Indiana For Medical Freedom Advises the State of Indiana of Recent Federal Ruling Regarding Vaccines/SIDS

CONTACT: Melissa Sfura, President
Indiana for Medical Freedom



WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 23, 2017- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Resources Services Administration, and the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, issued a ruling on July 10, 2017 in favor petitioners CHASE BOATMON & MAURINA CUPID, parents of J.B., deceased, v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. The ruling states it is more likely than not that the DTaP vaccine was responsible for this infant child’s SIDS death on September 3, 2011. “J.B.”, was five months old when he received DTap*, IPV*, PCV*, HIB and Rotovirus vaccines during a well child doctor’s appointment on September 2, 2011.

“In this case, I have concluded, after review of the evidence, that it is more likely than not that the vaccines played a substantial causal role in the death of this child without the effect of which he would not have died. The role of inflammatory cytokines as neuro-modulators in the infant medulla has been well described and is likely the reason for a significant number of SIDS deaths occurring in conjunction with mild infection,” said Thomas Gowen, Special Master who issued the judgment.

Indiana For Medical Freedom urges Indiana leaders to continuously review the safety of these vaccines.  Previous cases of infant death following vaccination that have been ruled as “SIDS” should be re-examined as potential vaccine deaths. Additionally, this evidence should be reviewed prior to approving any legislation that would seek to mandate vaccines as a condition of employment or school attendance.

For more information about this case, please read:

*DTap is Diptheria, tetanus-acellular, pertussis
*IPV is inactivated polio
*PCV is pneumococcal conjugate
*HIB is haemophilus influenzae

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