that giving Hepatitis B vaccine to newborn baby boys more than triples their risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder. The study’s authors used U.S. probability samples obtained from National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) 1997–2002 database.
The conclusion states that: “Findings suggest that U.S. male neonates vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine had a 3-fold greater risk of ASD (Autism spectrum Disorder).” The authors also noted that an earlier study by them found that hepatitis B vaccination was associated with receipt of early intervention and special education services.
In 2002 Hepatitis B vaccine was routinely given to all US newborns. If you look at the risk factors for contracting hepatitis B it makes no sense to give newborns this vaccine. You have to have some kind of blood or sexual contact to get Hepatitis B. That’s why the main people are IV drug users and those who have multiple sex partners.
Hepatitis B is a rare, mainly blood-transmitted disease. In 1996 only 54 cases of the disease were reported to the CDC in the 0-1 age group. There were 3.9 million births that year, so the observed incidence of hepatitis B in the 0-1 age group was just 0.001%
Meanwhile, in that same year the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) received 1,080 total reports of adverse reactions from hepatitis B vaccine in the 0-1 age group, including 47 deaths.
In other words, for every child that contracted hepatitis B there were 20 vaccinated babies that were reported to have severe complications.
Seems like pretty bad odds to me.