Fact or fiction? Babies shot up on first day of life

I recently had the opportunity to discuss vaccines with a doctor (albeit not a pediatrician). It was organic and informal, evolving from a discussion about what is going on in the world as a result of the alleged Covid-19 pandemic.

One poignant moment occurred after I stated that many countries do not give the Hepatitis B vaccine on the first day of life as is done in the United States, and that it is tragic that the United States has the worst infant mortality rate of all industrialized nations.

The doctor passionately rejected my statement, and laughed at my insistence, saying that she birthed two children, and they did not have the HepB on the day of birth.

I asked her ‘why would these other mothers lie?’ She replied, frustrated, “because they want to further this anti-vaccine narrative…”

I cringed. This is one of the most heartbreaking, and condescending things that people say to victims of vaccine injury or death.

She challenged me to produce evidence. So…I did:

  1. changes over time in CDC’s vaccine schedules regarding the Hepatitis B vaccine, from the year they created the first vaccine schedule, to the present-day schedule – link
  2. video footage of nurse and parents proving HepB given within hours of birth – link

Please share.

It remains a shock, every time, when doctors are uninformed about something (vaccines) so foundational in their own, allopathic system, and belief system. But it is typical of how most of us operate – we tend not to question what we have been taught, and tend not to question the real cause. Stay curious.  Observe the world as a child.

Are HepB vaccines given (1st dose) on day of birth?

Summary

The first official vaccine schedule was made and published by the CDC in 1983. The Hepatitis B vaccine was not on the schedule then.

In 1994, The Hepatitis B vaccine was added to the schedule by ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices), and the schedule said that the first of the three doses was administered to ALL babies anywhere from right after birth up to two months.

It was also stated in 1994’s schedule that premature infants should receive the first dose as well before hospital discharge. However, I believe that in practice, the majority of babies whose mothers tested NEGATIVE for Hepatitis B may not have received the Hep B vaccine until around the 2 month mark. I believe this because in 1996 the following verbiage was removed: “All pregnant women should be screened for HBsAg during an early prenatal visit.”

In 1994, the schedule also stated that babies born from mothers who tested positive would have received the vaccine right away after birth.

In 1995, the CDC ACIP clarified that if the mother’s status in unknown at birth in regards Hepatitis B, the baby should receive the Hep B vaccine within 12 hours…a slight change from 1994.

In 1996, again the following verbiage was removed: “All pregnant women should be screened for HBsAg during an early prenatal visit.” This meant that the Hepatitis B vaccine was now given to ALL babies, REGARDLESS if the mother had Hepatitis B, or not. I believe they made this clarification because pediatricians offered the vaccine, but not all may have AGGRESSIVELY pressured mothers to allow the vaccine, as the CDC wanted them to. Essentially, the CDC wanted to increase the ‘uptake’ for the Hep B vaccine.

In 1998, the schedule states that pediatricians should ‘catch-up’ / vaccinate all children who hadn’t previously received the Hep B vaccine.

In 2002 to 2005, the schedule states that ALL INFANTS should receive the Hep B vaccine SOON AFTER BIRTH, and BEFORE HOSPITAL DISCHARGE, but that the first dose may also be given up to 2 months if the mother tests negative for Hepatitis B.

In 2006, the really aggressive push for the Hepatitis B vaccine on the day of birth for ALL babies began in its full force that we see to the present day:The importance of the hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) birth dose has been emphasized.” The following verbiage which still allows a small ‘loophole’ was removed in 2009: “Vaccination of infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative mothers can be delayed in rare circumstances, but only if a physician’s order to withhold the vaccine and a copy of the mother’s original HBsAg-negative laboratory report are documented in the infant’s medical record.” In the 2006 schedule chart, the note “only if mother HBsAg(-)” was removed from the 1 and 2 month fields in the HepB row, as compared with the charts from 2002-2005. 

References

1983-1993: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/images/schedule1989s.jpg 

  • HepB not on schedule  

1994: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/images/schedule1994s.jpg 

  • HepB added to schedule
  • For use among infants born to HBsAg-negative mothers.  The first dose should be administered during the newborn period, preferably before hospital discharge, but no later than age 2 months.  
  • Premature infants of HBsAg-negative mothers should receive the first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine series at the time of hospital discharge or when the other routine vaccines are initiated.  
  • All infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers should receive…hepatitis B as soon as possible after birth. 

1995-2001

  • Infants born to hepatitisB surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative mothers should receive the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine (Hep B) by age 2 months.  
  • Infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers should receive Hep B…within 12 hours of birth.  
  • Infants born to mothers whose HBsAg status is unknown should receive Hep B within 12 hours of birth.  
  • Removed 1996
    • All pregnant women should be screened for HBsAg during an early prenatal visit.
  • Added 1998
    • All children and adolescents (throughout 18 years) who have not been immunized against hepatitis B should begin the series during any visit.  
    • Providers should make special efforts to immunize children who were born in or whose parents were born in areas of the world where hepatitis B virus infection is moderately or highly endemic. 

2002-2005: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5351-Immunizationa1.htm 

  • All infants should receive the first dose of HepB vaccine soon after birth and before hospital discharge; the first dose also may be administered by age 2 months if mother is hepatitis B surface antigen (HBaAg) negative
  • “Infants born to mothers whose HBsAg status is unknown should receive the first dose of the HepB series within 12 hours of birth.” 

2006-present
same as 2002-2005, except some verbiage added and some removed:

  • Added 2006: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5451-Immunizationa1.htm
    • “The importance of the hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) birth dose has been emphasized.”
  • Added 2006; then removed 2009
    • Vaccination of infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative mothers can be delayed in rare circumstances, but only if a physician’s order to withhold the vaccine and a copy of the mother’s original HBsAg-negative laboratory report are documented in the infant’s medical record.
  • Removed 2006
    • the first dose also may be administered by age 2 months if mother is hepatits B surface antigen (HBaAg) negative
    • In the visual chart, the note “only if mother HBsAg(-)” was removed from the 1 and 2 month fields in the HepB row, as compared with the charts from 2002-2005. 

14 video testimonies of HepB given on first day of life – this is just a sampling…

  1. NICU nurse of 24 years:

“What prompted my questioning of the safety of vaccines is when we started giving brand newborns less than an hour old hepatitis B vaccines including not-at-risk newborns (mothers checked prenatally to not have hepatitis B)…”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQItDjw23CU&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=7https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzVZtByi-ZI&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=5&t=5m10s

“we vaccinate our micro-premies”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQItDjw23CU&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=7https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzVZtByi-ZI&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=5&t=43s

“now little by little…my previous coworkers are coming around…several believe as I do…they’re not getting their grandchildren vaccinated…”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQItDjw23CU&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=7https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzVZtByi-ZI&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=5&t=7m10s

  1. “She did receive hepatitus B vaccine and vitamin K on day 1 of life…”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3qa5hKmM7Y&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=8&t=57s
  2. “because they now had me hostage in this intensive care nursery, one of the nurses wanted to turn me to the public department of health for not giving the hepatitis b vaccine, and had to be corrected by another nurse that you don’t turn in non-vaccinating parents, you turn in positive cases of hepatitis b. The neonatologist and these nurses would tag-team, calling me every day at home saying “[your daughter] is getting ready to come home now, if you just let us give this HepB vaccine…”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czr1ZfGF5bo&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=10&t=16m50s
  3. “I had her at UMC in Jackson, and they asked me about the Hep B shot and I said “no”. ….”they came in and asked about the HepB again…”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpZB__3xtk8&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=12&t=1m12s
  4. “he had 4 doses of HepB by the time he was six months…talk about how that happened….” “he had the newborn shot [hepatitis B] in the hospital…Pediarix…he had it right when he was born and three times after that….”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNo7guUSMzs&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=13&t=1m25s
  5. “from the time that I had him he was having vaccine reactions. I’m in the hospital and he had Hepatitis B….within hours”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlNV0z3r5qs&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=14&t=5m54s
  6. “She was delivered at a hospital so she got the vitamin K shot and she got the Hep B shot.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB445_qJpAI&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=15&t=25s
  7. “he was hospitalized after he received the Hep B vaccine…on day 4 [of life].”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu60lRadQ14&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=19&t=1m10s
  8. “when we went in to the hospital….the first thing they wanted was to give the Hep B vacccine”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ziin3GZqWYM&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=20&t=1m38s
  9. “she got the Hep B in the hospital”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_B8UEp-CtM&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=21&t=3m19s
  10. “had my son and honestly I didn’t even know they gave him the Hep B shot…”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkDnGSZ7-w&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=2&t=1m43s
  11. “Marcus is 5.5 weeks premature, vaccinated [for Hep B, and vitamin K] within 12 hours, [and he] spent 13 days in the NICU…”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzVZtByi-ZI&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=5&t=53s
  12. “he did get the Hep B in the hospital [when we was born]”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9DbxrZfROE&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO2zbCaP57o&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=3https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkDnGSZ7-w&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=2&t=1m41s
  13. “he was vaccined [when we was born premature at 36 weeks] with hepatitis B and vitamin K” “….both hospitals (two lots) gave him his [newborn] shots…”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO2zbCaP57o&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=3https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkDnGSZ7-w&list=PL_H9IShCZAbjFnpMn9DQIPZdGoR6EOJFj&index=2&t=52s

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