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Questions regarding national vaccination programmes: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
21 Jun 2019
Questions regarding national vaccination programmes: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01296
Date received: 20 May 2019
Date responded: 18 Jun 2019
Information requested

1) Have vaccines been tested against placebo.
2) Have there been vaccine damage payments been made & for what?
3) Has there been vaccine damage payouts been made in regard to Autism
4) Does the MHRA & JCVI receive funding from pharma co. & how much
5) Name the people working or in an official roll / directors at MHRA & JCVI who work or worked or were directors of any pharma co
6) Are vaccines safe & effective & please tell me the side effects of all vaccines named in the insert
7) Why are the following named persons linked to A Wakefield .. James Murdoch (The Times/GSK) Crispin Davis (Reed Elsivier/The Lancet/GSK) Nigel Davis (Judge) Brian Deere ( The Times) Evan Harris MP..I could go on but lets say its a conspiracy between GSK The media An MP & the British Justice system.
8) Who is PROF John Walker Smith
9) Do vaccines contain neuro toxins
10) Do vaccines contain carcinogenic's
11) Could vaccines cause sterility, cancer or mutagentc defects
12) Are doctors rewarded for prescribing vaccines
13) Do vaccines contain any part of aborted fetal tissue
14) Do vaccines contain embalming fluid
15) Could vaccines cause sterility, or miscarriage
16) Could vaccines cause cancer, or dementia
17) When the measles vaccine was introduced in the UK how many people had died of measles the previous year.
18) How many people die in the UK of FLU & not other side effects
19) Can vaccines cause inflammation of the brain
20) Did a FOI request show that the UK gov has lied about vaccine safety.. But a recent investigative report compiled by Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic, Ph.D., uncovers more than 30 years of hidden government documents exposing these vaccine schedules as a complete hoax, not to mention the fraud of the vaccines themselves to provide any real protection against disease.
21) What payments have been made by GSK for illegally activity since 2000
22) Do Autistic children have around 10x more aluminium / metal in their brain than normal
23) We are hearing from Italy on mandatory vaccines.
24) Did you know that around 95% of childhood illnesses were eradicated prior to vaccine & the graphs were already falling to almost zero deaths
25) Why are vaccine payments classified
26) Why are many of those pursuing mandatory vaccine also involved in population control seminars
27) Was the WHO & UNICEF involved in the sterilisation of young women in Kenya
28) Do any of the leading figures in the MHRA & JCVI have their own vaccines on the market

Response

Where you have asked questions within the competence of the Scottish Government, answers to these are set out below:

Question 1 - Have vaccines been tested against placebo

In order to complete a comparative study that tests against a placebo, a sufficiently large group of parents would need to be willing to leave their children unvaccinated and exposed to serious, life-limiting diseases such as meningitis and measles. It would require large numbers of both unvaccinated and vaccinated children with parental consent to be involved in the collection and provision of data, consent from the children themselves when they gain the age of competence and tracking these children over their lifetime. For any comparison to be robust it would also require that the individuals concerned not know whether they had been vaccinated or not. This would be unethical and dangerous, not just for the patients involved, but for their families, the wider community and the population health of Scotland who would be put at risk by the drop in herd immunity of contracting diseases that are vaccine preventable.

Question 6 - Are vaccines safe & effective & please tell me the side effects of all vaccines named in the insert

Before any vaccine is licensed in the UK, the MHRA (as well as the European Medicines Agency for EU-centralised products) thoroughly reviews the immunogenicity/efficacy and safety of vaccines and issues a marketing authorisation (licence). Regulation of vaccines also includes the licensing of the production process and the manufacturing facility, and independent batch release by an Official Medicines Control Laboratory (OMCL). The UK has one of the major OMCLs within the MHRA, the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC). Post-marketing surveillance is undertaken by the MHRA, EMA and other EU authorities, the manufacturers, as well as other health authorities and independent academia. As with other medicines, the MHRA may restrict use or revoke a license if new information changes the original risk benefit assessment.

As with all vaccines and medicines, the MHRA monitors and provides advice on the safety of vaccines in the UK, and the vaccination programme follows recommendations supported by expert independent advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

The MHRA continue to advise that the vaccines have a very good safety profile. Appropriate regulatory action would be taken immediately if new evidence emerged which called into question the safety of any vaccines currently in use across the UK.

Patient information leaflets can be found online at https://www.nhsinform.scot/

Question 12 - Are doctors rewarded for prescribing vaccines

General Medical Services practices are allocated funds through a range of funding streams including the Scottish Workload Formula (SWF). The SWF is applied to an amount known as the Global Sum to calculate each practice’s share. A fixed proportion of this share is for the Childhood immunisations and pre-school boosters (0.77%) and Vaccines and immunisations (this includes, inter alia, most vaccinations for the purposes of foreign travel) (1.53%) Additional Services. Almost all practices will provide these services by default although it is possible for a practice to temporarily opt out by agreement with their Health Board under certain circumstances.

Practices may also agree to provide the following vaccination related Directed Enhanced Services with their Health Boards:

  • Childhood Immunisation Scheme (this is closely interlinked with the Childhood immunisations and pre-school boosters Additional Service);
  • Influenza & Pneumococcal Scheme;
  • Meningitis B Immunisation Scheme;
  • Pertussis Programme; and
  • Shingles Programme

The Childhood Immunisation Scheme pays practices a payment based upon their practice size if targets are met for the courses of vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, pertussis and Haemophilus influenza type B; measles/mumps/rubella; and Meningitis C.

The Influenza & Pneumococcal Scheme pays practices a progressively larger fee per patient if higher targets are met for influenza vaccinations for patients who are over 65.

Other vaccinations under the Influenza & Pneumococcal Scheme and the other schemes and programmes have set fees per vaccination or course of vaccinations.

Practices may also demand or accept a fee or other remuneration from their patients for prescribing or providing drugs or medicines for malaria chemoprophylaxis. This is an exception to the general rule that GP contractors must not, either itself or through any other person, demand or accept from any of its patients a fee or other remuneration, for the benefit of the contractor or another person, for the provision of any treatment whether under the contract or otherwise any prescription for any drug, medicine or appliance.

Question 17 - When the measles vaccine was introduced in the UK how many people had died of measles the previous year.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

Question 18 - How many people die in the UK of FLU & not other side effects

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

However, you may find it helpful to know that the National Record of Scotland website contains information on winter mortality in Scotland and can be found online at: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files/statistics/winter-mortality/2018/winter-mortality-17-18-pub.pdf

Question 25 - Why are vaccine payments classified

Information relating to vaccine costs is considered commercially sensitive. However, you can access the procurement contracts for flu vaccines purchased by NHS Procurement using the links below.
https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=MAY318946
https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=MAY318947
https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=JAN307218

In regards to question 7, 8, 9, 20, 21, 26 and 27, the Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because the Scottish Government is not responsible for the subject. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

With regards to points 23 and 24, we do not consider these questions to be a request for recorded information held by the Scottish government and are therefore unable to respond to this part of your request under FOISA.

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