Fifteen-month-old Melody Rain Palombi-Malmgren last month died two days after receiving three routine vaccinations.

On October 17th Melody visited her pediatrician at Herbert Kania Pediatric Group in Warwick, New York where she was injected with the varicella, DTaP, and Hib vaccines. Two days later, Melody suddenly stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest. Her grandmother, who was caring for her that day, called 911 and the baby was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Medical staff spent hours trying to save Melody’s life but were forced to pronounce her dead.

Hospital records show that in addition to cardiac arrest, the baby girl also suffered liver and kidney failure, according to News12 Westchester.

“I just kept saying, she just had vaccines, she just had vaccines,” said Melody’s mother, Katherine Palombi.

Melody had been hospitalized once before, just after she received her two-month routine vaccinations. She was admitted for a high fever and body rash but physicians said it was merely a virus.

“Trust your gut and don’t let them push anything on to your children that you don’t want to do,” Katherine told News12. “I just want to spread awareness in Melody’s name. Maybe she can save other children.”

While medical officials claim injuries from vaccinations are rare and parents should take the risk, those with on-the-ground knowledge of such injuries say they are not as rare as the public is being led to believe.

A retired police detective who spent years investigating cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) — when an infant death under one year cannot be explained after an autopsy and medical review — said in August that at least 75% of cases occurred within 48 hours of vaccination.

The former officer — who identified herself as Jennifer — said she was assigned to the child victim sexual assault unit together with her husband, a retired sergeant. Jennifer declined to divulge her last name or the name of the “medium-sized urban area” where she worked for fear of reprisal. Her identity was confirmed by Dr. Ben Tapper, a prominent chiropractor and member of the so-called “Disinformation Dozen,” twelve dissidents the White House has attempted to suppress.

Jennifer found that most SIDS victims had been vaccinated within hours to a week of their six-month immunization injections. Dr. Tapper says Jennifer gave him the figure of 48 hours as the most common window between immunization and death.

She was also surprised to discover that while investigation and autopsy guidelines for SIDS require looking at many different factors, there is one detail conspicuously omitted from reports.

“One thing that I started to really notice was that medical examiners would detail a lot of things on the death reports like if the baby was eating solids, or it had had a bath and had lotion on and what kind was it, and was there smoking in the home, who was on the house. They left no stone unturned. They literally would mark everything down and then they would stamp ‘SIDS’ on it,” explained Jennifer.

While it is standard procedure to include SIDS victims’ medical histories in reports, CDC guidelines for sudden unexplained infant death investigations list dozens of specific questions which should be asked. These include queries about any medications the infant was given; the mother’s smoking habits while pregnant; descriptions of stuffed toys, pillows and bedding used by the infant; history of religious, cultural, or ethnic remedies; recent hospitalization; and previous medical diagnoses, among other details.

“The one thing that they wouldn’t ever put down was that the child had been recently vaccinated,” Jennifer continued. “And I found that odd, because if there were ever any other pharmaceuticals involved, like a round of antibiotics or Tylenol or whatever, that was certainly on the report. But not vaccines.”

When she pursued this quandary, she found that medical examiners were not obligated to include vaccines because vaccine manufacturers are not liable for deaths and injuries caused by their products.

Jennifer’s revelation comes as medical “experts” are mystified over a report published this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing that the infant death rate rose 3% last year, the first jump in two decades.

In 2022 there were over 20,500 infant deaths, 610 more than in 2021. This comes to 5.6 infant deaths per 1,000 live births — up from 5.44 in 2021 — marking the first statistically significant increase since 2002.

The CDC report revealed that White and Native American babies, baby boys, and infants born at 37 weeks or younger saw the most significant increases in mortality. By state, Missouri, Georgia, Texas, and Iowa saw the biggest jumps, while Nevada saw the only decrease.

Two causes listed in the report were “maternal complications” and “bacterial sepsis of newborn.”

Philadelphia-based neonatologist Dr. Eric Eichenwald told Associated Press the data are “disturbing” and that while RSV and flu infections “could potentially account for some of it,” experts can only speculate about why a statistic that was falling for decades has suddenly surged.

“It’s definitely concerning, given that it’s going in the opposite direction from what it has been,” added University of Maryland researcher Marie Thoma.

But any on-the-ground attempts to investigate a link between infant deaths and vaccines are thwarted. Ottawa detective Helen Grus, for example, is currently being subjected to disciplinary hearings for investigating a possible link between vaccination and SIDS.

Constable Grus, an officer with an exemplary record who received letters of commendation from the public, began her investigation after noticing a sudden cluster of nine SIDS cases in 2021. She accessed the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) database and started contacting the parents of the deceased infants to inquire about the mothers’ vaccination statuses. She also allegedly contacted the coroner’s office to determine if the mothers had been vaccinated with the COVID-19 injections.

After media operatives ran a report on Grus’ investigation, she was suspended for misconduct because she had not been assigned to the inquiry.

But despite the interest in investigating a possible link between infant deaths and vaccinations, medical groups like March of Dimes are calling for more infant vaccinations.

“As we examine the variety of reasons for this troubling increase—including the surge in RSV, flu, and Covid infections last year—we will continue to advocate for what we already know has worked, such as the importance of eligible pregnant people and babies staying up-to-date on their vaccines,” said March of Dimes in a statement this month.