Recently I posted this photo, shared on my Facebook feed. Hoo boy- what an event erupted! The needles are a representation of the number of vaccines, and not the actual number of needles as some of them are combined in trivalent or bivalent forms, and some are oral vaccines (eg. polio). The caption of this doll picture is “Here is the current vaccination schedule for babies from birth to six months” . The recent events of our Australian leader Tony Abbott enacting a “No Jab, No Pay” legislation, essentially removes conscientious, educated parents the choice to decline some of the FULL gamut of vaccines. If they refuse to vaccinate their kids they are threatened with the plan that they will lose government financial child care aid , and possibly will have their kids excluded from day care and schools. This media alert has raised the vaccination discussions to the forefront again. Let’s face it: we all want to do the best for our kids and that means “DO NO HARM” and protect them the best way we know. Let’s examine what this entails. This new legislation mandating all families to have their babies thoroughly vaccinated, following the schedule listed below, with no exceptions, means the child will receive 34 vaccinations before the age of 2 yrs. When my children were babies, the number of vaccines recommended (and not mandated) was less than half this number, and when I was a baby almost 60 years ago the number of vaccines given were smaller still–only DPT, polio and smallpox. Today babies are given 25 vaccines by the time they are only 6 months old. Many parents have witnessed their friend’s or their first child experiencing an adverse event from one of the vaccines- which makes them think twice about further vaccinations. People are questioning the need to have that many vaccines – which include toxic adjuvants, given to a young, less than 10 kg bundle of a new human life. This has driven some parents to refuse to have their child vaccinated, with the aim of protecting their child from harm. Perhaps it not surprising to know that many doctors also refuse to vaccinate their own children with all the available vaccines, because they are witnessing the fall out from vaccine related illness. On the other hand the media relishes in showing cases of young babies suffering from Whooping cough, a disease that the current vaccines do not adequately protect against, and one which vaccinated individuals carry and shed; hence vaccinated individuals are actually becoming a source of infection when handling infants! The media incorrectly blames this on all the antivaxers. The information about vaccine adverse events goes unnoticed or ignored by the majority of the populace. The uproar from the masses that believe that vaccines can cause no harm, and only lead to beneficial herd health is alarming. Their animosity and vehemence against pro-choice intelligent parents is frightening and shameful. Australia’s popular cartoonist, Michael Leunig, released his statement about the governments action with his cartoon ‘ Mothers’ in the morning Melbourne Herald, and was immediately besieged by haters . The cartoon was posted on MLAP this morning but was removed after Michael, his children and the page admin received death threats. This is unacceptable and also a criminal act. “Michael Leunig is in support of the right of individuals to conscientiously refuse vaccination for their children. This support does not necessarily indicate his position on vaccination per se, it is primarily a human rights issue that he addresses in his cartoons. He also illuminates questions regarding maternal instinct and concern, and appeals for tolerance to be extended to the possibility that a mother’s personal wisdom and insight concerning her child’s health has been traditionally near-sacred and may be of enormous ongoing value. He contends that such conscientious maternal concern should not be dismissed too lightly or overruled so belligerently. Most of humanity owes much to the natural care of a mother at the beginning, with all the intuition, attunement and skill involved in that individual mothering process. Michael feels the punitive approach by the government to people of conscientious belief regarding this matter is coercive and unjust, and sets an appalling example to society about how those opposed might be universally regarded and treated.” Providing a “one size fits all” policy on vaccinating the population of newborns does not fit well with the diversity of genetics and epigenetic factors. WE need to scientifically and medically examine each individual’s family risk factors, and understand their immunogenetic capabilities, and find out how they can be given supportive nutritional components. Tony Abbot’s plan of throwing a magnitude of vaccines into the crowd of babies and to just cross our fingers hoping that no damage might occur is a bit like the Leunig cartoon- mother’s are justifiably concerned and are running away. It would be wise to obtain further information for each parent group about how we can shield our genetically weaker and susceptible individuals. There is some testing that can be done prior to vaccinating willy nilly. The genomic knowledge of MTHFR and Pyroluria are just 2 of the genetic predisposition genes where epigenetic factors (food, synthetic chemicals, artificial dyes, parabens, BPA, plasticizers, inutero stress- ie mother’s cortisol levels while pregnant) and vaccines all come together to create an immunological soup where the microbiome of the mother and her child are affected. These people have metabolic pathways where their folates, zn and other trace minerals get flushed out so any inflammatory process (eg being vaccinated, stressed etc) creates a myriad of problems, unless they are supplemented and put on excellent diets and provided with a low stress environment/lifestyle. Here is a good article on the brain/gut function for an MTHFR individual- folinic acid supps and methyl B12 plus Zinc and a diet high in omega 3’s can change the life of some individuals. Vaccinate these guys and they just CRASH without adequate support.http://m.adelaidenow.com.au/…/story-fnizi7vf…
The gut microbiome is centrally important to nerve and hormone function. Vaccines disrupt the system. This is also why so many autistic (and those on the ASD scale) kids have constipation and gut problems, and likely why we see megacolon in cats– weakened tissue, inflammatory mediators burning magnesium levels up as cofactors in the body’s antioxidant pathways etc and the gut/brain connection disconnects. It’s all about the toxin load displacing good bugs for bad bugs, and affecting the individual’s metabolic processes. Healthy, happy immune and endocrine systems make good gut bugs. Plastic food and incipients in vaccines affect cells at the tiniest immunological level. Body’s are a very complex microbiome- in fact no two individuals have the same identical microbiome pattern, we are all more bacteria then human in a ratio of about 10/1. Vaccines are part of the “antimicrobial brigade” and the consequence of changing our immune microbiome definitely is one of the negative variable triggers for some- which is why the meta analysis studies actually fail at identifying problems! Rebalancing patients is an individualised medicine, it is not a “One size fits all” and this is what good holistic integrative healers do. What really needs to happen is a critical analysis of which vaccines are necessary for each individual. HOW those vaccines are manufactured and WHAT goes into them is also an important consideration. For instance I suggest that the injection of BB (Bordetella Bronchiseptica in dogs) is an allergenic trigger as I have seen anaphylaxis from that one- I recommended that Fort dodgem remove that from their line- and only recommend intranasal BB for kc. I don’t know why they need to put red dyes in vaccines (they don’t! need to ..I think they just think it looks good.) which sets a lot of kids up with immunocompromise for the future. Go the the Suzanne Humphries lectures on youtube when you have time. Most vaccine manufacturers are NOT doctors, are NOT integrative specialists, and are JUST BUSINESSES. The politicians that make the recommendations are equally not qualified to make those health decisions, they are taking advice from businesses. There should be an integrative well trained doctor overseeing all manufacturing of FOOD, agriculture and VACCINES! Not all individuals will be at risk for adverse vaccine reactions, and for those in that majority we can support their decision to have the full array of vaccines, but let’s not make the mistake of not recognizing individual differences in immune response and uptake. Let’s review the history of how this number of vaccines have come in to play today. I think you can see where the money trail comes from. Vaccine manufacturing is big business, and the more you can put into the general population the bigger the profit. One needs to question why the sudden requirement to vaccinate such young bodies in ever increasing amounts of adjuvant toxic laden jabs arises, as these diseases were also around in the 70’s and 80’s and only a very few vaccines were given then. Most of these diseases are not life threatening, and with good nutrition, nature and nursing care, including adequate levels of vitamin C and chicken soup, juices and preventing dehydration, shaking off the virus and developing long lasting immunity can be obtained. This is the schedule from 1983, for American kids, which is very similar to Australia. Looks like an increasingly profitable business to me- let’s see how many vaccines we can introduce to give to kids, the parents/government will be happy to pay for that! http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/…edule1983s.jpg By 1989, a new vaccine, Hib was added, and it was only one dose at 18 months. http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/…edule1989s.jpg By 1994, http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/…edule1994s.jpg they added more doses of Hib, one more dose of MMR, and a new vax consisting of 3 doses, Heb B. Prior to 1995, the childhood schedule was published periodically, as part of the ACIP’s General Recommendations. By 1996, varicella (chickenpox) was added to the schedule, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00039897.htm 1999 brought another new vaccine to the schedule, and this was year I realized I knew nothing about the vaccines I had allowed to be injected into my children beginning in 1984. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00056261.htm Rotashield (Rota virus) vaccine was added this year, but then pulled due to several infants died and far more needed surgery to reconstruct their bowels because of this vaccine that appears to have been approved by people with severe conflicts of interest (one of the panel members held a patent to a rotavirus vaccine that was in production by another company. The approval of this vaccine would pave the way to $$$$$$ for his company’s vax.) 3 doses of this vaccine were added the schedule in 1999. By 2000, we see the rotavirus vax gone but Hep A added in selected areas. No doubt this was only a temporary measure until the drug company could lobby Hep A across the country, making it required for ALL children. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4902a4.htm By 2001, 4 doses of ANOTHER new vaccine was added to the schedule, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5001a3.htm Prevnar. For 2001, ACIP, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics have added pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to the schedule (2) and have extended the recommendation for the use of hepatitis A vaccine to include persons through age 18 years in selected geographic areas and in certain high-risk groups (3). Detailed recommendations for using vaccines are available from the manufacturers’ package inserts, ACIP statements on specific vaccines, and the 2000 Red Book (5). ACIP statements for each recommended childhood vaccine can be viewed, downloaded, and printed from CDC’s National Immunization Program World-Wide Web site, http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/ACIP-list.htm. By 2002, they sneak in influenza (flu vax) for hi risk children. Another temp move like the Hep A vax. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5102a4.htm By 2003, they have widened the recommendations for the flu vax, now being added to the group, all infants 6-23 months. Watch for this recommendation to widen even more as time goes on…. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr…nizationa1.htm By 2005, they got influenza recommended for all http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr…nizationa1.htm So by 2006, as we close out the year, the drug companies were successful in getting Hep A and Influenza vaccines recommended for all. http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-sc…olor-print.pdf
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“It is heartbreaking, because I see many of these kids who were developmentally normal, who were doing well, who were speaking, then whose voices and eye contacts were lost, who went into seizures, who developed asthma and allergies, and they had nowhere to go because their doctors told them that they don’t know what they’re talking about. These kids are real. The literature is showing that there are changes in the immune system of children who are vaccinated, especially if we vaccinate them before one year of age or even at one day of age. The literature is there. It’s good scientific literature, and it shows that more and more of these kids who are suffering from chronic illness are suffering from impairments of their immune system. Whether vaccines are causative or contributory, the literature is showing that there is a role that vaccines are playing in creating the groundwork for these children’s immune systems to start to show signs of impairment and destruction. The list of vaccine links to autism are on the website “Greater good” http://www.greatergoodmovie.org/learn-more/science/autism/ which explains about methylation genetic problems, gastrointestinal diseases, heavy metal toxicity etc linked to vaccines.
Adjuvants in vaccines were placed because it was thought babies did not respond adequately to vaccines without them. Dr Suzanne Humphries, who lectures extensively about vaccines has this to say :A baby’s immune system produces only very small amounts of IL-1B and TNF-alpha. There was a time when experts thought that this was simply a DEFECT in all newborn humans. In 2004, a study by Chelvarajan suggested that if vaccine manufacturers added various immune system kickers into vaccines, this would solve the problem and fix these perfectly normal children’s immune systems, which are so often described in terms of “defective”, or “inadequate”, when they are completely age appropriate, with characteristics shared by all land mammals. – See more at: http://drsuzanne.net/dr-suzanne-humphries-vaccines…/… Even though Australian immunization authorities ‘removed’ mercury (Thiomersal) from “all’ childhood vaccinations in 2000 – it does still exist in a few adult vaccines and it has been found in trace amounts in at least one childhood vaccine – please see the following article http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15287391003613994 the point is made by the researcher that we should not believe blindly everything that we are told. The National Centre for Immunization in Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) still listed Thiomersal as an ingredient in some Australian vaccines in 2013. Many vaccines do contain antibiotics and other adjutant’s, aluminum is particularly interesting – and if anyone has the time, its worth looking up the research on the ‘safe’ levels of aluminium exposure for the infant brain and the cumulative levels for vaccines across the first 18 months of life. There is never a need to have aluminum in one’s body, it’s just not necessary. There has been some mention of Sudden Infant death Syndrome (SIDS) linked to vaccination. The following article addresses this. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3170075/(Infant Mortality Rates Regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?) Then there is this article which addresses all age group deaths post vaccination … and it shows mortality in groupings of days post vaccination.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2013.02.020 (Mortality Rates and Cause of Death Patterns in a Vaccinated Population) Recently a large payout has occurred for vaccine injury in over 800 children from the swine flu vaccine- many now with permanent brain injury.The swine flu vaccine caused severe brain damage in over 800 children across Europe, and the UK government has now agreed to pay $90 million in compensation to those victims as part of a vaccine injury settlement. This is the same swine flu vaccine that the entire mainstream media ridiculously insists never causes any harm whatsoever. From the quack science section of the Washington Post to the big pharma sellout pages of the New York Times, every U.S. mainstream media outlet exists in a state of total vaccine injury denialism, pushing toxic vaccines that provably harm children. “Across Europe, more than 800 children are so far known to have been made ill by the vaccine,” reports the International Business Times.The vaccine caused narcolepsy and cataplexy in hundreds of children. Both are signs of neurological damage caused by vaccine additives which include mercury, aluminum, MSG, antibiotics and even formaldehyde. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/049423_swine_flu_vaccine_brain_damage_financial_compensation.html#ixzz3Y16PtFPu The point is that some vaccine caused harm occurs; which varies from minimal reactions (pain, swelling) to allergic sensitisation to brain/neurological damage and even death. We should not be complacent about this, but should aim to find a way to reduce the risk per every individual.
Elaine, you have written a summary of the vaccine debate that all parents and health professionals need to read. And also the government officials who make the laws.. Well researched, well written and well done!
Brilliant Elaine. Good on you for taking the time to get some properly researched and mich needed factual advice out there for everyone. Let’s hope everyone reads it.