According to the CDC, the last recorded measles-associated death in the U.S. occurred in 2015.13 But even before the measles vaccine was introduced and given to children in the early 1960s, the annual death toll from measles in the U.S. was between 450 and 500,14 and never approached the high death rate of smallpox, which was a far more deadly disease, and which prompted calls for states to pass mandatory smallpox vaccination laws for children.15.
Persistent reports of measles and other infectious diseases for which vaccines have been developed and given in multiple doses to most children calls the concept of vaccine-acquired herd immunity into question.
In fact, the journal Vaccine lists fall-related injuries associated with fainting after vaccinations as one of the “rare cases where a known or plausible theoretical risk of death following vaccination exists.” 6 A CDC report described one case study of a 13-year-old girl who fainted within 10 minutes of receiving HPV and MCV4 vaccinations.
with 111 posters participating Share this story Health officials in New York are cautiously optimistic that they have a large measles outbreak under control after tackling the noxious anti-vaccine myths and unfounded fears that fueled the disease’s spread.
As noted by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), "Today, after chickenpox vaccine has been widely used by children … and has interrupted natural circulation of the varicella zoster virus in the U.S. population, experts believe that half of Americans reaching 85 years of age will experience shingles at some point in their lifetime."3