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No wonder parents are refusing vaccination for their children

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A REPORT in the Evening Standard this week claims that 67million children around the world have not had routine immunisations since 2019, thus missing out on protection against potentially deadly diseases.

Being vaccine injured myself and running the Covid vaccine injury support group UK CV Family has given me a new understanding of why parents may be refusing vaccination for their children. I had all my childhood vaccines and many as an adult, something the UK’s inadequate vaccine damage payment scheme assessors will see when they read my file I submitted a year ago.

The government has a history of treating the vaccine injured poorly, with those damaged by both the swine flu vaccine and the HPV vaccine left without medical, financial and emotional support.


The Standard reports that Catherine Russell, Unicef’s executive director, said: ‘At the height of the pandemic, scientists rapidly developed vaccines that saved countless lives. But despite this historic achievement, fear and disinformation about all types of vaccines circulated as widely as the virus itself.

‘We cannot allow confidence in routine immunisations to become another victim of the pandemic otherwise the next wave of deaths could be of more children with measles, diphtheria or other preventable diseases.’

Surely the best way to reassure parents is to make sure that if someone does suffer an adverse reaction, at the very least they are looked after? Many of the vaccine injured are being left for months without seeing a specialist, there are no special clinics to help us, no research team trying to find out why we have had these reactions.
There are no NICE guidelines so our doctors can tick a box to enable us to be referred to someone who may know how to help us and, worst of all, in many cases, there is no empathy or compassion when we describe how our lives have been turned inside out overnight.
Many have spent all their savings trying to find a consultant that has at least seen vaccine injury before and is kind to them. And forget about trying to keep your job if you are injured: the illness itself sees most of us functioning at less than 40 per cent of our previous lives
Many have been ill now for two years in a never-ending cycle of illness and medical admin.

How would you feel if that were your child? Or in the worst case scenario, how would you feel if you had to battle for nearly two years to discover the truth about your husband’s death due to an adverse reaction, as in the case of doctor’s widow Charlotte Wright and her family?

The fights for justice aren’t over yet, with a looming deadline for AstraZeneca to respond to a legal notice served by solicitors representing families harmed by the vaccine.

Just as alarming is the story of Alex Kelly who had to instruct a solicitor as the coroner denied an inquest on her mother even though the cause of  the death was already confirmed to be the vaccine.
Alex is now using her energy to raise funds for the injured and bereaved to pursue legal action.


In my own case, as someone who loved fitness, who had a great career and enjoyed long walks at the weekends, I find it difficult to believe that ‘misinformation’ is the only cause of vaccine hesitancy.
Even though the mainstream media has been reluctant to talk to us, we all have friends, colleagues and family and the more we, and they, speak about our injuries, the more people we find who are also injured. People talk to each other.

Surely the best way to stop vaccine hesitancy is to be honest and to publicise how the country is looking after those who did what they were asked to do but have been harmed? Except they can’t, because no one is looking after the vaccine injured and bereaved except themselves.

The neglectful gaslighting, mistreatment and disregard of the vaccine injured and bereaved will be the biggest contributor to vaccine hesitancy in history.

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Charlet Crichton
Charlet Crichton
Charlet Crichton is vaccine injured and runs UK CV Family, the UK's largest covid vaccine injury support group.

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