Vaccines And How They Are Made
You’re a mother, holding this perfect and tiny human being in your arms, that you nurtured and grew for 9 months. Not a drop of alcohol passed your lips, nor a single headache pill. You were pregnant, so the doctors told you not to even take an asprin. You spent the months taking your vitamins, avoiding smokey atmospheres and worrying about traffic fumes.
Yet when your baby is 8 weeks old, barely bigger than he was as a foetus inside you, you will be expected to consent to him being injected with 8 different viruses and bacteria and a cocktail of different chemicals and solvents in order to ‘protect’ him from disease and secure his health.
By the time he is 13 months old, he will have been given 68 vaccines. This is because the number of injections is not the same as the number of vaccines, for instance, MMR is one jab but three vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella. Prevnar is one jab but thirteen vaccines for thirteen types of pneumonia.
Here is the 2014 UK Vaccination Schedule:
2 Months: DTAP/HIB/IPV (tetanus toxoid, diphtheria toxoid, pertussis bacteria, Hib bacteria, 3 polio viruses), Prevnar (13 types of pneumonia) rotavirus = 21 different viruses or bacteria.
3 Months: DTAP/HIB/IPV (tetanus toxoid, diphtheria toxoid, pertussis bacteria, hib bacteria, 3 polio viruses), Meningitis C (1 meningitis C bacteria), rotavirus = 9 different viruses or bacteria.
4 Months: DTAP/HIB/IPV (tetanus toxoid, diphtheria toxoid, pertussis bacteria, hib bacteria, 3 polio viruses), Prevnar (13 types of pneumonia) = 20 viruses or bacteria.
12/13 months: Hib vaccine (hib bacteria), Meningitis C (meningitis C bacteria), MMR (3 viruses), Prevnar (13 types of pneumonia) = 18 bacteria or viruses.
2/3/4 years old:
Then every year from two to four, flu vaccine (6 strains of flu including H1N1 'swine flu').
3 years and 4 months: MMR (3 viruses), DTaP/IPV (6 different strains).
Source for schedule - NHS Choices, accessed August 1, 2014, http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx
So what exactly is in the vaccines they want to give your child? When I was a young and inexperienced first time mother, I thought maybe they just contained the germs they ‘immunise’ against and maybe a little water mixed in. Some probing at a medical library revealed that all vaccines are in fact, a toxic blend of chemicals, metals and human or animal blood products.
Here I will explain which vaccines will be offered to your child, what they are composed of and the affects of those ingredients on the body.
This injection is given at 2, 3 and 4 months of age and is for vaccination against Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular (half-cell) Pertussis, 3 types of Polio virus, and Haemophilus Influenzae B infection.
It contains: Diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid, five components of the bordetella pertussis bacteria, filamentous haemagglutinin (the part of the bacteria which causes infection), pertactin, three types of inactivated polio virus, types 1, 2 and 3, a component of Haemophilus influenzae type B which has been attached to tetanus toxoid to make babies produce more antibodies to it, neomycin, streptomycin, polymyxin B (3 types of antibiotics), formaldehyde, 2-phenoxyethanol (a detergent which is the main ingredient of anti-freeze), aluminium, polysorbate 80 (an emulsifier linked to male infertility), and water. (Sanofi Pasteur vaccine manufacturer's leaflet, December 2007).
This injection is given along side DTAP/IPV/HIB at 2, 3 and 4 months of age.
It contains: Meningococcal group C bacterium, diphtheria CRM protein, aluminium, sodium chloride and water (as stated in the Meningitec Vaccine data sheet, 1999, Wyeth Vaccines) – they fail to disclose what the vaccine is cultured on, but this is usually some form of animal or human tissue.
This contains THIRTEEN different types of pneumonia, so it's actually a 13-in-1 injection rather than a single vaccine: serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, 23F, CRM carrier protein (diphtheria toxoid purified by ammonium sulfate), aluminium, sodium chloride, succinic acid, polysorbate 80, water.
Flu Nasal Spray
A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like strain, (A/California/7/2009, MEDI 228029) 107.0±0.5 FFU***, A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2)-like strain, (A/Texas/50/2012, MEDI 237514) 107.0±0.5 FFU***, B/Massachusetts/2/2012-like strain, (B/Massachusetts/2/2012, MEDI 237751) 107.0±0.5 FFU***, chick embryo, monkey cells (vero), sucrose, dibasic potassium phosphate, monobasic potassium phosphate, gelatin (porcine, Type A), arginine hydrochloride, monosodium glutamate monohydrate and water.
This product contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Human rotavirus RIX4414 strain (live, attenuated), Monkey cells (vero), sucrose,
Di-sodium Adipate, Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM), Sterile water.
This injection is given between the ages of 12 and 15 months, and is to vaccinate against three quite mild childhood illnesses, measles, mumps and rubella.
It contains: Live measles virus, mumps virus, rubella virus, sorbitol, sodium phosphate, sucrose, gelatine, human albumin, chick embryos, foetal bovine serum (aborted calf baby), human diploid cell (aborted human baby), neomycin (as stated in MMR 2 manufacturer’s data sheet, Merck, Sharp and Dohme LTD).
Why are there so many chemicals in vaccines?
To start with, a virus or bacteria cannot grow without unclean conditions (much the same as a naturally occurring illness cannot take hold in the body without a diseased condition already being present). To manufacture a vaccine virus, they therefore have to use animal or human tissue and blood products to grow the virus or bacteria on.
Then they have to add in an elution agent to extract the virus or bacteria from the culture medium - in several vaccines this is a chemical containing cyanide, potassium thiocyanate. As the science is not exact, trace amounts of the culture medium and the elution agent will be present in the finished product. As potassium thiocyanate - a cyanide compound - is used in the manufacture of some vaccines such as pneumonia, hepatitis B and some cancer vaccines, it will be present in the vaccines in trace amounts.
The NHS list allergy to potassium thiocyanate as a contraindication to various hepatitis B vaccines:
'Confirmed anaphylactic reaction to formaldehyde or potassium thiocyanate or any other component of the vaccine' (is an exclusion criteria).
Allergy to cyanide compound mentioned in NHS document as contraindication to Hepatitis B vaccines
Once the have vaccine mixture isolated they also have to add preservatives (which until recently was thimerosal, a 49% mercury compound. It is used in the manufacturing process, just not as an actual added ingredient), or something like 2-phenoxyethanol, which is the main ingredient of anti-freeze. The trace amounts of thimerosal still present in many vaccines and still present in flu and Hepatitis B vaccines is also used as a sterilant as it kills living organisms so they use it to try and prevent contamination of the vaccine during manufacturer, however, it is not always successful at keeping unwanted nasties out of vaccines.
The journal of Pediatrics discussed an outbreak of Strep A that occured as a direct result of DPT vaccination:
'Two outbreaks of group A streptococcal abscesses following receipt of diphtheria-tetanus toxoid-pertussis (DTP) vaccine from different manufacturers were reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 1982. The clustering of the immunization times of cases, the isolation of the same serotype of Streptococcus from all cases in each outbreak, and the absence of reported abscesses associated with receipt of the same lots of vaccine in other regions of the country, suggest that each outbreak was probably caused by contamination of a single 15-dose vial of vaccine. The preservative thimerosal was present within acceptable limits in unopened vials from the same lot of DTP vaccine in each outbreak. Challenge studies indicate that a strain of Streptococcus from one of the patients can survive up to 15 days in DTP vaccine at 4°C. Contamination of vials during manufacturing would have required survival of streptococci for a minimum of 8 months. Preservatives in multidose vaccine vials do not prevent short-term bacterial contamination.' (Pediatrics Vol. 75 No. 2 February 1, 1985 pp. 299 -303 - http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/75/2/299.abstract).
They then have to put in antibiotics, such as neomycin or polymyxin to stop the child getting a vaccine site infection, such as the Strep A mentioned above, and to prevent bacteria from spreading round the internal organs (known as vaccinia). This would be a more common problem if antibiotics weren’t routinely added.
As well as this, if the vaccine contains ‘killed’ or inactive viruses, then they will add in a substance to render the virus dead, usually formaldehyde, which is one of the world’s most toxic substances and is carcinogenic. However, just like with elution, this isn't an exact science and the formaldehyde may fail to kill the virus or bacteria, making the vaccine too potent. This is why there are sometimes 'hot lots' of vaccine batches that are withdrawn for causing a higher incidence of side-effects and why some people get the disease directly after being vaccinated.
' Vaccines are not standardized between manufacturers......Unless the vaccine is properly prepared and refrigerated, its potency and reactivity varies with shelf life. In fact, the whole question of vaccine detoxification has never been systematically investigated.'
Neuropediatrics. 1990 Nov;21(4):171-6.
So they don't know exactly how much formaldehyde is needed to deactivate a vaccine and the subject has never been properly studied.
There are also additional PH buffering chemicals, emulsifiers, adsorbers and stabilizers sometimes known as vaccine 'excipients', for example, Octoxynol 9, polysorbate 20 and 80 and Sodium borate.
Finally, they include adjuvants, such as aluminium or other heavy metals. They put in adjuvants to kick the immune system into producing more antibodies.
The child would never produce a readable antibody level to any of the vaccine virus, so they have to put in extremely toxic adjuvants like aluminium so that the antibody response will increase. The child is then thought to be ‘immune’ to the diseases, when in all reality, he or she is probably just reacting to heavy metals.
What side-effects can these chemicals cause?
2-Phenoxyethanol: This is the ingredient that has replaced thimerosal. It can cause systematic poisoning, headache, shock, weakness, convulsions, kidney damage, kidney failure, cardiac failure, death.
The Ethylene Oxide component is a skin irritant also responsible for causing burns, blisters, dermatitis, and eczema conditions (according to vaccine data sheet toxicology notes and Marshall Sittig, Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens, 2nd Ed. (Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes Publications, 1985).
Aluminium: Aluminium is a carcinogen, that is capable of causing cancer. The bureau of Biologics stated that ‘there is little doubt that some of the material containing aluminium as an adjuvant appears to be carcinogenic…’
In animal tests, it caused fibrosarcomas at the injection site. (You can read more about this in Jamie Murphy’s book, ‘What Every Parent Should Know About Immunization’, Earth Healing Products).
Aluminium has also been linked to memory loss, lack of concentration, dementia and other brain injuries.
Formaldehyde: Formaldehyde is a class 1 carcinogen, labelled by the Environmental Protection Agency in the US as a ‘hazardous waste.’
According to Dr. Penny Stanway, famous author of ‘Breast Is Best’ and ‘Green Babies’, ‘sensitivity to formaldehyde has been linked with eye, nose, throat and lung irritation, headaches, depression, memory loss and dizziness. 1 in 5 people exposed to formaldehyde may be affected…’
She goes onto say in a chapter about vaccination, that ‘Parents in a green family come up against a difficult decision, whether to submit their child to immunisation..in affect, the decision comes down to a choice between what is best for your child and what is best for everyone else’s children. From a green point of view, the latter might be the preferred choice.’
Clearly, this shows that even doctors themselves are sometimes unaware of the toxic ingredients in vaccines, they simply administer them.
Neomycin and other antibiotics: These suppress the immune system, leaving the child more susceptible to colds and virus. Some children are also allergic to them. Repeated use of antibiotics can render them ineffective against major illnesses such as meningitis. They have also been linked with the rise in allergies such as asthma and eczema.
Octoxynol 9 contains glycol ether which is toxic and has been directly linked to infertility problems in men. Namely low sperm count, abnormally shaped sperm and sperm with poor motility. Painters and decorators in particular have been warned not to work with paints containing glycol, yet it is happily injected into male babies.
Polysorbate 20 and 80 are detergent type chemicals. After injection they convert into sorbitol and ethylene oxide which is more toxic than the original chemical. It can cause changes in heart function, infections of the blood/brain barrier, seizures and even death.
Polysorbate 80 is also a known infertility agent used by the Population Council of WHO in the development of anti-pregnancy vaccines since the 1960's. See my article on this website here:
Sodium Borate is neuro toxic and not meant for internal use, yet it is used in some vaccines, including the new Gardasil vaccine for cervical cancer. At a cellular level it can cause changes to DNA. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flushed skin, changes in respiration and pulse, lethargy, seizures, shock, metabolic acidosis, vascular collapse and death. It can also cause mental illness such as depression, mental confusion and hyperactivity. It may be a clue as to why there are so many children with depression and behaviour disorders.
This study, (Gordon AS ; Prichard JS ; Freedman MH
Can. Med. Assoc. J.; VOL 108 ISS Mar 17 1973, P719-721, 724, (REF 6) [IPA]) reported that when 2 infants had their soothers dipped in sodium borate and honey, they developed seizure disorders.
Another study, (Brit. Med. J.; 2(5705), 314, 1970; (REF:11)) cited the case of a baby who died as a result of sodium borate in his disposible nappy/diaper and several other babies who became seriously ill. The British Pediatrics Association called for sodium borate not to be used during infancy, yet it is sometimes in vaccines.
Animal Products and Human Foetal Tissue: Children produce antibodies to ALL elements of the vaccine, not simply the viruses, so children vaccinated with gelatine containing vaccines can sometimes develop allergies to food stuffs containing gelatine. There is also a risk of transmission of BSE and the human form, CJD, if bovine serum is used, and contamination of vaccine with animal diseases (such as Simian Virus 40, found in Polio vaccines). Because they enter the blood stream, they are also capable of permanently altering our DNA.
This is why some vaccinologist’s prefer to use human tissue for vaccines. However, using human foetal tissue also presents problems, as the recipient can then develop antibodies to human tissue, which results in auto-immunity, whereby the person’s body attacks its own nerves and brain cells.
Joanna Karpasea-Jones, mother, author of ‘Vaccination: Everything You Should Know About Your Child’s Jabs and More’, and Founder of VAN UK.
Endogenous Retroviruses Contaminating Vaccines
Retroviruses are classified as exogenous or endogenous according to their mode of transmission. Generally, endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) are not pathogenic in their original hosts; however, some ERVs induce diseases. In humans, a novel gammaretrovirus was discovered in patients with prostate cancer or chronic fatigue syndrome. This virus was closely related to xenotropic murine leukemia virus (X-MLV) and designated as xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV). The origin and transmission route of XMRV are still unknown at present; however, XMRV may be derived from ERVs of rodents because X-MLVs are ERVs of inbred and wild mice. Many live attenuated vaccines for animals are manufactured by using cell lines from animals, which are known to produce infectious ERVs; however, the risks of infection by ERVs from xenospecies through vaccination have been ignored. This brief review gives an overview of ERVs in cats, the potential risks of ERV infection by vaccination, the biological characteristics of RD-114 virus (a feline ERV), which possibly contaminates vaccines for companion animals, and the methods for detection of infectious RD-114 virus. 2010 The International Association for Biologicals.
Source: Biologicals. 2010 May;38(3):371-6. Epub 2010 Apr 8.
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