Protecting Our Children and The Vaccine Program

Laraine C. Abbey, RN, CNS

Three minute summary presentation to: The Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines – 09/02/2010

Vaccine critics are saying we are trading vaccine preventable infectious diseases for chronic health disorders.

How can we reasonably say, “Vaccines don’t cause or contribute to autism” when we don’t know what does cause autism!  And vaccine concerns are no longer just about Autism—they’re about children’s total health.

Armies of parents are reporting that they took a normally developing child to the pediatrician for routine shots and their child’s health or behavior changed–never to be the same as before that visit.  Thousands upon thousands of parents report similar “coincidental” symptoms related in time to vaccinations.  It behooves everyone to find out why.

We now have general agreement among many that vaccine “safety” studies are flawed.  Short-term studies won’t see possible long-latency effects.  Older vaccines, as inert placebos, are not reasonable; and I am particularly concerned about the effects of aluminum.

Most vaccines and boosters contain aluminum. The aluminum exposure has risen steadily in tandem with our escalating vaccine program.  We need to focus upon the impact of cumulative vaccine components and particularly aluminum.

Much of the anger focused on vaccines, stems from the use of mandates, which holds individuals hostage for employment, school requirements, and pediatric medical care.  I believe this is a flagrant violation of personal liberty and is now seen as a most unpopular aspect of a socialist agenda.

The primary argument for mandates is herd immunity, but Herd Immunity is failing even among highly vaccinated populations.  This further challenges the use of mandates.

Because vaccine components have been documented as health damaging in issues ranging from gut problems, brain inflammation, nervous system damage, sterility, allergic reactions, asthma, and even, many now say, diabetes– the mandating of improperly tested vaccines fuels public outrage.

The Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) needs to issue strong recommendations. I urge the following:

1.  Discontinue mandates and initiate informed consent on all vaccines.

2.  Gather toxicity data on all vaccine components; do controlled animal studies with plain saline placebos– studying each component separately and in combination, and, address aluminum as a priority.

3.  Encourage a reduced and delayed vaccine schedule until safety issues are clarified.

4.  Discourage or limit vaccinations in families with a history of reactions or autoimmune disease.

5.  Revisit the lifting of pharmaceutical company liability by government as this creates an unrestrained rush-to-profit incentive [National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986–Public Law 99-660]

Compensations are on the rise as vaccine victims like Poling, Hiatt, & Banks have proven their cases to the satisfaction of the courts.  Like “the canary in the coal mine” we must heed the warning and study the situation in earnest.  What is causing problems for one can be causing a problem for another, and another, and another!

The question is no longer “Are vaccines causing damage?”…but rather,  “What  damage are vaccines causing?   Let’s act quickly to protect and regain our children’s health.

Failure to explore associated factors given the epidemic nature of children’s health problems could really be the disaster of the age and spell the death of the vaccine program.

We all know there are many special interests and forces driving the vaccine agenda which will be better understood by reading these three books:  The Truth About the Drug Companies—How They Deceive Us and What To Do About It by Marcia Angell MD, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine; Callous Disregard by Andrew Wakefield; and Global Censorship of Health Information by attorney Jonathon Emord.

About the author


Jeffry John Aufderheide is the father of a child injured as a result of vaccination. As editor of the website he promotes well-educated pediatricians, informed consent, and full disclosure and accountability of adverse reactions to vaccines.