Vaccine awareness

Vaccine awareness

Given the increasing number of vaccines offered at increasingly younger ages, for an increasing number of conditions and ‘epidemics’, many of us are seeking independent and alternative information about vaccines.  Vaccines are not mandatory in the UK.  It is our choice whether we consent to them for ourselves and our families or not.  In order to make this choice however, we need to be fully informed about them.  As an article in BMJ states:
“The Public Should be told that vaccines may have long term adverse reactions”.
First and foremost we need to ask:

The information below is given with a view to answering these questions to help parents and individuals to make fully informed decisions for themselves and their families.

In any scenario, homeopathy can support you and your family, whatever your position regarding vaccines is, and whatever stage of life you are at

Viera Scheibner, PhD

Viera is internationally renowned as one of, if not the foremost expert on vaccine adverse reactions. For well over two decades she has extensively and intensively researched the field of medical literature upon the topic, and she is sought after as both an international speaker and expert witness in these matters.

Cotdeath: Vaccines & Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Click the link above to hear a webinair with Dr. Scheibner as she summarises her research into babies breathing patterns using Cotwatch, a breathing monitor developed by her late husband Leif Karlsson. She will further show that the link to vaccination is revealed, often unwittingly, in data that is published in orthodox medical research.  Dr. Scheibner is a retired Principal Research Scientist (Rtd) with a doctorate in Natural Sciences.

Study Finds Direct Link Between Vaccines and Infant Mortality by Paul Joseph Watson,
23 June 2011
“The United States, which administers highest number of vaccines in developed world, also has highest number of infant deaths in developed world.  A shocking new study published in a prestigious medical journal has found a direct statistical link between higher vaccine doses and infant mortality rates in the developed world, suggesting that the increasing number of inoculations being forced upon children by medical authorities, particularly in the United States … is in fact having a detrimental impact on health”.

US & UK Health Profesionals speak out against vaccines:

Healthcare Workers: How to Refuse Mandatory Vaccines and Not Get Fired

Wouter Havinga, GP, says that vaccines could do more damage than good.


Pediatrician Dr Lawrence Palevsky discusses the ingredients of vaccines:

Dr. Palevsky is a renowned board certified pediatrician, lecturer, and author, who utilizes a holistic approach to children’s wellness and illness.

Dr. Palevsky received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine in 1987. He completed a pediatric residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, and a fellowship at Bellevue Hospital-NYU School of Medicine in the pediatric outpatient department and emergency room by 1991.

Dr. Palevsky began his career working as a pediatrician in the emergency room of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx, NY from 1991-1995. He served as the Chief of the Pediatric Acute Care Unit at NYC’s Lenox Hill Hospital from 1995-1998, and continued on in the Department of Pediatrics at Lenox Hill until March 2000. In April 2000, Dr. Palevsky began his practice as the holistic integrative pediatrician for the Center for Health & Healing, an integrative and complementary care medical facility affiliated with the Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC.

Since 1991, Dr. Palevsky’s clinical practice experience includes pediatric emergency and intensive care medicine, in-patient and out-patient pediatric medicine, neonatal intensive care medicine, newborn and delivery room medicine, and conventional, holistic and integrative pediatric private practice in NYC.

In using his “whole child” wellness philosophy, Dr. Palevsky recommends and incorporates the teachings and therapies of nutritional science, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, chiropractic, osteopathy, cranial-sacral therapy, environmental medicine, homeopathy, and essential oils, along with natural healing modalities such as aromatherapy, yoga, Reiki, meditation, reflexology, and mindfulness.

Dr Jayne DoneganDr Jayne Donegan, GP: “My interest in vaccination stems from my concern for child – and adult – health safety issues. It is important that every parent has sufficient information to make an informed choice about vaccination that is right for them and their family”.

GP & Homoeopath with a special interest in vaccination, promoting health and practical and supportive treatment of childhood and adult infectious diseases and other illnesses.  Qualified in 1983 – St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London. She works as a freelance NHS GP as well as offering private consultations in North London.

  • The Doctor’s Dilemma
    Having trained as a conventional medical doctor, qualifying from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, in 1983, all of my undergraduate teaching and postgraduate experience in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Family Planning, Child Health, Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine and General Practice led me to being a strong supporter of the Universal Childhood Vaccination Program.  Read the full article.
  • Are Childhood Diseases a Good Thing?
    We vaccinate against lots of childhood diseases now because we are told that having the diseases is a bad thing and leads to thousands of deaths. However, when we look at the figures from the Office for National Statistics, we see that 95% of the people who used to die from measles stopped dying before the vaccine was introduced in 1968 and similarly 99% of the people who used to die of whooping cough. The mortality rate for tuberculosis fell no differently in countries that did and did not use the BCG vaccine. Scarlet fever, rheumatic fever and typhus were deadly killers. They all disappeared without a vaccine. Why?
    Read the full article

Trevor Gunn BSc LCH is a graduate of medical biochemistry and a homeopath.  He is author of the very useful booklet:Comparing Natural Immunity with Vaccination“.

Trevor Gunn, BSc, RSHom, corresponding on behalf of The InformedParent has forwarded a series of questions to Dr. C. J. Clements, EPI, Global Programmefor Vaccines and Immunisation, of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

 Physicians and health

Professionals speak out on the risks and dangers of vaccination: “Vaccines come with a high risk including allergies, juvenile diabetes, asthma, ADD, ADHD, and Autism”.
Midwives, Nurses, GP’s and other Health Proffessionals against vaccines

Wakefield Inquisitioners Have Their Day, Interview with Dr. Sheri Tenpenny regarding the General Medical Council Ruling against Andrew Wakefield.

What are vaccines?  Click here for a list of ingredients found in many common vaccines

School Nurses Speak Out on Hepatitis B Vaccine
Patti White, RN, Missouri Central District School Nurse Association, June 6, 1999. Statement to the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives. Subject: Hepatitis B Vaccine: School Nurse Perspective. This is a school nursing perspective for the congressional hearings on May 18, 1999 regarding the safety of the hepatitis B vaccine that is being mandated for newborns and now older children in America

Austrian Court Affirms: School Vaccinations Not Obligatory, Lack of Informed Consent is Malpractice
“Many times vaccinations are said to be “obligatory” when in fact there is no law requiring kids to receive them. Courts can clarify, and at times they do so in very explicit terms, as                   happened last year in Austria”.

Nancy Turner Banks, MD, MBA
Dr. Nancy Banks is a graduate of Hunter College and Harvard Medical School. As a senior medical student she was awarded a scholarship from the American College of Surgeons to study surgery and tropical medicine at the Benin Medical College in Benin, Nigeria. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery and obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke’s and Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical Center. She was a Galloway Fellow in gynecological oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Banks has a master’s degree in finance from Pace University.
Dr. Banks spent twenty-five years practicing general obstetrics and gynecology during which she was also the director of outpatient gynecology at The North General Hospital in Harlem, New York and served as an attending physician at not only North General, but Nyack Hospital in Nyack, New York, the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical Center. She felt that it was an honor and a privilege to attend to the thousands of women who trusted her with their care as their primary care physician or as their obstetrician or their surgeon.

During her years of practice Dr. Banks was daily confronted by a caravan of drug representatives in her office and at medical conferences. She became aware of not only how the pharmaceutical industry controls the practice of allopathic medicine but specifically how the industry targets women and increasingly their children. This industry more through propaganda than science has cleverly medicalized normal life processes and transitions and has promoted the use of drugs when additional non-patentable nutrient replenishments are indicated. By reading original journal reports she learned how the industry used its money and its might to suppress countless medical discoveries. Had these discoveries not been suppressed we would not be facing the terrible current health challenges and skyrocketing costs of the insurance industry. Finally, she became acutely aware of the deception and fraud in the deliberate suppression of information about the adverse effects of their products to physicians and by extension to the public.

Dr. Suzanne Humphries i is a conventionally educated, allopathically trained medical doctor. She earned a bachelor’s degree in theoretical physics from Rutgers University in 1987. After a two year education as the head technician in a research biochemistry lab, she went to medical school, graduating from Temple University School of Medicine in 1993. She then explored the area of social medicine in the Bronx NY where she completed her 3 year medical residency. At this juncture, Dr Humphries became more aware of the failures of primary care medicine, observing that doctors are largely trained to prescribe drugs and hunt down disease. Despite this approach, the patients continued to get sicker, requiring more drugs and ultimately developing degenerative diseases. Not wanting involvement in the generation of chronically ill patients, she opted to work at the other end of the allopathic continuum. After 14 years of practicing medicine in the form of Nephrology, or otherwise known as kidney medicine, her perspective on the overall success of the allopathic paradigm has developed and matured. She views allopathic medicine as an overused system- that when implemented as first line treatment across-the-board for mild illnesses and symptoms, will mostly just drive the forces that generate chronic illnesses. She has been a student of homeopathy for 4 years and is at the end of her studies to becoming a fully certified homeopathic physician.

Dr. Tenpenny is a graduate of the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. She received her medical training at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Tenpenny was board certified in Emergency Medicine through 2005 (she chose not to renew) and has been board certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine since 1995.

Prior to her career in alternative medicine, Dr. Tenpenny served as director of the Emergency Department at Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital Center in Findlay, Ohio, from 1987 to 1995. In 1994, she and a partner opened OsteoMed, a medical practice in Findlay limited to the specialty of osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Vaccine Nation

At the end of the eighteenth century, British physician Edward Jenner, with highly questionable medical credentials, initiated the theory and practice of live virus immunization that continues to serve as the scientific basis for the ever increasing vaccination of the world’s citizens. With the number of vaccinations given to infants and children rising, kids are receiving doses of toxic mercury and other heavy metals well above environmental safety levels.

Yet the medical evidence is clear. Mercury, known as thimerosal, and other heavy metal additives are highly toxic and threaten children with neurological damage. The long-term efficacy of global vaccination remains controversial, inconclusive and is suspect in light of the powerful corporate interests, lobbying efforts, and profits associated with a multi-billion dollar vaccine industry..

In his documentary film Vaccine Nation, award-winning investigative film director Dr. Gary Null challenges the basic health claims by government health agencies and pharmaceutical firms that vaccines are perfectly safe. This is one of the most critical questions facing today’s children and future generations to come. If inoculation with a large regimen of vaccines is safe, what can account for the rapid increase in autism and other mental disabilities that are now at epidemic proportions? And why isn’t the sudden onset of neurological illnesses in children being treated as an urgent crisis by our government and medical industries?

Weaving together interviews with many of the nations most expert medical researchers, private physicians specializing in autism, parents of children victimized by immunization, congressmen, vaccination activists, legal authorities and more, Vaccine Nation will awaken viewers to one of the continual perils to the health and future of children.

Dr. Mark Randall is the pseudonym of a vaccine researcher who worked for many years in the labs of major pharmaceutical houses and the US government’s National Institutes of Health.  Mark retired during the last decade. He says he was “disgusted with what he discovered about vaccines.”  He is a little reluctant to speak out, even under the cover of anonymity, but with the current push to make vaccines mandatory — with penalties like quarantine lurking in the wings — he has decided to break his silence.  He lives comfortably in retirement, but like many, he has developed a conscience about his former work.

Q: “Looking back now, can you recall any good reason to say that vaccines are successful?
A: No, I can’t. If I had a child now, the last thing I would allow is vaccination. I would move out of the state if I had to. I would change the family name. I would disappear. With my family. I’m not saying it would come to that. There are ways to sidestep the system with grace, if you know how to act. There are exemptions you can declare, in every state, based on religious and/or philosophic views. But if push came to shove, I would go on the move.”

George Bernard Shaw:
  “Within my long lifetime, its ruthless enforcement throughout Europe ended in two of the worst epidemics of smallpox in record, our former more dreaded typhus and cholera epidemics having meanwhile been ended by sanitation. After that failure, the credit of vaccination was saved for a while by the introduction of isolation, which at once produced improved figures. At present, intelligent people do not have their children vaccinated, nor does the law now compel them to. The result is not, as the Jennerians prophesied, the extermination of the human race by smallpox; on the contrary more people are now killed by. vaccination than by smallpox.
Yet the British Government, against the law, has just made vaccination compulsory in the Army by explicitly refusing to discipline an officer who has had an objector forcibly vaccinated; and the House of Commons received the news with cheers. Why does this exploded superstition persist? Simply because our education is not controversial, which means that as it is a hundred years out of date on all open questions, reforms have to come from the uneducated who suffer from the facts and know nothing of the books. .
My own education has been entirely controversial: that is why I know what I am writing about; and appear eccentric to dogmatically educated Old School Ties whose heads are stuffed with obsolete shibboleths.”
George Bernard Shaw (August 9, 1944, the Irish Times).

Organisations offering support and more information:

Organisations offering support and more information:

Arnica, UK Parent’s Support Network
The Arnica Network was formed in 2007 by parents concerned about the vaccination program and interested in the role of Natural Health in disease. Within a few years, 40 new Arnica groups have started nationwide, which we feel reflects the strong interest in natural immunity and the need for like-minded friendship and support systems when making such choices for our families.  Please contact me if you would like to join the North London Arnica Support Group. 
International Medical Council on Vaccination
A massive library of articles, videos and presentations by doctors speaking out on the dangers of vaccines. The aim is to be an educational site for doctors who are beginning to question and become aware of the problems caused by vaccines and, additionally, a resource for the public at large. See here for a good list of questions to ask about vaccines.

Informed Parent
More and more parents are looking into the safety and effectiveness of vaccinations. Greater knowledge enables parents to have the confidence to exercise their right to an informed choice. The Informed Parent helps provide a wide spectrum of information that will help you make up your own mind.

Alliance for Natural Health – Vaccine Choice

Do you feel you have all the information available to make in informed decision as to whether to vaccinate yourself or any member of your family?  Have you been provided with information on possible side effects and what the likelihood of suffering these are?
  It is your choice – and you have a right to know! While there will always be things that are not known about any vaccination program, we believe you have the right to know everything that governments and vaccine manufacturers know about the vaccine in question which is relevant to your health.  This is what informed consent is about. With this information, you are empowered and are able to make the best choices for you and your family.

Vaccine Risk Awareness Network
A website designed to provide you with more information about risks and potential side-effects of vaccines, to get support if you or someone you know may have suffered adverse reactions from vaccines, and to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to child and family health.
The World Association for Vaccine Education (WAVE)
is globally focused, non-profit, educational institution advocating reformation of the mass vaccination systems. To this effect, WAVE provides an avenue for a public exchange of non-medical vaccine information, ideas and a continuously updated database of documents that concern vaccine risk and uselessness. It’s intent is to redress the balance of information available to parents on vaccination issues, acknowledge people who experience vaccine reactions, and adamantly advocate and maintain freedom of choice.
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
A US based, non-profit educational organization founded in 1982. The oldest and largest consumer organization advocating the institution of vaccine safety and informed consent protections in the mass vaccination system, NVIC is responsible for launching the vaccine safety and informed consent movement in America in the early 1980’s.Vaccine Injury Information
Ever since vaccinations were introduced 200 years ago there has been a lot of controversy surrounding them. Some people think of illnesses as being primarily dangerous or at least inconvenient. They see vaccinations as an effective means to avoid diseases and possibly even eradicate them while others see the benefits of certain diseases and the potential dangers of vaccinations.  The key of a vaccination is to trade off the hazardous nature of the disease against the potential adverse effects of the vaccination and alternative treatment methods. This website provides you with a critical discussion of the subject of vaccinations (also from the perspective of naturopathy and homeopathy) and its objective is to assist you in making your own personal decision.

Click here for information on the treatment of vaccine damage, including autism spectrum disorders, with homeopathy.