Question: Should I vaccinate my child, and if so, with what?

Answer: After two decades of research, soul searching, and education with this most controversial issue, my answer has to be–Yes and no. . .You should think about vaccinating your child AND your pet for the most common diseases they will be exposed to in everyday life. But do you really think that all the vaccines are necessary? Well, maybe not. Here’s a table of the vaccines a child gets before the age of 2 then there are more before the age of 12. Now, if your child has reacted negatively to vaccines from the very second shot you may want to think twice about giving any booster shots. As a rule the body needs that first shot to recognize a problem once additional shots are given and they will not negatively react to the first vaccine. But that’s up to you.

Center for Disease Control Recommended Childhood Vaccination Schedule

Ages Birth – 24 Months

2 mos 4 mos 6 mos 9 mos 12 mos 15 mos 18 mos 24 mos
Hep B birth/X X
Rotateq X X X
Hib X X X X
Prevnar X X X X
Varivax X
Hep A X X

Ages 4-11 Years

5 yrs 12 Yrs
DTap X
Varivax X
TdaP X
Gardasil (HPV) X
Meningococcal X


Now, if I haven’t lost you permanently yet, let me explain…

How would you feel if you decided not to vaccinate your child and he/she came down with polio? I have several clients with Post-Polio Syndrome, and let me tell you, their life is constant and unending pain. Granted, you may have a bank account large enough to overcome a case of Parvo in your puppy (if it survives,) but is it worth it for the puppy to have to go through that? Or Feline Leukemia in your cat? Vaccines are cheap and effective insurance for these deadly and debilitating diseases.

“Well,” I hear you commenting already, “what about all those side effects, governmental conspiracies to give whole populations AIDS, vaccine induced Autism and mercury toxicity I read about caused specifically by the vaccines?”

Many studies on the other side of pro-vaccinating show conclusively that more people die when they are NOT given the vaccines than are affected adversely when given vaccines.

“But, what it if were YOUR child that ended up with Autism?” You counter.

This is how I handle it in my practice. . .

I carry a homeopathic nosode that removes all the negative elements of the vaccine like adjuvants and thimerisole (the mercury used as the preservative.) It is a drop that the individual takes two weeks before and up to two weeks after the vaccine to alleviate the side effects of the vaccines.  The nosodes I carry are Human Vaccinosis Nosode, Pet Vaccinosis Nosode, and I even have them for horses, cows, sheep and goats.  Easy, effective, cheap and safe.

Nosodes can also be used AS VACCINES, but knowing society’s busy schedule and the percentages of people that boost their pets at the appropriate time, I would not advise it. It does not seem like a viable solution at this time to dose yourselves, your children, or your pets on a never-fail weekly time schedule.

There are also laboratory tests currently available to test the strength of the immune system and how effective it is working from the previous vaccines or from being exposed to the diseases we are currently vaccinating for.  If the immune system is strong, it does not need a booster. How much does this cost? I don’t know. You will have to ask your practitioner/doctor. For humans, it may be covered by insurance. Pet insurance is a rip-off.

(Oops. . . did I say that? Bad Denice.)

So why would one person/animal come down with a disease while the others in the family/litter do not?

Immunity is influenced by a variety of factors. Each of us is unique in our ability to fend off disease. Our genes may be strong or weak depending on the combination of our father’s and mother’s influence. Other influences include environmental stress (food, temperature, emotions,) our diets (sugar will temporarily suppress the immune system for several hours after consumption,) our body’s alkalinity (influenced by our diet and the amounts of raw fruits/vegetables/grass we eat,) and the virulence of the pathogen (virus or bacteria). The more virulent, the more threatening to our body.  Amount of exposure also influences the virulence. For example, how often do we wash our hands and touch our faces? Did someone sneeze in our face? Did we take an airplane trip and get exposed to all kinds of other things at the same time so that our immune system is going crazy just trying to keep up? Have we taken our supplements? Immune boosters? Have we had enough sleep? How is our attitude? All these things can affect how severely we will be affected and the strength of our immune system.

The ultimate decision to vaccinate or not to vaccinate is up to you. Just know that there is a lot of propaganda out there and that the truth lies somewhere in between. I would never place judgment either way on your decision. However, I do feel it’s my job to educate you as much as I know how to, because there are some options to make the vaccine experience safer.

If you are uncomfortable with any vaccinations (and want to educate your M.D. then have them sign a form. For example:

Physician’s Warranty of Vaccine Safety

I (Physician’s name, degree)_________________________, _____ am a physician licensed to

practice medicine in the State/Province of ________________, in the country of

_________________. My State/Province license number is _______________ , and (if the USA)

my DEA number is _______________. My medical specialty is ________________________

I have a thorough understanding of the risks and benefits of all the medications that I prescribe for

or administer to my patients. In the case of (Patient’s name) ___________________________ , age

_________ , whom I have examined, I find that certain risk factors exist that justify the

recommended vaccinations. The following is a list of said risk factors and the vaccinations that will

protect against them:

Risk Factor ____________________________________________

Vaccination ___________________________________________

Risk Factor ____________________________________________

Vaccination ___________________________________________

Risk Factor ____________________________________________

Vaccination ___________________________________________

Risk Factor ____________________________________________

Vaccination ___________________________________________

Risk Factor ____________________________________________

Vaccination ___________________________________________

Risk Factor ____________________________________________

Vaccination ___________________________________________

I am aware that vaccines typically contain many of the following fillers: 

* aluminum hydroxide

* aluminum phosphate

* ammonium sulfate

* amphotericin B

* animal tissues: pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain,

* dog kidney, monkey kidney,

* chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg

* calf (bovine) serum

* betapropiolactone

* fetal bovine serum

* formaldehyde

* formalin

* gelatin

* glycerol

* human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

* hydrolized gelatin

* mercury thimerosol (thimerosal, Merthiolate(r))

* monosodium glutamate (MSG)

* neomycin

* neomycin sulfate

* phenol red indicator

* phenoxyethanol (antifreeze)


Helpful Links and References for Vaccines: 

The Dangers of Gardasil vaccines.