Vaccinations: Make an informed choice ! Dr. Nancy Elwartowski Chiropractor Diplomat in Chiropractic Pediatrics 20 years experience treating adults and children And…… NEVER VACCINATED ! Why A Chiropractor? The Disease , symptoms and worse case senario. The vaccine, its ingredients, recorded adverse reactions How to boost immunity How to become exempt Resources for further education Vaccine Schedule APA IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE BIRTH: hepatitis B 1-4 MONTHS hepatitis B 2 MONTHS Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus Polio Hib PCV Rotateq 4 MONTHS 6 MONTHS Feb 2007 = 1 vaccine = 1 vaccine = 7 vaccines Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus Polio H. influenzae Rotateq = 7 vaccines Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus Rotateq Hib PCV = 6-18 MONTHS Hepatitis B, Polio 6 months- 18 years (yearly) Influenza 12-15 MONTHS 12-18 MONTHS 15-18 MONTHS MMR Hib Varicella PCV Hepatitis A (twice) 6 vaccines = 2 vaccines = 1 vaccine = 6 vaccines = Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus = 2 vaccines 3 vaccines 36 vaccines by 18 months of age ! 4 to 6 YEARS - Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus Varicella MMR Polio = 8 vaccines 11-12 YEARS HPV 2-18 YEARS - Tetanus MCV4 MCV4 diphtheria = 3 vaccines = 1 vaccine 68 TOTAL VACCINATIONS! Indiana law 20-8.1-7-9.5. Immunization against specific diseases required (a) Every child residing in Indiana shall be immunized against: (1) diphtheria; (2) pertussis (whooping cough); (3) tetanus; (4) measles; (5) rubella; (6) poliomyelitis; and (7) mumps. (b) Every child residing in Indiana who enters kindergarten or grade 1 shall be immunized against hepatitis B. HEPATITIS B Hepatitis is a viral infection which can cause inflammation of the liver leading to cirrhosis, cancer or death. Contracted from promiscuous sex and drug needles There is an antibiotic that treats Hep B, or hep B immuniglobulin What's in the Hep B vax? (Given at birth, 1 and 6 months) Aluminum hydroxide Thimerosol medium: yeast (5%) Sodium Chloride Phosphate buffers Hepatitis B virus antigen Vaccine adverse reactions Incidence 1% to 10% of Injections: Local Reactions at Injection Site: Induration (sign of infection); erythema (redness); swelling. Body as a Whole: Fever (>99.5°F). Nervous System: Headache; dizziness. Incidence <1% of Injections: Local Reactions at Injection Site: Pain; pruritus; ecchymosis. Body as a Whole: Sweating; malaise; chills; weakness; flushing; tingling. Cardiovascular System: Hypotension. Respiratory System: Influenza-like symptoms; upper respiratory tract illnesses. Gastrointestinal System: Nausea; anorexia; abdominal pain/cramps; vomiting; constipation; diarrhea. Lymphatic System: Lymphadenopathy. Musculoskeletal System: Pain/stiffness in arm, shoulder, or neck; arthralgia; myalgia; back pain. Skin and Appendages: Rash; urticaria; petechiae; pruritus; erythema. Nervous System: Somnolence; insomnia; irritability; agitation Hypersensitivity: Anaphylaxis; erythema multiforme including StevensJohnson syndrome; angioedema; arthritis. An apparent hypersensitivity syndrome (serum sickness–like) of delayed onset has been reported days to weeks after vaccination, including: arthralgia/arthritis (usually transient), fever, and dermatologic reactions such as urticaria, erythema multiforme, ecchymoses, and erythema nodosum Cardiovascular System: Tachycardia/palpitations. Respiratory System: Bronchospasm including asthma-like symptoms. Gastrointestinal System: Abnormal liver function tests; dyspepsia. Nervous System: Migraine; syncope; paresis; neuropathy including hypoesthesia, paresthesia, Guillain-Barré syndrome and Bell’s palsy, transverse myelitis; optic neuritis; multiple sclerosis; seizures. Hematologic: Thrombocytopenia. Skin and Appendages: Eczema; purpura; herpes zoster; erythema nodosum; alopecia. Special Senses: Conjunctivitis; keratitis; visual disturbances; vertigo; tinnitus; earache. Hepatitis B vaccine VAERS reports under the age of 6 months, 4.08% died. 2.66% Life threatening 2.07% Permanent disability 11.76% hospitalized 1.02% prolonged hospitalization 20.6% trip to ER Hepatitis vaccine and MS DTP Diptheria Pertussis (whooping cough) Tetanus Diptheria - bacteria infect Cough sneeze spreads 2-5 days aft infect sx appear Sore throat, headache, coughing, fever, swollen lymph. Thick membrane throat, tonsils impair breathing Inflam heart ms, resp paralysis treatable Antibiotics Heart failure treated w/medication Breathing aided w/ respirator Antitoxin can be used after exposure Vaccine ingredients Formaldehyde Thimersal Aluminum potassium sulfate Washed sheep RBC's 1975 FDA Vaccine Diptheria toxoid (vaccine) "is not as effective an immunizing agent as might be anticipated" "the permanence of immunity induced by the toxoid …is open to question" 50 %Cases of diptheria caused by vaccine PERTUSSIS What is it? Bacteria - whooping cough, try to catch breath after severe coughing attack. 3 stages : 1-2 wks difficulty breathing dev cough &fever. 2nd lasts 2-3 wks severe cough attacks late day into nite ,poss convulsions (o2) 3rd cough lessons recovery occuring Can last 2-3 months Rarely fatal No treatment for it, antibiotics and cough suppressant vaccine 40-45% effective Immunity not sustained Contains formaldehyde (carcinogen) Thimerosal (toxic) Aluminum potassium sulfate (toxic) Contraindications: severe allergies (ie., *cow's milk) *Prematurity ill child (runny nose, cough, ear infection, etc) Vaccine Side effects Fever 106 degrees, pain, swelling, diarrhea, projectile vomiting, excessive sleepiness, high pitched screaming (associated w/CNS damage) inconsolable crying bouts, seizues, convusions, collapse, shock, breathing poblems, brain damage and SIDS asthma Tetanus Caused by Spores of anaerobic bacteria found in soil and animal feces 4 types Neonatal - usually from unsterile unblilical stump, rare in US Cephalic - Least common "lock Jaw" Localized - More common, locas spasms that can last for weeks. Generalized - Most common Spasms all over Tetanus infection Diagnosis is purely clinical, no tests to detect spore Recovery several weeks to months NOT A UNIFORMLY FATAL DISEASE Treatments are available for potential infection Tetanus Vaccine contains C. tetani grown in beef broth Formaldehyde Thimerosal If possibly infected There is a tetanus immune globulin Contains antibodies to tetanus toxoid Made from plasma of donors who have been vaccinated with Tetanus toxoid Vaccine adverse reactions All joints painful Headache, nausea, vomiting Cardiac arrhythmias, tachycardia, syncope (fainting) Cranial nerve paralysis Neurologic complications, EEG disturbances, seizures and encephalopathy Anaphylaxis and Guillian-Barre Syndrome What is Guillain-Barré syndrome? Guillain-Barré (ghee-yan bah-ray) body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. first symptoms weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until certain muscles cannot be used at all and, when severe, the patient is almost totally paralyzed. In these cases the disorder is life threatening - potentially interfering with breathing and, at times, with blood pressure or heart rate - and is considered a medical emergency. Such a patient is often put on a respirator to assist with breathing and is watched closely for problems such as an abnormal heart beat, infections, blood clots, and high or low blood pressure. Most patients, however, recover from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, although some continue to have a certain degree of weakness. side effects of DTP death autism brain fever convulsions pain drowsiness muscle spasm high-pitched screaming permanent brain damage vomiting fever anorexia POLIO Even under epidemic conditions, natural polio produces no symptoms in over 90% of those exposed to it.There have been no cases of wild polio in the US in the last 20 years and those cases which have been documented have been caused by the vaccine. Of every 100 people infected with polio, 90% remain symptomless 9% develop slight signs, of stiff neck and sore throat 1% paralysis Can be carried months or years with no effect. Interesting side note Tonsillectomy: Doctor’s are starting to think that the polio epidemics of the 1940’s and 1950’s may have been caused by the high number of tonsillectomies done in the 1920’, 30’s and 40’s. They have discovered that the only area of the body that can synthesize the antibody to poliomyelitis is the tonsils. If you don’t have tonsils you can’t fight off polio. Killed virus Ipol® -grown on monkey kidney cells, contains formaldehyde, triple antibiotics. Poliovax® -grown on cells from an aborted baby, contains formaldehyde, cow serum triple antibiotic solution The monkey kidney cells used in the original killed polio vaccine contains SIV-40 and has been found in tumor cells of children whose parent's were vaccinated against polio using the contaminated virus. The live vaccine is grown on monkey kidney cells, antibiotics and calf serum. Polio vaccine adverse reactions Killed virus polio: temperature of *102° in up to 38%, sleepiness, fussiness, crying, decreased appetite, vomiting, Guillain-Barré Syndrome and allergic reaction in those allergic to neomycin, polymyxin B and streptomycin. Live virus polio: Reactions include contraction of polio by those who have received the virus and by those who have come into contact with body fluids and wastes of the immunized person. Paralytic symptoms may follow contraction of polio. Live virus is reportedly shed for up to 8 weeks after the inoculation. Guillain-Barré Syndrome has also been noted. POLIO same pattern as smallpox All cases since 1970 among VACCINATED (Jonas Salk, 1977) 30 years later, American children are still getting 4 separate polio shots! HIB Not required, but very encouraged Hemophyilis Influenza type b Not a disease but a bacteria. One of 3 common bacterias, along with pneumoccal, meningitis. Since the vaccine, the other 2 bacteria have increased HIB vaccine ingredients haemophilus influenza B, polyribosylribitol phosphate, yeast, ammonium sulfate, thimerosal, and chemically defined yeast-based medium MMR Measles Mumps Rubella Measles (9 day measles) Measles begins with fever ,then cough, runny nose, and conjunctivitis ("pink eye"). Infections of the middle ears, pneumonia, croup, and diarrhea are common complications. Measles encephalitis (an infection of the brain) occurs in 1 per 1,000 cases of natural measles, frequently resulting in permanent brain damage in the survivors. measles Approximately 5% of children (500 out of 10,000) with measles will develop pneumonia. In addition, 1 to 3 of every 1,000 children who get measles in the United States dies from the disease. Death is more common in infants, in malnourished children, and among immunocompromised persons, including those with leukemia and HIV infection Vaccine ingredients MMR measles, mumps, rubella live virus, neomycin sorbitol, hydrolized gelatin, chick embryonic fluid, and human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue side effects of measles vaccine paralysis retardation meningitis MS blood clots autism anaphylaxis Reye’s Syndrome Guillian Barr syndrome seizure infant diabetes ENCEPHALITIS! - Mendelsohn In the United States, two vaccines in the routine pediatric immunization schedule utilize human diploid cell cultures (from aborted fetuses) in their manufacturing process. They are the vaccine against rubella (German measles), and the vaccine against varicella (chickenpox Mumps Humans are the only known natural host for mumps virus. The virus is spread via direct contact or by airborne droplets from the URT and requires significant contact for transmission Mumps symptoms Non specific myalgia, headache, malais and low grade fever followed by unilatera or bilateral swellin of the parotic glands. Illness completely resoves within one week 30% of case have no symptoms at all Mumps concerns Orchitis (testicle inflammation) seen in post pubertal males 80% of cases are unilateral Sterility VERY RARE; no loss of hormone fx Oophoritis (Ovary inflammation) Seen in post pubertal females Sx tenderness and pain and can mimic appendicitis if the rt ovary is involved. No evidence of impaired fertility Rubella (3 day measles) Rubella symptoms Children generally have few symptoms, but adults may experience fever, headache, malaise, and a runny nose before the rash appears. A person can transmit the disease from 1 week before the onset of the rash, until 1-2 weeks after the rash disappears Rubella The main reason to give Rubella vaccine is to prevent birth defects. Rubella vaccine adverse reactions Chronic arthritis Hearing loss Optic neuritis, myelitis Ebstein barr viris Chicken Pox The look of Chicken pox Chicken pox lesions What is it? What is chickenpox? Chickenpox, or varicella, is a contagious disease caused by a virus. member of the herpes virus family. Chickenpox is considered by many experts to be a relatively harmless childhood disease. Symptoms include a fever, runny nose, sore throat, and an itchy skin rash which can appear anywhere on the body. The rash and disease usually disappear after one or two weeks. The disease confers permanent immunity; the child will not contract it again. Is chickenpox dangerous? Chickenpox can be itchy and uncomfortable for a few days. Serious problems are rare. Every year, of the millions of people in the United States who contract this disease, about 50 die from related complications. Many of these are in adults who did not have chickenpox as a child, or in previously unhealthy children-youngsters with already weakened immune systems from other diseases, such as AIDS, leukemia, or cancer WHAT' S IN THE CHICKEN POX VACCINE? Varivax - Chickenpox Merck & Co., Inc. varicella live virus neomycin phosphate, sucrose, and monosodium glutamate (MSG) processed gelatin, fetal bovine serum, guinea pig embryo cells, albumin from human blood, and human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue Chicken Pox adverse reactions Side effects and adverse reactions for the chicken pox vaccine include: contracting chicken pox from the live vaccine (27%), pain and redness at site, swelling, erythema, rash, pruritus, hematoma, induration, stiffness, upper respiratory illness, cough, irritability/nervousness, fatigue, disturbed sleep, diarrhea, loss of appetite, vomiting, otitis, diaper rash/contact rash, nausea, eye complaints, chills, lymphadenopathy, myalgia, lower respiratory illness, headache, teething, malaise, abdominal pain, other rash, allergic reactions including rash and hives, stiff neck, heat rash/prickly heat, arthralgia, eczema/dry skin/dermatitis, constipation, itching, pneunonitis, febrile seizures, and cold/canker sore. How safe is the chickenpox vaccine? Adverse reactions in recipients of the chickenpox vaccine occurred at a rate of 67.5 reports per 100,000 doses sold cases of neurological disorders, immune system damage, blood disorders, brain inflammation, seizures, and death Hepatitis A Vaccine Meningitis Vaccine Not required for Indiana BUT very highly recommended. Especially for college runaway increase degenerative diseases cancer learning disabilities diabetes autism influenza neurological disorders allergies asthma arthritis - Conventional Medicine disease vaccinations polio………......……….………….…1954 diphtheria……….....………...mid 1940s pertussis……………….......…mid 1940s tetanus……………….......…..mid 1940s measles/mumps/rubella………...1978 H. influenzae……...........….….....1985 hepatitis B……….….......…….….. 1991 chickenpox................................1995 PCV .......................................... 2002 Influenza …………………………….. 2005 MCV…………………………………….2006 Hepatitis A ………………………….2006 USA DEATHS Year POLIO 190119061911191619217229 19266038 19314545 19363666 19413539 19463799 19513826 19561604 19611076 1966928 1971-75 0 DIPHTHERIA PERTUSSIS 48,839 28,225 20,350 15,623 12,267 7074 4388 2189 1135 467 125 45 22 15 12 33,094 26,436 20,285 21,382 14,724 13,047 9850 6809 4399 1460 558 206 82 32 122 1901 19061911191619211926193119361941194619511956196119661971-75 TETANUS 28,065 16,318 11,503 8596 7818 6040 4709 3275 2384 1697 1093 788 550 282 122 MEASLES 11,956 10,837 7615 7926 4919 3994 2957 1238 1013 469 268 203 162 44 17 INFLUENZA 15,496 10,109 7086 54,283 13,673 17,602 11,191 8449 4366 1736 1178 938 553 633 491 AUTISM Rates 1978 1 /10,000 2000 2007 1/150 1/120 or 1/90 AUTISM in Indiana 1,095 cases in 1993 3,262 cases in 2002 = 273% increase Genetics is not an epidemic MERCURY • third most deadly toxin in the environment • the most toxic non-radioactive metal Day of birth: mercury hepatitis B - 12 mcg 30x safe level At 4 months: DPT and HiB on same day - 50 mcg 60x safe level At 6 months: Hep B, Polio - 62.5 mcg mercury 78x safe level - FDA's Center for Eval. and Biologics Research (Hepatitis Control Report, vol. 4, no. 21, 1999. ) Stephanie Cave MD San Diego Autism Conference 2000 By age two, American children have received 237 micrograms of mercury through vaccines alone, which far exceeds current EPA ‘safe’ levels of .1 mcg/kg. per day. And then there is MSG.. Diabetes, Seizures, Brain cell death, Brain damage, Allergies, Headaches, Strokes, Hypoglycemia, Brain Tumors Migraines and headaches, Autism, ADHD and even Alzheimer's. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and humans?) to become obese 1 No vaccines are tested for carcinogenicity - PDR 2007 Probably 20% of American children—one youngster in five--- suffers from "development disability". This is a stupefying figure…...... the primary cause of encephalitis...... is the childhood vaccination program. To be specific, a large proportion of the millions of US children and adults suffering from autism, seizures, mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia, and other shoots or branches of the hydraheaded entity called "development disabilities", owe their disorders to one or another of the vaccines against childhood diseases."—Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D. What I learned, in simple terms, that made sense. How to boost immunity Breast Feed for as long as possible Mom take Vitamins: Vitamin C10006000mg (or to bowel tolerance), Vitamin E 400 IU, B-complex 20-30mg, beta carotene 100mg, zinc 10mg, copper 200mcg, selenium 50mg, coenzyme Q10 mg, Vitamin A 2000IU Probiotics and Omega 3 fatty acids For Children Vitamin C Good multivitamin Cholostrum Probiotic Omega 3 fatty acid (flax seed) Reduce sugar intake (fruit juices) Increase fiber Get adjusted, so nervous system functions 100%! Good books to have: Superimmunity for kids, by Leo Galland MD Beyond Antibiotics, by Michael Schmidt If forced or chose to vaccinate 1. Vitamin C- Pre-treat 5 days, the day of and 5 days after vaccination adult - to bowel tolerance child - 10mg/pound 1-2 times a day 2. Vitamin A: pre-treat 3 days before and day of vaccination adult- 100,000 IU/day child - 25-50,000 IU/day 3. Immediately after vaccination: Wipe w/ ALCOHOL, apply Mineral oil poultice for minimum of 30 min. Take 4-8 oz of colloidal silver daily for a few wks EDUCATE YOURSELF Suggested resources Sherri Tenpenny DO DVD and workbook www.whale.to Vaccination, The Hidden Truth (video on whale.to) www.cure-guide.com http://www.909shot.com/ More resources… http://www.unc.edu/~aphillip/www/vaccin e/informed.htm http://vaccineinfo.net/ http://www.house.gov/reform/ (reports the conflict of interest, of who is vaccinating your child) http://www.nvic.org/state-site/Indiana.htm (IN state law re: vaccine requirements) Vaccine refusal form http://www.geocities.com/titus2birthing/VacR efuse.html Religious exemption worksheet and letter http://www.geocities.com/titus2birthing/VacWk st.html http://www.geocities.com/titus2birthing/VacEx empt.html http://www.vaclib.org/exempt/indiana.htm (includes vitamin K exemption) (daycare and preschool letters) Vaccine Ingredients http://www.vaccination.inoz.com/ingredie.ht ml Whom do you trust, nature or man? BJ Palmer: "The school is public, not the child."