Duty to Warn

An Abridged Version of Merck’s Product Insert for its MMR Vaccine

By Gary G. Kohls, MD - March 28, 2019 - (1919 words)

Below is the essential information concerning the risks of being vaccinated with Merck’s M-M-R-II (measles-mumps-rubella [German measles]) vaccine that New York’s Rockland County residents need to be aware of prior to submitting to the inoculation.

Rockland County residents are being mandated, by law, to submit to MMR vaccinations because of a “mini-epidemic” of measles that started in October of 2018. A relatively miniscule 150 cases of measles have been diagnosed in the population of >328,000). No studies have been reported to the press that determined whether the measles viruses came from a vaccine virus (that had been shed from a recently vaccinated person) or if the viruses were a wild-type virus.

Likewise, no information has been released as to the vaccination status of the 150 victims. In the absence of that data, no definite conclusions can be drawn as to the source of the measles, the immune status of the victims or whether previous MMR vaccinations failed or actually caused some of the measles cases.

In a related matter, students at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA are being offered free MMR booster shots because of a recent outbreak of mumps (105 cases so far) among the 40,000 students, all of whom, presumably, were fully vaccinated with an MMR booster shot when they enrolled. No information was offered concerning the status of the thousands of teaching or non-academic staff members.

Recipients of all vaccines in the U. S., are supposed to be given a chance to read about the pros and cons before giving their consent to be inoculated.

Therefore, since vaccine recipients are frequently never given a chance to actually read the vaccine product insert (that lists both the pros and cons), I provide below an abridged version of the insert that contains the most important cautions concerning the three live viruses that are in the MMR. The language is taken directly from the insert, but, partly because of length concerns, I have eliminated some of the FDA and/or Merck’s reassuring, propagandistic commentary. I have also not included any of the statistical data.

Note that the Rockland residents are being unnecessarily injected with live mumps and live rubella viruses, and the Temple students are being unnecessarily injected with live measles and rubella viruses. Also note that live vaccine viruses of any type are known to be capable of contagion via shedding that can persist for weeks or months.

Live viruses are intentionally included in some vaccines to cause an acute (hopefully mild) viral infection (which can sometimes become chronic) that is theoretically supposed to stimulate the body’s immune system to develop antibodies to help combat future viral infections in the future. Since most so-called “vaccine-preventable” viral infections of childhood are rare of even non-existent in most populations, no one can be certain whether the vaccine worked or not, since neither the vaccinated or non-vaccinated will come down with the disease.

Unfortunately, the equally-important mucosal immunity can ever develop after injectable vaccines are administered. Therefore, the serological immunity that is expected to develop with the shot is necessarily partial and impermanent, and life-long immunity – which can occur only with naturally-acquired viral infections – cannot happen.

What follows is an abridged version of the official, FDA-approved Merck M-M-R II vaccine insert (which is required by law to be given to individuals prior to being vaccinated).

The unabridged version is available at: https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM123789.pdf

Note that the information below actually contradicts one of Merck’s common assertions that the vaccine virus cannot shed from the vaccinee and be contagious others.