Saturday, April 10, 2010
Christine Selvey emailed Dr Jeannette Young, Chief Health Officer (CHO), QLD Health:
Russ (Dr Schedlich) contacted DOHA yesterday to try to find out what has been reported to the TGA. …
Dr Young replied to both Christine Selvey and Dr Schedlich:
I assume the death is unrelated to the school clinics but have we heard of any death related to pandemic vaccine?
Monday, April 12, 2010
Dr Russell Schedlich sends the following email to Dr Jeannette Young:
Have not yet heard back from DOHA (Commonwealth Department of Health) and will follow up with them today, but they were certainly not aware of any Australian deaths. I understand that WHO (the World Health Organisation) is saying that there have been a few reported deaths temporally associated with vaccination.
Six cases of suspected flu vaccine reactions reported by nurses at the emergency department at PMH.
Parent in Geraldton calls CDCD after seeing several children at the Geraldton hospital reacting to flu vaccine. CDCD called the hospital to ask them to report any reactions to them and to the TGA.
Mother calls CIC to report that her daughter had an adverse reaction to the flu vaccine. She had called PMH and was told that they were experiencing an increase in admissions at their emergency department. The CIC rang the CDCD to express concern after receiving calls from 3 parents advising them of flu vaccine reactions.
PMH reports that three children had presented to the emergency department experiencing seizures within 24-48 hours of flu vaccination.
CDCD called the TGA to ask if other states have been reporting reactions to the flu shot.
A nurse at PMH contacted the director of the emergency department at that hospital to advise them that there were currently 6 children being treated in emergency after suffering reactions 24-48 hours after flu vaccination.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Craig Davis sends an email to Christine Selvey:
NOCS (ed note: Notifiable diseases unit in QLD) has nothing recorded about a death following vaccination. I’ve checked with Kay Campbell in NOCS data-entry and she has confirmed that she has seen nothing either.
Ten patients presented to PMH emergency department reported as experiencing adverse reactions to flu vaccines. Hospital requests a check back through the EDIS (Emergency Department Information System).
The CDCD emailed the TGA to follow up from their phone call the previous week. Again, they notified the TGA about seizures, febrile convulsions and other reactions being experienced and asked whether other states were experiencing similar. The TGA advised that a medical officer would be back in touch.
Samantha Keegan sends the following email to the QLD Minister for Health’s office, cc’ing several other QLD Health employees:
Channel 9 is asking about a link between the Sudden Unexpected Death of a 2-yr-old girl on Friday and the child’s vaccination against swine flu 24 hours before her death.
Channel 10’s News Editor gave me his word he would not run anything on Fri-then ran a short 3 par ‘live read’ (no vision or interviews).
ABC and Courier Mail agreed not to run anything after I discussed the public health ramifications of children not being vaccinated with them.
An autopsy has been done on the child, but the cause of death is unknown. …
The following media response is sent to Channel 9. In the footer, it says it was written by Kerry White and approved by Jeannette Young and Christine Selvey:
In relation to the above press statement, Dr Jeannette Young responded to Kerry White as follows:
Assuming Christine [Selvey] is ok with it then I am fine.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
CDCD emails the TGA because there has been no return phone call re-reactions. TGA sends a return email to the CDCD advising that there have been a number of reactions reported to Panvax (adult flu vaccine) and Panvax Junior (the vaccine for infants and children). TGA says there were four reactions notified nationwide at that time.
CDCD emails summary of reactions being experienced in WA to that point and requests information from other states.
Public Health nurse gives verbal report of 3 or 4 children with high temperatures for 12 hours following vaccination.
SA Nursing Director Immunisation Section calls CDCD asking if there have been any adverse events reported in WA as SA was seeing them after flu vaccination.
CDCD emails regional public health units informing them that they may be seeing flu vaccine reactions and requesting that these be reported.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
PMH reports that there were more reactions presenting overnight. A database is established and reports are sent to the TGA. The TGA states that these reports are not received until April 20th, 2010.
A microbiology registrar calls a paediatric immunologist at PMH to report that his own child had a febrile convulsion after receiving flu vaccine.
PMH emails the CDCD and confirms that 27 patients have presented – 5 with confirmed febrile convulsions following vaccination.
SA Nursing Direction Immunisation Section emails TGA, DoHA and all State Health Departments to inform them that SA is seeing increased numbers of children with high fever and vomiting after flu vaccine.
CDCD emails all public health units informing them that all reactions must be promptly reported – “not in a month’s time”.
Friday, April 16, 2010
The AVN is contacted by a QLD mother who sent the following email:
I contacted Channel 10 Brisbane on Monday to confirm the details stated here (Please see news report quoted on 9th April, 2010). All correct and the newsroom guy said that a Post Mortem was going to be done on Monday.
No press release from the Health Minister appears to have been released yet and no other TV or radio station or Queensland newspaper appears to have reported on this.
I have today, Friday 16th April about 11.30 am contacted Janelle Miles the medical reporter for the Courier Mail, who said she was aware of the story but they (the Courier Mail) chose not to report it.
I asked why, she said there was no proof it was due to vaccination. I asked her if she knew about the Post Mortem , she said she knew a little .
I will go through the Courier Mail for the last week and see if any death or funeral notices for the toddler.
Don’t know if you guys can find out anymore….. or how you find out if there will be a Coroners report.
PMH emails CDCD to report that there have been 90 possible presentations following flu vaccination – 22 of which were notifiable (seizures, temperatures over 40℃.
The TGA emails SA Nursing Director Immunisation Section to inform them that there had been 62 reactions reported so far – 22 of which were in people 18 years of age or younger. They requested all unsubmitted reaction reports from all states.
Last part of timeline will be uploaded tomorrow