Do Nurses Have It Right About Vaccinations?

Many nurses are refusing to get vaccinated.

That may be a disturbing undercurrent question for healthcare authorities to consider in Israel where Mother and Child Healthcare Centers nurses refused to get vaccinated against pertussis.  Why would nurses, who vaccinate infants and children, refuse to get vaccinations for themselves even when a directive went out that all MCHC nurses must be vaccinated against pertussis?  Only two percent got those vaccinations by the end of three months.  That left healthcare authorities not only scratching their heads in amazement, but also apparently suggesting—and getting—a study performed to analyze the problem.  The results of that study are published in the journal Vaccine. [1]

The authors of the paper “What lies behind the low rates of vaccinations among nurses who treat infants” are ‘heavy-hitters’ from Israel’s School of Public Health and the Haifa District Health Office, Ministry of Health.  It appears from the authors’ pedigree that Israel health authorities are determined to do a shake down and probably “kick butt” to get vaccinations up to par among nurses, above all people.  So what did they find?  VacTruth readers probably won’t be surprised.

After reading the report, this author decided to classify the findings into several breakout reasons for easier and a more comprehensive interpretation of the study.

Reason 1: Nurses lack of trust in health authorities

Their lack of trust apparently was grounded in the H1N1 pandemic fiasco that had every thinking person questioning what all healthcare authorities were doing and mandating on a global basis.  Does that make those Israeli nurses bad nurses or bad people?  Heck no! I’d say they were correct in their mistrust.  Even the World Health Organization was called on the carpet for its part in misjudging a health crisis pandemic that never panned out.

Reason 2: Mistrust of health information

So why should nurses be different from parents and researchers—other than Big Pharma’s paid science performers—who see, know, and experience what’s going on with children after receiving vaccinations.  The nurses felt the information they received was inadequate, plus it did not answer their professional needs in helping them counsel families.  Perhaps that is not unique to the Israeli situation.  Many contend the same thing happens in the United States, i.e., doctors don’t know what the vaccine package inserts say.

Reason 3: The nurses right to autonomy

Nothing this author could say about that speaks more clearly than what one nurse is quoted as saying, “…what are we? –in Soviet Russia?…on principal I am not getting vaccinated this year.”  Furthermore, the nurses feel that they don’t want to be told what to do regarding their personal lives, which should not be mixed in with their profession. The Israeli nurses claim they should not have to be role models.

Reason 4: A fear of side effects

The article states that nurses have reported on their experiences with side effects of vaccinations, and “they felt the authorities were using them as guinea pigs.”

Furthermore, their claim that vaccines were not in use long enough to know what side effects to expect or were reported was valid reason for their fear.  This author is totally in agreement with that assessment.

Reason 5: Risk perceptions

Even though the nurses dealt daily with infants and children, they did not consider themselves to be at risk for contracting pertussis.  Furthermore, they wanted something that this author has been pitching for, for years, which is testing for levels of immunity response before vaccination, and not blindly assuming everyone has to be vaccinated.  This author thinks the important factor in testing infants, in particular, would be to check for mitochondrial proclivities that would increase a child’s vaccine adverse reactions that impact the brain with such anomalies as convulsions, febrile seizures, ADD, ADHD, and the autism spectrum disorder, e.g., health issues—some of which were never discussed in medical journals—except after children were mandated to get vaccinations in the 1980s.

Overall, the nurses expressed in the survey “the importance of having autonomy in the decision to be immunized against pertussis.”  Personally, I think that is every thinking person’s concern, desire, and inborn, God-given right: Autonomy not mandates.

The other issue the nurses were vocal about and that authorities everywhere don’t like hearing is, “their clients had the same right to decide for themselves whether or not to immunize their children and respected this.”  Such consensus must “bust the chops” of healthcare authorities and Big Pharma lobbyists everywhere, just not in Israel.

Interestingly, the Israeli MCHC nurses were not unique in their refusal to vaccinate.  There are several studies voicing similar concerns.  They include:

  • Seasonal and Pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination coverage and attitudes among health-care workers in a Spanish University Hospital, Vaccine 2009;28(July) 30)):4751-7.
  • Influenza vaccination compliance among health care workers in a German university hospital.  Infection 2009;37(June(3)):197-202.
  • The reluctance of nurses to get vaccinated against influenza. Vaccine 2010;28(June(29)):4548-9.
  • The age-old struggle against the antivaccinationists, New England Journal of Medicine 2011;364(January (2)):97-9.
  • Influenza vaccination of health care workers in hospitals—a review of studies on attitudes and predictors.  Vaccine 2009;27(June(30)):3935-44.

What apparently comes out of this is that nurses and other healthcare professionals question many issues that health authorities seemingly want to shove down the throats, literally speaking, of children, parents, and adults regarding vaccines and vaccination safety issues.  Very few are willing to take for granted that safety studies have been done because either they know what they see happening as adverse events or they know all too well the skullduggery that transpires in medical science to prove points.  Class action lawsuits against Big Pharma sometimes speak volumes.

Again, I must reiterate that nurses are no different from oncologists, those medical doctors who give chemotherapy to cancer patients. The very MDs who push chemo on cancer patients said in a survey that they would NOT take the very drugs they give to their cancer patients.  What does that tell you?

Something definitely is very wrong in medicine, and pharmacology in particular with vaccines as a huge moneymaker in the healthcare market place.  Medicine and health authorities really need to assess that the healthcare consumer is smarter than they think. Authorities also need to revamp not only their thinking but also their science to a factual basis if they want to be taken seriously not only by the public, but also by healthcare professionals.



[1] O Baron-Epel, et al. What lies behind the low rates of vaccinations among nurses who treat infants? Vaccine 30 (2012):3151-3154


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Catherine J. Frompovich

Catherine J Frompovich is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting. Catherine is an editor and writing consultant who helps authors get into publication. For numerous semesters she taught several writing courses for a suburban Philadelphia school district’s Adult Evening School. Her passion is assisting and guiding authors into print. Catherine’s latest book, A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, will be available on and as a Kindle eBook sometime in July 2012. Two of Catherine’s more recent books on are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).

  • guest

    I refuse all vaccinations for many of the same reasons and will provide information to parents who are unsure about their stance so they can research it and make an informed decision and not one based on pseudoscience and witch doctor theories.

  • guest

    I refuse all vaccinations for many of the same reasons and will provide information to parents who are unsure about their stance so they can research it and make an informed decision and not one based on pseudoscience and witch doctor theories.

  • guest

    I refuse all vaccinations for many of the same reasons and will provide information to parents who are unsure about their stance so they can research it and make an informed decision and not one based on pseudoscience and witch doctor theories.

  • Aaron

    I have a good friend who is a pediatric nurse at a major metropolitan hospital.  She has witnessed the side effects first hand of babies receiving the Hep B shots so many times that when she gave birth to her son, she completely refused to give him ANY vaccinations at all.

    She was HEAVILY pressured by the doctors at the hospital where she worked to get the shots.  She felt like she was being attacked for not “following the rules” to the point she switched pediatricians, and went to a doctor (MD) who realizes the dangers of vaccines, and she couldn’t be happier!  

    She isn’t alone – there are THOUSANDS of nurses who feel the same way, and for good reason!   

  • Ron

    a lot of us know the scam against the people today as far as detrimental medical procedures and vaccinations with no proof of efficacy.Its all about the money and the people are guinea pigs!

  • Whisperedscrets

    where do i go to find Ingredients in shots? like what is in the whooping cough shot?

  • Judyssmile

    I am a nurse and I would never under any circumstances be vaccinated or promote vaccinating anyone else.  We are destroying the health of our children for God’s sake!  As big pharma has gotten legislation to remove any liability for injuries to children and patients—big pharma is pushing through state senates and houses to mandate vaccines.  Doesn’t anyone see what is going on here? Wake up people!  Good intelligent parents who have done their research are being criminalized. When damaged is FORCED upon their children they, the parents, have the years and years of heartache and financial burden to bear.  We are saying “good-bye” to democracy in this country.  Those of you who vote to force vaccines on our children are the guilty ones!!!
    You destroy democracy and health and the security of American homes.  You bow to ALEC!
    Shame on you!   Judith

  • Abe

    google NVIC or SaneVax

  • Guest

     1. ingredient list for all vaccines from the CDC — By Vaccine — By Ingredient

    2. Link to look at vaccine inserts
    3. links on the effects of some of the individual vaccine ingredients – Vaccine Schedule — VAERs Database (Research ‘Reported’ Adverse Reactions for Each Vaccine on Schedule – Remember this is estimated about <10% of total reactions)

  • Vaccine Risks

    Excellent and relevant article. The authors of the study obviously have one aim – to belittle nurses (and others) who are critical regarding vaccines so as to make their views appear to be stupid, unreasonable and irresponsible. 

    There are obviously several and varied reasons for the nurses being critical, including personally experienced adverse reactions, adverse reactions observed concerning others who are vaccinated, and investigating about vaccines from unbiased sources.

    All these reasons deserve respect. The nurses should protest strongly against the conclusions of this study.

  • Vaccine Risks

    Excellent and relevant article. The authors of the study obviously have one aim – to belittle nurses (and others) who are critical regarding vaccines so as to make their views appear to be stupid, unreasonable and irresponsible. 

    There are obviously several and varied reasons for the nurses being critical, including personally experienced adverse reactions, adverse reactions observed concerning others who are vaccinated, and investigating about vaccines from unbiased sources.

    All these reasons deserve respect. The nurses should protest strongly against the conclusions of this study.

  • Patriciamonahanjordan

    I am sure glad the refuse them! Why do you think there is so much diabetes and autoimmune disease, obesity in the nursing populations? The reason is vaccine induced diseases from taking mandated vaccines, flu vaccines, hep B vaccines. They should be able to refuse, the soldiers should be able to refuse the kids in public schools should be able to refuse and……we should not be jabbing third world countries into disease with vaccines! Most of them are malnourished and should not be slammed with vaccines. Now, it does very well suit our government and the drug and biotech industries to have forced vaccinations! By the way, did you know it is the US government that finances these industries? They do this with our SOCIAL SECURITY FUNDS! IF everyone figures out the poisonous effects of the vaccines in creating chronic disease, disability, death…..then who will continue to buy the poisons?
    See for yourself right on the PHS website, the CDC is a military organization, the drugs and biotech is funded mainly by the US Government… order to ensure profits, they have to get rid of the poison product. When Bill Gates went behind closed door with the US Dept of Treasury with his Microsoft Monopoly Case, he came out for the first time as a PHILANTHROPIST vaccinating the world’s children into disease and getting other wealthy entities to help this effort. This way, we pay in to Social Security and most don’t get a pay out for the damage this racket does to your health! Nurses are probably wisening up…….no medical tyrrany for them!
    Wake up America!
    Dr. Jordan

  • jellibean

    Great article Catherine! Very thought provoking. Good to see writers thinking and reporting on others that think outside the box.  Maybe vaccines are on the way out.  I am praying that this awareness becomes mainstream in the short term. WHO certainly ruined the reputation of vaccines by being over zealous in their fear mongering campaign.  That will teach them for being greedy ETC? I would be thrilled if this house of cards came tumbling down but not sure if I will see it in my life time.   

  • jellibean

    Hi Whispercedscrets.  I would like to offer an answer to your question.  Check out http://www.think twice.  I’m sure you will find vaccine ingredients on this web site.  Also check out Dr Sherri Tenpenny she lists all ingredients in all of the vaccines in one of her books but check out her site as well.  Hope this answers your query.  

  • Heartbroken parent

    When my son was born 10 wks premature, we had to sign a blanket agreement form for all of his treatments at the hospital.  He got his Hep B shot within 24 hrs of birth, even though being a premie put him at high risk for neurological problems.  In most places today, if a baby is born in a hospital and his/her parents refuse the Hep B shot, the baby will be taken away from them for “medical neglect”.  Yet in 1999, a nurse who represented nurses in a school district wrote a letter to Congress re a Hep B vaccines hearing.  She clearly stated why her group found the single link to the rapidly rising percentage of disabilities in schools  to be Hep B vaccinations.  Congress ignored her insights, and parents increasingly run into legal trouble for refusing vaccinations.  We will be bearing the brunt of our son’s autism for the rest of his life. Our precious child has been bullied and excluded, and we see his struggles every day.  If I could go back in time, I would prefer a firing squad to what we have faced and will face.  Big business and our government have taken our son’s future from him.

  • guest

    Does anyone know of a autistic child that has never been vaccinated?

  • Amaragrace

    The full ingredients list of vaccines – any vaccine – is not possible to know… here is what the manufacturer’s are forced to disclose, and what the government will admit to: This list is a bit more comprehensive, with definitions & links: that…TESTING OF BATCHES  –  NO TWO ARE THE SAME

    In pharmaceutical production there are never two batches which are the same with respect to test results, be they physical, chemical or microbiological etc. This applies to all injections including vaccines.

    One operates in regions, for example: the amount of an ingredient must be within +10% to – 10% of the stated amount.

    A certain (small) percentage from each batch is tested and it is deduced from these results whether or not the whole batch should be approved.  “Many vaccine ingredients are not known. Some (“GRAS”, Generally Recognized as Safe), eg peanut oil are not disclosed even to doctors, due to trade secrets (“proprietary formulations”).

    Some substances are not known even to the manufacturers because they are unexpectedly discovered as analysis methods become more advanced.
    There are many examples including SV40 in the polio vacc, suspected of causing millions of cancer cases and pig DNA in the rotavirus vacc, both discovered long after the vaccines had been marketed.
    The discovery of recombinant gene modified HPV DNA in Gardasil has unknown consequences which may be horrific.”

    Personal correspondence with “…Fly In My Vaccine Soup” author 1-6-12
    ““There has to be a test specially designed to detect specific DNA or specific viruses. If that test doesn’t exist, or it isn’t run, or it is run incorrectly (they are technically challenging to perform) viruses and dangerous DNA that can lead latent viruses to mutate and effect human cells and DNA will have their day. The FDA relaxes the allowable contaminating DNA counts to suite the needs of the pharma manufacturers if they cannot perform up to standards. This has been done. Just how much stray viral and animal DNA do you suppose is safe? 100 picograms was the original recommendation on some MMR vaccines but the companies could not do that, so they decided that 10 Nanongrams would be OK. In some cases even more was determined to be OK. But hey relax! Paul Offit and FDA are saying not to worry about that tiny amount of dna because they are taking care to make sure you won’t get sick from it. Pig virus (ie. raw pork sushi) for you little infant in your Paul Offit special Rotatek? Not a problem don’t worry your kid will eat pork so it is the same thing is what they say…but umm don’t you COOK your pork (…and do you inject raw pork)? Stray viruses and DNA are probably the norm rather than the exception in vaccines….”  ~Dr. Suzanne Humphries,  Personal correspondanceFOREIGN/HUMAN DNA
    Former drug company scientist Helen Ratajczak says that about the same time vaccine makers took most thimerosal out of most vaccines (with the exception of flu shots which still widely contain thimerosal), they began making some vaccines using human tissue…. Human tissue is currently used in 23 vaccines. She discusses the increase in autism incidences corresponding with the introduction of human DNA to MMR vaccine, and suggests the two could be linked. The Secret Sterilizing Ingredients of Vaccines Jun 19, 2011 
    Polysorbate 80 and Squalene Cause Infertility – Graham Briggs…  Polysorbate 80 and Squalene Together are Ideal Sterilizing Agents

    Far from being mere anecdotal reports, scientists are aware that an ideal sterilizing recipe is polysorbate 80 and squalene oil together, as they demonstrated in this patent for an animal contraceptive vaccine:
    “In a preferred embodiment the vaccine comprises oil, preferably a biodegradable oil such as squalene oil. Typically, the vaccine is prepared using an adjuvant concentrate which contains lecithin in squalene oil. The aqueous solution glycoprotein is typically a phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) solution, and additionally preferably contains Tween 80,” as is written about here.
    This is exactly what some vaccines contain. (Well Referenced article) 
     The Secret Sterilizing Ingredients of Vaccines |,”…Recently I contacted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and asked if there is a requirement for manufacturers of injections including vaccines to produce documentation concerning particulate matter after puncture of rubber stoppers. The complete reply from FDA is posted below (3).
    It is surprising and disconcerning to learn from the answer received :
    “To the best of my knowledge, there is no specific requirement for the manufacturer to count and identify particles after vaccine stoppers are punctured”.Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 610.13
     states, in part, “Products shall be free of extraneous material except that which is unavoidable in the manufacturing process described in the approved biologics license application”.
    In Title 21 CFR, Part 600.3(r), purity is defined as the “relative freedom from extraneous matter in the finished product, whether or not harmful to the recipient or deleterious to the product”. This regulation can be found at the following web address:
    We hope this information is helpful.
    Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
    Food and Drug Administration

    “…(Meetings)  between top officials and expert scientists from the FDA, Centers for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the WHO and others, each providing evidence and/or confirmation that all vaccines are dangerously contaminated….”

  • Viera Scheibner

    The most interesting thing about the latest refusal of vaccination by nurses in Israel is that they apparently are still happy to jab infants despite knowing how dangerous and ineffective vaccines are, the pertussis-containing ones included.  It has been known and published for more than acentury in medical journals that no vaccines prevent diseases, all that they cause is a harmful immune response – anaphylaxis. Vaccines increases susceptiblity to the diseases they are supposed to prevent. Measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, flu, in fact epidemics of all so-called vaccine-preventable diseases occur mainly in the vaccinated. This is all published in refereed orthodox medical journals.  Provaccinators don’t seem to read this information, and if they do, they ignore it. Paradoxically, it is those who oppose vaccination that read medical papers and get their facts against vaccines from them. 

    Smallpox was not eradicated by vaccination, it practically disappeared together with many other infectious diseases due to better nutrition, and especially better vitamin C status. Smallpox was pronounced eradicated because the risks of vaccination outweighed the perceived benefits. Indeed, smallpox stopped occurring when vaccination ceased. Polio has not been eradicated by vaccination: the wild virus polio was pronounced eradicated while vaccine-caused paralysis was given different names and is rampant.
    Despite all this being OBVIOUS and published information easily accessable on the Internet, too many parents still vaccinate their children.  Too many medical  professionals who don’t vaccinate themselves and their children still happily vaccinate and damage other peoples’ children.

    Australian Immunisation Hanbdbook 9th edition lists 4 pages of serious reactions of all vaccines including death, and almost all (the manufacturers don’t have to declare some, such as peanut oil) ingredients in vaccine including thiomersal still present in some vaccines. Look it up.

    Check the problems with vaccines BEFORE vaccinating. Check your legal rights. In most civilised countries vaccination is not mandatory.

  • jellibean

    Thank you Dr Scheibner for your post here.  I have always found your professional opinion most fascinating and thought provoking.  

  • jellibean

    What a interesting question! Certainly begs an answer.

  • ZoeyMO

     Yes, quite a few.  Most have been subject to other verifiable toxic insults, such as high mercury, or general anesthesia in infancy, or a mother who drank a great deal of diet soda laced with aspartame, or repeated high doses of antibiotics.  Vaccines are not the ONLY pathway to autism, just a significant one.

  • ZoeyMO

     I was quite surprised (and irritated) with the number of nurses who had no trouble injecting infants with substances they themselves did not want to be injected with.  Apparently, a number of them still believe that there is an upside to the vaccines, but consider it likely that they are immune to pertussis (from exposure and repeated vaccinations) and, therefore, it is unnecessary for them to have further vaccinations.

  • Patrons99

    There will come at time, in the very near future, when we outnumber them, regardless of the moral values that we stand for – medical freedom – the God-given, unenumerated, inalienable right to autonomy over our bodies. Governments do not own our bodies!. Personally, I’m fed up with backing-up to them. If it comes down to the “Last man standing”…so be it! At least, my life will have meaning! Why don’t we all just collectively decide to say no to the pharma cartel? I’m ready: NO PHARMA! We don’t need more big government…we need medical freedom. We need a Libertarian in the White House! Now, more than ever!

  • Lou

    “He got his Hep B shot within 24 hrs of birth.”

    For God’s and your babies sake have your babies at HOME. The Medical Industry has totally failed us. Women have been having babies at home or in the woods forever.

  • Lou

    “Why don’t we all just collectively decide to say no to the pharma cartel?”

    IMO it takes just a little more than this. I say NO to Big Medicine. If we stop visiting our doctors especially our Pediatricians perhaps they will get the idea. With the net it is relatively easy to solve most medical problems yourself. For example if you give up most sugar your immune system will improve by 100%. Not bad for free.

  • Betsy Singh-Anand

     Home birth and then home school!!!

    I was a nurse for over 20 years, and I got to the point that it bothered my conscious. I knew I was doing much more harm than good, and I was forced to “teach” my patients things I knew to be wrong. There is nothing the “health” care industry hates more than a nurse who thinks for him/herself (except a nurse who gives out REAL information!). Too many rules, too much abuse and oppression. It felt like the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders when I decided that I couldn’t bear one more day of it.

    Now I’ve been substitute teaching. Do whatever you have to do to facilitate home schooling your children. Lie, beg, cheat, steal …. the public schools really ARE that bad!

  • Krista

    You as a parent can refuse the Hep B vaccine without fear of your child being taken away. All you do is don’t sign the form and they are cool about it. You can even tell them you’re waiting until he/she is 2 months old to give the vaccine, even if you aren’t. I’ve heard of people refusing the vitamin K shot and even refusing the blood test. Some people have their doctor order oral vitamin K for the baby instead of the shot, that can be done.