The choice to vaccinate or not is a something that parents are looking at very closely. This section is a compilation of articles, research, and valuable links, to help you make an informed decision about your children's health and well-being.

In recent years, the annual number of reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has exceeded the total number of reports of routine childhood vaccine-preventable disease !

Terracciano G; Chen R, Lloyd, J   Surveillance for Adverse Events Following Vaccination   CDC Publication 1994.

Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)

The National Vaccine Information Center is proud to announce the sponsorship of MedAlerts featuring a searchable database containing the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). To search the VAERS database go to or

If you suspect that you or your child has experienced a vaccine reaction, report that reaction to the government at the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System. You can also report a reaction to the National Vaccine Information Center. They have kept a vaccine adverse event database since 1982. To report a reaction to NVIC, click here.

Medical Advice about Vaccines:

Medical Practitioners do not follow Vaccination Recommendation:
The next time someone criticizes you for not vaccinating your children, tell them you have a lot of company. Pediatrics recently published a study revealing that, "A relatively large proportion of nonpediatricians do not follow, nor plan to follow, current immunization recommendations for their own children."

Significant numbers of pediatric (5%) and nonpediatric (10%) physicians were declining vaccines for their own children. Shots declined include measles, mumps, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; many postponed DTP or MMR vaccination. The doctors expressed the same concerns as the public: the vaccines may cause brain and neurological damage (autism, ADD/ADHD etc.). Pediatrics 2005;116:e623-e633.

Quotes From Medical Doctors On Vaccines

"Our children face the possibility of death or serious long-term adverse effects from mandated vaccines that aren't necessary or that have very limited benefits." -- Jane M. Orient, M.D., Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) executive director.

"My suspicion, which is shared by others in my profession, is that the nearly 10,000 SIDS deaths that occur in the United States each year are related to one or more of the vaccines that are routinely given children. The pertussis vaccine is the most likely villain, but it could also be one or more of the others." --Dr. Mendelsohn, M.D.

"When I was training, one in 2,500 [children were autistic]. Now it is one in 250. At the moment, the only logical explanation for this is MMR." -- Dr Kenneth Aitken, British specialist in the treatment of autism. (The Telegraph, United Kingdom, April 2, 2002)

"By the (U.S.) government's own admission, there has been a 41% failure rate in persons who were previously vaccinated against the (measles) virus." -- Dr. Anthony Morris, John Chriss, BG Young, "Occurrence of Measles in Previously Vaccinated Individuals," 1979; presented at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology at Fort Detrick, Maryland, April 27, 1979.

"In 1993 a high court judge in the UK decided that it was impossible to know the exact contents of vaccines and that science had no idea what the cocktail of chemicals, contaminants and heavy metals contained in vaccines could do to the human body, or why they would work to prevent disease." -- British Medical Journal, 1993.

"There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them, anyway." -- Dr. J. Anthony Morris (formerly Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the US Federal Drug Admin.)

"There is insufficient evidence to support routine vaccination of healthy persons of any age." --Paul Frame, M.D., Journal of Family Practice

"Our results suggest that infants whose mothers are born since measles vaccine licensure in 1963 are significantly more susceptible to measles than are infants of older mothers and that the risk of measles increases incrementally with each year increase in the maternal year of birth." -- " Increased susceptibility to measles in infants in the United States ", Pediatrics 1999 (Nov); 104 (5): e59

The strong association between vaccination with RRV-TV and intussusception among otherwise healthy infants supports the existence of a causal relation. -- Intussusception among infants given an oral rotavirus vaccine , Murphy TV, et al. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, N Engl J Med. 2001 Feb 22;344(8):564-72

"Delay of DPT immunization until 2 years of age in Japan has resulted in a dramatic decline in adverse side effects. In the period of 1970-1974, when DPT vaccination was begun at 3 to 5 months of age, the Japanese national compensation system paid out claims for 57 permanent severe damage vaccine cases, and 37 deaths. During the ensuing six year period 1975-1980, when DPT injections were delayed to 24 months of age, severe reactions from the vaccine were reduced to a total of eight with three deaths. This represents an 85 to 90 percent reduction in severe cases of damage and death." --Raymond Obomsawin, Ph.D.

"Autism may be a disorder linked to the disruption of the G-alpha protein, affecting retinoid receptors in the brain. A study of sixty autistic children suggests that autism may be caused by inserting a G-alpha protein defect, the pertussis toxin found in the D.P.T. vaccine, into genetically at-risk children." --Mary N. Megson, M.D.

"My data proves that the studies used to support immunization are so flawed that it is impossible to say if immunization provides a net benefit to anyone or to society in general. This question can only be determined by proper studies which have never been performed. The flaw of previous studies is that there was no long term follow up and chronic toxicity was not looked at. The American Society of Microbiology has promoted my research...and thus acknowledges the need for proper studies." --John B.Classen, M.D., M.B.A

"These data show that DPT vaccination may be a generally unrecognized major cause of sudden infant and early childhood death, and that the risks of immunization may outweigh its potential benefits. A need for re-evaluation and possible modification of current vaccination procedures is indicated by this study." --William C. Torch, M.D., Director of Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine

"The (Illinois) department followed the recommendation of a panel of experts, its Immunization Advisory Committee, while rejecting the advice of others who thought the decision should be left to parents and pediatricians. But in what critics consider a conflict of interest, 5 of the committee's 18 members have financial ties to Merck, which makes the chickenpox vaccine. Two members of the committee have given talks for Merck, receiving up to $750 per speech. A third member directs a nonprofit group that has received $20,000 in grant money from the company. And two other members own stock in Merck, including one who has owned as much as $16,000 worth." - (Sun Times, January 27, 2002)

"Vaccination is not necessary, not useful, does not protect. There are twice as many casualties from vaccination as from AIDS." --Dr. Gerhard Buchwald, West Germany, specialist of internal diseases and participant in about 150 trials of vaccination victims.

"The public is surely entitled to convincing proof, beyond all reasonable doubt, that artificial immunization is in fact a safe and effective procedure, in no way injurious to health, and that the threat of the corresponding natural diseases remain sufficiently clear and urgent to warrant mass inoculation of everyone, even against their will if necessary. Unfortunately, such proof has never been given." --Richard Moskowitz, M.D., Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, March 1983 (76:7)

"Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has been reported following administration of DPT. The significance is unclear. 85% of SIDS cases occur in the period 1 through 6 months of age, with the peak incidence at age 2 to 4 months." --From the accompanying insert to Connaught Labs DPT shot.

"Measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and the whole panoply of childhood diseases are a far less serious threat than having a large fraction (say 10%) of a generation afflicted with learning disability and/or uncontrollable aggressive behavior because of an impassioned crusade for universal vaccination ... Public policy regarding vaccines is fundamentally flawed. It is permeated by conflicts of interest. It is based on poor scientific methodology (including studies that are too small, too short, and too limited in populations represented), which is, moreover, insulated from independent criticism. The evidence is far too poor to warrant overriding the independent judgments of patients, parents, and attending physicians, even if this were ethically or legally acceptable." --Association of American Physicians & Surgeons

Vaccine Links ~ Stay Informed

The Vaccination Page @ Chiro.Org
(medical citations)
(medical critics)

Global Vaccine Awareness League

Resources on Mercury in Vaccines:
(this site offers state by state laws and info)

Additional Vaccine Articles :

Vaccines may adversely affect neurologic and psychologic development

Progress in the field of Psychoneuroendocrinimmunology has led some researchers to conclude that vaccines in general may not only be impacting negatively on the human immune system, but may also be adversely affecting the neurologic and psychologic development and function of the vaccine recipient. The impact of artificial immunity on immune, neurologic, endocrine, and psychologic systems has not been scientifically elucidated.

FDA Approves Combination Vaccine

The vaccine, called Pediarix, combines into one injection today's shots that protect against five different diseases -- diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and polio.
Until now, it has taken nine separate injections for babies to get that much protection. Pediarix requires only three shots staggered through the first six months of life.

Increasing Concerns about Vaccines among Parents

The safety and efficacy of childhood immunizations has come under increasing scrutiny in the past few years. With some of the most recently approved childhood vaccines pulled off the market, and some states requiring a child to be vaccinated more than 20 times before beginning grade school, parents are justifiably concerned about the number of shots, and whether some of them may do more harm than good.

Many practitioners also reported that the parents of patients expressed a wide variety of concerns about vaccine safety. The most common parental concern was about possible side-effects mentioned in vaccine information statements (reported by 40 percent of pediatricians and 27 percent of family practitioners), followed by the belief that new vaccines are not adequately tested (reported by 32 percent of pediatricians and 24 percent of family physicians), and that vaccines may cause neurologic disorders such as autism and multiple sclerosis (35 percent of pediatricians and 15 percent of family practitioners). A significant percentage of parents also expressed the belief that additives in vaccines may not be safe, and that they may be linked to chronic disorders or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Study Finds Increasing Concerns about Vaccines among Parents, Practitioners

Dynamic Chiropractic Archives - July 2, 2001

AAPS Opposes Mandatory Vaccines
The Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. ("AAPS"), founded in 1943, is a nationwide group of thousands of physicians. We oppose the proposed mandate for vaccination against chickenpox.

Prior to the development of the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, the disease was widely recognized to be one of the most benign illnesses. For example, Encyclopedia of Medicine of the American Medical Association stated in 1989 that chickenpox is a "common and mild infectious disease of childhood" and that "all healthy children should be exposed to chickenpox . at an age at which it is no more than an inconvenience." Likewise, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared in a 1996 brochure that "[m]ost children who are otherwise healthy and get chickenpox won't have any complications from the disease."

Indeed, the chickenpox fatality rate is among the lowest of all known diseases, with only about 100 dying out of millions who contract chickenpox each year. Moreover, most of those fatalities are in adults rather than children. For example, a study published in the British Medical Journal on July 27, 2002, confirmed that 81% of the deaths attributable to chickenpox over a recent 12-year period in Britain were adults, not children.

Doctor's Group Opposes Vaccine Mandates
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.

Recognition in Congress of Vaccine Injuries

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Congress will try to alter the federal program that is supposed to compensate people harmed by vaccine side effects by increasing payments and the number of people that would be eligible for compensation.

Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., is set Wednesday to introduce new legislation that would increase payments from the program from $250,000 to $300,000 and alter the statute of limitations so more people would be eligible.

Families who are shut out of the program by the current three-year limit on filing claims applauded the changes that would make them eligible.

Vaccinations as Cause of Death
On November 11, 1997, at two months of age, Alan was given six vaccines (DTaP, Hib, OPV and Hepatitis B) and sent home without monitoring or medical supervision. The baby developed a high-pitched cry, his skin became warm to touch, and there was an increasing lethargy with a falling-off feeding pattern at about l0 or 11 days, following the vaccine injections. His mother had been told in the doctor's office that these symptoms might result following these vaccinations. This led her not to worry about her baby's symptoms and not to call his doctor. On November 24th, at 13 days post vaccination, the baby had a cardiac arrest and apnea episode, and his father took him to the emergency room at Princeton Hospital in Orlando Florida (II-B).

Read entire article, especially the Summary

Immunizations: A Second Opinion
I.C.P.A. Newsletter July/August 1997