Rosemary Fox MBE

Demented Arguments From Journalists, Preface, Silenced Witnesses By Rosemary Fox MBE

[1982] DPT: vaccine roulette (TV Documentary)

Helen's Story by Rosemary Fox “Helen’s Story Is the story of Rosemary Fox's campaign for justice for her daughter after a vaccination in 1962  changed her daughter forever. She was the first to challenge the UK Government's refusal of compensation. Her campaign evolved into The Association of Parents of Vaccine Damaged Children, spending over 30 years fighting for compensation for vaccine damaged children and succeeding. She takes a pragmatic look at the subject and demonstrates the difficulty parents face when they know their child has been injured by a vaccine. Rosemary Fox was told that she chose to vaccinate her daughter and should not blame the government for something she could not prove "scientifically", then she was criticised for damaging the vaccine programme and told to keep quiet. Fortunately for many she refused. If there is one book I would recommend to help understand the political nature of this controversial subject, and what parents and children are up against it is this." Sourced

In a letter to the British Medical Journal, Rosemary Fox, secretary of Parents of Vaccine Damaged Children, said this:
    “Two years ago, we started to collect details from parents of serious reactions, suffered by their children to immunizations of all kinds. In 65% of the cases referred to by us, reactions followed ‘triple’ vaccinations (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis). The children in this group total 182 to date; all are severely brain damaged, some are also paralyzed, and 5 have died during the past 18 months. Approximately 605 of reactions (major convulsions, intense screaming, collapse, etc.) occurred within 24 hours of vaccination, 80% within 3 days, and all within 12 days. During the period 1969-1974, when 64 deaths resulted from whooping cough, 56 cases of severe brain damage followed vaccination.
    “These cases have been referred to the DHSS (British Department of Health and Social Services over the past two years. As the figures steadily increased and we discovered that there were doubts about the safety of whooping cough vaccines, we asked the DHSS if current vaccines were available . . The department insists, however, that the incidence of severe reactions to whooping cough vaccines is low and states that there are no plans to study our cases at present.”—Rosemary Fox, letter to the British Medical Journal, dated February 21, 1976.