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The following article is an excerpt from the book,

It's For The Animals! Natural Care & Resources

by Helen L. McKinnon    www.ItsForTheAnimals.org 

 

VACCINATIONS

Sherman at 7 months

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  "A practice that was started many years ago and that lacks scientific validity or verification is annual revaccinations."    from Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy, Volume XI

 

PLEASE NOTE: excellent and thought-provoking articles by veterinary experts are Linked further down and at the bottom of this page.

Also, NEW articles are HERE:  NEWS & INFORMATION


 

  The Rabies Challenge Fund 

This is the answer to many of our prayers!  For decades, too many animals have been over-vaccinated with dire consequences.  Rabies is the only legally required vaccination and the laws vary from state-to-state in America.  With this 'Challenge', research will finally provide the science upon which to base rabies vaccination requirements. On behalf of companion animals world-wide, THANK YOU Dr. Dodds & Ms. Christine!

 

Points to Consider:

  • Animals who are NOT in GOOD HEALTH  should NOT be vaccinated. The breed, color and hormonal state, stresses (chemicals in flea collars, prescription drugs, food additives, emotional upsets) of your dog all make a difference when it comes to vaccinations. The only vaccination which is legally required is against rabies. Vaccination does not always mean immunization and vaccines are not 100% effective.

  • Some kennel policies require unscientific justified "annual booster" vaccinations. A letter from the vet will satisfy the requirement in many cases. You may want to consider having a Pet Sitter come instead and for a local referral, contact:

InterPet Explorer Pet-friendly hotels, dog, cat and house sitters, car rental, travel tips, first aid and travel goods.  The Internet's indispensable guide to everything you'll ever need to know and use while you're on the road with your pet is right here, at your fingertips, for your convenience.

  • For some animals, a vaccination could make them very seriously ill, requiring immediate veterinary care, as in the case of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and this includes rabies vaccination. The adverse reactions include seizures, aggression and may impact the important thyroid gland. Some vets say that for serious situations, some people are having their dog's rabies titer done and then getting a letter from the consulting vet which is submitted to the municipality to excuse their dog from getting another rabies vaccination.

  • There is serious concern about cats developing a very aggressive form of cancer after vaccination - Vaccine Associated Feline Sarcoma.  This cancer usually grows back after the surgery to remove it.   Sylvia's Journey of New Hope Web Site honors Sylvia, a beloved cat whose life was taken and whose humans share an enormous amount of helpful information to educate folks before vaccinating.

Some very good resources for information on vaccinations follows:

Charles Loops, DVM"After more than twenty years of practicing veterinary medicine, I am observing chronic diseases that begin much earlier than before.  Cancer before five years of age in dogs and cats was a rarity, but now it is not unusual to see fatal cancers in two and three year old animals.  And the incidence or number of cases is definitely increasing. While poor breeding practices, poor commercial diets and other environmental factors play their part, I believe it is the practice of vaccinating an animal repeatedly, with multiple vaccinations throughout their lifespan that factors the most. We have genetically weakened our companions with this practice.  A normal dog or cat living to twelve years of age will receive at least twenty and possibly thirty vaccinations during their lifetime.  Fifteen or so of these shots will have four to seven disease fractions present in each vaccination. 

    In all of this, balance in nature has been lost to the pharmaceutical-medical complex's philosophy, propelled in great part by monetary factors, leading us to believe that all vaccinations are beneficial. 

    Risk of Exposure should be the main guideline for consideration of whether to vaccinate and what to vaccinate against. If your cats are indoor only, or if your dogs' outside activities are on a leash or within a fenced area under supervision, there is little risk.  The other considerations for a vaccine's use are its proven safety, its effectiveness, and whether the disease so serious or life-threatening that vaccinating is necessary. Remember, VACCINES ARE NOT HARMLESS. Only vaccinate if the threat is real. "

 


 

The important information to follow is an excerpt from the book:

It's For The Animals! Natural Care & Resources 

"Many people are very concerned about vaccinating their animals and the adverse reactions are often referred to as vaccinosis and miasms which is said to be difficult or impossible to cure. Most wonder why "annual boosters" are given to our animals when vaccinations for humans last for our lifetime. Also asked is why isn't the dose adjusted for the size of the animal? 

The many serious adverse reactions may be grossly under-reported to the vet (insist on telling the vet), to the manufacturer, and to the USDA Biologics Hotline: 800/ 752-6255 (report the reaction, manufacturer, and lot number ). The experts are now addressing these concerns and the First International Veterinary Vaccines and Diagnostic Conference was held in July 1997 regarding this important health issue."

 

Vaccination Release Form   -- available to print-out and take with you to your dog's or cat's next Annual Wellness Check-up  (pdf)

 

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Helpful Information concerning our Feline Friends

Important reports from the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the Academy of Feline Medicine (AFM) please

 Feline Panleukopenia  (Feline Distemper) --What you may appreciate knowing is that many years ago, a highly regarded researcher, Fred W. Scott, DVM, Ph.D., of Cornell University, said that he has "seen protective titers for feline panleukopenia (Feline Distemper) in 100% of the cats he has tested for 7 years following vaccination (they have not been re-vaccinated in that period of time)

Caution when rescuing Kittens & Cats - read Beatrice Welles' Experience and Marca Leigh's story -- plus helpful information.

Click on "Feline Friends" above to read the articles.


 

Excellent articles on vaccinations follow, click on the Titles to read them.


 

 If you've been told that titer tests "aren't reliable",

 Dr. Jean Dodds explains the facts in her article below:

"... the validity of using vaccine titer testing to assess the immunologic status of animals against the common, clinically important infectious diseases."

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CLINICAL APPROACHES TO MANAGING AND TREATING ADVERSE VACCINE REACTIONS

W. Jean Dodds, DVM

HEMOPET

938 Stanford Street

 Santa Monica, CA 90403

310/ 828-4804;   FAX 310/ 453-5240

 Hemopet.org   email:  hemopet at hotmail dot com

[Excerpt]

Background

There is no doubt that application of modern vaccine technology has permitted us to protect companion animals effectively against serious infectious diseases.

Some veterinarians have challenged the validity of using vaccine titer testing to assess the immunologic status of animals against the common, clinically important infectious diseases.

With all due respect, this represents a misunderstanding of what has been called the “fallacy of titer testing”, because research has shown that once an animal’s titer stabilizes it is likely to remain constant for many years. Properly immunized animals have sterilizing immunity that not only prevents clinical disease but also prevents infection, and only the presence of antibody can prevent infection. As stated by eminent expert Dr. Ronald Schultz in discussing the value of vaccine titer testing, these tests “show that an animal with a positive test has sterilizing immunity and should be protected from infection. If that animal were vaccinated it would not respond with a significant increase in antibody titer, but may develop a hypersensitivity to vaccine components (e.g. fetal bovine serum). Furthermore, the animal doesn't need to be revaccinated and should not be revaccinated since the vaccine could cause an adverse reaction (hypersensitivity disorder). You should avoid vaccinating animals that are already protected. It is often said that the antibody level detected is “only a snapshot in time". That's simply not true; it is more a “motion picture that plays for years". 

Furthermore, protection as indicated by a positive titer result is not likely to suddenly drop-off unless an animal develops a medical problem such as cancer or receives high or prolonged doses of immunosuppressive drugs. Viral vaccines prompt an immune response that lasts much longer than that elicited by classic antigen. Lack of distinction between the two kinds of responses may be why practitioners think titers can suddenly disappear. 

But, not all vaccines produce sterilizing immunity. Those that do include: distemper virus, adenovirus, and parvovirus in the dog, and panleukopenia virus in the cat. Examples of vaccines that produced non-sterile immunity would be leptospirosis, bordetella, rabies virus, herpesvirus and calicivirus --- the latter two being upper respiratory viruses of cats. While non-sterile immunity may not protect the animal from infection, it should keep the infection from progressing to severe clinical disease. 

Therefore, interpreting titers correctly depends upon the disease in question. Some titers must reach a certain level to indicate immunity, but with other agents like those that produce sterile immunity, the presence of any measurable antibody shows protection. The positive titer test result is fairly straightforward, but a negative titer test result is more difficult to interpret, because a negative titer is not the same thing as a zero titer and it doesn't necessarily mean that animal is unprotected. A negative result usually means the titer has failed to reach the threshold of providing sterile immunity. This is an important distinction, because for the clinically important distemper and parvovirus diseases of dogs, and panleukopenia of cats, a negative or zero antibody titer indicates that the animal is not protected against canine parvovirus and may not be protected against canine distemper virus or feline panleukopenia virus. 

Finally, what does more than a decade of experience with vaccine titer testing reveal ? Published studies in refereed journals show that 90-98% of dogs and cats that have been properly vaccinated develop good measurable antibody titers to the infectious agent measured. So, in contrast to the concerns of some practitioners, using vaccine titer testing as a means to assess vaccine-induced protection will likely result in the animal avoiding needless and unwise booster vaccinations. 

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Reasons for Vaccine Titer Testing: *

1. To determine that animal is protected (suggested by a positive test result).

2. To identify a susceptible animal (suggested by a negative test result).

3. To determine whether an individual animal has responded to a vaccine.

4. To determine whether an individual vaccine is effectively immunizing animals.

 * from: Schultz RD, Ford RB, Olsen J, Scott F. Titer testing and vaccination: a new look at traditional practices. Vet Med, 97: 1-13, 2002 (insert).

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References 

Dodds WJ. Vaccination protocols for dogs predisposed to vaccine reactions. J Am An Hosp Assoc 38: 1-4, 2001.

Lappin MR, Andrews J, Simpson D, et al. Use of serologic tests to predict resistance to feline herpesvirus 1, feline calicivirus, and feline parvovirus infection in cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc 220: 38-42, 2002.

Mouzin DE, Lorenzen M J, Haworth, et al. Duration of serologic response to five viral antigens in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 224: 55-60, 2004.

Mouzin DE, Lorenzen M J, Haworth, et al. Duration of serologic response to three viral antigens in cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc 224: 61-66, 2004.

Paul MA (chair) et al. Report of the AAHA Canine Vaccine Task Force: 2003 canine vaccine guidelines, recommendations, and supporting literature. AAHA, April 2003, 28 pp.

Tizard I, Ni Y. Use of serologic testing to assess immune status of companion animals. J Am Vet Med Assoc 213: 54-60, 1998.

Twark L, Dodds WJ. Clinical application of serum parvovirus and distemper virus antibody titers for determining revaccination strategies in healthy dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 217:1021-1024, 2000.

 


 

Principles of Vaccination  

Click to read an important article on The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Resources Web Page

         [Excerpt]

"Biological agents are regulated by the USDA, not the Food and Drug Administration, and thus are not subject to those regulations that address extra label use. Veterinarians can legally use vaccines in a discretionary manner.

USDA licensing at the full approval level provides a baseline standard for efficacy, safety, purity, and potency, but the clinical need (relevancy) or usefulness (applicability) of a product are not assured by the licensing process. The USDA must approve labels for biological products. However, current labels frequently contain revaccination interval recommendations based on historical precedence and regulation rather than scientific data, may fail to adequately inform practitioners about optimal use of the product, and the testing methods may be inadequate to identify rare but relevant safety concerns. [2001]"

 


Note:  There is a concern about vaccinations adversely impacting the thyroid gland -- and organs of the body.  Many informative articles are here:   Excellent articles -- please download and print-out for studying.

It's another way to become better educated and make Informed Decisions on behalf of our companion animals!

 

   Adverse Vaccination Reactions

by W. Jean Dodds, DVM    [pdf document]

 "... Vaccination of pet and research dogs with polyvalent vaccines containing rabies virus

or rabies vaccine alone was recently shown to induce production of antithyroglobulin autoantibodies,

a provocative and important finding with implications for the subsequent development of hypothyroidism. ..."

 

  The Immune System

by W. Jean Dodds, DVM  [13 pages -- pdf document]

"... Viral disease and recent vaccination with single or combination modified live-virus (MLV) vaccines, especially those containing distemper virus, adenovirus 1 or 2, and parvovirus are increasingly recognized contributors to immune-mediated blood disease, bone marrow failure, and organ dysfunction. ...  Potent adjuvanted  killed  vaccines like those for rabies virus also can trigger immediate and delayed (vaccinosis) adverse vaccine reactions...."

 

"...Because animals with autoimmune thyroid disease have generalized metabolic imbalance and often have associated immunological dysfunction, it is advisable to minimize their exposures to unnecessary drugs, chemicals and toxins, and to optimize their nutritional status with healthy balanced diets. ..."

 


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Current and future canine and feline vaccination programs (pdf)

by Ronald D. Schultz, PhD, Veterinary Immunologist, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

Current and future canine and feline vaccination programs. Veterinary Medicine 1998; 93(3):233-254.

Abstract: "As new information emerges about what vaccines do and don´t do, you may want to review your approach to how you vaccinate your patients. Consider this veterinary immunologist´s views on when, how, and for which diseases to vaccinate. What is the earliest age to vaccinate? - 6 to 8 weeks How often should vaccines be given to young puppies and kittens? - In general an animal should not be vaccinated more frequently than every two weeks, and it is best to have a three- to four-week interval between vaccinations. For example, at 14 weeks of age, less than 5% of pups would have maternally derived antibody interference with one or more components in a combination vaccine, whereas at 6 weeks of age, more than 50 % of pups would be unable to mount an active immune response to one or more components in the vaccine. How often does an animal need to be revaccinated? - I believe that dogs and cats vaccinated as puppies and kittens should be revaccinated at 1 year of age with the vaccines used earlier. After that I do not believe there is an immunologic need to revaccinate annually with CDV, CPV-2, CAV-2, or rabies vaccine unless annual rabies vaccination is required by law. Proposed revaccination for cats: Year 1 FPLV, FCV, rabies, feline herpesvirus Year 2 Feline herpesvirus-FCV Year 3 Rabies (where required by law, animals should be vaccinated annually) Year 4 FPLV Year 5 repeat cycle."

 

Click on the underlined Title below to read the Informative Article

“Vaccination: Time to Take a Second Look” “Current and future canine and feline vaccination programs” (pdf)

by R.D. Schultz, PhD

[Excerpt]

    "Important questions have been raised about companion-animal vaccines
and vaccination protocols that have existed for many years and provide a
substantial source of veterinary practice income. One controversial
topic is: "Are we vaccinating too often?" Related issues include
vaccine-induced disease and administration of vaccines that may be of
limited or no value. Responses to these issues are complex and
debatable. Conventional wisdom suggests that vaccination should be
performed as often as believed needed and as often as the manufacturer
of the vaccine recommends. Research may well demonstrate that most
well-cared-for pets are vaccinated too often, while other animals are
not vaccinated often enough. Vaccines may cause disease, but such
reactions are generally uncommon. However, vaccine-induced diseases
appear to be more common in certain breeds and in specific families,
suggesting a genetic predisposition to adverse reactions. Clearly,
certain vaccines being used are unnecessary, and animals receive
vaccines that they don't need. ...  "

 


 

Vaccines - Are They Safe for Your Dog? 

by Dee Blanco, DVM, a holistic veterinarian.  She provides a greater perspective of looking at the background of vaccinations, suggestions of better choices and reminds us  to "listen to our inner voice" and that we are "our animal's primary health practitioner".  Speaking from her experience, she mentions some of the common chronic problems after a distemper vaccination seen such as:

  • Excessive licking of feet, eruptions between toes, allergies

  • Eye discharge

  • Lip fold dermatitis

 


 

Lyme Vaccination is NOT Recommended:

Meryl P. Littman, VMD, DACVIM, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Littman is a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  It, and most others nationwide do not recommend the Lyme vaccination.

"Most dogs, even though they have been exposed to Borrelia burgdorferi, never exhibit any signs of Lyme disease.  In certain highly endemic areas of New York and New Jersey dogs exhibit almost a 90% rate of exposure as evidenced by serosurvey.  However, only about 4% of the dogs exhibit signs of Lyme disease including lameness, poor appetite and fever.  Treatment of these animals with antibiotics typically results in rapid recovery.

A few dogs can develop lesions on the kidneys (Lyme nephropathy) and may not respond to antibiotic treatment.  Interestingly, dogs susceptible to this condition may not be protected by the Lyme vaccines currently available.  In fact, there are concerns that the vaccine may possibly sensitize a genetically predisposed individual to having a more intense immune-mediated reaction to Lyme antigens, or the vaccine may add to antigen-antibody complex deposition in tissues (Meryl P. Littman, VMD, DACVIM, University of Pennsylvania)."

 


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Vaccinations in Veterinary Medicine:  Dogs and Cats (pdf)

 by Don Hamilton, DVM

 


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VACCINATIONS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE - A NEW PERSPECTIVE (pdf)

by David M. McCluggage, D.V.M.

The San Diego Veterinary Medical Society Symposium

 


 

Vaccine Recommendations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

by Dennis W. Macy DVM, MS

Colorado State University

 


 

"Considerations In Designing Effective And Safe Vaccination Program for Dogs"  (Last Updated: 5-May-2000)

In: Recent Advances in Canine Infectious Diseases, Carmichael L.E. (Ed.)

Publisher: International Veterinary Information Service ( www.ivis.org  ),  A0110.0500

by R. D. Schultz, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

[Excerpt:]

"During the past 50 years many vaccines have been developed to prevent a variety of infectious diseases of dogs. ... Some vaccines have had a profound effect by reducing, or eliminating, diseases characterized by moderate to high morbidity and/or mortality.  However, other vaccines have had little or no recognized beneficial effect because they were designed to prevent infections that cause little or no morbidity and/or mortality. Some vaccines are so new that the potential benefits they provide are not known ....  Core vaccines are considered essential because they are designed to prevent important diseases that pose serious health threats to susceptible dogs, irrespective of geographic location or the life style of a dog   .... every effort should be made to ensure that as many dogs as possible over the age of 12 weeks are vaccinated with at least one dose of the four core vaccines.... "

"... The risks of adverse reactions from vaccines are not well studied, nor are the  adverse reactions rates well documented. Even where documented, the information is not readily available. ...   it has been shown experimentally that dogs develop an autoimmune  response after vaccination, something that was known to occur in other species ..a study ... showed a slight increase in cases of autoimmune hemolytic anemia within 30 days following vaccination with multi-component vaccines ....  It is very difficult to document a "cause and effect" relationship between vaccination and disorders occurring weeks to  months after vaccination, but it would not be unexpected for vaccines to trigger immune-mediated disease (including autoimmune disorders) in a small percentage of animals ....  Adverse  reactions from vaccines should not be used as a reason not to vaccinate; instead, it is sensible not to use  vaccines which are unnecessary, or to vaccinate more often than needed. In general, bacterial vaccines are more likely to cause immune-mediated reactions than do viral vaccines. Killed vaccines, especially those which contain adjuvants, are more likely to cause adverse reactions than do modified live vaccines. Because immune mediated reactions are genetically determined, some breeds, especially certain families  of dogs, are at much greater risk of developing adverse reactions than the canine population as a whole. ..."

 

The full text of this copyrighted document is available on-line at International Veterinary Information Service  Document:. A0110.0500

 


Animal Protection Institute 

Very good article "Are We Vaccinating Too Much?" by Elizabeth Colleran, D.V.M.

 


 

Vaccinations Update

by Jean Hofve, DVM

 


 

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO VETERINARY VACCINATION

by Dr. Clare Middle BVMS, Dip Hom, Dip Ac.

 


 

Animal Diseases:
A New Look at the Vaccine Question

By Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, PhD

excerpt below, please visit Dr. Pitcairn's Web Site for the full text.

"What we are going to do, in this presentation, is look at the question of vaccinations in four aspects. First, I want to tell you how my clinical experience led me to understand that vaccination was important, in a causative sense, in many of my cases. Second, we will look at the homeopathic perspective on chronic vaccine disease, or vaccinosis. Third, I wish to present some ideas on how vaccinosis may manifest in the dog and cat. Fourth, we will consider the question of the efficacy of vaccinations — do they really do what they are purported to do?"

"What I am suggesting to you is that, because of repeated vaccination, the acute disease of canine distemper has changed form to appear as a variety of chronic diseases."

 


 

The Potential for Liability in the Use and Misuse of Veterinary Vaccines

Duane Flemming, DVM, J.D., D.A.C.V.O.
President of The American Veterinary Medical Law Association

Abstract Published in Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice
Volume 31 (3), May 2001

"In 1996 the Seventh Circuit Federal Court, in Lynbrook Farms vs SmithKline Beecham Corporation, upheld the contention that federal law, in the form of the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act, preempted all state law and all state court tort remedies that would have the effect of imposing any new or different safety, efficacy, potency or purity requirements on licensed vaccines. This decision, in effect, precluded lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers for problems arising from their vaccines and left the veterinarian administering the vaccines as the only party for injured plaintiffs to sue.

Other than the instructions on the vaccine label, there are no specific rules regarding the use of vaccines by veterinarians. It is the lack of rules that makes the veterinarian vulnerable to law suits. While it is the client who decides which diseases the animal should be vaccinated against it is the veterinarian who decides which is the proper vaccine to use and which is the proper manner in which to administer it. To minimize the possibility of a successful law suit, veterinarians should administer vaccines to their patients according to the professional standard of care and only after obtaining a valid informed consent from the owner. Additionally, as no vaccine is 100% effective and safe, the veterinarian should not guarantee or warranty that the vaccine will be safe or prevent disease.

A veterinarian who conforms to the standard of care, who obtains s valid and informed consent [see "Vaccination Release Form"] and who does not provide any warranty will go a long way in defending themselves against vaccine-related claims."


 

Cats & Serious Problems with Shots !

 A very aggressive cancer:  Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma

"Education Before Vaccination"

"What is the problem? For several years a growing number of cats have developed cancerous tumors at the location site of vaccines. Vaccines such as distemper, rabies and feline leukemia have caused these tumors in what statistics are showing to be anywhere from 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 10,000 vaccine injections. The success rate for treatment of these tumors is unfortunately extremely low."

What to do and What to  watch out for?

Become better informed, there's many RESOURCES for information included on the Link above.


 

"Thriving animal shelter businesses assure more rabies in American pets "

by Patti Strand, NAIA National Director

[Excerpt - click on the title of the article to read in entirety]  "In late 2004 the first case of canine rabies in Los Angeles County in 30 years was confirmed. The dog had recently come from Mexico. During it's short time in Los Angeles, it exposed family members and family pets, and interacted with numerous animals at a local dog training class. Just a few months earlier a puppy imported from Puerto Rico into a Massachusetts shelter was also diagnosed with rabies. As NAIA warned in previous articles on the subject, this problem is only going to get worse.

One thing slowing proper attention to this growing public health threat, is the fact that most government agencies as well as most Americans have no idea that a few private humane shelters and animal sanctuaries are now operating as de facto pet stores, importing and marketing sad faced street dogs from foreign countries and offshore territories to kind hearted Americans - for a price. Most Americans are convinced that pet overpopulation is still raging in the US, and getting worse. Ironically, they believe this is true because the people who are importing strays for placement in American homes (and making a pretty good living at it) keep telling them so. In fact, these are the same people (1) who campaign for legislation to stop "pet overpopulation." ..."


 

Wonder why so many dog lovers are very concerned about Over-VACCINATION?   Read one breeder's protocol which gives me much concern about over-vaccination -- you decide.


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Resources:

Some very good books to become informed about vaccinations are:

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Online:

ThinkTwice Global Vaccine Institute
PO Box 9638, Santa Fe, NM 87504   505/ 983-1856

This Web Site has an ENORMOUS amount of excellent uncensored information regarding vaccinations.  The folks at ThinkTwice believe that we are entitled to a "full disclosure of all pertinent data and the freedom to choose whether or not to vaccinate...".

 WHALE VACCINATION RESOURCES

What About Vaccines? Vaccinosis   A thought-provoking article by Betty Lewis, RVT,


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With Sheri Nakken, RN, MA of Vaccination Information & Choice Network of Nevada City, CA & UK . She provides a much-needed service by informing us of very interesting factual information which is important for everyone concerned about vaccinations. I especially like her quote from Mr. Burke.

"This list is strictly for posting the latest vaccine information. The owner of this list or moderator will post 10-15 e-mails a day. The posts will consist of medical journal articles, newspaper articles and other sources of vaccine info from both sides of the vaccine debate. You can sign onto this list and received individual emails, digest or read on the webpage only. Once you are approved for membership you can go into your preferences area and change how you access the list."  

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The Following subjects are accessible from Sheri's website

Introductory Information & Articles:

Exemption from law info,   Anthrax Vaccine,     Flu Vaccine,         Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis B Vaccine,   HIB Vaccine,      Lyme Disease Vaccine,   Meningitis C Vaccine,  

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