BY J.B. HANDLEY
PORTLAND, Oregon — First, a disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, and the final decision about vaccinating your child should take place between you and your healthcare provider. I’m not giving you medical advice; I’m stating my opinion.
I am a dad. And, I write this without benefitting in anyway from what is said here. I have no book to peddle, no profits to protect, and there’s no doubt that writing this will result in some amount of hate directed in my general direction for challenging a popular narrative that vaccines are only safe and effective and should be administered the same way to all children without consideration for the unique biology of each and every child. So be it.
About the title
How could this be the only vaccine guide you’ll ever need? Like the old adage about teaching someone to fish, I believe my words will help you to do two things that can put you in control of the vaccine decision for your child and family:
- Do your own research. Understand the risks and benefits of everything you are putting into your child.
Every single person is different. There is no part of medicine where “one size fits all” is a good idea.
If you understand the harm vaccines can cause in some children and the benefits they provide, you won’t be intimidated by any pressure or judgment being placed on you by others.
2. Find a healthcare provider who doesn’t believe “one size fits all” when it comes to vaccines
The relationship between you and a doctor when it comes to vaccines is critical. There is a lot of shame and intimidation used in the healthcare profession to goad parents into vaccinating. This is wrong on so many levels, and there are also many healthcare providers who don’t believe one size fits all, who do believe every child is different, and who work with parents to provide the best plan for each child. Find that doctor. (And if someone shames you or tries to coerce you, run away fast!) They exist in every region of the country — network with parents until you find one. They might be a naturopath, a D.O., or a chiropractor, just find one!
That was easy, right? Do those two things (your own research, find a great healthcare provider) and you will be in great shape.
So you know, I did neither of those things when I had young kids in the early 2000s. I did no research. I went with the local pediatrician everyone else seemed to use. I regret those choices deeply, which is why I’m writing this to you right now*.
(*like tens of thousands of other American parents, I watched my son decline into Autism after following the vaccine schedule perfectly.)
I’m going to do 2 more things with this post to hopefully get you on your way to a better understanding of vaccines:
- I’ll share with you ten truths about vaccinations that most people — and especially new parents — don’t typically know
- I will go through every vaccine currently recommended for American children by the CDC and give you my opinion on their risk vs. benefit
Ten truths about vaccines most people don’t know
- The U.S. vaccine schedule has gone up 15-fold since the early 1960s
The numbers can be very confusing, but this chart accurately shows the difference between the vaccine schedule in 1962, 1983 and the vaccine schedule in 2016 recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Please note on the chart that it looks at “doses” rather than “vaccines” so that a single DTaP shot given for three separate illnesses (Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) is always counted as 3 doses. With that apples-to-apples comparison, we can see that the vaccine schedule in the United States called for 5 total doses in 1962 versus 72 total doses today (that’s not a typo).
2. Even today, other first world countries often give far fewer vaccines to children than the U.S., and avoid many altogether
The most recent study I could find on this topic was done several years ago, but I think it’s very eye opening. Of 30 first-world countries looked at, no other first world country besides the U.S. recommends Hepatitis A vaccine. Only one other country (of 30) recommends the flu shot, only 2 other countries recommend Rotavirus, and only 3 other countries recommend the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine. Why doesn’t England vaccinate for chicken pox? Why doesn’t Sweden give babies Hepatitis B? It goes on and on, I hope you take a close look.
Why should you care how other first world countries vaccinate their children? I think it will empower you to look at EACH vaccine and weigh that vaccine on its merits. If no one but the U.S. gives the Hepatitis A vaccine, perhaps that will cause you to take a closer look as to WHY that is true, and further to consider IF it’s a vaccine that is truly necessary for your child. What’s true? The U.S. is #1 in the world for total vaccines given.
3. Vaccines injure children, and the U.S. government has an entire division set up to compensate families for that injury
Most people struggle to believe a vaccine can injure a child. The narrative generally used is that vaccines are “safe and effective.” Yet, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is very much alive and well and run by the U.S. government. As the program itself explains:
“In very rare cases, a vaccine can cause a serious problem, such as a severe allergic reaction. In these instances, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) may provide financial compensation to individuals who file a petition and are found to have been injured by a VICP-covered vaccine.”
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program even includes a Vaccine Injury Table that spells out typical injuries sorted by vaccine. For example, here’s the table of injuries for just the Hepatitis B vaccine:
“It is important to remember that as a legal matter, all vaccines are considered ‘unavoidably unsafe.’ In other words, all vaccines, like the illnesses that they’re intended to prevent carry inherent risks. People are injured by vaccines. More than 3,800 people have been compensated by the federal government for vaccine injury, including death. So brain damage and death are common side effects of the vaccine, just as they are of the illness.”
4. In most states, you have a choice on whether or when you give your child vaccines
The CDC recommends vaccines. But, you the parent, with consultation from a healthcare provider, are the one who decides what vaccines are injected into your child. Here’s a great chart which shows exactly what types of exemptions from vaccines are available in each state. (Note: You always have a choice as to whether or not to give a child a vaccine, in some states they may preclude them from being able to attend school.)
The NVIC explains further:
There is a difference between federal vaccine policies and state vaccine laws. Federal public health officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) make national vaccine policy recommendations for children and adults. With the approval of state legislatures, public health officials in state health departments make and enforce vaccine mandates. That is why vaccine laws and legal exemptions to vaccination vary from state to state…
While vaccine policymakers in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) make vaccine recommendations for children and adults, the bottom line is that your state may not require all federally recommended vaccines as a condition of employment, and school or daycare attendance.
5. There will be a permanent supply of disease “outbreaks” because the vaccines for measles, mumps, and pertussis have serious efficacy issues.
Have you ever noticed that “outbreaks” of pertussis (whooping cough) mumps, and measles seem to happen every year? There’s a pretty simple explanation for this, and it’s not necessarily what you think. Put simply: the vaccines don’t work that well. As the Associated Press reported in 2013:
“A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn’t seem to be working as well as expected. The research suggests that while the vaccine may keep people from getting sick, it doesn’t prevent them from spreading whooping cough — also known as pertussis — to others. “It could explain the increase in pertussis that we’re seeing in the U.S.,” said one of the researchers, Tod Merkel of the Food and Drug Administration.”
During the 2014 flu season, the CDC already came out and said this year’s flu vaccine is not every effective:
“Scientists are concerned about what they’re seeing so far this flu season, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, a day after the agency advised doctors this year’s flu vaccine is not as effective because the current strain of the virus has mutated.”
It’s also true that the reporting on measles and other outbreaks rarely explains that the majority of people infected with pertussis or measles have been vaccinated.
From Los Angeles:
Of the pertussis cases in Los Angeles County, 8 percent were individuals who had never been vaccinated. Experts say the number is not a significant factor in the spread of pertussis.
From New York City:
“Get the measles vaccine, and you won’t get the measles — or give it to anyone else. Right? Well, not always. A person fully vaccinated against measles has contracted the disease and passed it on to others. The startling case study contradicts received wisdom about the vaccine and suggests that a recent swell of measles outbreaks in developed nations could mean more illnesses even among the vaccinated.”
“Baltimore, Maryland, is still officially free of the wild-type measles after the genotype testing from the measles virus revealed that the 12-month-old baby who ended up in the ER on January 21 with measles-like symptoms was simply experiencing a reaction to her MMR vaccine.”
How about the mumps outbreak at Harvard University just a few weeks ago?
Zoback said the infected students had all been vaccinated against mumps, as required by law. It’s possible the vaccine didn’t work in some people, or that the virus mutated in ways that made the shot less effective. The mumps vaccine fails to induce immunity in about 12 percent of people who receive it, so mumps outbreaks occur occasionally even in highly vaccinated populations.
Note: There is a whistle-blower lawsuit against Merck in Pennsylvania, the maker of the mumps vaccine, claiming Merck hid the efficacy data on mumps, because it was showing that the vaccine often didn’t work:
“As noted previously, the former virologists charged the drug maker knew its vaccine was less effective than the purported 95% level, and alleged senior management was aware and also oversaw testing that concealed the actual effectiveness.”
6. A public health technique, spearheaded by the CDC, is to create “Concern, Anxiety, and Worry” like we saw during the Disneyland measles scare.
I wrote a post called, “Concern, Anxiety, and Worry: Getting played by the CDC (and others)” where I explained that generating fear and anxiety is part of the CDC’s strategy for getting parents to vaccinate their babies and children. In 2004, Glen Nowak, Director of Communications, CDC, made this abundantly clear in a presentation he gave:
“The belief that you can inform and warn people, and get them to take appropriate actions or precautions with respect to a health threat or risk without actually making them anxious or concerned. This is not possible…This is like breaking up with your boyfriend without hurting his feelings. It can’t be done.”
Nowak spells out the CDC’s “Recipe” for generating vaccine demand, notice how much he emphasizes generating “perceptions.”
“Fostering demand, particularly among people who don’t routinely receive an annual influenza vaccination, requires creating concern, anxiety, and worry.”
— Glen Nowak, Director of Communications, CDC
7. Doctors are not required to give you the actual package insert for vaccines that spells out the known adverse events
This photograph is just a small section of the actual package insert for the flu vaccine. As a consumer, you will never see this unless you ask for it. The doctor is only required to give you a “Vaccine Information Statement” prepared by the CDC, and it is dramatically more benign and less explicit, as you can see for DTaP, Hepatitis B, and MMR.
In Oklahoma, the legislature recently tried to compel doctors to be required to give parents full disclosure about vaccines and passed a bill to do just that, until it was vetoed by the Governor! Read:
“The bill also would have required doctors to provide scientific information to patients on the health benefits and risks of vaccines, like that listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. ‘When it comes to the safety and well-being of their children, parents are the No. 1 health care provider, period,’ Republican Rep. Randy Grau said.”
8. Vaccines have been proven to cause auto-immunity, something now epidemic amongst U.S. children
Autoimmunity n. (au’to·im·mu’ni·ty): A misdirected immune response that occurs when the immune system goes awry and attacks the body itself. Autoimmunity can cause a broad range of human illnesses, known collectively as autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases occur when there is progression from benign autoimmunity to pathogenic autoimmunity. This progression is determined by genetic influences as well as environmental triggers.
Wondering where all these food allergies in children have come from, many with potentially deadly outcomes? (Food allergies are an autoimmune condition.) Several weeks back, a headline from scientists at the University of Virginia should have set off a national conversation:
The article describing the research from UVA is deeply disturbing; partly because it actually spells out how many other studies have already been done that corroborate the new findings:
“In the Journal of Immunotoxicology, researchers from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University said that aluminum adjuvants in vaccines carry a risk of inducing these undesired, allergic responses [autoimmunity!!], especially in people who are genetically predisposed to these types of responses from vaccines and to atopic diseases. These researchers wrote that they have found some genetic variants that might make people more susceptible to allergies being induced by aluminum adjuvants in vaccines, and pointed out that determining who may have these gene variants before vaccination could reduce the incidences of these unfortunate responses to vaccines.”
Unfortunately, the autoimmune trigger these scientists are blaming for the food allergies — aluminum adjuvants — are in MOST of the childhood vaccine schedule:
“According to the CDC, alum is found in a handful of vaccines at the same time that potential allergens are. In Comvax, a vaccine used to protect against Hib and hepatitis B, both soy and yeast are potential allergens that are injected at the same time as alum during vaccination. In the hepatitis B vaccine Recombivax, yeast protein and soy are also found in the same injection as alum. According to the World Allergy Organization Journal, vaccines approved for human use in the U.S. that contain aluminum adjuvants include some Hib conjugate vaccines, DTaP vaccines, all combination DTaP, Tdap, and Hib vaccines, hepatitis B vaccines, hepatitis A vaccines, HPV vaccines, anthrax vaccines and rabies vaccines.”
Still not sure what to believe? Here’s a medical textbook linking Vaccines to Autoimmunity published by well-known textbook manufacturer Wiley-Blackwell.
“With the discovery of autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA), the work of leading researchers from 14 countries on the role of adjuvants in different vaccines and how they can induce diverse autoimmune clinical manifestations in genetically prone individuals has been published in the newly released medical textbook, Vaccines and Autoimmunity.”
The book’s press release goes on to explain: “Contributors to Vaccines and Autoimmunity include clinical physicians and scientists at major universities and research hospitals in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico and Slovenia.”
9. The debate about whether or not vaccines cause Autism is far from over.
Like tens of thousands of other parents who I have heard from, I watched my son regress from normal to Autism between the age of 12 and 20 months. His decline coincided perfectly with his vaccine schedule and he developed a myriad of physical symptoms that ultimately ended up with an Autism diagnosis. I just came across a site recently with more than 2,500 personal accounts of vaccine injury that I think is worth a look right here. Remember that a side effect of the MMR is “brain injury” and take a look at this insert for the DTaP vaccine citing SIDS and Autism as reported adverse events:
The U.S. Government knows vaccines cause brain injury. My son’s autism is a brain injury.
It’s not that hard to conclude that something that is known to cause a brain injury (a vaccine) and my son’s brain injury (autism) are related.
By the way, here’s the best article I have read explaining how exactly a vaccine can cause a brain injury for those of you interested in the biology of it all.
If vaccines are causing 1 in 68 children to have Autism, then the risk-reward for vaccinating a child is blown. As former UPI reporter Dan Olmsted says:
“If the CDC wants to stop the spread of measles, they need to stop spreading autism. It’s nowhere near an acceptable tradeoff.”
While this post really isn’t about Autism per se, I want you to know a few things:
- An Italian Court ruled that the MMR shot triggered Valentino Bocca’s Autism
- The U.S. Vaccine Court ruled that Hannah Poling’s Autism was caused by vaccines
- One of the primary authors of the “Danish Studies” utilized to exonerate vaccines from causing autism by the CDC has been indicted by the FBI for fraud because he stole money from the CDC. Really, I’m not making this stuff up! A new book has been written about it called “Master Manipulator.”
- The oft-repeated falsehood that the “science” on whether or not vaccines cause Autism has already been done can easily be disproven by anyone willing to read the science the CDC and others refer to. I got so frustrated, I wrote an entire website dealing with this topic, Fourteen Studies. And I followed that up with an article for Medium here.
Recently, a CDC Whistleblower, William Thompson, has emerged. He’s a senior scientist at the CDC and a published author on several of the CDC’s vaccine-autism studies. His accusations are mind-blowing and would cause the CDC grave harm if proven true. In the Fall of 2014, he published a press release with the statement below which, if true, would mean that several of the most important studies “disproving” an autism-vaccine link reached their conclusions by manipulating data to hide associations. The Daily Callercovered this story on Feb 3, 2015. As Dr. Thompson confesses:
“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”
Dr. Thompson’s words are now the central theme of an amazing movie, Vaxxed, opening in theaters nationwide as we speak. Click here for potential showtimes in your area.
10. The impact of vaccines on infectious disease since the 1900s has been overstated
There are some who argue that most of the diseases vaccines prevent against dropped dramatically before vaccines were introduced. They argue that clean water, sanitation, and refrigerators handled perhaps 98% of the problem, and vaccines took care of the final 2%. Like this:
This is very important information, and very confusing for many. The popular perception of vaccines is that a baby really isn’t ready to face the scary world until they have been vaccinated, because they’ll be vulnerable to deadly diseases. What if that’s not really true? I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this issue and one of the best data sources I have found was produced in 1999 in the Journal of the American Medical Association in an article titled, Trends in Infectious Disease Mortality in the United States During the 20th Century. This chart really caught my eye, showing death from infectious disease from 1900–1999. As you can see, infectious disease deaths have dropped precipitously:
The problem with the narrative that vaccines are responsible for a dramatic drop in death from infectious disease is that death rates in the U.S. had dropped dramatically by the 1960s, which was well before we had a fully developed national vaccination program. Remember from above, we only gave 5 vaccine doses in 1963 versus 72 today.
Here’s the CDC’s own data looking at vaccination rates over time:
This chart above is probably the one that surprises people the most. Note that this chart was produced by the CDC, I just added some personal commentary in the red boxes. What you can see is that even as late as the early 1980s children were really only receiving 3 vaccines in the United States (DTP, Polio, MMR) and vaccination rates for children were 50–60% nationally. Yet, we weren’t living in the dark ages.
When a doctor tells you that your baby simply must have the Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Varicella, Flu, Rotavirus, and PCV shots to be healthy, perhaps you can challenge their advice by remembering that many countries do not require these vaccines even today and that in the United States before the mid-1990s far fewer vaccines were given to children and national vaccination rates were far lower, and the world didn’t end.
I pulled some data directly from the Oregon Health Authority about infectious disease here in my home state. What you can see is that there are 67 communicable diseases that require reporting to the state health authority. Of those 67 diseases, only 10 of them have vaccines available for prevention. What about the other 57 communicable illnesses? Immune systems, clean water, plumbing, refrigerators, and sanitary practices take care of the rest. The truth is, the incidence of all 67 of these diseases is extremely low…still think the world will end if you lighten up on the vaccines?
The vaccines recommended by the CDC (and your doctor)
(Another disclaimer: this is truly NOT medical advice. Take my opinions, form your own, and work it out with your chosen and trusted healthcare provider.)
Here’s the current recommended vaccination schedule from the CDC:
You can find this schedule at the CDC website right here. Note: this is only the schedule for birth-6 years old. The CDC has different schedules as children get older, but this is the schedule where most of the vaccines are given. When people talk about “getting their child vaccinated”, this is what they are talking about. I think people think vaccines are more confusing than they really are. I’d recommend thinking about vaccines like this:
- Look very closely at the disease the vaccine is intended to protect
- Weigh the risks of having the disease with the risks of injury from the vaccine
Between birth and 6 years old, the CDC recommends exactly 10 vaccines. Some of these vaccines — MMR, DTaP — protect against more than one disease. I have taken the liberty of sorting these 10 vaccines in a way that may prove helpful for you to consider. (Without trying to confuse, I have also added an 11th vaccine — the HPV vaccine, commonly called Gardasil — because they are giving this vaccine to children earlier and earlier in their life.)
I’ve sorted these 11 vaccines using my own opinion about their utility (risk vs benefit). Then, rather than just give you my opinion, I’ve tried to arm you with links to articles and scientific studies I think may be helpful. To make life easier, I have numbered the vaccines. Please note, these numbers do not constitute a ranking, although I personally consider Vaccines #1–7 to not be worth the risk-benefit trade off.
Here’s more detail on the 11 vaccines.
1. Hepatitis B vaccine
(Most first world countries only give this shot to babies if the mother is infected with Hepatitis B.)
Excerpt: “The odds of receiving EIS [special education services] were approximately nine times as great for vaccinated boys (n¼46) as for unvaccinated boys (n¼7), after adjustment for confounders. This study found statistically significant evidence to suggest that boys in United States who were vaccinated with the triple series Hepatitis B vaccine, during the time period in which vaccines were manufactured with thimerosal, were more susceptible to developmental disability than were unvaccinated boys.”
Excerpt: “The Hepatitis B vaccine addition to the U.S. vaccination schedule for children is a wildly destructive disaster for seemingly little benefit to public health. The science proving what a disaster it is will keep coming.”
Excerpt: “There is no vaccine that gets me more upset than hepatitis B. There are two primary reasons for this. It is given to virtually every newborn in the hospital and many times without parents’ consent shortly after the child is born. If the parent chooses not to have their 12-hour-old newborn vaccinated in the newborn nursery, it takes enormous effort on the parent’s part to make sure this vaccine is not given without their informed consent before the baby leaves the hospital. Secondly this vaccine given on the day of birth is the least justifiable of any vaccine that I can think of. A child can ONLY get the disease from IV drug abuse, sexual activity with an infected partner, a blood transfusion using contaminated blood, OR from the mother.”
2. HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine
(The HPV vaccine has been withdrawn from the Japanese market. Ireland has a very public fight brewing right now about its use and side effects.)
Excerpt: “Our lives were never the same following the Gardasil HPV vaccination of our daughters, with years taken from them, their parents, siblings and grandparents,” REGRET spokesperson Anna Cannon told the committee in her opening address.
Excerpt: “Around 2,000 reported side effects after using Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine have determined Japanese government officials to withdraw Gardasil from the market in 2013, despite the vaccine being highly promoted in the United States and now approved by the European Union.”
Excerpt: “Dr. Diane Harper says young girls and their parents should receive more complete warnings before receiving the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Dr. Harper helped design and carry out the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies to get Gardasil approved, and authored many of the published, scholarly papers about it. She has been a paid speaker and consultant to Merck. It’s highly unusual for a researcher to publicly criticize a medicine or vaccine she helped get approved.”
3. MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine
(Author’s note: I’ve heard more parental reports about the MMR vaccine triggering damage than any other vaccine, particularly Autism.)
Excerpt: The 2011 IOM committee also found with “a high degree of confidence” that “the evidence convincingly supports a causal relationship between MMR vaccine and febrile seizures.” The committee also found a causal relationship between MMR vaccine and anaphylaxis and transient arthralgia in women and children.
Excerpt: “The Italian Health Ministry recently conceded that the MMR vaccine caused autism in a now nine-year-old boy.”
Excerpt: “Measles is almost always a mild disease in developed countries. Deaths are rare and far between. In the last twenty years in the United States, there has been fewer than one death per year from the measles. It is difficult to find accurate data on this but, according to the CDC, there have been no deaths from measles in the last five years.In other words, your child’s risk of dying from the measles in the United States hovers right around (wait for it) … ZERO.”
4. Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine
(We are one of only four first world countries out of 30 that recommend Varicella vaccine (chicken pox) for children. For example, the UK does not.)
Excerpt: “Chicken pox is considered to be a mild, childhood disease, which is self-limiting with symptoms of an itchy rash, often accompanied by mild fever. By contrast, the chicken pox vaccination, which theoretically offers protection from this mild illness, is associated with serious complications, including the deaths of 161 previously healthy children. Does it make sense to vaccinate against a mild childhood disease with a vaccination which carries risk of serious injury and death? Only you can decide.”
Excerpt: “In 2005, the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine was mandated in South Korean for infants at 12 to 15 months of age. Despite near universal vaccine uptake (97% by 2011), rather than see a reduced burden of chickenpox in South Korea as would be expected, no substantial decreases have been observed there nationwide. Quite to the contrary, the number of varicella patients reported to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) increased from 22.6 cases per 100,000 in 2006 to 71.6 cases per 100,000 in 2011.”
Excerpt: “Mass use of chickenpox vaccine by children in the U.S. since 1995 has limited natural boosting of Varicella Zoster immunity in the adult population and there has been a significant increase in cases of Herpes zoster among adults.”
Documented Rate of Provoked Seizures from Chicken Pox Vaccine Dramatically Outpaces the Natural Infection Risk
Excerpt: “Chicken Pox is one of the least defensible vaccines on the schedule. The documented rate of vaccine provoked seizures dramatically outpaces the natural infection risk.”
5. Flu vaccine
(We are one of only two first world countries ithat recommends flu vaccine annually for children, Canada is the other.)
Excerpt: “there is still mistrust of flu vaccination six years after a spate of seizures in children that was linked to one vaccine, Fluvax. New figures show the number of parents getting advice from GPs about vaccinating children under age five has not fully recovered from a big decrease after the 2010 adverse reactions.”
Excerpt: “Despite the fact that last year’s (2014 to 2015) flu vaccine was a major flop with an abysmal 18 percent effectiveness rate, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publicly expressed unreserved confidence in this year’s (2015–2016) vaccine.”
Excerpt: “Medical journals have published thousands of articles revealing that injecting vaccines can actually lead to serious health problems including harmful immunological responses and a host of other infections. This further increases the body’s susceptibility to the diseases that the vaccine was supposed to protect against.”
6. RV (rotavirus) vaccine
(Only recommended in the three first world countries.)
Excerpt: “For Rotavirus, a vaccine commercially available now for 11 years, the numbers are laughable: Of 29 other first world countries that GR evaluated, only 2 also mandate Rotavirus. Said differently, 27 of 29 other first world countries besides the United States DO NOT think Rotavirus is an important enough disease that the children of their country should receive a vaccine for it, even though a vaccine has been available for over a decade.”
CDC Admits That Merck’s RotaTeq Rotavirus Vaccine is Causing Intussusception (Severe Bowel Obstruction) in Infants
Excerpt: “A new CDC study shows 272 reports of intussusception (severe bowel obstruction) after the first dose of Merck’s rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq. The first rotavirus vaccine (Rotashield) was pulled from the market after similar reports. There are now 202 infant deaths (age < 3years) associated with Rotateq in the FDA Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).”
Excerpt: “Infants who receive the rotavirus vaccine, which protects against a severe diarrheal disease, may have a very small risk of developing a serious intestinal disorder called intussusception, a new study finds.”
7. Hepatitis A vaccine
(We are the only first world country that recommends this shot.)
Excerpt: They finally did it. After years of lobbying and angling, GlaxoSmithKline finally got their new vaccine for Hepatitis A tacked onto the mandated schedule as of Jan 2002, with no public fanfare. (www.aap.org) The vaccine is called Havrix, and is delineated on p.1544 of the 2002 Physicians Desk Reference, which incidentally was printed much earlier last year. Merck also has a hepatitis A vaccine — Vaqta.
The CDC’s mandated schedule is the brass ring that all vaccine manufacturers are going for — approval of a vaccine can mean annual revenues of $1 billion or more, which is about what Merck pulls in for their current Hepatitis B vaccine.
Excerpt: Hepatitis A viral infection is acquired primarily by the fecal-oral route by either person-to-person contact or ingestion of contaminated food or water. Proper sanitation and hand washing are widely recognized as the most effective and least expensive means of prevention of hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A vaccine proponents claim that giving the vaccine to children will break the cycle and prevent them from getting the infection as adults, but the most recent package insert for Smith Kline Beecham’s Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated Havrix claims no guarantees: “At present, the duration of protection afforded by Havrix has not been established. Therefore it is unknown if the protection provided to immunized children will last until adulthood.” However, “while 67% of cases occur in children, over 70% of the deaths occur in those over the age of 49.” Even with those risks for adults, complications are rare and infection from hepatitis A is generally followed by complete recovery.
8. DTaP vaccine
(Author’s note: I have read more reports linking DTaP to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome than any other shot.)
Excerpt: “Reactions include death, intussusception (death of intestines), seizures, severe headache, chest pain, inconsolable crying (which may indicate brain injury, if high-pitched), high fever, swelling/redness, vomiting, hives, severe diarrhea, permanent brain damage, and more. There were 3,169 adverse events reported in 2011 (remember this is thought to represent just 1–10% of the total number; meaning there were probably closer to 31,690 adverse events, possibly more). About 10% were characterized as “serious” by the VAERS system.”
Excerpt: “Careful studies that criticize any aspect of the vaccination programs are rarely published in medical journals. Pro-vaccine papers on the other hand, are often accepted without difficulty. It is not surprising therefore, that most physicians are more aware of the vaccine “benefits” than they are of adverse events.”
Excerpt: “TDap vaccines are also known as the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis vaccinations. They can cause injury, and often do. You can look at a chart of actual vaccine injury cases here which shows compensation to individuals ranging from $90,000 to $61 million — one of the largest payouts was for none other than a TDap case which caused cerebral palsy, encephalopathy, seizures, and cognitive delays.”
9. PCV (Pneumococcal) vaccine
Excerpt: “Now it’s being suggested that widespread use of the Prevnar vaccine is leading to other unforeseen consequences, like increases in bacterial infections and the emergence of antibiotic-resistant supergerms.”
Excerpt: “The safety and efficacy evaluations, and federal approval of Prevnar is laden with ethical questions. Many of the doctors directly involved in the testing and approval process appear to have significant conflicts of interest. The efficacy of the vaccine is questionable and safety testing has been terribly inadequate.”
10. Hib vaccine
Excerpt: “We initiated and funded a collaborative study with Tuomilehto on the effect of the Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine on type 1 diabetes and found that the data support a causal relation (paper submitted for publication). Furthermore, the potential risk of the vaccine exceeds the potential benefit.”
11. Polio vaccine
I’ve personally seen or heard fewer stories about injury from the polio vaccine than any other vaccine. I think it’s fair to ask if the polio vaccine should still be given in the United States. We stopped giving the smallpox vaccine…here’s some information on polio incidence from the CDC:
Is polio still a disease seen in the United States?
The last cases of naturally occurring paralytic polio in the United States were in 1979, when an outbreak occurred among the Amish in several Midwestern states. From 1980 through 1999, there were 162 confirmed cases of paralytic polio cases reported. Of the 162 cases, eight cases were acquired outside the United States and imported. The last imported case caused by wild poliovirus into the United States was reported in 1993. The remaining 154 cases were vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) caused by live oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV).
The best single resource I have ever seen is this Prager Vaccine Peer Review, released in January 2016.
This is a 1,000+ page document, available online for free.
“the harm from vaccines has seriously exceeded the benefit of disease prevention”
— Dr. Harold Buttram
I’m so impressed with this document that I’m reprinting the introduction and preface for you right here in its entirety:
Vaccines are not the product of altruistic and generous or benevolent action on the part of the manufacturers. Gardasil alone sells for well over 100 dollars per injection. As a consequence, each of us at birth immediately represents thousands of dollars worth of income across the over 188 injections we’ll receive in a lifetime — according to the com- plete recommended US vaccination schedule — starting with 128 antigen, adjuvant and excipient injections before reaching adulthood.
Vaccines are sold under an extremely clever marketing strategy that encom- passes not only a “must-have” scenario for each of us but included with that is absolutely no liability for harm. What do you suppose motivated the vac- cine manufacturers to work so exceedingly hard through public and govern- mental processes to establish a “lawsuit-free zone” for vaccines? Was it to avoid any chance at all of legal challenges? The extraordinary harm you’ll read about here is directly related to seeking that discharge of legal respon- sibility for damage. Many of us won’t remember that years ago the lawsuits were mounting and the vaccine business was about to come to an end.
This collection of reports reveals the gruesome and stark reality that lies hidden behind what is actually “open-source and public” medical litera- ture that, for reasons unknown, the general public will rarely see. Perhaps the difficulty in finding representative material is an obstacle. Maybe the complexities surrounding the issue are an impediment to fruitful searches. This PDF was created for these reasons. Admittedly, this is a large collec- tion of data that can’t be examined properly in a weekend. Yet the totality of the data is what’s so very important. If one person told us that repeatedly injecting aluminum, mercury, antigens or excipients could be dangerous we might question the theory but when 100s of professionals make a medically supported claim, we should listen closely, don’t you think?
The vaccine industry is rife with corruption and fraud and that’s about the only thing that isn’t actually printed. The human damage and the collat- eral toll from vaccination is carefully recorded and this collection discloses some of that harm. While there may be 1000 peer reviewed reports here, I can assure you that there are 1000s more just the same. This collection provides the reader with the peer review that is less complex and easier to understand. Some of you, hopefully, will research the more complex issues further on your own using terms, authors and subject matter found here.
If you take the time to read all of the reports collected here you’ll come to understand certain uncomfortable realities. For example, that all of the 350- plus vaccines currently in use are nothing more than population-wide exper- iments. The pre-licensing trials are so short and with small cohorts and they use only very healthy, robust people, that they can’t gain any knowledge at all regarding adverse events in the general population. It’s common knowl- edge within the industry that a vaccine isn’t tested and that adverse events are virtually unknown, until after it’s been used for some time in large seg- ments of the population. Several years to a decade or more later they may find that there are serious problems related to a particular vaccine. This is what happened with Thimerosal. The scientific evidence came in decades later that autism, neurological disorders and other human diseases were pro- moted by and often caused by Thimerosal. You’ll read peer reviewed reports here from respected journals about the epidemic human damage and the cover-up. In fact, if not for the cover-up we might have been able to reduce or even eventually halt the autism epidemic. Instead, the issue has been con- cealed from the public and Thimerosal was quietly replaced with aluminum.
Thimerosal was not “removed” from vaccines. All Thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs) were used up and the new lots of vaccine were made with a new adjuvant.
Various aluminum salts, adjuvants used in many vaccines, may be even more insidious than Thimerosal. Numerous authors from around the world believe so. A new disease, encompassing nearly 100 different disorders and affecting as many as 50 million people in the US, has been named and stud- ied. ASIA, autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants, was officially named by the medical research community in 2013. To paraphrase one of the authors within these pages, we’ve reached a point in time where the damage from vaccines has exceeded the hoped for protection from dis- ease. To paraphrase further, childhood illnesses like chicken pox, measles, mumps and others are “challenge viruses” that strengthen the immune sys- tem and we’ve removed a significant and very important immune fortifying evolutionary step from humankind by vaccinating.
Misleading advertising campaigns with deceptive and often times unprov- en claims accompanied by well organized sham-marketing strategies have completely misled the average consumer who buys vaccines like lattes. The resulting tragedy is a series of epidemics of disease and disorder that trans- lates into nothing short of the very definition of the word “pandemic.”
Across the globe the vaccination programs have traded several childhood diseases for nearly 100 new disorders many of which were virtually un- known just a century ago. Measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox and other tolerable, “immune system fortifying” childhood illnesses have been re- placed by epidemics, and I’m not using that word lightly. Epidemics of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Macrophagic Myofasciitis (MMF), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Alzheimers Dis- ease (AD), Learning Disabilities (ADHD), Arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease (CD), Autoimmune And Inflammatory Syndrome Induced By Adjuvants (ASIA), Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas, Al- lergies, Asthma and nearly 100 more diseases and disorders are all reaching epidemic proportions. They’re all caused by vaccines.
Yet the greatest human epidemic of the 20th and 21st centuries will be the enormous spectrum of neurological and biological symptoms and compli- cations associated with autism, ADHD and learning disabilities. Taken to- gether, these neuro-bio-disorders affect one in 6 children in the USA and they are directly related to the US vaccine schedule.
The material collected herein will inform the reader that vaccines cause disorders that increase the profits on tablet and capsule style drugs substan- tially and that vaccines are not safe, nor are they effective. The collateral damage currently being caused by what the reader will come to know as a very primitive and largely unknown and unproven science, is beyond imag- inable and beyond description. It requires 100s of pages of text to accurately describe the full gamut of human damage caused by the global vaccination programs and that’s exactly what we’ve collected here.
The reports within these pages were written by many celebrated, accom- plished and esteemed authors who are well known within their fields, inde- pendent authors whose integrity hasn’t been compromised by influence or wealth. Represented here are hundreds of prominent and duly recognized medical professionals and specialists, scientists, clinicians and researchers from around the world, people such as Dr. Christopher Exley, one of the worlds leading experts on Aluminum, and whose sense of humor in the face of extraordinary, planet-wide adversity, is a welcomed respite. I hope you’ll become acquainted with Dr. Jose Dorea, Dr. CA Shaw, Dr. Harold Buttram, Dr. Joachim Mutter, Dr. Russell Blaylock and Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic and their varied, prescient and wholly honest writing styles. There are many others. These are just some of my favorites. Look for them and read what they have to say and your understanding of vaccination will grow accord- ingly. After all, they’re writing to you.
These issues are so critically important to these professionals that they write about them repeatedly. You can literally hear their voices in their writing. Many of the 100s of authors within these pages may be risking career ad- vancement to expose the truth — that the harm from vaccines has seriously exceeded the benefit of disease prevention — yet none of these authors have compromised their morals. Please, listen to them.
Most of the ingredients in vaccines — including aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, B2 glycoprotein, Triton X-100®, Polysorbate or Tween 80®, 60 and 20, 2-Phenoxyethanol, etc. — are neurotoxins, toxic to cells, cell structure and neurons. Vaccines are designed such that “tissue damage” is a necessary component of antibody creation to acquire some level of assumed immunity. Tissue damage, cell death or apoptosis are required aspects of vaccination success. The key is to cause tissue damage without damaging the person herself. After 100 years of vaccination science we are still as yet unable to achieve that goal. Vaccine damage is ubiquitous.
There are low-responders and non-responders the medical profession fails to discuss publicly and inform us about. Within every country-population cohort — people that will respond to vaccination with low or zero recognizable titers and whose immune system simply will not “take” to the vaccine — make up a normal and expected percentage of the population. Non- and low-responders can be responsible for outbreaks of disease just as fully vaccinated individuals can acquire and spread the illnesses they were vaccinated for. Vaccination is never, ever 100% and comes with no guarantees of protection or immunity to disease nor guarantees against serious harm or death.
Historically, the innate immune system was at the forefront of disease defense and it mobilized epithelial barriers (referring to the skin and the thin tissue covering the body’s surface and lining the alimentary canal and other hollow structures of the ears, eyes, nose and throat), special lymphocytes called “ natural killer (NK)” cells, plasma proteins and other immune system components. Vaccination bypasses the innate immune system and directly affects only the humoral immune system (referring to antibodies in body fluids as distinct from cells).
Decades of bypassing the innate immune system along with removal of common and tolerable childhood “challenge” diseases — mumps, chicken pox, measles, etc. — has caused a reversal in the way our bodies fight viral and bacterial infection. Evolutions first line of defense and the faster, stronger primary system, the innate immune system, has been relegated to second place with vaccination causing the slower acting humoral immune system to occupy the first line of defense. The result of repeated vaccination to perturb the human immune system into developing anti- bodies to less than 2 dozen different tolerable childhood ailments — antibodies which have never been proven to be markers of immunity — has manifest as 100 or more human disorders after little more than 100 years of vaccination. The epidemic of disease we can now see surrounding us is staggering. The reasons for these epidemics of disease are outlined herein and are supported not by any individual report or study but by the totality of the collected evidence.
I sincerely hope that the material represented here helps you to better understand a very important aspect of life in this 21st century.
Four more amazing websites that I would be remiss not to mention:
My original inspiration for this post, A User-Friendly Vaccination Schedule, by Dr. Donald Miller should be required reading for any new parent.
And One Book:
About the author:
J.B. Handley is the father of a child with Autism. He and his wife co-founded Generation Rescue, Jenny McCarthy’s autism charity. He spent his career in the private equity industry and received his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University. He is also the author of “The Only Vaccine Guide a New Parent Will Ever Need” and “An Angry Father’s Guide to Vaccine-Autism Science”
Mr. Handley has started a podcast series called “How to End the Autism Epidemic” – Episode 1 Click Here