More Than 100 Young Children Suffered Seizures After COVID Vaccination: Study

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by Tyler Durden
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 - 07:30 PM

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

More than 100 young children suffered seizures after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new study.

A 1-year-old child receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination in Seattle, Washington, on June 21, 2022. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

One hundred and four children under 6 years old suffered a seizure within 42 days of a COVID-19 shot, researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other institutions found.

Others suffered strokes, blood clotting disorders, and appendicitis, the researchers said.

They analyzed health records from the Vaccine Safety Datalink, a CDC-funded network that features sites operated by Kaiser Permanente, Marshfield Clinic, Health Partners, and Denver Health.

The researchers examined events that fit one or more of 23 prespecified outcomes, including seizures and myocarditis, a form of heart inflammation, following messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccination.

The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines both utilize messenger RNA technology.

Children were studied if they received a vaccine dose from June 18, 2022, to March 18, 2023; 247,011 doses were administered to children under 6 during that time. Researchers examined the events that occurred within 42 days of vaccination.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first authorized Pfizer’s vaccine for children younger than five and Moderna’s vaccine for children younger than six on June 17, 2022, despite efficacy estimates against infection being substandard or unreliable and there being no or negative evidence of protection against severe disease.

The study was published by Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics journal, on June 6.

Type of Analysis

Eric Weintraub of the CDC and the other researchers for the new study conducted a type of examination called rapid cycle analysis. It involves comparing outcomes among the vaccinated within 21 days of a shot with outcomes among the vaccinated between 22 and 42 days of a shot. Events on the same day as vaccination were excluded.

The first window of time—1 to 21 days—is described as the “primary risk interval,” or the most likely period of time for the vaccinated to suffer adverse events. The latter time period was deemed a comparison interval.

The idea for the events that occur in the latter period is that “it’s too late for them to be associated with a vaccine,” Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventative medicine at Vanderbilt University who was not involved in the study but who has worked closely with the CDC, told The Epoch Times.

The researchers did not compare the vaccinated with the unvaccinated, despite indicating they would do so in the protocol (pdf) for Vaccine Safety Datalink monitoring. They have in some other studies. A request for comment to the corresponding author returned with an away message, and another author did not respond to an inquiry.

The researchers reviewed medical records for each case identified in either of the intervals, and also calculated rates to see whether any were more common in the earlier window.

What They Found

In absolute terms, researchers found a number of serious problems after vaccination, including the seizures.

The following events were detected in at least one young child one to 42 days following vaccination:

  • Appendicitis
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Encephalitis, myelitis, or encephalomyelitis
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Immune thrombocytopenia
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Stroke, hemorrhagic
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Venous thromboembolism

The numbers were also higher in the initial window of time for some outcomes.

In the first 21 days, for instance, 38 Pfizer recipients experienced seizures and 23 Moderna recipients experienced seizures. In the second window, 24 Pfizer recipients experienced seizures and 19 Moderna recipients experienced seizures.

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