The issue of multiple vaccinations
being given at one office visit.
It is my understanding that these children
received a total of five vaccinations given at one office visit. Three of these
vaccinations were totally unnecessary and two were beyond the recommendations of the
Center of Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. According to the CDC, there is no
indication for vaccinating children with Hib and Pneumococcus vaccines who have reached
the age of 5 years. Both of these children have reached the age of 5 or beyond.
This has exposed both of these children to
a significant risk of vaccine related complications that were totally unnecessary. Both of
these vaccines, especially when given in conjunction are associated with considerable risk
of neurological injury. The risk is even greater considering another sibling developed a
seizure following a second exposure to MMR vaccination.
There is considerable scientific evidence
indicating that giving this many vaccines at one time poses a substantial risk of
neurological injury that may impair these childrens intellectual capacity and
behavior on a permanent bases. In a paper soon to be released in the Journal of the
American Physician and Surgeons, I outline the pathophysiological mechanism explaining the
danger produced by such a practice. In another paper published in the Journal of the
American Nutriceutical association in 2003 (Vol 6, 21-35) I go into a lot more scientific
detail explaining the immunological and neurological mechanism for this injury. The
article contains 167 scientific references that back up this mechanism.
Basically, when the bodys immune
system (peripheral immunity) is activated it also activates immune cells in the brain
called microglia. Normally, they are activated for only short periods to prevent serious
injury to the brains cells (neurons). When activated for longer periods of time or
with great intensity, as seen with vaccination, more injury to the neurons occurs. Now,
here in lies the problem with giving multiple vaccinations together. Each of these
vaccines consists of the organisms targeted as well as powerful immune adjuvants. These
are chemicals, such as aluminum, special oils, lipopolysacchride, etc, used to stimulate a
very powerful and prolonged activation of the immune system. Sometimes we see such a
powerful immune reaction that the area becomes intensely red and swollen. IN some cases,
the skin will break down into an ulceration.
When vaccines are manufactured care is
taken not to add too many of these immune adjuvants to a single vaccine specifically
because of the danger of triggering too powerful of an immune reaction. Yet, when a
pediatrician gives a child five injections of vaccines, they are giving five doses of
powerful immune adjuvants all at once. They would never dream of increasing the immune
adjuvant concentration of any one vaccine five-fold, yet that is exactly what was done to
When the bodys immune system is
activated this intensely, it also intensely activates the brains immune system (the
microglia). This has been proven in many studies. In addition, these immune adjuvants
remain in the site of injection, producing long-term activation of the brains immune
Careful studies of what happens when the
brains immune system is over activated, especially for prolonged periods, have been
done. They slow widespread injury to many parts of the brain, especially those areas
responsible for learning, memory and behavioral control. A childs brain is much more
vulnerable because at age five and six much in the way of synaptic growth and pathway
development is occurring. These are the very types of neurological injuries we see in
cases of vaccine injury. These injuries can appear within hours of the vaccines or may
present themselves months or even years later. The severity of the brain damage depends on
many factors-age of the child, the types and number of vaccines given the childs
immune status before vaccination and the childs nutritional status.
Further elucidation of the exact mechanism
of the damage was further described in my paper on the central role of excitotoxicity in
autism spectrum disorders (JANA6: 10-22,2003). In this paper, I show that intense immune
activation, as with administering multiple vaccination at one sitting, strongly activates
excitotoxic mechanism in the brain. The results from an outpouring of two excitotoxins
from the microglial immune cells in the brain, triggered by vaccine immune stimulation.
This is why we see a high risk of brain injuries when vaccinating individuals already
having antibodies to a particular disease organism. The immune system is already maximally
activated and vaccination causes overactivation, triggering brain immune overstimulation
There is never any indication for giving so
many vaccinations at one sitting, except for the convenience of the physician or other
third parties. Yet, there is solid scientific evidence as to why it should not have been
done. This, in my opinion, represents medical malpractice. As to the argument that since
the vaccine schedule has been started, the rest of the vaccinations must be given to
prevent increasing the risk of infection is shear nonsense. What it will do is greatly
increase the risk of these children developing a neurological injury. Numerous instances
of neurological, devastating injuries occurring with the second or third injection series
have been recorded n the medical literature.
The reason for increased risk is the immune
suppressing effects of some of these vaccinations. For example, the Hib vaccine is known
to produce a fall in immune markers following vaccination, thereby increasing risk of
infection. It is well known that the measles virus vaccine (a live virus vaccine) can
cause severe immune dysfunction, greatly increasing autoimmune reactions to the nervous
system. To protect the children at this stage requires nutrient supplementation. Numerous
studies have shown that vitamin A deficiency greatly increases vaccine failure and
complications. Supplementation can prevent this. To continue this schedule on these
children would be devastating.
As for the chickenpox vaccine, the CDC
gives as the only indication-to prevent lost work time for the mother having to care for
the child at home. Complication and death in a healthy child age five and six from
chickenpox is essentially nil. This vaccine should never have been given.
- I have been told that the father wants to
take the children on a cruise days after their next vaccination series. With a mix of some
of the most hazardous vaccines in the schedule-DTaP, MMR and Pneumococcal vaccines, this
would be extremely hazardous. Severe reactions to these vaccines, especially if they again
receive five vaccines at once, runs a very high risk of severe neurological injury,
possibly seizures, during the first two weeks after the vaccines. The CDC recommends the
child be watched at least for a week afterward.