13% of Pediatricians Reject CDC Vax Schedule for Their Own Kids

by Sarah VaccinationComments: 37

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If it is so well proven that following the CDC Childhood Immunization Schedule is of clear benefit to a child’s health and the community at large, why are so many pediatricians choosing to opt out or diverge from these guidelines?

A recent study published in the Open Journal of Pediatrics (1) revealed the stark truth that the mass media seems to refuse to acknowledge, the public is in the dark about, and dissenting pediatricians won’t reveal to their own patients for fear of having their careers jeopardized or worse, their license to practice medicine yanked.

 A full 6% of pediatricians do not vaccinate their own children according to CDC guidelines and a whopping 13% do not plan to follow CDC guidelines when vaccinating their children in the future. When you expand the scenario to include pediatric specialists, the number jumps to 21%.

With regard to the MMR vaccine, the numbers aren’t much better regarding CDC compliance.

5% of general pediatricians and 19% of pediatric specialists planned to postpone the MMR jab for their own children until after 18 months of age, beyond CDC guidelines.

The most common reasons why pediatricians have already avoided at least one vaccine for their children, or plan to avoid vaccines for future children, are concerns about safety and too many vaccines given at once.

Sounds like exactly the same reasoning as “uncredentialed” Moms and Dads who choose not to vaccinate their children!

Here is a quotation from this study:

Ten percent of pediatricians and 21% of pediatric specialists claim they would not follow [CDC] recommendations for future progeny. Despite their education, physicians in this study expressed concern over the safety of vaccines.

Given that such a large percentage of pediatricians reject at least some (if not all) vaccines for their own children and do not follow the CDC’s timetable on when to administer vaccines to their own children, how could laws be justified which disallow the same right of refusal to parents such as what is happening right now in California, New Jersey and others?

This study is not alone in shining a spotlight on the growing refusal to follow the CDC Childhood Vaccination Schedule not just by parents but by physicians themselves.

The Journal of Health Communication (2) revealed that 11% of pediatricians and family doctors do not recommend to parents that their children should receive all vaccines. Physicians in this survey also expressed concerns about vaccine safety.

With unbelievably toxic ingredients as listed below that a child is subjected to over and over and over if the CDC guidelines are followed, it’s no wonder more physicians are saying “no thanks”.  According to Environmental Defense[3] (formerly known as the Environmental Defense fund), all vaccine ingredients are poisonous, carcinogenic or potentially harmful to the skin, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, immune and neurological systems in our bodies.   Here’s the list as provided by the Vaccine Information Coalition:

MSG, antifreeze, phenol (used as a disinfectant), formaldehyde (cancer causing and used to embalm), aluminum (associated with alzheimer’s disease and seizures), glycerin (toxic to the kidney, liver, can cause lung damage, gastrointestinal damage and death), lead, cadmium, sulfates, yeast proteins, antibiotics, acetone (used in nail polish remover), neomycin (antibiotic) and streptomycin (antibiotic).  Thimerosol (more toxic than mercury, a preservative still used in many vaccines, not easily filtered out even in “mercury free” vaccines, can cause severe neurological damage as well as other life threatening autoimmune disease). These vaccines are grown and strained through animal or human tissue, like monkey and dog kidney tissue, chick embryo, calf serum, human diploid cells (the dissected organs of aborted fetuses), pig blood, horse blood and rabbit brain. The potential for contamination with undetected, extremely serious animal viruses is very high.

If so many pediatricians and family doctors doubt vaccine safety enough to opt out or diverge from the CDC guidelines for their own children, maybe more vaccinating parents should rethink what they’re doing too. At the very least, people who choose to follow the CDC vaccination guidelines should not be critical of parents who choose to reject it as there are a lot of doctors on their side.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist


Sources and More Information

Vaccination Practices Among Physicians and Their Children Open Journal of Pediatrics, 2012, 2, 228-235
Physicians Who Do and Do Not Recommend Children Get All Vaccinations J Health Commun, 2008 Sep;13(6):573-82
Aluminum and Vaccine Ingredients
Six Reasons to Say NO to Vaccination
“Lunchables” Creator Won’t Feed Them to His Own Kids

Comments (37)

  • Milana


    Please help, I need to find a pediatrician in the NY metro area, who can provide a medical exemption not to vaccinate. Can you recommend anyone or maybe direct me as to where to find one.
    Thank you so much.

    August 5th, 2015 3:18 pm Reply
  • N D Pendent

    My son is one of those pediatrician’s kids. He’s nearly 5 and never been vax. His pediatrician parent is the department chair of pediatrics at a MAJOR university system. Why don’t we vaccinate? The burden of proof is on them to show that it’s safe. And they haven’t. And believe me….we’ve been through every. single. piece. of research!

    May 17th, 2015 9:36 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Thank you for commenting. Exactly so … the burden of proof is on them to prove vaccination is safe and they haven’t by a long shot.

      May 17th, 2015 10:00 pm Reply
  • Brittany

    Thank you so much for posting this article. I love the term “informed consent”. It’s definitely a scary idea to think that one day we might have forced inoculations. It’s time we changed the way doctor’s see us as parents. We are in charge of our children, not them. I have a four month old and we do not vaccinate. We’re are finding it hard to find like-minded people here where we live so it is refreshing to read something like this rather than people tell me I am endangering others from out choice.

    May 2nd, 2015 12:33 am Reply
  • Ron Donaldson

    Manadatory vaccine supporters state that vaccines are safe, save lives and needed in at least 90% of the population to provide “herd immunity”. What suporters don’t tell you is that for many years they contained toxic mercury(flu shots still do) while stating they were save. Many current vaccines contain toxic adjuvants such as aluminum to stimulate immune reaction. Supporters also fail to mention that because of better sanitation, hygiene and hospital care that deaths from infectious diseases all but disappeared before the first vaccine was given in 1963. Supporters also do not mention that vaccines rates were well under 90% in many parts of the country in the 1960s to 80s without any major outbreaks of diseases that the vaccines are claimed to protect against.
    Vaccine supporters also fail to mention that you can not sue the vaccine companies because of the Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 which created a vaccine court for those families of children injured or killed from vaccines. This court and it’s difficult to receive awards are funded not from insurance paid by vaccine companies but by a tax added to the vaccine and pay by federal government(tax payers). Vaccine supporters also do not mention that for the last 25 years the CDC has coverred up vaccine links to autism and other health issues, look up the government’s HRSA vaccine injury table list.
    Currently the vaccine schedule list 69 shots for 16 diseases and with many more new vaccines on the way. There are no RCTs that have been done that shows that the effects of so many different vaccines given are safe. There will be many more vaccine victims if SB277 passes.
    A well nourished child with a healthy immune system will fight off most infectious diseases and in the rare case of measles the child will have life-time immunity after recovery without taking the risk of toxic vaccines some of which require later booster shots.
    I’m for informed consent with the right to refuse any vaccination or drug. Any law or process that denies this basic human right is in violation of the US Constitution, international law and the Nuremberg trial judgements that found Nazi doctors guilty of administrating unconsented deadly drugs and which included a stealth euthanasia program.
    Another deadly and controversial treatment is the mandatory Russian roulette stroke drug. The clot-buster drug for heart and lung blood clots has proven test trial and community hospital use results but for a non-life threathening ischemic clot stroke it’s just the deadly opposite. Brain cells die within minutes of being deprived of blood in an ischemic stroke and the drug is being given hours later in the ER. Stroke clot-buster drugs have a history of deadly failed test trials and the 1995 NINDS trial claiming a possible long term recovery benefit is highly controversial. Stroke TPA does not save a person’s life but can end it with it’s signficant risk of causing a fatal brain bleeding hemorrhage.
    The NINDS stroke TPA trial data showed a 16% deadly hemorrhage rate for patients over 80. Europe does not approve approve stroke TPA for those over 80 but here in the US there is no such restriction. Protocol errors and BP management failures are both common and make the deadly hemorrhage risk even higher. Recent AHA Guidelines for Acute Stroke which hospitals follow state that stroke TPA can be given without consent. And many states now have low economic damage caps like California’s MICRA law making it impossible to obtain an attorney in a wrongful death malpractice case when the victim has no job income(retirees).
    Hospitals should require a pre-stroke consent decision before stroke TPA is given. This is a basic patient right to consent. Other safer stroke recovery treatments are available like physical therapies and low risk drugs like Embrel. Search: AAEM TPA position, The NNT TPA stroke or in ER emergency blogs for the stroke TPA drug controversy or stroketreatmentrisktpa.co.nf

    April 24th, 2015 7:46 pm Reply
  • Courtney

    I am seeing 21% and 9%. Where are you getting 13%?

    April 18th, 2015 4:44 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      That’s the number of general pediatricians who don’t plan to follow CDC vaccine guidelines for future progeny. 21% is the divergence rate when you include pediatric specialists.

      April 18th, 2015 7:14 am Reply
      • Barry Wilson

        The study says that 93 percent of General Pediatricians don’t follow the CDC guidelines and 95 percent of pediatric specialists don’t

        Other information in the study says they don’t always follow the guidelines by giving their children a vaccine at a different age than recommended by the CDC

        Thank you

        October 19th, 2015 3:24 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    Those numbers may not be accurate! We have a physician friend who confided that many falsify the records for their own children. This, of course, is hearsay but I don’t doubt it as he did not vaccinate any of his 5 children.

    April 17th, 2015 9:19 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Our doctors are under tremendous pressure to tout the party line on vaccines. Many are scared and have told me so on many occasions over the years. I don’t doubt that at least some lie about their children’s vaccination status. It’s a travesty that doctors no longer seem able to think for themselves and apply their training as appropriate for a given patient and situation.

      April 17th, 2015 9:53 am Reply
  • Pam

    Hi Sarah,
    As usual another great article! I unfortunately vaccinated my daughter until she was 5. And of course we have had gut and teeth issues. After finding WAP and getting more educated I have stopped anymore vaccinations. My question is how do I find a pediatrician to support not vaccinating? We are in MA and would appreciate any help!

    Thanks again for all you do!

    April 17th, 2015 9:16 am Reply
    • Danielle

      Hi Pam,

      Where in MA are you? Our doctor is in MA…there are many in the state that support parents decision on vaccination choice. Let me know where you are and I can send you some names.

      April 17th, 2015 10:09 am Reply
      • Pam

        We are on the south shore in Hingham. Thank you for your help!

        April 17th, 2015 10:23 pm Reply
      • Erin

        Hi Danielle,

        I just saw your comment about living in MA and being aware of a few doctors that accept non-vaccinated or adjusted vaccination schedule patients. I also live in MA and am in search of a new pediatrician. Are you able to provide any contacts? That would be most helpful!

        May 18th, 2016 8:17 pm Reply
    • June

      Our pediatrician’s office recently booted us because we decline to vaccinate. It was a new policy adopted by their office in fear of future lawsuits due to all patients sharing a waiting room, including with new babies. Our kids are mostly vaccinated; we stopped when our youngest stopped talking for months following his 1 year old shots.

      I’ve looked and looked and have had so much trouble finding a vaccine choice doctor. I would appreciate any advice for the Kansas City metro area.

      April 17th, 2015 1:38 pm Reply
      • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        Try this link June: http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/health-concerns/vaccines/find-vaccine-friendly-doctor-near-you

        April 17th, 2015 1:44 pm Reply
      • Cheryl

        Why go to an allopathic doctor when you can take your child to a Homeopathic or Naturalopathic doctor for wellness check ups, or in case they are ill? It’s not mandatory to go to an allopathic MD. You’ll avoid a lot of headaches going the alternative route.

        April 18th, 2015 12:03 am Reply
      • Stephanie

        June, You might have to drive a bit, but Dr. Greenwood at College Point Family Medicine in Olathe, or Dr. Malisos at Liberty Medical Center.

        April 23rd, 2015 11:37 pm Reply
        • Kelly

          Did you go to either of those doctors? I am KC and looking for a doc who will respect my decision to space out vaccinations and not give specific ones. Thank you!

          July 8th, 2015 2:48 pm Reply
    • Jacqueline

      WHY do you NEED a pediatrician? They are mainly for vaccines & antibiotics – neither of which should be given to our children.

      August 24th, 2015 1:13 pm Reply
  • cathy

    Very informative. Didn’t realize the rate was so high. Hopefully legislators will start to listen.

    April 17th, 2015 9:05 am Reply
  • Laura Hayes

    Hi Sarah,

    I am SO glad you wrote about this! I was hoping that we would have included this information in our testimony yesterday as we opposed SB 277 here in CA, but time was very limited.

    I have forwarded your great article to a few of the senators on the Senate Education Committee here in CA, explaining to them that the pediatrician opt out rate is more than 5X that of parents in CA! The PBE rate in CA is only 2.54%, as compared to the pediatrician opt out rate of at least 13%!

    There is something very wrong with this picture of forcing parents to inject their children with 69 risk-laden vaccine products when doctors themselves don’t want to inject their own children with them!

    Last week, I spoke at a rally opposing SB 277 on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento. I thought some of your readers might be interested to watch my speech (which, apparently, FaceBook continues to block, remove, not post the title or video picture, etc.!).


    April 17th, 2015 12:07 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      I don’t think the pro-vaxers get it that we parents who don’t vax will NEVER VAX under any circumstances or pressure or even financial duress. If these fascist laws pass, it will only serve to skyrocket homeschooling further eroding the public school base. Parents who care will find a way to protect their children and will not be bullied.

      April 17th, 2015 7:51 am Reply
      • mary freytag

        no shots no school

        April 17th, 2015 2:08 pm Reply
      • Christine

        Sarah, you are so right. Once we stop and know the dangers, we can’t go back. My husband and I opted out of vaccines 21 years ago with our older children. We homeschooled, but we live in Ohio where we have and still do right now enjoy both religious and conscientious objections. 8 years ago we became foster parents and almost didn’t because of our belief in vaccines, but figured taking care of them physically and emotionally was more important and we could get them 1 shot at a time and prepare them with supplements. Even with vaccinating one shot at a time and giving them vitamin C days before the vaccine, we have still seen vaccine reactions in 60% of our kids. Some as mild as fever, but the 2 we adopted were the most severe. Our 4 year old had chronic ear infections starting 10 days after 2nd Dtap and our 5 year old started food allergies beginning 10 days after Prevnar. Our 5 year old with food allergies is mild autistic, but we have seen GREAT improvement on GAPS. And my 4 year old stopped with ear infections when we completely stopped dairy. We have a doctor who is anti vaccine, but is now flip flopping, I’m sure due to pressure. WE NEED TO START DEMANDING INDEPENDENT STUDIES BEFORE THERE IS ANY MANDATE.

        April 17th, 2015 2:15 pm Reply
      • Laura Hayes

        I completely agree with you, Sarah. Here is an excerpt from one of the many letters I have written re. SB277 here in CA that addresses the fact you mention:

        Final Fact, and perhaps the most important: Parents who have taken the time to educate themselves about vaccines (which are “safety tested” not against placebos, but against other vaccines, combinations of vaccines, or against adjuvants, which are the ingredients in vaccines most likely to cause adverse reactions), about vaccine ingredients (a long, disturbing list of known neurotoxins, including mercury and aluminum; known and potential carcinogens, including formaldehyde and anti-freeze; and other ingredients which have no business ever entering the human body, much less an infant’s muscle tissues, bloodstream, and brain, such as polysorbate 80, aborted fetal materials, animal viruses, etc.), about our nation’s vaccine program (which has never been studied as it is recommended to be administered), and about the fraud and corruption which underlie the unholy trifecta that exists among pharmaceutical companies, government regulatory agencies, and medical lobbyists and trade industry groups…these parents will NOT allow, under any circumstances, their children to be vaccinated with all of the recommended vaccines, and for many parents, they will allow NONE.

        Are you, as a California legislator, willing to forcibly remove children from their parents if their parents have come to the careful and thoughtful decision to not vaccinate their children? Are you willing to jail their parents? Are you willing to inject someone else’s child with 69 pharmaceutical products, each of which carries myriad risks, including permanent disability, chronic illness, and death? Are you willing to have children then placed in foster care as their parents serve jail time for not complying with vaccine mandates? Are you willing to break up families like this?

        Are you willing to do what has been done under fascist regimes of the past, specifically, force risk-laden, potentially-fatal, medical procedures and treatments on others, in this case children, without prior, voluntary, and informed consent from their parents? If you are, then you are no different from the fascist rulers of earlier times. You would willfully be violating The Nuremberg Code, to which the U.S. signed post-WWII, which was written to FOREVER AVOID forced medical experimentation on others as happened in Nazi Germany. Think about that, long and hard. Is this what you really want to do? Is this the legacy you want to leave?

        PLEASE VOTE NO ON SB 277. Vaccine choice is a fundamental human right. Please uphold prior, voluntary, and informed medical consent in the state of California.

        April 17th, 2015 11:45 pm Reply
      • EDUARDO herrera

        Count on me on that.

        April 18th, 2015 11:37 pm Reply
      • Coop

        Our public school system is a mess as well. I think children are better off not going to public school. No poisonous vaccines, no pathetic public schools…Your child is much better off.

        I am sure homeschooling facilities will pop up now as refuges for your unvaxed kids and the curriculum will be much better.

        June 23rd, 2015 10:50 pm Reply
    • Cheryl

      If it passes…move! This is tyranny at its worst.

      April 18th, 2015 12:05 am Reply
  • Debbie

    Awesome article. Thank you so much for posting!

    April 16th, 2015 11:19 pm Reply
  • betty

    We do not live in a police state. Parents need to make the choice to vaccinate or not to. Some of those vaccines are too many at the same time, and too close together. I would be worried about it compromising my child’s immune system. I prefer natural treatments.

    April 16th, 2015 10:27 pm Reply
    • Jennifer Nester

      You don’t think we live in a Police State? Think again!! It’s happening and at a rapid pace!!

      August 27th, 2015 2:48 pm Reply
  • Sally

    Thank you for helping us stay informed. I’ve seen some information claiming that many food companies also use aborted fetal tissue in “natural or artificial flavors”. Have you seen or heard anything that would verify or negate this claim?

    April 16th, 2015 8:27 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      I have not done any research on this, but at this point, I would not be surprised. These food companies do horrible things in those factories. Beyond the comprehension of those of us who blindly put our trust in them. You have to be so very careful what you buy and eat anymore. It’s all about profits and the public health be damned.

      April 17th, 2015 7:49 am Reply
      • Rachel

        I think this is what Sally is referring to:


        April 19th, 2015 8:02 pm Reply
        • Carolyn

          If you want to know more about what cell lines that are derived from aborted fetal tissue are used in check out the website for the group Children of God For Life. They have done a great job documenting what company’s and products these are used in. They also have a vaccine chart that shows what vaccines/ brands that use these cell lines and the more ethical alternatives if they have one.

          April 23rd, 2015 1:23 am Reply

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