Pediatricians often say that they have never seen a vaccine reaction before. Most adverse vaccine reactions are in the emergency room department, though. Additionally, many doctors and nurses do not even know how to recognize adverse vaccine reactions. And as we will see, there is a lot of cover-up when it comes to vaccine reactions. That is why I am elated to be able to share with you one ER nurse’s perspective on adverse reactions to vaccines. He was kind enough to share his story with me as well as his other life experiences that led up to his passion for helping people as a nurse. Please grab a cup of tea and hear his story. I hope EVERY parent reads this.
“As an E.R. nurse, I have seen the cover up. Where do you think kids go when they have a vaccine reaction?
They go to the E.R.
They come to me.
I cannot even begin to guess how many times over the years I have seen vaccine reactions come through my E.R. Without any exaggeration, it has to be counted in hundreds.
Sometimes it seemed like it was one or two cases in a single shift, every shift, for weeks. Then I would get a lull, and I wouldn’t catch one for a week or two, then I’d catch another case per night for a couple weeks. This was common.
Once, I was training a nursing student, about to graduate, on their E.R. experience rotation in nursing school. This student and I floated up to triage to cover the triage nurse for a break. I was quizzing them on what to ask and look for as a triage nurse on pediatric kids that came through. I made a point about asking about immunizations right out the gates. The student was puzzled, and asked why, and I told the student…..