The benefits of vaccines are simple: they offer protection against certain diseases. Although none of them are 100% effective, most have been shown to at least substantially reduce the risk of illness and/or death from the diseases they target.
All parents are routinely debriefed on the supposed necessity of vaccinating their children, and doing so at an early age, to prevent disease. What we are not normally informed of are the actual risks of our children contracting these diseases, or suffering complications from them, versus the risks of having a serious vaccine reaction or a delayed, long-term adverse effect from immunizations.
Most of us have grown up taking it for granted that vaccines are just a normal part of life, necessary to keep us healthy. However, in recent years a growing number of parents have been waking up to the corruption in the vaccine industry and associated government regulatory agencies, and have been increasingly questioning the practice of routine vaccinations. Among concerns are toxic vaccine ingredients, potential contamination with animal viruses, the risks of giving too many vaccines too soon, worries that the current epidemic of neurological disorders in children may be related to excessive vaccination, and the concern that injecting multiple pathogens at once may overwhelm the infant immune system and lead to chronic autoimmune disease such as asthma or allergies later in life.
I am not trying to tell you what to do (i.e. vaccinate, vaccinate selectively, delay vaccinations or not vaccinate at all), but it is important for us as parents to be aware of the risks vs. benefits of any medical procedure we subject our children to, and for some reason we are not routinely informed of the risks of vaccination. In fact, even questioning vaccination is somewhat of a taboo.
You will find that our kids are now being routinely vaccinated against things like HepB (though babies are not usually sexually active or drug users) and cervical cancer (with an unproven vaccine that was fast-tracked for approval), plus benign childhood illnesses like flu and chickenpox. I think it's time we started to question this.
Here is a list of websites to help get you started.
Vaccine Exemptions: vaclib.org
A few facts about some common vaccines:
Vaccines are often not as effective as claimed:
S. Pneumonia (Prevnar): decreases overall risk of invasive s.pneumonia disease by only 0.1% (from 0.16% to 0.04%), ear infections by 7%. Contains 125mcg of amuminum phosphate. See package insert: http://www.fda.gov/cber/label/prevnarlb.pdf
Flu vaccine studies: In practice, the flu vaccines don’t work to prevent illness. Publication in prestigious journals is associated with partial or total industry funding, and this association is not explained by study quality or size. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/reprint/338/feb12_2/b354here for more information on immortal/neoplastic cell lines.
Many vaccines contain neurotoxic metals:
Click here for an article on aluminum in vaccines by Dr Sears that was published in Mothering Magazine. As you will see, the amounts babies receive in their routine vaccinations far exceed the safe levels established by the FDA.
Fore more complete information on aluminum:
Thimerosal, a vaccine preservative, is 49% ethylemercury by weight. Mercury is a known neurotoxin and symptoms of mercury poisoning in children are virtually identical to symptoms of autism. Some doctors believe that part of the children diagnosed with autism are really suffering from mercury poisoning.
Evidence of a cover-up in transcript from the Simpsonwood meeting on the risks of mercury in vaccines:
NOTE: although mercury is no longer being used in most pediatric vaccines in North America, it is still in some vaccines including some HepB and flu shots
List of vaccine ingredients:
Click here for list from CDC Pink Book
Overall health and vaccinations:
Who is healthier: the vaccinated or the unvaccinated?
See Barbara Loe-Fisher's blog at:
A parent survey commissioned by Generation Rescue and conducted by Survery USA found that:
- Vaccinated children were 120% more likely to have asthma
- Vaccinated boys were 155% more likely to have a neurological disorder
- Vaccinated boys were 224% more likely to have ADHD
- Vaccinated boys were 61% more likely to have autism
- Vaccination did not appear to increase the risk of autism in girls
- No corelation was established between vaccination and juvenile diabetes
Of note: 80% of neurological disorders in this sample were in boys.
Is there link between vaccinations and asthma? One study found that children who received their first DTP shot at the recommended age of 2 months had more than double the risk of asthma as those whose first shot was delayed to when they were 4 months old. Click here to see the article on this that was posted in The Daily Mail. A link between childhood vaccinations and a more than doubling of the risk of asthma has been found elsewhere as well.
Disclaimer: The material contained on this page is for information purposes only and is not to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor regarding any concerns you may have about your or your child's health before making any decisions about routine childhood immunizationsor other treatments.