Friday, June 12, 2009

Sanofi Pasteur Lists Autism as Reported Side Effect of its DTaP vaccine

Drug company Sanofi Pasteur lists autism as one of many potential side effects possible from it's DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus & Pertussis) vaccine. It is listed in the vaccine insert. Please note that 'post-approval" means that these reactions were supposedly reported after this vaccine was approved for use on our kids. Awesome, huh? Pretty convenient too if you ask me.
Here's the specific language: Adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy,somnolence and apnea. Events were included in this list because of theseriousness or frequency of reporting. Because these events are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequencies or to establish a causal relationship to components of Tripedia vaccine.
For the entire insert online, check here. The above portion is from page 11.

1 comment:

Tracey said...

I feel it is possible that this is the vaccine that hurt my dd but I can't be certain. I did not keep good enough record. We also got the mercury filled flu shot in that first year so hard to say. Just so sad...