Isn’t Your Baby’s Life Worth More Than $250,000?

by Sarah Healthy Pregnancy, Baby & Child, VaccinationComments: 326


$250,000 pathetic, measly dollars.

That’s it.  That’s all you get if your baby dies of SIDS or any other condition triggered by a vaccine reaction and you are awarded full and maximum compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

No, you can’t sue. You have no ability to seek further damages with a court trial. Congress has seen to that with the National Vaccine Injury Act passed in 1986 which gives vaccine manufacturers complete immunity for any and all harm caused by their products.

What’s more is that you’ll never get an apology.  You’ll never get admission of guilt.  You’ll never get anyone, any company or any institution to take the blame and say they are terribly sorry for for the tragedy and your never ending emotional pain.

All you get is a check.  Bye.  Go home.  Try to move on and live your life without your darling baby.

Here is the story of 4 month old Vance Vernon Walker.

Two days after little Vance’s 4 month “well baby” visit in September 2007 where he received all the routine innoculations, he was found by his mother Shelley not breathing in his crib.

Blood was crusted under his eyes and a dark bloody foam was coming out of his mouth.  There was so much bloody foam coming out of his mouth that his clothes and teddy bear were soaked with it.

An autopsy pronounced his death as SIDS, but his mother knew better.

She knew it was the vaccines.  She had worked for several years at a local healthfood store and had been exposed to the vaccine controversy by many customers hoping to convince her of the danger.  It had never occurred to her, however, that vaccines could actually kill her child.

In a true SIDS death, a child inexplicably stops breathing with no sort of trauma, but in Vance’s case, there was blood coming out of his eyes and mouth.

Clearly, there was some sort of internal bleeding and damage that occurred prior to baby Vance’s death.  This death was much more than just SIDS and such a backhanded autopsy report seems an insult to anyone with a shred of intelligence.

Here’s what Vance received 2 days before his death at the pediatrician’s office:

  • A shot of Pediarix, a 5-in-1 shot for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and 3 strains of polio
  • A shot of Prevnar, consisting of seven pneumococcal viruses plus diphtheria toxoid
  • Rotateq, the new rotavirus vaccine given orally which contains four viruses associated with infant diarrhea.

In less than 15 minutes, Vance had been injected with or taken orally 19 different pathogens!

Complete and utter insanity.

What’s more striking is that Vance’s family lives in northern Idaho and within just a few weeks of Vance’s death, 2 other baby boys died of SIDS also within days of their 4 month vaccinations.

A cluster of SIDS deaths where the deaths occurred right after the babies’ 4 month shots attracted local media attention, which, to its credit, did an outstanding job covering the story in a unbiased fashion.

Vance’s parents have since filed for compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program which only awards $250,000 at best with no admission of guilt.

And Shelley and her husband have to live with their decision to trust their doctor who injected 19 different pathogens into their baby in a matter of minutes and insisted they were safe.

Shelley’s message to other parents considering vaccinating their own babies:

“I hope and pray that this tragedy never occurs in your family. With the knowledge I have acquired since his death I can firmly say that I will never vaccinate a child under the age of 24 months again, if at all. I lacked knowledge to make the best choice. I hope this empowers you to combat the darkness and seek the knowledge necessary to make the best decision.”

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist



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Comments (326)

  • M Hicks

    Our daughter is not vaccinated and is in such great health. As others here have attested about their children’s health, she hardly ever gets sick, never had ear infections or asthma or allergies. The one time she did get very sick? When a child at school got a nasal swine flu vaccine. Coincidence? I think not. This was a clear case where a vaccine put my child in danger. Thankfully, she has a super strong immune system but her fever spiked to 103.9 while she slept. That is how sick this “lifesaving” vaccine made my unvaccinated daughter. Imagine what it would have done to someone on chemo or a 3 month old baby. I’m sure that parent wasn’t well-informed that the vaccine their child had been given could spread swine flu, so that child went everywhere – to school, to the grocery store, etc. And yet if swine flu had broken out, the CDC would have urged everyone to get vaccinated and the media would have blamed it on the unvaccinated. Beginning to think that we who think for ourselves are maybe a little more highly evolved than the rest of the world!!

    August 19th, 2015 8:50 am Reply
  • Janelle

    Thank you so much for this blog post. My little brother suffered severe brain damage from vaccines as a baby in 1986 (at about 6 mo). His neurological damage was so severe that after examinations in NYC, Boston and Baltimore, experts told my parents that he would never walk or communicate intelligibly. Thank God that after many, many years of hard work, professional and home-based therapy, he does walk and talk but he will never be able to live independently. My father has chronicled this journey in a spiritual memoir called “All the Kings Horses” which just was published. Here is the book’s website: The book is out an Amazon.

    I am almost 5 months pregnant with my first child and there is no way that I am vaccinating. I am scared though about recent pushes to change state laws so as to make it impossible to educate your children in school if they are not vaccinated (and same goes for childcare)

    May 20th, 2015 3:39 pm Reply
  • Shaniqua Stipins

    Apparently you can sue for damages after you file claims in HRSA first. Page 10

    March 5th, 2015 6:35 pm Reply
  • Shannon Kay

    This baby died of vaccine induced ITP or TP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura).
    This is a known side effects of vaccines although it is also rarely acknowledged by the doctor when it occurs. The body attacks its own blood platelets. This baby literally hemorrhaged to death. My military husband developed ITP after a round of pre-deployment vaccinations. He realized he was in trouble when he awoke one morning w/ a pool of blood in his mouth (not unlike this baby who also had blood coming out the mouth). Husbands eyes were blood shot to the point the whites of his eyes were entirely red. By the grace of God, my husband awoke that day before he hemorrhaged to the point of no return. By the grace of God, one of the army medical workers recognized my husbands condition as ITP, & immediately gave him steroids. The steroids suppress the immune system in an attempt to stop the antibodies that are attacking the platelets. Long story short, my husband made a full recovery. He will always have ITP now, but it stays in remission by keeping his immune system healthy w/ a whole foods diet. We eat a grain free (out of necessity…his body simply can’t consume grains anymore w/o chronic eczema & joint inflammation flare-ups)gmo free, all organic diet. I’ve learned a lot from you, Sarah, when it comes to cooking & food prep. Thanks for all you do!

    February 25th, 2015 2:19 pm Reply
  • Wayne Rohde

    Check out this book about the Vaccine Court.

    February 23rd, 2015 1:53 pm Reply
  • Kaleah Riordan

    Vaccines also DO kill puppies. I have not read anyone talking about this and maybe it is not significant but it seems important information to know. We raised teacup Chihuahua’s and we could almost certainly kill a puppy every time with a vaccine if it was under 12 weeks old AND a half pound or less. 1-7 days after the shot… they just died. Or if they did not die the would get ‘water on the brain’ ‘Encephalitis’ in many cases we had. Yes, this type of puppy has a high death rate anyway but we had many survive IF they were not vaccinated until later, but not many if they were. We started calling many others with this started happening and got many agreeing the same thing happened to them. We would call the veterinarians and they would tell us that is was SAFE to give a .5 lb puppy the same dose shot as a 20lb puppy! Insane.

    February 23rd, 2015 10:17 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      I don’t vax my pets either for this exact reason. My German Shepherd some years ago had serious seizures brought on by shots.

      February 23rd, 2015 1:23 pm Reply
      • Kaleah Riordan

        Yes, I imagine this is not a rare problem among pets. You just don’t hear about it. It seems if people also knew the danger they pose to animals it would validate more of the concerns people have giving them to children. I know it did for me. After watching those puppies die I chose to absolutely not vaccinate my children! There are some serious diseases for puppies out there though… much much more so than what we vaccinate our kids for! I just wish there was a way to really help people see and believe the dangers vaccines can and do pose.

        February 23rd, 2015 2:56 pm Reply
    • Joyce J

      Thank you for bringing this up. I don’t think a lot of people bring up the fact that a lot of these vaccines also harm our pets. If I’m not mistaken, you’re only suppose to vaccinate every 10 years, right? Now it’s every year (my sister had to go through this with her dog). Even the microchips are giving pets cancer. Scary stuff for all involved.

      April 11th, 2015 9:12 pm Reply
  • Emma

    This is an outrage! How horrible!

    February 22nd, 2015 11:04 pm Reply
  • blanca

    hello sarah,

    in case you have not seen the documentary called “bought, the truth behind vaccines, big pharma & your food

    this is the link:

    PLEASE view it, it is being aired on-line for free until march 6th. and please share on your site. the more people who get to see this documentary, the more powerful we will become in making changes that deal with such issues.

    =) blanca

    February 22nd, 2015 5:56 pm Reply
    • watchmom3

      Thanks Blanca! I saw this movie yesterday; it is BRILLIANT! As a 30 yr veteran healthcare worker, I KNOW the accuracy of many of the points of this documentary. Also, huge FYI for everyone…my understanding is the FCC is about to try to completely take over the internet on the 26th of Feb. The Commissioner has become a whistleblower and is trying to get the word out before Congress allows it to slip by. I found it on Natural News, but the Commish was also on Larry King Live. This is important as sites like this would not be allowed; they want to completely control all “information” for everyone. RAISE your voice please.. God save America from the greedy, controllers.

      February 23rd, 2015 1:01 pm Reply
  • Rebecca

    I am wondering how the coroners are covering this up? Are they trained to not check for reactions from vaccines? I understand they would be out of a job very quickly if they started putting the cause of death as vaccine related. Just wondering how so many are getting away with it?

    February 22nd, 2015 4:01 pm Reply
  • Linda Rivera

    I am filled with great anger over the EVIL pharmaceutical corporations and the governments that enable them to severely damage and sometimes kill many thousands of children with highly toxic, harmful ingredients that are clearly designed to damage and even kill innocent children. No decent person would ever put into vaccines the horrible things that big pharma put in their vaccines. Big pharma aided by government accomplices, laugh all the way to the bank over the ruined, destroyed lives of millions. They are guilty of crimes against humanity.

    We should all be in the streets in huge protest demos.

    February 22nd, 2015 11:34 am Reply
  • Melissa Coffey

    I am confused by the doctor’s statement that we can pull back on shots and see if that prevents crib death “We have and it’s made no different.” What?? What study called for parents to pull back on the schedule and then monitored those numbers for more or less crib death? Does anyone know? Because that completely reeked of b/s.

    February 22nd, 2015 9:24 am Reply
  • Sara

    Hi Sarah,
    Firstly thank you for your wonderful blog. I love reading it. We are anti vaccines and the community we live in is VERY pro. It’s so sad. 2 Babies just died from SIDS at 8 weeks old. My sister asked an aunt of one of these babies what vaccines she just had and she answered: “Oh don’t worry she was very up to date on her vaccines”. Like in other words she was saying it’s a good thing the she was vaccinated and it’s not from her not having vaccines. I mean 8 WEEKS old.
    I try to fight but i feel like it’s a lost battle. My nieces and nephews are thank goodness not vaccinated. My niece was born at home. and my sisters keep telling me to try to stop convincing people. We should just focus on keeping our families healthy. It makes me so sick and i tried to fight but you are just looked at like the big bad guy. So thanks for having your wonderful blog where i can read and learn more. and thanks for the encouragement. I myself am 23 years old and suffered from vaccines. terrible yeast and slight hearing loss etc. thank goodness nothing worse.
    Thanks for speaking out!!! your’e amazing!

    February 21st, 2015 9:05 pm Reply
  • Karen

    To Nikki who was giving Jessica a hard time for recounting the story of vaccines being pushed on her premature child (at actual age rather than adjusted age): The same thing happened to my granddaughter. She was born at 27 weeks, weighing 2 lbs. Such care was taken from the moment she was placed in the NICU to keep germs and disease away from her. If the edge of a blanket grazed the ground, it was swept away faster than you could imagine. Hands were constantly scrubbed and sanitized. When my granddaughter reached the actual age of 2 months (meaning she was 35 weeks gestation and should not have been outside the womb yet), the nurses asked to fully vaccinate her with her 2 month shots. She weighed a little over 3 lbs. I was with my daughter the day the nurse approached regarding the shots. I could not believe that after all the care that was taken to KEEP germs away from this fragile soul, they wanted to inject these germs directly into her little body. I asked her why they did not wait until her adjusted age, and she told me they like to give the shots in the hospital in case there is a bad reaction!!!!! This means they know there is a potential for bad reactions. They were willing to roll the dice with my granddaughter’s life. We politely declined the shots. She remained in the hospital for over 76 days. I doubt her stay would have been shorter had she had the shots.

    My granddaughter is currently 2 years old, not vaccinated and has had ONE cold in two years. No ear infections, allergies, stomach bugs, skin problems, no strep or bronchitis. She is in the 98 percentile in her height and weight. She is a true testament to the power of the human body to heal itself. We were told she would have chronic lung disease, but that healed itself by the time she was 6 months. We are forever grateful to the NICU for their initial care, but we recognize that doctors and nurses are human beings, along with the rest of us, and can/should be questioned when necessary.

    February 21st, 2015 6:57 pm Reply
    • Kaleah Riordan

      Thank you for sharing! I also have 3 young children who are not vaccinated and almost NEVER sick and have zero allergies or other health issues. The have never had ear infections, never had the flu. Their first colds come when they are well over a year old and is mild and they recover quickly. One of my daughters had a fever once or twice. This is just amazing to me when I look around at all the sick children. I am not saying mine will not get sick but so far they have been amazingly healthy! We also eat mostly nourishing foods but are not super strict about it.

      February 23rd, 2015 3:13 pm Reply
  • Jeff Estes

    The doctors pushed for a vitamin k shot for clotting, erythromycin for his eyes, hepatitis b vaccine and circumcision recently at the hospital. They are sick. We refused all. They kept asking to have these procedures done and we kept refusing. Then they say we need to read articles on the CDC website. I told them that material is all written by big pharm. My 2 year old daughter is healthy and never been vaccinated, thank God. Our 10 day old boy will never be vaccinated. Don’t let these brain washed doctors sway your decisions. Follow the money.

    March 26th, 2014 8:25 pm Reply
  • Jill C

    Furthermore – SIDS is not a diagnosis. It is an admission that you don’t know the cause of a death. The problem with this is that we are treating it as though it were a cause. But, once a cause of death is determined, it is no longer SIDS.

    April 28th, 2013 9:28 pm Reply
  • Jill C

    They say there is “no proof”, but they paid out.

    April 28th, 2013 9:12 pm Reply
  • Heather

    By the way, the article doesn’t say anything at all about little Vance having been left alone all night. He could easily have been taking a nap in a crib in the parents’ room during the day. I nap my babies in a baby hammock in the living room during the day (till they outgrow it at about 6 months), so they are where it is easy to check on them frequently, but lots of other parents swallow the propaganda that babies should sleep in another room. We co-sleep till about the age of two. And the American Academy of Pediatrics are hardly the gods of infant sleep. They think co-sleeping is evil, despite the fact that almost all the research that supports their stance is paid for by those with a major conflict of interest, such as the crib manufacturing companies.

    December 30th, 2012 7:55 pm Reply
    • Evelyn

      Listen, on your high horse, Just because you “co-sleep”, use baby hammocks etc DOES NOT PREVENT YOU FROM SIDS! For the love of GOD!

      February 21st, 2015 7:06 pm Reply
  • me

    Why was a four month old sleeping with a teddy bear? The American Academy of Pediatrics says that babies shouldn’t be sleeping with anything due to suffocation hazards. No blankets, no crib bumpers, no animals.

    The huge majority of children getting vaccines are 100% fine and our society is safer because of it. Even *if* this baby died due to vaccines, it was a fluke accident and not a reason to endanger everyone else in the future. This method of death is highly unusual even with a vaccine reaction–blood coming out of the eyes? Sounds more like a brain injury due to shaking. I’m more likely to wonder why the parents had suffocation hazards in the crib and why no one was nearby or checking on the infant through the night. At four months, a child should be feeding regularly through the night and sleeping in the same room as his or her parents.

    December 29th, 2012 5:04 pm Reply
    • Heather

      This method of death is not at ALL unusual for a vaccine reaction! Vaccines have been documented to cause brain swelling, including that resulting in death. Fortunately, in this case, they system did not decide that the cause of death was “shaken baby syndrome”. There is more than one conscientious parent, whose baby died of a vaccine reaction, sitting in PRISON because the system chose to decide that child abuse was actually what had occurred, despite all evidence to the contrary.

      December 30th, 2012 5:29 pm Reply
    • Mommy2010

      Excuse me, this “100% fine” data coming from you? and you are a trusted source?And obviously an expert on non-existing vaccine side effects! Got you! So your expertise in this case suggest baby shaking syndrome! And of course, these irresponsible parents who used teddy bear AND A CRIB BUMPER!!! Oh no they didnt! Of course, according to you it would be anything and everything BUT a precious, life saving, 100% safe vaccines. Even though there were 2 other incidents with similar outcomes. Unfortunately, in this case vaccination failed 100%! And these poor parents had to face 100% chances of vaccine injury. ANd no, crib bumper didnt kill their baby, neither did a teddy bear.

      February 21st, 2015 4:44 pm Reply
    • Angie

      I agree, my father was a homicide detective and in all his years he said he cleared maybe a handful of cases as actual SIDS. There is always more to the story. While I did vaccinate my child {because I didn’t want her to die of polio or measels back in 2012} I did the Dr. Sears delayed schedule. I told my pediatrician he either could do the schedule or I would not vaccinate at all. Now my daughter is a happy healthy child who excels at home schooling and at socialization. And I’m sorry what crazy mother allows her 4 month old baby that many vaccines? Instead of being no vaccine now she should have done her research. Ask the author of Matilda if he would have given his daughter the vaccine that she died from not having if it were available then. People serious need to calm down. Not all corporations are evil. If you watch a baby die of whooping cough because they weren’t vaccinated you’ll change your mind.

      February 23rd, 2015 11:59 am Reply
      • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        All three of my kids had whooping cough … my youngest WAS a baby at the time. I would NEVER vaccinate for this illness. In the 8 years since, they’ve NEVER had a check infection. Whooping cough has huge benefits to the immune system which it is foolish to circumvent with a needle full of toxins which much of the time, doesn’t even work to protect them anyway. People are afraid of what isn’t to be feared.

        February 23rd, 2015 1:22 pm Reply
  • Kristen

    We lost my gr.niece the day after she had her 6mo check-up and shots. It has been 1 year and in a few days 1more month. My niece had to badger them just to get answers and to get the autopsy report. Of course they had already made up their minds about SIDS even before the report was finished. I have read alot on this and it seems other countries do not vacinate as much as we do and the infant mortality rate in their country is much lower. I wish we had some answers and no one else had to live this horrible death.

    September 13th, 2012 10:01 pm Reply
  • DePaw

    Vaccianted children are several fold more likely to get diseases such as allergies, asthma, hyperactivity, epilepsy, etc:

    August 5th, 2012 6:04 am Reply
    • Roberto

      DePaw you are so correct and here is one of the reasons why. Here is a list of ingredients that have been injected directly into the blood of babies, children and adults by passing the safety systems of the body. Keep in mind that this illustration is based on One Shot of each vaccine. By the time the child is six years old the child will receive 39 shots with 140 vaccines. So what you are reading here may have been injected 140 times. Do you think your DNA will ever be the same? Just 2 months ago they announced that the chick embryo will be replaced by Dog cell. Go ahead and google it.

      Keep in mind that they have never done studies of the cummunlative effects of all vaccine ingredients and they keep on adding more. Bottom line you can kiss good by to your childs heritage DNA.
      You will notice that some of the ingredients are listed multiple times because they are being injected over and over again with each shot that has multiple vaccines.
      Toxic Vaccine Ingredients: Varicella virus/ human diploid lung cells, Embryonic Guinea pig cell cultures, Beef heart infusion/ fetal bovine serum, Ammonium Sulfate, Glutamate, Neomycin, Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids, & Acellular pertussis endotoxin, beef heart infusion/fetal bovine serum, aluminum, formaldehyde, Thimerosal (mercury derivative), phenol/phenoxyethanol, polysorbate 80 (Tween 80), dry natural latex rubber, Hepatitis B virus gene / yeast protein, Aluminum, Formaldehyde, Thimerosal (mercury derivative), Diphtheria Toxoid, Tetanus Toxoid, Haemophilus influenza type b antigen, Neisseria meningitides serogroup B, Ammonia Sulfate, Aluminum, Thimerosal (Mercury derivative), Dry natural latex rubber, Hepatitis B virus gene / yeast protein, Haemophilus influenza type b antigen, Neisseria meningitides serogroup B, Aluminum, Formaldehyde, Mumps virus / chick embryo culture, Rubella virus / human diploid lung cells, Beef heart infusion / fetal bovine serum, Human albumin, Sorbitol/sucrose, Glutamate, Neomycin, Diphtheria toxoid, Streptococcus pneumonia/ soy peptone broth/ yeast, Ammonium Sulfate, Glutamate, Neomycin, Polio virus/ monkey kidney cell, beef heart infusion/fetal bovine serum, formaldehyde, phenol/phenoxyethanol, dry natural latex rubber, neomycin

      Tell me now that you have looked at this list of ingredients, can you you see a connection with ADD, ADHD, Diabetes,
      Here are the listed adverse reactions of the HepB vaccine given to babies just hours after they are born:
      Adverse Reactions of Hep B:
      Anaphylaxis hypersensitivity, Insomnia, Lymphadenopathy, Seizures, infantile spasms, Gillian- Barre Syndrome / Bell’s Palsy, Transverse myelitis, Multiple sclerosis, Arthritis / Arthralgia, Thrombocytopenia, S-J S, Erythema Multiform, Urticaria, Systemic Lupus erthematosus (SLE), Elevation of liver enzymes, Optic neuritis, Otitis Media (ear infection), Renal failure, Encephalitis, Eczema * NOTE: SIDS or Deaths reported to VEARS

      So you pro-vaccine people go ahead and be my guest and give up your children to this perfec system of disease prevention method called vaccines.

      August 20th, 2012 4:15 am Reply
      • DePaw

        Even disregarding all the nasty chemicals in the vaccines, the vaccine itself doesn’t create a natural immune response. The immune system becomes faulty and attacks the body creating these horrible diseases.

        Oh and I read the other day that in Africa and other third world countries, vaccine people tell mothers not to breast feed around the time of the vaccine (if they breast feeding at all, mind you) so that the children will get the vaccine antibodies not the natural antibodies through the breast milk, claiming their ones are better. This should be considered a crime! How on Earth can theirs be better to what the mother provides?!?!

        August 20th, 2012 7:12 am Reply
  • Lacie

    I must say I am completely appalled by some of these commenters. Calling names, throwing low blows for no reason at all, and wishing ill to befall innocent children? Really? Can everyone grow up please?

    August 4th, 2012 1:24 pm Reply
  • Amy

    I am really glad that all of you mothers (aka SAHMs) are choosing not to vaccinate your children. I really am glad! I am relieved actually, because when all of your offspring die of polio you’ll leave the intelligent population to contribute to society. Good riddance!!

    August 2nd, 2012 11:04 pm Reply
    • Blue

      You do realize every study done on the subject shows that more educated parents are LESS likely to vax, right? With new studies every month showing how dangerous vaxes are, as well as how much lying & manipulation of data is done by pharma & the FDA, it’s really stunning how many people still buy the party lline. Or do you think it’s just drugs that pharma is lying about?

      Even before all the new information, manufacturers had to admit vaccines were never tested for whether they cause cancer, mutations or fertility issues; it’s listed on the package insert of every vaccine. I’m not sure how anyone can claim vaccines are safe with a straight face knowing how little testing is done on them.

      August 3rd, 2012 12:27 am Reply
      • MarkL

        The FDA requires all drugs to list on that insert any condition that is reported after the vaccination. If a child is later diagnosed with Autism or an adult is diagnosed with cancer then it is added to the insert. Because of the many environmental causes of diseases they can’t really determine exactly when or how it started. The greatest danger is for a parent to inform the doctor if their child has an egg allergy. At the age that kids are receiving their vaccinations, it’s best for them to request a vaccine that has no egg protein in the formula.

        February 22nd, 2015 6:09 pm Reply
    • Lacie

      Wow. The intelligent population is usually aware that 96% of Polio cases (according to the CDC) have zero symptoms, 4% of cases have complications, and 10% of that 4% of cases that are paralytic end in death. Chances of my healthy child dying of Polio? Very small. Especially seeing as we don’t even VACCINATE for Polio in this country for the most part anymore so unvaccinated children are not at any higher risk anyway. Before contriubuting to society with hate, ignorance, and egotistical intolerance, try reading a book first. I don’t see any anti-vax parents saying, “Well I hope your kid dies from a horrible adverse vaccine reaction!” Why? Because it’s low, cruel and immature. Seriously. Grow up.

      August 4th, 2012 1:05 pm Reply
    • Jill C

      Amy, if intelligence creates the hardness of heart you have just displayed, I’d much rather be stupid. Fortunately, I know that it does not.
      Are you aware that most cases of polio these days are caused by the polio vaccine? And that many more aren’t called polio, they just occur only in people who have had the polio vaccine, and have the exact same symptoms as polio.
      I guess if you can’t admit that your vaccine causes the very problem it is intended to solve, you can always translate the symptoms into Latin and fool even intelligent people like yourself into believing it, and paying for the privilege.

      April 28th, 2013 9:58 pm Reply
  • Amy Benkard

    Immunizing individual children not only protects them but also helps to protect the health of communities at large, especially those people who cannot be immunized (for example, children with leukemia).

    The natural antibodies in breast-milk only provide temporary passive immunity with lasts less than one year; they also do not stimulate an infants system to produce its own antibodies. Vaccines protect children by preparing their bodies to fight many potentially deadly diseases which still exist. Why wouldn’t you want to give your child the best start to life by protecting them?

    If an unvaccinated child is exposed to a disease germ, the child’s body is not usually strong enough to fight the disease, or worse yet pass it onto other children. Before vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent (i.e. measles, and polio). Those same germs exist today, but because babies are now protected by vaccines, we do not see these diseases nearly as often. If your child was to fall deathly ill from one of the aforementioned diseases (because you decided not to vaccinate them) where would you your baby? To your naturopath? Or to a hospital staffed with doctors and nurses trained to save your babies life and care for your needs? There is an art, logic and a hell of a lot of research that goes into all the science of western medicine. You shouldn’t be so quick to turn up your nose at vaccines…

    August 2nd, 2012 10:38 pm Reply
    • Fran

      You seem to be saying that without vaccines, a child can’t fight any disease for which there is a vaccine available. Can you cite your source(s), studies, raw data? This makes no sense since there are children who have survived diseases (including ones for which there are no vaccine available.)
      Perhaps you are purposely being ironic? Measles and polio (until recently and still true in some places) are both vaccines that contain a live virus. When my baby developed measeles after a vaccination, I stayed home for ten days while she slept and recovered from being too weak to sit up and from the high fever. I didn’t want to expose anyone else to the vaccine-induced illness, she was contagious. Same with the chicken pox, when our household came down with it after being exposed to fully vaccinated kids. Vaccinating is no guarantee against a disease.

      August 3rd, 2012 3:15 am Reply
  • Jessica

    I have a 17 month old son who was born six weeks premature (due to my health issues, not his). He’s never been vaccinated and, even despite the early birth and c-section delivery, has enjoyed tremendously good health all his life. He rarely catches a cold or flu, even when exposed to other people/kids who are sick. Usually with preemies, the medical profession will go by their adjusted age as far as development is concerned and not their actual age. (The adjusted age is the age that they would be if they had been born when they should have been.) But I was shocked to find out that the vaccination schedule goes by their actual age. The nurse was trying to convince me to vaccinate him at two months ACTUAL age. At that time he still weighed less than six pounds and his adjusted age would have been two weeks!!! I said “no” flat out. (Actually, I already knew that I didn’t want to have him vaccinated at all so this wasn’t a very hard decision for me!) But I just can’t imagine why anyone thinks it’s a good idea to inject someone that tiny with a ton of pathogens, not to mention the mercury and other toxic chemicals that the pathogens are suspended in.

    Some parents decide to delay the vaccination schedule until after 2 years. While waiting until 2 years is better than not waiting, it still isn’t a guarantee that your child won’t have a negative reaction to the vaccine. My brother had a very bad reaction to his Grade eight vaccines, he went from being perfectly healthy to not being able to move off the couch. He literally would go from his bed to the couch and then back to bed. He had what he described as “brain fog”, which sounds like an almost autistic state – he would just stare off into space all day and it took all the concentration he could muster just to answer simple “yes” or “no” questions. Holding a casual conversation with him was completely out of the question. (In fact, several years later we read an article about a severely autistic boy whose mother taught him to write. This boy had written about his austicism, describing it as “feeling like my inner and outer worlds are disconnected.” My brother said “That’s exactly what my brain fog feels like.”) After extensive testing, the doctors labelled him with “chronic fatigue”, which basically is just code for “You’re very very tired and we don’t know why”! He was like that for several years, and only very gradually got better. He still has his “foggy” days, and this is 10 years later!

    July 29th, 2012 3:51 pm Reply
    • Nikki

      Oh Jessica! You did not attend medical school and your comment hints that you are barely literate so it’s probably best if you do not try to school anyone in definitions. In newborn infants routine immunizations are not started until two months of age, UNLESS the infant is considered high risk. If your infant was high risk and a medical professional was still pushing for immunizations then i suggest you contact the the American College of Physicians to ensure that MD’s license was still valid. Do you have an education Jessica? Or, are you one of those women who sits at home, gets pregnant, fatter, dumber and just blogs to be relevant? I question whether you’ve had any formal education because you wrote this: ” But I just can’t imagine why anyone thinks it’s a good idea to inject someone that tiny with a ton of pathogens, not to mention the mercury and other toxic chemicals that the pathogens are suspended in.”

      Firstly, vaccines do not contain “a ton of pathogens”. Some vaccines are attenuated. This means that they are created by reducing the virulence of a pathogen,disease germ that is weakened or killed. IT DOES NOT mean that it contains the live germs or diseases to make you sick. I repeat vaccines do NOT contain the type of germ that makes you sick. In fact, there are a lot of vaccines that do not contain any germs.

      Vaccines create immunity that protects you and your child from an infection without causing the suffering of the disease itself.

      Listen Jessica, the medical profession does take into account whether certain vaccinations are appropriate for infants after evaluating their specific condition. I don’t know what crackpot “health care facility” you go to. Did you find it in a career-less, mommy blogging circle?

      August 2nd, 2012 10:56 pm Reply
      • Lacie

        Oh Nikki! Do you find it polite to go around judging others parenting and life decisions, personal experiences, and career choices, or does putting others down just make you feel better about yourself? I mean seriously…”Do you have an education Jessica? Or, are you one of those women who sits at home, gets pregnant, fatter, dumber and just blogs to be relevant?”
        Tell me, what grown woman says such things to another grown woman, completely unprompted? I can think of a dozen nicer ways you could have explained to her about pathogens and “germs”. I’m sorry if having babies, devoting yourself to THEM instead of a “career” offends you, but some women can find satisfaction in being nice to others. Ever heard of if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all? Do her life decisions affect you directly? (No, they don’t, don’t pull the herd immunity card, because some people can be unvaxed and part of the “herd” because of this thing called “natural” immunity. It works too, no boosters required.) People call anti-vax mommas the nuts, but a lot of hate sure does come from “the other side”…

        August 4th, 2012 1:23 pm Reply
      • Roberto

        Nikki – No. No. you have it all wrong. The medical profession does NOT take into account whether certain vaccines are appropriate for infants. All infants that are born healthy will get vaccinated with the HepB vaccine hours and some times just minutes after they are born.

        To make matters worst the HepB vaccine has been validate to cause diabetes. Dr. J. Barthelow Classen, former researcher at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, states that juvenile diabetes increased 60% following a massive Hep B vaccination campaign for babies six weeks or older in New Zealand from 1988 to 1991.

        Also the pertussis vaccine in particular is known to cause diabetes in mice, and medical literature as early as 1949 reported that some children injected with the pertussis vaccine had reduced blood glucose levels.

        All vaccines contain viruses and pathogens (dead or alive) a virus is still a virus because the frequency is still active. The one vaccine that is extremely dangerous is the HepB given to baby hours (sometimes minutes) after they are born.
        Ingredients Hep-B from Package insert:
        Hepatitis B virus gene / yeast protein, Aluminum, Formaldehyde, Thimerosal (mercury derivative)
        Adverse Reactions of Hep B:
        Anaphylaxis hypersensitivity, Insomnia, Lymphadenopathy, Seizures/infantile spasms, Gillian- Barre Syndrome / Bell’s Palsy, Transverse myelitis, Multiple sclerosis, Arthritis / Arthralgia, Thrombocytopenia, S-J S, Erythema Multiform, Urticaria, Systemic Lupus erthematosus (SLE), Elevation of liver enzymes, Optic neuritis, Otitis Media (ear infection), Renal failure, Encephalitis, Eczema.
        You can be my guest and continue taking your annual flu shot and letting your family members do the same. Be blessed in all that you do.

        August 20th, 2012 3:15 am Reply
      • mommy2010

        ha ha ha, oh Nikki! You are so smart, aren’t you! Going to school! Really? Good girl! Well, guess what! We already went to school, did our successful careers and now enjoying staying at home, getting pregnant, raising our babies and living a dream life. JEALOUS! No one wants to hear your expertise on vaccination, but i am proud you took 30 minutes class on it!

        February 21st, 2015 5:01 pm Reply
    • Sarah

      Jessica. — yes, this happened to us too. My baby was born at 30 weeks (weighing only 3 pounds) and within hours they were asking me to sign a vax form for her first shot of Hep B. I asked them whether the dosage was adjusted for her weight, the answer was no. I politely refused the shot.

      Only later did I learn from reading the package insert for Engerix-B (hep b vaccine) that “Hepatitis B vaccine should be deferred for infants weighing <2,000 g if the mother is documented to be HBsAg negative at the time of the infant’s birth. Vaccination can commence at chronological age 1 month or hospital discharge."

      Also, in the same package insert, "Apnea following intramuscular vaccination has been observed in some infants born prematurely. Decisions about when to administer an intramuscular vaccine, including ENGERIX-B, to infants born prematurely should be based on consideration of the infant’s medical status, and the potential benefits and possible risks of vaccination." My daughter never had issues with apnea or bradycardia, but the babies around us were often alarming with apnea and bradys —- and we were in the "strong and healthy preemies" section of the NICU. Now I know apnea is common to preemies and has to do with lung development etc; but what if, what if the doctors followed the manufactures own advice about delaying vaccination? Would apnea be less common?

      February 22nd, 2015 12:51 am Reply
  • Caryn

    Please read the book Vaccine Illusion, you can find it on amazon. It’s a book written my an Immunoligist who was very pro vaccine and after much research about immunity and how it works coupled with the shady practices if Pharma companies in conjunction with scientists (she talks about the basically fudging studies and findings to yield the results they need to get FDA approved) she was compelled to write this very this book. Of course you won’t hear about this material in the mainstream but it is def worth the read.

    July 21st, 2012 8:58 pm Reply
    • Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen

      Thank you so much for this recommendation! I have been looking for an immunobiologist to come out and explain the whole immunity issue in terms that the rest of us can understand for years – can you believe it has taken this long to find one?

      Hopefully I can get my doctor to read it too, since pediatricians are NOT educated on immunobiology like an immunobiologist is.

      July 22nd, 2012 12:07 am Reply
    • Suzie

      Awesome book. very infighting! Must read book!

      February 23rd, 2015 10:03 am Reply
  • Naturallysta

    Really so sad – my heart goes out to Vance’s parents. If only the medical establishment would start taking notice – this has gone on for far too long.

    July 19th, 2012 5:33 pm Reply
  • Making Mama’s Milk & More via Facebook

    19 at ONE TIME?!?!? Holy moly~!

    July 17th, 2012 5:45 am Reply
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  • gretchen mckinney

    Heartbreaking…so sorry to hear these mom’s losses. I wonder how many of the babies that received these in 2007 now have autistic children?

    July 15th, 2012 8:52 am Reply
  • Lorena Graham Peek via Facebook

    AWFUL. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    July 14th, 2012 5:53 am Reply
  • Louise Vernon, RN

    This tragedy happened to a dear friend’s grandson 2 years ago. He was also 4 months old and died within days of having his vaccines. Nothing will ever convince me that injecting all those pathogens, chemicals, toxins, foreign DNA, etc. into little developing bodies is safe.

    July 13th, 2012 7:02 pm Reply
  • Joe

    Mercks own Scientists Sue Merck: Allege Fraud for MMR Vaccine.

    It appears they were allegedly committing fraud,that reminds me. Just this week ago GSK
    paid 3 Billion Dollars the largest fine in US history to settle criminal fraud. Where is the jail time?

    Where’s the incentive to do better? if there is no real punishment for criminal fraud they the Pharma vaccine makers look at this as the cost of doing business when caught committing criminal fraud.

    Not bad make 10 Billion, and payback 3 that is if you are caught, hey it’s a win win
    The American and children of the world suffer, for Billionaires profits.

    July 13th, 2012 6:23 pm Reply
  • Joe


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  • Joe

    Chicken vaccines combine to create deadly virus

    They have no clue, what so ever! of what they are doing It is so hard to see the damage they caused through $$$$ signs in their eyes.

    One of the newest studies by someone with no bias,just researchers having a need to find
    scientific truth.

    Chicken vaccines combine to create deadly virus

    Australian scientists have found that two different vaccines used to control an infectious disease in chickens can recombine to create new lethal virus strains.

    The research, to be published today in the journal Science, has prompted authorities to review vaccine use in animals.

    But the scientists, from the University of Melbourne, say the findings are not only important for vaccines in chickens, but also for any vaccine which might be able to multiply – including those used in humans.…545318.htm

    Insanity!!!!!!!!! gone to seed, with a mix of Pride Arrogance and Greed.

    God created natural immunity,man says I can do better and now we have 1 in 5 with a neurological learning disorder 1 in 28 boys in NJ having some form of Autism. Bipolar
    comes out of now where, in a nut shell our once very healthy American kids needing
    almost no health care is sicker than any time in American history.

    July 13th, 2012 5:28 pm Reply
  • Martha

    Is there anything I can do to help negate the effects of vaccines for my foster children, such as probiotics? I feel responsible for them since they are in my care, yet because they are in state custody, I have no say in this matter. I’m feeding them real food to help boost their immune system, yet my efforts seem to be for naught with antibiotics and vaccines at every corner. Any suggestions for detoxing little ones?

    July 13th, 2012 4:26 pm Reply
    • Jennifer smith

      My dr and chiro reccommend thuja. Google it. I don’t know enough to offer more on it though.

      July 13th, 2012 7:07 pm Reply
    • Dana

      If it were me I’d do like you with the real food diet and, yes, add probiotic on top of that. If they really hate fermented foods then I’d go with the probiotic supplement recommended by the inventor of the GAPS diet. If they’ve got good gut health and good nutrition then that can go a long way to helping. Especially when I keep reading that a lot of the kids with reactions to vaccines had bad gut flora, and that autism is often related to prenatal nutrition.

      July 15th, 2012 8:22 pm Reply
    • Watchmom3

      Martha, I read some info on detoxing after vaccines…think it was on Natural News website..anyway, there are things to help. Seek out a naturopath or homeopath. God bless.

      July 17th, 2012 12:48 am Reply
  • Joe

    It appears vaccines KILL little American girls according to a study in the BMJ journal SIDS ? the article did not say.

    BMJ Study Documents that DTP Vaccine Kills
    By sal on July 11, 2012 2:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
    Gaia Health
    July 10, 2012
    by admin in Featured, Science, Vaccines

    Where are the studies to demonstrate the safety of vaccines? Apparently, they’re in the imaginations of the vaccine profiteers. This study, along with ones preceding it, clearly document that the DTP vaccine kills baby girls.

    by Heidi Stevenson

    The DTP vaccine has clearly been documented as a killer in a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ)(1). It even demonstrated that well nourished girl babies given DPT jabs die at a greater rate than poorly nourished girls who don’t receive it. The Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis vaccine is a killer.

    The authors used several statistical techniques that tend to obscure the results. They were reported as relative rates of death, which is a measure of the relationship between the odds of one result against another. Nonetheless, there was no way to avoid the truth, as they concluded:

    Surprisingly, even though the children with the best nutritional status were vaccinated early, early DTP vaccination was associated with increased mortality for girls.

    The vaccinated baby girls are dying at a rate more than 3 times greater than would have happened without the vaccine.

    July 13th, 2012 2:07 pm Reply
  • Celina Davis via Facebook

    Scary…. Unreal

    July 13th, 2012 1:06 pm Reply
  • Joe

    I would love for Dr. Oz to be put on the spot, and asked If 30 ppb of arsenic in apple juice
    is extremely dangerous according to you and Dr Besser from ABC. What is 1000,s of ppb
    of the Mercury based preservative used in children’s vaccines that is a greater toxin & was given in the Hep-B on day one of a child’s life and then repeated every few months?

    And for no! reason because 99.99999% percent of pregnant women don’t have it [ Hep-B ]
    it’s only means of infecting a newborn other than the mom having it is if the baby is having
    un-protected sex or or scoring drugs vaccineal on a dark corner. I have not seen that lately,have you? This is what they the wrote to a Dr. who was asking why the Hep-B at birth? Their answer, we are conditioning parents by getting them used to vaccinating their kids.

    What they did do, is set up the perfect storm for neurological damage in the kids. Because
    on the MSDS sheet of Thimerosal Mercury based preservative used in almost all children’s
    vaccines ( except MMR ) it states that if you are exposed to Thimerosal any future further exposures to Mercury may cause Mercury poisoning. It also states, on the MSDS sheet that Thimerosal is accumulative in the body, and it targets the organs of the body ( here’s where we learn what happened to a generation of American children’s brains )

    [ in particular the brain and the lining around the brain ] Also on the MSDS is that pregnant women are never supposed to be exposed to Thimerosal for it can cross the placenta and go into the baby and cause mild to severe mental retardation.

    An NIH study on baby primates by Dr. Burbacher revealed that Thimerosal crosses the Blood Brain Barrier easier than does the fish mercury. That’s his own personal words,
    so why tell a pregnant woman do not eat certain fish that contain Mercury but do go down and get two flu shots that each contain 1000’s of ppb of a Mercury that according to their own studies at the NIH revealed has the ability to cross the BBB easier than does the fish mercury???????? Insanity gone to seed, mixed with Pride Arrogance and Greed has led us
    to where we are today.

    1 in 5 children in the US has a Neurological learning disability, Coincidentally 1 in 6 women
    of child bearing age has a Mercury body burden.

    1 in 88 children is on the Autism spectrum, 1 in 58 being boys those numbers the CDC just released are a decade old. They run a decade in the hole, in Calculating the Autism in the US.

    It’s just coincidence I am sure, but NJ the home of Pharma that boasts the highest in compliance in vaccinating for children s vaccines and flu shots the numbers are 1 in
    58 children 1 in 28 boys Diagnosed for Autism.

    At 3.2 to 5 million each for a life long care I would say that’s an economic train wreck
    coming to NJ soon.

    Being this stupid and corrupt, you can’t get a handle on health care. Now or ever!

    July 13th, 2012 1:00 pm Reply
  • Kim Billings Wooten via Facebook

    This is so evil!!! I’m disgusted with all the ‘officials’ covering up vaccine-induced disabilities and deaths. Leading more of our precious lambs to the slaughter, all in the name of the almighty dollar.

    July 13th, 2012 10:27 am Reply
  • Patricia McKay via Facebook

    Who on earth is so stupid as to give 19 vaccines at once to anyone!

    July 13th, 2012 10:18 am Reply
    • Mommy2010

      those who we blindly trust – medical professionals – DOCTORS!

      February 21st, 2015 5:17 pm Reply
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    July 13th, 2012 9:37 am Reply
  • Elizabeth Leitch-Devlin via Facebook

    Monika, sadly the mercury-free vaccines have aluminium in them instead which is just as bad if not worse.

    July 13th, 2012 6:18 am Reply
  • Monika Morton via Facebook

    I’ve also heard you can ask for vaccines that don’t have Mercury in it.

    July 13th, 2012 3:45 am Reply
    • Joe

      Yeah, no mercury just Aluminum found to cause neurological damage. And lets not forget about Polysorbate 80 & formaldehyde and Vaccineal MSG very!!!!! Dangerous.

      The current vaccine program, is more dangerous than the Viruses and child hood
      diseases. By far!

      July 13th, 2012 1:25 pm Reply
  • Tammy Leanne Naylor via Facebook

    I’m just curious as to how this child received 19 vaccinations at once when CDC only recommends vaccinations for 16 diseases. Only 14 of those are recommended for children, and they never do them all at once, ever. Not to mention some of them aren’t even given until they reach a certain age anyway. Sounds like a made up story to perpetuate antivaxxer bullshittery.

    July 12th, 2012 11:50 pm Reply
    • angela


      July 13th, 2012 12:13 pm Reply
    • Johman

      The article above lists ALL the pathogens he was injected with and given orally. Why not drive to Idaho and tell the mother to her face that this is a made up story and that the compensation from the vaccine injury fund was just because she has a pretty face?

      July 13th, 2012 1:53 pm Reply
    • IC

      If you read the original newspaper article, it says the family was planning a trip to Mexico, which I assume is the reason for the many combo shots in one visit.

      July 13th, 2012 2:03 pm Reply
  • Tina Lov Ing via Facebook

    I know I’ll take crap for this but why the f*ck would anyone allow their baby to be given 19 vaccines at one time? I would have made any and every excuse in the book to leave and not have my baby loaded up with that many vaccines. If you can’t protect your baby, maybe you shouldn’t be having babies.

    July 12th, 2012 11:42 pm Reply
  • Not Stupid

    This article has to be one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read anywhere. If vaccines causes SIDS how come SIDS predates vaccines by thousands of years? If vaccines cause SIDS how come SIDS rates have fallen as the number of vaccines on the schedule has risen? If vaccines are so bad why has the number of dead children dropped drastically in the last two hundred years? We’re not that much cleaner than the ancient Romans who had indoor plumbing.

    Take five seconds and think about you’re actually advocating here. Or better yet, shut up, stop cheering on bad diseases and go vaccinate your kids.

    July 12th, 2012 11:38 pm Reply
    • angela

      agreed 100%!

      July 13th, 2012 12:14 pm Reply
    • Joe

      It is said Rome burned and Nero fiddled because of lead poisoning from the lead
      ( plumbing ) as you put it.

      They all went mad as a hatter, like our kids today with severe Autism.

      History, repeats it’s dirty little self.

      Do your own research before you open you mouth about something you know
      nothing about.

      July 13th, 2012 1:13 pm Reply
    • Jennifer smith

      Sorry, you may not be stupid, but you aren’t reading the article correctly, that’s for sure. The point is that it obviously was NOT SIDS. Those symptoms indicated a real issue. SIDS is given as a reason when they don’t know what happened and/or can find no real reason for the death.

      July 13th, 2012 7:12 pm Reply
    • Watchmom3

      Dear Not Stupid, I am sad for you. You need to do your own research and there will be tons of good info to help direct you. Your argument has no merit; I could have appreciated your opinion until the last line…which is quite telling…maybe you work for Monsanto, maybe not…but, you don’t show compassion or respect by TELLING people that we have no right to our opinion; only you have all knowledge and wisdom on this subject…I thought maybe you wanted to understand and really know the, I see that you don’t.

      July 17th, 2012 12:43 am Reply
    • jenn

      This what I call an “obey the system” A** Alert!!

      February 22nd, 2015 4:14 pm Reply
  • Genevieve Pazdan via Facebook

    So sad…

    July 12th, 2012 11:16 pm Reply
  • Sarah Warren

    I just got a card in the mail from Missouri’s vaccination division reminding me that “my baby needs to begin his shots by 2 months of age”. 1) it’s crazy how much info is shared 2) what about informed consent…the state of MO should not be pushing vaccinations. This should be a decision up to the parent. 3) there are 27 actual vaccinations (not even including how many are within each) that my child is “recommended” to have by age 2 on this card! 4) the state of MO and Hallmark are spending money pushing vaccines, I thought that the pharmaceutical industry did well enough on it’s own. I sent a message to Hallmark sharing my distaste for their involvement…would anyone else do the same? They say to go to and search “for america’s babies”.

    July 12th, 2012 11:02 pm Reply
  • Sarah Griffin via Facebook

    Is this true? Or just made up! What doctor in their right mind would do that? Never heard of such craziness! 19 vaccines! think for a 4 month old it’s only about 2 or 4, no wonder something terrible has happened!!

    July 12th, 2012 11:01 pm Reply
  • Barbara

    I know Shelley. I met her the year I moved to Idaho a year after her precious baby died. She is extremely smart and well-educated. And for those making comments implying that the she wasn’t because she allowed her son to be vaccinated, you don’t know what you are talking about.

    Idaho has a very strong anti-vaccine following and as such there is an enormous about of “information” (okay propaganda disguised as fact) pushed by the Panhandle Health Department. The newspaper, as well as the local tv stations, are frequently promoting the necessity of the vaccines (more so than I ever saw in an area where the majority of the population followed the doctor’s recommendations for vaccination) and warning of the threat that we pose to neighboring Washington and other communities because of the large number of unvaccinated children in Idaho.

    For those questioning whether it was a vaccine related death, Shelly and her husband (as well as a couple of other local families mentioned) did in fact receive payment from the vaccine injury fund. I don’t know if they received the maximum amount allowed of 250,000, but they did receive a settlement. It is EXTREMELY difficult to get a payout from the vaccine injury fund and they don’t pay a settlement unless the evidence is overwhelming that the death or injury was a result of the vaccine.

    Shelley still works at the local health food store and educates anyone who inquires about vaccines as to their dangers. She now has another precious, healthy child (that you can bet has not received any vaccines).

    July 12th, 2012 10:39 pm Reply
  • Monika Morton via Facebook

    Also be very aware of the cervical cancer vaccine they offer girls in year 7.

    July 12th, 2012 10:28 pm Reply
  • Monika Morton via Facebook

    WTF don’t they think it could have something to do with the amount of vaccine the child just have. Nobodys immune system could handle that amount of drugs without overdose. That’s disgusting.

    July 12th, 2012 10:27 pm Reply
  • Olivia Backstrom via Facebook

    Horrific :(

    July 12th, 2012 10:17 pm Reply
  • Caroline Meadows via Facebook

    That’s shocking.

    July 12th, 2012 7:56 pm Reply
  • Mark Felton via Facebook

    I’m against vaccination, but keep in mind correlation does not prove causation.

    July 12th, 2012 7:36 pm Reply
    • angela

      THANK YOU!!!!! While I am pro vax on a delay schedule, I CONSTANTLY see so many anti vaxxers that don’t understand this very important point. Nice to see someone who doesn’t vax that actually understands this!

      July 13th, 2012 12:13 pm Reply
      • Sarah Warren

        I agree. I’m anti-vax, but I don’t think they necessarily cause problems. I just see no proof that there is any benefit at all, and I would feel horrible if it did cause something on my children. Why should my children be injected with over a dozen vaccinations that at a minimum cause pain and a fever on the hope that it will keep them from getting an illness that causes discomfort and fever. Yes, there are rare cases that are sensationalized that cause death or at a minimum lots of problems, but there are definite rare cases of children having an allergic reaction to the vaccines. I’ll take the risk that my kids may come into contact with it than purposely inject them. I just wish all parents had at least that bit of information. Most don’t realize how many combos and chemicals are being injected, they just think it’s a dead strain of the virus, that’s what I used to think they were.

        July 13th, 2012 3:05 pm Reply
    • Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen

      Also keep in mind that no proof of harm is not proof of no harm.

      July 15th, 2012 1:36 am Reply
    • Jill C

      While correlation is not causation, it is certainly a reason to look at the facts, follow the money, examine your sources of information and use extreme caution. It is a reason to determine your essential beliefs.
      Mine are thus: Blood is sacred and should not be tainted. I believe that we are created to be excellent at developing immunities on our own, and while this is not a perfect process, I don’t see more perfection coming from an additional process. I view this in the same way I view formula. We (people and scientists) thought we could improve on God’s process. Turns out we were wrong.

      April 28th, 2013 9:50 pm Reply
  • Angels Whisper via Facebook

    This is too bad, and still they get away with it! And what about the people who give the vaccines, are they crazy or not. They inject the poor children with all that poison. Parents: you may say NO, even if they say you’re not allowed to refuse.

    July 12th, 2012 5:55 pm Reply
  • Bunny Shore via Facebook

    Horrific. I was upset when my baby got a bad eczema reaction to his 4 month and I only gave him 2 at a visit. It’s criminal to make vaccination necessary in schools. Great site

    July 12th, 2012 5:51 pm Reply
  • Charlene Connell

    I’m just thinking this mom is lucky in that they labeled the death SIDS. With the blood coming out of the baby all over the bed, she’s lucky she didn’t get blamed with shaken baby syndrome, which they use to blame parents when vaccines injure their kids. I know it isn’t safe to shake a baby, but I also know they have charged parents of vaccine injured kids with this horrible crime. Again, with all the blood present, I’m surprised they didn’t try and blame her.

    July 12th, 2012 5:26 pm Reply
  • Joan Wiersma via Facebook

    Jesus!! UNreal. Sid doesn’t do THAT!!! WTH???? Omg… that poor poor baby. If I had a small child today, that child would NOT get those shots!! We are an EXPERIMENT! Why don’t some realize that? Because they’ve been “brainwashed.” Poor baby. :'(

    July 12th, 2012 5:25 pm Reply
  • Fiona

    Wow, 19 different immunisations in one day? That’s insane… poor babies of today :(. My youngest is 10 and I just checked the vaccination schedule she had, and in each case she was given 5 at a time (that included the DTP vaccine, for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussus), oral polio vaccine and Hep B. My oldest son would have had one less because Hep B wasn’t done to babies at the time he was born (although I wish I had protested in the case of my youngest 2, as it seems so silly to immunise them so young against Hep B!).

    At the time I believed in vaccines as my education had led me to believe that they were generally effective in conferring immunity against diseases (although I did know that in some people the vaccination did not take). I do know I was nervous about the MMR vaccine given at 18 months as so many toddlers would have reactions to it, and often got fevers etc. afterwards (and this is one that many claim caused autism or behavioural changes in their child, and I have heard many personal accounts of this one).

    I do wish I’d had better access to information in those days so I could have made a more informed decision where I was educated about BOTH sides!

    July 12th, 2012 5:18 pm Reply
  • Renee N.

    Reading the other comments only angers me. Why would ANYBODY blame the victim here? (And yes, I realize her son was the victim, but so are the parents who lost their precious baby!) I remember very clearly several years ago not having ANY idea that I even needed to question what the government told me. Blame who is REALLY at fault! Maybe we should start with the public school systems amazing ability to brainwash the youth? I could go on and on about who is really at fault here, but it certainly is NOT the parents!!!

    July 12th, 2012 5:17 pm Reply
  • Renee N.

    WHOA. This happened in the city I live in. Of course, I didn’t move here until 2011, but still. SO close to what is now home. Absolutely horrifying, chilling, and heartbreaking.

    I have noticed several posters on the bulletin board at the Pilgrim’s Market (where the mother worked) that state the dangers of vaccines, and I used to get so happy when I saw them. Now I think I understand why they are posted there. I’m so heartbroken right now.

    Thank you for sharing this story.

    July 12th, 2012 5:07 pm Reply
  • Jan

    They will never admit that vaccines cause SIDS but they do. They won’t admit that they cause autism either or any of the other things that happen to our children when they are injected with aluminum, mercury and a host of chemicals and viruses. There has been NO study to evaluate the safety of vaccines done by an independent entity. The vaccines companies do their own safety testing. That’s like Big Tobacco testing cigarettes and saying they don’t cause cancer. Please read the package inserts for any vaccines you think you want your child to have. The doctor has to give these to you by law BEFORE you get the vaccine. Take it home and read it. And follow your gut…..

    Get educated.

    July 12th, 2012 5:03 pm Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    They just keep adding vaccinations to the vials .. so kids don’t necessarily get more “shots” but they are getting more and more immunizations as there are more vaccines contained within each and every shot.

    July 12th, 2012 4:55 pm Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    Just want to clarify that baby Vernon received 2 shots and one oral vaccination. These totaled 19 immunizations as there were 8 in one shot, 7 in the other, and 4 orally.

    July 12th, 2012 4:54 pm Reply
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  • Karina Iyerusalimets via Facebook

    Horrible!!!!! ;(

    July 12th, 2012 4:28 pm Reply
  • Joyce

    There is a wonderful documentary on vaccines called – The Greater Good. Shows all sides & points of view. Here’s a link to the trailer –

    July 12th, 2012 3:56 pm Reply
  • Mary Seeland via Facebook

    Shayne, sometimes they are trying to catch the child up on vaccines that they’ve missed. If you count a shot like MMR, there are 3 vaccines in one. DTaP is three. The PCV or pneumococcal vaccine is a combination too with diptheria and multiple strains of pneumococcus. For instance, Prevnar contains 7 serotypes of pneumococcus along with diptheria. That then is a vaccine for 8 things. There is a possibility of being vaccinated for 21 different pathogens if they gave a child all the shots to catch them up. There is no official warning from the CDC that I have heard of that it would be dangerous to do that. I could be wrong but I’ve not heard of it yet.

    July 12th, 2012 3:47 pm Reply
  • Rachael Martinez via Facebook

    :’o that is horrible! poor baby!

    July 12th, 2012 3:46 pm Reply
  • Mary Seeland via Facebook

    Ce, the docs tell you that it is ok and safe. They recommend that you get the shots for the well being of your child. You usually trust your doctor until something goes wrong. Then you start noticing the un-mainstream press. The mainstream press is pro vaccination. Dr Nancy Snyderman on NBC when talking about the H1N1 shot said “Just get the d-mn shot!”. Don’t forget that the pharma and the CDC are culpable for telling the docs and parents that this is all safe and wonderful.

    July 12th, 2012 3:29 pm Reply
  • Adrienne

    What the medical profession doesn’t understand about whooping cough is that the cough can be minimalized with high dosages of sodium ascorbate (powdered vit c). The sodium ascorbate neutralizes the toxin released by the bacteria that are stripping the lungs of the cillia needed to sweep mucus up and around and out. In hospitals, if they would look at the research, any child presenting with whooping cough would immediately be put on a high vit c dosage schedule to save them. Dr. Tennpenney has posted an article several times that explains the protocal which has been very successful in treating children with WC. Also, avoid the antibiotics which are routinely given because they cause the bacteria to die of all at once and then totally strip the lungs, multiplying the intensity of the cough and the damage to the lungs. Besides, by the time the child presents with the cough, they have already been contagious.

    July 12th, 2012 3:28 pm Reply
  • Brandon

    In context, even IF there was a demonstrable link between vaccination and SIDS, there is one such grave for every 10,000 graves of children who have died from a lack of vaccination- but because they are not white, or middle-class, or American and did not have a price put on their head this will be sensationalized. Take this back 100 years and offer parents a choice between a 1 in 10 mortality rate or 1 in 100,000 and I’ll guess which one the parents will take. We are so immune to being disease free that we are ungrateful for the mechanism that got us here.

    July 12th, 2012 3:24 pm Reply
    • lisa

      In context, it is unfair to group worldwide deaths “from lack of immunization”. There is a huge difference between when a healthy well fed child contracts a disease and when an unhealthy malnourished child contacts a disease. I would venture to say that a large portion of the children dying from what you would call “vaccine preventable disease” are from 3rd world countries whose problems are much bigger than just lack of vaccination. The real point is, that for many people in the middle of the road they are not completely against vaccination. What they are against is being force-fed the mantra “vaccines are safe & effective” when there is evidence to the contrary, not to mention no one has ever researched the effect of the multiple vaccines together, or the timeline, yet they have no problem stating this is what we should be injecting into our babies. I believe *certain* vaccinations have their place, but not in an infant, and not more than one at a time in an otherwise healthy child.

      July 12th, 2012 11:18 pm Reply
    • X

      How do you identify a child who died from a lack of vaccination?
      The first six babies who died in the CA epidemic were Latino, not white, not middle class as you say, and it was plenty sensationalized.

      July 13th, 2012 2:55 am Reply
  • Shayne Bernard via Facebook

    19 in 3 shots? I have never heard of that. The standard is usually 3 per shot at most. And that’s the MMR. I”m thinking there is some miscommunication here. I just looked up the schedule for vaccines for babies birth-15 months. And at 4 months there are only 4 immunizations on the schedule. Heck, there aren’t even 19 different vax to be given in that age bracket. They are all boosters from the 2 month series. And the worst one is at 6 months with 6 boosters in it. So what else did they inject into this child? My children are not vaxed but this story sounds a bit off. There just aren’t 19 things for kids to vaxed with. Even birth to 6 years only have 10 possible vaccinations. Does it say what vax this babe was given? Could this have been given adult doses instead? Again, there just aren’t 19 vaccines out there for kids.

    July 12th, 2012 3:24 pm Reply
    • Jennifer

      I thought that was a bit weird too, but this was back in 2007. I don’t remember what my babies got back then. This whole story breaks my heart, however, it was 5 years ago. A sceptic will read this and say “things ahve changed”.

      July 12th, 2012 10:08 pm Reply
    • Jennifer J

      I’d suggest you actually read the article, because the answers to all your questions are in it.

      July 13th, 2012 3:17 am Reply
  • Tammie Southerland via Facebook

    =( Lord expose the lies of the enemy and open the eyes of the blind! Have mercy and help your people who know the truth rise up with boldness!

    July 12th, 2012 3:13 pm Reply
  • Lana Nycole Snyders via Facebook

    or use a gas-impermeable crib mattress cover, or go organic :)

    July 12th, 2012 3:09 pm Reply
  • Courtney Rebovich via Facebook


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  • Ce Adams via Facebook

    I feel for the parents, but the only way these tragedies will be prevented is when parents start being parents and educate themselves. Many doctors (especially the new/young ones) are all brainwashed by big Pharma. Parents have to step up and do the research and make informed decisions. But then that would take time away from watching American Idol…… SIGH

    July 12th, 2012 3:03 pm Reply
    • Renee N.

      Wow… seriously?

      July 12th, 2012 5:13 pm Reply
  • Cathy Drew via Facebook

    Another one in a cluster of SIDS deaths where the deaths occurred right after the babies’ 4 month shots..19 pathogens injected in one “well check up”!

    July 12th, 2012 2:59 pm Reply
  • Sarah Tudor via Facebook

    Thanks Laura for the link!

    July 12th, 2012 2:56 pm Reply
  • Sarah Tudor via Facebook

    Very sad for this family and can tell this is not SIDS. But I also think parents need to be more educated and talk with your doctors. Our Pediatrician always sits down tells us what vaccines they are to get gives us paperwork on all them and gives us the option to either do all of them, a few or non at all and we can wait to do them until we are ready to have them. Love my doctors,
    So sorry for the people who can’t talk with doctors or have doctors who work with them not just for a job.

    July 12th, 2012 2:55 pm Reply
    • Brandon

      You can tell this is not SIDS? How? Did you do the autopsy?

      July 12th, 2012 3:30 pm Reply
      • D.

        @ Brandon: Why don’t you tell us everything you know about SIDS, Brandon? Did YOU do the autopsy?

        July 12th, 2012 8:39 pm Reply
  • Ce Adams via Facebook

    Will they never learn?

    July 12th, 2012 2:53 pm Reply
  • Stephanie Renee Peña via Facebook

    There is flame retardant in Ikea mattress. I wrote them and asked this question and they reply back and said that flame retardant is added to all their mattresses per state laws. And if it’s not a law in your state, they still add it.

    July 12th, 2012 2:36 pm Reply
  • Stephanie Renee Peña via Facebook

    My question is why would a doctor allow 15 vaccines in one day? I mean, if your gonna vaccinate okay fine your choice…but for a doctor to allow 15 in a day is just crazy to me! This doctor should be in trouble!

    July 12th, 2012 2:34 pm Reply
  • Karen Peterson Douglass via Facebook

    Awwww… :-(

    July 12th, 2012 2:13 pm Reply
  • Laura Borrillo Reynoso via Facebook

    In no way am I posting this to infer to fire your medical providers, I am the daughter and sister of amazing doctors, What I love about this article is the focus on nutrition, nutritional education and how incorporating healthy food can heal and help children thrive, a point often overlooked in today’s mainstream medicine, and a discussion of why that is so.

    July 12th, 2012 2:09 pm Reply
  • Earth Friendly Goodies via Facebook

    currently researching all this as well as we have a 2 month old… we skipped all the 2 month & newborn vaccines… I hate feeling guilty by Doctors but in some ways I’d rather the kid take their chances with the illness then to think it was my fault for giving them a toxic vaccine.

    July 12th, 2012 1:53 pm Reply
  • Sarasota Portrait Photography

    How incredibly sad :( As a parent, it is super important to know all that is going into your baby’s little body. Our pediatrician told me they were going to give four shots to my baby once and I said, “Oh no, you’re not.” Why do they need everything at once?? If you’re going to vaccinate or not vaccinate, that is your prerogative, but if you choose TO vaccinate…please be conscientious about what your pediatrician is doing. The poor parents of this sweet little boy :(

    July 12th, 2012 1:52 pm Reply
  • Rene Whitehurst via Facebook

    Elizabeth Leitch-Devlin, this is why we buy our baby mattresses at IKEA. No flame retardant.

    July 12th, 2012 1:35 pm Reply
  • Jeanne Walker McNeal via Facebook

    Weird (after reading the article) … my clinic doesn’t administer TdAP before 6 months. They do kind of a delayed/extended vax schedule. They also avoid antibiotics at all costs …

    July 12th, 2012 1:14 pm Reply
  • Jeanne Walker McNeal via Facebook

    Symptoms sound like … ebola? Who gives 19 vaccines at once? Even if your “pro-vax” (or on the fence like me) … no way in h-e-double-toothpicks …
    In all seriousness, this poor family. I pray G-d protect them from harsh judgments. They lost their child. Period.

    July 12th, 2012 1:11 pm Reply
  • Susan Schiff via Facebook


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  • Megan

    I am so sorry for your loss! This is so sad! But makes me so angry at the same time. SIDS is such a trash can diagnosis for anything that goes wrong abnormally that it is impossible for them to compare cases. And not everyone in the medical field is in it for the children, most of them, especially big pharma are in it for the money!!
    I agree with you Pavil, people would panic that my DS had not had his well baby visits. When I would point out how healthy he was then they would agree with me. On the other hand a friend of mine took her son in every few months for vax and checkup and they told her that her DS was not eating enough and was underweight. She frantically tried to force him to eat more, but he was a healthy happy kid who did not seem underweight at all! Why do people put so much faith in these doctors who are only PRACTICING medicine?

    July 12th, 2012 1:06 pm Reply
    • Heather

      Hear, hear! Well-baby visits are mostly to make sure the kid gets vaccinated. I have 3 kids–5, 3 1/2, and 11 months. The younger 2 were born at home and have never seen a doctor. If they ever get sick in such a way that I can’t handle at home, I’ll take them, but otherwise it is a waste of health care resources and rather pointless. We don’t vaccinate, and, thus far, we’ve had several colds, one 48-hour pukey bug that we all got, and the 3 1/2 year-old had a croupy night last summer. Rescue remedy (being scared was making the croup worse) and a big dose of vitamins c & d and a night sleeping sitting on the couch with Daddy and he was fine in the morning.

      July 12th, 2012 1:36 pm Reply
  • Jill-David Boman via Facebook

    The scary thing is that those 19 vaccinations are hidden in only 3 shots, so it “seems” like only 3, not 19. Unless a parent questions the doctor and is willing to do their own research, it will slip right by them. The vast majority simply go with what is recommended, never considering that it might be dangerous. It is easier to conform, especially when it is mandated and pushed from so many angles (medical system, school system, government, media).

    July 12th, 2012 1:03 pm Reply
    • Helen T

      And sometimes you can question all you want, and they won’t be up front!
      They cut you off, too…………..then you start looking like a hysteric if you press your point that you want to know. Finally – I think part of their training involves deflecting questions.

      July 15th, 2012 2:46 am Reply
  • Roxie Curtis via Facebook

    This is a sad story that is heard all too often. What is anybody actually going to do about it though? That’s the question I want the answer to. :(

    July 12th, 2012 1:03 pm Reply
  • Shauna Engel via Facebook

    seriously- who allows their freakin BABY to get that many vaccines!? OMG…..EDIT: I realize some people may not KNOW the vaccines are multiples in one injection…this is likely why it seemed ok…

    July 12th, 2012 1:03 pm Reply
  • Joni

    Thank you for posting this! I hope to talk about it on my radio program on Natural News. This is a prime example that Dr. Paul Offit, one of the developers and money-receivers of the Rotateq vaccine, is a liar. He’s quoted as saying: “A baby could respond safely and effectively to around 10,000 vaccines at any one time. So the baby’s immune system can and does easily cope with the MMR vaccine.”

    Children aren’t responding very well to what they do get these days. 19 killed this baby. What would 50?…..100?….., 200?…. do?? But he says 10,000?!! There seems to be a bit of confusion over who to trust these days in the medical world. Parents: Be informed! Educate before you vaccinate!

    July 12th, 2012 1:02 pm Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      I have nicknamed this man “Dr. Paul Awful”.

      July 12th, 2012 1:32 pm Reply
    • Brandon

      Again, you have no proof that it was the vaccines that killed this baby. Post hoc ad hoc is dangerous. Google it, then prevent it.

      July 12th, 2012 3:33 pm Reply
    • Joe

      He ( Paul Offit ) said I said 100,000 if you are going to quote me quote me right.

      He said it was like winning the lottery, 50 million dollars when he sold his patent on the Rota virus vaccine he created.

      He also said this, I think full disclosure is not! a good idea, he was speaking of the toxins
      and heavy metals as ingredients in children’s vaccines.

      They just found in his Rota teq Vaccine Pig virus bits 1 and 2, pig virus bits 2 causes wasting in pigs such as seen as wasting in aids in humans.

      The people, if you can call them that in vaccine safety are as sick in the head as one can get.

      Example a top CDC agent was caught having sex with a 6 yr old child and his dad, the police raided her home and found pics of her having sex with her pets.

      She was arrested and bonded out for 20,000 the bond the boys dad got was even less.
      she has since gone back to work for the CDC.

      Apparently, she knows a lot that could sink the Vaccine program.

      July 13th, 2012 1:43 pm Reply
  • Michele Fendler via Facebook

    I also still firmly think that vaccines are not bad for you – you should question the Dr’s giving them to you and not having the correct info AND not thinking for yourself. I get vaccines but, if I knew there were so many lumped into one – I wouldn’t do that and would space it out. Plus, for a new baby, the ONLY vaccine I can see making sense is the whooping cough vaccine and that’s it until they are about to start school. I blame the Dr’s and medical staff first before blaming vaccines.

    July 12th, 2012 12:57 pm Reply
    • Magda

      Someone commented above that even with spacing out her baby died. And how far do you space? How many is too many in one shot: 2, 3, 5, 7??? Nowadays you cannot get some shots separately – you have to get them in a cocktail of 2, 3, etc. It seems they are packing more and more vaccines in a single shot but not testing the cumulative effect of them AT ALL.

      July 13th, 2012 1:20 pm Reply
  • Angela Howell via Facebook


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  • Michele Fendler via Facebook

    Okay I’m sorry I am all for vaccines but, that’s ridiculous- 19 vaccines – are we sure we have the facts correct. I can’t fathom anyone giving a new born that many – IF it’s true someone obviously did something wrong. I would NEVER give my child that many vaccines at one time you have got to be out of your freaking mind.

    July 12th, 2012 12:51 pm Reply
    • D.

      Not 19 vaccinations. 3 vaccinations, 19 components within those 3 vax. Learn to read.

      July 12th, 2012 2:38 pm Reply
      • LN

        Wow, your rudeness is unbelievable! It’s 19 vaccines, administered via 2 injections and 1 oral dose.

        July 12th, 2012 4:35 pm Reply
        • D.

          @ LN: You call it rude or whatever you want. I call it “people who criticize without knowing the facts” because they didn’t take time to read the whole article. And, as I stated above, an oral administration is considered a *vaccine*.

          Go through ALL the comments and make a list of how many people didn’t take time to read the article in its entirety, and yet were willing to criticize the parents of this baby by assuming they granted permission for 19 vaccinations. It’s disgusting when comments are made in ignorance.

          July 12th, 2012 8:32 pm Reply
  • Kristen Roane Willis via Facebook

    Absolutely sickening. I cannot imagine how much it grieves God to see people treating human bodies this way.

    July 12th, 2012 12:44 pm Reply
  • Susan Austin Oeming via Facebook

    Demand that vaccines are spread out…..who says yes to 19 vaccines for an infant?

    July 12th, 2012 12:37 pm Reply
  • Pavil, the Uber Noob

    Why are we taking healthy kids to a physician?
    What would it be like to live in a world where the only time we visited a physician was for an injury?

    Ciao, Pavil.

    July 12th, 2012 12:37 pm Reply
    • D.

      @ Pavil: Exactlly. I’ve been asking that same question for 20+ years. Why would anyone take a baby who isn’t sick to a doctor? If parents are too lame to weigh and measure their own babies for growth, they probably shouldn’t have become parents. The growth charts used by doctors come from the formula companies and each company basically has different stats. So what good are they?

      Crrrraaazy stuff.

      Those “well baby visits” are set up specifically to get parents (especially first timer’s) to bring their babies in there so the doctors can vaccinate them, for “the good of the child and the convenience of the parents schedules”. What a crock.

      July 12th, 2012 2:36 pm Reply
  • Shar Bjerke via Facebook

    I agree Nicki, and the coroner’s entire office for lies on the autopsy! It should be pushed today! Which immunization organization can help by doing this for the entire world? It cannot be the family.

    July 12th, 2012 12:36 pm Reply
  • Natasha Hall via Facebook

    I listen to the parents NOT what the “officials” say… the parents stories are what convinced me to not vaccinate my children. How hard to be the parent and have all the officials say “nope, it wasn’t the vaccines”. Ugggg. My heart aches for ALL of them!!!

    July 12th, 2012 12:35 pm Reply
  • Wayne

    Petitions filed in the NVICP as a result of death by vaccination is not as rare as the public believes. In my research of petitions filed with the Vaccine Court, there are many that are dismissed because of a lack of medical expert to state that this vaccine or vaccines directly caused this child’s death. This is so sad and an indictment on the medical establishment not wanting to cross Big Pharma. I have spoken to many families that have lost a loved one as a result of a vaccine, many have been compensated and many who have not been. In my upcoming book, I am highlighting families who have been injured or have lost a loved one due to vaccine injury. We need to educate and promote that the current vaccine policy is corrupt and is dangerous. If any of you want to share your story, you can contact me directly

    July 12th, 2012 12:33 pm Reply
  • Nicki Morin Black via Facebook

    The dr’s should be charged with murder.

    July 12th, 2012 12:32 pm Reply
  • Amanda McCandliss via Facebook

    This breaks my heart and gives me chills. I used to trust my son’s pediatrician wholeheartedly. Poor, poor baby and I have compassion for the parents- it could have happened to my baby. I’m sure if they _knew_ the harm vaccines cause they would not have allowed it.

    July 12th, 2012 12:32 pm Reply
  • Taylor Walker via Facebook

    @lauraborrilloreynoso do you happen to have any links?

    July 12th, 2012 12:31 pm Reply
  • Dove

    This is so sad, made me cry…. I’m SOOOOO glad we did not vaccinate our baby!!! My mom and brother were fully vaccinated and still got whooping cough, vaccines are useless…

    July 12th, 2012 12:20 pm Reply
  • Shar Bjerke via Facebook

    with all due respect, many moms think they are still only getting 2 or three shots–they are, but they are loaded with many more “immunizations”. I just cannot call them that, as we all know here, they do NOT prevent anything, and never have.

    July 12th, 2012 12:20 pm Reply
  • Terri Fisher via Facebook

    This is horrible. So sad.

    July 12th, 2012 12:18 pm Reply
  • Mary Lind via Facebook

    I wonder why we don’t ask the parents that allowed this that question?

    July 12th, 2012 12:16 pm Reply
    • Kim

      I normally don’t comment on blogs but I feel the need to tell you that your comment is incredibly insensitive and cruel. I don’t know the parents of that precious child but I’m sure they thought their child’s doctor and the FDA were trustworthy and never dreamed their baby would die from vaccines. Children are vaccinated all the time and don’t die. I don’t vaccinate my children but I’m not arrogant and hateful enough to cast stones at the parents who do and lose their children. Show some grace and compassion.

      July 12th, 2012 5:05 pm Reply
    • Luckie

      Your comment is horribly thoughtless and completely rude. Pharmaceutical companies are like pimps and doctors are like their prostitutes. They have all the money to spend on advertising and lobbying to the FDA to keep making their money. People who question vaccines, refuse vaccines, or even insist on an altered schedule for vaccines are shunned as a stupid, “hippie” minority. Doctors and the like do NOT adequately inform people of the risks, and some people don’t even know that there is a question to be asked, until it is too late. Blaming these heartbroken parents who are now trying to educate others is JUST PLAIN MEAN.

      July 12th, 2012 10:52 pm Reply
  • Mary Lind via Facebook

    They shouldn’t have got anything. My baby’s life is worth enough for me to educate myself about my child’s health. 19 vaccines in one day should make any parent with any brain power at all to say no way.

    July 12th, 2012 12:15 pm Reply
    • Charlene Connell

      I disagree with the blame the parents mentality. Maybe if the majority of media and doctors were warning against vax, but in this case, no one but a tiny, shunned minority are speaking up about the danger. To have a baby you shouldn’t have to hire a PI to investigate every choice. We should have the truth readily available.

      July 12th, 2012 5:21 pm Reply
    • Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen

      I agree with Charlene, parents shouldn’t need to investigate every piece of advice given to them about their children. We should be able to live our lives without second guessing everything that is said to be good for our children, the people who went to school to learn what is good and healthy should be taught the truth, and they should be free to pass the truth onto parents. It is so sad that is not the case, and that is what causes tragedies like this, not negligent parents.

      It was not 19 vaccinations, it was 19 strains of bacteria and viruses, in 3 combined vaccines.

      July 15th, 2012 1:23 am Reply
  • Sondra Henriksen via Facebook

    This is so wrong..

    July 12th, 2012 12:15 pm Reply
  • Laura Borrillo Reynoso via Facebook

    Btw I’m not speculating on the conflict of interest of the approval committee… Start at the top, dr. Paul offitt leads the charge and has made millions off his patents and stocks in big pharma.

    July 12th, 2012 12:14 pm Reply
    • D.

      In my estimation, Paul Offit is a criminal and should be behind bars. Instead, he makes millions of dollars every year. It only makes sense if you’re a part of the 1%.

      July 12th, 2012 2:20 pm Reply
  • Therese S. Totten via Facebook

    Oh God.

    July 12th, 2012 12:11 pm Reply
  • Linda Ruthvin Stanhope via Facebook

    Thanks for the correction, but still, 19 different ones? How is the little body supposed to deal with that? Hopefully someone will wake up on this one! So sad that is gonna take the death of a sweet child to realize it!

    July 12th, 2012 12:10 pm Reply
  • Shar Bjerke via Facebook

    I believe SIDS has always been the catch-all for immunization deaths. 25 years ago, I know, babies in morgues died at 2, 4 and 6 months, but their excuse for not reporting this “data” was that it was too sad. Seriously. get your babies’ health records and match it up with their illnesses or unsettled behavior vs immunizations.

    With respect to the Cot article inked above! Great info, awesome information!! Keep spreading the words! So many young parents have no idea!

    July 12th, 2012 12:10 pm Reply
  • TerriAnn Welsh-Farrell via Facebook


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  • Laura Borrillo Reynoso via Facebook

    That would be the CDC/FDA approval committee… They’ve now packed 7 viruses in one shot… And just a thought, how many members of the approval committee are patent holders or shareholders for the formulas approved to be on the schedule? Can you say gross conflict of interest?

    July 12th, 2012 12:07 pm Reply
    • D.

      I’m wondering how many of those people on the “approval committees” vaccinate their children?

      July 12th, 2012 2:18 pm Reply
  • Bev Fox via Facebook

    This is insane! It is why I didn’t let my babies have vaccinations until they started school.

    July 12th, 2012 12:06 pm Reply
  • Geneviève Homza via Facebook

    this is AWFUL. people need to WAKE UP that their doctors dont know it all! SOOOO blessed I was never introduced to those vaccines ever in my life!

    July 12th, 2012 12:05 pm Reply
  • Gina Avilla via Facebook

    That’s terrible and infuriating!

    July 12th, 2012 12:05 pm Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    The 19 vaccines were contained in only 3 actual shots! This is regular routine vaccination at the 4 month well baby folks!

    July 12th, 2012 12:04 pm Reply
    • Marlene

      WELL BABY indeed! What a misnomer.

      July 13th, 2012 5:05 am Reply
  • Lori

    What also scares me is there is a big shingles vaccine ad campaign for adults, and I know people who are being scared into getting the shingles vaccine. The increase in shingles is caused by the chickenpox vaccine and how it stops us from building up our natural immunization. It’s a vicious cycle. What’s going to happen because of the shingles vaccine? I won’t get it but I have to admit that it makes me scared and I’m very anti-vaccine.

    July 12th, 2012 12:04 pm Reply
    • Melissa

      dont be scared of shingles..what I have seen as a nursing student about to graduate is so many people have it…I donno of anyone who died from it. I got Chickpox as a kid and I didnt die…I no longer vaccinate and sometimes doubt my choice bc we are so programmed at this point to be scared of the worst..its a tough decision but one worth sticking to. Their goal of imposing fear is working…lets not let them win…be confident in our choice to no vaccinate!

      July 12th, 2012 12:31 pm Reply
      • Lori

        I’m not so scared of shingles, but the vaccine campaign! It amazes me how they are starting to hit the airwaves hard and scare others about shingles. Yes, we are programmed! That in itself is scary.

        July 12th, 2012 12:47 pm Reply
        • Susan

          My MIL is on month 3 of recovering from shingles. She has been in so much pain and all the doctors do is just write her more prescriptions for pain meds, but she won’t take them because they make her nauseated. So I went online and tried to look for other things she could do. I found many natural alternatives, but it meant I would have had to send my FIL out to buy them for her. They are older and be kinda clueless sometimes, so when I came across Listerine being used as a wash on the painful areas, I thought it sounded perfect: All she would need was some cotton balls to swab the area. Of course its not the perfect option, but I knew my FIL could find that in the store. I called her up and she liked the idea. But after we hung up, she called her nurses hot line and asked if she could use this for the pain. The nurses told her they had never heard of putting it on the skin and that it sounded very dangerous as it would destroy her nerve endings and cause permanent paralysis. She asked why then it was okay to use Listerine in the mouth, yet it would be dangerous for her skin? They didn’t answer her, but did promise to call her doctor to get her another prescription for pain meds. Oh brother! I mean, really! I’m not hot on Listerine either, but this poor woman has been home-bound since late March. She can’t sleep and is totally miserable. I told her she should try the Listerine anyway, but she is too frightened to because the nurses know best. I told her I would look into other options, but she said she only wants to use the “tried and true” methods from the doctors. In the meantime, she calls my house complaing about the pain. UGH!

          July 12th, 2012 1:50 pm Reply
          • D.

            @ Susan: Does your MIL have a aloe vera plant, or does she know anyone who does? That would certainly help her skin (nothing better, in fact) and she could also try witch hazel applications. That is available in any drugstore and your FIL is obviously picking up prescriptions, so have him grab some witch hazel. Some drugstores even carry aloe vera juice or gel, too. It’s not high quality so I don’t recommend drinking the stuff, but externally it would be ok. But the use of aloe vera could be intensified if they could get the pure stuff and she could use it 4 oz twice a day interally, as well as using it on her skin. Send them some in the mail! Look for Lily of the Desert brand. Great stuff.

            She could also try sea salt baths (or epsom salts which are also sold in drugstores).

            Once she starts to heal, slather on the solar oil. More great stuff.

            July 12th, 2012 2:12 pm
          • Chris

            Here is some info on natural shingles treatments:

            I had something I suspected was shingles and I used a mixture of apple cyder vinegar and cayenne pepper – sounds strange but it worked. Hope this helps.

            July 12th, 2012 3:02 pm
  • kandle

    *#@*! so infuriating! and so darn sad! boo…

    July 12th, 2012 12:03 pm Reply
  • Kelly Tillotson via Facebook

    who in their right mind gives 19 vaccines at once? thats crazy

    July 12th, 2012 12:03 pm Reply
  • DePaw

    SIDS is a diagnosis of exclusion (bleeding out the eyes would not be called SIDS).

    SIDS is actually caused by flame retardants containing phosphorus, arsenic and antimony. A common home-hold fungus present in the mattress (it infects everything, the fungus is not the problem), digests the chemicals creating toxic gases which suppress the nerve signal telling the lungs to breathe.

    July 12th, 2012 12:02 pm Reply
  • Linda Ruthvin Stanhope via Facebook

    Horrible! Who thinks 19 shots is “normal” ?

    July 12th, 2012 12:01 pm Reply
  • Pete Prokofiew via Facebook

    No…SIDS…is what they call it when THEY want to cast the blame in the direction of the caretaker…parents etc…!!!!

    July 12th, 2012 12:01 pm Reply
  • Alishia Maria Klynstra via Facebook

    That was vaccine induced! They kill either soon or later, they are pure poison. How sad

    July 12th, 2012 11:58 am Reply
  • Laura Borrillo Reynoso via Facebook

    3 shots, 19 viruses, and over 100 nasty chemicals, preservatives, adjuvants, etc… Toxicity overload… But in most peoples view the baby got 3 shots… This is despicable. Praying for this poor family and so thankful my eyes were opened before I had my children.

    July 12th, 2012 11:56 am Reply
  • Josephine Wennerholm via Facebook

    Horrible …

    July 12th, 2012 11:55 am Reply
  • Blanche Natashka via Facebook

    this baby was murdered. The doctor and nurse should have pulled a trigger instead as it would have been more humane.

    July 12th, 2012 11:55 am Reply
  • Stephanie Storey-Krogman via Facebook

    It’s just like the recent string of child deaths in Cambodia. They dies b/c they were given steroids to help them get better but it caused their immune system to shut down and boom, 65 kids dead. So sad.

    July 12th, 2012 11:54 am Reply
  • Danielle Hicks via Facebook

    Wow. So sad.

    July 12th, 2012 11:53 am Reply
  • Simone Glaser-Beaver via Facebook

    This is why we pray over our children, food etc!!!

    July 12th, 2012 11:53 am Reply
    • sara

      Amen, but we still need to be aware and informed as much as possible in these times.

      July 12th, 2012 7:58 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth Leitch-Devlin via Facebook

    SIDS is a diagnosis of exclusion (bleeding out the eyes would not be called SIDS).

    SIDS is actually caused by flame retardants containing phosphorus, arsenic and antimony. A common home-hold fungus present in the mattress (it infects everything, the fungus is not the problem), digests the chemicals creating toxic gases which suppress the nerve signal telling the lungs to breathe.

    July 12th, 2012 11:52 am Reply
    • Charlene Connell

      That’s interesting because SIDS has been cut in half and does this drop have a connection to them not using flame retardants in infant sleepwear anymore?

      July 12th, 2012 5:16 pm Reply
      • Helen T

        Has isn’t it been cut in half because babies are now put to sleep on their backs on not on their stomachs?

        This was the campaign of an English television presenter in the 1980’s. She had a child who died of SIDS, and through her research, it was concluded babies on their stomachs was the wrong approach and led to disproportiately higher crib deaths.

        July 13th, 2012 9:47 am Reply
        • Lisa

          It’s actually gas from chemicals in the mattress. The gasses are very heavy & hang right at mattress level, so babies on their backs are breathing much less toxic air.

          And vaccines do actually contribute, heat increases the amount of gas. Vaccines often cause fevers.

          July 16th, 2012 12:06 am Reply
        • Jill C

          SIDS hasn’t been cut in half because of babies being put to sleep on their backs rather than their tummies, it has been cut in half because we are now better at determining the actual cause of death of infants. SIDS isn’t a diagnosis, nor a cause, it is an admission that no cause could be determined. Once a cause can be determined, whether toxins, or vaccines, or suffocation from bedding, then it is NO LONGER SIDS.
          Furthermore, putting your babies to sleep on their backs is a crock, and another cruel tool wielded by the CDC and their Dr.ones. On average, babies slept on their backs sleep 100 fewer hours in the FIRST MONTH OF LIFE ALONE. Can anyone imagine what this does to the baby’s development, not to mention the well-being of their parents? It is having such an impact on infant development that the AAP is considering changing the developmental standards for infants.
          In addition, the rate of children needing helmets to reshape their heads because of flattening of the back of the skull has risen dramatically. One doctor was quoted in the article I read that until the “Back to Sleep” campaign began, she never treated a single case of misshapen head, and now she sees one case a week. It’s ridiculous.

          April 28th, 2013 10:07 pm Reply
    • Catherina

      that is a long refuted link.

      July 13th, 2012 11:04 am Reply
    • Kathy Palmer

      When Japan stopped giving vaccines to babies and waited until 24 months, their SIDS rate disappeared. Unfortunately, probably because of pressure of drug companies, they started adding vaccines again and the SIDS rate went up.

      July 15th, 2012 10:26 pm Reply
  • Jackie Dover-Vickery via Facebook


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  • Grace

    My daughter died because of vaccines (vaccine induced encephalitis) while on a selective and delayed schedule, as a toddler. Because it was past the 24-48 hour window, we did not qualify for anything from the VICP.

    Spacing them out may not help either.

    I think deaths from vaccines are a lot more common that most people would suspect. They’re often called something else.

    July 12th, 2012 11:48 am Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Yes, doctors covering for other doctors. CYA at its most insidious.

      July 12th, 2012 11:56 am Reply
      • Grace

        Yeah. Several conventional doctors (including one while we were still in the PICU) said it was caused by vaccines, but then lied on the death certificate.
        A local pediatric hematologist told us that he has seen hundreds of babies die because of vaccines, just in our city.
        Of course, no conventional dr. would talk further with us about it.

        July 12th, 2012 1:14 pm Reply
    • Lori

      I’m so sorry.

      July 12th, 2012 12:01 pm Reply
    • Kristina

      Grace, I’m so sorry for your loss.

      Stories like these are making me really reconsider continuing with our daughter’s vaccines. She’s 18 months and hasn’t had any since her 12 month checkup because I feel so uneasy about it. I’m trying to do more research so I can back up my gut feeling it there’s so much out there and it’s hard to wade through it.

      July 12th, 2012 12:12 pm Reply
      • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        Keep reading and reading Kristina. The more you dig, the further down the rabbit hole goes. It is not pretty. Take a deep breath.

        July 12th, 2012 12:54 pm Reply
      • Grace

        My daughter didn’t have any fevers (that I knew of) after the vaccines. The damage was internal. She did get RSV after her first vaccine, but since it was about 1 1/2 weeks after, I didn’t make the connection at the time.
        The red flags I noticed (late in getting teeth and some others) were all dismissed by the pediatrician. I knew of their connection to autism, but I didn’t know vaccines could cause death.

        Chiropractors are usually a good resource to start out with, when you’re not doing vaccines anymore. The adjustments boost the immune system. Most chiropractors I’ve talked with are against vaccines.

        July 12th, 2012 1:10 pm Reply
        • D.

          @ Grace: I’m terribly sorry to hear of your loss.

          What’s worse is that it was preventable or avoidable except for a doctor’s ignorant ramblings about how it’s necessary to do this. The medical world (all of the businesses involved) counts on the fact that parents aren’t going to connect the dots or put 2 and 2 together and come up with 4. Their interest is in money, not health. That sounds really crass, but it’s as factual as anything else we hear from their side. They count on the idea of being able to blame SIDS or just call it collateral damage from some other illness (known or unknown at the time of death).

          I have no doubt that it won’t be long before parents actually have no choice. These things will become mandated so Merck and Pfizer and a few others can make a buck. the doctors are up in arms about parents who actually want to know about the dangers and are asking questions. They don’t like that idea one bit. The phRma companies have CONgress in their pockets, so I just have this dreadful feeling that before long our bodies and our children’s bodies will no longer belong to us.

          July 12th, 2012 2:00 pm Reply
          • Helen T

            What’s telling is the number of doctors now saying, “…..and don’t look this up on the net, you’ll be more confused about it.” I’ve gotten it, and my sister who had a devastating auto-immune diagnosis was told it as well.

            July 13th, 2012 9:43 am
          • Sarah Warren

            D, you’re right, soon parents will have no choice. I am a foster parent, and while I’m encouraged an allowed to make almost any decision on behalf of the children in my care, I have no say in many medical decisions. I am required to go along with all dr recommendations (birth control shot for young girls, all the vaccines, etc). I sit in dread the week following Gardasil vaccines, watching for side effects. I fear for their future fertility when they get the Depo Provera shot. And, since these kids don’t have their medical records, they may get more than 3-4 injections at a visit…they don’t check hard to find medical records, they just give them everything they should have.

            That’s the scariest thing about the “system” to me. This is why even though it is extremely rough providing foster care, especially with 3 young kids of my own, I will continue doing it. While these kids are in my home they are mine, and I will protect them as best as I can, even if I do have to give them these shots, at least I know to watch for the side effects.

            With all this government seizing control of our medical care, I really do fear that our rights as parents are being taken away. The most recent is in parents of disabled kids. Our presidents just ratified a treaty with the UN in which the government has oversight in all care of disabled persons, so their education and medical care is now under the control of a government entity. I know many parents who homeschool their disabled kids so they can get the one-on-one care they deserve and need, and are afraid that now their kids will be forced to go to school. And now these parents will also be forced into medical procedures just like foster parents.

            I really fear for the world my children will inherit.

            July 13th, 2012 2:37 pm
    • Watchmom3

      Grace, I am so sorry for your loss..I have personally known several mothers who have vaccine-damaged children and as a mother, I KNOW that they KNOW their child better than anyone, so if they tell me that their child was perfectly normal before the vaccine and then NOT normal afterwards…I BELIEVE THEM! Our whole system is set up to discourage questioning those “in charge” and I have watched patients shrink back from asking the Doctor some pointed questions because they were afraid. That has to change; it is life or death in many instances. Truth does not have to be hidden; it stands on it’s own and there is no fear in it. I appreciate all the commentors who are standing up and asking questions for the benefit of all. God bless.

      July 17th, 2012 12:28 am Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    @Magdalene read the article. It details exactly what baby Vance was injected with.

    July 12th, 2012 11:48 am Reply
  • Tamara Slack

    Also, I started a pinterest board for vaccination info. I don’t know if this forum allows links, but my pinterest is TamaraSlack. Anyway, if anyone has stories like this, email me from my blog and I will pin it – LOTS of ladies on pnterest and they see what I post on vaccinations. Thanks!

    July 12th, 2012 11:47 am Reply
    • D.

      @ Tamara: I had asked in one of Sarah’s earlier artices here recently if someone could explain Pinterest to me, but no one responded. Is it something where I have to be a FB member in order to use it? At any rate, I’m glad you post information for others to see at these social sites.

      July 12th, 2012 8:21 pm Reply
      • Luckie

        Hi D – a little on Pinterest for you: you don’t have to be a Facebook member to use it. It’s totally separate! It’s basically like an online magnet board or tack board, where you “pin” pictures or videos of stuff like recipes, fitness tips, funny pictures, or health information. Any webpage that has a picture, you can pin it. It’s a lot like bookmarking in your browser, but this shows you pictures and other people can see what you’ve pinned, and you can do joint boards if you want (I don’t have kids myself, but I made a joint board where I can share things with my friends that do have kids, cute ideas like how to make tutus and healthy toddler lunch ideas!) I find it easier to keep up with than just bookmarking. Go check it out and sign up if you like it. :)

        July 12th, 2012 10:44 pm Reply
        • D.

          @ Luckie: Thank you for the information. I will check it out when I get some free time. I had looked up some information online about it, but as with everything else, they forget that old fogey’s like me don’t understand the current techno-lingo sometimes. The sites tend to give instructions as if they were telling someone who already knew what it was all about, instead of putting themselves in the place of someone who has never been associated with this sort of thing. My kids do the same thing to me when they’re trying to explain to me ALL the things I could be doing with my cell phone. I barely know how to use a cell phone, and only then to make and receive calls. Mostly this is because I just don’t have the time to look into today’s technology, but I’m getting there. They forget that I grew up in small town america where you had a central operator and she connected you to whoever you needed to talk to. When I was about 8 or so, we were set up on the “new” system where all of us rural people had a special ring so you knew the call was for your house (ours was a short and two longs).

          But I know enough to know that I don’t ever want to be on facebook. The trouble is that it’s getting to be where you can’t make comments on a lot of sites unless you’re a FB member. So – – – I just skip those sites and they lose out!!

          Thanks again for the info.

          July 13th, 2012 10:55 am Reply
  • Tamara Slack

    I’m so angry, I can’t believe this! I can, though. I am so sorry for this mama. I have tweeted, posted on fb, etc. Tagged new mommies and pregnant women I know too. I use the hashtag #OzApproved on twitter because he has approved (beyond belief) these vaccinations and uses that hashtag to say what he approves of. I’d suggest others do the same on twitter and help with public awareness. Dr. Nancy Snyderman of NBC says, “get your damn vaccines.” Sick, this brainwashing. :(

    July 12th, 2012 11:43 am Reply
    • D.

      @ Tamara: Thank you. I’m not a fan of facebook and don’t ever plan to join up for any reason, but my DIL goes there and spends mega hours. I’m grateful for people like you who ARE brave enough to belong to facebook and MUCHO BRAVE enough to post controversial opinions so that people like my DIL can read what I’ve been trying to tell her for years now. She thinks vaccines are the *be all, end all* of health for kids. All she has to do is look at my usually sickly grandkids to see the truth, but HER mom is a nurse and has her convinced that those of us who don’t think vaccines are a good/great idea, are wingnuts and that we practice voodoo or something.

      Anyway, I thank you for sharing the word on all those social sites where I don’t tread. Articles like Sarah’s are important, but the testimonials are powerful, as are the statements by people who are starting to wake up and share in the assessment that maybe the medical community is wrong on this crazy vaccine schedule/dose, regardless of the hype.

      Vaccination is not immunization. Read the book with that same title by Dr. Tim O’Shea. Good stuff.

      July 12th, 2012 1:44 pm Reply
      • Joyce

        Now, they are trying to make pregnant mothers take shots, so if the mother gets a shot, the baby will get it, & then when the baby comes, he’ll get more. This is insane!

        July 12th, 2012 4:55 pm Reply
  • Donna Botterbusch via Facebook

    I still can’t connect to the link via FB, so I did get to your blog on another browser, Firefox. Not sure why I got the 403 forbidden msg with comodo browser.

    July 12th, 2012 11:43 am Reply
  • Tricia Loomis Oostema via Facebook

    It doesn’t mean 19 separate shots. There can be 3 vaccines in 1 shot. So even if they getting 4 shots, that could be 12 vaccines and so on. It’s disgusting.

    July 12th, 2012 11:43 am Reply
  • Melissa Kucharski via Facebook

    someone I know never had vaccines then had them all at once in her twenties…soon after she developed cancer…chose conv route and did chemo and is now in remission..but still…what if she didnt have all those vacs at once…maybe no cancer

    July 12th, 2012 11:42 am Reply
  • Felicia Leggio Braud via Facebook

    I would like to see those studies that “prove” that vaccines are safe, as well as the studies that “prove” that vaccines eradicated the diseases. In the vast majority of cases, better sanitation, better nutrition, reduction of toxins (like DDT), and antibiotics are responsible. The real coincidence is that vaccines were introduced when the diseases were already in decline. The death of the babies is not coincidence. It is evidence that is denied. And it is the absolute travesty.

    July 12th, 2012 11:42 am Reply
  • Magdalene Miller via Facebook

    That is very strange. I would like to know more about this claim as there are not even 19 vacs TO give a 4mo old.

    July 12th, 2012 11:42 am Reply
    • D.

      @ Magdalene: Did you actually read the article? It wasn’t 19 shots, it was 3 shots with 19 different components. Pay attention. It’s people like you who are sucked into the medical industrial complex trap because you’re uninformed.

      July 12th, 2012 1:37 pm Reply
      • LN

        Rude much? 19 vaccines administered by 2 injections and 1 oral administration.

        July 12th, 2012 4:32 pm Reply
        • D.

          @ LN: Same to ya. An oral administration is still called a vaccine. Read much?

          July 12th, 2012 7:58 pm Reply
          • LN

            you said 3 “shots”

            July 14th, 2012 6:37 pm
      • Catherina

        what’s wrong with 19 antigens? I (and everyone in my generation) got BCG, smallpox, OPV and DTwP with hundreds and hundreds of antigens and we were protected against as many diseases as the modern combos (luckily) afford our kids.

        July 13th, 2012 11:03 am Reply
        • Dana

          Ever catch 19 diseases at once? No, you haven’t. No one ever has. So think about this critically. What will it do to your immune system to even be faced with nineteen *antigens* all at once? And via bloodstream and through the oral route? Normally when we experience lots of bacteria or viruses at once, they’re *on the skin.*

          And yes, it does matter.

          July 15th, 2012 8:13 pm Reply
  • Meechie Smit via Facebook

    Did you know; if they do an autopsy on a person who has died having Cancer, but who’s actual death was a result of the Chemo’s break down of the heart or other organs that failed (the true cause of death), they are to list the cause of death as Cancer, not the organ failure due to damage from the treatment.

    July 12th, 2012 11:41 am Reply
  • Cindy Ritchey via Facebook

    They must have radically changed the vaccine schedule since my kids were babies…my youngest is seven. Mine NEVER had more than two or three at a time. That’s insanity. If I had to do it over…not sure I would have. And furthermore….I don’t think I would have ever let anyone give my babies 19 shots at one time.

    July 12th, 2012 11:39 am Reply
    • Sue

      it wasn’t 19 shots. That’s the issue. Parents aren’t being told the whole story. They see it’s only 2 or 3 needles, but they’re told they protect from so many. These multi shots have never been tested adequately. We don’t know with any certainty how all these ingredients react with each other. They tested each portion individually, and since they think each individual vaccine is “safe” (their definition isn’t the same as the common-sense definition, btw) that they should be safe together. But anyone who has taken a chemistry class knows that 2 innocuous substances alone, when put together, can sometimes cause dangerous reactions.

      July 12th, 2012 12:45 pm Reply
  • Erin Carlson via Facebook

    Those poor families! 19?! They use ‘sids’ like ‘ufo’, it’s so frustrating…

    July 12th, 2012 11:37 am Reply
  • Pixi Rodriguez via Facebook

    that’s insane that any doctor or parent would allow 19 shots in a day. That’s horrible and both the doc and parent should be investigated!

    July 12th, 2012 11:36 am Reply
    • Sue

      It wasn’t 19 shots, just 3. But each of those 3 shots contained multiple vaccines, totaling 19.

      July 12th, 2012 12:42 pm Reply
    • Dana

      The parent didn’t know any better. The whole point of having licensing for doctors is that they’re supposed to know more than the general population about this stuff. If parents now have to acquire the equivalent of an MD education just to make sure nobody inadvertently kills their child via the practice of medicine, what’s the point of an MD?

      We’re supposed to be able to trust these people. I’m not saying *don’t* go educate yourself, but if you haven’t because you didn’t know you needed to, you are the last person I will blame when your doctor falls down on the job.

      July 15th, 2012 8:11 pm Reply
  • Jeanette Clapper Westhoff via Facebook


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  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    @Donna Just tried it and it is working fine. Try again when you can.

    July 12th, 2012 11:31 am Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    Doctors are robots. Parents must research for themselves as the vaccine schedule is completely insane and is going to only get worse.

    July 12th, 2012 11:31 am Reply
  • Heather James via Facebook

    wtf? 19?! before i knew about vaccine damage, one of my kids had 5 at a visit and i thought that was excessive.

    July 12th, 2012 11:31 am Reply
    • D.

      5 shots. But how many things were clustered into those shots? Your child probably had MORE than 19 actual components injected into his system. The baby in the story above onl had 3 actual injections, but 19 different components.

      Are we pulling our hair out yet?

      July 12th, 2012 1:33 pm Reply
  • Heather Jacob via Facebook

    Oh my gods. I am SO glad I do not vaccinate.

    July 12th, 2012 11:30 am Reply
  • Elizabeth Anne via Facebook

    That is so sad! SIDS has become the excuse for any incontinent death of an infant. They need to call it what it is!

    July 12th, 2012 11:30 am Reply
  • Donna Botterbusch via Facebook

    can’t get to your link or home page right now.

    July 12th, 2012 11:29 am Reply
  • Jen Tavolacci via Facebook

    i cannot comprehend this. why 19 vaccines at once?

    July 12th, 2012 11:29 am Reply
    • Lacie

      Because parents assume it’s only 3 shots, since there’s only 3 needs, or in this case one was oral. Because parents never get the full story/explanation unless they ask.

      July 12th, 2012 1:06 pm Reply
      • Jamie

        They dont always even tell you the truth if you do ask, i spread my sons out to only 1 or 2 a month, and they gave him the pediarix and another when he was 5 or 6 months (they were delayed) and i told them specifically beforehand that i did not want multiple shots, and they said oh no, there are just two….. he had horrible reactions to them, i did some extensive research on vaccines, and found a new dr!

        July 13th, 2012 1:32 am Reply
    • JeniferR

      This is totally normal. Most children receive 38 different vaccines by the time they are 18 months old.

      July 12th, 2012 1:06 pm Reply
  • Jose Perez via Facebook

    Just too sad.

    July 12th, 2012 11:28 am Reply
  • Aagaard Farms via Facebook


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  • Kate Tietje via Facebook

    19. NINETEEN. In what world is this considered appropriate?

    July 12th, 2012 11:27 am Reply
  • Amy Chronister Scott via Facebook


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  • Stephanie

    Time and time again we hear,
    ” We dont know what causes SIDS, but we do know it’s not vaccines”,
    how do they know? The CDC does not know. It’s just statistical data manipulated to look in favor of one side and not the other.
    Thank you to the Walker family for sharing their story.

    July 12th, 2012 11:15 am Reply
    • Chris

      Yeah, statements like that always bug me. SIDS seems to have many causes and they can’t eliminate one possible cause just because it doesn’t fit all SIDS cases. They say vaccines don’t cause SIDS because kids that haven’t been vaccinated have died from SIDS. But that doesn’t mean that none of the SIDS deaths could have been from vaccinations. Just like they say vaccines don’t cause autism.

      July 12th, 2012 3:16 pm Reply
      • Angela

        Well, seeing as that as the use of vaccines has gone up, and the rate of SIDS has gone down, all during the same time period, that’s a VERY good indicator that vaccines don’t cause SIDS. Also, your child is MUCH more likely to die from a childhood disease than they are to die from getting a vaccine, so you really need to weigh the risk of not getting vaccines. Your child is much more likely to die in a car than die from a vaccine, yet I am sure that you will allow your children to travel by car, correct?

        July 13th, 2012 11:50 am Reply
        • Sarah Warren

          Since a vast majority of the kids who get these illnesses (especially pertussis) are fully vaccinated, obviously vaccines aren’t as effective as it’s being touted. Also, how do we know we’re not actually weakening our kids’ immunes systems by over-vaccinating? I know from experience with myself, my 2 vaccinated kids and several foster children, they always get sick within a week of being vaccinated. Not always with what they were vaccinated against, but they often get the flu or a cold. Their immune system is being overworked by the injection, so they pick up whatever they come into contact with.

          Plus, the scary stories spread from kids dying from diseases because of not being vaccinated are often from babies who were too young to be vaccinated against it anyway. And since their mothers don’t have natural immunity, they can’t pass on the anti-bodies through their breast milk. Even worse, many moms aren’t even nursing their kids because they see no benefit and give up. Instead of pushing vaccines, doctors need to be encouraging moms to at least partially nurse and give these women support when it gets rough…because it gets rough!

          July 13th, 2012 2:13 pm Reply
        • Dana

          All SIDS means is they don’t know what killed the baby. So saying “the SIDS rate has gone down” can mean fewer babies are dying, or it can mean the same number are dying but they are identifying more of the causes. Which is it?

          July 15th, 2012 8:15 pm Reply
        • Melissa Coffey

          This is inaccurate. Likely would mean there are MORE numbers of children dying from disease than inoculation.

          This is simply to comprehend. The current measles outbreak? The stats tell us that no one has died from the measles in 15+ years. However, the number of deaths directly related (recorded) by the MMR at last check was 86 with over 6,000 adverse affects reported. The number of reports that actually make in into that system is estimated to be between 1-10%, so the numbers are much higher, just not reported.

          It’s telling when you come into a discussion and you hear regurgitated information being passed as fact. These numbers aren’t difficult to find. Turn off the “news” and get on the websites with statistical information. I am sure you are aware that 0 is less than 86.

          February 22nd, 2015 9:57 am Reply
    • Dana

      It also drives me nuts that they discourage co-sleeping with the incredible claim that it causes SIDS. Well, no–if you were to roll over on your infant, that wouldn’t be SIDS, that’d be a death caused by suffocation. The definition of SIDS is that nobody knows what caused it! We *do* know, however, that sleeping next to an adult helps a newborn regulate their breathing better, and that babies sleeping by themselves who stop breathing have got no adult nearby to notice that they have.

      July 15th, 2012 8:09 pm Reply
  • Anja Middelveld

    That made me cry. So incredibly sad.

    July 12th, 2012 11:07 am Reply
  • Marian Motherhood

    there is no cost/benefit to vaccines. the dont work in the first place (not effective in creating immunity) so why take the risk? (read Raising a Vaccine Free Child by Wendy Lydall)

    July 12th, 2012 8:41 am Reply
  • Helen T

    Can you explain to me how the medical personnel faced with with this cluster of deaths in North Idaho keep injecting like they are robots? If the rest of us can be horrified, how can they stay so impassive faced with the prospect of doing harm to others? Why are they not even questioning it?

    July 12th, 2012 7:26 am Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      It’s called a job. They know if they say anything, they’ll be on the street. People fear not paying the light bill and this prevents them from doing the right thing. It’s all about money in the final analysis .. the pharmaceutical companies’ greed for it and medical personnel’s fear of not having it. Better to go bankrupt and be able to sleep at night.

      July 12th, 2012 8:02 am Reply
      • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        I should also add that this is the exact reason why you CANNOT listen to your doctor about vaccines. They are not going to tell you what they really think else they would lose their license or be fired from whatever hospital or medical group employs them. You MUST do your own research with an open, unbiased mind.

        July 12th, 2012 8:45 am Reply
        • Amy

          Can you please state the peer-related journals and other sources you have in regards to the effects of these vaccines?

          Actually any resource beyond you saying “It just doesn’t work” would be helpful.

          I would like to do my own research, but I unfortunately don’t have a laboratory.

          July 12th, 2012 12:44 pm Reply
          • Lacie

            Start with these 15 pubmed studies. They aren’t disproving vaccines, just stating the dangers (blatantly). If you look around on pubmed, you can find efficacy studies for any vaccine, conducted by our lovely government. The efficacy rates are fairly low in all, and that’s considering theya re self-funded by the same company that makes/sells them, so God only knows if they’re being honest…not to mention the studies are done without the help of ane placebos…after all, where is the unvaccinated public?

            July 12th, 2012 1:04 pm
          • Heather

            Read “Vaccine Epidemic”. It delves into the research, is well-documented, and puts everything into a readable format.

            July 12th, 2012 1:24 pm
          • Helen T

            Amy, I would start by researching this current static: one in 50 boys are austic.

            July 13th, 2012 9:30 am
          • Helen T

            I mean: statistics…..
            Also, you are aware of the rampent fraud with current research: universities are suspected to be corrupted by corporate money. A true reading might be studying personal case histories of vaccine reactions.

            July 13th, 2012 9:36 am
          • Amy

            Look, I am trying to get the best information possible without relying on “Well my aunt told me about this boy…” anecdotal evidence.

            Thank you Lacie and Heather for providing me with great resources to start with!

            Helen T., the statistic that 1 in 50 boys have autism is a terrifying statistic, but it gives me no other information about autism. Our society has had several major changes to how we approach health and general living in the last century, so millions of factors can play a part in the increases we are seeing in autism.

            I want to be very clear that I am not saying that I don’t believe that vaccines contribute to autism. All I am saying is that up until this point, everyone who has tried to persuade me that vaccines cause autism have given me anecdotal stories that sound a lot like fear mongering. If I am actually going to apply this practice to my future children, I want to have a firm understand of why it is a good thing to do. In truth, I want to believe that vaccines are the culprit, and are unnecessary, but I need better evidence.

            Also, of course I am aware of fraud that happens in research. But where does that leave me? Am I to disregard all research and only rely on what random people are telling me on the internet? If you can give me and actual strategy for weeding through authentic and inauthentic research, THAT would be helpful. And not all researchers are giant monsters who want to mess with us, or ignorant puppets that don’t know any better. I have worked for some researchers, and I have friends who have interned for researchers and have done amazing work.

            Finally, I obviously realize that there is some use for information gained from personal experience. But if I only get my information about strawberries from a person who is allergic to them, I would go through life believing that strawberries are poisonous and dangerous to everyone!

            July 13th, 2012 1:23 pm
          • IC

            There is a very highly respected research doctor in our area who lectures on the topic of vaccines and autism and the connection she talks about is probably one you’ve never heard about. Here’s a link to a recorded interview:


            I don’t know anything about the host radio station. I keep hoping Sarah or another blogger does an article on this topic because the information should be more available. Most doctors aren’t even aware that some vaccines are manufactured using human kidney cells and this needs to be fully disclosed to parents. We have no idea of the long term effects of children being injected with human DNA. (Though we now do know a monkey kidney virus that contaminated polio vaccines causes cancer in humans.)

            Another resource you might consider is the GAPS book by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, who talks about how poor gut flora in children allows toxins (such as the adjuvants in vaccines) to damage a child.

            Neither of these doctors are entirely anti-vax.

            In the end, we all have to interpret the research ourselves. Some look at the 24% effectiveness of pertussis in fully vaccinated 8-12 year olds from the Kaiser doctor’s research and decide the answer is to add boosters. Others will see that number and decide it’s just not effective.

            July 13th, 2012 2:29 pm
        • Amy

          IC, thank you for your response!

          I appreciate your willingness to give information, and your understanding that everyone needs to find their own level of comfort with this topic.

          I take a lot of convincing, and I desire to gain a lot of knowledge about a subject before I feel comfortable making a decision. It took me a year of thoughtful consideration to switch over to drinking raw milk!

          It frustrates me that when I ask questions, and seek to learn more, I am often met with “5 kids died in so-and-so because of vaccines! Isn’t that all the info you need?!?!” Well no, I feel that it is right to keep searching for answers, so we can truly find what hurt and killed these children, instead of chasing a made-up demon.

          I think it is plausible that vaccines do cause harm, but I just need more information, that’s all.

          July 13th, 2012 2:53 pm Reply
          • Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen

            I completely agree with you! I find it so frustrating to have so much “she said he said” from BOTH sides of the argument, when all we really need is solid information that we can base our decisions on. I have found these two studies very helpful and informative personally;



            I hope this helps.

            July 15th, 2012 12:35 am
          • Helen T

            How about researching where the pharmaceutical companies are testing their drugs?

            I recently came across an article about how Indians (in India) are getting increasingly outraged over the bad side effects (and sometimes deadly) from drug trials of international pharmaceutical companies over there.
            I live in France, and this was a news item a couple of years ago: the French government now recommends doctors to sideline any new drug if there is an older one that can be prescribed for the same condition.
            If the French government is doubtful about the ‘double-blind’ studies…..????
            What about VIOXX and phen-phen? We had phen phen in France. Pharmacists started to refuse filling prescriptions because some customers were falling ill in a catastrophic way: needing double transplants! The wrapup to this report was bonechilling: as the very moment this drug was being taken off the market in France, it was being approved by the FDA in America.

            Continue to trust your double-blind studies.

            July 15th, 2012 2:33 am
          • Amy

            Rachel! Thanks for the links! I am glad there is another person out there that is so eagerly seeking correct information.

            Helen T., you are still just using condescending language instead of providing helpful alternatives to double blind studies. If you have an actual strategic plan for how to sort through both scientific and anecdotal evidence, then please tell me that. If not, please stop berating me for trying my best to find the most accurate information out there. Mocking me doesn’t make your point any more valid.

            July 15th, 2012 11:30 am
          • Helen T

            Amy – I’m sorry that if someone doesn’t agree with you, you feel they are berating you. Re-read my email – what’s the berate in it? If we were trusting the medical profession and double-blind studies, this blog would have no purpose. Good day to you.

            July 15th, 2012 3:24 pm
          • Amy

            Helent T., I suggest that you were rude because you kept acting as if it was stupid that I ask questions about what sources I should look into and why/how I should look into those sources. You seem to assume that I should accept “Everyone is lying, don’t trust doctors” as an answer in itself. What I want to know is where is the evidence that they are lying. I think that when I say this, you are assuming that I am saying “I want evidence, because I think you, Helen T., are lying.” This is not so, what I really mean is, “I do not know much on this subject, and to get a better understanding of all the different nuances of this issue it would be helpful if people could tell me where they got their information from, and why they trust those sources.”

            What I am hoping is that I would get information from all sorts of people. Once I have a lot of different viewpoints, articles, and anecdotes at my disposal, I can then judge for myself which argument seems to make the most sense.

            Also, you assume I am disagreeing with you. I am not. Disagreement would be saying, “Helen T., your beliefs about vaccines are radical and dangerous and I believe that every child should be vaccinated thoroughly.” But, again, that is not what I am saying. My position on the subject is as follows:

            I am intrigued by the idea that vaccines are harmful and unnecessary. I want to believe that this is true, and that there is a better way to care for children. My only issue is that I do not have enough information about this whole controversy to make a knowledgeable decision on whether or not to vaccinate my future kids. My second issue is that when I ask people to give me more detail on why children shouldn’t be vaccinated, they give my vague answers that sound like rumors. But I assume that there is some legitimate evidence out in the world that can show, at least in some small way, that vaccines are harmful.

            You seem to assume that because I am asking to understand more about both sides of this controversy, that I am obviously pro-vaccine.

            July 15th, 2012 5:15 pm
          • IC

            This doctor has done a few more interviews since Sarah originally posted. There is much information to think about (beyond autism), and I’ve never heard about most of this aside from her, which is ridiculous. It should be widely reported. Here is the link:


            The shows are “Autism – the Latest Studies” (7/18) and “Autism & Aborted Fetal Material” (7/19.)

            August 6th, 2012 1:37 am
          • Isabel

            Hi Amy, Way to go on switching over to raw milk. The stuff is amazingly delicious. One of my favorite articles is from the Weston A Price Foundation who does an amazing job at getting scientific evidence for it’s readers.

            I think that the best way to decide if you should vaccinate is to learn about the disease you are vaccinating against, how vaccines work, the ingredients in the vaccines, and the effectiveness of said vaccine. Doing that should give you a good foundation.

            November 15th, 2012 7:43 pm
  • Oceanside Chiropractor

    I guess pediatricians are very aggressive nowadays with all the vaccines. Maybe it’s still the parents discretion if they find it ok or not for their babies to receive these vaccines? Not sure about the risk factors, but it’s wise to look it up before going to monthly checkups.

    July 12th, 2012 12:19 am Reply
  • janice

    While your kids may have done fine with Pertussis, I assure you that is not always the case. As a healthcare worker, I have seen several infants become very ill – requiring mechanical ventilation as well as ECMO (heart/lung support). Some of these children have survived, some have not. These may not be the majority of cases, but the risk is very real and very present in today’s society. To minimize it is irresponsible.

    July 11th, 2012 11:18 pm Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      Most kids do just fine with pertussis. It is irresponsible to scare parents by telling them otherwise (for the very few that do have problems) and inject toxins into every single child when it is shown that the pertussis vaccine doesn’t even work. See my post from last week on this. The current outbreak in Washington State involves mostly fully vaccinated kids with pertussis. The phones are ringing off the hook at the Washington State Health Dept. with parents demanding to know why their child got pertussis and was up to date on his shots. Also, the cocooning strategy which involves vaccinating everyone around a baby to protect him from pertussis doesn’t work either. Australia just cut funding for this useless strategy.

      July 12th, 2012 6:44 am Reply
      • Judy

        Hi Sarah, I was just wondering if you could put a link here for that article about the ineffective vaccines in WA state. I can’t seem to find it. Thanks!

        July 12th, 2012 1:02 pm Reply
      • D.

        To me, this idea of cocooning is just ludicrous. In fact, in my estimation, it makes people even MORE susceptible to the many “diseases” for which we are vaccinated today. It’s just nutz. Vaccines shed. It’s a plain and simple fact. So, the more people who HAVE the vaccine, ANY vaccine (it isn’t just live virus vaccines as we believed in the past) the more people are exposed to the shedding process.

        I live in a town which has a military base just on the outskirts, so we get a lot of “military news” in our local papers. About three or four years ago, there as an article (in a real newspaper, not the online version) stuck waaaaaaaaay in the back of the paper about a guy who had just returned from overseas. He’d had a cluster of a gazillion and a half shots (all just to get BACK into the usa, if that makes any sense at all) and his three month old baby died about four days after he returned. It was a mystery for quite some time, but someone finally connected the dots and looked into the vaccinations as a possible cause. I guess their conclusion was that the vax did indeed have something to do with it, although the whole story has never been printed nor has another word been mentioned in the mainstream lamestream media in our area about the incident. I happen to know someone (a civilian) who works on base, and that’s how I found information on the real story. It was not being kept a secret on base, just that the local rags weren’t reporting it. Prolly had the puckey scared out of them by the major media thugs. If we all realized how often that sort of thing happens with the media, we’d be questioning all sorts of things – and that’ exactly what the big wigs don’t want us doing. Knowledge is power and they know that we know that.

        July 12th, 2012 1:23 pm Reply
      • janice

        You’ll notice I didn’t mention the pertussis vaccine. I was and am commenting only about about the disease itself. Regardless of anyone’s feelings on this vaccine or vaccinations in general, people have the right to know what they’re up against, about the pathology that’s out there. People should have all the information, so for you essentially say it’s not big deal is a misrepresentation. While many cases of pertussis are not terribly severe, some are and ultimately result in death; for some of the severe cases that required invasive management, there can be consequences from that as well (ie prolonged periods of mechanical ventilation or ECMO).

        July 13th, 2012 10:57 am Reply
        • Dana

          And people die from automobile accidents. I don’t see you telling them not to drive.

          July 15th, 2012 8:05 pm Reply
    • Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen

      While I agree that we need to minimize the risk, and to do anything else is completely irresponsible, this study actually shows that vaccines increase the risk to our vulnerable children;'s_Desk/post/Whooping_cough_immunity/

      July 14th, 2012 7:44 pm Reply
    • Dana

      And this kid’s dead, and not of pertussis, and don’t you dare minimize that either.

      If it wasn’t the vaccine then the health authorities should have nothing to fear. Let’s hear what actually did kill this young man and have out with it already.

      And of course you healthcare workers never have a thing to say about the sick vaccinated kids.

      I vaccinated my daughter, but I regret the varicella vaccine and I would not let them inject her with anything at the hospital after she was born. It is really tough to tell doctors “no, I don’t want this vaccine… no, I don’t want a multiple-disease vaccine…” Why is that? Haven’t you ever heard of the right to patient consent?

      July 15th, 2012 8:04 pm Reply
    • Amy

      Hey Janice,

      Just wondering how many of the kids that didn’t recover from Pertussis…were they vaccinated? Did the moms nurse?

      July 15th, 2012 11:30 pm Reply
    • joe

      Isn’t it strange the Dr’s were pushing the flu shot like crazy but 60 something wouldn’t
      take it them selves.

      The nurses refused to take the H1 N1 the biggest nursing association was was backing them.

      I say, you have injected other peoples children with the most dangerous crap known to man. Shut up and take your vaccines, and end up with a neurological disorder such as
      early on set Alzheimer’s

      Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota “found that children who had received the flu vaccine had three times the risk of hospitalization, as compared to children who had not received the vaccine.” (“Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have Three Times Risk of Hospitalization For Flu, Study Suggests”, Science Daily, May 20, 2009)

      So it appears, if children are 3 times more likely to be hospitalized later on in life than
      their peers who have not had the flu vaccine.

      That explains the reason the hospitals push the poison in the first place, it appears to be good for future business. In other words, it destroys the immune symptoms of the children.

      August 3rd, 2012 11:35 am Reply
  • Diana

    I’m so pleased we made the decision not to vacinate. Watching this made me cry and I couldn’t look when they were injecting that little baby.

    Watching the video you can tell the news presenters had pressure on them not to annoy the health authorities with the mention of ‘the diseases that the vacines have been proven to prevent are horrible’. Proven to prevent what?! When I was a baby I had a measles injection and I still got the measles. What prevention people?! Isn’t that the whole point of the introduction of more and more booster shots? They know they don’t prevent.

    The whole system is just so corrupt. I feel like writing an email to Dr Maixner, however he’s probably just another pawn in the system and believes (or wants to believe) everything he’s told and genuinely wants to make a difference. I also genuinely want to make a difference, so I chose not to vaccinate.

    Having found the WAPF and started taking nothing at face value I’ve started to become very annoyed. Not a nice thing to be, but I feel I have to keep researching and keep my eyes wide open just to protect my child. I really wish the world governments weren’t coerced into things by money and politics.

    Sarah’s right, it’s us mums who will force change in this world.

    July 11th, 2012 11:13 pm Reply
    • Joyce

      I love your comment! Well said! I am not a mother (yet), but I fear for my future children. I have tried to warn people about vaccines, and they just don’t listen. There have been many reports that is causes ADD, Autism, and all sorts of behavioral issues for children. I just hope people wake up to this.

      July 12th, 2012 3:53 pm Reply
  • Melissa c

    I am really concerned about the “whooping cough” vaccine now. General ads & news station seem to be pushing this which makes me suspicious. Any info on this type of vaccine?

    July 11th, 2012 10:27 pm Reply
    • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Just say no. My kids have all had whooping cough and I would never vaccinate for this even having gone through it (they all had it at the same time 6 years ago .. my daughter was very young at the time and was still totally fine).

      July 11th, 2012 10:30 pm Reply
      • Magda

        How timely… DH was showing me a video of a 4 month old here in GA who did not get a shot and is sick with whooping cough and in a hospital (for a month already and still no sign of getting better). I believe this vaccine is part of DTP (P being pertussis which is whooping cough) which is a very controversial vaccine to begin with… DH was worried since neither of our boys is vaxxed at all (one is almost 8, the other 2.5). I told him I was not worried since a) the vaccine doesn’t seem to be working since so many kids that come down with WC have been vaxxed and b) both our boys are over 2 which means they can handle the disease if they do get sick. So far the only childhood disease either one of my boys has had is roseola (my younger had it sometime around 1, I think).

        July 12th, 2012 11:50 am Reply
        • Rebekkah Smith

          We’ve always done an altered schedule, but with baby #3 on the way, I recently decided to research the pertussis vaccine some. My other two boys had mild reactions to it, and I was considering not getting it. What I learned is that it’s only a little over 50% effective and probably the most dangerous. When the media blames people who don’t vaccinate on the whooping cough outbreak, I think it’s ridiculous. I know people whose children were hospitalized for pertussis, and they all had gotten the vaccine already! Completely ridiculous.

          July 12th, 2012 12:37 pm Reply
      • Christy

        My 4 unvaccinated kids had it this spring, with our youngest being 8 months old at that time. It’s not any fun, and some of them are still getting over the lingering cough. The Chinese call it the “100 Day Cough.” However, not once did I wish I would have vaccinated them for it. Not only do I know several people whose vaccinated children also contracted pertussis, and one article I read mentioned 89% of people in some outbreak were vaccinated, but even if it was “effective,” I do not believe in tampering with our immune system and I would never inject toxic chemicals and diseased tissues (including aborted fetal cell lines) into my child.

        We treated them with many natural things, such as vitamin C, D, homeopathics, essential oils, and much more. There is much info online on things that help. Although we did make a useless trip to the doctor to be told they might have allergies and they couldn’t be contagious as they didn’t have fevers and various other incorrect information, they were treated at home with no help from conventional medicine.

        Even with a tiny baby, I’d be very hesitant to let the hospital treat them after recently reading this article:

        August 26th, 2012 12:25 pm Reply
    • Melissa

      whooping cough is going around my community and the vaccinated kids are the ones getting and spreading it…so yeah no vaccines any longer for my kids!

      July 12th, 2012 12:15 pm Reply
    • Sarah Warren

      Most of the kids who have serious side effects to whooping cough are infants, with most of the deaths being under 3 months old. Since you can’t even vaccinate against it until 6-8 weeks, most of these babies have contracted it before they can be vaccinated.

      What really protects babies is their mothers nursing. With the case I heard about recently that has a huge push, the baby contracted it in the first few weeks of life, and the mother never nursed. So, of course, the story is used to push for more vaccinations. How about pushing for more support to nurse, help for young mom’s who give up because it gets rough (believe me, I know how hard it is to nurse), but encouraging and supporting women. It’s so easy to give up when there are good formulas out there, but especially in the first few months of life when babies are so susceptible to illness, even if you do intend to vaccinate, breastfeeding is crucial! When my oldest was an infant, I got a horrible case of flu and couldn’t walk or eat. People kept trying to suggest I keep my baby away and give him formula so I could get better, but I kept him right next to me and nursed him like crazy. He never got it, though everyone else in the house did. What’s going to really help is nursing support and awareness…but there’s no money in that.

      July 13th, 2012 2:19 pm Reply
      • Jesse

        You got it!

        July 13th, 2012 11:29 pm Reply
      • christa

        Sarah, you are so right! Nursing really does protect the baby so much. When I had my second daughter we all got the stomach flu, we were so sick. Everyone got it but my baby, and she was around me always nursing, cuddling, etc. it was not until after I stopped nursing, which was about 1 1/2 yrs did she start getting colds. It is amazing what our bodies can do for our little ones.

        January 11th, 2013 1:16 pm Reply
    • Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen

      I found this article to be very helpful in understand pertussis immunity;'s_Desk/post/Whooping_cough_immunity/

      July 14th, 2012 7:11 pm Reply
  • Mary Ostyn (Owlhaven)

    Yikes, that is so incredibly sad. We vaccinated our kids (in the 90’s) on a VERY slow schedule, but back then there were so few vaccines. I can’t believe how many are recommended these days, and the more I read, the more I’m convinced I’d not vaccinate my kiddos at all these days.

    Mary, momma to 10

    July 11th, 2012 10:23 pm Reply

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