Recommended Immunization Schedule or Slick Marketing Part 2

by The Atlas of Life on August 27, 2009

vaccine ingredients, immunizations, upper cervical chiropractic

Last week, I posted the vaccine schedule that is given within the first 6 months of a baby’s life. That amounted to a total of 18 shots, 3 of each individual vaccine.

From 6 months until 16 years, there is a significant dropoff in the amount of immunizations given. It totals only 14.

I don’t know for sure, and there’s probably no way to prove this, but it is interesting how babies get 18 vaccines in their first 6 months of life, before any real signs of mental, emotional, or physical signs manifest themselves.

It gives vaccine manufacturers, i.e. pharmaceutical companies, more protection from people pointing their fingers at them. How can you prove complications in a baby? The majority of the time, you can’t.

By the time signs or symptoms manifest themselves, a child is too far removed from a vaccine and there is very little opportunity to link the condition and the shot itself.

Pharmaceutical Hypocrisy

Autism is a perfect example. The rise in autism has been astronomical in this country. I found this on About.com:

“Autism was first described as a unique disorder in the 1940s. In the early 1990s, autism diagnoses began to soar. In the 10 years between 1993 and 2003, the number of American schoolchildren with autism diagnoses increased by over 800%.”

800%? And the medical community wants to blame that on environmental factors?

Here’s the thing. If you blame autism on environmental factors, then by that argument, you have to attribute the decline of diseases in the 20th century to environmental factors as well. You can’t say vaccines saved the world in one breath and completely dismiss their connection to autism in the next.

More Vaccines, Ingredients, and Manufacturing Companies

As I did last week, I will post the most common shots, their ingredients, and their manufacturing info.

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

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

MMR
Measles Mumps Rubella Live Virus Vaccine
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using sorbitol, neomycin, hydrolyzed gelatin
mediums: Measles, Mumps – chick embryo, Rubella – human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

M-R-Vax
Measles and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin
mediums: Measles – chick embryo, Rubella – human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

Meruvax II
Rubella Virus Vaccine Live
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

Mumpsvax
Mumps Virus Vaccine Live
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

Attenuvax
Measles Virus Vaccine Live
Merck & Co, Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolized gelatin
medium: chick embryo

Varicella (Var)

Varivax
Varicella Virus Vaccine Live
Merck & Co., Inc.
1-800-672-6372
produced using sucrose, phosphate, glutamate, processed gelatin
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis (Tdap or DTaP)

Acel-Immune
DTaP
Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed
Lederle Laboratories
1-800-934-5556
produced using formaldehyde, thimerosal, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, polysorbate 80, gelatin

DPT
Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed
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

Hepatitis A (HepA)

Havrix
Hepatitis A
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
1-800-633-8900 ext. 5231
produced using formalin, aluminum hydroxide, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), polysorbate 20, residual MRC5 proteins (from medium)
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)

I should add that there are more vaccines by more manufacturers. This is just a basic list.

If you want to find the most comprehensive list of vaccines around, check out novaccine.com. It is an online resource put together by the World Association for Vaccine Education (WAVE). It is a GREAT website and one I highly recommend. Thanks to Dr. Joey Miles for pointing it out.