Aniya January 2018

Anita Vasquez: My baby is depending on us to do what’s right & bring her home. #BringAniyaHome #STOPMEDICALKIDNAPPING #PRAYBIG Photo supplied by family.

by Health Impact News/ Staff

The Gardasil vaccine is not intended to be given to children under 9 years of age and has not been studied in babies. It is a vaccine developed for sexually active young women to prevent the human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. In recent years, it has been given to teen-age boys as well. It is perhaps the most controversial vaccine in America and around the world today. (See: America’s Vaccine Civil War: Will Negative News on Gardasil Turn the Tide in 2018?)

Yet when a 4 month old baby in Texas was mistakenly given the shot intended for her teenage brother, her mother has been blamed for causing the symptoms that followed.

Everywhere Anita Vasquez turned for answers for little Aniya’s condition, it seemed that no one she talked to was willing to make the obvious connection between the vaccine and her illness. In the effort to cover-up or deny any effects of the medical error, a family is being sacrificed.

In a cruel twist of irony, the fact that Anita refuses to give up her quest for answers and the fact that she has medical knowledge (because she is a nurse by trade) is being viewed as “evidence” that she has Munchausen syndrome by proxy (or “factitious disorder”) – a rare mental disorder by which someone, usually a parent, intentionally makes a child sick in order to gain attention.

Baby Aniya was seized by Child Protective Services on May 2, 2017, and placed into foster care with strangers.

Her big brother has struggled with blaming himself ever since. He loves his baby sister very much.

In the latest development in their story, CPS social workers have cut off all of 14 year old Alfred’s visits with Aniya.

The Vasquez family just wants to be a family again, but CPS appears to be blaming everyone except the most likely culprit – the vaccine that she never should have received, the vaccine that she was mistakenly given right before her symptoms started.

See their original story:

Infant Accidentally Vaccinated with Gardasil – Mother Blamed for Vaccine Injuries and Baby Medically Kidnapped

Medical Records Show Possible Diagnosis, Downplayed by Social Worker

Like many parents whose children have been medically kidnapped, Anita Vasquez has had a difficult time getting her child’s medical records.

Once Aniya was taken into state custody, her mother has been denied access to her medical records. She has been in the dark about any of her baby’s labwork, medications, and visits to the doctor or hospital.

After court on Monday, January 22, 2018, Anita says that the CPS attorney finally gave her a CD containing most, but not all, of Aniya’s medical records.

She was stunned to see that there was a diagnosis a full 6 months ago of “partial adrenal insufficiency.” This was written in her charts as a diagnosis in July, and Aniya was later prescribed corticosteroids for the condition.

This information has been kept from her until now, and Anita says that it explains all of Aniya’s symptoms that she experienced since receiving the Gardasil 9 vaccine: low sodium, fatigue, lethargy, weakness, weight loss, decreased appetite, dehydration, and polyuria (increased urination). These were symptoms that formed the basis for her removal from her family by CPS.

Aniya family sad

Child removals devastate the whole family. Photo supplied by family.

Aniya not only received the Gardasil shot on December 29, 2016, she also got the pneumococcal vaccine, an oral dose of the rotavirus vaccine, and Pediarix, a combination of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, and polio vaccines. Thus, Aniya received a total of 8 vaccines at once. This young baby received a very large dose of not only inactivated viruses, but also other ingredients such as mercury and aluminum which are contained in vaccines as preservatives.

Because Gardasil has not been studied in children under 9, there are no studies to show the possible side effects and dangers of the shot in babies. There is no scientific data to indicate whether or not adrenal insufficiency could be caused by the vaccine.

Adrenal insufficiency has, however, been seen in teens and adults following the administration of the vaccine. There is a very real possibility of a link, but it has not been researched.


Courtney and her mother explain how the Gardasil vaccine destroyed Courtney’s life.

Courtney is a teenager who received one Gardasil shot, and her life was forever changed. Her mother, who is also a nurse, wrote:

After Courtney’s appointment with the pediatric endocrinologist, he felt it was possible that her adrenal glands were not functioning correctly.

He ordered additional blood on Courtney. This blood work showed Courtney supposedly had “Adrenal Insufficiency” which means her adrenal glands were not working correctly.

The endocrinologist said they were seeing more teens being diagnosed with this in the last several years.

I asked if he felt it was tied to Gardasil since teens are now receiving this vaccine, he said he wasn’t sure but definitely thought it was worth looking into and keeping track of.

My daughter was placed on steroids and it was hoped that this would improve the situation. This condition is also considered life threatening if she were to become very ill or in an accident etc.

After months of treatment and searching for answers, she went to the Mayo clinic:

On the last day at MAYO when we met with the endocrinologist, he felt Courtney was misdiagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency and was now truly adrenal insufficient after having been placed on high doses of steroids.

He recommended we see a new endocrine doctor at Kansas University Medical Center when we went back to Kansas and for her to be tapered off her steroids.

He felt her adrenal glands would wake back up.

Then we met with her case doctor, she diagnosed Courtney with “Autonomic Dysfunction”.

This is a neurologic disease that they are also seeing more of. She has been placed on a high salt diet, drinking a lot of fluids especially water, placed on an exercise regime, and she takes a prescription for this 3 times daily.

They feel she “should” grow out of this but aren’t sure at what age.

They too aren’t sure “why” she has this disease! She was a normal, healthy teen girl with mild asthma that was controlled. She was outgoing, happy, loving girl with straight “A’s” in school.

She was full of life UNTIL she received her first and only Gardasil vaccine and this is a decision I regret every second of every day – if only I could turn back the clock!

See Courtney’s story:

Gardasil: The Decision I will Always Regret

There are certainly similarities between Courtney’s case and Aniya’s, including the high salt diet, dehydration, and the denial of medical professionals to connect the decline in health to the Gardasil vaccine.

In the medical records that Anita Vasquez recently received, she found that on 9/11, a doctor prescribed Aniya hydrocortizone, a steroid, for 3 times a day. This is a recognized protocol for treating adrenal insufficiency, along with a diet high in salt. Aniya had that as well.

Anita questioned the CPS case worker Megan Morales about the medications that she saw prescribed, and her responses do not add up to Anita. The case worker said that they did a test for adrenal insufficiency, and that she passed it.

They gave her medicine in case she was to get sick. However, she did not get sick so the medication was not needed.

Why would a doctor prescribe a medication that was not needed? More importantly, does she or doesn’t she have adrenal insufficiency?

While a mother is being blamed and a family torn apart, the doctors who are seeing Aniya don’t seem to have a definitive answer for her condition.

Even if they want to underplay the role of the vaccine, there is clearly something that has been wrong with Aniya. She wouldn’t have been diagnosed with, or suspected of having, adrenal insufficiency if there were not something very real going on with her.

Blaming the mother and taking the baby away from the family seems a very poor way of addressing their inability to come to a conclusion about what is causing the child’s symptoms.

Social workers have not communicated with Anita about doctor appointments or medical treatment, in what may be an attempt to hide her medical condition.

The baby was clearly not feeling well when the family visited her for her birthday on August 4.


Grandma Mary on Aniya’s first birthday. Photo supplied by family.

Anita knew that the foster parents took her baby to the emergency room last October on a Sunday evening. The visit the next day was cancelled. All that Anita was told that her baby was running a fever but tested negative for strep and flu.

Now that she has the medical records, it is clear that Aniya was more than a little bit sick that day, with a temperature of 104.3, pulse of 170, and blood pressure of 137/83. Other vital signs were off as well, indicating that she was definitely sick.

Social workers have reportedly communicated to the court that Aniya got better once she was out of her mother’s care – something that is seen as definitive evidence of Munchausen by proxy.

Clearly, according to the limited medical records that Anita has received, that is not the case.

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy – A Convenient Diagnosis

At Health Impact News, we have noted that virtually every case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MBP) that we have investigated is, in actuality, a case of medical malpractice or vaccine injury that is being covered up by labeling the mother with MBP. A hospital or medical professional cannot be sued for malpractice if the child is no longer in the parent’s custody.

In this case, a medical mistake was clearly made. A doctor gave the baby a vaccine that was not intended for her. There is no question about that fact.

The denial of responsibility comes in as doctor after doctor has denied any connection between the mysterious symptoms that only began after the shot and the administration of the shot.

In an apparent attempt to avoid culpability, the mother has been vilified.

Dr. Marc Feldman, considered to be one of the world’s leading authorities on MBP, told us in 2014 that the diagnosis can be conveniently used to get parents out of the way. (See article.)

Whether it is a parent who is making waves, questioning a medication or procedure, asking for a second opinion, or simply disagreeing with the doctor, a label of MBP shuts all of that down.

If a parent questions and seeks out answers, that parent can be victimized by the system, and their child can be taken by the cooperative efforts of CPS and the hospital.

According to Dr. Feldman, the very fact that a mother protests and defends herself and her child is perceived as a further indication of her guilt. It is a lose/lose scenario, he says.

According to Dr. Helen Hayward-Brown, a medical anthropologist from Australia, the criteria for diagnosing MBP are prejudicial. The profile criteria “lacks scientific credibility” and “is being used by medical practitioners to hastily condemn women.”

In a paper entitled, “False and Highly Questionable Allegations of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy,” which Dr. Hayward-Brown presented to the 7th Australasian Child Abuse and Neglect Conference in Perth, she lists behaviors that are listed among the diagnostic criteria for MBP and shows how these could actually apply to any normal, innocent parent, especially one with a medically complex child.

Munchausen table

Dr. Hayward-Brown was interviewed by host Tammi Stefano of the National Safe Child show to discuss how MBP is used against parents to take children away from them, comparing MBP to a “witch hunt.” Watch the interview:

Anita Vasquez is a normal mom whose child began showing signs of vaccine injury after receiving a vaccine that is not intended for babies – a vaccine that has been implicated in the deaths and injuries of more young people than any other vaccine since its introduction in 2006. (Source.)

Because she persisted in advocating for her child and because she knows medical terminology, she has been assigned a label designed to keep her from her child.

The very things that make her a good mom are being used against her.

Big Brother Can No Longer Visit

In another cruel twist to their story, Aniya’s big brother Alfred has been banned by CPS from visiting her.

Alfred, who is now 14, has blamed himself for his baby sister getting the shot that was intended for him. He wants to be the protective big brother, but he is helpless to save his sister. There is nothing he can do about the situation.

(He got the Gardasil 9 vaccine as well. While the doctor’s staff was calling Merck about the baby getting the shot by mistake, one of the staff went back into the room where Alfred was and made sure to give him “his” shot.)

Alfred has enjoyed spending time with his sister at visits, and he adores her.

Aniya and brother

Alfred and his little sister at a recent visit. Photo supplied by family.

A couple weeks ago, Anita says that she got an odd text from the social worker accusing her son of pinching and poking Aniya during a visit – something that she says didn’t happen. If it had, she asserts, surely the CPS people would have said something during the visit or stopped the visit.

This has been very difficult on the teen, who has had to adjust to having his sister being sick and being medically kidnapped, as well as the normal teenage adjustments. According to Anita:

This has just wrecked his world.

Anita Talks to Vaxxed Team

Recently Anita Vasquez shared her family’s story with Tia Sevarino from the Vaxxed team.

What Now? Mother Seeks Help

Anita has been working hard to raise money for attorney’s fees by making and selling menudo, a spicy Mexican soup. She has begun working with renowned attorney Allison Folmar.

During court on January 22, the judge denied the motion for continuance to give the new attorney more time to prepare the case. There was a public defender on the case, but the judge removed him.

Anita had petitioned for the state to pay the fees for her expert witnesses, but he denied that as well. Because of her fundraising efforts, he says that she is not indigent. She will have to raise more money to pay for experts to testify unless she can find qualified experts who will waive their fee.

He’s making me depend on donations to pay for experts.

There will be a jury trial in civil court on March 5.

There is a Facebook page set up to follow Aniya’s story called Justice for Aniya.

Aniya FB page

Greg Abbott is the Governor of Texas. He may be reached at (512) 463-2000 or by contacting him here.

Representative Geanie W. Morrison represents the Vasquez family’s district. She may be reached at (512) 463-0456 or contacted here.

Lois Kolkhort is the Senator for their district. She may be reached at (512) 463-0118 or contacted here.