Smallpox Public Comments

Simply put, I am opposed to the vaccine study. These children’s immune systems are not yet fully mature and I feel their systems are already overwhelmed by the numerous vaccines they are given. Why risk a live virus vaccine in our country where no cases exist? I feel the threat is overblown- smallpox is not as serious as the public is made to believe- there is time AFTER exposure to get vaccinated. As a parent deeply concerned about the risks of the dangers of vaccines and our children, I ask you to not go through with this study.

Mrs. Michelle McClorey


I do not support Docket 02N-0466. There are many safety issues with vaccines. How can it be that the government supports the use of innocent children in such a dangerous experiment? Children are already victimized with more vaccines than they need. When is the government going to cut the umbilical cord with the pharmaceutical companies?

Ms. Deborah Noah Family Homeopathy, Inc.


We do not support the smallpox vaccine  Docket No. 02N–0466.

Sincerely, David and Bobbi Scogin


I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.” I think experimentation on children has to stop especially until you figure out why there is a connection with autism and vaccines….  You are so lucky there are so many nieve people in this country or you would have law suit on top of law suit.  Children are not your guinneypigs. You  still need to clear up the connection between gulfwar syndrome and those vaccines…. How many lives need to be distroyed before you have a clue…

Just another taxpayer that pays your salery, Nan


TO WHOM THIS MAY CONCERN:

You recently asked the public whether or not it is a good idea to give children aged 2 to 5 year% the smallpox vaccination Here are some reasons you should not conduct this vaccination.

First of all, 40 children are not enough to test on. When and if you follow through with the vaccination, how do you determine what children will be used? What race and ethnicity will you be using? -What gender of the sample population? What is the financial back round of the sample population’s parents ? How would you-get parents to let you give this vaccination to their child without knowing what reactions the child has to it? You need to think of these questions before going through with the vaccination because many parents won’t Iet you test their child without knowing the effects of the vaccination. Dr. Julia McMillan of Johns Hopkins University, a spokeswoman for the Amsrican Academy of Pediatrics said, ‘I would certainly want these trials to be conducted before I would want my child to be vaccinated." Yet, if you think about it, what if every parent thinks this way? Then no trials Would be conducted and we won’t know how it affects someone.

Second; if you inoculate the sample populations for a month, don’t you think you are taking a month out of their lives? The ages between 2 and S are when children begin to grow socially. You may not think this is a lot but if they are inoculate for 30 days, that’s 30 days without interaction with other kid and/or family. Another thing to think about is what about education and schooling:. How are the children going to learn if the aren’t in school?

As I was reading different articles, I was wondering why there was talk about bioterrorism. I thought to myself, if there was a bioterrorist attack coming, why wouldn’t this issue have come up earlier in the past few months? Does the government know something, we don’t?

AS I stated before, I don’t agree with the smallpox vaccination due to the fact that the children can spread smallpox if they touch the affected site and then touch someone else near the eyes mouth or nose, it gives the child no medical benefit and they are socially inactive for a month. I hope you take this into consideration when deciding on whether or not to go through with the vaccinations.

Thank you for your time in reading the letter.

Sincerely, Emily McCann


From: Wwogh

Subject: Smallpox vaccine

I do hereby register my objection to mass smallpox vaccines to anyone in the U.S., especially 2-5 year old children.

My suspicion is that about as much research went into the short and long-term deliterious effects of this vaccine as went into the swine flu vaccines that failed miserably in the supposed mid 70’s “epidemic”.  Whatever happened to a follow up review from the CDC about this dismal failure?  Why was this never reported?  Why isn’t the public educated by the CDC that most all of these vaccines are immune suppressants and, therefore, create a host of complications?

Since we haven’t learned from the past, we insist on repeating the same stupid mistakes we made back then.


Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 10:00 PM

NO SMALLPOX VACCINE TRIAL ON 2-5 YEAR OLD CHILDREN, PLEASE!!!

Karen MacDonald  6634 Deer Lane Anacortes, WA  98221


Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 3:01 PM

I am completely 100% dead set AGAINST ANY kind of compulsory vaccinations, let alone this questionable so called small pox vaccine. Anyone who knows the true history of the original vaccine should come to immediately question the ‘good’ or validity or safety of such a ‘new’  smallpox vaccine…

PLEASE, please, please do not encourage his in any way….for the sake of our children, our rights, and respect for your fellow human beings.

Thanks, and bless you all.

Betty Wilson Denver, Colorado


i do NOT support the smallpox vaccine study Docket #02N-0466.

Mrs. Mary Tripp


I am definitely not in favor of vaccinating the 2-5 yr. old children. We should not use them for an experiment. It is entirely too dangerous.

Dr. Rodger Lenhard


Due to the multitude of adverse conditions resulting from vaccinations, I am against vaccinating 2-5 year old children with the smallpox serum. My personal experience is that I have two grandchildren that have health issues as a result of being vaccinated with the recommended childhood vaccinations. Thank you for allowing me to express my views.

Carol Olson


I am not in favor of vaccinating 2-5 year old children with the smallpox vaccination. I believe it is too dangerous and that our children should not be used as experiments. We condemned Hilter and the Nazis for using children for experiments, should we turn around and be guilty of the same practice? I think not. Thank you for taking my opinion into your decision.

Mary Jane Lenhard


Dear Sir/Madame – I urge you to discontinue any testing of Dryvax in Children. Using our children as lab subjects is in-humane. With the future of our country at stake, we should be investing our energies on preserving the health of our children, not subjecting them to random trials of new drugs and/or vaccines. Children between the ages of 2-5 are in a delicate developmental stage. Any exposures to chemicals, germs, pollutants, etc will have some effect on their developing systems. If these effects are benign or acute, we may not know for many years. Please reconsider any testing on children. Thank you for accepting my comments.

Sincerely, Kelly J. Anderson


Children will be either seriously injured or will die from this vaccine. Please DO NOT subject them and their parents to this kind of abuse. 

Mrs. Shari Graham


I am opposed to the randomized study of Dryvax for children ages 2 through 5. Many studies have indicated the vast number of side effects, complications and potentially contagious nature of these small pox vaccinations. Furthermore, children of this age have far too many vaccinations as it stands today which have been linked to an entire host of medical problems. Additionally, the attempt to begin vaccinating the general public does not ensure that we are protected against biochemical warfare. Many other agents can and probably would be used. I am opposed to the randomized study of Dryvax for children ages 2 through 5. Many studies have indicated the vast number of side effects, complications and potentially contagious nature of these small pox vaccinations. Furthermore, children of this age have far too many vaccinations as it stands today which have been linked to an entire host of medical problems. Additionally, the attempt to begin vaccinating the general public does not ensure that we are protected against biochemical warfare. Many other agents can and probably would be used.

Ms. Elaine Ruble


I am strongly opposed to testing the smallpox vaccine out on young children. I am aware of the not insignificant risk associated with many vaccines (in terms of adverse health effects) and think this proposal is ill advised.

Mr. stephen browne


Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 10:25 AM

“I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study,  Docket No. 02N-0466.”

Best Regards,   Myron A. Vedvik 1945 Wood Lane   Green Bay WI 54304  


From: Karen Hartlaub

Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 12:26 AM

“I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study ,Docket No. 02N-0466.”


Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 9:54 PM

I do not support a smallpox vaccine study on children. The risks seem to be too great.

Sincerely, Dana Wisdom

From: Amanda Hertz-Crisel

Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 9:28 PM

“I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study,


From: Jcschmittjr

Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 7:21 PM

I do not support Docket no.02v-0466/Small Pox Vaccine


Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 5:06 PM

“I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N-0466.”

Mary McDonald P.O. Box 3736 Virginia Beach, VA 23454


Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 4:01 PM

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N-0466!

Sincerely, Mary Hirzel Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 3:24 PM

I DO NOT SUPPORT THE SMALLPOX STUDY.

SINCERELY,TERESA CONRICK


From: DotsieBoo

Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 3:01 PM

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N-0466.


From: Susan Pearce

Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 2:15 PM

On November 24, I wrote my comment for “02N-0466: Randomized Dose Response Study of Dryvax® in Children Ages 2 to 5”.  I keep going back to the web page http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/02n0466/02n0466.htm to see my comment, but there still are no new ones, since November 21.  When will there be an update?

   I did print out my comment right after I wrote it, though.  I am writing to you because I would like to see it posted with the others.  Thank you.

Susan Pearce


From: Retta Knott

Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 1:27 PM

I DO NOT SUPPORT THE SMALL VACCINE STUDY.


Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 10:58 AM

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.

Therese Caveney


Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 10:43 AM

“I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.” 

David Peterson


Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 8:32 AM

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N-0466.

Ed Johnston Grass Valley, CA


Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 4:20 AM

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, on 2-5 year old children Docket No. 02N–0466.

Sincerely, Deborah Eubanks


Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 12:36 AM

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.

Linda Schmidt 22 Cienega Canyon Rd Placitas, NM 87043 505-867-3630


Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 10:18 PM

say  “I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study,  Docket No. 02N–0466.”

Carol Martin


Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 8:19 PM

I DO NOT support a small pox vaccine study, docket no 02N-0466

Laura Mullaly 860-257-9787


From: masktharrett

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:25 AM

I do NOT Support smallpox vaccine testing,  docket number 02N-0466.


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:27 AM

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N-0466.

Valentina Scharpf


From: Rita Shreffler

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:13 AM

Message:  I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N-0466


From: Sandi Mazza

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:15 AM

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N-0466.


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:16 AM

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study Docket@ 92N-0466

Jan Wilkes Topekak, Kansas


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:15 AM

Subject: I do NOT support the smallpox vaccination study Docket No. 02N-0466

Dear Sirs:

As there appears to be a great deal of concern and controversy over the small pox vaccination for adults, I do not fell we should be doing a study on 2-4 year olds. Until we know the LONG TERM consequences on adults of this type of vaccine (I understand it is different than the one we took as children) we should not do trials on young children whose immune systems are not fully developed and could be tragically compromised. Please think long and hard.

Angie Young


From: loricopelandmci

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:05 AM

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N-0466


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:05 AM

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.

This really disturbes me while I understand the US is fearful of biological warfare I think this is a bit drastic.  We know of all the deadly side effects of this vaccine and yet you want to do a study on 2-4 year olds.  I can tell you there is no way my child would every be submitted to such a dangerous and lethal vaccine, especially since there as been no direct threat of smallpox on this country as far as you all have told us.  I would never support such a barbaric vaccine to be adminstered into little children knowing some of them would die and many would have severe side effects, not to mention the side effects from the other toxins in the vaccine itself                    Thank you Tia Acosta


From: Jeff Crawford

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:56 AM

To: fdadockets@oc.fda.gov

Subject: Docket No. 02N0466

I DO or DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.


From: kuji9

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:54 AM

To: fdadockets@oc.fda.gov

Subject: Docket No. 02N–0466

I DO or DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.


From: avogtcearns

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:49 AM

To: fdadockets@oc.fda.gov

Subject: Subject: RE: Docket No. 02N­0466

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N­0466.


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:44 AM

To: fdadockets

Subject: Docket No. 02N–0466

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.  Please protect innocent children.

Ann Watts


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:33 AM

To: fdadockets

Subject: RE: Docket No. 02N-0466

Message:  I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N-0466.

Pat Dutkiewicz


From: AutismAutoimmunityProject.org

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:48 AM

To: fdadockets

Subject: RE: Docket No. 02N0466

WE DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N0466


From: JPiker

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:23 AM

To: fdadockets

Subject: RE: Docket No. 02N–0466

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.

Jo

A “Mom on a Mission for Autism”

www.momsonamissionforautism.org

SC Chapter of TAAP

www.autismautoimmunityproject.org

Representative for Unlocking Autism in South Carolina

www.unlockingautism.org


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:18 AM

To: fdadockets

Subject: Docket No. 02N-0466

I am a mother of a 4 year old and a soon to be 2 year old. I do not believe our children should be guinea pigs for the government.  I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N-0466.  These children are our future, please do not harm them.

Kelli Matheny  Denver, Colorado


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:09 AM

To: fdadockets@oc.fda.gov

Subject: Subject: RE: Docket No. 02N-0466

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.

I have chosen to NEVER vaccinate my child, and I do not believe anyone should make me do anything, that I feel this strongly about!

The research shows that the dangers of vaccination, far outweigh the dangers of my child getting smallpox.  Children are more likely to die from the vaccine, than they are the disease, should they even catch it.

Please do the right thing and stand by the people’s right to choose.

Thank you, Pamela  Loffredo


From: Sharon Bafetti

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:05 AM

To: fdadockets

Subject: 02N-0466 (HFA-305)

I do not wish to see any clinical trials of small pox vaccines on 2-5 year olds! You people need to concentrate on the thimerosal damage done by your careless actions of past vaccines!


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:00 AM

To: fdadockets

Subject: RE: Docket No. 02N-0466

I DO or DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.

Thank you, John Draper


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 8:58 AM

To: fdadockets

Subject: Docket No. O2N-0466

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study on children.  I was made terribly sick by a tetanus vaccine which I now understand contained mercury. Until there are no dangerous side effects from vaccines I do not want to be forced to take a vaccine, especially one containing mercury and formaldehyde, nor do I think the immature immune systems of children should be used as study material.

Sincerely, Marguerite King


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 8:18 AM

To: fdadockets

Subject: RE: Docket No. 02N–0466

I do not support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N–0466.  After investigating the facts about the smallpox disease and the information known on the smallpox vaccine, I believe that the vaccine should not be tested on innocent children who may be subjected to potentially dangerous side effects. 

Barbara Campbell


From: Richard Charlton

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 7:51 AM

To: fdadockets

DO NOT SUPPORT THE SMALLPOX VACCINE


From: Gilliam, Tina

Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 6:56 AM

To: Butler, Jennie C

Subject: FW: I can’t find where to comment on this


—–Original Message—–

From: David Wisdom

Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 10:40 PM

To: wmail

Subject: I can’t find where to comment on this

Address:    fdadockets@o… Subject:     RE: Docket No. 02N-0466

“I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study, Docket No. 02N-0466.”


Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 8:58 AM

To: fdadockets

Subject: Docket No. O2N-0466

I DO NOT support the smallpox vaccine study on children.  I was made terribly sick by a tetanus vaccine which I now understand contained mercury. Until there are no dangerous side effects from vaccines I do not want to be forced to take a vaccine, especially one containing mercury and formaldehyde, nor do I think the immature immune systems of children should be used as study material.

Sincerely,

Marguerite King


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