The Varied Types of Vaccines

Does your doctor know what type of vaccine is being injected into your child?

You probably are thinking tetanus, measles, and chickenpox when you read the title of this article, but that’s not what this is about.  The type of vaccine is the design of vaccines used to inoculate against microbes and/or diseases.  Note I did not say immunize, which would be a misnomer I think. More than immunization is transpiring in infants, toddlers, and teens than parents apparently bargain for.

Adverse events either are increasing overwhelmingly or are being reported more efficiently, as the VAERS reporting system suggests.  Could that be the reason why the American Psychiatric Association, which is scheduled to release its officially updated guidelines in May 2013, is revising the Autism Spectrum Disorder?

The type of vaccine refers to how a vaccine infects cells and the immune system responds to it. [2] There are seven types:

  • Live, attenuated vaccines
  • Inactivated vaccines
  • Subunit vaccines
  • Toxoid vaccines
  • Conjugate vaccines
  • DNA vaccines
  • Recombinant vector vaccines

According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website,

Live, Attenuated Vaccines contain a version of the living microbe that has been weakened in the lab so that it can’t cause disease.  There are some downsides to this type of vaccine and one is that the attenuated microbe in the vaccine could revert to a virulent form and cause disease.  Question:  Could this be the reason why those who are vaccinated against measles, whooping cough, and chickenpox are the very ones who are contracting these infectious diseases they supposedly are ‘immunized’ against?  So, why blame outbreaks on unvaccinated children when, in most cases, published data confirm the majority of those contracting these diseases are fully vaccinated children.

Inactivated Vaccines are those in which the disease-causing microbe has been inactivated with chemicals, heat, or radiation.  According to the website, Most inactivated vaccines, however, stimulate a weaker immune system response than do live vaccines.  So it would likely take several additional doses, or booster shots, to maintain a person’s immunity.  I guess that explains why infants and toddlers have to receive so many vaccinations within the first year of life—or doesn’t it?

Subunit Vaccines are a little difficult to understand, so I will cite directly from the government’s site.  Instead of the entire microbe, subunit vaccines include only the antigens that best stimulate the immune system.  In some cases, these vaccines use epitopes—the very specific parts of the antigen that antibodies or T cells recognize and bind to.  Because subunit vaccines contain only the essential antigens and not all the other molecules that make up the microbe, the chances of adverse reactions to the vaccine are lower.  How does that format interact with neurotoxic adjuvants and excipients used in the manufacture of vaccines?  Will someone please answer that?

Subunit vaccines, once the antigens that best stimulate the immune system are identified, can then be made either by growing the microbe in a laboratory or by using recombinant DNA technology.  Those vaccines are then called “recombinant subunit vaccines.”

A recombinant subunit vaccine has been made for the hepatitis B virus.  Is that what newborn infants are injected with?  Hepatitis B vaccine antigens are grown on baker’s yeast—a probable allergen [the mycelium ‘carcass’] that ought to be considered for newborns, even though the antigens are purified for use in the vaccine.  The scientific name for baker’s yeast is Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a form of fungus. [3]  Even though allergic reactions to baker’s yeast are one of the least known, this is something to consider with regard to vaccines/vaccinations and possible adverse reactions.

Toxoid Vaccines are formulated for bacteria that secrete toxins or harmful chemicals.

Scientists have found that they can inactivate toxins by treating them with formalin, a solution of formaldehyde and sterilized water.  Such “detoxified” toxins, called toxoids, are safe for use in vaccines. …Vaccines against diphtheria and tetanus are examples of toxoid vaccines.  Question: What about DTaP vaccine?  The old DPT vaccine led to the vaccine safety movement when, in the 1980s, numerous children were damaged by the DPT vaccine.  Personally, from what I know of Formalin, I question if it is a solution of formaldehyde and sterilized water.  I’m researching that further and plan on writing about my findings.

Conjugate Vaccines are a specail type of subunit vaccine that gets around the problem of immunizing against a bacterium whose outer coating of polysaccharides (sugar molecules) disguise a bacterium’s antigens so that the immature immune systems of infants and younger children can’t recognize or respond to them.  The Haemophilus influenzae type B (hib) is a conjugate vaccine.

DNA Vaccines, which supposedly are still in the experimental stages, take immunization to a new technological level, according to the website.  Once the genes from a microbe have been analyzed, scientists could attempt to create a DNA vaccine against it.

The DNA type virtually guarantees Big Pharma NO competition from generic reproductions, plus they will have the entire marketplace to Big Pharma.  That’s why all vaccines eventually may go this route in the future, and why there are about 300 in the developmental pipeline.  It’s a win-win situation wherein they have eliminated any pharmaceutical competition because DNA research is costly and labor-intensive, plus Congress gave vaccine makers charte blanche against tort damages from the products they make and sell.

Researchers have found that when the genes for a microbe’s antigens are introduced into the body, some cells will take up that DNA.  The DNA then instructs those cells to make the antigen molecules.  The cells secrete the antigens and display them on their surfaces.  In other words, the body’s own cells become vaccine-making factories…  [Could that be similar to what happens in GMO Bt-corn?  Bt-corn grows its own Bacillus Thuringiensis within the corn plant.]  Sometimes, the DNA is mixed with molecules that facilitate its uptake by the body’s cells.

Recombinant Vector Vaccines are experimental vaccines similar to DNA vaccines, but they use an attenuated virus or bacterium to introduce microbial DNA to cells of the body. “Vector” refers to the virus or bacterium used as the carrier.  …Recombinant vector vaccines closely mimic a natural infection and therefore do a good job of stimulating the immune system.  Currently researchers are working on bacterial and viral-based recombinant vector vaccines for HIV, rabies, and measles.

Interestingly, some rDNA was found in the HPV vaccine Gardasil® by SANE Vax Inc. as a result of a mother’s plea for help to them for her daughter’s condition. [4] According to SANE Vax’s website

HPV or its DNA, by itself does not survive for any great length of time in the bloodstream. Why was the HPV DNA in her bloodstream two years post-vaccination?

Natural vs. Recombinant DNA

According to Dr. Lee, “‘Natural HPV DNA does not remain in the bloodstream for very long. However, the HPV DNA in Gardasil™ is not ‘natural’ DNA. It is a recombinant HPV DNA (rDNA) – genetically engineered – to be inserted into yeast cells for VLP (virus-like-particle) protein production. rDNA is known to behave differently from natural DNA. It may enter a human cell, especially in an inflammatory lesion caused by the effects of the aluminum adjuvant, via poorly understood mechanisms.

“Once a segment of recombinant DNA is inserted into a human cell, the consequences are hard to predict. It may be in the cell temporarily or stay there forever, with or without causing a mutation. Now the host cell contains human DNA as well as genetically engineered viral DNA.”

Did you catch inserted into yeast cells for VLP protein production?  What did I have to say about yeast in Subunit vaccines?

Having read the above information about the types of vaccines, do you think your physician or pediatrician knows what I just pointed out?  I suggest you print out this article and query him or her about what he or she knows about the types of vaccines.

Guess what?  After having read this, you may know more than MDs do.  That reminds me of something else I’d like to point out.

A 2009 survey of more than 1,800 physicians across the USA found that one in 10 doctors lie to patients.  That unsettling information was published in the Journal of Health Affairs, Vol. 31, No.2, February 2012. [5] Additionally, about 20 percent admitted to not disclosing a medical mistake that occurred.  And then, more than half of the doctors surveyed admitted to placing a positive spin on a patient’s prognosis. As though that wasn’t bad enough, medical ethicists claim that’s “not lying.”

Perhaps they believe their own Emperor-has-no-clothes-on fairytales they tell themselves?  Nothing, in my opinion, demonstrates that more than when doctors say vaccines are ‘safe’.  Can you imagine what would happen to them if they were real live Pinocchios?










Photo Credit: Daniel Paquet

About the author

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).