Vaccination Nation: What Parents & Pediatricians Need To Know

 Smallpox killed 1/3 of those it infected and blinded 1/3 of those who survived. The Smallpox vaccine has eliminated the deadly disease Smallpox from the planet.  Vaccines have also resulted in the restriction of Polio, Measles and Tetanus from much of the world.  So, why are vaccines causing so much controversy?

What is a vaccine?  

Vaccines are made from a killed or weakened disease causing germ (virus, bacteria), or a part of its surface, and trains the immune system to recognize this as ‘an enemy’ and to destroy it and anything similar to it that the immune system might encounter in the future, such as the real live germ.  A whole new generation of vaccines, (RNA vaccines), are being developed that actually inject the genetic code of the germ and forces the person’s cells to produce the germ component that trains the immune system to fight it. Several of the COVID-19 vaccines under development use this new technology. This technology has never before been used for vaccines before, and is faster and easier to mass produce.  Because this vaccine technology is novel, there are many unknowns and potential safety concerns.  

Other ingredients of vaccines – preservatives & adjuvants

In general, it is not the vaccine itself that is the cause for controversy or concern, it is the other ingredients that are present in the vaccines. These include preservatives and adjuvants. The preservatives prevent contamination with bacteria, and the adjuvants boost the immune response by delivering a shock to the immune system.   Thimerosal, which is 50% mercury, was used as a preservative and an adjuvant for many years.  Mercury is the most toxic element on our planet. There is much published medical literature that documents Thimerosal’s serious side effects and toxicity to the nervous system.  In 2005, it was removed from most childhood vaccines due to concerns about its toxic effects.  The FDA never openly admitted to its toxicity when they withdrew it from most vaccines. However, it still remains in the flu vaccine and one of the meningococcal vaccines.   The flu vaccine is recommended to pregnant women and infants over 6 months of age; so the Thimerosal exposure to the growing brain continues.  The amount of mercury present in the flu vaccine is 50X the official ‘safe threshold’ of mercury for an infant.   

As Thimerosal was being phased out, another agent to boost the immune response was added.  This was aluminum, another very strong toxin to the nervous system.  The CDC’s allowed amount of aluminum in vaccines is based on how well it triggers the vaccine response and not its toxicity.  Many vaccines individually exceed the toxic limit of ‘safe’ aluminum exposure for infants and infants get multiple vaccines at the same time.   At birth, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months and 18 months of age, infants receive up to 50 times the exposure limit of aluminum the FDA considers safe.  

The number of vaccinations children received in 1986 was 11 and by 2017 it increased to 53.  During the same time period, Childhood Chronic Illness & Developmental Disability prevalence increased from 12.8% to 54%. This raises several critical questions. Is the current vaccination schedule contributing to the rise of chronic diseases in children? Is it a trigger for autism and other neurological diseases? Is vaccination, a life-saving medical treatment, now causing more harm than good?

For more information, and to learn how to protect yourself and your family’s health, please visit and watch the webinar entitled “Vaccination Nation.”  

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