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Report: 30% of Kenyan vaccine samples contained sterility-inducing antigen

February 20, 2015

A report issued by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has found that 30% of tested tetanus vaccine samples included a sterility-inducing antigen.

The vaccine, funded by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, was administered to Kenyan women of childbearing age in 2014.

“It is both unethical and immoral for WHO and UNICEF to sponsor and fund an inhuman campaign like this in our country,” the bishops’ conference said in a statement describing the vaccination as a “monumental human rights abuse” and “attack on the survival of a people.”


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  • Posted by: mdavmd2415 - Feb. 21, 2015 12:38 AM ET USA

    This is a most unfortunate interpretation of the results of the investigation. The do not show a sterility inducing agent. They show a protein with the same molecular weight as HCG. But HCG injections by themselves do not cause sterility. There is not a good explanation as to what that protein is, but the findings do not warrant this level of accusation.