Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Look Inside Your Child's Vaccine

Vaccinations are a controversial topic these days. It seems you're either strongly on one side or the other. I hope that whatever "side" you're on, that you have done you're own thorough research on the topic.
   I have spent years talking to different doctors, reading books and doing online research of vaccines. After all of this research, the biggest piece of advice that I would have for people is to do your own research. Make an informed choice. Although doctors can help us, ultimately we are in charge of our own health and the information we obtain.
   The purpose of this article is to start beginners on their search for information on what chemicals are going into their bodies and the bodies of their children. I was seriously misinformed because most of what I hear is media based or one sided. We are generally not given ALL of the information. This is some of the information that I did not know but wish that I would've known by researching sooner to make a more educated decision.
   Most of what I share here will have links with the source in which I found it. Most links are from government websites such as CDC (Centers for Disease Control), etc. so that people who feel most comfortable with only "non-opinion" based studies have a more factual based research. These links are just a small resource so that you can start your research. They are definitely not the whole of it.
   There are 69 doses of 16 vaccines that children are recommended to receive by the age of 18. I am only going to go over 2 vaccines here but please research the rest on your own.

Click here for the CDC Vaccine Excipient Summary

Influenza (Flulaval) vaccine ingredients -

thimerosal, α-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate, polysorbate 80, formaldehyde, sodium deoxycholate, ovalbumin

What is thimerosal?

   I'll give you a short answer - mercury. But wait! You thought they took it out of all the vaccines, right? They have not taken it out of ALL vaccines. If you get your yearly flu shot, you are being exposed to mercury.
Here are the potential side effects of mercury : kidney damage, affect behavior/central nervous system, liver damage, affect bone marrow, can cause depression, irritability, fatigue, tremors, respiratory affected, metabolism changes (weight loss). (MSDS Thimerosal)

What is polysorbate 80?

    Polyoxyethylene-sorbitan-20-monooleate, Tween 80 or polysorbate 80, is a viscous liquid used as an emulsifier or surfactant in foods, medicines, skincare products, and vaccines.

Here are the potential side effects: "May cause adverse reproductive effects based on animal test data. No human data found. May cause cancer based on animal test data. No human data found. May affect genetic material (mutagenic)". (MSDS Polysorbate 80)
   In this PubMed article that did a study on polysorbate 80, the results found that it was the causative agent of a pregnant woman going into anaphylactic shock. It can be especially harmful to those who have Crohn's disease according to this study.
   This PubMed article said this “Treatment with Tween 80 accelerated maturation, prolonged the oestrus cycle, and induced persistent vaginal oestrus. The relative weight of the uterus and ovaries was decreased relative to the untreated controls. Squamous cell metaplasia of the epithelial lining of the uterus and cytological changes in the uterus were indicative of chronic oestrogenic stimulation. Ovaries were without corpora lutea, and had degenerative follicles.” 
   So, in more simple terms this means that Polysorbate 80 accelerated the maturation of the female rats, damaged the vagina and womb lining, caused significant hormonal changes, severe ovary deformities and ultimately rendered the young female rats infertile.

What is formaldehyde?

   "Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is used in building materials and to produce many household products. Formaldehyde sources in the home include pressed-wood products, cigarette smoke, and fuel-burning appliances." 

Here are the potential side effects: Formaldehyde is a known cause of cancer stated by the EPA. "CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified A2 (Suspected for human.) by ACGIH, 2A (Probable for human.) by IARC [Formaldehyde]. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. [Formaldehyde]. Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. [Formaldehyde]. Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. [Methyl p. 2 alcohol]. Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. [Methyl alcohol]. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified POSSIBLE for human [Methyl alcohol]. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available The substance may be toxic to kidneys, liver, skin, central nervous system (CNS). Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs.” And “Very hazardous in case of ingestion, . Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, sensitizer, permeator), of eye contact (corrosive), of inhalation (lung corrosive). Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive).” EPA has listed Formaldehyde as a carcinogen" (MSDS Formaldehyde)

   They are now recommending that all pregnant women receive the flu shot.

DTap (Pediarix) vaccine ingredients:

formaldehyde, gluteraldehyde, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, lactalbumin hydrolysate, polysorbate 80, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B, yeast protein, calf serum, Fenton medium (containing bovine extract), modified Latham medium (derived from bovine casein), modified Stainer-Scholte liquid medium, Vero (monkey kidney) cells

What is aluminum?

   A silver-white metallic element, light in
weight, ductile, malleable, and not readily corroded or tarnished, occurring combined in nature in igneous rock, shale, clay, and most soil: used in alloys and for lightweight utensils, castings, airplane parts, etc.
Here are the potential side effects: "Experimental research, however, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences." (source)
“Acute Potential Health Effects: May cause mild skin, eye and upper respiratory tract irritation. Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal tract irritation: May affect bones (osteomalacia), metabolism, blood, behavior (muscle contraction, spasticity, change in motor activity), liver.” (MSDS Aluminum)

   I probably don't need to go into what calf serum and monkey kidney cells are. Animal DNA being injected into humans? Gross?

  "If you look on the inserts of some vaccines, you will see 'human diploid cells' and PER- C6 cells listed on the ingredients. What they don't mention to you on the insert is that these cells have been modified with an adenovirus so that they never stop reproducing- in other words become neoplastic, aka cancerous. The vaccines are cultured on these cells which are then purportedly filtered out, but evidently not all of them are removed or they wouldn't be listed on the ingredients. To see whether these 'cell substrates' are cancerous, they are injected into mice. If they cause tumors in adult, immune competent mice, the batch is rejected. But if it only causes tumors in immune-deficient nude mice, this is deemed acceptable to inject into your baby." (source of quote)  (FDA link to study)

   If you see the word "adjuvants", this basically is just a certain type of chemical compound in most vaccines that is used to throw the immune system into hyper-drive in order to fight off the strain of virus that is being injected. Sometimes the immune system can be thrown into overdrive for very long periods of time, up to a year or more. "Chemically, the adjuvants are a highly heterogenous group of compounds with only one thing in common: their ability to enhance the immune response—their adjuvanticity. They are highly variable in terms of how they affect the immune system and how serious their adverse effects are due to the resultant hyperactivation of the immune system." (source)

   As I said these are only a few ingredients from a couple of the vaccines on the schedule. I would strongly encourage researching the other ingredients and all of the other vaccines.


   Have you ever heard this phrase regarding a vaccine "The benefits outweigh the risks"?
Most of us have heard this and most of us have probably said it at one time or another. Do you believe this phrase only because someone said it or do you believe it because you have done your own research? Most people know what the risks of a disease are but do we know what the risks of a vaccine are in order to truly say the benefits outweigh the risks?

Click here to research package inserts of vaccines

Let's take a look at the Chicken Pox Vaccine adverse effects (risks) and the adverse effects of the virus itself:

Chicken Pox (varicella) vaccine package insert stated risks:

"5.4 Risk of Vaccine Virus Transmission
Post-marketing experience suggests that transmission of vaccine virus may occur rarely between healthy vaccinees who develop a varicella-like rash and healthy susceptible contacts. Transmission of vaccine virus from a mother who did not develop a varicella-like rash to her newborn infant has been reported.
Due to the concern for transmission of vaccine virus, vaccine recipients should attempt to avoid whenever possible close association with susceptible high-risk individuals for up to six weeks following vaccination with VARIVAX."

This means that if you are around someone who has been vaccinated against chicken pox, YOU can get a strain of it.

 6.2 Post-Marketing Experience
Broad use of VARIVAX could reveal adverse events not observed in clinical trials.
The following additional adverse events, regardless of causality, have been reported during post-marketing use of VARIVAX:

Body as a Whole  
    Anaphylaxis (including anaphylactic shock) and related phenomena such as angioneurotic edema, facial edema, and peripheral edema.

Hemic and Lymphatic System
   Aplastic anemia; thrombocytopenia (including idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)).

Infections and Infestations
   Varicella (vaccine strain)

    Encephalitis; cerebrovascular accident; transverse myelitis; Guillain-Barre syndrome; Bell's palsy; ataxia; non-febrile seizures; aseptic meningitis; dizziness; paresthesia.

    Pharyngitis; pnewumonia/pneumonitis

    Steven-Johnson syndrome; erythema multiforme; Henoch-Schonlein purpura; secondary bacterial infections of skin and soft tissue, including impetigo and cellulitis; herpes zoster.

   I want to point something out in the above reactions. Notice that under Infections and Infestations it says (vaccine strain). This means that due to the vaccine, people were getting the virus but it was not the same virus you would catch if you were to contract it naturally. When you contract the illness naturally, you have lifelong immunity. This vaccine can last (if it works at all; everyone is different) anywhere from 2 - 10 years.

Risks of the Chicken Pox virus:

   The chances of death  or complications from the chicken pox virus are extremely rare. When complications do develop, it is generally in those who are immune-compromised such as HIV patients and the like. In fact, the vaccine was specifically developed for those individuals in the beginning. Symptoms include fever, itchy rash, runny nose, headache. This lasts anywhere from 5 - 10 days after which, they are immune for life.
   This is just one case but to me it is fairly obvious that having a risk of seizures and encephalitis (brain swelling) is a much more dangerous risk than having itchy spots for a week. Do the risks outweigh the benefits? You decide.

Did Vaccines Save Us?

Here is a graph that the CDC lists on their website in the incidence of measles.

(Click picture to go to source)

  With this graph being used it would appear as though there is no question the vaccine reduced the illness significantly. However, if they would've gone back further on their graph, you would be able to see a drastic declination of the illness over the 60 years prior. Below is a graph starting in 1900 showing the major decline of measles before the vaccination was ever introduced.



    Even though the graphs are laid out differently, it is still interesting to note that the CDC chose to leave out the years prior. It is difficult to make an informed decision when we are only given half of the information. This decline in illness prior to vaccination was also seen in Diptheria, Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and others. The Vital Statics of the United States gives this information if you're interested in researching further.

Here is some information that I didn't know existed prior to 2 years ago.

VAERS-  This stands for Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. There were so many vaccine reactions and injuries that there is now an actual reporting system. You can go onto this site and review all of the reactions and reports of cases where someone had complications. Keep in mind that less than 10% of reactions are actually reported.

This is a chart of recognized vaccine injuries - Because vaccine manufacturers have been given legal immunity, a vaccine court has been set up to compensate for injuries known to be caused by vaccines, however it is extremely difficult to win a case.
Supreme Court Case Re: Vaccine Injury -

“no vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death associated with the administration of a vaccine after October 1, 1988, if the injury or death resulted from side-effects that were unavoidable even though the vaccine was properly prepared and was accompanied by proper directions and warnings.” So, pretty much if your baby has brain swelling, seizures, death, etc. you're out of luck!

State Laws Regarding Vaccines - I was always led to believe that my child had to have his vaccinations before he could go to school. Every doctor told me this. They were either taught this and believed it or just plain out lied to me to get me to vaccinate, I don't know. Your child needing vaccinations to attend school is NOT true. It varies by state but in the state of Ohio you can provide a written note saying that you are not vaccinating due to philosophical, religious or medical reasons. There are other states that require exemptions forms. Some only allow medical exemptions, it just depends.

Information and graphs on Autism - It's hard to talk about vaccines without mentioning the controversy of autism. You will definitely never hear anyone involved with the vaccine industry admit that autism and vaccines are related. It is a study you would have to conduct on your own and come to your own conclusion. I decided not to base my conclusion solely on fact that the CDC said it. You've already seen in the above graph that they don't always give the full spectrum of information.


Dr. Russell Blaylock MD, a retired neurosurgeon, says this:

“When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.
If we listen to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. Yet, we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50% or less of the population having vaccine protection."

   Making an informed choice is about hearing all sides, looking up facts then deciding on your own. At the moment, we  have a choice (though there are some states that are making vaccinations mandatory). When we have the freedom to choose, it is our responsibility to make a decision based on our own efforts. In any situation, not just in the case of vaccines, we can choose to just take someone's word for it. However, when those situations have to do with one's health and life it should not be taken lightly and done only because "the doctor told me to".
   If you ask your doctor (believe me, I've talked to tons) they all give the same answers verbatim. You will be told that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks, that you need to vaccinate in order to provide safety for everyone involved and that adverse effects are very rare. This all sounds very convincing. Every child's brain and immune system is affected in one way or another with each vaccine. Brain swelling is not rare with vaccines. When children scream uncontrollably for hours and days after a vaccine, it is not because they are in pain at the injection site. It is because their brain can swell and cause intense reactions.  I have spoken with hundreds of mothers whose children had this happen. It is NOT rare. Some have even considered the possibility that SIDS could be related to vaccines. However, I have no factual information on that as of now. You can research that on your own.
   If you think a little deeper, you will realize that what doctors are actually saying by responding with "adverse effects are very rare" is that they DO happen. And guess what? They are happening to someone else's child.  They can not guarantee that your child will not be harmed. That's why they have you sign that handy dandy form before they administer a vaccine. It leaves you responsible and them....not.
   Although vaccine injuries are not as rare as you think, even if they were the vaccine industries and government are okay with subjecting "rare" cases for the good of the whole. Just imagine if you and your child were that "rare" case. Your government is okay with subjecting you to that so that 1,000 other kids could have immunity for 2 years from an illness that would generally not cause harm.
    When my son got the mumps regardless of being fully vaccinated, I realized truly how ineffective they can be. I realize that not everyone will have this situation occur. I know that most parents have good intentions for their children and want to trust their doctor's care. But there is nothing ever wrong with going above and beyond and educating yourself. I will never regret the time I've taken to learn how to better take care of my family.

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice. Please see your healthcare professional if you have any questions regarding your health.













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