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Why I Don’t Vaccinate My Children

child vaccination dangersWhen I had to decide whether or not to vaccinate my children, I thought about a little boy that I once knew.

Timothy was a two-year-old boy with Down syndrome whose vaccination went terribly wrong.  Following a checkup with several routine shots, he spiked a high fever. His mother gave him Tylenol and took him to the hospital, but there was nothing more that the doctors could do.

Shortly thereafter, Timothy died in his parents’ arms.

Perhaps like me, you may have known a child who was hurt or even died as a result of vaccines.  And if you’re a parent, you need to question whether vaccines are even safe.

Becoming a parent has led me to study the safety of vaccines. And as a result of my research, I have discovered some questionable practices of Big Pharma. Here are two of the primary reasons why I don’t vaccinate my children.

Reason #1:  Vaccines Contain Harmful Ingredients

Curious to see what the ingredients were in vaccines, I checked on the CDC website. The most interesting ingredients from vaccines include: human diploid cells, formaldehyde, monkey kidney cells, guinea pig embryo cells and bovine calf serum.

These ingredients should shock anyone. Would you knowingly inject a syringe into your child with these ingredients? There are many dangerous ingredients in vaccines, but two of the most harmful are aluminum and thimerosal.


Too much aluminum can cause neurological problems. It can build up in the body and can be fatal in patients with weak kidneys or in premature babies.

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The FDA even requires that anything that includes more than 25 mcg of aluminum be given a label that says:

WARNING: This product contains aluminum that may be toxic. Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration if kidney function is impaired. Premature neonates are particularly at risk because their kidneys are immature, and they require large amounts of calcium and phosphate solutions, which contain aluminum.

Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates, who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 [micro]g/kg/day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.

Although they are not required to have this aluminum warning on their labels, vaccines far exceed this amount. Some vaccines, such as hepatitis B, are given at birth and contain around 250 mcg of aluminum.

The most aluminum that a newborn should have is around 18 mcg. So when a newborn receives a hepatitis B shot, it is almost 14 times the amount of aluminum that they should receive. Most children receive several shots each doctor’s visit, which means that some babies receive up to 1,000 mcg of aluminum at each doctor’s visit!


Vaccines aren’t made with mercury anymore, right? Wrong. Even the FDA openly admits that thimerosal is composed of 50 percent mercury.

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Big Pharma will try to convince you that the amount of mercury is only a trace amount and is harmless. But if the mercury in vaccines is harmless, then why are expired vaccines labeled as hazardous waste before they are disposed?

When we take a closer look at how much mercury is considered toxic, we realize that the trace amount of mercury that the FDA says is in vaccines is actually quite deadly.

Keep in mind the following facts from

  • 2 ppb of mercury in the public water supply is considered to be the limit.
  • 200 ppb of mercury in liquid is considered to be toxic waste.
  • Infants are given flu shots that contain 25,000 ppb of mercury.
  • Children, pregnant women, and the elderly are given flu shots that contain 50,000 ppb of mercury.

When infants or young children are exposed to mercury, they are especially vulnerable to this neurotoxin because it can delay learning motor function and may lead to mental disorders.

If an ingredient is considered to be toxic in even small amounts, why take the chance by including it in vaccines?

Reason #2: Vaccines are Developed Through Aborted Fetal Cells

There are 11 vaccines in the U.S. that contain compounds from aborted fetal cell lines. These cell lines are labeled as MRC-5 and WI-38.  Even product inserts in vaccines show that they used these aborted fetal cells.

Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, an ethical pharmaceutical company, also confirms this on their website,

“Almost 92% of our children have been given vaccines made using aborted fetal cell lines, which are contaminated with aborted fetal cell DNA and a retrovirus.  This has happened without our knowledge or consent!”

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Using these vaccines presents an ethical dilemma, especially for Christian parents.  I am reminded of the words of David in Psalm 139:13, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

And it doesn’t stop with just vaccines. Many food companies use aborted fetal cell lines to develop their food products as well!

According to a chart from Children of God for Life (COG), some companies use aborted fetal cells in their products. These vaccines below are made from aborted fetal cell lines and may contain fetal material.

Vaccines Developed Through Aborted Fetal Cells and the Manufacturers:

  • Adenovirus 5,7 (Barr Laboratories )
  • MMR II: Measles + Mumps + Rubella (Merck)
  • ProQuad: MMR + Chickenpox (Merck)
  • Varivax: Chickenpox (Merck)
  • Pentacel: Polio + DTaP + HiB – (Sanofi Pasteur)
  • Vaqta: Hepatitis-A (Merck)
  • Havrix: Hepatitis-A (Glaxo SmithKline)
  • Twinrix: Hepatitis-A and B combo (Glaxo)
  • Zostavax: Shingles (Merck)
  • Imovax: Rabies (Sanofi Pasteur)
  • Acambis 1000: Smallpox (Acambis)

Although Big Pharma has recently made some alternative vaccinations that are not developed from aborted fetal cells, there are still no alternatives for measles and mumps. None of the 2013-2014 flu vaccines were developed from aborted fetal cells; however I would never recommend them.

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Are these vaccines that contained cultures from aborted fetal cell lines safe? We don’t know. Studies still need to be done, preferably by ethical pharmaceutical companies—in order to determine the consequences of injecting vaccines which contain aborted fetal DNA.

Do you remember Timothy, the two-year-old boy who died from a high fever immediately following a vaccination? He was my brother.

When I think about the death of my brother and realize how unethical practices of pharmaceutical companies are, my decision not to vaccinate my children has been one of my best decisions as a parent.

But this is a personal decision that each parent must face. Perhaps you are still trying to decide whether or not you should have your child or children vaccinated. If so, I would encourage you to seek the Lord.

Ultimately, the Lord will give you wisdom as a parent to make this important decision. We read in James, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you,” (James 1:5).

What do you think about children vaccinations? Let us know in the comments below.       

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  1. While abroad, there was an mmr scare in the country we were living in. As a result there was an epidemic of measles in our town. My 11 month old son was too young to get the vaccination, and as a result got measles. He was extremely ill, but luckier than some others; one child in the town died of measles and one was sent blind or deaf, I don’t recall. However, the measles episode resulted in him having lung damage and he was in and out of hospital for 18 months and almost died himself. I think we forget how savage these diseases are because we have been protected by the ‘herd immunuity’ effect for so long. Of course, it’s your decision whether or not to vaccinate your child. But don’t forget that not vaccinating them adds not only to their risk, but to the risk of all our children.

    • I do not understand how someone’s decision to not vaccinate their child will harm children that have been vaccinated. If the vaccines are so great and effective then an unvaccinated child would not pose a threat to them.

      • The reason that it becomes a threat to vaccinated children is because the vaccinated children are able to get the disease, which then has an opportunity to mutate into something that the vaccination does not protect from, which would then make everyone vulnerable until a new vaccine is created (look at how long it’s taking for the Flu to be eliminated). Additionally, you have to be a certain age before you can get vaccinated, but you can get sick at any point. So when an 8 year old gets Measles, then goes to the doctor, and proceed to spread that sickness to ALL OF THE CHILDREN THAT GO TO THAT DOCTOR THAT AREN’T OLD ENOUGH FOR THE VACCINE, that’s why it is dangerous.

        So basically, one un-vaccinated kid, can get every toddler and baby what shares a doctor with him sick, and those kids can then bring it to the kindergardens and preschools and day cares they go to, and there isn’t anything that can be done to protect those that aren’t old enough for the vaccine.

        • Sorry, but you do not make sense.

          1. If vaccinated children can get measles, then unvaccinated children are of no additional risk to them. In recent outbreaks, it has been children who WERE vaccinated who got the disease, and spread it. By your reckoning, there is, then, no difference between being vaccinated and not being vaccinated, because the vaccines do not do what they claim to do (prevent the disease), and a vaccinated person who contracts the disease is still contagious.

          2. There is absolutely something that can be done for children who are “too young to be vaccinated”. Since some vaccinations are given at birth, the majority start at 2 months, and the others involving diseases with any degree of contagion are given by the age of 2, the segment of the population at risk here is actually very small (if in fact the vaccines work). Nursing a baby protects them until they can be vaccinated, and recent statistics indicate the majority of new moms now nurse their infants for at least three months (protecting the majority of babies against the majority of contagious diseases, in effect, eliminating a large segment of what you perceive as risk among unvaccinated groups). Further, a newborn has immunities from their mother that persist in their body for around 6 months, which protects them from most serious communicable diseases for which immunity CAN be acquired.

          3. Disease does not spread because of one person who goes to the doctor having it. You seem to feel that if I appear at the doctor’s office with a contagious disease that every patient of that doctor will get it. Not even close. IF they happen to share a waiting room for an extended period, or IF the doctor fails to use proper hygiene, there is approximately a 25% chance they’d be able to contract the disease, IF they were in a high risk group (you think unvaccinated is a high risk group). Considering that there are so few people NOT vaccinating that it is unlikely that two would be in the waiting room at the same time, or even that the sick person would end up in the waiting room with a bottle fed infant who was immune compromised and whose mother did not take precautions. The transmission risk is so low as to be a non-issue.

          4. There are some risks to people who are immune compromised. But this is the responsibility of THOSE people to protect themselves. I am not speaking out of turn here… My son was immune compromised for about 6 months while on chemo, and he wore a HEPA mask EVERYWHERE out of the house. That was OUR responsibility. So if people who are immune compromised follow their doctor’s instructions, they do not face increased risk from ANYONE who has a communicable disease, whether that person is vaccinated or not! Such people are at FAR more risk from YOU if you have a simple cold and use OTC medications to mask the symptoms.

          As to the efficacy of vaccines, I am someone who contracted Pertussis as an adult when I had previously been vaccinated, and I was vaccinated at a time when the vaccines had more efficacy than they do now (the current vaccines are less effective because of how they are made). It was ugly, lasted 4 months, and left me with lungs that are susceptible to asthma. I would not want to have to nurse a child through it – sore ribs and stomach muscles, daily headaches from coughing, sleepless nights. But I WILL NOT give my children that vaccine according to the CDC recommended schedule!

          You see, the chance of them suffering irrevocable harm, or dying, from the vaccine is far higher than the chance of them being harmed by the disease. The harm rates for young children from vaccines are far higher than for older children or adults.

          We immunized all of our children according to the schedules 20+ years ago. Vaccines were different then too, with much lower risks. Things have changed. So I’ve changed. We are not done with our family, and our decision going forward is no vaccines under the age of 2 (before the immune system can really benefit from vaccines anyway), preferrably age 4, and then only those which have a reasonable risk of harm that exceeds the statistical potential for harm from the vaccine, OR where a specific requirement exists to be vaccinated (foreign travel requirements, preparing to serve a mission, private school requirements, etc) AND that requirement is reasonable for that child (based on individual health issues).

          Natural, probiotic filled diet, combined with intelligent exposure risk management is far more effective and WAY less risky than vaccinations, even for an immune compromised individual.

          • Sorry, but you do not make sense.
            1. Please provide a citation that the vaccinated children are getting measles from unvaccinated children. I can only find reports of break outs where the people that got sick were unvaccinated. Though, providing a breeding ground for a disease allows it to develop into something that can overcome a vaccine, and that would mean everyone can get it. So, despite your words, I’m not saying that there is no difference.
            2. No argument that things exist to help protect babies that are too young to be vaccinated. However, Prior to the 1980s, when the measles vaccine was widespread, there were an estimated 2.6 million deaths a year, and it continues to be the leading cause of death among young children globally (
            3. Absolutely, a sick person at the doctor does not automatically make everyone sick, but I’m surprised that you call out the risk at being around 25%, and call that a non-issue. Consider though, that the doctors office is maybe the least likely place to spread an illness. How about at church? I don’t know how sterile the play room is, or how sterile that cup you share for communion is (obviously, this is dependent on your faith). Look at the outbreak in Brooklyn ( if you need an example.
            4. Not much disagreement here, immune compromised need to be more careful. That just the way it is. But that’s kind of unrelated. If you take the precautions to keep yourself from getting sick, obviously you won’t be spreading sickness in turn.
            5. Sorry you got Pertussis. Glad you didn’t get it until late in life. What impact would that have had on you if you got it at 4? Would you want to risk your child getting it, when you KNOW you could reasonable prevent it? Vaccines are less powerful now becaue they don’t need to be. Most of the things we vaccinate against are practically eliminated, unless a large group fails to get the vaccinations and give it a place to grow again.
            6. The chances of “irrevocable harm, or dying, from the vaccine” is demonstrably not higher then being harmed by the disease. To look it up, see how many incidents happen in a year. If there are more than 2.6 million deaths per year from vaccines, then I will agree with you! If not…then, you’re wrong. BTW, that 2.6 million deaths per year, was the death rate of Measles each year before the vaccination was widespread in 1980.
            7. “Natural, probiotic filled diet, combined with intelligent exposure risk management is far more effective and WAY less risky than vaccinations, even for an immune compromised individual.” Oh, got it. You just want to sell a product. I understand now.

          • excellent

        • Are you aware that the measles vaccine us a live virus vaccine? Anyone given a live virus vaccine “sheds” the virus in that vaccine for up to 2 weeks, meaning that they are contagious for that disease, even if they, themselves, do not come down with it. This being the case, the biggest disease danger to the unvaccinated and the immune-compromised are those who have been freshly vaccinated with a live virus vaccine.

          Here is a Stanford trained immunologist on how herd immunity actually works:

    • Ok, why is your kid more important than mine? My daughter almost died as a result of getting vaccinations. I was treated to watching my 18 month old in total paralysis from Guilian-Barre Syndrom which is directly attributed to vaccinations. Breathing tube down her throat, catheter, the only thing still working was her eyes and heart. For some reason that is still unkown the eyes and heart are not effected by this nightmare. It is now 8 years later and she still has problems related to her bout with this crap. The ER doctor at Texas Childrens told us that if we were 20 minutes later getting there she would have died because she went into full respiritory failure while we were filling out the paperwork to get her in there. At the time she was the youngest person to ever be diagnosed with it. Neurologists and several other specialists came to see her and all stated unequivically that it is caused by vaccines. We had just had her very first vaccines done a couple of days before because the law says you must have them in order for her to be in day care. So please spare me the crap about how vaccines are necessary. Not one disease has been eradicated from vaccines. Polio is still around in countries that typically are known for lack of hygiene and food safety. Whiile measles are nasty they should not be fatal in this day and age and if they are then at least it’s natural and not injected into them. By the way, more people die as a direct result from measles vaccinations than do from contracting the disease naturally. Just saying…..

  2. When you decide not to vaccinate your children, ask yourself this: How many vaccinated people have a negative outcome? Is it more or less than 6 in 1000? I pick that number, because that’s the number of children that either die or have brain damage as a result of getting Measles.

    I’ll give you a hint: Less people have adverse reactions to the vaccine then they do to Measles. (

    • the cdc???? they’re not neutral. that’s sleeping with the enemy

    • Actually that isn’t true. Autism, Guillian-Barre, and a myriad of other birth defects and ailments are attributable to vaccines even if the govenrment won’t officially admit such. If you include these things then your statement is laughable. I had a whole bunch of world renown specialists at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston tell without pause that Guillian-Barre is caused by vaccines. The government won’t admit it and neither will any doctor publicly that want’s to keep from being audited by the IRS or harassed by the other regulatory agencies but they told me in confidence when my daughter had the damned illness two days after being given her very first vaccines. I know from my own experience that there are a whole buttload of illnesses like that. There are millions that are negatively effected by vaccines. Try telling that crap to a 60 year old who came down with Guillian-Barre from getting a flue shot and spent 6 months paralyzed and two years after that of physical therapy to learn how to walk again.

  3. Of it were true that nursing your baby protected them then why 200 years ago when all babies were nursed did so many of them die because d disease we now h e vaccines for? Not vaccinating your children doesn’t put vaccinated children at risk it puts the ones who cannot have vaccines at risks. Some children are born to sick to be vaccinated because they have no immune system to build up to become immune or because if there were to be a reaction to the vaccine you wouldn’t be able to tell whether it was the vaccine or the sickness the child already had that was causing the reaction. More children die from disease then they do the vaccine. And if it were true that they put so much mercury in vaccines how are any of us alive. They have to say mercury is in to but if you bind mercury to something else mercury is no longer harmful. Think of sodium and chloride seperatly they are deadly together they are editable. Same thing for mercury and aluminum.

  4. When I was a kid in the early 1950’s, common measles and the mumps were just common childhood diseases in the area where I grew up – almost a kid’s status symbol for having had them. I had both. The thing that really floored me at that time was the flu.

  5. check out
    it compares outcomes of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children worldwide from those people that share their information with the people at the website – a few thousand families.
    The risks of contracting everything they screen for – from ear infection, fungal infections, ADD, autism, neurologic trouble, scoliosis, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, allergies, eczema, – the list goes on – is far greater in vaccinated children (who answedred the survery) than unvaccinated children. I believe that the cumulative effect of heavy metals and other additives (propylene glycol, egg products, etc) cause us to react to these compounds forming reactive immune complexes. Just as in the late 1970s when a bad flu vaccine was responsible to spreading MS and Guillain Barre syndrome throughout the country, any vaccine – especially with Mercury or Aluminum, and more especially with both in combination injections – can cause a mild form of encephalitis and cause inflammation of the brain – the micro glial cells inflame and persist. Now add onto that the chimicals in food (MSG, for example) that create a state of hyperexcitability of the cells – and you have the potential for neurologic outcomes.

  6. Some other considerations in this debate…….look up for an article, yes from cnn……on how measles help fight cancer…….makes you wonder if cancer is on the rise because vaccines are as well? if we allow things to progress naturally as they ought to, how much different might we be? this article discusses autoimmune diseases possibly being caused by vaccines and this article discusses not only a reduction in cancer risk by childhood illnesses, but also how developmental growth often happened after a childhood illness.

    • and one thing people don’t know about first year vaccines that really has me steamed……..a child under the age of 9 to 12 mos has no immune system of its own. therefore ALL vaccines administered in that year are worthless as there is no way for that person to develop antibodies when the system isn’t even there yet. don’t believe it, look it up!

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