New concerns for parents in Bradley pedophile case

    Warnings issued to parents of Earl Bradley’s patients that he diluted vaccination shots.

    The parental nightmare surrounding the pedophile case against former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley continues to grow with the release of a letter warning parents that vaccines administered by the doctor to his patients may have been diluted.

    The Division of Public Health and the state attorney general’s office sent out letters this week to about 5,000 patients claiming he might have used diluted or expired vaccines.  Bradley treated children over a 15 year period in the Lewes and Milford area.  The letter states claims concerning bogus vaccines can’t be confirmed.  The health department believes the time frame was from 2006-2008, but the letter goes on to state other years may be involved as well.

    The allegations of bad vaccines comes from Dr. Melvin Morse.  He considered joining Dr. Bradley’s practice in 2007.  He told the News Journal that year Bradley had to him he was using bogus saline vaccines and ones with expired dates and he passed the information on to the state.  The attorney general’s office claims it did not know about the Morse allegations until this April.

    Dr. Karyl Rattay, state health director, said children with bad vaccines are not in immediate danger.   She says the state has not seen any kind of increased infection rate around the state.  Blood test can be done to check the level of infection.

    Bradley is charged with raping and sexually abusing one boy and more than 100 girls he treated in his practice.

    The Delaware Department of Public health urges parents to contact their primary physician if they have concerns.  They can also call the state division of public health immunization program at 800-282-8672 from 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.   They can also contact the attorney general’s Lewes community office at 302-645-4010.  The CDC also provides information about vaccinations on their website.

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