A Resurrected Vaccine Fear Puts Kenyan Infants at Risk

November 18, 2014 1:09 AM

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Another dangerous vaccine rumor is afoot that is threatening the lives of thousands of infants at risk for tetanus. It’s actually an old rumor about the tetanus toxoid vaccine resurrected in a new place, and it has the potential to derail a vital immunization campaign as it nearly did in several countries two decades ago – despite no evidence that the vaccine is unsafe.

A group of Kenyan bishops and the international Catholic medical association Matercare have claimed that the tetanus toxoid vaccine being administered to women by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF is actually a disguised “population control” intervention, a vaccine laced with the pregna...

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