Which Vaccines and Why? {Part 1}

Years ago, as one of the few dads lurking on the Baby Center vaccine board, I can’t tell you how often a concerned parent popped on the board and posted that question to the group: Which vaccines would you choose, and why? It was asked almost every single day, and several mothers would always respond with, “None at all.”

“None at all” isn’t the most helpful answer to give a new parent looking for information and I was always hoping to see a better explanation for why mothers felt the way that they did. This is the information I wished had been pinned to the top of the group under the heading, “Which vaccines and why?” why

First and foremost, a baby can’t really make antibodies until they are about 8 months old. No antibodies to natural infection and none to vaccination. Their bodies can’t even recognize a bacterial vaccine without that bacteria being bound to a toxin.  I’m not going to get into complicated details on that, but I’ll say this much:  it’s the reason the Hib and Prevnar 13 bacterial vaccines are “conjugates” and bound to toxins.  Also, it’s the reason the DTaP vaccine is a combo shot—the tetanus toxin makes the bacterial pertussis portion work a little bit better.

This is why nurses have to administer vaccines three times in a row (2-dose priming + booster) to even produce a moderate artificial antibody response—it doesn’t work the first couple of times. In fact, acupuncturist Michael Gaeta recorded an immunologist in 2011 admitting at a conference that, “The vaccines are given at pediatric wellness visits, and the idea is that you are training the parent to bring their child in at all the pediatric wellness visits, and that it’s only the year visit that actually is truly important. But that for most parents you are not going to get them to bring their kid in if they don’t come in at two months, four months, and six months. And so it’s actually more of a training thing.”

Did you hear that? You are expected to bring your baby to the pediatrician at 2, 4, and 6 months of age and inject them with bacteria, viruses, preservatives, aluminum, and mercury— that do not even stimulate an immune response— just so that you get your training to take them to the doctor for the rest of their childhood. Isn’t that a kick in the head? Listen to that MP3; it’s all there.

Babies, especially breastfed babies, are naturally anti-inflammatory.  I’m no expert on the boob juice but I know that they need their mother’s antibodies for daily protection from infection, and those same antibodies keep inflammation at bay. Ideally a baby would be breastfed for a least a year; 6 months at minimum. If you can’t breastfeed your newborn child, do you need to vaccinate to protect them? Vaccines are no substitution for breast milk. What if your child needs to go to daycare at 3 months old—should you vaccinate out of fear?  An unvaccinated infant is healthier than a vaccinated one with a fever and runny nose who’s fighting off 4 viruses and 5 different types of bacteria being injected into their muscles every-other-month.  If you’re unable to breastfeed there are both formal and informal organizations for you to obtain donor milk for the first months of your baby’s life; just ask around in a crunchy mother group or your local Le Leche League.

What if you need to return to work at 6 weeks postpartum? Moms, let’s be honest: if you’ve been at your job for one year at a company with at least 50 employees, you are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave. Save up and take it. States like California have disability insurance that will give you even more time off, some of it paid. Go talk to your HR department or call your state services about what your options are. Don’t cut your maternity leave short and put a newborn into daycare. Babies should be protected at home with mommy—or daddy if the case may be, if mommy has a pump, which she gets for free from Obamacare.

This all means you should wait until a baby is at least 8 months old to begin vaccinations, if you decide vaccinations are right for your child. Bear in mind, though, that a body is never too old for a serious vaccine injury.  I have seen an otherwise typical child regress into autism at 5 years old, and I know medical workers who have become disabled after Hepatitis B and flu vaccines. I know an adult male who became a quadriplegic after the flu vaccine just before Christmas and another that had tremors for weeks. Sure, all of that is rare, but when it’s your child that the rare reaction strikes, I bet it’s suddenly hard to argue the benefits outweigh the risks.

If you do decide that vaccines are right for your children, only allow one at a time every 60 days, breaking up the Pentacel (DTaP/polio/Hib combo vax) into separate shots, so that you can watch for reactions. The advantage to waiting all the way until 12 months to begin vaccinations is that you are confident in knowing your own child. They are probably saying “mama” and “dada,” they are pointing to objects they want. Some babies are walking by that age, they are learning to play appropriately with toys, and interacting with family. If your child loses any one of these milestones after receiving a vaccine, or starts to bang their head, have staring spells, seizures, or engage in repetitive behavior, it will be easy to recognize.

By 12 months old you might know if your child has food allergies or unusually sensitive skin, which point to autoimmune disease and a contraindication to vaccination, despite what the CDC says. Maybe by 12 months you will have paid for a genetic test like 23andMe and have found out if your child has an MTHFR mutation, which plays into their ability to process and excrete aluminum and mercury. Don’t believe that all vaccines are free of mercury. Some have a small drop, but the flu vaccine has 25 times that amount. Plus, aluminum is in the DTaP, Hib, Hep A, Hep B, and Prevnar 13 vaccines. If your doctor tries to tell you that any side effects, new illness or lost milestones are a coincidence, you will know better because you’ll know your baby. Besides, if you have a doctor that lies to your face, you should probably find a new doctor.

If you’re the type who wants a quick and dirty education on vaccines and doesn’t have time to do years of research, streaming a movie like The Greater Good for 5 bucks might be the right move for you, or get it for free on Hulu.

Let’s tackle 3 of the vaccines on the routine infant immunization, shall we?

Hepatitis B at birth and infancy: this one is a no-brainer. If there is one vaccine that parents suspect is unnecessary for a baby, it’s Hep B. Hep B is a blood-borne virus that is typically caught through vaginal sex, anal sex, used tattoo needles, and sharing drug needles. For whatever reason, living in Alaska is also a risk factor. The virus can live outside of the body for up to a week but is easily cleaned up with bleach and water. It does not cross the skin barrier—skin must be broken for it to enter. It is not a disease picked up on the playground unless a rare Hep B-positive child is bleeding all over the slide. It is not picked up on a toilet seat unless a Hep B-positive woman has… you get where I’m going. Hep B doesn’t cross the placenta so Hep B-positive mothers do not give Hep B to their children through pregnancy alone, although they can during birth. In this day and age I don’t know how a woman with Hep B could go through routine prenatal care and not know that she has Hep B.

There are only about 3,000 new symptomatic Hep B infections each year—compare that to 50,000 new HIV infections.  Would you give your newborn an HIV vaccine if one was offered?  Probably not, because vaccinating a newborn for a sexually transmitted disease is bizarre.

There is no denying that the beginning of several US epidemics coincide with the 1991 CDC recommendation of vaccinating day-old infants for Hep B, including autism and food allergies.  Prior to 1991, babies were a full two months old before receiving a first vaccination.  Chinese parents lost at least a dozen babies following Hep B vaccination in 2013 (all ruled to be coincidences), and Vietnam pulled Hep B lots from use after 3 infant deaths.

The CDC doesn’t even know how many Hep B-positive children there are; it is that small of a number. Have I heard of a Hep B-positive parent giving an infection to a child through sharing a toothbrush? Yes, I have. There are many reasons why you should not share toothbrushes with your child; that is just one of them. Do I think the Hepatitis B vaccine is important for at-risk adults? Sure, but adults aren’t lining up to receive it.

The Hepatitis B vaccine is one that you might consider for your child as they enter high school and/or become sexually active but only if they do not show any signs of having an autoimmune disease that would be worsened with vaccination. If you decide for them to receive the vaccine at 14, know that it will wear off by the time they graduate college. Lastly, be warned that the Hep B vaccine is suspected of causing the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis from time to time.

RotaTeq at 2, 4 and 6 months: When was the last time you saw on the news that an American baby had died from diarrhea?  Never?  If your pediatrician tries scaring you with the half million deaths from rotavirus each year, tell them that while your heart aches for the babies of Africa, you do not base vaccine decisions for your child on tragedies half a world away.  Keep it local. Besides, actively breastfed babies almost never contract rotavirus.  However, that first dose of RotaTeq is known to shed in bowel movements for over a week, so your daycare baby could possibly infect other children through the vaccine.  The maximum age to receive the rotavirus vaccine is 8 months so if your child reached that age without getting the vaccine, don’t lose any sleep over it.  Besides, any child that comes down with rotavirus will get over it in a few days, many diapers, and dozens of baths later. Keep them hydrated and give an extra infant probiotic.

DTaP at 2, 4, 6 and 15 months: Pertussis, or whooping cough, is probably the scariest of the vaccine preventable diseases for an infant. In 2012, 18 children died of pertussis infection. From January 1992 to June 1995 when the more effective whole cell DTP was in use (DTaP replaced it in 1997), there were 32 pertussis deaths, which comes out to 21 deaths per year. If, in 20 years, the number of children who die from pertussis has remained unchanged, regardless of using DTP or DTaP, what does that tell us about the vaccine? At this point, the vaccination campaign is not saving additional lives.  The lives lost to pertussis has remained constant for the last two decades, despite the declining vaccination rate and the transition to a less effective vaccine.

Is the vaccine creating a pertussis super bug?  Is the disease worse than it used to be?  Why can we accept that using antibiotics, antibacterials, and products containing triclosan all cause bacteria to mutate and become stronger, but we don’t apply the same logic to vaccinating for a bacteria?

In fact, the DTaP doesn’t even stop transmission of pertussis. Israeli researchers knew in the year 2000 that fully vaccinated children carry the pertussis bacteria without showing symptoms—something FDA researchers reconfirmed with baboons in 2013. This means that you think you’re doing the right thing by getting that Tdap before leaving the maternity ward, and asking family members to get a booster before visiting your newborn, but you might be doing more harm than good. You could very well be bringing asymptomatic pertussis infection into your house and exposing it to your newborn. You might be better off knowing when someone is sick and telling them not to come over.

What are your odds of catching pertussis? There were 48,000 cases in 2012. In the United States that’s less than a 1 in 6,500 chance of catching it. Is the 100-day cough a nightmare to deal with? For many people it is; for some people it’s not. A lot depends on the state of your health at the time you come down with it.  There are stories of lost lung capacity or permanent cough from pertussis, especially if the person already had asthma.  Vitamin C deficiency has long been thought to impair the body’s ability to defend against pertussis.  Likewise, for at least 80 years large doses of vitamin C in the early stages of infection have also been used as a treatment to shorten the pertussis cough to anywhere between  5 and 15 days.  Doctors are allowed to prescribe natural therapies like intravenous vitamin C, even in the hospital.  Make sure you already have a holistically-minded one in your life if you want an infection treated that way.

The fact is this: babies are almost never, ever killed by pertussis over the age of 3 months old. We can’t say on one hand that’s because of the success of the DTaP vaccine and then say on the other that the DTaP is not very effective and that we need constant boosters to keep it under control. Keep your baby at home for the duration of your maternity leave, or longer if you can.  Don’t take them to the grocery store and don’t even think about taking them to Disneyland.

Regardless of whether you decide to vaccinate for pertussis or if you accidentally acquired it by natural infection, immunity to bacteria doesn’t last forever. A natural infection protects for up to 20 years, while the vaccine wanes in 5 to 10. Parapertussis sounds and feels a lot like pertussis, but there is no vaccine for it.

It has long been thought that the DTP and the newer DTaP vaccines were the most reactive of the infant schedule, causing encephalophy which is often ruled to be Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) at the time of death. Someone leaked the 1979 Wyeth “hot lot” memo after the whole cell DPT killed 11 babies in Tennessee, 9 of them from the same lot.  They decided that, going forward, it was best to spread out vaccines from one lot so it wouldn’t be so easy to point the finger at DTP the next time a wave of newborns died a few hours after vaccination. WyethHotLot1979 In 2010, there were 3,610 SIDS and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) deaths. That comes out roughly to 1 out of every 1,000 children born that year. Compare those odds to your baby’s 1 in 6,500 chance of even catching pertussis and you decide if the benefits outweigh the risks.

To be continued in Part 2 {more DTaP, Hep A, polio, PC}, Part 3 {Hib, MMR, CP, flu, HPV}.


    1. It lasts a lifetime if you’ve never gotten the pertussis shot before you get natural pertussis. Rohani’s study based on pre-vaccine cases showed what they did not expect to find, that immunity lasts from 40 to 70 years, but I think the subjects died at the end of that time rather than caught pertussis again. If you get the pertussis vaccine at any time, then you hardwire your immune system into reacting to the pertussis pathogen with a deficient response, because the vaccine doesn’t and can’t contain the ACT toxin. It’s called original antigenic sin, and it may be the same for measles, that if you ever get the measles vaccine, you won’t get permanent immunity even if you catch and recover from natural measles.

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  1. Very interesting! That explains why when I finally allowed my 11 and 10 year old to finally get the Dpt (got the tetanus) the doctor never said anything about a booster.


  2. Please WRITE A PART 2!!!! ASAP!!!

    And please share with us your recommended vaccines, in chronological order, from 12 months on, with 60 days separate of each other


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    1. I would start with whichever vaccine you felt was the most important, and complete that whole series before moving on to the next one. Reactions tend to build on the ones prior so it’s best to stick to one vaccine to know what a reaction might be caused by. Also, some vaccines aren’t given past a certain age, such as those for rotavirus (maximum age for 1st dose is 14 weeks, for last dose is 8 months) and Hib (maximum age for last dose is 15 months). Others only need one dose to be deemed effective when given at a later age, such as the MMR and chickenpox at ages 4 to 6.


      1. My question is: what do I do now that my unvaccinated children have never been exposed to (or at least not contracted) any of the childhood diseases? I’m not crazy about them entering adolescence without some kind of immunity. They are “childhood” diseases for a reason. Thoughts?


    2. I wish I knew this 23 years ago. We vaccinated religiously. But when in 2003 my 8 year old went paralyzed over night and had countless lesions on his brain and three on his spine we started doing the “why” research. It all pointed to vaccinations. We took his health into our own hands after doctors couldn’t agree what happened. Even the Mayo Clinic was stumped. I was poo-pooed when I questioned vaccinations and asked about alternative medicine. I didn’t listen. We found a ND in FL that was willing to help us and was confident he could. We detoxed our son using herbal tinctures and gave him only raw fruits and veges to eat. We also juiced. We started seeing results in less than a week. He also learned he was vitamin D deficient. He’s almost 18 and healthy as a horse. A drummer and has a love for music. The lesions are gone and he’s not on any meds. We could’ve ignored our gut feeling and put him on copaxone for MS but we said no. Gutsy? Yes. But it was the right thing. Do your research and don’t vaccinate. At least our family is more educated and my grand babies won’t see the site of a vaccine needle. We need our doctors, but we also need to stop thinking that doctors know everything. They are human too. Be your own health advocate. You’ll live longer! 🙂

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      1. Hi Connie-Jean. Sorry to jump in like this, but I read your reply and I would love to chat. I’m a 31 year old mum of 3 (under 5) and I have a brain lesion that the doctors can’t diagnose. I’m very lucky that it isn’t the tumour that they said it was originally, but also find it a bit tricky as I don’t know what I’m dealing with. I’m very into natural and alternative health and have done alot of detox’s etc…but still the lesion remains…but about the same as it was when found 2 years ago. If you are happy to chat I would love to talk / email. BTW – I’m in New Zealand.
        Thanks so much in advance. Kelly


  3. Before you vaccinate, educate. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Institute of Vaccine Safety has numerous links which you should read before you vaccinate. http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/package_inserts.htm


    To research vaccine injuries, you can go here: http://www.medalerts.org/

    and here: https://vaers.hhs.gov/index

    The U.S. vaccination schedule has added so many vaccines for diseases which are not dangerous or fatal in America to bolster vaccine marketing in overseas markets. Other countries don’t want products that are not in use in the U.S.

    “Dr. Albert Kapikian, the NIH scientist whose research led to the [Rotashield] vaccine, was told by one health minister, “If it was not good enough for U.S. kids, it was not good enough for their infants either” (Roberts 2004, 1891). Dr. Stanley Plotkin, a distinguished American vaccinologist, pointed out, “No country was willing to place public health above possible criticism for using a vaccine rejected by the United States. This was not exactly a profile in courage” (Allen 2007, 324). Despite the efforts of the CDC and ACIP members to emphasize that their judgments for U.S. policy ought not to be applied elsewhere, their decisions effectively ended any possibility of the vaccine being used internationally.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3460207/

    If you are pro-life, then you object to human fetal cells used in the development of vaccines: http://www.cogforlife.org/vaccineListOrigFormat.pdf For those who question this source, please google each cell line for more information.

    This website offers a multitude of articles on vaccine risk.

    For those who decide, after thorough research, that vaccination is not appropriate for their child, there are resources here: http://www.nvic.org/ and http://thinktwice.com/


  4. “In the United States that’s less than a 1 in 6,500 chance of catching it.” Is the 1 in 6,500 chance for all people in the U.S. or just for children?


  5. Well written! I’m sick of the hysteria surrounding the measles right now. Will you be publishing some info on the MMR vaccine and the diseases it is supposed to prevent?


    1. It’s possible, yes, if it’s a bite hard enough to break skin. A quick scan of the research shows cases written about in 1972, 1982 and 1989. I didn’t find anything recent. I’m sure we have the vaccine to thank for that.


  6. Great article. We have recently decided to vaccinate our children aged 3 1/2, 6 and 8. They have had 1 dose of MMR and quadracel. Do you have any references for how many more doses of these they require? I have been told 1 more of MMR and 2 more of quadracel, spaced once month apart. Thank you


    1. DPT + Polio? They’re combining a bacterial vaccine with a viral one, so despite being “up to date” on polio your child will never actually but up to date on DPT, as pertussis wanes pretty quickly. I wouldn’t give that shot, I’d break it up.


  7. My 15 months old son has food allergies and eczema should I avoid vaccinations. I’m wondering if the first vaccinations he had as a baby is the cause of the full body eczema flare up. I know he wasn’t born with it but not sure when he got the breakout and he was fully breastfed


    1. Tina, I actually don’t vaccinate and my son had eczema which was so short lived, I couldn’t even tell you how long he had it. And my son has a food allergy to Tomato sauce. Which I found out my mom was allergic too. And she grew out of it. His twin sister never had eczema nor an allergy to food. BUT I wouldn’t discount it being a vaccine if you notice it possibly getting worse. All I know is my twins are 2.5 yrs old, never vaccinated and have very little health issues. Including never having an ear infection 🙂


  8. A few things that you may want to consider in your article:

    In looking at the rotavirus and rotavirus vaccination, you only looked at mortality. Rotavirus vaccination has considerable reduced hospitalizations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated children: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/06/03/peds.2013-3849.full.pdf

    The vaccine is given in early infancy because that is when the risk of severe dehydration is the highest.

    I think your calculation for risk of contracting pertussis is oversimplified. Various studies have supported that the risk for a child is dependent upon multiple factors, including vaccination status and rate of vaccine exemptions in the area. See the following for details:



    Since the acellular pertussis vaccine is not as effective as the old whole cell version and because pertussis is endemic, an individual unvaccinated child would be less likely to be protected from pertussis by herd immunity; the child actually has to get the shot to benefit from it – unlike how unvaccinated children can sometimes “hide in the herd” to remain protected from diseases like diphtheria, measles, etc.

    And just like the rotavirus vaccine, the pertussis vaccination is timed to protect infants when they are most vulnerable to complications from the disease. Pregnant women are encouraged to get a TdaP booster during pregnancy to maximize antibodies transferred to the baby fro protection during the first few weeks.

    Also important to note that the potential link between SIDS and the DTaP vaccine has been studied extensively due to the fears that you mentioned; however evidence does not support a link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X07002800

    I hope you keep these points in mind as you offer advice to parents regarding vaccinations.

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    1. Consider this 1993 Johns Hopkins piece that states (of the more-effective whole cell DPT, page 288),

      “Given that these herd immunity estimates are higher than most estimates of the protective efficacy of a complete course of pertussis vaccine, and that there is evidence of waning vaccine-derived protection, it appears that eradication of this infection is not currently possible by childhood vaccination alone.”


      Also, surely, you saw the 1979 Wyeth DPT “hot lot” memo after it killed 11 babies in a row? I added it to the piece for you.


      1. Never mind that herd immunity in a vaccinated population was only ever a theory, based on a deeply mistaken belief that one dose of a vaccine would result in the same lifetime immunity as natural infection, and that time has proven it to be a flawed one, there is also the simple fact that the pertussis vaccine is one that could never create herd immunity, even if it were possible from vaccinates. It says right on the packaging that it does NOT prevent transmission. In fact, as recent studies have shown, it seems to increase transmission, because a lot of people who have never had the disease, but have had the vaccine, are out there spreading it. That’s not even counting the people who have a mild case due to the vaccine and spread it because they’re out in public thinking they only have a cold.


    2. -Rotavirus Vaccines and Health Care Utilization for Diarrhea in the United States (2007–2011)
      -Association Between Undervaccination With Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids, and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccine and Risk of Pertussis Infection in Children 3 to 36 Months of Age:http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1735653

      The two studies above are funded by the CDC. Pediatrics journals & jama are funded by the pharmaceutical industry. All the medical associations are funded by big pharma. Ever have a look at their magazines & journals-big glossy ads for pharmaceutical products.

      “Friends of Children Fund” Annual Report, July 1, 1996 – June 30, 1997, indicates $2.085 million in funding from corporations. Donors include Procter & Gamble, Gerber, Infant Formula Council, McNeil Consumer Products Company, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Abbott Laboratories, Wyeth-Lederle Vaccine & Pediatrics, Mead Johnson Nutritionals, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Schering Corp., Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Food Marketing Institute, Sugar Association, International Food Information Council, Merck Vaccine Division, and others.

      Formula manufacturers “donate $1 million annually to the American Academy of Pediatrics in the form of a renewable grant that has already netted the AAP $8 million. The formula industry also contributed at least $3 million toward the building costs of the AAP headquarters.” (Mothering magazine, July-August, p.60; refers to a book Milk, Money and Madness by Naomi Baumslag and Dia L. Michels (Westport, Conn.: Bergin and Garvey, 1995, p. 172))

      According to a New York Times article, the Ross Products Unit of Abbott Laboratories, the maker of Similac infant formula, purchased 300,000 copies of the AAP’s “New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding” with Ross’ logo and name on them. In addition, “Ross, McNeil and Johnson & Johnson were the top three corporate supporters of the academy’s $65 million operating budget…each giving $500,000 or more.” (New York Times, 9/18/02, C1) http://www.cspinet.org/integrity/nonprofits/american_academy_of_pediatrics.html

      NEJM editor: “No longer possible to believe much of clinical research published:
      “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” Dr. Marcia Angell, Harvard Medical School and former Editor-in-Chief at the New England Journal of Medicine.

      Ben Goldache is a Pro-Vaccine Shrill but this is what he had to say about journal articles:
      “Bad Pharma” How Drug companies Misled Doctors and harm Patients:

      Medicine is Broken. Drugs are tested by the people who manufacture them, in poorly designed trials, on hopelessly small numbers of weird, unrepresentative patients, and analyzed using techniques which are flawed by design, in such a way that they exaggerate the benefits of treatments. Unsurprisingly, these trials tend to produce results that favour the manufacturer. When trials throw up results that companies don’t like, they are perfectly entitled to hide them from doctors and patients, so we only ever see a distorted picture of any drug’s true effects. Regulators see most of the trial data, but only from early on in a drug’s life, and even then they don’t give this data to doctors or patients, or even to other parts of government. This distorted evidence is then communicated and applied in a distorted fashion. In their forty years of practice after leaving medical school, doctors hear about what works through ad hoc oral traditions, from sales reps, colleagues or journals. But those colleagues can be in the pay of drug companies – often undisclosed – and the journals are too. And so are the patient groups. And finally, academic papers, which everyone thinks of as objective, are often covertly planned and written by people who work directly for the companies, without disclosure. Sometimes whole academic journals are even owned outright by one drug company. Aside from all this, for several of the most important and enduring problems in medicine, we have no idea what the best treatment is, because it’s not in anyone’s financial interest to conduct any trials at all. These are ongoing problems, and although people have claimed to fix many of them, for the most part they have failed; so all these problems persist, but worse than ever, because now people can pretend that everything is fine after all.

      Journal articles are flawed by design, especially those in medical association journals such as Pediatrics. The CDC, HHS, IOM, IOH all pay for studies and have them placed in journals that have significant financial funding by big pharma. In the two journal articles you posted both claimed all the researchers claimed no conflict of interest yet they are connected to the CDC. In essence-they lied.


    3. http://consumer.healthday.com/infectious-disease-information-21/misc-infections-news-411/whooping-cough-outbreaks-tied-to-parents-shunning-vaccines-study-680573.html
      Another article posted in Pediatrics which again means paid for by big pharma with a healthy dose of propaganda thrown in by the CDC. For the most part the CDC doesn’t know what its people are doing or saying. Especially in regards to the Pertussis outbreak in 2010.

      When questioned about the Pertussis outbreak in California in 2010 Dr. Anne Schuchat, director for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases – CDC.
      “We know there are places around the country where there are large numbers of people who aren’t vaccinated. However, we don’t think those exemptors are driving this current wave.” Pertussis Epidemic in Washington State- 2012 Telebriefing http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/t0719_pertussis_epidemic.html

      Again, the MSM putting the blame where it doesn’t belong. The Pertussis outbreaks are caused by the Pertussis vaccine-period. Especially that bit about cocooning-a untried experiment used in California in 2010 that resulted in the deaths of 8 babies who could not be vaccinated so the families were.

      It’s so obvious that the vaccines are spreading the illnesses. If a person catches a live virus naturally he/she can transmit it others by sneezing, coughing, kissing, hugging and in fecal matter. Simple right? Now, you inject a person with a live virus, he/she can transmit it to others by sneezing, coughing, kissing, hugging and in fecal matter. So:
      Why is this difficult for the public to understand? We know why the medical establishment doesn’t want to admit the possibility. They have a financial investment in their willful ignorance but parents-wake up! Go to this video on youtube:
      You will never look at vaccinated children the same!- Shedding Viruses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKSeiAs_A4w.

      Also read:
      The Emerging Risks of Live Virus &Virus Vectored Vaccines: Vaccine Strain Virus Infection, Shedding & Transmission: http://www.nvic.org/CMSTemplates/NVIC/pdf/Live-Virus-Vaccines-and-Vaccine-Shedding.pdf. Heavily cited with abstracts, journal articles, CDC reports and studies.

      Nearly a century after the release of the whooping cough (B. Pertussis) vaccine, mounting evidence suggests that widespread mandated use of the vaccine could potentially be doing more harm than good in the long term—in addition to having been found lacking in the effectiveness department. As reported by The Washington Post:

      “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 US,’ said one of the researchers, Tod Merkel of the Food and Drug Administration…

      The study, titled: “Acellular Pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model,” used infant baboons to test the hypothesis that “current acellular pertussis vaccines fail to prevent colonization and transmission” of B. Pertussis. (there is no vaccine for Bordetella Pertussis virus) http://www.pnas.org/content/111/2/787

      Lead author Tod Merkel did comment to the New York Times that when exposed to B. Pertussis after recently getting vaccinated, you could be an asymptomatic carrier and infect others, saying:

      “When you’re newly vaccinated, you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population.”

      The brainchild of 2010 was the cocooning theory. If you had an infant in the home that was too young to have the shot, everyone else in the family and extended family should have the shot.

      California Whooping Cough outbreak: 91% fully vaccinated. “Most pediatric cases were vaccinated according to national recommendations, although 9% of those aged 6 months to 18 years were completely unvaccinated against Pertussis. High disease rates also were observed in fully vaccinated preadolescents, especially 10-year-olds”. Infants that died were not old enough to receive the DPT vaccine. California Pertussis epidemic, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih (dot) gov/pubmed/22819634

      “Infants that died were not old enough to receive the DPT vaccine.”

      Remember: Tod Merkel stated that the whooping cough shot made people carriers or in plain English, they are contagious. Who do you think those infants caught whooping cough from? Mom, Dad, sister, brother, grandparents-anyone who had the shot.

      “When you’re newly vaccinated, you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population.”

      “These data suggest that cocooning is unlikely to be an effective strategy to reduce the burden of Pertussis in infants.” “Acellular Pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model,”

      Bottom line-the family members were contagious and those beautiful babies contracted the whooping cough from family and family utilized a strategy that had never been tested. This was the CDC/Vaccine makers test group. Other countries adopted this approach and have now labeled it a complete failure:

      As of June 30, 2012, Australia officially abandoned its funding of the cocooning strategy because clinical evidence has shown it not to be effective at protecting infants:

      PARENTS across Australia will no longer receive free whooping cough vaccinations because it is not effective in protecting newborns from the potentially deadly illness, a parliamentary committee has heard.

      There is no such thing as a smart virus. It’s a live virus and it doesn’t matter if it’s weakened. If you have a virus in your system be it by natural transmission or artificial transmission-injection, you still have live viruses in you. The amount doesn’t matter as some like to say-it’s such a small amount. People injected with live viruses are contagious.

      Chase some rabbits down the rabbit hole:

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    4. Heather Vee, My friends son had Rotavirus. He was a daycare kid. If you are a stay at home mom/parent, you most likely don’t have to worry about Rota. My friend said it was messy! massive diarrhea, but she kept him hydrated and he was done in 5 days 🙂 My pedi described the rota vaccine as this: The rota vaccine is for people who don’t care about their kids, pay attention to their kids, or dont have health insurance to want to bring them to the hospital to get checked out. She said otherwise, it is a useless vaccine. If you are not that parent, then you don’t need to worry about your kid dying from Rota.


  9. Resources to begin vaccination research.

    -Whale-A treasure trove of current and historical information, historical documents and out of print material in all sort of areas. The information on vaccines is unprecedented. The material is saved in a different word format so if it’s removed from the internet by “sources unknown” whale has a copy. The copies maintain a link to the material but when you search on the site you will notice most of the links broken. Example: Gaia: was a site facilitated by the late Heidi Stevenson. The research she did was impeccable. When she died last year the site went down but Whale has lots of studies done by her. Historical information on Polio, Smallpox, and suppressed information on vaccination will knock you off your feet. Out of print book that are a must read for anyone researching vaccines:
    -THE POISONED NEEDLE: Suppressed Facts About Vaccination By Eleanor McBean1957 http://www.whale.to/a/mcbean.html
    -Think you know what caused the 1918 so called Spanish Flu-think again. Read:
    Swine Flu Expose a book by Eleanora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D. Chapter 2 The Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918 was caused by vaccinations: http://www.whale.to/vaccine/sf1.html
    Supportive data: Bayer and Death: 1918 and Aspirin-A 5 part series; https://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/bayer-and-death-1918-and-aspirin/
    http://whale.to/index.html. Look through the index or type what you’re looking for in the search.

    Other sites with excellent information:
    -A Shot of Truth: http://www.ashotoftruth.org/ Under Autism & Vaccines, check out the thimerosal studies & timeline. It listed studies going back to 1931 on how dangerous thimerosal is.
    -Green Med Info: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/
    -International Medical Council on Vaccination: http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/
    -Vac Truth: http://vactruth.com/
    -The Refuses: http://therefusers.com/
    -Vaccine Facts: http://www.vacfacts.info/index.html
    -Educate 4 the Injured: http://www.educate4theinjured.org/
    -Child Health Safety: https://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/
    -Put Children First: http://putchildrenfirst.org/. This site has all the data, emails exchanges between the CDC, Congress and parents in regards to the Simpsonwood Study that confirmed the link between thimerosal and neurological damage in children. This study is part of what Dr. William Thompson, the sitting CDC scientist who made the confession in August that the CDC manipulated the data in their 2004 study was referring to. Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote a easy to comprehend report on the Simpsonwood Study: The truth behind the vaccine cover-up by Russell L. Blaylock, MD (143KB) http://medicalveritas.com/manBlaylock.pdf

    -Vaccination Choice Canada: http://vaccinechoicecanada.com/

    The most informative book I’ve read on vaccines is:
    Fear of The Invisible: Janine Roberts available through Amazon
    You can read a few chapters here: http://reaids.com/fearoftheinvisible.com/
    Also: The dangerous impurities of vaccines by Janine Roberts (142 KB)


  10. I’d like to know if it’s possible in your follow up pieces if you could provide a resource list for the information you are providing. I work with parents who tend to have different opinions on vaccines. This article will be one I pass along but it would be helpful for some to have the sources to go along so that your article becomes more credible to them. Respectfully.


    1. I can answer that one… safe? ummm do you think ovarian failure is safe? my friend who was 28 got the Gardasil vaccine when into ovarian failure after 6 months. the only reason she found this out, is because her client is a fertility doctor in Denver. He said to her, “get checked out! I cant even tell you how many of my young 20 something patients are going through ovarian failure after taking the Gardasil vaccine.” So my friend, who is single had to make the hard choice, do I want kids? So she is a single mom by choice, had to do IVF almost immediately to gather the eggs she had. She is a proud mom of twins! but it was far too soon in her plan to be a mom. On another noted, I have had HPV. No I didn’t sleep around. but my BF sure did! He was my first! yes sucks! BUT my body took care of the virus on its own and I have no trace of the virus. So I hope that helps?


  11. Can you notify me when the next part comes out. I really need this information, but am not on WordPress. Thank you in advance and thank you for the blog. Very informative!!


  12. I’m sorry, you lost me when you started linking vaccines to autism. To which, there is NO SCIENTIFIC evidence that vaccines cause autism. This type of non-scientific, fear-mongering reporting is deplorable. I fear for the children of this country whose parents listen to ‘experts’ like you. I used to be an anti-vaccine advocate, but then I realized that science, and NOT fear-mongering quacks is what I should listen to. I have explored all sides of the argument, and am especially saddened, because your article appears as though it has good intentions, to inform. However, your use of words like ‘autism’, ‘mercury’, and ‘toxins’ make you just as bad as any of the ‘evil-fear-mongering-vaccine pushers’. Just terrible. And the saddest part is, the people that will suffer under your anti-vaxxer agenda, are the ones whose immune systems are either undeveloped (infants) or underdeveloped, and are the ones that are unable to receive the vaccines. This is the most irresponsible reporting of ‘facts’, especially because it is under the guise of trying to get the ‘truth’ to people. Thanks, but no thanks.

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    1. You should read Dr. Sears book on Vaccines. He is pro-vaccine, but he also talks about the toxicity in vaccines that even the FDA have reported on. The levels we give our kids are toxic. The FDA reports in so many words on aluminum is toxic over 25 mcgs in adults… have you looked at the levels of aluminum in the vaccines. The combined ones are about 600+ mcgs and you really want to give that to a 10 lb baby? Also leaving autism out of this, the FDA and some other sources, the high toxicity can lead to neurological damage. This is all fact.


    2. Taylor, you are unfortunately not up on current events. It’s acknowledged that vaccines can cause autism, here is a case compensated by the US Federal Court:


      And here is the CNN interview of the head of the CDC as she states that vaccinating children with mitochondrial disorder may cause autism.

      This is just the first circumstance and we’re finding more. Specifically, work is being done looking at how vaccines trigger people with the MTHFR mutation, how they create brain inflammation which then produces autism, etc.

      What’s really interesting is if you start looking for what can cause mitrochondrial disorder.

      (Hint: it starts with a “v.”)


  13. Thank you for publishing this. Both myself n my partner have Mthfr and I have been struggling with the decision to give our twins (2 months old) vaccinations. The pressure is massive to get the vaccines and so we both got the whooping cough one in order to not pass it on…..omg how wrong were we informed as I had no idea we could spread it. Praying that they are healthy n don’t catch it. I’m going to test them first about Mthfr then decide which ones we are ok for them to have if any. Would like to wait until they are at least 8 months too. We don’t have single dose injections here in Australia- whooping cough is attached to tetanus, diphtheria n polio here n that’s the less vaccine. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge : )


  14. Thanks so much for this. I really want to know more about your statement, “By 12 months old you might know if your child has food allergies or unusually sensitive skin, which point to autoimmune disease and a contraindication to vaccination, despite what the CDC says.”

    I have 2 kids, the first born has eczema and it was so bad in her infancy that our conventional doctor said she couldn’t be vaccinated until later in life when it would presumably be less raging. My second born was not vaccinated as I was influenced by my experience with the first; now we found the second born has a severe tree nut allergy. Even though they were not vaccinated as infants I revisit the decision as they grow, what do I need to know about vaccinating them with these conditions?


  15. Gosh! If I’d have known about this information before I gave birth to my now almost 2 years old daughter, maybe none of her chronic/ severe eczema would have developed. Her first 7 days of life was in NICU, w/ clindamycin, gentamycin, ampicillin. Can you imagine that, what kind of beginning her life she had 😦 plus after I delivered her through C-section I also spent 6 days in the hospital w/the same antibiotics through IV. Even I breastfed her up to 18 months, her doses of antibiotics doubled up through my milk. Sadly but true, at 3 months old she developed chronic eczema right away. Up to these time she has immune desorders, her body over react with full of rashes out of nothing. And traditional doctors, even specialists don’t know why is she like that. Sure, I know better now why is that. Now I’m taking my daughter and looking for someone reliable who knows what is doing to detoxify her. It has been a Roller coaster for us, suffering seeing our first child suffering. Thanks God he’s guiding us to find a better place to heal her and regain her health back. Great information to share. Thank you!


  16. Very interesting! That explains why when I finally allowed my 11 and 10 year old to finally get the Dpt (got the tetanus) the doctor never said anything about a booster.


  17. Great information-thanks for sharing your knowledge, well written, I can tell this is deep research coming from the heart.


  18. Thank you so much for this article. I am eager to read Part 2. I was wondering how did you go about testing for the MTHFR mutation? My son’s doctor is not supportive of our choice to opt out of most of the vaccinations and delay the rest-each well visit is a battle when the vaccine question comes up. So getting her to run the lab for us might be an issue.


  19. It is so important for people to wake up and do some reading…it does’t take long to uncover enough information to at the very least give pause. I read up a bit when my son was born and decided I didn’t like what I was seeing…but at the very vulnerable 2-month checkup (honestly, how many first-time parents are fully prepared just 2 months after birth to deal with vaccine bullies?) the pediatrician convinced me to do the DTaP and then the nurse threw in the RotaTeq saying I had agreed to that one. I only recall agreeing to whooping cough sounding like a threat at the time. Not to mention she had nasty smoker nails and smelled awful. I was so traumatized by the experience. She didn’t let me nurse my son while she gave him the injections, even though I asked to. I was told to give him medication for fever if it occurred and to keep his legs away from my body because the heat would cause more inflammation at the injection site. I literally cried when they left the room before the doctor came back, already in total remorse. I watched him like a hawk during the next 24 hours, and while he certainly acted different, there was no truly alarming sign of injury. I read more in-depth the next day and decided right then that I would never let anyone vaccinate him again. And I quickly silenced myself out of fear of all the hate swirling around. Fast forward to when he was around 11 months old, and several allergies popped up. Egg, apple, grape, dairy. We started very cautiously and only gave him organic food. I am gluten-free and he’s been GF the whole time. We will never know if he would have had these allergies without being vaccinated. I strongly feel it’s from the vaccines. My husband and I are not allergic people. I never had issues with sensitivities until my pregnancy, when I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Now my eyes are wide open and I am very dismayed with what I am seeing. Wake up, folks. Your lives depend on it.


  20. I unwisely let my baby get the DTaP at 2, 4, and 6 months. She caught pertussis anyway, at a La Leche League, meeting when she was eight months old, and gave it to me. She coughed ten coughs per breath coughed up vast sheets of clear, slippery mucus, and coughed for over a month, the worst was over in about ten days. And then she got well. When she got the DTaP booster at 18 months old, it erased her only two words (already brain-damaged from the encephalitic reaction to the hep-b vaccine at birth, given without permission), and she was diagnosed with autism two months later.

    I’ve done a lot of research since then, and Levi is right. Babies rarely die of it after three or four months old. The answer is to keep them sheltered at home during those months, no day care. Breast feeding will not protect them, but quarantine will. If they get it anyway, insist on IV vitamin C at the hospital: it is effective in treating pertussis. Hold them up to your shoulder during all coughing fits to make it easier to cough up the mucus. It used to be a killer disease, but has evolved to become unpleasant, but relatively mild for everyone except the youngest newborns, of whom one in 200 may die.

    People who have never had the shot before getting pertussis will develop permanent immunity, or at least 30 to 70 years worth (Rohani). If you get the shot, then original antigenic sin may prevent you from ever getting permanent immunity even if you get natural pertussis, because the vaccine hardwires a defective response into your immune system.

    It would be better to help families keep newborns at home, and let older people just go ahead and get pertussis. The vaccine continues to cause asthma, allergies, seizure disorders, SIDS, and autism, just like the old whole-cell DPT did. Why take the chance?


    1. I wish I was more educated on all vaccination. I took my 15 month baby girl in for her check up her doctor told me she needed to get her vaccinations that day. I felt uneasy about it due to the fact she just had her one year shots not to long ago. I was pushed into her receiving them that day but my husband at the time signed off on the consent. ( My little girl was extremely heathy and the most happiest little girl ever.) On May 15, she received her vaccinations which included the DTap shot. Amiah seemed to be fine afterwords just a little fussy, warm, and very clingy. I laid her down for bed that night about 10 ( we had waited up for my husband to get off work) she went right to sleep, tired from bring fussy all day. She woke up about 6 that next morning wanting a bottle so my husband got up to make her one. I got up about 9 that was normally the time she would get up. I checked on her at 930, and my beautiful and perfect little girl was already gone. Once her doctor found out about it he up and moved his practition to NY. I regret every day not knowing the horrible thru the about vaccinations.I just wish All mom’s know what the out come could be from vaccinations and there young.

      Grieving mother of Amiah Lavelle. 2/13/13 – 5/16/14


  21. I’m hoping you will write Part II very soon. I would very much like your opinion on what shots you would do for children living overseas. We live in Africa, but in Botswana, the safest, most economically stable and clean country on the continent. The big health crisis here is HIV, and TB is also a concern. I am most worried about polio: not the wild virus, but one of my kids getting it from a recently vaxed child. (They give the oral live polio virus here as part of the schedule.)


  22. Hi Levi – thanks for all that you do. I’m here to beg for part 2. You are helping parents more than you know!


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