DISPELLING VACCINATION MYTHS:
An Introduction to the Contradictions Between Medical
Science and Immunization Policy
Alan Phillips, Director
Citizens for Healthcare Freedom
Last Revision: May 2001
VACCINATION MYTH #1: "Vaccines are
VACCINATION MYTH #2:"Vaccines are very
VACCINATION MYTH #3: "Vaccines are the reason
for low disease rates in the U.S. today..."
VACCINATION MYTH #4: "Vaccination is based on
sound immunization theory and practice..."
VACCINATION MYTH #5: "Childhood diseases are
VACCINATION MYTH #6: "Polio was one of the
clearly great vaccination success stories..."
VACCINATION MYTH #7: "My child had no reaction
to the vaccines, so there is nothing to worry about..."
VACCINATION MYTH #8: "Vaccines are the
only disease prevention option available..."
VACCINATION MYTH #9: "Vaccinations are legally
mandated and unavoidable..."
VACCINATION MYTH #10: "Public health
officials always place the publics health above all other concerns..."
SOME CLOSING REMARKS
When my son was set to begin his routine vaccination series at age 2
months, I didnt know there were any risks associated with immunizations. But the
clinic's flyer contained a contradiction: my childs chances of a serious adverse
reaction to the DPT vaccine were one in 1750, while his chances of dying from pertussis
were one in several million. When I pointed this out to the physician, he angrily
disagreed, and stormed out of the room mumbling, "I guess I should read that [flyer]
sometime..." Soon thereafter I learned of a child who had been permanently disabled
by a vaccine, so I decided to investigate for myself. My findings have so alarmed me that
I feel compelled to share them; hence, this report.
Health authorities credit vaccines for disease declines, and assure us
of their safety and effectiveness. Yet these assumptions are directly contradicted by
government statistics, published medical studies, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, and the opinions of credible research
scientists from around the world. In fact, infectious diseases declined steadily for
decades prior to mass immunizations, doctors in the U.S. report thousands of serious
vaccine reactions each year including hundreds of deaths and permanent disabilities, fully
vaccinated populations have experienced epidemics, and researchers attribute dozens of
chronic immunological and neurological diseases that have risen dramatically in recent
decades to mass immunization campaigns.
Decades of studies published in the worlds leading medical
journals have documented vaccine failure and serious adverse vaccine events, including
death. Dozens of books written by doctors, researchers, and independent investigators
reveal serious flaws in immunization theory and practice. Yet, incredibly, most
pediatricians and parents are unaware of these findings. This has begun to change in
recent years, however, as a growing number of parents and healthcare providers around the
world are becoming aware of the problems and questioning mass mandatory immunization. There
is a growing international movement away from mass mandatory immunization. This report
introduces some of the information that provides the basis for the movement.
My point is not to tell anyone whether or not to vaccinate, but rather,
with the utmost urgency, to point out some very good reasons why everyone should examine
the facts before deciding whether or not to submit to the procedure. As a new parent, I
was shocked to discover the absence of a legal mandate or professional ethic requiring
pediatricians to be fully informed of the risks of vaccination, let alone to inform
parents that their children risk death or permanent disability upon being vaccinated. I
was equally dismayed to see first-hand the prevalence of physicians who are, if with the
best of intentions, applying practices based on incompleteand in some cases,
This report is only a brief introduction; your own further
investigation is warranted and strongly recommended. You may discover that this is the
only way to get an objective view, as the controversy is a highly emotional one.
A word of caution: Many have found pediatricians unwilling or unable to
discuss this subject calmly with an open mind. Perhaps this is because they have staked
their personal identities and professional reputations on the presumed safety and
effectiveness of vaccines, and because they are required by their profession to promote
vaccination. But in any event, anecdotal reports suggest that most doctors have great
difficulty acknowledging evidence of problems with vaccines. The first pediatrician I
attempted to share my findings with yelled angrily at me when I calmly brought up the
subject. The misconceptions have very deep roots.
VACCINATION MYTH #1:
"Vaccines are safe..."
...or are they?
The Federal government VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System)
was established by Congress under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act
of 1986. It receives about 11,000 reports of serious adverse reactions to vaccinations
annually, which include as many as one to two hundred deaths, and several times that
number of permanent disabilities. VAERS officials report that 15% of adverse events are
"serious" (emergency room trip, hospitalization, life-threatening episode,
permanent disability, death). Independent analysis of VAERS reports has revealed that up
to 50% of reported adverse events for the Hepatitis B vaccine are "serious."
While these figures are alarming, they are only the tip of the iceberg. The FDA estimates
that as few as 1% of serious adverse reactions to vaccines are reported (3,4),, and the
CDC admits that only about 10% of such events are reported.(5) In fact, Congress has heard
testimony that medical students are told not to report suspected adverse events.(6)
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC, a grassroots
organization founded by parents of vaccine-injured and killed children) has conducted its
own investigations.t reported: "In New York, only one out of 40 doctor's offices
confirmed that they report a death or injury following vaccination." In other words,
97.5% of vaccine related deaths and disabilities go unreported there. Implications about
medical ethics aside (federal law directs doctors to report serious adverse events(7),
these findings suggest that vaccine deaths and serious injuries actually occurring may be
from 10 to 100 times greater than the number reported.
With pertussis (often referred to as "whooping cough"), the
number of vaccine-related deaths dwarfs the number of disease deaths, which have been
about 10 annually for many years according to the CDC, and only 8 in 1993, one of the last
peak-incidence years (pertussis runs in 3-4 year cycles; no none knows why, but
vaccination rates have no such cycles). When you factor in under-reporting, the vaccine
may be 100 times more deadly than the disease. Some argue that this is a necessary cost to
prevent the return of a disease that would be more deadly than the vaccine. But when you
consider the fact that the vast majority of disease decline this century preceded the
widespread use of vaccinations (pertussis mortality declined 79% prior to vaccines), and
the fact that rates of disease declines remained virtually unchanged following the
introduction of mass immunization, present day vaccine casualties cannot reasonably be
explained away as a necessary sacrifice for the benefit of a disease-free society.
Unfortunately, the vaccine-related-deaths story doesnt end here.
Studies internationally have shown vaccination to be a cause of SIDS (8,9), (SIDS, Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome, is a "catch-all" diagnosis given when the specific cause
of death is unknown; estimates range from 5,000 to 10,000 cases each year in the US). One
study found the peak incidence of SIDS occurred at the ages of 2 and 4 months in the U.S.,
precisely when the first two routine immunizations are given,(10) while another found a
clear pattern of correlation extending three weeks after immunization. Another study found
that 3,000 children die within 4 days of vaccination each year in the U.S. (amazingly, the
authors reported no SIDS/vaccine relationship), while yet another researchers
studies led to the conclusion that at least half of SIDS cases are caused by vaccines.(11)
Initial studies suggesting a causal relationship between SIDS and
vaccines were quickly followed by vaccine-manufacturer-sponsored studies concluding that
there is no relationship between SIDS and vaccines; one such study claimed that there was
a slightly lower incidence of SIDS in vaccinees. However, many of these studies were
called into question by yet another study that found "confounding" had
erroneously skewed the results of these studies in favor of the vaccine.(12) At best,
there is conflicting evidence. But shouldn't we err on the side of caution? Shouldn't any
credible correlation between vaccines and infant deaths be just cause for meticulous,
widespread monitoring of the vaccination status of all SIDS cases? Health authorities have
chosen to err on the side of denial rather than caution.
In the mid 1970's Japan raised their vaccination age from two months to
two years; their incidence of SIDS dropped dramatically;(13) they went from an infant
mortality ranking of 17 to first in the world (i.e., Japan had the lowest infant death
rate when infants were not being immunized). Englands vaccination rate temporarily
dropped to about 30% at about the same time following media reports of vaccine-related
brain damage. Infant mortality dropped substantially for about 2 years, then rose again in
close correlation to rising immunization rates in the late 1970s. Despite these
experiences, the medical community maintains a posture of denial. Coroners dont
check the vaccination status of SIDS victims, and unsuspecting families continue to pay
the price, unaware of the dangers and denied the right to make an informed choice.
FDA and CDC admissions about the lack of adverse event reporting
suggests that the total number of adverse reactions actually occurring each year may
actually fall within a range of 100,000 to a million (with "serious" events
being approximately 20% of these). This concern is underscored by a study revealing that 1
in 175 children who completed the full DPT series suffered "severe
reactions,"(14) and a Dr.'s report for attorneys stating that one in 300 DPT
immunizations resulted in seizures.(15)
England actually saw a drop in pertussis deaths when vaccination rates
dropped to 30% in the mid 70's. Swedish epidemiologist B. Trollfors study of
pertussis vaccine efficacy and toxicity around the world found that
"pertussis-associated mortality is currently very low in industrialised countries and
no difference can be discerned when countries with high, low, and zero immunisation rates
were compared." He also found that England, Wales, and West Germany had more
pertussis fatalities in 1970 when the immunization rate was high than during the last half
of 1980, when rates had fallen.(16)
Vaccinations cost us more than just the lives and health of our
children. The U.S. Federal Government's National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
(NVICP) has paid out over $1.2 billion since 1988 to the families of children injured and
killed by vaccines,(17) with money that comes from a tax on vaccines that vaccine
recipients pay. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical companies have a captive market; vaccines are
legally mandated in all 50 U.S. states (though legally avoidable in most; see Myth #9),
yet these same companies are "immune" from accountability for the consequences
of their products. Furthermore, they have been allowed to use "gag orders" as a
leverage tool in vaccine damage legal settlements to prevent disclosure of information to
the public about vaccination dangers. Such arrangements are clearly unethical; they force
an uninformed American public to pay for vaccine manufacturer's liabilities, while
ensuring that this same public will remain ignorant of the dangers of their products. This
arrangement also diminishes any incentive that manufacturers might have to produce safer
vaccines (after all, when the vaccine causes a death or injury, they dont have to
pay for it; they still get their profit).
It is important to note that insurance companies, who do the best
liability studies, refuse to cover vaccine reactions. Profits appear to dictate both the
pharmaceutical and insurance companies positions.
VACCINATION TRUTH #1:
"Vaccination causes significant death and disability at an
astounding personal and financial cost to uninformed families."
VACCINATION MYTH #2:
"Vaccines are very effective..."
...or are they?
The medical literature has a surprising number of studies documenting
vaccine failure. Measles, mumps, small pox, pertussis, polio and Hib outbreaks have all
occurred in vaccinated populations.(18,19,20,21,22) In 1989 the CDC reported:
"Among school-aged children, [measles] outbreaks have occurred in schools with
vaccination levels of greater than 98 percent.(23) [They] have occurred in all parts of
the country, including areas that had not reported measles for years."(24) The CDC
even reported a measles outbreak in a documented 100% vaccinated population.(25) A study
examining this phenomenon concluded, "The apparent paradox is that as measles
immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of
immunized persons."(26) A more recent study found that measles vaccination
"produces immune suppression which contributes to an increased susceptibility to
other infections."(27) These studies suggest that the goal of complete
"immunization" may actually be counter-productive, a notion underscored by
instances in which epidemics followed complete immunization of entire countries. Japan
experienced yearly increases in small pox following the introduction of compulsory
vaccines in 1872. By 1892, there were 29,979 deaths, and all had been vaccinated.(28) In
the early 1900s, the Philippines experienced their worst smallpox epidemic ever
after 8 million people received 24.5 million vaccine doses (achieving a vaccination rate
of 95%); the death rate quadrupled as a result.(29) Before Englands first compulsory
vaccination law in 1853, the largest two-year smallpox death rate was about 2,000; in
1870-71, England and Wales had over 23,000 smallpox deaths.(30) In 1989, the country of
Oman experienced a widespread polio outbreak six months after achieving complete
vaccination.(31) In the U.S. in 1986, 90% of 1300 pertussis cases in Kansas were
"adequately vaccinated."(32) 72% of pertussis cases in the 1993 Chicago outbreak
were fully up to date with their vaccinations.(33)
VACCINATION TRUTH #2:
"Evidence suggests that vaccination is an unreliable means
of preventing disease."
VACCINATION MYTH #3:
"Vaccines are the reason for low disease rates in the U.S.
...or are they?
According to the British Association for the Advancement of Science,
childhood diseases decreased 90% between 1850 and 1940, paralleling improved sanitation
and hygienic practices, well before mandatory vaccination programs. The Medical Sentinel
recently reported, "from 1911 to 1935, the four leading causes of childhood deaths
from infectious diseases in the U.S. were diphtheria, pertussis, scarlet fever, and
measles. However, by 1945 the combined death rates from these causes had declined by 95
percent, before the implementation of mass immunization programs."(34)
Thus, at best, vaccinations can only be examined only for their
relationship to the small, remaining portion of disease declines that occurred after their
introduction. Yet even this role is questionable, as pre-vaccine rates of disease
mortality decline remained virtually the same after vaccines were introduced. Furthermore,
European countries that refused immunization for small pox and polio saw the epidemics end
along with those countries that mandated it; vaccines were clearly not the sole
determining factor. In fact, both small pox and polio immunization campaigns were followed
by significant disease incidence increases. After smallpox vaccination was being mandated,
smallpox remained a prevalent disease with some substantial increases, while other
infectious diseases simultaneously continued their declines in the absence of vaccines. In
England and Wales, smallpox disease and vaccination rates eventually declined
simultaneously over a period of several decades between the 1870s and the beginning
of World War II.(35) It is thus impossible to say whether or not vaccinations contributed
to the continuing declines in disease death rates, or if the declines continued unabated
simply due to the same forces which likely brought about the initial
declinesimprovements in sanitation, hygiene and diet; better housing, transportation
and infrastructure; better food preservation techniques and technology; and natural
disease cycles. Underscoring this conclusion was a recent World Health Organization report
which found that the disease and mortality rates in third world countries have no direct
correlation with immunization procedures or medical treatment, but are closely related to
the standard of hygiene and diet.(36) Credit given to vaccinations for our current disease
incidence has simply been grossly exaggerated, if not outright misplaced.
Vaccine advocates point to incidence rather than mortality statistics
as evidence of vaccine effectiveness. However, statisticians tell us that mortality
statistics are a better measure of disease than incidence figures, for the simple reason
that the quality of reporting and record keeping is much higher on fatalities.(37) For
instance, a survey in New York City revealed that only 3.2% of pediatricians were actually
reporting measles cases to the health department. In 1974, the CDC determined that there
were 36 cases of measles in Georgia, while the Georgia State Surveillance System reported
660 cases.(38) In 1982, Maryland state health officials blamed a pertussis epidemic on a
television program, "D.P.T.Vaccine Roulette," which warned of the dangers
of DPT; but when former top virologist for the U.S. Division of Biological Standards, Dr.
J. Anthony Morris, analyzed the 41 cases, he confirmed only 5, and all had been
vaccinated.(39) Such instances as these demonstrate the fallacy of incidence figures, yet
vaccine advocates tend to rely on them indiscriminately.
VACCINATION TRUTH #3
"It is unclear what impact, if any, that vaccines had on 19th and 20th century infectious disease declines."
VACCINATION MYTH #4:
"Vaccination is based on sound immunization theory and
...or is it?
The clinical evidence for vaccines is their ability to stimulate
antibody production in the recipient. What is not clear, however, is whether or not
antibody production constitutes immunity. For example, agamma globulin-anemic children are
incapable of producing antibodies, yet they recover from infectious diseases almost as
quickly as other children.(40) Furthermore, a study published by the British Medical
Council in 1950 during a diphtheria epidemic concluded that there was no relationship
between antibody count and disease incidence; researchers found resistant people with
extremely low antibody counts and sick people with high counts.(41) Natural immunization
is a complex interactive process involving many bodily organs and systems; it cannot be
replicated by the artificial stimulation of antibodies.
Research also indicates that vaccination commits immune cells to the
specific antigens in a vaccine, rendering them incapable of reacting to other infections.
Immunological reserves may thus actually be reduced, causing a generally lowered
Another component of immunization theory is "herd immunity,"
the notion that when enough people in a community are immunized, all are protected. As
Myth #2 showed, there are many documented instances showing just the oppositefully
vaccinated populations have experienced epidemics. With measles, this actually seems to be
the direct result of high vaccination rates.(43) In Minnesota, a state epidemiologist
concluded that the Hib vaccine increases the risk of illness when a study revealed that
vaccinated children were five times more likely to contract meningitis than unvaccinated
Surprisingly, vaccination has never actually been clinically proven to
be effective in preventing disease, for the simple reason that no researcher has directly
exposed test subjects to diseases (nor may they ethically do so). The medical
communitys gold standard, the double blind, placebo-controlled study, has not been
used to compare vaccinated and unvaccinated people, and so the practice remains
unscientifically proven. Furthermore, it is important to recognize that not everyone
exposed to a disease develops symptoms (indeed, only a tiny percentage of a population
need develop symptoms for an epidemic to be declared). Thus, if a vaccinated individual is
exposed to a disease and doesnt get sick, it is impossible to know whether the
vaccine worked, because there is no way to know if that person would have developed
symptoms if he or she had not been vaccinated. It is also worth noting that outbreaks in
recent years have recorded more disease cases in vaccinated children than in unvaccinated
Yet another surprising aspect of immunization practice is the "one
size fits all" aspect. An 8 pound 2 month old baby receives the same dosage as a 40
pound five year old child. Infants with immature, undeveloped immune systems may receive
five or more times the dosage, relative to body weight, as older children. Furthermore,
the number of "units" within doses has been found in random testing to range
from ½ to 3 times what the label indicates; manufacturing quality controls appear to
tolerate a rather large margin of error. "Hot Lots"vaccine lots associated
with disproportionately high death and disability rateshave been repeatedly
identified by the NVIC, but the FDA consistently refuses to intervene to prevent further
unnecessary injury and deaths. In fact, individual vaccine lots have never been recalled
due to their greater incidence of adverse reactions. However, the rotavirus vaccine was
taken off the market a few months after being introduced when it caused bowel obstructions
in many recipients. Incredibly, the FDA and CDC knew about this problem prior to licensing
the vaccine, but both organizations still gave their unanimous approval.(45)
Finally, vaccines are administered with the assumption that all
recipientsregardless of race, culture, diet, genetic makeup, geographic location, or
any other characteristicwill respond the same. This was perhaps never more
dramatically disproved than in Australia's Northern Territory a few years ago, where
stepped-up immunization campaigns in native aborigines resulted in an incredible 50%
infant mortality rate.(46) One must wonder about the lives of the survivors, too; if half
died, surely the other half did not escape unaffected.
Almost as troubling was a recent study in the New England Journal of
Medicine reporting that a substantial number of Romanian children were contracting polio
from the vaccine. Researchers found a correlation with injections of antibiotics. A single
injection within one month of vaccination raised the risk of polio eight times, two to
nine injections raised the risk 27-fold, and 10 or more injections raised the risk 182
What other factors not accounted for in vaccination theory will surface
unexpectedly to reveal unforeseen or previously overlooked consequences? We cannot begin
to fully comprehend the scope and degree of the danger until public health officials begin
looking and reporting in earnest. In the meantime, entire countries populations are
unwitting gamblers in a game that many might very well choose not to play if they were
given all the rules in advance.
VACCINATION TRUTH #4:
"Many of the assumptions upon which immunization theory and
practice are based are unproven or have been proven false in their application."
VACCINATION MYTH #5:
"Childhood diseases are extremely dangerous..."
...or are they, really?
Most childhood infectious diseases have few serious consequences in
today's modern world. Even conservative CDC statistics for pertussis during 1992-94
indicate a 99.8% recovery rate. In fact, when hundreds of pertussis cases occurred in Ohio
and Chicago in the fall 1993 outbreak, an infectious disease expert from Cincinnati
Children's Hospital said, "The disease was very mild, no one died, and no one went to
the intensive care unit."
The vast majority of the time, childhood infectious diseases are benign
and self-limiting. They usually impart lifelong immunity, whereas vaccine-induced immunity
is only temporary. In fact, the temporary nature of vaccine immunity can create a more
dangerous situation in a childs future. For example, the new chicken pox vaccine has
an effectiveness estimated at 6 - 10 years. If effective, it will postpone the child's
vulnerability until adulthood, when death from the disease, while still rare, is 20 times
more likely than in childhood. "Measles parties" used to be common in Britain;
if a child got measles, other parents in the neighborhood would rush their kids over to
play with the infected child, to deliberately contract the disease and develop immunity.
This avoids the risk of infection in adulthood when the disease is more dangerous, and
provides the benefits of an immune system strengthened by the natural disease process.
About half of measles cases in the late 1980's resurgence were in
adolescents and adults, most of whom were vaccinated as children,(48) and the recommended
booster shots may provide protection for less than six months.(49) Some healthcare
professionals are concerned that the virus from the chicken pox vaccine may
"reactivate later in life in the form of herpes zoster (shingles) or other immune
system disorders."(50) Dr. A. Lavin of the Dept. of Pediatrics, St. Luke's Medical
Center in Cleveland, Ohio, strongly opposed licensing the new vaccine, "until we
actually know...the risks involved in injecting mutated DNA [the vaccine herpes virus]
into the host genome [children]."(51) The truth is, no one knows, but the vaccine is
now licensed, recommended by health authorities, and quickly becoming mandated throughout
Not only are most infectious diseases rarely dangerous, they can
actually play a vital role in the developing a strong, healthy immune system. Persons who
have not had measles have a higher incidence of certain skin diseases, degenerative
diseases of bone and cartilage, and certain tumors, while absence of mumps has been linked
to higher risks of ovarian cancer. Anthroposophical medical doctors recommend only the
tetanus and polio vaccines; they believe contracting the other childhood infectious
diseases is beneficial in that it matures and strengthens the immune system.
VACCINATION TRUTH #5:
"Dangers of childhood diseases are greatly exaggerated in
order to scare parents into compliance with a questionable but highly profitable
VACCINATION MYTH #6:
"Polio was one of the clearly great vaccination success
...or was it?
Six New England states reported increases in polio one year after the
Salk vaccine was introduced, ranging from more than doubling in Vermont to
Massachusetts astounding increase of 642%; other states reported increases as well.
The incidence in Wisconsin increased by a factor of five. Idaho and Utah actually halted
vaccination due to the increased incidence and death rate. In 1959, 77.5% of
Massachusetts paralytic cases had received 3 doses of IPV (injected polio vaccine).
During 1962 U.S. Congressional hearings, Dr. Bernard Greenberg, head of the Dept. of
Biostatistics for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, testified that
not only did the cases of polio increase substantially after mandatory vaccinationsa
50% increase from 1957 to 1958, and an 80% increase from 1958 to 1959but that the
statistics were deliberately manipulated by the Public Health Service to give the opposite
impression.(52) It is important to understand that the polio vaccine was not universally
accepted, at least initially. Despite this, polio declined both in European countries that
refused mass vaccination as well as in those that employed it.
According to researcher-author Dr. Viera Scheibner, 90% of polio cases
were eliminated from statistics by health authorities redefinition of the disease
when the vaccine was introduced, while in reality the Salk vaccine was continuing to cause
paralytic polio in several countries at a time when there were no epidemics being caused
by the wild virus. For example, cases of viral and aseptic meningitis, which have symptoms
similar to polio, were routinely diagnosed and recorded as polio before the vaccine, but
were distinguished and removed from polio statistics after the vaccine. Also, the number
of cases needed to declare an epidemic was raised from 20 to 35, and the requirement for
inclusion in paralysis statistics was changed from symptoms that lasted for 24 hours to
symptoms lasting 60 days (many polio victims paralysis was temporary). It is no
wonder that polio decreased radically after vaccinesat least on paper. In 1985, the
CDC reported that 87% of the cases of polio in the U.S. between 1973 and 1983 were caused
by the vaccine, and later declared that all but a few imported cases since were caused by
the vaccineand most of the imported cases occurred in fully vaccinated individuals.
Jonas Salk, inventor of the IPV, testified before a Senate subcommittee
that nearly all polio outbreaks since 1961 were caused by the oral polio vaccine. At a
workshop on polio vaccines sponsored by the Institute of Medicine and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Samuel Katz of Duke University cited the estimated
8-10 annual U.S. cases of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) in people who have
taken the oral polio vaccine, and the [four year] absence of wild polio from the western
hemisphere. Jessica Scheer of the National Rehabilitation Hospital Research Center in
Washington, D.C., pointed out that most parents are unaware that polio vaccination in this
country entails "a small number of human sacrifices each year." Compounding this
contradiction are low adverse event reporting and the NVICs experiences with
confirming and correcting misdiagnoses of vaccine reactions, which suggest that the actual
number of VAPP "sacrifices" may be 10 to 100 times higher than that cited by the
CDC. For these reasons, the live polio virus is no longer in widespread use.
To be sure, polio as it was known in the first half of the 20th century does not exist today. However, declines following polio peaks in the late
1940s and early 1950s had been underway again for a period of years by the
time the vaccine was introduced.
VACCINATION TRUTH #6:
"The polio vaccine temporarily reversed disease declines
that were underway before the vaccine was introduced; this fact was deliberately covered
up by health authorities. In Europe, polio declined in countries that both embraced and
rejected the vaccine."
VACCINATION MYTH #7:
"My child had no reaction to the vaccines, so there is
nothing to worry about..."
...or is there?
The documented long term adverse effects of vaccines include chronic
immunological and neurological disorders such as autism, hyperactivity, attention deficit
disorders, dyslexia, allergies, cancer, and other conditions, many of which barely existed
before mass vaccination programs. Vaccine ingredients include known toxicants and
carcinogens such as thimersol (a mercury derivative), aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde
(for which the Poisons Information Centre in Australia claims there is no acceptable safe
amount that can be injected into a living human body), and phenoxyethanol (commonly known
as antifreeze). Some of these ingredients are gastrointestinal toxicants, liver toxicants,
respiratory toxicants, neurotoxicants, cardiovascular and blood toxicants, reproductive
toxicants, and developmental toxicants, to name a few of the known dangers. Chemical
ranking systems rate many vaccine ingredients among the most hazardous substances, and
they are heavily regulated. Even microscopic doses of some of these ingredients are known
to be able to cause serious injury. In addition, some vaccine mediums used in the
production of vaccines contain human diploid cells originating from human aborted fetal
tissue, a fact that might affect many peoples vaccination choicesif they only
knew this was the case.
Medical historian, researcher and author Harris Coulter, Ph.D.
explained that his extensive research revealed childhood immunization to be "causing
a low-grade encephalitis in infants on a much wider scale than public health authorities
were willing to admit, about 15-20% of all children." He points out that the sequelae
[conditions known to result from a disease] of encephalitis [inflammation of the brain, a
documented adverse effect of vaccination]: autism, learning disabilities, minimal and
not-so-minimal brain damage, seizures, epilepsy, sleeping and eating disorders, sexual
disorders, asthma, crib death, diabetes, obesity, and impulsive violence are precisely the
disorders which afflict contemporary society. Many of these conditions were formerly
relatively rare, but they have become more common as childhood vaccination programs have
expanded. Coulter also points out that pertussis toxoid is used to induce encephalitis in
lab animals. The pertussis vaccines ability to cause brain damage is thus not only
known, but relied upon by clinical researchers studying brain disorders.
A German study found correlations between vaccinations and 22
neurological conditions including attention deficit and epilepsy. Another dilemma is that
viral elements in vaccines may persist and mutate in the human body for years, with
unknown consequences. Millions of children are partaking in an enormous, crude experiment;
and no sincere, organized effort is being made by the medical community to track the
negative side effects or to determine the long-term consequences. Since long-term studies
on the adverse effects of vaccines are virtually non-existent, their widespread use in the
absence of informed consent and adequate safety testing constitutes medical
experimentation. As the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons and the National
Vaccine Information Center have pointed out, this is a violation of the first principle of
the Nuremberg Code, "the centerpiece of modern bioethics."(53,54),
Bart Classen, MD, PhD, founder of Classen Immunotherapies and developer
of vaccine technologies, conducted epidemiological studies around the world and found
vaccines to be the cause of 79% of insulin type I diabetes in children under 10. The
increase risk ranged from 9% with the diphtheria vaccine to 50% with the Hepatitis B
vaccine. According to Classen, CDC data confirms his findings. However, the implications
of Classens findings go well beyond diabetes, as his comment in a 1999 issue of the
British Medical Journal points out: "The incidence of many other chronic
immunological diseases, including asthma, allergies, and immune mediated cancers, has
risen rapidly and may also be linked to immunisation."(55) The diabetes findings may
be only the tip of the iceberg.
Recent studies in the U.S. and England suggest that vaccines cause
autism.(56,57,58),, Mercury poisoning and autism have nearly identical symptoms,(59) and a
single days vaccination regimen may inject 41 times the level of mercury known to
cause harm.(60) Californias autism rate has mushroomed 1000% over the past 20 years,
with dramatic increases following the introduction of the MMR vaccine in the early
1980s. England had dramatic autism increases beginning in the 1990s, following
the introduction of the MMR vaccine there. Some infants receive 100 times the EPAs
maximum allowable amount of mercury through vaccines. In January, 2000, the Journal of
Adverse Drug Reactions reported that the MMR vaccine was not adequately tested and should
not have been licensed. Further reinforcing the suspected vaccine-autism connection is the
fact that many physicians using a systematic mercury-detoxification regimen with autistic
patients have seen dramatic improvements in the health and behavior of their patients.(61)
Today, one out of every 150 children are affected by autism, according to the National
Vaccine Information Center. In the early 1940s, prior to the introduction of most
vaccines in current use, it was considered a rare condition that few doctors would ever
encounter in their practice.
VACCINATION TRUTH #7:
"The long term adverse effects of vaccinations have been
ignored in spite of compelling correlations with many serious chronic conditions. Doctors
cant explain the dramatic rise in many of these diseases."
VACCINATION MYTH #8:
"Vaccines are the only disease prevention option
...or are they?
Most parents feel compelled to take some disease-preventing action for
their children. While there is no 100% guarantee anywhere, there are viable alternatives.
Historically, homeopathy has proven many times to be more effective than allopathic
medicine in the treatment and prevention of disease, with risk of harmful side effects. In
a U.S. cholera outbreak in 1849, allopathic medicine saw a 48-60% death rate, while
homeopathic hospitals had a documented death rate of only 3%.(62) Roughly similar
statistics still hold true for cholera today.(63) Recent epidemiological studies show
homeopathic remedies as equaling or surpassing standard vaccinations in preventing
disease. There are reports in which populations that were treated homeopathically after
exposure had a 100% success ratenone of the treated caught the disease.(64)
There are homeopathic kits available for disease prevention.(65)
Homeopathic remedies can also be taken only during times of increased risk (outbreaks,
traveling, etc.), and have proven highly effective in such instances. And since these
remedies have no toxic components, they have virtually no side effects. In addition,
homeopathy has been effective in reversing some of the disability caused by vaccine
reactions, not to mention many other chronic conditions with which allopathic medicine has
had little success.
VACCINATION TRUTH #8:
"Documented safe and effective alternatives to vaccination
have been available for decades. (However, they have been systematically attacked and
suppressed by the medical establishment.)"
VACCINATION MYTH #9:
"Vaccinations are legally mandated and unavoidable..."
...or are they?
Vaccine laws vary from state to state. While every state legally
requires vaccines, every state also has one or more legal exemptions from vaccines. School
and health officials will seldom volunteer exemption information, and are often mistaken
when they do, so it is important to check the laws in your state to find out exactly what
the requirements are. Each state offers one or more of the following three kinds of
1) Medical Exemption: All 50 states in the U.S. allow for a medical
exemption. However, few pediatricians check for indications of increased risk before
administering vaccines, so it is advisable for parents to research this matter for
themselves if they have reason to believe that their child may be predisposed to vaccine
reactions. Epilepsy, severe allergies, and a previous adverse reaction in a child or
sibling are but a few of the many conditions in child or family history which may increase
the chances of an adverse reaction, and thus may qualify for a medical exemption from one
or more required vaccines. In general, though, medical exemptions are difficult to get,
may be available only to those who have already had a serious vaccine reaction or who have
a family history of serious vaccine reactions, may be granted only for the specific
vaccine believed to have caused a previous reaction, and may be valid only as long as the
condition giving rise to the exemption persists (i.e., may be temporary).
2) Religious Exemption: 48 states allow for a religious exemption (all
but MS and WV). A states laws may state that membership in an established religious
organization is required. However, this requirement has been held unconstitutional in New
York federal courts; personal religious beliefs are sufficient for a religious exemption,
regardless of which religious organization you belong to, or whether or not you belong to
an organized religion at all.(66,67,68,69) In one case, the plaintiffs were
awarded money damages when the court found that the state had violated their civil rights
by denying them a religious exemption.
3) Philosophical or Personal Exemption: Approximately 17 states allow
parents to refuse vaccination for personal or philosophical reasons.
It is worth noting that exempted children may be banned from attending
schools during local outbreaks. But all schools, public or private, must comply with state
vaccination laws and honor legal exemptions.
The best source for a copy of your state's vaccination laws is state
health officials. A phone call to the state Department of Epidemiology or Immunization
(the specific name varies from state to state) may be all that it takes to get a copy
mailed to you. Or, for a small fee, the NVIC and New Atlantean Press will sell you a copy
of your states immunization laws (see contact information at the end of this
article). Statutes can be searched on the internet (for example, see www.findlaw.com), but
these sources many not always reflect very recent changes in the law, if there have been
any. Law libraries and lawyers are, of course, a good source as well.
VACCINATION TRUTH #9:
"Legal exemptions from vaccinations are available for
manybut not allU.S. citizens."
VACCINATION MYTH #10:
"Public health officials always place the publics
health above all other concerns..."
...or do they?
Vaccination history is riddled with documented instances of deceit
portraying vaccines as mighty disease conquerors, when in fact vaccines have had little or
no discernable impact onor have even delayed or reversedpre-existing disease
declines. The United Kingdom's Department of Health admitted that vaccination status
determined the diagnosis of subsequent diseases: Those found in vaccinated patients
received alternate diagnoses; hospital records and death certificates were falsified.
Today, many doctors still refuse to diagnose diseases in vaccinated children, and so the
"Myth" about vaccine success persists.
Conflicts of interest are the norm in the vaccine industry. Members and
Chairs of the FDA and CDC vaccine advisory committees own stock in drug companies that
make vaccines; individuals on both advisory committees own patents for vaccines under
consideration or affected by the decisions these committees make. The CDC grants
conflict-of-interest waivers to every member of their advisory committee a year at a time,
allowing full participation in the discussions leading up to a vote by every member
whether or not they have a financial stake in the decision.(70)
Concerns over vaccine adverse effects and conflicts of interest led the
American Society of Physicians and Surgeons to issue a Resolution to Congress calling for
a "moratorium on vaccine mandates and for physicians to insist upon truly informed
consent for the use of vaccines." Approved by unanimous vote at the AAPS October 2000
annual meeting, the resolution made references to the "increasing numbers of
mandatory childhood vaccines, to which children are
information about potential adverse side effects"; the fact that "safety
testing of many vaccines is limited and the data are unavailable for independent scrutiny,
so that mass vaccination is equivalent to human experimentation and subject to the
Nuremberg Code, which requires voluntary informed consent"; and the fact that
"the process of approving and recommending vaccines is tainted with
conflicts of interest."(71)
In an October 1999 statement to Congress, Bart Classen, M.D., M.B.A.,
founder and CEO of Classen Immunotherapies and developer of vaccine technologies, stated,
"It is clear
that the government's immunization policies
are driven by
politics and not by science. I can give numerous examples where employees of the US Public
appear to be furthering their careers by acting as propaganda
officers to support political agendas. In one case
employees of a foreign government,
who were funded and working closely with the US Public Health Service, submitted false
data to a major medical journal. The true data indicated the vaccine was dangerous however
the false data that was submitted indicated there was no risk. An employee of the NIH who
manages large vaccine grants jointly published a misleading letter about the subject with
one of these foreign civil servants. As you are aware it is illegal to falsify data from
research funded by the US government." Dr. Classen recommended that Congress hire a
special prosecutor "to determine if public health officials are following the laws
enacted to ensure vaccines are safe" and to determine "if public health
officials along with manufacturers are misleading the public about the safety of these
In France, 15,000 French citizens have sued their government over
adverse Hepatitis B vaccine reactions.(73) Former public health officials there are
serving prison sentences following findings that they did not follow the law to ensure the
safety of the vaccine, and school-age Hep B vaccination has been discontinued. U.S.
military personnel may be even worse off: "
four letters from the FDA/Public
clearly reveal that the anthrax vaccine was approved for marketing
without the manufacturer performing a single controlled clinical trial."(74) Clinical
trials are, of course, absolutely critical to determining the safety and effectiveness of
any pharmaceutical product. Military personnel have been, and continue to be, unwitting
subjects in an unethical experiment.
VACCINATION TRUTH #10:
"Many of the public health officials who determine vaccine
policy profit substantially from their policy decisions."
In the December 1994 Medical Post, Canadian author of the best-seller Medical
Mafia, Guylaine Lanctot, M.D., stated, "The medical authorities keep lying.
Vaccination has been a disaster on the immune system. It actually causes a lot of
illnesses. We are actually changing our genetic code through vaccination...100 years from
now we will know that the biggest crime against humanity was vaccines." After
critically analyzing literally tens of thousands of pages of the vaccine medical
literature, Dr. Viera Scheibner concluded that "there is no evidence whatsoever of
the ability of vaccines to prevent any diseases. To the contrary, there is a great wealth
of evidence that they cause serious side effects."(75) Dr. Classen has stated,
"My data proves that the studies used to support immunization are so flawed that it
is impossible to say if immunization provides a net benefit to anyone or to society in
general. This question can only be determined by proper studies which have never been
performed. The flaw of previous studies is that there was no long-term follow up and
chronic toxicity was not looked at. The American Society of Microbiology has promoted my
research...and thus acknowledges the need for proper studies." To some these may seem
like radical positions, but they are not unfounded. The continued denial and suppression
of the evidence against vaccines only perpetuates the "Myths" of their
"success" and, more importantly, their negative consequences on our children and
society. Aggressive and comprehensive scientific investigation into adverse vaccine events
is clearly warranted, yet immunization programs continue to expand in the absence of such
research. Manufacturer profits are enormous, while accountability for the negative effects
is conspicuously absent. This is especially sad given the readily available safe and
The positions asserted above are not coming from a handful of fringe
lunatics; entire professional organizations are speaking out. Criticisms of vaccines are
being sounded by an increasing number of credible and reputable scientists, researchers,
investigators, and self-educated parents from around the world. Instead, it is public
health officials and die-hard vaccine advocates (many of whom have a financial stake in
the outcome of the debate) who are beginning to lose credibility by refusing to
acknowledge the growing body of evidence and to address the very real, serious, documented
Meanwhile, the race is on. There are over 200 new vaccines being
developed for everything from birth control to cocaine addition. Some 100 of these are
already in clinical trials. Researchers are working on vaccine delivery through nasal
sprays, mosquitoes (yes, mosquitoes), and the fruits of "transgenic" plants in
which vaccine viruses are grown. With every adult and child on the planet a potential
recipient of vaccines administered periodically throughout their lives, and every
healthcare system and government a potential buyer, it is little wonder that countless
millions of dollars are spent nurturing the growing multi-billion dollar vaccine industry.
Without public outcry, we will see more and more new vaccines required of us all. And
while profits are readily calculable, the real human costs are ignored or suppressed.
Whatever your personal vaccination decision, make it an informed one;
you have that right and responsibility. It is a difficult issue, but there is more than
enough at stake to justify whatever time and energy it takes.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
1. National Vaccine Information Center, 512 Maple Avenue West #206, Vienna, VA 22180.
703-938-DPT3; 800-909-SHOT (7468).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.909shot.com
2. Vaccine Information & Awareness (VIA), Karin Schumacher, J.D., Director. 792
Pineview Drive San Jose, CA 95117. 408-397-4192 (voice mail/pag-er) 408-554-9053
(phone/fax). Email: email@example.com. For information on all sides of the issue, go to
VIAs Website: http://www.access1.net/via
3. Vaccine Policy Institute, 251 Ridgeway Dr., Dayton, OH 45459, Krystine Severyn,
R.Ph., Ph.D., ph/fax: 513-435-4750. Quarterly Newsletter. Information from a highly
credentialed, highly informed expert on vaccines.
4. New Atlantean Press P.O. Box 9638 Santa Fe, NM 87504 505-983-1856. Books, tapes,
videos, write for catalog.
5. Diane Rozario, Immunization Resource Guide, 4th Edition, Patter
Publications, P.O. Box 204, Burlington, IA 52601. 319-752-0039, 888-513-7770, fx
208-361-8889. Email: patterpublications@ yahoo.com. This guide has it all, pro
and con, and is reasonably priced.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
At the time of this revision Alan Phillips is a 3rd year law student attending
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a co-founder and co-director of
Citizens for Healthcare Freedom (CHF), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to raising
vaccine awareness and advocating informed choice. Alan has a background in technical
writing, writing assessment, childrens elementary education, freelance writing and
investigative research on alternative health issues, and is known internationally for
professional music performance and production. He holds a ministerial credential, and
plans on practicing law in the Chapel Hill, NC area following admission to the bar in
INTRODUCTORY VACCINE PRESENTATIONS
Citizens for Healthcare Freedom Director Alan Phillips conducts introductory lectures on
the vaccine controversy. Presentations are designed to complement and supplement the
information in this article. To sponsor a presentation in your home, office, local
library, etc., write to CHF Lectures, P.O. Box 62282, Durham, NC 27715-2282, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alan has researched and written on several vaccine legal issues, including vaccine
exemptions (with a focus on religious exemption federal case law), the National Vaccine
Injury Compensation Program, and the shaken-baby-syndrome/vaccine injury connection: the
documented instances in which parents and caretakers are convicted of child abuse, but
later the damage is shown to have been caused by a vaccine injury.
ABOUT "DISPELLING VACCINATION MYTHS":
Unsolicited Reprints in:
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6. Asian Pacific Homeopathic Association, Hong Kong.
Request for classroom use by:
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2. A neurologist in Italy.
3. A medical school professor in NC.
Internet Postings: There are many; solicitations are ongoing. CHF
Site as of this revision: www.unc.edu/~aphillips/www/chf
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