Archive for January, 2010

What the Government and the Medical Establishment are Admitting about Vaccination

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

I was doing some research on vaccination and discovered the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC, as their website states, is “a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, [and] is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States.”

As I was browsing through their webpages, I came across information which I suspect most people are not aware of. I wanted to share this information, specifically with other parents who are faced with the same dilemma of “to vaccinate, or not to vaccinate.”

First of all, let’s discuss the ingredients of the common childhood vaccines.

According to a pdf list I found through CDC’s website, the vaccines doctors are giving your children include the following ingredients:

– Formaldehyde or Formalin

– Aluminum compounds

– Monkey Kidney Tissue

– Calf Serum Protein

– Bovine Albumin or Serum

– Chick Embryo Fibroblasts

– Thimerosal

In recent years, researchers have been labeling formaldehyde a carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). As for injecting children with foreign animal proteins, other researchers are speculating that this may possibly be interfering with or damaging their human genetic code.

But in regards to Thimerosal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration admitted this:

“Thimerosal is a mercury-containing organic compound (an organomercurial). Since the 1930s, it has been widely used as a preservative in a number of biological and drug products, including many vaccines, to help prevent potentially life threatening contamination with harmful microbes. Over the past several years, because of an increasing awareness of the theoretical potential for neurotoxicity of even low levels of organomercurials and because of the increased number of thimerosal containing vaccines that had been added to the infant immunization schedule, concerns about the use of thimerosal in vaccines and other products have been raised. Indeed, because of these concerns, the Food and Drug Administration has worked with, and continues to work with, vaccine manufacturers to reduce or eliminate thimerosal from vaccines.” (Emphasis mine).

What does this mean? This means that Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative used in your baby’s vaccine, is toxic to your baby’s nervous system and brain.

What severe reactions can the ingredients in these vaccines cause in your child? The CDC website had an entire page devoted to the possible side effects of vaccines. Here are just two of the common childhood vaccines and the possible side effects:

DTaP (Dipheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis vaccine) – Moderate to Severe Reactions

  • Seizure (jerking or staring) (about 1 child out of 14,000)
  • Non-stop crying, for 3 hours or more (up to about 1 child out of 1,000)
  • High fever, 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher (about 1 child out of 16,000)
  • Long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness
  • Permanent brain damage.

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine) – Severe Reactions

  • Deafness
  • Long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness
  • Permanent brain damage

The CDC website claims that severe reactions only occur in the case of one out of a million vaccinations. The Health Canada website claimed that severe reactions occurred in the case of less than one in a million vaccinations. However, one source I read revealed that reporting a severe reaction is NOT mandatory in Canada. If this is true, then the accuracy of the statistics given is seriously questionable.

Many doctors and parents would insist that the vital role of vaccines in preventing serious diseases outweighs the risks of vaccine injury.  However, studies published in medical journals reveal that vaccines are not 100% effective in preventing disease.

Here are extracts from the abstract of an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1987:

An outbreak of measles occurred among adolescents in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the spring of 1985, even though vaccination requirements for school attendance had been thoroughly enforced. Serum samples from 1806 students at two secondary schools were obtained eight days after the onset of the first case. Only 4.1 percent of these students (74 of 1806) lacked detectable antibody to measles according to enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and more than 99 percent had records of vaccination with live measles vaccine….We conclude that outbreaks of measles can occur in secondary schools, even when more than 99 percent of the students have been vaccinated and more than 95 percent are immune. (Emphasis mine).

More recently (1996) the Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases reported this:

Since 1991, 6 years after the recommendation of universal childhood triple vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella (M + M + R), Switzerland has been confronted with an increasing number of mumps cases affecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated children. The M + M + R vaccine mainly used in the Swiss population after 1986 contains the highly attenuated Rubini strain of mumps virus….Mumps was confirmed by virus isolation in 88 patients, of whom 72 had previously received the Rubini vaccine strain….These data support other recent reports which indicate an insufficient protective efficacy of current mumps vaccines. (Emphasis mine).

Of course, science is always improving. But who can say whether vaccines have been perfected yet? Furthermore, even if a child is inoculated against one strain of a certain disease, how will that protect him against another strain?

So one must conclude that a vaccinated person bears the risk both of a vaccine injury and of contracting the disease, whereas the unvaccinated person risks only the disease.

I would greatly encourage parents to become informed and make responsible, knowledgeable decisions about their child’s health and wellbeing. Educate yourself about the disease, the vaccine, and the risks of both before you make your choice. Also, check out the history of the disease and whether vaccination played a significant role in bringing down the fatality rates.

– Kristin