(This is 60/100,000. The rate of death from whooping cough was around 1/100,000 before the vaccine was introduced in the u.s. The rate of death from infectious diseases was lower than this before vaccines were introduced. SIDS did not exist until after vaccines were introduced.)
Causes of death in the group that received PEDIARIX included 2 cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and one case of each of the following: convulsive disorder, congenital immunodeficiency with sepsis, and neuroblastoma. One case of SIDS was reported in the comparator group.
The rate of SIDS among all recipients of PEDIARIX across the 14 trials was 0.25/1,000.
(This is 25/100,000. Again, the rate of death from infectious diseases in the u.s. was about 50/100,000 among infants before vaccines were introduced. Before you say this shows a declining rate of death among infants since vaccination was introduced, keep in mind that this is only one cause of death from one vaccine, not all causes of death from all vaccines.)
The rate of SIDS observed for recipients of PEDIARIX in the German safety study was 0.2/1,000 infants (reported rate of SIDS in Germany in the latter part of the 1990s was 0.7/1,000 newborns).
The reported rate of SIDS in the United States from 1990 to 1994 was 1.2/1,000 live births. By chance alone, some cases of SIDS can be expected to follow receipt of pertussis-containing vaccines."
(This is a rate of 120/100,000 infants dying of SIDS. Remember the rate of death from infectious diseases before vaccines were introduced was 50/100,000 and the rate of death from SIDS was so low, nobody even talked about it.)
This quote comes from the clinical trial information provided by the manufacturer of the vaccine. It can be found here: