First and foremost, vaccines are a problem due to what's in them - viral and bacterial RNA or DNA, as well as fillers.

aluminum hydroxide
aluminum phosphate
ammonium sulfate
amphotericin B
animal tissues - pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain,
dog kidney, monkey kidney, chick embryo, chicken egg,
duck egg, calf (bovine) serum
fetal bovine serum
human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)
hydrolized gelatin

monosodium glutamate (MSG)
neomycin sulfate
phenol red indicator
phenoxyethanol (antifreeze)
potassium diphosphate
potassium monophosphate
polymyxin B polysorbate 20
polysorbate 80
porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein
residual MRC5 proteins
VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells, and washed sheep red blood
Some vaccines have been found to have been contaminated with Simian virus 40 (SV-40) Yikes! And we are putting that stuff into our bodies?!? Not once, but multiple times?!?!? And at such an early age, with underdeveloped immune systems!?!?!?!

The CDC provides the same information, which can be viewed here.

Additives used in the production of vaccines may include
1. suspending fluid (e.g. sterile water, saline, or fluids containing protein)
2. preservatives and stabilizers to help the vaccine remain unchanged (e.g. albumin, phenols, and glycine)
3. adjuvants or enhancers that help the vaccine improve its work.

Common substances found in vaccines include:
* Aluminum gels or salts of aluminum which are added as adjuvants to help the vaccine stimulate a better response to the vaccine. Adjuvants help promote an earlier, more potent response, and more persistent immune response to the vaccine.
* Antibiotics which are added to some vaccines to prevent the growth of germs (bacteria) during production and storage of the vaccine.
* Egg protein is found in influenza and yellow fever vaccines, which are prepared using chicken eggs. Ordinarily, persons who are able to eat eggs or egg products safely can receive these vaccines.
* Formaldehyde is used to inactivate bacterial products for toxoid vaccines, (these are vaccines that use an inactive bacterial toxin to produce immunity.) It is also used to kill unwanted viruses and bacteria that might contaminate the vaccine during production.
* Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and 2-phenoxy-ethanol which are used as stabilizers in a few vaccines to help the vaccine remain unchanged when the vaccine is exposed to heat, light, acidity, or humidity.
* Thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative that is added to vials of vaccine that contain more than one dose to prevent contamination and growth of potentially harmful bacteria.

And from an article titled: 'Innoculations: The True Weapons of Mass Destruction Causing VIDS (Vaccine Induced Diseases) (An Epidemic of Genocide)' by Dr. Rebecca Carley, MD, court qualified expert in VIDS and Legal Abuse Syndrome:

"What the promoters of vaccination failed to realize is that the respiratory tract of ALL mammals (since animals are just as devastated by these innoculations with disease as are we humans) contain secretory IgA (an antibody which initiates the natural God given immune response) within the respiratory tract mucosa. Bypassing this mucosal aspect of the immune system by directly injecting organisms into the bloodstream leads to a corruption in the immune system itself. As a result, the pathogenic viruses or bacteria cannot be eliminated by the immune system and remain in the body, where they will further grow and/or mutate as the individual is exposed to ever more antigens and toxins in the environment which continue to assault the immune system."

This is the story of Belle, an Australian Shepherd:

Belle had been given a modified live distemper shot at 12 weeks old, then at 15 weeks was given a modified live Parvo shot. At 7 months old she received her first rabies vaccine, and 13 months later a 2nd rabies vaccine. One month after her 2nd rabies vaccine, she started losing hair around her nose, which gradually become rather scaly. Three months after the rabies vaccine her nose looked as it does in the first picture. Despite treatment, Belle's condition grew worse, causing swelling around her nose and eyes, and the scaling now extended down and under her chest. Biopsies came back negative, and her bloodwork was excellent. Eventually Belle lost nearly all her hair, and despite being fed up to 6 times per day was losing body condition. Fluid was oozing out the pores of her skin. At the age of 3 years and 8 months, Belle was gently assisted over the bridge, after a nearly 2 year struggle. http://pinecrestaussies.tripod.com/ 

You might also want to read: Vaccination and Genetic Change: Mobility of Genetic Material Between Life Forms by Leading Edge Research Group A very scary read about the body of evidence building as to how vaccines can be changing the very genetic structure of humans, as well as being the cause of several diseases, and aberrant social behaviour patterns.

We also give multiple vaccines at once. What an assault on the immune system! The myelin sheath isn't fully mature and covering the nerves until a pup is at least 8 mos. old, and a human 21 years! How can we not expect damage to be done?

Educate yourselves!

Be aware that if you choose not to vaccinate, you have to accept the fact, that it is possible that your dog may contract one of the diseases that there are vaccines for, and die. On the flip side, it is also possible for your dog to contract the disease for which it has been vaccinated and die. I am aware of both scenarios.

You also have to be responsible, if you choose not to vaccinate. Depending on where you live, there are laws as to what you have to vaccinate for. Make sure you check into this. As well, at some point your puppy is losing the immunities it got from its mother and is starting to build its own immune system. It is wise to be cautious as to where you are taking your puppy during this time. And finally, recently vaccinated puppies/adults actually shed the disease for which they have just been vaccinated in their stools and urine. Again, use caution when around these dogs.

MD's have to report vaccine reactions. Unfortunately, DVM's do not, so there are not a lot of statistics on vaccine reactions. One group in Britain, called Canine Health Concern, (www.canine-health-concern.org.uk/) did a survey involving 3,800 dogs, and the results were as follows:
66% of dogs with a vaccine reaction became ill within 3 mos. of being vaccinated
49% within 30 days
29% within 7 days
69.2% of dogs that developed allergies, did so within 3 mos. of being vaccinated
55.8% of dogs that developed auto-immune disorders, did so within 3 mos. of being vaccinated
.64% of dogs vaccinated for hepatitis, contracted the disease within 3 mos.
50% of dogs vaccinated for parainfluenza, contracted the disease within 3 mos.
69% of dogs vaccinated for parvovirus, contracted the disease within 3 mos.
56% of dogs vaccinated for distemper, contracted the disease within 3 mos.
100% of dogs vaccinated for leptospirosis, contracted the disease within 3 mos.

Some more good vaccine sites:



Dr. Pitcairn:

Dr Jean Dodds (one of the foremost authorities on hypothyroidism in dogs and made the link between the disease and vaccines: www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/changing_vaccine_protocols.htm

Immunization Graphs: Natural Infectious Disease Declines; Immunization Effectiveness; and Immunization Dangers: http://genesgreenbook.com/resources/obamsawin/ImmunizationGraphs-RO2009.pdf

Dispelling Vaccination Myths:

Vaccines and Production of Negative Genetic Changes in Humans

Purdue University and Hayward Foundation Study on Vaccines

Below are some pictures of puppies with vaccine reactions. BEWARE The photos are disturbing. Each of these dogs was humanely euthanized. Many thanks to The Great Dane Lady for the use of these photos.

   Left, Gus in the early stages of a vaccine reaction and right is Gus in the final stages.                Jewel                                                               Niki

                                                                    Princess                                                                                         Nikita

These dogs should be identified in honour of their educating us, and their valiant struggles to live.