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What’s In a Vaccine?

Do you know that ABORTED FETAL TISSUE is in your vaccines?  What about latex, anti-freeze, formaldehyde, cow, monkey, chick, and pig parts…mercury, and other toxic heavy metals and chemicals? It’s hard to believe that while there are actual federal regulations for how someone can handle these toxic chemicals, they still allow us to put them in our kids’ bodies.  Keep reading below to see the entire list and then a glossary of terms (so us normal people can understand what all that stuff really is!).

Vaccinating your child is a very personal choice and we will never push our choice onto anyone.  However, I really believe that more people would opt out of them if they knew the whole truth about vaccines — what is in them, what happens to your immune system responses, and your legal right to not have them.  Knowledge is power!
 Our family has chosen to not vaccinate our three children.  Although our kids do get sick from time to time, and have even encountered the flu or other things, they have always fought it off…and usually much quicker than the kids around them. We get asked alot, “What about when they go to school? Don’t they have to have vaccinations to get in?” Our school age children have never had a problem getting into school. It is your right, for now, as an American citizen to choose however you as the parent see best for your children. You simply go to your local health department and get a form that says you have chosen to not vaccinate for “religious reasons” (that’s just what the paper says) and then turn it in with your child’s school registration.  It’s that simple.  You may get a few raised eyebrows and even a dirty look or two, but that is OK with me because our decision has come out of an informed place, rather than a place of fear.  Read on so that you can be informed. And then, whatever decision you make for your family, at least you will know you’ve looked at all sides!


Below is a list of ingredients found in vaccinations.  Some may be shocking to you–I know they were to us the first time we saw this list!
Please note in the list of vaccine ingredients below the number of common vaccines that are made using tissue from aborted human babiesincluding the measles, mumps, rubella vaccines many children receive.

***I would love feedback on this, as it can be a heated topics.  I am in no way attempting to force my views on anyone.  I just believe there is so much power in being informed.  What you do with that knowledge is your choice.  Please leave a comment!

Vaccine Ingredients

Acel-Immune
DTaP
Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed
Lederle Laboratories
1-800-934-5556
produced using formaldehyde, thimerosal, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, polysorbate 80, gelatin

Act HIB
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate
Connaught Laboratories
1-800-822-2463
produced using ammonium sulfate, formalin, sucrose, thimerosal

medium: semi-synthetic

Attenuvax
Measles Virus Vaccine Live
Merck & Co, Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolized gelatin
medium: chick embryo

DPT
Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
1-800-366-8900 ext. 5231
produced using aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, ammonium sulfate, washed sheep red blood cells, glycerol, sodium chloride, thimerosal

medium: porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein

Energix-B
Hepatitis B
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
1-800-633-8900 ext. 5231
produced using aluminum hydroxide, thimerosal
medium:  yeast (possibly 5% residual)

Havrix
Hepatitis A
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
1-800-633-8900 ext. 5231
produced using formalin, aluminum hydroxide, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), polysorbate 20, residual MRC5 proteins (from medium)

medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

Biavax
Rubella and Mumps Virus Vaccine Live
Merck & Co, Inc.

1-800-672-6372
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolized gelatin
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

HibTiter
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib)
Lederle Laboratories

1-800-934-5556
produced using polyribosylribitol, ammonium sulfate, thimerosal
medium: chemically defined, yeast based

Fluvirin
Influenza Virus Vaccine
Medeva Pharmaceuticals

1-888-MEDEVA
(716)274-5300
produced using embryonic fluid (chicken egg), neomycin, polymyxin, thimerosal, betapropiolactone
medium: embryonic fluid (chicken egg)

FluShield
Influenza Virus Vaccine, Trivalent, Types A&B
Wyeth-Ayerst
1-800-934-5556
produced using gentamicin sulfate, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, tri(n)butylphosphate, thimerosal
medium: chick embryos

IPOL
Inactivated Polio Vaccine
Connaught Laboratories
1-800-822-2463
produced using 3 types of polio virus, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), neomycin, streptomycin, polymyxin B
medium: VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells

MMR
Measles Mumps Rubella Live Virus Vaccine
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using sorbitol, neomycin, hydrolyzed gelatin
mediums: M&M – chick embryo
Rubella - human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

M-R-Vax
Measles and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin
mediums: M – chick embryo
R – human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

Menomune
Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine
Connaught Laboratories
1-800-822-2463
produced using thimerosal, lactose
medium: freeze dried polysaccharride antigens from Neisseria Meningitidis

Meruvax II
Rubella Virus Vaccine Live
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

Mumpsvax
Mumps Virus Vaccine Live
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

Orimune
Poliovirus Vaccine Live Oral Trivalent
Lederle Laboratories
1-800-934-5556
produced using 3 types of attenuated polioviruses, streptomycin, neomycin, calf serum, sorbitol
medium: monkey kidney cell culture

Pneumovax
Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using phenol and capsular polysaccharides from the 23 most prevalent pneumococcal types

Imovax
Rabies Vaccine Adsorbed
Connaught Laboratories
1-800-822-2463
produced using human albumin, neomycin sulfate, phenol red indicator
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

Rabies Vaccine Adsorbed
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
1-800-366-8900 ext. 5231
produced using betapropiolactone, aluminum phosphate, sodium, ethylmercurithiosalicylate (thimerosal), phenol red
medium: fetal rhesus monkey lung cells

Recombivax
Hepatitis B Vaccine Recombinant
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using thimerosal, aluminum hydroxide
medium: yeast (residual < 1% yeast protein)

RotaShield
Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, Tetravalent
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
1-800-934-5556
produced using 1 rhesus monkey rotavirus, 3 rhesus-human reassortant viruses, sucrose, monosodium glutamate (MSG), potassium monophosphate, potassium diphosphate, fetal bovine serum, neomycin sulfate, amphotericin B
medium: fetal rhesus monkey diploid cell line

Varivax
Varicella Virus Vaccine Live
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using sucrose, phosphate, glutamate, processed gelatin
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

Information above supplied by Dawn Winkler

Dawn Winkler
Vice President
Concerned Parents for Vaccine Safety
(775)289-7928
noshots4me@yahoo.com
http://home.sprynet.com/~noshots/index.htm

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Glossary
CHEMICAL PROFILES AND DEFINITIONS:

Sources: EDF (Environmental Defense Fund) & MME (Mosby’s Medical Encyclopdia)

Ammonium Sulfate:
EDF Suspected – gastrointestinal or liver toxicant, neurotoxicant, respiratory toxicant

Amphotericin B:
MME definintion – a drug used to treat fungus infections. Known allergyto this drug prohibits use. Side effects include blood clots, blood defects, kidney problems, nausea and fever. When used on the skin, allergic reactions can occur.

Aluminum:
EDF Suspected – cardiovascular or blood toxicant, neurotoxicant, respiratory toxicant. More hazardous than most chemicals in 2 out of 6 ranking systems on at least 2 federal regulatory lists

Beta-Propiolactone:
EDF Recognized – carcinogen
EDF Suspected – gastrointestinal or liver toxicant, respiratory toxicant, skin or sense organ toxicant. More hazardous than most chemicals in 3 out of 3 ranking systems on at least 5 federal regulatory lists. Ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds (worst 10%) to humans

Formaldehyde:
EDF Recognized – carcinogen
Suspected – gastrointestinal or liver toxicant, immunotoxicant, neurotoxicant, reproductive toxicant, respiratory toxicant skin or sense organ toxicant.  More hazardous than most chemicals in 5 out of 12 ranking systems on at least 8 federal regulatory lists.  Ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds (worst 10%) to ecosystems and human health

Gentamicin Sulfate: an antibiotic

Hydrolyzed Gelatin: obtained from selected pieces of calf and cattle skins, de-mineralized cattle bones (ossein) and porkskin

Monosodium Glutamate: Normally used as a flavor enhancer in a variety of foods, however, due to concerns expressed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, MSG was removed from all products intended for use in infants under the age of one. Injections of glutamate into laboratory animals have resulted in damage to nerve cells in the brain.

Neomycin: an antibiotic

Phenol : aka Carbolic Acid
EDF Suspected – cardiovascular or blood toxicant, developmental toxicant, gastrointestinal or liver toxicant, kidney toxicant, neurotoxicant, respiratory toxicant, skin or sense organ toxicant.  More hazardous than most chemicals in 3 out of 10 ranking systems on at least 8 federal regulatory lists.

Phenoxyethanol: aka Antifreeze
EDF Suspected – developmental toxicant, reproductive toxicant. Less hazardous than most chemicals in 3 ranking systems
Polyribosylribitol: a component of the Hib bacterium

Polymyxin: an antibiotic

Polysorbate:
EDF Suspected – skin or sense organ toxicant

Sorbitol: EDF Suspected – gastrointestinal or liver toxicant. Less hazardous than most chemicals in 1 ranking system

Streptomycin: an antibiotic

Sucrose: refined sugar

Thimerosal:
EDF Recognized – development toxicant
Suspected – skin or sense organ toxicant

Tri(n)butylphosphate:
EDF Suspected – kidney toxicant, neurotoxicant More hazardous than most chemicals in 2 out of 3 ranking systems on at least 1 federal regulatory list

 

13 Comments
  1. I’ve known for a while that a lot of vaccines can be hazardous to babies and this explains perhaps why. My question is, why are these chemicals in the vaccines? What benefits do they have? There must of been a reason for these chemicals, I wouldn’t think that they would just throw in some very hazardous chemicals like antifreeze for no reason (and with antifreeze, is it specifically antifreeze that you could go get at an autostore or a chemical with similar properties?).

    At any rate, I’m not in support of vaccines, I just feel the need to look at a broader view and ask why they are there in the first place. That way, I feel like it provides a more balanced argument to understand both sides and than come to a conclusion. If it is truly to the benefit of parents to opt out of vaccines, which to some degree I agree with and will do with my children, having both sides of the argument fairly represented shouldn’t hurt that case.

  2. I’m sorry, but the whole anti-vaccine debate should be a non-issue. Try to tell the parents in Minnesota whose kids died of H. influenza bacterial meningitis that vaccines are harmful for kids. Try talking to the families of the measles epidemic in California that it’s better to risk disease than give your children these awful vaccines. You are putting your children at soooo much risk doing this to them. Vaccines were created for a purpose and that is to prevent diseases where they can be prevented.

    The tie between autism and MMR vaccines has been disproven over and over. The scientists themselves have come out and said they were paid to say what they said in the initial study which postulated a link. All we have is anecdotal information from parents which is probably nothing more than coincidence in a child who was destined for the Autistic Spectrum from birth secondary to the genes God gave them.

    “Why should I give my kid the polio vaccine? You never hear of polio anymore.” This is terrible logic. The reason you never see it is the vaccine has been so effective in eradicating the disease.

    Ultimately the choice lies with the parents to make educated decisions for their minors who are unable to make their own decisions. For me and my family we are vehemently in favor of vaccines.

  3. You guys are such a GREAT family and example! I love seeing you all live a maximized life! I’m praying for you!

  4. Hey there! We haven’t met yet, I’m Kathy & Duane Wards daughter:). My mom told me about your blog and I’m so glad that she did! I am a CNC (certified nutrition coach) here in Franklin and my husband and I raise our three boys as natural as possible. We too have opted to not vaccinate at this point (although our first son WAS vaccinated because we weren’t educated on the issue at that point), although I do believe that vaccines are necessary- I also believe that at this point they aren’t safe.
    I do believe that there is a link between the MMR and autism, I’ve kept up with Jenny McCarthy’s website because I think her sons story is so amazing. He was diagnosed with autism soon after his MMR but now is almost 100% healed. Jenny decided after he was diagnosed that she would go the natural route to persue healing and it worked! Anyway- I love her story!
    Thank you for posting about vaccinations, it’s good to know that there are a lot of parents out there who are building awareness. It’s great to have support!
    I hope we can meet in person soon!:)

    blessings!
    Marie

  5. Forgot:
    I wanted to leave my blog address at the end of my post but forogt- oops! Here it is:
    sexdiapersrocknroll.blogspot.com

  6. Just wanted to say I read your blog. It is so interesting and Im so happy you posted that. I have been babysitting for so long for so many diff kids and I see firsthand what is happening from these infant vaccinations. There are so many kids being diagnosed with autism and I really believe its from the vaccinations. I can count at least 3 or 4 little boys that I know from babysitting who have been diagnosed with Autism, ADD,ADHD, and My sister is studying education here at pba and she did an entire research paper on this. This is exactly what her professors are teaching her.
    Just wanted to say Im glad you put this on your blog, people need to be aware. And whenever I have kids one day Im gunna do the same thing u did.

    Hope your family is doing well. your kids are beautiful!!
    you are such a good mom!! :) )))

    Bethany

  7. A little bit of research to back up the Oates but not as if they need it:

    “Drugs, vaccines and other medical measures contributed a mere 1 to 3.5% to the decline in U.S. mortality since the turn of the century.”
    -Harvard University and Boston University (1977)

    “Improvements in the health of our people as a group have been from cleaning up the water supply: sanitation, not medical care.”
    -( Journal for the American Medical Association, Sept ’77)

    “I am convinced that the increase of cancer is due to vaccination.” – Forbes Laurie, MD, Medical Director of the Metropolitan Cancer Hospital, London

    “The most frequent disposing condition for cancerous development is; vaccination and re-vaccination.”
    -Dennis Turnbull, MD (30 years cancer researcher).

  8. Hi, nice post. I have been thinking about this issue,so thanks for posting. I will probably be coming back to your posts. Keep up the good work

  9. Thank God you are posting this…
    I have trying to get my sister to not vaccinate her children for a while now. To no avail.
    It seems that some people become the proverbial ostrich with their head stuck in the sand and believe that if they don’t look at something, then it can’t hurt them. So thanks for all of your research and posting the glossary and sources for them

    • You are so welcome! I am glad it can be a useful resource. The old phrase “What you don’t know can’t hurt you” is so wrong. In this case, “What you don’t know can KILL you.” Knowledge is power and I think it is great that you love your sister enough to help her see both sides.

  10. Thanks for posting all your thoughts and research! I love being as knowledgeable as possible about pretty much anything!

    Our children do get some vaccinations but we don’t even start the shots until they are about one year old. By this time they have built up a better immune system so that they can fight off the shots easier and faster than at 2 months!! Even once they begin to get the shots, they get 1 at a time and we don’t get any flu shots, hep shots, chicken pox shots, and I think some others as well. We do the tdap (starting at well over 1 year), pneumeoccal (starting at well over 1 year), polio, and my son did get the MMR shot but not until he was about 3 1/2. To say the least we are WAY behind on the shot “schedule” and I really don’t mind:) We just try and be extra diligent about hand washing and other germy stuff.
    My daughter recently had to get 4 stitches in her finger from a laceration on a stainless steal table at a baseball stadium, at the ER the male nurse was talking about the DTaP shot and how she should have one. When I said that she has only had 1 and what if someone already had all the shots they needed of that, he very non-chalauntly said “oh even if they have had all their doses we would give them another, it won’t hurt them.” My husband and I couldn’t believe that! She just turned 2 in feb!! They didn’t even have or “need” her shot records which seems strange to me.
    Anyway sorry for the long post:)

  11. I am educating myself and have a question for you. Where did you obtain your ingredient lists from? Did you call or did you obtain the label? Thanks so much for the work you are doing!

    • We had a doctor friend who called for us. They will not but the ingredients on the labels anymore. Even the flu vaccine, which has mercury in it, comes now in a box without the ingredients and they have changed the name of mercury to something less known by the general public (thimerisol). When you ask to see it, they tell you they can’t show you or you won’t find the ingredients listed on the box anyway! That’s just one example.

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