Why we don’t vaccinate

Vaccines are a potent cocktail of ingredients that most people take
without thought or hesitation. I am thankful that my wife started the
research that eventually lead us to the decision to no longer vaccinate
our children.  As such, I thought some would benefit from our findings
and help you understand why we don’t vaccinate. Here is a list of some
common ingredients found in vaccinations:

Found in: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), Biothrax (anthrax),
DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), IPOL (polio), Tripedia (tetanus)

While it is safe to assume everyone knows that formaldehyde is a bad
thing, I thought it necessary to back it up with a list of the dangers.
Studies have shown that short term exposure to the chemical produced
burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat; wheezing; nausea.
Research has also been done that suggests it is linked to cancer in
nasal sinuses, nasopharnyx, brain and possibly leukemia. In 1987, the
EPA classified it as a possible human carcinogen.

Found in: DTaP, DPT, Energix-B (hepatitis B), FluShield (influenza, flu
shot), HiB Titer (influenza), Menomune (meningococcal), Rabbies
vaccine, Recombivax (hepatitis B), Tripedia

Thimerosal is used as a preservative in most vaccines. The major
concern with its use is the high concentration of mercury, which has
been linked to mental disorders.  Several alarming studies showed a
significant increased odds ratio for autism, mental retardation, speech
disorder, personality disorders, and thinking abnormality in children
who received thimerosal-contained vaccines as opposed to those who did
not. This is a huge controversy in the medical world, as other research
suggests there is not a link between the two. It is also interesting to
note that ethylene glycol, also known as anti-freeze, is a major
component of the chemical makeup of thimerosal.

Found in: Dryvax (smallpox), Imovax (rabbies), NYVAC (smallpox), Pneumovax (streptococcus), Typhim Vi (typhoid)

Also known as carbolic acid, it is often used in weed killers and
disinfectants. In some cases, it can be used to clean wounds. However,
it is considered extremely toxic if digested.

Human Diploid Cells
Found in: Biavax (Rubella), Havrix (hepatitis a), Imovax, MMR, M-R-vax,
ProQuad (MMR), RotaShield (rotavirus), Varivax (chicken pox)

This is more of an ethical concern than a health concern. Basically, a
human diploid cell is one in which two chromosomes (one from each
parent) are present. The bad news is that some pharmaceutical companies
are extracting these from aborted fetuses such as the WI-38 and the

Other Factors
It is also alarming to note that in 1986, Congress passed the National
Childhood Vaccine Act which set up a fund to reimburse parents who lost
their children due to vaccinations and effectively shielded
pharmaceutical companies from being sued.  I can’t imagine the guilt of
losing my child because I let someone inject them with micro-doses of

We also see a rise in super virus strands such as the
ever-evolving flu virus. The U.S. Center for Disease control has noted
that the flu vaccine has become increasingly ineffective. This is
because the flu viral strands are adapting, becoming stronger.  I
personally attribute this to the mass inoculations that people often
take without regard. 

Be Informed
My whole point is that I want you to make informed decisions. I would
question every thing the doctor prescribes so that you can make an
educated decision about what you allow in your body and your childrens’

Barrett, J. (2006). Potential immunotoxic effect of thimerosal. Environmental Health Perspectives.  114, 429.

Cass, H. (2006). Environmental toxin imbalances. Total Health.  28, 26-30.

Crowe, D. (2004). Thimerosal.  Canadian Journal of Health & Nutrition. 264, 64-66.

Formaldehyde and cancer. (2004). Questions and Answers, pp. 1-6.

Geler, D. and M. Geler. (2004). Neurological disorders following
thimerosal-containing childhood immunizations: A follow-up analysis.
International Journal of Toxicology. 23, 369-376.

Heron, J. and J. Golding. (2004). Thimerosal exposure in infants and
developmental disorders: A prospective cohort study in the United
Kingdom does not support a causal association. Pediatrics. 114, 577-583.

Thimerosal harms the immune system. (2006). Latitudes Online. 7, 10.


9 thoughts on “Why we don’t vaccinate

  1. I admire you and your wife’s stance! You two should look into Melaleuca – it’s a company that offers all natural products from food to shampoo to dog treats to cleaning supplies. πŸ™‚
    My husband and I LOVE it.

  2. My cousin gave birth to twin boys back in May. Several weeks later the docs wanted to give them vacinations, one of which their parent and grandparents thought was rediculous which was some vacination for sexually active people (Sorry i cant remember what it was) Why in the world does a new born baby need these kinda of vacines?? Its crazy. My uncle, the twin’s grandfather, is a doctor and he’s on your side.

  3. Two points, the first a question: Have you done such extensive research on the diseases that the basic* vaccines protect against? 2. If anyone was to ever come down with one of these diseases it wouldn’t be high (if at all) on a docotor’s differential diagnostic because they don’t ever see these diseases.
    *Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Haemophilus Influenza B infection (meningitis, etc.), Varicella, PCV (Pneumococcus), Polio

  4. I’d like to ask you a few questions about your position (I’m not going to get into a back and forth debate). I ran across information like that as a teenager when I learned in science that a vaccine was either a crippled virus or a related virus that didn’t harm humans or didn’t harm us as much. I read about the materials in a vaccines, and it didn’t bother me much at all. Still doesn’t. Of course, we respond to science in entirely different ways (e.g. I’m all for pesticides, herbacides, and genetic engineering alongside nuclear power and the like, subjects we probably won’t agree on, and some I know we don’t). First, did you ever talk to the eighty or ninety somethings from really poor communities about what it was like before vaccinations? Granted, they aren’t old enough to remember what life was like before any vaccines, but modern medicine hadn’t protruded enough to really hamper their story. If you haven’t, then you don’t have much time left before all the old timers disappear :(.Second, do you believe these vaccines are truly worse than the diseases they prevent (that they are effective is more of an indisputable fact than is the belief that cigarrettes cause cancer and doesn’t require much knowledge of science: when was the last time you ever saw a child with smallpox)? They, like most medicines, may have terrible physical risks in some cases, but for the most part the common vacines have proven themselves safe, no more a statistical risk than the chlorine compounds in the water they ingest in every water fountain, ice cube, and fountain drink (a poison dangerous much like formaldyhide), but the diseases they control have, in many instances, killed millions and will do so in the future given the chance.Lastly, have you considered that by not vaccinating children you may help make the diseases more virulent? Two examples do explain what I mean. First, a related, but not identical, instance is TB. TB is dissimilar in that it is a bacterium rather than a virus, but the cause of its morphing toward a superbug is the same. Patients who were infected with TB didn’t take the antibiotics consistently enough, slacking off on it, and thus rather than getting the disease down below the danger threshhold allowed it to maintain just enough of a presence that it was able to gain an immunity to the antibiotics. Now we have a super TB that is immune to antibiotics. In viruses your example of the flu is an example of the same thing. The flu is virus that mutates quickly and readily (e.g. without a vaccine or treatment, the Great Flu Pandemic didn’t repeat the next year; the virus had changed). The vaccines work by giving our immunity system a familiarity with the flu’s “hitch” so that they can latch onto it and destroy it. It changes so fast, though, and we can’t immunize everyone. Consequently, the strains begin constrained within a segment of the population that, while large, isn’t anywhere near a majority (we simply can’t supply a vaccine for enough people; we haven’t the resources). Strains, then, that mutate in a manner that their outer protein coating isn’t as similar as those of the crippled viruses gain a selective advantage and will become dominant in time. This is inevitable with the flu, but it is not with others. We will see new forms of viruses emerging that aren’t similar enough to the vaccine to be hindered by it and potentially more difficult for our immunity system to cope with naturally. By not immunizing on those viruses we can immunize the whole population against, you may be putting your owngrandchildren and neighbors’ grandchildren at risk to superbugs.I am happy to say that we are working on newer, more effective, and safer methods of prevention, but those are still a good ways away :(.I debated about sending you a message like this given that I’m trying to stay away from online debate and not too distant errors of mine, but since this was posted while I was away broaching the subject of its merits in a public forum and since it’s an important subject, I figured I’d ask the questions but not back and forth. Obviously, I’ve come to very different conclusions than you based on the same data and even believe in compulsory immunization on those same diseases that public schools require children to be immunized in.I’m also curious, because you’re not one of the crowd that I’ve usually seen decrying immunization (you wouldn’t accept that the government is implanting microtransmitters to prepare the way for the mark of the beast or other such nonsense), and thus are the only person I’ve ever seen oppose immunization whose opinion I’ll sit down and listen to, hence the questions. It is a curiosity (and concern).

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