Below is the ongoing correspondence between Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD and the WA State Department of Health regarding the safety of consuming baker’s yeast-containing products after the receipt of vaccines made using yeast-recombinant technology.
On February 10, 2020, Dr. Obukhanych submitted a petition.
Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych submitted a petition to the Washington State Board of Health, requesting they adopt guidelines for alerting vaccine administrators and recipients to monitor any potential gut-related health issues (such as gastro-intestinal food allergies, GIFAs) from consumption of baker’s/brewer’s yeast-containing foods in those vaccinated with yeast-recombinant vaccines. She specifically requested the following:
The full petition can be read here: WA SBOH petition – Dr Obukhanych
On April 7, 2020 the Department of Health denied the petition.
On April 22, 2020 Dr. Obukhanych requested that the Department support the dismissal of her concerns with actual scientific evidence.
She specifically requested the following:
“please provide all studies you believe ACIP has relied upon to determine that none of the pathological manifestations of non-IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food allergy (such as chronic diarrhea/constipation, delayed gastric emptying, gastroesophageal reflux/projectile vomiting, irritable bowel and gut pain) are related to the use of yeast-recombinant vaccines.”
Her full response can be read here: Response-to-DOH
Dr. Obukhanych will keep ICWA informed of any further response from the WA Department of Health. She has also written a scientifically-referenced educational article “Gastrointestinal food allergy to baker’s yeast after receiving yeast-recombinant Hepatitis B vaccine” on her website www.tetyanaobukhanych.com.