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Back-to-School Vaccines: Know the Risks and Failures
Posted: 8/12/2014 11:25:52 AM

By Barbara Loe Fisher
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As summer comes to an end, the drumbeat promoting back-to-school vaccinations grows louder and louder in America. Unlike children in Canada and the European Union,1 2 our children must get dozens of doses of vaccines or they can’t get a public school education.3
No Shots, No School, No Exceptions
Over the past century, denial of a public school education has been used like a club by public health and medical trade officials demanding that state legislators enact “No Shots, No School, No Exceptions” vaccine laws.4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 In 1914, children had to get one dose of smallpox vaccine to go to school.13 In 2014, children entering kindergarten must get a minimum of 29 doses of 9 vaccines.14 Babies enrolled in daycare get even more vaccines.15
Medical Exemptions Rarely Granted
Parents in 48 states can file a religious or personal belief vaccine exemption but some states make those exemptions very hard to get.16 A medical exemption is allowed in all states but doctors rarely grant them to children anymore because almost all medical reasons for delaying or withholding a vaccine have been eliminated.17 18 19
Government and medical trade officials have narrowed medical contraindications to vaccination after Congress shielded doctors and vaccine manufacturers from vaccine injury lawsuits.20 Today, even children with severely compromised immune systems are given most vaccines.21
Doctors Practicing Authoritarian Medicine
Now that everybody is a candidate for vaccination all the time, liability free doctors have been given a green light to practice authoritarian medicine.22 23 24 Distraught parents are contacting NVIC and telling us that pediatricians are dismissing their child’s vaccine reactions as unimportant and refusing to make a report to the federal vaccine adverse events reporting system. Mothers describe how pediatricians are screaming at them if they decline a vaccination or simply ask for fewer shots to be given to their child on the same day.25
Recently, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics26 proclaimed publicly that he is justified in getting angry at and discriminating against parents disobeying his orders to give their children every federally recommended vaccine on schedule27 which, by the way, means 49 doses of 14 vaccines between day of birth and age 6 with 20 more doses of vaccines by age 18.28
Calling those parents “a public health menace” and comparing them to “substance abusers,” he refuses to treat their children. He said – QUOTE - “That person is a danger, not only to themselves but is a danger to society, a danger to other children in my practice, a danger to old people, a danger to everyone.”29
Pediatricians Exempt from Vaccine Injury Lawsuits
It is sad and frightening when doctors demonize and threaten parents making thoughtful medical risk decisions for their children. The American Academy of Pediatrics knows that vaccines carry serious risks for some children because AAP leaders successfully lobbied Congress to be exempt from vaccine injury lawsuits.30 31
Some People More Susceptible to Vaccine Reactions
But even if $3 billion dollars in federal vaccine injury compensation had not already been awarded to vaccine victims in America,32 and even if the Institute of Medicine had not published a series of reports confirming that vaccines can cause injury and death,33 34 35 36 37 everybody knows that people do not all respond the same way to pharmaceutical products38 like vaccines.
Each one of us is born with unique genes and a unique microbiome39 influenced by epigenetics,40 which affects how we respond to the different environments we live in. Some of us are more susceptible to vaccine complications.41 42 Public health officials have known this for a long, long time.43 44
Learn How to Identify Vaccine Reactions
With so many pediatricians denying vaccine risks and failures, it is even more important for parents to do their own research. If your child is getting back-to-school shots, you should know how to identify symptoms of a vaccine reaction. Once your child has had a vaccine reaction, revaccination may cause a more serious reaction.45 Plus, you only have two years to file a claim in the federal vaccine injury compensation program after a vaccine-related death or three years after a vaccine injury.46 47

A few of the more serious vaccine reaction symptoms are:
  • Convulsion or seizure symptoms include eyes fluttering and rolling back in the head; twitching, trembling, jerking, shaking or sudden rigidity of one or more parts of the body.53 54  55  56
  • High Fever between 103 and 105 degrees F. or more.48 49
  • High Pitched Screaming, also known as the encephalitic cry, is described as a shrill scream, shriek or wail that goes on for hours. Mothers often say they have never heard this type of crying before. Sometimes babies arch their backs while screaming, which can be a sign of brain inflammation.50
  • Collapse/Shock. The child may be pale, have bluish lips and suddenly go limp and appear to be unconscious.51 52
  • Excessive Sleepiness is when the child sleeps deeply without moving for hours after vaccination and does not respond to noise, touch or light and cannot be easily awakened to eat.57 58 59
  • Brain Inflammation, also called encephalitis or acute encephalopathy,has been recognized as a very serious complication of vaccination since the first vaccine for smallpox. Symptoms can include convulsions, high-pitched screaming, collapse, and hours of unconsciousness.60 61 62 63 64 65 66
  • Encephalopathy or chronic brain dysfunction can include physical and mental regression, dramatic personality and behavior changes, loss of muscle control, speech and other abilities, or the child may be unable to continue to meet developmental milestones.67 68 69 70 71
Vaccine Reactions May Take A Week or Longer to Appear
This is not a full list of vaccine reaction symptoms and there are other types of reactions affecting immune and brain function involving the skin,72 73 74 joints,75 76 blood77 78 and other parts of the body that can be warning signs a child may be sensitive to one or more vaccines. Some reactions develop within hours of vaccination while others, like convulsions following MMR vaccination, can take a week or more to appear.79
Review Vaccine Manufacturer Information & Vaccine Ingredients
Before vaccination, read the vaccine manufacturer’s product inserts so you are aware of the types of serious health problems reported in pre-licensure clinical trials and during post-marketing surveillance.80 Take a look at vaccine ingredients as well, because some children are allergic to antibiotics, gelatin, MSG, Thimerosal, yeast, egg protein and other vaccine ingredients.81 82
Vaccine Immunity Not Permanent: Pertussis Vaccine Failures
Parents also need to know that vaccine acquired immunity is not permanent and fully vaccinated children can still get and transmit infectious diseases.83 Vaccine failures and waning immunity is a real problem for vaccines like B. pertussis,84 85 also known as whooping cough. The FDA reported last year that vaccinated persons still can be infected with and transmit pertussis, sometimes without even showing any symptoms.86 The majority of children in many pertussis outbreaks have been vaccinated.87 88
Learn Symptoms of Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Signs of B. pertussis whooping cough range from a low fever, loss of appetite and a mild cough to violent paroxysmal coughing with choking and vomiting of large amounts of sticky mucus for many weeks.89 Small infants can suffer brain damage or die from pertussis if they cannot clear mucus clogging their airways.90
Understanding vaccine risks and failures is a vital part of conscious parenting today.
Ask 8 Questions Before Vaccination
  • You can find well-referenced information about vaccines and diseases, including vaccine manufacturer product inserts, and a brochure that lists 8 questions you should ask yourself before your child is vaccinated;
  • You can review vaccine reaction reports made to the federal vaccine adverse events reporting system.
  • You can read testimonials on the Cry for Vaccine Freedom Wall by Americans describing how they are being persecuted when they try to make informed, voluntary decisions about vaccination for themselves and their children.
  • You can signup for the free online NVIC Advocacy Portal and work to secure informed consent protections in your state’s vaccine laws. 
It is really important to find an intelligent, enlightened doctor you can trust, who treats you with respect and your child with compassion. Plan to spend at least as much time empowering yourself with information and carefully thinking about vaccines and diseases as you do when you buy a new car or a new home.
It’s your health.  Your family.  Your choice.
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Posted: 8/12/2014 11:25:52 AM | with 9 comments

Steve Thomas
I thought this was supposed to be a FREE COUNTRY!! Why don't I have the right to decide what is best for me? Oh, wait...obamacare decides everything.
8/13/2014 3:22:20 PM
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Terry Robinson
This is the State Health Lotto that everyone is obliged (by programmed default) to participate in... Prizes abound; cross-species transfer of viruses, cancers, autoimmune dysfunctions, neurologic complaint, endocrine damage, allergies, genetic damage (to the person assaulted, and often trans-generationally re-distributed into their children).
The horrendous contents of vaccines are debilitating to the Humoral immune system; and this is proven to concurrently cause the Cellular immune system to become erratic (allergies as example). The generational effect from this constant artificial stimulus on the wholism of the human physiology is, in effect, breeding out the natural defence system, and breeding in a defective, ineffective, artificial human immune calamity that will not ward off any serious diseases encountered… And this you could logically say, reading into the United Nation Agenda 21, is intentional.
Terry Robinson – Australia.
8/13/2014 4:25:57 PM
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Jeremy Pettitt
I am very interested in this article and would like to do some more in depth research on it, but none of the over 90 hyperlinked footnotes in the main article work. Is there a way to see the content of the footnotes? Thanks in advance for any clarification
a concerned parent
Jeremy Pettitt

Thank you Jeremy for your question. Access to the references appear at the end of the commentary. Scroll down and see "Click to View and Access References" and you will be taken to a page that lists all of the hyperlinked references. Your health. Your family. Your choice.
8/14/2014 11:09:57 AM
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Some States allow exemptions pretty easily such as a simple letter, move to those States like Massachusetts.

Alternatively there is home schooling, moving to Europe or providing a fake certificate of vaccination.

Vaccinating is like Russian roulette, you don't know until you shoot and if you get the lucky number it's too late already. I'm not against vaccination, most people handle these toxins very well and if they fear the diseases more than the side effects of the drugs they should be allowed to vaccinate. The opposite should be true as well.

I'm not playing Russian roulette with my son nor myself or my wife anymore and obviously unvaccinated children are not a risk to vaccinated kids since vaccines work, right?

Here's what is bothering me with this controversy. Isn't forced medication illegal in the USA? I'm pretty sure it is and vaccines are drugs. On that basis, forcing vaccination got to be illegal.
8/15/2014 9:24:54 AM
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cia parker
I don't think it's fair to blame Obamacare for vaccine regulations: they existed for decades before Obama came into office, and it is still the case that parents in 48 states can take a religious exemption, and the nature of our religious beliefs may not be challenged by the state. It is true he has shown no interest in looking at vaccine injury, the vaccine schedule, or the abuses of Vaccine Court, but no other president has shown any interest in them either.

And I have often read that the mucus in pertussis is sticky. My baby who had gotten three DTaPs, caught pertussis at 8 months old. She coughed up huge sheets of mucus at the end of her long coughing fits, but it was clear and slippery, like egg whites, it completely covered the cloth diaper I wiped her mouth with, but it was not what I would call sticky, which I think would be tacky, like paste.
8/15/2014 12:11:11 PM
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I have a 2 year old who has never been vaccinated and is in excellent health. I changed pediatricians at around her 19th month because I was tired of fighting and defending my right as a parent. Not only did I work in immunology with research animals and vaccines-therefore knowing what is in vaccines and seeing the horror it can do to a 130 lb. goat, but the lack of education on the doctor's part horrified me. I did not share this with the doctor until after my questioning. When I asked for her knowledge on vaccine ingredients she gave me the nonchalant, "Oh, it's totally safe". My first red flag. Then I asked her to provide me with the insert information for the vaccines she was wanting to give my daughter- she told me they did not keep the information on hand. WHAT?! That's why it's there. This doctor was so stubborn that even after I shared my knowledge and informed her of my husband's and his siblings severe reaction to being vaccinated she still insisted that I vaccinate. After months of refusal she stated that I HAD to sign a form- which after reading it basically said I was a negligent parent and most of the information was false on vaccinating. I was so enraged by the bullying tactics- I flat out refused to sign the form and explained as calmly as possible in this situation that vaccination was indeed a choice and she did not have to agree with my parenting choices but needed to respect them. The following week I found a new pediatrician who did respect my choice. She is a conventional doctor but understands that she doesn't have authority over the medical choices I make for my daughter. I hope more and more parents take charge of the information available to them and don't let doctors intimidate because they get a cut of Big Pharma or because they are just plain ignorant to basic information. You are the only advocate your child has- these doctors don't have to live with the consequences, you do-and they know it.
8/15/2014 2:23:23 PM
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I have 2 kids public school grades 9 and 3 and neither of them have had vaccinations. I've had no trouble with the school. Alot has to do with the fact that I know my rights to refuse vaccines. My son had a horrible reaction and ultimately lost all his milestones.
You have the right the refuse vaccinations, morally, ethically and religiously. And you don't need to justify this to the school.

Editors note: Not sure which state you reside in Rachele but we assume you filed the required exemption paperwork:
1/15/2015 5:49:43 AM
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TO HELL AND DAMNATION with 'doctors' who are simply agents of the state and who have to offload their stock of vaccines onto unsuspecting or ignorant people in order to make their money back on the initial outlay of money (which I assume they are forced to have on hand in the office).
Let us NOT forget that the majority of doctors DON'T vaccinate themselves or their families and they are the first to want exemptions for themselves BUT HEAVEN FORBID you should want the same for yourselves. What does that tell you? What does it tell you that pharma and doctors have 'legal' immunity from the harm this garbage causes?
Read Dr. Sherry Tenpenny's books regarding vaccines. Also read "The Sanctity of Human Blood - Vaccination is Not Immunization" by Tim O'Shea and books by Dr. Robert Mendelssohn.
AGENDA 21 is in FULL SWING and has been for a long time. This is much more than just about the big money that is being made. This is about changing humanity from the inside out. Don't be a lab rat.
4/20/2015 2:05:12 PM
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Betty Ludlow
I do not believe it is a women's right to take the life of her unborn baby, but the state does.
I believe it is the God given right of parents to do the best for their children, even if that is contrary to what the AMA says. It is interesting that we are given the right to kill the unborn and the AMA and the state is given the right to injury or kill those that are born.
This country was founded on Christian principles and what is happening to our country is destroying everything that our Founders fought and died for. We are progressively loosing our rights. Pretty soon we are going to wake up without any freedom at all.
I have lived a full and productive life, so I am not so concerned for myself as I am for my children and grandchildren. What are they going to inherit if we allow this to continue!

Freedom can only be “If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God, and to do that, thou must be ruled by him… Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.” – William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania, 1668
Benjamin Franklin, Signer of the Declaration of Independence "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

"Whereas true religion and good morals are the only solid foundations of public liberty and happiness . . . "Continental Congress, 1778

Note that the above quotes are but a small sample of hundreds of quotes the Founding Fathers made in regards to the importance of a religious and moral people in a successful Republican Democracy.

God Bless America - I pray for her continued freedom. People fought and died to achieve freedom now we must fight to maintain it.
7/4/2015 3:52:08 AM
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