Vaccines in Pregnancy: Your Doctor Doesn’t Know What He Doesn’t Know

I encountered this “public service announcement” in a Facebook group I belong to. It’s a terrific concise introduction to the sorts of questions that pregnant women need to start asking themselves and their doctors NOW, before they unwittingly enter themselves and their unborn children into medical experiments. The author did not wish to be named and instead asked that we simply credit the group she belongs to, Pennsylvania Medical Freedom Alliance (PAMFA).

Please share far and wide. We should all have access to this information.

If you are pregnant your OB will “recommend” you receive flu and Tdap vaccines. Know that you have options. One of your options is to just say “NO.” NO is a complete sentence. You are allowed to say NO to anyone for anything. If your answer is NO, and it is not respected, move on. These doctors work for you.

If, however, you would like to question and/or educate your doctor concerning this topic, because they really don’t know what they don’t know, print out these four pieces of paper and ask them the following questions. You might just present them with an opportunity to think for themselves, and prevent the harassment and bullying of a future patient.

The first two pieces of paper are a two-page letter that your doctor received telling him to vaccinate you. It is from the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services and it is signed by 14 other health authorities. It says things like, “Influenza and Tdap vaccines are safe and important for pregnant women and their infants,” and “Studies confirm that your recommendation and offer of vaccines are essential.”

From the CDC’s letter to obstetricians.

The next two pieces of paper are the first page of both Tdap inserts. They both state that they are not approved for use in anyone under the age of 10, and that the safety and effectiveness have NOT been established in pregnant women. Then it lists a pregnancy registry (with a toll free number) to register patients who are pregnant and receiving this vaccine so they (the manufacturer) can monitor effects.

From page 1 of the Adacel Tdap package insert.

From page 1 of the Boostrix Tdap insert.

Questions to ask your OB:

#1.  Are you recommending these vaccines due to being advised to recommend them, or have you done your own research regarding their safety and effectiveness?

#2.  Are you aware that the first page of both available Tdap inserts state that safety and effectiveness have not been established in pregnant women?

#3.  Are you aware that the first page of both Tdap inserts state that this vaccine you are recommending is NOT approved for anyone under the age of 10? How old is my unborn baby?

#4.  Will I be registered with the Pregnancy Registry which is not listed on the letter you received instructing you to recommend these vaccines, nor is it listed in the links provided in that letter, but IS listed on the insert of both Tdap vaccines, and will I be paid to be a part of this passive reporting study?

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