Vaccination – A Very Personal Decision. Are You Informed?

Vaccination is a very personal choice and may not be appropriate for all children.

Vaccination is a very personal choice and may not be appropriate for your child.

You are about to become a parent. Inside your womb, a little miracle is growing. If you are like my wife and I, you take a proactive approach to your child’s safety. You find the best car seats, the safest toys, plan your child’s educational future. You want nothing but the best for your unborn child.

The moment arrives. As you are holding your newborn child in your arms for the first time, someone in the next room or down the hall prepares a little shot for your baby. Soon your baby will be injected with neurotoxins and other preservatives, and their immune system will be challenged to its core. This is one aspect of parenthood you haven’t researched, as you haven’t heard about anyone jumping off the vaccination bandwagon.

You wouldn’t take a chance on car seats, formula, cribs, or toys, but you are unknowingly taking one on vaccines. If you’re lucky, you’ll take your child home soon without visible complications. If you aren’t lucky, you may experience what other parents in your situation have experienced: a vaccine-injured child.


Now, as you become aware that you have not researched vaccines, you can become proactive. You will want credible information to help guide you to make an informed decision.

Every year, tens of thousands of children in America and around the world are severely injured or killed by vaccines. This isn’t an urban myth or a debatable accusation—it’s an easily verifiable fact.

The United States government keeps a database to record such events. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately 30,000 Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reports are filed annually, with 10-15 percent classified as serious, resulting in permanent disability, hospitalization, life-threatening illnesses or death. [1] And those are only the reported cases of vaccine induced deaths, disability, illness and hospitalization.

The vast majority of people have no idea that vaccines pose both obvious and hidden dangers to their children—until their own child experiences a severe, vaccine-related reaction.

A mother states the following:

Vaccines kill at a much higher rate than we are led to believe. We play vaccine roulette with our children’s lives and we never know which child will fall victim next. If the odds are 1 in 500,000 for death, 1 in 100,000 for permanent brain injury, 1 in 1,700 for seizures and convulsions or 1 in 100 for adverse reaction, are you willing to take that chance? Are any odds acceptable enough to convince you to gamble with your child’s life?

I can assure you that death from vaccination is neither quick nor painless. I helplessly watched my daughter suffer an excruciatingly slow death as she screamed and arched her back in pain, while the vaccine did as it was intended to do and assaulted her immature immune system.

The poisons used as preservatives seeped through her tiny body, overwhelming her vital organs one by one until they collapsed. It is an image that will haunt me forever, and I hope no other parent ever has to witness it. [2]

You don’t have to play the lottery with your child’s life, hoping nothing goes wrong when they are injected with the potentially lethal neurotoxins such as formaldehyde, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, thimerosal, and polysorbate 80, which are routinely included in vaccines. [3]

There are plenty of resources available to provide you with a review of the medical and scientific literature surrounding vaccination risks, as well as personal stories from those whose lives have been touched by vaccine-related injuries.

Your goal is to become a better-informed parent so you can keep your child safe from neurotoxins. By becoming more informed on the vaccine topic, you hopefully will not have to experience what other parents have experienced: taking a healthy son or daughter to the doctor’s office for immunizations and returning home with a child who will soon become severely disabled, sick, or dead.


Medical interventions are difficult decisions, especially when parents have to make these decisions for their little children. Having to choose whether or not to intervene medically can be simple if your child is ill and the medical intervention has been proven to make your child feel better.

If your child is healthy, however, the decision to medically intervene becomes more difficult, especially when the information on the effectiveness of the medical intervention is conflicting and inconclusive. Vaccinating your child is one of those medical interventions.

Unfortunately, most parents don’t even realize that they are making a decision when they choose to vaccinate their child, as they blindly follow the recommendation of their pediatrician. Only parents whose children have been harmed by a vaccine, or who know children who have been harmed by a vaccine, tend to research the topic of vaccine safety and effectiveness on their own.


I am one of those parents.

My teachers always told me that there was nothing worse than following blindly, as in doing so, I was empowering a group of a few people to make decisions for the masses. Some of my teachers had seen Nazism and Stalinism and knew very well what they were talking about.

There are great dangers involved in riding any bandwagon. Once we parents take our seats on the bandwagon, we are no longer leading our families – we are simply fellow passengers, along with our children.

We are no longer the ones making decisions for ourselves or our kids—we have ceded this important responsibility to whomever is driving that particular bandwagon. And this is a mistake.

In any wagonload of people, the needs of individual passengers may differ greatly, and what might be good for the majority of the passengers might be quite dangerous – even deadly – for others. And if ‘others’ is our child, it is our responsibility – not the driver’s – to foresee the danger and keep them from taking that deadly trip.


[contentbox headline=”References” type=”normal”]

1.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 08 February 2011. Web. 14 May 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Activities/vaers.html>.

2. Colebeck, Christine. “Death by Lethal Vaccine Infection.” Rense.com. 17 Sept. 2004. Web. 14 May 2012. <http://www.rense.com/>.

3. Vaccine ingredients. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.informedchoice.info/cocktail.html



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Markus Heinze

Born and raised in Germany, Markus Heinze came to America when he was twenty-three years old. As a volunteer, he taught at small Catholic schools and repaired houses during the summer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Kentucky University and a master’s degree in secondary education from Union College. For fifteen years now, he has taught German and French in several different public schools. He is married to another elementary school teacher, and they have two young children.

  • Many medical professionals cannot understand why parents would be “anti-vaccine”. What they fail to understand is most parents were once “pro-vaccine” at one point in time and have had to pay the ultimate price with their first (and sometimes second) born child being vaccine injured.

    Unfortunately, parents like you and I researched vaccines after the fact. To the spirit of your article, I think the main goal is to have parents think twice about getting their child vaccinated and have them look at the data instead of blindly listening to their doctor…

    Let’s face it. This issue also about personal confidence and overcoming fear. If a mother asks any questions about vaccines, doctors have a nasty tendency to intimidate them. A mother armed with knowledge will not be phased by an overly emotional doctor.

    Great job, Markus. Keep up the great work.

  • whisperingsage

    I am  50 yr old adult. I went into a nursing school program in 2003. I was required to prove my childhood vaccines, but my mother had my record and had it in a box somewhere, I should have taken the titer testing but it was over $100. Instread I was revaccinated with MMR, chicken pox and DPT. I got diarrhea that has destroyed my teeth, my ability to absorb and my vitamin and mineral levels ever since.  I am doing what I can to slow and stop it, but it is a constant battle. This will be killing me young.

  • Kara

    Today I took my son for his 6 month check up. I have been firmly anti vaccine for the last 5 years (before that I was pro vaccine). Even with having read and reviewed many research articles on vaccines and being settled with my point of view, I have come away from the appointment slightly unsettled, the seed of doubt has been planted. The only vaccine the paediatrician thought I should really consider was the one for meningitis, because of the how bad it is for an infant to get it if they haven’t been vaccinated. I read last week about the vaccine disaster in Chad, and two weeks ago there was a Facebook post by a mother who’s vaccinated son had died tragically last year from meningitis. With that aside, my next step is to go looking for the data and the what-so, with a critical eye I will re-evaluate. We are lucky in the UK to have the choice, and the government acknowledges that university educated mothers are more likely to independently research and less likely to vaccinate their kids. Maybe that’s why the doctors don’t pressure me.

  • Markus Heinze

    Hi Kara…your words are taking me back…back to the time when I made an uninformed decision with regards to vaccinating my children….back to the time when our pediatrician smoothed us into having our children vaccinated, one at a time – and in hindsight causing damage to our daughter. I also engaged in some independent research, not digging deep enough though to come to a more drastic conclusion. For that it took onset of type-1 diabetes in our daughter. That’s when my research journey became inevitable and profound. Imagine this,  after 100’s of hours of research, after having published a book I still share similar fears. Vaccines are highly ineffective and knowingly unsafe. Still our parental instincts to protect our children seem to feed into the theory of vaccines protecting them. Is there a guarantee that my children will not contract chicken pox, meningitis, measles, etc? No. But for all the knowledge I have acquired any vaccine injected will offer no protection. Any vaccine injected will ensure a dose of neurotoxins, but no protection. I can deal with taking my child to the hospital due to complications of measles and other illnesses which they contracted by chance…however, seeing your child suffer every day for the rest of her life because of a conscious decision I made as her father is a different burden to carry. In my book I talk about the personal implications, the emotions prior and post vaccine and vaccine injury. I also uncover  the ‘known and the unknown’ about vaccines, the secrets within the vaccine industry and most importantly the flawed studies falsely claiming vaccines are safe and effective. You are a good mom for wanting more information. That sets you apart from the sheeple….

  • ms

     So glad to hear you are researching before doing it and also glad your doctor isn’t really pressuring you.  Each parent has to do what they think is best for their child.  I personally don’t think vaccines can be trusted to even work at all, but I applaud your decision to do your due diligence.  Perhaps you can also research some remedies to use in case of meningitis?  I am a huge fan of homeopathic medicine, aromatherapy, etc.

    Best of luck!

  • What amazes me is that there is NO screening process. If a child’s sibling or parent had a severe reaction to an immunization, the establishment still wants to immunize! FIrst, we need to reexamine the whole notion of immunizations as necessary as our bodies are evolving quickly. Recent evidence suggests our immune systems may become too limited in fighting infections as a result of so many immunizations. Next, if we are going to give them, let’s spread them out and get ALL the toxins out, especially the aluminum and mercury. 
     Let’s rethink this whole process in the face of 5,000 reported and recognized serious adverse reactions each year. My son’s reaction was never even reported. His physician just acted like it was a big coincidence when he got three immunizations at 18 and threw up for three days and couldn’t lift his arm for a week. Was a previous immunization the cause of his asthma that he suddenly developed at three? We’ll never know.A first step in the screening process could be to give parents a check list to fill out and bring back to the physician  after each immunization. If certain reactions are noted, changes would need to be made. One vaccine schedule does Not fit all children. 
    I know a parent whose son had a severe reaction to one round of vaccines but she went ahead and got him the next round. Why?” I asked? “Tthe doctor didn’t see it so he thought it would be okay,” she responded. A dozen years later, her nonverbal teenage son has severe autism, completed with major bowel problems. Personally, I think she should have been more attuned. But, like many parents, she put her trust in her  seemingly clueless physician.
    The fact is many children die or become disabled after receiving immunizations, We require a solution!

  • Markus Heinze

    If your child is vaccinated and you suspect a vaccine injury I recommend consulting a lawyer immediately. Despite 100’s of hours of research, my lawyer provides me with more personal insights as far as my daughter is concerned. Experts review medical records and it all will be documented. This is the only documentation you may have. 
    On a different note…yes, Theresa, health providers are taking it to a different level. I recently read an article by a physician who complained about how many ill people are injected with vaccines today. She said that years ago a person admitted to the emergency room because of illness or accident didn’t receive a vaccines as the body is already in an inflamed state. Well, today one of the first medical interventions is a vaccines…inflamed or injured body doesn’t matter anymore. 

  • Michelle Goldstein

    Thank you for the excellent article, Markus. From my understanding Gemany is much less suppresive of alternative health practices than our country. 

    It is so important for this information to get out. There is such an overwhelming blind trust of our healthcare system and yes I too largely succumbed to this blind trust mentality. My personal story is similiar. It took a life threatening illness of my youngest daughter before I reevaluated my views of our food and health care system, inlcluding the issues of vaccinations. My daughter was 11 when diagnosed with “incurable” Crohn’s disease in 2008 and she suffered with life threatening symptoms for two years. I was told by one holistic health physician that her HPV vaccine likely contributed to her development of Crohn’s. She received the last of the series of 3 a few weeks before her symptoms developed. I think it was the last straw in her declining immune system. Like many, I began to evaluate immunizations in earnest as I was searching for healing for my daughter. I now have the opposite view that I once held. I went from “the more the better” in the mistaken belief I was protecting my children to the belief that vaccines do NOT protect us or our children and only damage our immune systems. I apologized to my children for injecting poisons into their bodies. We were very fortunate that throught persistance (10 + holistic health care practitioners) and luck, we were finally able to find healing for our daughter and she is living a normal teenage life now. I know others are not so lucky. Whenever my husband and I see a newborn, we wonder if the child’s good health will be destroyed by vaccines, toxins in our environment and nutritionally deficient processed foods. I wish I knew of an easy way to broach this subject without seeming preachy or socially inept, so I generally remain silent unless someone asks for my advice. I am able to share  some information in my job as a mental health therapist, for those clients who are open and interested in holistic health approaches.  I am also writing a book about my experiences and changed views of healthcare and politics in the hope of helping others. This website has become my favorite for important information on vaccinations. Thank you for providing this excellent resource Jeffry. I am sure you have helped many people!

  • You are so right!!! This is what I say to all of my friends who give me trouble about not vaccinating my daughter. I can live with her contracting a disease by CHANCE, she even got pertussis at 16 months and fought it off without any major complications! But I could not EVER live with myself if I CHOSE to put poison in her body and it compromised her development. My husband and I are both extremely artistic and intelligent people… One day her mind will be her greatest asset, and its MY JOB to PROTECT her from harm, so one day she can be far greater than either of us ever could be.
    Currently she is 6 months ahead in verbal development, and a year a head in physical/motor skill development… and it makes me wonder if all the other children were vaccine free, maybe they would be developing at the same rate she is.

  • Oh My, Whisperingsage my heart breaks for you, this is so needless but I would like to suggest a detox and rebuilding of your gut flora via Probiotics and Whole food Supplementation  please seek the help of a Holistic Healer, the changes you will see in your health will astound you. Best of Luck in all you do.

  • Dr. Fraser

    Markus; A very good article. Could you write an article profiling the “informed consent” form that all German physicians must sign in order to give a vaccine? (That is why very few vaccines are given in Germany) If you don’t have a copy I will be happy to forward one to you. Also, how every doctor who vaccinates is violating the Neuremberg Code? Even though you can’t sue the doctor or manufacturer of the vaccine, you can sue for lack of fully informed consent. Keep up your good work. Sincerely, Dr. Fraser

  • Markus Heinze

    Thank you for your kind words. I am not sure the ‘informed consent’ form in Germany has much of an impact. I would say it is comparable to exemptions in the United States. Yes, every doctor vaccinating does violate the “Nürnberger Codex”, but we both know how that argument turns out … doctor will provide plenty of pseudo studies falsely providing ‘proof” that vaccines are highly effective and safe. I haven’t decided for myself whether doctors actually believe those studies to be accurate or simply use them to convince the public…in the end I don’t think it matters as far as the big picture is concerned. We have reached a point at which we must come to realize that the vaccine issue will not be resolved within a science lab, but rather in the eye of public opinion. All of pro vaccine fractions have created a fairly sophisticated system abusing science to proof their points. The scientific method should have been applied at the onset of using vaccines … now as millions have been injected the science community is out to deny (proof) the damage isn’t there and the effectiveness real. I was convinced by very personal circumstances and I think that, in order to look at the science, other parents need to be convinced on a personal level as well. This is why I opted for a highly personal approach in my book VACCeptable Injuries.  

  • Anyone who wants to see an overview of what is in the modern babyhood vaccines, can download my document Vaccine Tables on  http://www.desireerover.nl/vaccinaties/vaccine-tables-dlr-4/
    I dissected all the manufacturers’ product inserts.
    It is mind blowing to see on one page what is injected into your perfect little baby under the guise that this muck will make him/her healthy.
    Come on parents, smell the rat!

  • Lou

    “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”   Albert Einstein

    “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” 
    Albert Einstein

    “Never do anything against
    conscience, even if the state demands it.”  
    Albert Einstein – Coming soon to a medical dictatorship near  you

  • Laura

    When people get vaccinated, I really do think they put the sickness out. I want to make shirts that say, when does the flu know when to show up? After flu shots are given. When the year not enough flu shots the cycle changed. Sickness did not start in Jan. I had about 20 to 30 2yr old ever Sunday for 16 years. I know costco started giving shots in Dec and Jan I started seeing kids getting sick. Year after year. Except the year not enough flu shots.
     We do diatomaceous earth here. I have did it
    18 months and two months red lakes DE. Now at times I will do both or just DE. If I feel anything comming my way, I take more DE.

  • Laura

    Look up Red Lakes Diatomaceous Earth. This might help pull out some of the bad. Sherry Tenpenny has talked about other things to do if you had to do the shots. I think I have her first name right. Look up Tennypenny in natural news or youtube. Got to detox what they did to you. Food grade Diatomaceous will help clean up the body and red lakes will help pull out other junk from the body. Hope you will find a way back to health.

  • Candi

    Thank you so much for this article. I was recently scheduled to take the flu vaccine so I could volunteer in a hospital while going to school but something made me leary of receiving the vaccination after I had detrimental effects from taking a vaccination a few years ago. I just found out that I am pregnant and that the flu vaccine has been directly linked to causing miscarriages. Imagine how grateful I am that my husband insisted that I take a pregnancy test before I got vaccinated! I shudder to think of what would have been the outcome should I have done otherwise.

  • Christina England

    Totally brilliant article Markus, you should be commended for your honesty and bravery. Christina England

  • Markus Heinze

    Lately I have been researching two important aspects of vaccines. One aspect is the inclusion of aborted fetal cell lines and the possible moral aspects it presents to mostly unaware Christians and other religions. 
    The other aspect is the introduction of viruses via vaccines into the body. Vaccines carry animal remnants and with them come several viral strains. As a virus is often too small to be completely killed of it has been proposed that many of the new and ‘in all honesty’ weird illnesses we see are simply transferred from animals to humans via vaccines. 

  • Tony Gassner

    Einstein thought. We had better do so also and respond appropriately or evil will fill the vacuum. 

  • Helen Pattskyn

    I couldn’t agree more…but when it came time to enroll my daughter in school, I wasn’t given a choice. If I wanted her to go to school, I had to get her vaccinated. Last year, they discovered she was missing something (because it had only recently become a requirement), and pulled her out of class. Her principal told her that she had to go home and would not be allowed to return to school until she’d been vaccinated.

    What’s a parent supposed to do. Legally (and morally) she has to go to school, but legally they can deny her access to if she isn’t vaccinated. It’s frustrating.

  • dchrist81

    makes a strong case for homeschooling.