According to recent news reports, the Kenyan Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has decided to boycott the current polio vaccine program because they believe that the vaccine manufactured by the Sum Institute of India may contain estradiol, a derivative of the estrogen hormone, which is believed to cause infertility. One of the professionals raising concerns about the vaccine is obstetrician, gynecologist and member of the Kenyan Catholic Doctors Association, Dr. Wahome Ngare, who says that he believes that the polio vaccine should be tested thoroughly before administration. Dr. Ngare’s concerns may be justified because last year he and his team discovered that the tetanus vaccines, also introduced by WHO, were laced with the sterilizing hormone HcG. However, this is not the first time estrogen or its components have been found in vaccinations; therefore, we have to consider if this is affecting infertility around the world. In 2004, an article titled Cancer-Causing Vaccines, Polio, AIDS and Monkey Business, written by Alan Cantwell, M.D., raised worldwide concerns when he claimed that polio vaccines, aimed at a total of 74 million African children, had been found to be contaminated with a range of female sex hormones that could lead to sterility.
The Kenya National Union of Nurses has joined the campaign to stop the controversial tetanus vaccination until an independent body certifies its safety. The union's Secretary General Seth Panyako stated that the storm generated by the tetanus jab must be resolved. Panyako pointed out that an independent body is best suited to conduct the safety and not the government, in order to bring the matter to a halt. A joint committee that includes representatives of Catholic bishops and the Kenyan Ministry of Health met for the first time in November 19 to discuss concerns about the vaccine, which was found to have beta human chorionic gonadotropin, which prevents women from becoming pregnant.
Catholic Cardinal in Kenya Opposes Government-led Campaign to Vaccinate Only Child-bearing Aged Women with Tetanus
Don't boys and men also need protection from tetanus? That is one of many questions being asked by Catholic officials in Kenya questioning a national tetanus vaccination program targeting only women aged 14-49 years. Joylene Sing'oei writing for the English language Kenyan publication Standard Media reports: The church claims the initiative covering 60 districts has had limited public awareness unlike other national health initiatives that are preceded by a public launch where the public can ask questions. In a statement sent to newsrooms by Catholic Health Commission of Kenya Wednesday evening, the church further alleges that there has been no adequate stakeholder engagement for consultation both in the preparation and implementation of the campaign. The questions the church has put across are; 1- Is there a tetanus crisis on women of child bearing age in Kenya? If this is so, why has it not been declared? 2- Why does the campaign target women of 14 - 49 years? 3- Why has the campaign left out young girls, boys and men even if they are all prone to tetanus? 4- In the midst of so many life threatening diseases in Kenya, why has tetanus been prioritized?