Vaccine Controversy

By Nonna Joann • Feb 11th, 2010 • Category: Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Part 2–A Shot in the Dark

I do not consider myself to be an expert on childhood vaccinations. The following information is the result of my research. At the very least, I trust you will find this information thought-provoking. With permission I compiled much of the following from You will find links to other internet articles as well.  Click Here to read Dr. Mercola’s entire article.
This information has NOT been approved by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Ouch…32 vaccines by the time Jovey’s two.

JoveyBy the time children start school he or she will have received more than 36 injections, including four doses each of vaccines for Hemophilus influenzae type b infections, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis which are given during the first 12 months of life.

In 1976 (this is when my children were receiving vaccinations), children received 10 vaccines before attending school, and in the early 1980s, the incidence of autism was 1 in 10,000 births.

Today, autism affects one in every 150 births: with one in 68 American families having an autistic child. Other, less severe developmental disorders, rarely seen before the vaccine era, have also reached epidemic proportions. Four million American children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). One in six American children are now classified as “Learning Disabled.”

Is there a connection between autism and other developmental disorders and vaccines? This is for you to decide. If you are interested in the science behind this connection, Dr. Mercola recommends Dr. Russell Blaylock’s paper that provides a connection between excessive vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Is the Vaccination Schedule Safe?
The current vaccination schedule has never been proven to be safe. Health officials consider a vaccine to be safe if no bad reactions — like seizures, intestinal obstruction or anaphylaxis — occur acutely. The CDC has not done any studies to assess the long-term effects of its immunization schedule.

So no one knows whether injecting children with numerous vaccines in their first 24 months of life, plus the meningococcal vaccine, which is to be administered between the age of 2 and 6, is enough to overwhelm their systems and lead to neurological and immune system disorders. They don’t know, yet they are very adamant about keeping children on this schedule — and they make anyone who dares to question their logic out to be a quack.

Think about this: One vaccine injected into a 13-pound, 2-month-old infant is equivalent to 10 doses of the same in a 130-pound adult. This is an assault on your child’s nervous system and immune system, neither of which is fully developed. It’s no wonder, then, according to Dr. Russell Blaylock, that multiple vaccines given close together over-stimulate your brain’s immune system and, via the mechanism of “bystander injury,” destroy brain cells.

Members of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) — the one that promulgates a self-serving, one-size-fits-all vaccine policy — are known to have ties to vaccine makers. And their compulsory vaccination schedule, that’s required of nearly every U.S. child who is entering public school, has made many of these vaccine makers rich beyond their wildest imaginations.

Despite the constant denial that vaccines do not cause neurodevelopmental disorders the U.S. government has paid out more than $1.5 billion in its Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to families of children who have been injured or killed by vaccines. Most haven’t heard of Baily Banks, who had a seizure 16 days after his first measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (MMR), in 2000 and the court awarding his parents $750,000 for his care. Or that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled that Hannah Poling’s autistic symptoms were triggered by thimerosal (a preservative present in vaccines) given to her at 18 months.  Click Here to read about Baily and Click Here to read more about Hannah.

Vaccinate or Not?
I agree with Dr. Mercola and think it’s wise to question the validity of most all vaccinations. But Dr. Mercola suggests a middle ground, one that at least protects your children during the crucial time of their brain development. The most rapid period of brain development begins in the third trimester of pregnancy and continues over the first two years of life. By then, brain development is 80 percent complete, so it makes sense to wait until this time to give any vaccinations.

Dr. Donald Miller, a cardiac surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, came up with this user-friendly vaccination schedule back in 2004:
1. No vaccinations until your child is two years old
2. No vaccines that contain thimerosal (mercury)
3. No live virus vaccines
4. The following vaccines should be given one at a time (not as a combination vaccine), every 6 months, beginning at age 2:

  • Pertussis (acellular, not whole cell)
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio (the Salk vaccine, cultured in human cells)

This schedule takes the best interests of the individual into consideration rather than what the government judges best for society. If your pediatrician does not like this schedule (and most won’t), you might find a new one who does.

Check out Dr. Mercola’s website:

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4 comments on »

  1. [...] Click Here for Vaccine Controversy–A Shot in the Dark–Part 2. [...]

  2. Thankfully getting most of these “diseases” we vaccinate against in a healthy child is not a severe emergency. Symptoms of the mumps for example are similar to a mild flu. We did our research on the illnesses and the risks of something bad happening if our children got them, & were suprised to learn that the risks are so minimal, and in most of these diseases are so mild in nature with severe risks stats in the single digits (i.e-less than 4% would develop any major complication from the illness) that for us was enough to say NO to vaccinations. Many parents believe its best for their children to have the vaccine bc its ‘better than getting the disease’, but many times thats not true. More often than not outbreaks of diseases happen among mainly vaccinated children & communities then non vaccinated. Some of the research out there is incredible. I had a wonderful opportunity to sit under a group of doctors who walked us all through their medical journals (unpublished to the public) that show us how many studies are out there that prove vaccines aren’t safe or as effective as we are led to believe they are. :)

  3. On a side note about the recent debunking Dr. Wakefield findings against MMR… its unfortunate, if it is true, that this doctor took the measures that he did to “bend” the truth of his study. However, if does not disprove all the mounds of other research out there about the many other issues vaccinations can cause. Autism is something that is a mystery, there are probably many environmental and non environmental causes that trigger this illness in children. Vaccines may be a potential trigger, & it may not be the “cause” but we just don’t, at this point in time, really know for sure. Vaccines are linked to ADD, ADHD, MS, Seizures, Learning disorders, Asthma etc etc etc… and thats and ARE- not a maybe. Its best if parents take time to research each individual “disease” that we now think are horrendous illnesses that our children could be getting and understand the statistics on those individually first before we start pumping our children full of things that in many cases have risks that can outweigh the benefits. :) (enjoyed the commented link of that too). :)

  4. An update from on vaccine transmission of viruses to other persons:

    The CDC is fully aware that some live virus vaccines, such as the rotavirus vaccine, the chicken pox vaccine and live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), have a potential to transmit the viruses to other persons. For example, this CDC bulletin from 2003 says this about LAIV:

    “Because LAIV contains live influenza viruses, a potential exists for transmission of these viruses from vaccines to other persons.”

    The CDC and the WHO know full well that disease has been transmitted – albeit rarely – by way of multi-dose vaccine bottles. Citing 19 studies – that’s right, 19 – that show these bottles to be a potential source of infection, as well as transmitters of diseases like hepatitis, the CDC and the WHO in 2003 drew up guidelines regarding the use of multi-dose bottles.

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