7 Reasons Vaccinating Your Child Could Be the Worst Mistake You Ever Make

The Weston A. Price Foundation dispels 7 popular myths used by big pharma to promote vaccination


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“DON’T VACCINATE them!” says the Weston A. Price Foundation.

The foundation, known for its “politically incorrect” nutrition advice, has produced volumes of research and articles related to vaccine damage and ineffectiveness, but this article sums it up the best with a list of “myths” and “truths” and a long list of studies to back up each claim:

MYTH #1 : Vaccines prevent disease
TRUTH: Many diseases such as polio and whooping cough (pertussis) are CAUSED by vaccines.

The number of infants receiving three or more doses of the pertussis vaccine rose from 61 percent to 96 percent between 1991 and 2012. The outbreak of the pertussis virus increased 10-fold over the same period.

Vaccines also contribute to CANCER by not allowing the immune system to exercise itself, suppressing symptoms, and allowing a build-up of debris that a virus may have carried out of the body, says medical doctor and WAP co-founder Tom Cowan:

Whenever we have a normal infection like chicken pox, two arms of our immune system get activated. First is the antibody-based response in the B cells, which make antibodies to remember what happened. [This is the part vaccines activate]. Second is a cell-mediated activation, where the white blood cells chew up the invader and spit it out through fever, mucus, rash, achiness and sweating—all those things we call being sick. [This is the part vaccines bypass and deactivate].

A vaccine is a specific attempt to activate a antibody response and deactivate the cell-mediated response … If you get sick with fever, rash, mucus, after you had a vaccine, that would be a bad vaccine. No one would want that vaccine. The whole point of a vaccine is to deactivate the cell-mediated response so you don’t feel sick, but to activate the antibody response.

This is exactly the same immune situation you see with cancer and auto-immune disease. The cell-mediated response is the only way your body expels microorganisms and foreign proteins, and that response gets shut down with vaccinations. Everyone who is vaccinated ends up with an over-stimulated antibody system and an under-stimulated cell-mediated system. Add to that the use of fever-suppressing drugs like aspirin and Tylenol, as well as antibiotics that kill the bacteria in our guts, and we have a recipe for cancer.

The incidence of cancer has skyrocketed with the introduction of vaccines and with the suppression of the acute sick response. Unlike the primitive man who accepts everything in nature and in the body as a natural process, the civilized man tries to suppress natural processes; he is afraid of them, or thinks they serve no purpose, and cancer is the result.

MYTH #2: High vaccine rates create herd immunity
TRUTH: Herd immunity is a result of permanent immunity, which is only achieved by natural infection

According to another WAP article, when a baby becomes infected with a foreign pathogen, his immune system responds through “a sophisticated web of interlocking reactions” that can produce lifelong immunity to naturally acquired childhood illnesses. These layers of defense systems exist “to keep invading microbes and viruses from taking hold in the deeper systems and organs of the body.”

“But vaccines … are injected directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the natural immune response. This deprives the body of the ability to naturally develop life-long immunity to normal childhood illnesses like measles, mumps and chicken pox. Mass vaccination is a man-made attempt to remove the natural infection response from human development and replace it with a series of artificially imposed infections and immune responses determined by the doctor’s vaccination schedule.”

MYTH #3: Only by vaccinating every child can we protect all children from disease
TRUTH: Vaccinated children spread viruses for months after vaccination, prolonging the life of the virus
MYTH #4: Reactions to vaccines are rare
TRUTH: Serious, lifelong, disabling reactions are common

According to VAERS, the government’s own Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, there have been nearly half a million adverse reactions reported since 1990.

The former head of the FDA has admitted only about 1 percent of of serious adverse events are reported, so there have probably been closer to 50 MILLION serious adverse reactions to vaccines in the last 25 years!! Reported reactions include:

* Over 4000 deaths
* Almost 8000 life-threatening reactions
* Almost 8000 permanent disabilities
* Over 170,000 ER visits immediately after vaccination
* Almost 30,000 hospitalizations

MYTH #5: Vaccines don’t cause AUTISM.
TRUTH: There are over 100 peer reviewed studies, linking vaccines to Autism.


A meta-analysis of ALL studies on the topic showed a positive correlation between mercury and autism by a ratio of 3 to 1. So, for every study that shows no correlation, there are three that do.

Vaccines are also linked to ADHD, which occurs in less than 2 percent of unvaccinated children and 8 percent of vaccinated children.

Additionally, asthma is found in only .2 percent of unvaccinated children compared to 15 percent of vaccinated children.

MYTH #6: The amount of aluminum and mercury in vaccines is insignificant
TRUTH: The amount of aluminum and mercury in vaccines is considered extremely toxic when ingested, and injection of these materials makes them harder to eliminate 
ALUMINUM: A fully vaccinated 18-month old baby has received 5000 mcg of aluminum. The allowable maximum per day for intravenous feeding for healthy baby is 18 mcg. There are also 500 mcg of aluminum in each dose of the new Gardasil vaccine. The amount of aluminum needed by our bodies? Zero. The number of studies proving safety of injecting aluminum into infants? Zero.
MERCURY: The amount of mercury in liquid waste considered toxic by the EPA? 200 parts per billion. The amount of mercury in “thimerisol-free” vaccines? 2000 ppb. Some infant flu shots contain 25,000 ppb and the multi-dose flu shots given to pregnant women contain 50,000 ppb. All that’s necessary to kill neuroblastoma cells? .5 ppm
MYTH #7: The pharmaceutical industry creates vaccines for the common good
TRUTH: Vaccines are a huge money maker for the pharmaceutical industry

Revenue from vaccines in 2013 alone was $24 BILLION and is projected to be $100 BILLION by 2025.

This only accounts for direct revenue from vaccines. The amount generated for the medical and pharmaceutical industries to “fix” damages they caused remains untold.

“Let your food be your medicine”

“Childhood diseases are either mild or non-existent when parents practice the kind of good nutrition that we advocate. Diets rich in vitamins A and C can protect children against disease much better than vaccinations, and with side effects that are good, never harmful. Public health policy should be aimed at accurate information about nutrition, not the promotion of vaccinations that actually suppress the immune system and often have tragic side effects,” WAP president Sally Fallon writes.

If you must vaccinate, WAP recommends the following guidelines:

• Wait until the child is at least two years old.

• Do not give more than one vaccination at a time.

• Never vaccinate when the child is sick.

• Be sure  vaccines are thimerosal-free.

• Supplement with extra cod liver oil, vitamin C and B12 before and after each shot.

• Put your child to bed for at least 24 hours after a shot.

• Obtain a medical exemption if the child has had a bad reaction to a vaccination before or if there is a personal or family history of vaccine reactions.





44 responses to “7 Reasons Vaccinating Your Child Could Be the Worst Mistake You Ever Make”

  1. angela Avatar

    An eye opening article, do doubt!

    1. Natalie Avatar

      Yep, to a plethora of misinformation and fear mongering.

  2. Steve Plegge Avatar
    Steve Plegge

    Have you ever seen a child with Whooping Cough? Don’t vaccinate and you just might.

    Vaccines DO protect us from potentially deadly diseases.

    Vaccines DO NOT cause autism or any of those other things on that panic list.

    Please, for your child’s sake, vaccinate!

    1. Amanda Avatar

      Amen Steve. The only thing here I could believe to be true is the rise of cancer with vaccinations.

      Because when you survive childhood your chances of dying by other means go up.

      I’d bet kids who get vaccinated are more likely to die in car accidents too.

      Cancer is what gets us when nothing else gets us first.

      Vaccinate your kids.

    2. Lisa Avatar

      Majority of the kids that contract Whooping Cough have been vaccinated. How do you explain that?

      1. Justa Avatar

        Do you have reference for that stat?

        1. Sarah Avatar

          I personally contracted whooping cough despite vaccination. Along with my daughter, her friend, her friend’s mother, and my mother was ill for SIX WEEKS before anyone even checked for whooping cough. Even though on the very FIRST ER visit, I told the ER dr that the cough sounded like pertussis. The idea of vaccination is wonderful. But the CDC and the FDA have a history of lying to the public. I trust my own experience more.

      2. Cindy Avatar

        Absolutely Lisa

    3. Dawn Avatar

      I never vaccinated My child and she did get whooping cough at the age of 3. Right after a mild case of chicken pox which apparently temporarily lowers the immunity. Although the whooping cough was not very pleasant, my child was not actually ill. She ran around in the day time as happy and healthy as always. The night times were difficult and scarey when the cough started. My daughter had been breastfed for nearly 2 years and fed a natural diet with no additives. She got through the cough and has been very healthy ever since. She became very creative around this time, drawing amazing colourful pictures. It seems that occasionally having an illness builds up our immune system and supports development. Whereas vaccination can suppress the immune system. There is plenty of evidence to show that vaccination is linked to some cases of autism, hospitalisation and even death!

      1. Lee Avatar

        I had a very similar experience. My unvaccinated daughter and son are so healthy, they fight off colds etc so quickly, and seem stronger for them. I am sure it’s because they are building up their natural immunity. Other kids we know who have been vaccinated seem sick more often, and less resilient.

    4. Cindy Avatar

      You wouldn’t feel that way if your child had gone from perfectly healthy to sick in a matter of a couple hours after being vaccinated. I’ve always called it Russian roulette because not all immune systems will react the same. I almost lost 2 of my children due to adverse reactions all caused by toxic vaccines. Would you drink any of the ingredients that are in vaccines? Injecting them equals the same effect. Research them fully and then decide. Some vaccines contain cancer cells. Research Bill Gates on YouTube and listen to what he says about population control. He admits to vaccines being used as a way to control the population. Now if they’re not harmful, how could this be?

    5. Nessa Avatar

      Hahaha actually my oldest child has whooping cough when she was under two, we went to te hospital and do you know what the doctors said to do? Take her home and let her go through the motions naturally. She had a cough for 4 weeks, and it was only remotely bad at night. It was gone within the 4 weeks and she is heathly as an ox.
      We don’t fear childhood diseases in our home. As there is no reason to be.

    6. Endika Avatar

      My daughter got terribly sick with whooping cough AFTER she got vaccinated against it. My granddaughter almost died of intussusception AFTER the Rotavaris vaccine. My daughter got eczema, my grandson ADHD – every anti-vaccine parent was pro-vaccine – UNTILL the had to learn the hard way. Today me and my daughters are warriors against vaccines.

      1. Fa Avatar

        Thans for sharing

    7. Jake Avatar

      Yes I’ve seen children with whooping cough and they were vaccinated! Those are the only ones I personally see get it.

    8. Aj Avatar

      You are wrong. I have 7 children, older 6 were vaccinated, all vaccinated have add, with or without hyperactivity, 4 have autism, 1 is deaf, all 6 have asthma, 2 have tourette syndrome, all 6 have sensory integration issues, and my youngest, none of the above, never vaccinated, healthier than anyone else in our entire family.

  3. John Southerland Avatar
    John Southerland

    Pseudo-science for new-age illiterates. If you don’t vaccinate your children, move to an island so you can’t infect my children.

    1. Lisa Avatar

      John, if your kid is vaccinated what are you afraid of? Aren’t they protected?

      Personally, i would prefer that ‘vaccinated’ stick together – THEY ARE THE CARRIERS.

      1. Ceta Avatar

        That’s right!
        If your kid is vaccinated, you should not be afraid….

        1. Ed Avatar

          Note to self, delete not.

      2. Ed Avatar

        Nice answer Lisa.The stick together is too nice, how about the sticky, rotting flesh of vaccine zombies. Lets go further & quarantine them along with the paid trolls on this page.
        Glad i am not in California or any state with mandatory vaccination. Australia is not far behind, sneakily passing a human biosecurity law. we will probably never need to use it they say, but compulsory hospital/confinement & vaccination for infectious diseases. Probably less of problem than a lifetime sentence of a vaccine injured child & their family as I have seen first hand.

      3. Aj Avatar

        I agree… Keep the vaccinated on an island where they can’t spread it to the rest.

    2. Cindy Avatar

      If your children’s vaccine work,why worry?

    3. Sue Avatar

      There is no logic to this statement. Its impossible for an unvaccinated child who is healthy to pass a disease they dont have to a vaccinated child who is supposed to be immune to the diseases they are vaccinated against.

  4. Lisa Avatar

    Yes, skip vaccines and when your kids get ill let them die instead of giving them antibiotics.

  5. Charlotte Hansford Avatar
    Charlotte Hansford

    What a load of shit, you should be ashamed of yourselves for pumping out such ludicrous fear-mongering claims.

    1. Jen Avatar

      Charlotte please look up vaccine “shedding” and you will see who actually spreads disease. And look up the movie “Vaxxed” which is now showing across the country regarding the CDC covering up the fact that the MMR Shot causes autism. You should do your research before calling anything a load of shit.

  6. Kelly Avatar

    I would be willing to bet that those bashing this article have barely done a lick of reading up on their own, other than CDC/gov’t website/doctor pamphlet. And the comment ‘cancer is what gets us when nothing else gets us first’ has got to be the most non-scientific thing I’ve ever read.

    1. Sophie Avatar

      Absolutely right Kelly. There are tonnes of publicly available documents registering all these issues, including an extensive WHO one noting all the side effects of all the common vaccines. It’s horrendous. Each individual vaccine has a different efficacy and side effect rate. Merely rubbishing this article as bullsh*t without doing any research is as stupid as rejecting vaccines outright where they are proven successful. But remaining closed minded to the possibility that: they are not tested properly, may interact if multiple are given at the same time, or are unsuitable for a tiny infant who barely has an immune system is the greatest stupidity of all.

    2. Aj Avatar

      The CDC has published (appendix b pink book) on what’s in vaccines so the truth is, it’s dangerous, gross, and gmo.

  7. Ronald Avatar

    good points to follow and very useful points for Baby Vaccination

  8. Audrey Avatar

    Great post! Vaccination has never proven to protect against any disease and if people would do just a few hours of adequate research, they would understand the true definition of herd immunity. Herd immunity cannot be provided through injecting poison. It was only established through contracting the disease naturally and passing on antibodies through breastmilk. Bravo!

  9. Shakti Avatar

    It’s always easiest, to bury ones head in the sand when they hear anything ‘scarey’. But if we truly care about our children, we will look into this; without blindly trusting major corporations who make billions of dollars on vaccinations (and DONT underestimate the power of hundreds of thousands,or more, of people who don’t want to lose their jobs!!!)

  10. Ed Avatar

    Vaccination 101. Dont believe the glib “It is safe” statements or guilt trips like you are being selfish/irresponsible from doctors, nurses, visits at schools, teachers pressure, especially just after the birth of a child & definitely not during pregnancy. As Audrey advises do some research. Most have a legal requirement of disclosure of risk to allow informed consent. This is a bad legal joke as vaccines have been legally declared “unavoidably unsafe” by a federal judge & signing a consent form presupposes knowledge of this. Can you believe it?
    102 Always ask- not are there adverse effects, but WHAT are the side effects? Ask for the insert or data sheet that lists adverse reactions & ingredients. MMR lists convulsions & death among other nasties.
    103 Follow the strategy of a bent politician & delay if information is not given plus time to read & understand insert info/ consent form clauses BEFORE the big prick.
    104 Some sites suggest that you should ask the doctor etc to sign your form agreeing to take responsibilty if there are adverse effects. Like that happens ever.

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  12. Anna Avatar

    PLEASE! We need a bibliography of where this evidence comes from so we can share with our pediatricians! We love ours, and when we alerted him that we will no longer be doing vaccines, he told us that concerned parents have brought him in bogus studies that were “bad science” and inherently flawed. He asked me sincerely to bring him a peer-reviewed article and that he would read it and that he is open to changing his opinion if there is evidence it’s the right thing to do. I can’t just print out this article and give it to him, because he (and other educated proof driven people like my hubby) can’t give it credibility over the opinion of a well versed activist who may be stretching the truth to meet their agenda. I don’t believe this is what the antivax movement does, but I do believe we need to get the BEST studies into the hands of doctors who care- because when we get them on our side, they will help move things along as they educate and support the parents who are concerned with vaccines

    1. Sara Burrows Avatar

      This article links to them.

  13. Polly Avatar

    Vaccinated children should be quarantined for at least a month before exposing others. The are carriers and should not be allowed to go out in public. This is how pandemics start…from vaccinated children. If you feel that vaccines prevent disease then you don’t need to be worried about contacting something. YOU ARE PROTECTED!!! Quit your belly aching about the un-vaccinated. You have nothing to worry about. Suck it up, get you doses of toxic poisons and when your child develops Autism, don’t blame the vaccine. TRUST your doctor and OBEY his commands. But leave others alone who choose not to vaccinate. YOU WILL NOT GET SICK FROM UNVACCINATED CHILDREN! Says it right in the vaccine disclosure, RIGHT? Also for those who take their children to the doctor for wellness checks. You are asking to be infected by children who are sick. If you are well why in the world would you take your child to the doctor??? Why would you expose them to infectious disease? Why aren’t your vaccines working??? Some people don’t need to breed.

  14. carmine Avatar


    U.S. public health officials and physicians have been combating misconceptions about vaccine safety for over twenty years. They’ve had mixed success. Despite the fact that numerous studies have found no evidence to support the notion that vaccines cause autism and other chronic illnesses, a growing number of parents are refusing to vaccinate their children.

    Researchers now link falling immunization rates to recent resurgences of vaccine-preventable diseases. In 2010, California saw 9,120 cases of whooping cough, more than any year since the whooping cough vaccine was introduced in the 1940s. Ten infants too young to be vaccinated died of whooping cough during the outbreak. The CDC warns that events like these will become more frequent and harder to control if vaccination rates continue to fall.

    Fears over the safety of vaccines are understandable. The CDC vaccination schedule calls for children to receive up to 14 inoculations by the age of six – many of them vaccines developed within the last twenty years. Many parents distrust these vaccines; worried about the potential for risks and long-term side effects. Research, however, shows that most of our biggest fears about vaccinations are unfounded. These eight major vaccine myths that research has shown to be baseless:

    Myth #1: Vaccines cause autism.
    The widespread fear that vaccines increase risk of autism originated with a 1997 study published by Andrew Wakefield, a British surgeon. The article was published in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, suggesting that the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine was increasing autism in British children.

    The paper has since been completely discredited due to serious procedural errors, undisclosed financial conflicts of interest, and ethical violations. Andrew Wakefield lost his medical license and the paper was retracted from The Lancet.

    Nonetheless, the hypothesis was taken seriously, and several other major studies were conducted. None of them found a link between any vaccine and the likelihood of developing autism.

    Today, the true causes of autism remain a mystery, but to the discredit of the autism-vaccination link theory, several studies have now identified symptoms of autism in children well before they receive the MMR vaccine. And even more recent research provides evidence that autism develops in utero, well before a baby is born or receives vaccinations.

    Myth #2: Infant immune systems can’t handle so many vaccines.
    Infant immune systems are stronger than you might think. Based on the number of antibodies present in the blood, a baby would theoretically have the ability to respond to around 10,000 vaccines at one time. Even if all 14 scheduled vaccines were given at once, it would only use up slightly more than 0.1% of a baby’s immune capacity. And scientists believe this capacity is purely theoretical. The immune system could never truly be overwhelmed because the cells in the system are constantly being replenished. In reality, babies are exposed to countless bacteria and viruses every day, and immunizations are negligible in comparison.

    Though there are more vaccinations than ever before, today’s vaccines are far more efficient. Small children are actually exposed to fewer immunologic components overall than children in past decades.

    Myth #3: Natural immunity is better than vaccine-acquired immunity.
    In some cases, natural immunity — meaning actually catching a disease and getting sick– results in a stronger immunity to the disease than a vaccination. However, the dangers of this approach far outweigh the relative benefits. If you wanted to gain immunity to measles, for example, by contracting the disease, you would face a 1 in 500 chance of death from your symptoms. In contrast, the number of people who have had severe allergic reactions from an MMR vaccine, is less than one-in-one million.

    Myth #4: Vaccines contain unsafe toxins.
    People have concerns over the use of formaldehyde, mercury or aluminum in vaccines. It’s true that these chemicals are toxic to the human body in certain levels, but only trace amounts of these chemicals are used in FDA approved vaccines. In fact, according to the FDA and the CDC, formaldehyde is produced at higher rates by our own metabolic systems and there is no scientific evidence that the low levels of this chemical, mercury or aluminum in vaccines can be harmful. See section III of this guide to review safety information about these chemicals and how they are used in vaccines.

    Myth #5: Better hygiene and sanitation are actually responsible for decreased infections, not vaccines.
    Vaccines don’t deserve all the credit for reducing or eliminating rates of infectious disease. Better sanitation, nutrition, and the development of antibiotics helped a lot too. But when these factors are isolated and rates of infectious disease are scrutinized, the role of vaccines cannot be denied.

    One example is measles in the United States. When the first measles vaccine was introduced in 1963, rates of infection had been holding steady at around 400,000 cases a year. And while hygienic habits and sanitation didn’t change much over the following decade, the rate of measles infections dropped precipitously following the introduction of the vaccine, with only around 25,000 cases by 1970. Another example is Hib disease. According to CDC data, the incidence rate for this malady plummeted from 20,000 in 1990 to around 1,500 in 1993, following the introduction of the vaccine.

    Myth #6: Vaccines aren’t worth the risk.
    Despite parent concerns, children have been successfully vaccinated for decades. In fact, there has never been a single credible study linking vaccines to long term health conditions.

    As for immediate danger from vaccines, in the form of allergic reactions or severe side effects, the incidence of death are so rare they can’t even truly be calculated. For example, only one death was reported to the CDC between 1990 and 1992 that was attributable to a vaccine. The overall incidence rate of severe allergic reaction to vaccines is usually placed around one case for every one or two million injections.

    Myth #7: Vaccines can infect my child with the disease it’s trying to prevent.
    Vaccines can cause mild symptoms resembling those of the disease they are protecting against. A common misconception is that these symptoms signal infection. In fact, in the small percentage (less than 1 in one million cases) where symptoms do occur, the vaccine recipients are experiencing a body’s immune response to the vaccine, not the disease itself. There is only one recorded instance in which a vaccine was shown to cause disease. This was the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) which is no longer used in the U.S. Since then, vaccines have been in safe use for decades and follow strict Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

    Myth #8: We don’t need to vaccinate because infection rates are already so low in the United States.
    Thanks to “herd immunity,” so long as a large majority of people are immunized in any population, even the unimmunized minority will be protected. With so many people resistant, an infectious disease will never get a chance to establish itself and spread. This is important because there will always be a portion of the population – infants, pregnant women, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems – that can’t receive vaccines.

    But if too many people don’t vaccinate themselves or their children, they contribute to a collective danger, opening up opportunities for viruses and bacteria to establish themselves and spread.

    Not to mention, as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warn, international travel is growing quickly, so even if a disease is not a threat in your country, it may be common elsewhere. If someone were to carry in a disease from abroad, an unvaccinated individual will be at far greater risk of getting sick if he or she is exposed.

    Vaccines are one of the great pillars of modern medicine. Life used to be especially brutal for children before vaccines, with huge portions being felled by diseases like measles, smallpox, whooping cough, or rubella, to name just a few. Today these ailments can be completely prevented with a simple injection.

    So as science continues to advance and tackle new challenges, people should not forget how many deaths and illnesses vaccines have prevented, and how they continue to protect us from potentially devastating forms of infectious disease.

    1. Maree Avatar

      WTF! I can’t believe I just read what you wrote. I’m in my 60’s. As a child, I had and apparently miraculously survived along with many other children, measles, mumps, chickenpox and rubella. Nothing happened. I, along with everyone I knew, survived just fine. However, in 1971, it took just one vaccine to stuff uff my system and change my life forever. four diseases and I was fine. One vaccine and bam. Changed forever. At age 38, another vaccine for tetanus and I ‘coincidentally’ developed asthma, a listed side effect. My suggestion to you would be to read some vaccine inserts and read the side effects listed by the vaccine manufacturer!

    2. Ted Avatar

      Herd immunity does not exist when the majority of the adult population is not up to date on their vaccines . Even most nurses and doctors don’t continue to vaccinate themselves .