Recommended Immunization Schedule or Slick Marketing?

by The Atlas of Life on August 20, 2009

Vaccine Ingredients, Immunizations, hepatitis b, hin, PCV, IPV, Rotavirus

Recently, I received a refrigerator magnet in the mail from a local pediatrician’s office. This magnet contained your typical routine immunization schedule alongside an adorable little bumblebee with the words “Bee wise, Immunize.”

My first (sarcastic) thought was “How cute.”

Then I looked over at the vaccination schedule to the right of the bumblebee. To say I was appalled was an understatement.

See, I forget to realize that millions of people get their kids vaccinated, and it is according to this very schedule. My kids have never had a single shot. I can’t imagine them ever getting just one shot, let alone every single one on this recommended schedule.

If you look at this picture, you will notice that by the age of 6 months old, a child should have a total of 18 shots: 3 HepB, 3 RV, 3 DTap, 3 Hib, 3 IPV, and 3 PCV. After that, only a total of 14 shots are recommended from ages 1 year to 16 years.

A Good Reason Why

Public officials, the AMA, pharmaceutical companies, and so many others deny any link to vaccines and conditions like autism and ADD/ADHD, just to name a few.

They can get away with it partly because so many of their vaccines are given at such an early age.

With 18 rounds of shots by 6 months, it’s extremely difficult to prove that vaccines are the culprit for any health deficiency. It’s a slick marketing tool for sure.

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Vaccines, Ingredients, and Manufacturing Companies

In researching this topic, I thought I would post some info about the various vaccines. Below, under each virus name, is the brand name, manufacturing info, and list of ingredients for each vaccine.

Hepatitis B (HepB)

Energix-B
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
1-800-633-8900 ext. 5231
produced using aluminum hydroxide, thimerosal
medium: yeast (possibly 5% residual)

Recombivax
Vaccine Recombinant
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using thimerosal, aluminum hydroxide
medium: yeast (residual < 1% yeast protein)

Rotavirus (RV)

RotaShield
Live, Oral, Tetravalent
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
1-800-934-5556
produced using 1 rhesus monkey rotavirus, 3 rhesus-human reassortant viruses, sucrose, monosodium glutamate (MSG), potassium monophosphate, potassium diphosphate, fetal bovine serum, neomycin sulfate, amphotericin B
medium: fetal rhesus diploid cell line

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP)

Acel-Immune
Lederle Laboratories
1-800-934-5556
produced using formaldehyde, thimerosal, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, polysorbate 80, gelatin (animal parts/bovine)

DTP
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
1-800-366-8900 ext. 5231
produced using aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, ammonium sulfate, washed sheep red blood cells, glycerol, sodium chloride, thimerosal
medium: porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib)

Act HIB
Connaught Laboratories
1-800-822-2463
produced using ammonium sulfate, formalin, sucrose, thimerosal
medium: semi-synthetic

HibTiter
Lederle Laboratories
1-800-934-5556
produced using polyribosylribitol, ammonium sulfate, thimerosal
medium: chemically defined, yeast based

Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)

IPOL
Connaught Laboratories
1-800-822-2463
produced using 3 types of polio virus, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, neomycin, streptomycin, polymyxin B
medium: VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)

Pneumovax
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using phenol and capsular polysaccharides from the 23 most prevalent pneumococcal types

As you can see, there is nothing healthy about injecting any of these concoctions into a baby. How this has become accepted without any scrutiny in our nation, and across the world, is a testament to the power the pharmaceutical companies wield.

Louis Pasteur developed the widely accepted “germ theory of disease,” but later denounced it on his deathbed. “The microbe is nothing,” he said. “The environment is all-important.”

The environment IS all-important, but vaccines do nothing to improve YOUR environment. Things like specific chiropractic care, eating a healthy diet full of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, good sleep, and regular exercise are ways to improve your environment.

Part 2 of this series will cover the remaining vaccines on the “recommended” immunization schedule.