(MintPress)—In the last 20 years, more than 5,600 deaths among children allegedly tied to vaccinations have been reported to the U.S. government, with an increased rate of death among those children given five or more combined vaccines at one given time.
According to the U.S. government’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VEARS), 423 deaths were reported from 1990 to 2010 among children who received a combined one to four vaccines. That number jumped to 1,458 among children who received a combined five to eight vaccines.
The method by which incidents are reported to VEARS are vague, however. Its website indicates that data is collected through a system of reports, which can be submitted by parents or medical professionals without scientific backing.
“When evaluating data from VAERS, it is important to note that for any reported event, no cause-and-effect relationship has been established,” the website states. “Reports of all possible associations between vaccines and adverse events are filed in VAERS. Therefore, VAERS collects data on any adverse event following vaccination, be it coincidental or truly caused by a vaccine.”
A report issued by Human and Experimental Toxicology journal exaggerates the number of deaths reported to anywhere between 51,750 and 103,500, using a formula that indicates only 1 to 2 percent of vaccine-related deaths were reported to VEARS.
“This study demonstrates that giving 5-8 doses instead of 1-4 doses at a time has resulted in an extra 51,750 to 103,500 child deaths in the last 20 years,” states Heidi Stevenson of Gaia Health, citing the story.
While that figure is up for debate, the raw numbers issued by VEARS do indicate an increased risk among children who receive multiple vaccines at once, compared with those who received vaccines in separate visits. Children who received eight doses of vaccine, spread out over eight visits, accounted for 125 allegedly vaccine-related deaths in the last 20 years. Those who received a combined five to eight vaccines all at once, however, accounted for 1,458 allegedly linked deaths.
Those numbers were similar for reports of adverse effects allegedly linked to vaccinations. VEARS numbers indicate that 26,874 cases were reported among those who received five to eight shots at once, compared with a reported 969 cases for children who received two separate vaccinations.
The cause of the correlation between combined vaccines and deaths was not provided in the study, but did serve as a concern among authors worth looking into.
“Our findings show a positive correlation between the number of vaccine doses administered and the percentage of hospitalizations and deaths reports to VAERS,” the authors wrote in their conclusion. “In addition, younger infants were significantly more likely than older infants to be hospitalized or die after receiving vaccines. Since vaccines are administered to millions of infants each year, it is imperative that health authorities have scientific data from synergistic toxicity studies on all combinations of vaccines that infants are likely to receive.”