Vaccines – The Risks, The Benefits, The Choices


My Personal Thoughts And Concerns Regarding Vaccines

In my workplace I frequently meet people whose children have been injured by vaccines.  For some it has dramatically altered their lives. My own child suffered from vaccine related side effects.  She had crazy high levels of thimerosal (mercury) and aluminum (preservatives used in vaccines) in her brain and chronic asthma, food and chemical allergies, dyspraxia, ear infections, eczema, leaky gut, neurological issues, speech problems, and sensory disorders.  The amount of antibiotics and steroids she was on because her immune system was compromised, also contributed to her health problems.  She also has egg allergies.  Some vaccines, including the flu vaccine, are cultured in eggs.  These vaccines were toxic for her.  I wish I had known.

Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, over $2 billion has been awarded, by the government, to children and adults for vaccine injuries.  It is estimated that less than 5% of vaccine injuries are reported.  Parents should be aware that vaccines are pharmaceutical products that carry risks, which can be greater for some than others.

Most people are unaware that Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court have completely shielded drug companies and doctors in America from product liability and malpractice lawsuits when vaccines injure or kill people.   It is also important to remember that vaccines are profit makers for drug companies. According to market research firm Kalorama Information, vaccine sales should double, from $19 billion last year to $39 billion in 2013.  That’s nearly five times the $8 billion in vaccine sales in 2004.

The United States recommends more vaccines than any country in world. The CDC recommends 48 doses of 14 vaccines by age six, and 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18.  In contrast, vaccines are not required by law in Israel. Only 6 childhood vaccines are recommended. Israelis enjoy the fourth-longest life expectancy in the world as of 2012.  The US ranks 34 out of 35 industrialized nations in life expectancy.

In the 70s children received 10 vaccines before attending school. Today they will receive over 36 injections.  More than twice as many children have chronic brain and immune system dysfunction today than they did in the 1970s.

Many health professionals are concerned that widespread use of vaccinations may trigger bacterial adaptations leading to antibiotic-resistant bacterial diseases and vaccine-resistant viral diseases. For example, vaccines have now been implicated in causing new, vaccine-resistant strains of whooping cough, hepatitis and polio.  We are also learning that pharmaceutical companies are using aborted human fetus cells/DNA in vaccines.  No one knows what effect injecting human DNA into other humans will have. Our children are guinea pigs for this experiment.

Numerous times in the past 50 years the pharmaceutic industry has been accused of falsifying drug study results, paying bribes, covering up or omitting side effects and deaths, and denying responsibility when drugs are pulled off the market for killing people.  For an eye-opening introduction to the criminal side of the vaccine industry please review this recent article.

I’ve put this post together to give parents information on vaccines.  For the record, I am not anti-vaccine but I am very concerned about vaccine safety and the insane vaccine schedule that is being mandated by our government and the pharmaceutical industry for all children, when no long term safety tests have ever been done using the current vaccine schedule.  Yes, I  believe that some vaccines, when properly administered to healthy children may save lives.  Choose wisely.

Some Thoughts on Herd Immunity (Source – Dr. Russell Blaylock, Board Certified Neurologist and Brain Surgeon)

In the original description of herd immunity, the protection to the population at large occurred only if people contracted the infections naturally. The reason for this is that naturally-acquired immunity lasts for a lifetime. The vaccine proponents applied it to vaccine-induced immunity. But, there was one major problem – vaccine-induced immunity lasts for a relatively short period, from 2 to 10 years at most, and then this applies only to humoral immunity. This is why they now suggest boosters for most vaccines, even the common childhood infections such as chickenpox, measles, mumps, and rubella.

However, the boosters are lasting for only 2 years or less. This is why there are mandates that youth entering colleges have multiple vaccines, even those which they insisted gave lifelong immunity, such as the MMR. The same is being suggested for full-grown adults.

Years ago medical students 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 has been 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. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred.

40 years ago medical students were taught that the tetanus vaccine would last a lifetime. Then 30 years after it had been mandated, we discovered that its protection lasted no more than 10 years. Yet most physicians have never seen a case of tetanus.  If we look at the yearly data on tetanus infections – one sees no rise in tetanus cases. The same can be said for measles, mumps, and other childhood infections.


What I Would Have Done Had I known What I Know Now

If I could go back and redo our vaccination schedule I would definitely change what I did with my kids.  I would only consider allowing them to receive a few of the vaccines recommended in the 70s.

I would give them only one vaccine at a time and only if they were healthy and had been free of infection and off of antibiotics and steroids for 3 or more months. I would only give single injections, not combination injections and I would wait until they were at least a year old before starting to vaccinate. I would put them on a good probiotic before, during and following injections.

I would also take time to study the diseases they were being vaccinated against and only incorporate those vaccines that protect against deadly diseases that my children are likely to be exposed to or expose others to.  In my opinion, acquiring a mild infection that is treatable and builds natural immunity (which, unlike the vaccine, is life-long) is not worth getting a vaccine to avoid (chicken pox and measles are good examples).  I would definitely not give my kids the flu shot.  After vaccinations I would help their body detoxify from the chemicals and heavy metals in the vaccines.

I would also never allow my child to be injected with thimerosal (mercury), aluminum (neurotoxin) and aborted human DNA.  Most people don’t realize that thimerosal is 50 times more toxic than plain old mercury because it is injected and since there is no blood-brain barrier in infants, mercury accumulates in their brain cells and nerves.  Infants don’t produce bile, which is necessary to excrete mercury.  Breast milk is the perfect vaccine.  There is no need to vaccinate while breastfeeding.

Here’s an example of a vaccine I’ve researched and why I personally would not choose to give it to my child:  The Hepatitis A Vaccine

  • Hepatitis Does Not Cause Chronic Infection and Rarely Causes Death: Hepatitis A has a mortality rate of less than one percent (0.6) and over 70 percent of deaths occur in adults over the age of 49. Almost everyone who gets hepatitis A recovers from it without any treatment. Plus, it is so rarely fatal that the CDC does not show a record of deaths from it some years.
  • Hepatitis A Gives Lifelong Immunity But the Vaccine Does Not: Children often show no symptoms if they get hepatitis A and then develop lifelong immunity to the infection, but nobody knows how long vaccine-induced immunity will last. (All vaccines give only temporary immunity).
  • Child-to-Child Transmission in School is Rare: According to the CDC, “Child-to-child disease transmission [of hepatitis A] within the school setting is uncommon.”
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine Can Cause Reactions: The vaccine can cause unpleasant or even health- or life-threatening conditions, such as Guillian-Barre Syndrome

I wouldn’t give my child the Hepatitis B shot either.  Hepatitis B is primarily an adult disease most often transmitted through infected blood. Highest risk populations are IV drug users and people with multiple sex partners.  The Hepatitis B shot is one of the most toxic vaccines available and it’s usually given to newborn infants.  I wish I had declined it!


I have found that the most reliable source for information on vaccines is the National Vaccine Information Center.

  • National Vaccine Information Center – The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a national charitable, non-profit educational organization founded in 1982. NVIC launched the vaccine safety and informed consent movement in America in the early 1980′s and is the oldest and largest consumer led organization advocating for the institution of vaccine safety and informed consent protections in the public health system.
  • National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program The federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created as “a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims that provides compensation to people found to be injured by certain vaccines.”  (Why is the federal government paying out billions to people “found to be injured by certain vaccines” if the theory that “shots cause brain defects in children … has been soundly disproved by extensive medical research,” as many mainstream pro-vaccine activist contend?).
  • List of Vaccine Ingredients

Interview with Dr. Palevsky, Board Certified Pediatrician, on Vaccines:

Vaccine News:


Video Interviews:


Blogs/Facebook Sites



Interview with Prominant Physician and Researcher, Dr. Andrew Wakefield on Vaccines and Autism

Autism: ‘Absolutely Vaccine Induced’

No Pharma Liability? No Vaccine Mandates, March 3, 2011

Vaccine Epidemic the Book

Interview on Vaccine Adaptations with Dr. Meryl Nass (Board Certified Internal Medicine)

Does HepB Vaccine Cause Defects?

Alex Jones Show interviews Dr. Russell Blaylock, A Board Certified Neurologist and Brain Surgeon, on vaccines — Feb 2012

Shocking True Vaccine Story

Dr. Russell Blaylock – Compulsory Vaccinations Part 1/4

Controversy Over Vaccine Research

Shocking Testimony About Vaccines!

The shocking truth about what’s really in vaccines: Mercury, MSG, Formaldehyde, Aluminum

Don’t Vaccinate Before You Educate

Smoke, Mirrors, and the “Disappearance” of Polio – Suzanne Humphries, MD, speaking on Polio at the Association of Natural Health


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Kim Martindale

Blog Stats

  • 76,629 hits
%d bloggers like this: