The USA/CDC Vaccine Schedule

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What shots are recommended for my new baby?

What shots does my baby actually need?

Start your research with the first vaccines suggested for babies and the illnesses that you feel most concerned about and work through them all.

The current recommended shots for newborns in the first few hours of life in the USA are:

  1. Vitamin K
  2. Hepatitis B (1st of 3 doses).

At 2 months it is recommended that babies be vaccinated with:

  1. Hep B (2nd of 3 doses)
  2. Rotavirus (RV, 1st of 3 oral doses)
  3. Diptheria, Tetanus, & acellular Pertussis (DTaP, 3 different antigens, 1st of 5 doses)
  4. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, 1st of 3 or 4 doses)
  5. Pneumococcal conjugate (PVC13, 13 different antigens, 1st of 4 doses)
  6. Inactivated poliovirus (IPV, 1st of 3 doses)

That is a total of 8 vaccines (±5 needles*) with a total of 20 antigens given to a 2 month old baby regardless of size (how much they weigh) or gestation period (preemies through full-term babies are all given the exact same dose).

At 4 months it is recommended that your baby gets a repeat of all of the above, except Hep B for a total of 7 vaccines (±4 needles*) with 19 different antigens.

At 6 months there is a little flexibility, but your baby usually gets a repeat of all the vaccines given at 2 months:

  1. Hep B (3rd of 3 doses)
  2. Rotavirus (3rd of 3 oral doses)
  3. DTaP (3 different antigens, 3rd of 5 doses)
  4. Hib (3rd of 3 or 4 doses)
  5. PCV13 (13 different antigens, 3rd of 4 doses)
  6. IPV (3rd of 3 doses)

A total of 8 vaccines (±5 needles*) with 20 different antigens.

At 6 months a flu shot is also recommended. Babies are recommended to have two flu shots, four weeks apart, and thereafter they are recommended to have a flu shot every year of their life.  Each flu shot contains approximately 3 antigens, including the controversial H1N1. All multi-dose flu shots contains approximately to 25mcg of mercury in the form of thimerosal. The thimerosal in the flu shot and the aluminum in the other vaccines can stimulate synergistic toxicity. Flu shots have been shown by the Cochrane Collaboration (an up to date, detailed look at all the scientific evidence and research) to be ineffective in protecting young children from the flu.

By 6 months a cumulative total of 24 vaccines (±17 needles*) with 62 antigens is delivered to most babies. 

Most parents are not aware of how many shots nor what they contain. Many doctors are not even familiar with the ingredients in the vaccines and the possible adverse events to be aware of, yet they confidently assert that they are all safe. The combination of all these shots has never been tested for safety.

At 12 or 15 months your baby could be given:

  1. His (4th of 4 doses)
  2. PVC13 (13 antigens, 4th of 4 doses)
  3. Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR, 3 antigens, 1st of 2 doses)
  4. Varicella for Chicken Pox (VAR, 1st of 2 doses)
  5. Hepatitis A (HepA, 1st of 2 doses)

A total of 7 vaccines (±5 needles*) with 19 different antigens.

At 18 months your baby could be given:

  1. DTaP (4th of 5 doses)
  2. Hepatitis A (2nd of 2 doses)
  3. Flu Vaccine (yearly)

A total of 5 vaccines (±3 needles*) with 7 different antigens.

Before your  baby is two years old, the CDC says they need 36 vaccines against 14 different infections, delivered via 24 needles, and containing 91 different antigens.

Between 4 to 6 years children are recommended to get repeat boosters for

  1. DTaP (5th dose)
  2. Polio (4th dose)
  3. MMR (2nd dose)
  4. Varicella (2nd dose)

A total of 8 vaccines (±4 needles*) with 8 different antigens.

In total, by the time your child goes to school they will have received 46 doses of vaccines (±29 needles*) with 100 different antigens. These injections bombard the immature immune system which is expected to recognise and mount a specific defense against each one. See further CDC complete recommended vaccination schedule chart.[1]

Children are recommended to get additional vaccines at 11 years old: Meningococcal, TDaP (the adult form of DTaP, a ‘booster’), and HPV vaccine (3 doses). Please research these shots carefully before accepting them for your children at this very sensitive stage of life.

Some questions you might want to ask your doctor or any older people who are advising you to give your baby all the shots on the schedule on time;

  1. Why have there been so many vaccinations added since I was a child?
  2. What were the results of studies looking at the combined impact of all of these vaccines injected at the same visit? (To date there have been no studies on the combined cumulative impact of all these vaccines).
  3. If my baby has a serious reaction, who is responsible? How will I get medical care if it is needed? (The CDC, your doctor and all vaccine manufacturers have zero liability in the event of any bad reaction to vaccines given. The parents are 100% responsible for the risk of vaccine injury.)
  4. What signs should I be aware of after a vaccine that might suggest a bad reaction?
  5. How have doctors been trained to recognize vaccine reactions?
  6. Do you know how to report an adverse reaction to vaccines throuth VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System)?

One reason this information is overwhelming is because most of us got shots when we were children. We think the shots they want to give our babies are pretty much the same as what we had. We are not familiar with the current recommended schedule. Take some time to familiarise yourself with the schedule, with each disease, and the risks of having the disease versus the risk of the vaccine.

An additional factor to consider is that there have been no studies on the carcinogenic impact of most vaccines – i.e. is there a likelihood that this vaccine, or this combination of vaccines could increase childhood cancer rates? It has not been studied.

Additionally, vaccines have not been studied to determine if they will impact the future fertility of your child.

Hopefully this short summary has been helpful for you as you seek to navigate the maze of information to you on the BEST way to keep your baby safe and healthy. Many parents are shocked to realise the number of vaccines now recommended for children. Vaccines are NOT required for school attendance in 47 states. A religious exemption can be submitted by anyone regardless of your religious affiliation, or no religious affiliation. All states must accept a religious exemption in lieu of vaccines except CA, MS, and WV.

I know new parents need lots of sleep. They don’t need to be losing sleep because of fear about vaccinations. As you gain information on this subject, you will be able to make a confident decision so you can sleep peacefully at night! If you do decide to give your baby any vaccine for any reason, please read this first so that you can take some important steps to help protect your baby. Remember, the older the better, the heavier the better, the fewer the better.

Please post any questions below.

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

*Sometimes vaccines are combined into a multiple combination such as PEDIARIX and INFANRIX, so the actual number of needles used could vary slightly.

[1] CDC 2016 Schedule copy

WARNING for Pregnant Women

pregnant-4-croppedPregnant? I am so glad you are here. If your doctor tells you “it is now time for a flu shot or a TDaP shot” and acts like it’s just a normal thing ALL pregnant women do, please ask them to bring the vaccine package insert (VPI) so that you can read it together. Go to “Section 8: Use in Specific Populations.” Read what it says regarding this vaccine in pregnancy. I have a VPI for Flucelvax which states that studies have been done on pregnant rabbits with no adverse impact noted. However, it also includes this:

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this vaccine should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

If your doctor continues to push you to get ANY vaccine, as a young mom, you might want to smile sweetly and say, “I’ll think about it. Can I take this (VPI) so I can study it? I also want to discuss it with my partner.” Pushing pregnant women to accept vaccines is a fairly new recommendation. Most women with children over the age of 10 are horrified that it is even happening.

A fellow vaccine truth activist, Stef Miharas, made a phone call to the FDA. This is what she found out:

Notice to all pregnant women: after an hour phone call with the FDA to check the CDC – this is what I was told! No vaccine – not FLU nor TDAP – is approved for use in pregnant women! The FDA is unwilling and unable to censor the CDC. The only one who can issue a public message is the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia M. Burwell.  Since she is silent, she is either woefully uninformed (ignorant) or #bought! Any doctor who has not read and explained to you the entire package insert, which lists all possible adverse events and the cautions about use in specific population (i.e. pregnancy), is in non-compliance with the FDA! Call your elected officials! This must stop! #cdc #vaxxed #cdcwhistleblower

Attention pregnant women…here’s the TDaP (Boostrix) vaccine made by GSK. Find Section 8: Use in Specific Populations. While you have it open, you might want to stop by and read Section 5: Warnings and Precautions and Section 6: Adverse Reactions.

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You can read the full Boostrix vaccine package insert here.

Ironically, the HHS website clearly states their purpose “The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) protects the health of all Americans and provides essential human services, especially for those least able to…”. HHS is led by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. Check out her biography here. She has two small children. Maybe she truly believes vaccines are good for pregnant women. If we all sent her an email, maybe she will change her mind?

HHS Office of the Secretary
Sylvia M Burwell
E-mail Address:
scheduling@hhs.gov

Here are the conclusions from a detailed analysis of scientific data on giving the flu vaccine to pregnant women:

The ACIP’s recommendation of influenza vaccination during pregnancy is not supported by citations in its own policy paper or in current medical literature. Considering the potential risks of maternal and fetal mercury exposure, the administration of thimerosal during pregnancy is both unjustified and unwise. Pregnancy should continue to be a time when doctors are highly protective of their patients with regard to any fetal exposure. Without adequate safety testing, a risk-benefit analysis of influenza vaccination during pregnancy is not possible, and therefore the ACIP’s present recommendation should be withdrawn.”

Read more Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy: A Critical Assessment of the Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices (ACIP), by David M. Ayoub, M.D. and F. Edward Yazbak, M.D,  http://www.jpands.org/vol11no2/ayoub.pdf

Vaccines, like all other medications, given to pregnant women can have significant health impacts. Please urge all pregnant women you know to investigate thoroughly before they accept any ‘routine’ medical procedure. Previous blogs I have written which address the issue of vaccines given in pregnancy:

TDaP & Flu Shots in Pregnancy?
Flu Shots in Pregnancy?
More on Pregnancy and Flu Shots
DTaP/TDaP Effectiveness
Info on Zika for Pregnant/Potentially Pregnant Couples

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

Why I’m an Activist

CDC Truth Rally 2016A Guest Blog featuring Marcella Piper-Terry, a tireless researcher and a mom of a vaccine injured child who helps other families impacted by vaccine injury find healing.

I remember how I felt the first time it really sunk in that vaccines were causing autism, and a whole host of other neuro-developmental, immunological, gastrointestinal and behavioral disorders.
That was the day my life and my path changed forever.
It felt like I had discovered this HUGE secret.
It was well before Facebook and I wasn’t connected to anyone else who “knew.” At least not anyone I knew.
All I needed to do was tell them.
I had no idea how difficult that would be.
I really had no idea how resistant and how angry people would be.
That was an eye-opener.
I was naive enough to think that this whole thing was a mistake.
I thought the vaccine program was “something good that just had unintended consequences” and even though vaccines were “good for most people” there were some people (like my family, myself, my children, my patients) who just couldn’t handle them.
In our family, I believed it was because we had been previously exposed to lead. That’s how I “discovered” the problems with vaccines. I thought it was just that certain people couldn’t handle them because of the synergistic effects of mercury, aluminum, and lead (or other exposures to environmental toxins).
Because I already knew a lot about what lead does to the body, when I started looking at mercury (which is many times more toxic than lead), it made sense. Because of my science and research background, I understood.
From that moment forward, it became my mission to try and help other people understand.
It was a long time after that initial “Aha!” moment that I had my second BIG “Aha!”
Because I still thought that vaccines were basically “good for most people,” I spent a lot of time trying to determine who the children might be that were more vulnerable to vaccine-injury. In my work, over several years, I had developed a very lengthy Child Developmental History Form. It’s now more than 20 pages long and contains a LOT of questions. I became obsessed with finding the common factors in the children I saw – and later, in the children of my friends on Facebook – who regressed or became very ill after vaccinations.
I am a researcher and that’s what I do. I research. I gather information and I examine it. I look for patterns. I try to problem-solve and this was the biggest problem I had ever tried to figure out.
My goal… the reason I was trying so hard, is because I still believed this was a mistake. All that had to be done was to TELL our government what was happening and they would change it.
Then I learned about Simpsonwood.[1]
And I heard Dr. Bernadine Healy talk about her colleagues at The Institute of Medicine and how they knew there were subsets of vulnerable children and they were refusing to do the research that might identify those children.
And I started reading the published research that was done by those at The CDC.
And I realized.
It’s not that they don’t know.
It’s that they don’t care.
It’s been a few years since I came to that second realization and I have to say it was even more painful than the first. Maybe it’s because I’m just very naive, or because I really do want to believe in the goodness of people, it was extremely difficult for me to grasp that all the stuff I had been fed as a child growing up about how great it is to be an American, and to be “free” in this “great land of opportunity” was… well… complete and utter BS.
At this moment, my brain just went to Michael Jackson and “All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us.”
The sooner we realize that, the better.
I hope and pray those who are much younger than I are also much wiser and less trusting.
On October 13, 2016, I will be gassing up my car and making the 6 hour drive to Atlanta, where I will stand outside the CDC with parents, grandparents, children, and activists from around the country. We will hold our signs. We will blow our whistles. We will talk to the media. We will tell our stories. We will be visible and vocal.
Will it stop the carnage?
not immediately
Will it get William Thompson subpoenaed?[2]
not immediately
Nothing will accomplish the end of the corruption that is harming children around the world in a single day. But that does not mean we stop trying.
The corruption that is harming our children is deeper and darker than anything this world has ever seen. No single event will stop it. But together, multiple events and multiple voices in multiple places WILL make a difference.
Every time we speak. Every time we march. Every time we protest. Every time we travel to our state houses. Every time we go to meetings and put our truth out there, we reach others who would not otherwise hear.
I have stood on corners with signs many times. Often by myself.
Every single time, I have felt it was time well spent.
I’ve been asked a few times about the upcoming rally in Atlanta, “Is it going to accomplish anything?”
The answer to that is, “Absolutely.”
We will educate passers-by. We will educate CDC employees. We will empower and strengthen each other. We will hug and laugh and talk and meet people we’ve only known through social media.
And we will grow our numbers through our advocacy.
Because truth cannot be hidden indefinitely.
We are on the right side and we WILL win this war.
CDC Truth Rally 2016One conversation and one corner at a time.
10/14/16. Be there.
For details and to register for the Saturday Educational Summit, please go to http://cdctruth.info/
#cdcTRUTH  #cdcWhistleblower  #VaxXed  #HearUs  #OneIssue

Author: Marcella Piper-Terry. For more valuable research and insights into the vaccine debate visit Marcella’s web-site at http://vaxtruth.org

[1] You can read the entire Simpsonwood Transcript (200+ pages) or a summary of the incriminating statements made by 50+ experts, including medical doctors, attending a secret meeting convened by the CDC in June 2000. The reason for the meeting was to discuss the troubling scientific data that had been collected and showed a “strong signal” between vaccines and later neurological damage or delays in children. These experts openly discuss the unfortunate reality and the impact it could have on their cherished vaccine program.

[2] Read more about Dr William Thompson, CDC Whistleblower here.

Choice & Belief

6 needles croppedThe overriding issue in the vaccine debate is choice. Many highly educated doctors and parents, who take the time to closely dissect the research behind ‘vaccine science’, develop deep concerns.

Anyone who desires the truth and wants to understand vaccines should start simply by reading the vaccine ingredient list. The ingredients of each vaccine can be found in the complete vaccine package insert (VPI) provided in the box from the manufacturers – not the “info sheet” that the CDC has prepared and that your doctor will have in his office. You can read all the package inserts on the FDA’s own website. Section 11 of every VPI contains the ingredients. Look up the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on each ingredient.

When discussing vaccine ingredients, many who are pro-vaccine repeat (ad nauseam) that the ingredients we eat (i.e. pears) contain more of these toxic chemicals than are in vaccines. This concept deserves deeper consideration. The FDA has standards for safety for the ingestion of many of the ingredients listed in vaccines. However, ingestion is inherently safer than injection because the gastro intestinal tract contains and eliminates toxins rather efficiently. Injecting toxic chemicals intramuscularly is exposing the body to far more harm. The blood system and lymph system is not always able to identify and eliminate harmful ingredients such as aluminum, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, mercury, and Glutaraldehyde.

Vaccines also contain protein and DNA fragments from the growth medium used which could include aborted human fetal tissue, dog tissue, egg tissue, monkey kidney cell tissue, etc. Apart from the ethical issues raised by these methods of vaccine development, especially for those who maintain a ‘pro-life’ or vegan standpoint, very little scientific study has been done to determine the impact of injecting these fragments of foreign material into the muscle of a small baby. One study on the elimination of aluminum by infants after receiving vaccines containing aluminum adjuvants showed that it was not excreted in the urine and was not measurable in the blood in the two weeks following the injection. Where was it? Since the researchers did not find it excreted by the body, the obvious question that one would think they would be eager to ask and answer is, “Where is the aluminum and what is it doing?” Further studies have not been published, so the answer is conjecture, but seems obvious. The aluminum must be in the tissue, brain, other vital organs, or bone since it was not eliminated into the blood system or urine.

The point is that we are regularly injecting babies with a host of harmful ingredients with blind faith that these vaccines will be safe and will prevent a range of “vaccine preventable disease.” What is the truth?

There is a risk associated with every medical procedure. The US Supreme Court has ruled that vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe.” Those were their exact words. Where there is a risk, there must be a choice.

The state of California passed a bill which made a significant change in the ability of families to have a choice in giving a potentially harmful medical procedure to their babies and children if they want to participate in schools.

The rationale behind this push to force vaccines on all children is hard to grasp. A healthy child who has not received the Hepatitis B vaccine (which is given in three doses and contains 0.25 mg of aluminum per dose) cannot attend school in California, Mississippi, and West Virginia, yet a child diagnosed with an active case of Hepatitis B can go to school and no one would ever know, because that child’s medical status is protected by law as privileged medical information – and rightfully so. But is this logical?

A further question that must be asked by those considering vaccines is, “Do vaccines even prevent the diseases for which they are intended?” Recent incidents of multiple outbreaks of various diseases in the mostly vaccinated populations in both the USA, India, and China demonstrate that the vaccines are not delivering on their promised protection from infectious diseases.

Most parents who find themselves strongly opposed to mandatory vaccines were once quite pro-vaccine. They have learned through a long difficult experience that sometimes what you think is good for your child can actually cause a great deal of harm. In fact, for some families who have watched their child die immediately following a ‘well’ baby visit where they received multiple vaccines given at one time injected into the thighs while they helped hold baby down, the guilt is enormous. They were not told that the CDC recommended shot schedule has never been tested for safety. Many vaccines have been added to the schedule without ever considering the combined impact of multiple vaccines on the infant’s body.

Other families have watched their precious baby regress in their previous abilities and become challenged with numerous physical symptoms demonstrating severe damage in the body. When they return to the same doctor who gave their baby the vaccines, and ask for help to understand and fix the host of symptoms, those same doctors deny any connection to vaccines and often dismiss them from their practice. The doctors are unable to address the myriad of physical symptoms resulting from vaccines, from non-stop diarrhea, constipation, neurological digression, seizures, tics, head banging, loss of speech, failure to thrive, etc. Parents recognize something is severely wrong with their child and are left helpless. They know their child is in pain and the severe gastrointestinal connection is obvious, but they don’t know where to begin to heal or fix the damage caused by vaccines.

Parents are left with the aftermath of a debilitated child and absolutely no support. The vaccine manufacturer is indemnified. No matter what happens after a vaccine, the manufacturer is not responsible. The CDC, who recommends nearly 80 vaccines to all children during their childhood, is also free from liability. The doctor and/or nurses who inject the vaccines have no legal responsibility for what happens, and further, are deeply indoctrinated that vaccines are ‘safe and effective’ and thus often cannot recognize the overwhelmingly obvious impact of the vaccine on the overall health of the child in front of them. They do not want to see it, and they have no understanding of how to help heal the child.

Do you believe in vaccines? That’s an interesting word. It seems a word that should be connected with a religion. Perhaps it is. Perhaps the whole system of vaccination promoted by the western medical system is just a man-made religious system.

This information is not designed to make you feel guilty for what you did or didn’t do as a parent. 99% of all parents want the best for their child. Every action towards our infant is done from the depths of our loving hearts. We want the BEST for our babies. Sometimes we are misled by those we trust and respect. They may be misled because they respect the ‘experts’ who perhaps have undisclosed vested interests, or complete ignorance. Doctors are generally very busy and don’t have time to research each topic in depth. They trust “experts” to do unbiased analysis and evaluations. It is time for more unbiased science to fully examine all the facts surrounding the vaccine debate.

The point of understanding vaccines and the potential harm they can have on babies is to help educate those making this decision today. We can’t change the past, but we can warn the generations to come so that they make wise choices. It’s all about choice.

Here are some excellent resources to help you on your journey towards understanding the vaccine debate:

  • Dr. David Ayoub presents vaccine safety issues and autism causation to a group of doctors who support giving recommended vaccines.
  • Vaxxed the Movie: From Coverup to Catastrophe provides a detailed account of the confessions made by Dr William Thompson, the CDC Whistleblower, interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children, which reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.
  • Dr Suzanne Humphries has spent years and thousands of hours reviewing the science behind vaccines for herself after discovering that the information she received in her medical training was far from thorough. I’ve linked one of her videos here.
  • District Attorney Nico LaHood, with his wife, Davida, tell their story of vaccine injury and their journey to discover and share truth. As a district attorney he has great insight into the role of evidence in drawing conclusions.

Thanksgiving 2015Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth seeker. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

Vaccine Wars

Conflict stick figuresHelp! I have a family member who wants to vaccinate a child I love. What can I do to get them to change their mind????

Sometimes significant family members refuse to research factual information, yet strongly disagrees when we present the true dangers and risk of vaccines. Vaccine debates in families can become extremely emotional. Both sides feel committed to their point of view.

If you are having vaccine safety discussions with someone you love, who also loves your child, it is critically important for you to remember that you are on the same team. You both want the best for your precious baby. It’s not about who is right and who is wrong, but it is about what is truly best for your baby. It is also important to recognize that the media and the medical system push vaccines on the public through well designed fear campaigns. Many times conversations about vaccines can become a heated topic. It is best to avoid that. Sometimes asking a friend to play the role of arbitrator can be helpful. It is always helpful to pray. God can truly work miracles, even today.

Understanding the point of view of the other person is a priority and will help open up calm rational discussion. Seek first to understand. Don’t even try to change their mind. Have a few conversations just exploring their background beliefs on the topic of vaccines.

  • Is the pro vaccine stance rooted in a fear of disease? Which particular disease? Where is their information or fear coming from?
  • Does their pro vaccine stance stem from social fear? Maybe their own parents or family has drummed it into their mind that anyone that doesn’t give vaccines is just stupid or irresponsible, and they don’t ever want to have ‘that conversation’ with them.
  • Are there any medical/educational factors in their background? Maybe a course they took where a teacher stressed vaccines were safe and effective and everyone should get them.
  • Is there a previous tragedy in the family that they think might have been prevented with vaccines?
  • Lack of education, yet pride. Sometimes when a person is bombarded with ‘scientific evidence’ it makes them feel inferior so they dig in their heels just to demonstrate their strength and power. By listening and showing respect for their views it can give them space to let go of their pride.

When you are reasonable and listen, it will enable you to slowly ask questions and impart important information about the specific risk of vaccines. Many of us have been researching the harm of vaccines for years and could give several hours worth of lectures on the topic. That is WAY TOO MUCH information to share. We need to simplify and make very simple requests like, can we read the vaccine package insert together? Many people find exploring the vaccine package inserts supplied by the manufacturer for each shot contains valuable information to understand both the ingredients in the vaccine and the adverse events noted when it was studied.

Another step is to research the disease which the pro-vaccine family member fears the most. Look at the actual number of cases of the disease so you know the risk and learn how to treat it.

A critically important area to research is the design and function of the infant’s immune system. Scientific understanding of the development of the immune system in the last 10 years has exploded. So much new information is now available on the gut/brain link and the lymphatic system that all medical textbooks need to be re-written. Most doctors are not able to keep current on the latest scientific discoveries.

A parent’s most important role in the early years of a child’s life is to protect their babies brain. Ask your pro-vaccine family member to look into the blood brain barrier. No parent will knowingly put their baby into a faulty car seat, yet we inject baby with chemicals we would never let them touch or put into their mouths. Stick to limited information. One ingredient of particular concern is aluminum.

I highly recommend watching any video on Youtube by Dr Suzanne Humphries, especially the videos in which she explains exactly HOW the infant immune system develops. All her talks contain the latest unbiased SCIENCE. Everything she explains is evidence-based with REAL science, not the bought and paid for type. I linked her video on this blog. Stress the importance of finding unbiased scientific support for any decision you make. You are on the same team and both parents want the best for your precious baby – safety from illness and a long healthy life. The question is, how is that achieved?

Regarding the recommendation implemented in 2013 by the CDC for every woman to get a TDaP for every pregnancy, please research carefully before you inject anything into your body when pregnant. I wrote about shots recommended for pregnancy here.

If you have tried everything and your partner still feels strongly about giving your baby vaccines, as a last resort, may I respectfully suggest that you ask to schedule a face to face conversation to discuss one specific request. Don’t rely on texts, or sending links via email. Make an appointment like this, “Hey, when would be a good chance for us to have an important conversation? I just want to make sure it’s a time when we won’t face any other distractions, so that we can truly hear each other.” Set a day and time.

Plan what you want to say. It might be something like this, “I know you think vaccines are really important for ____ to receive. I know you are concerned about infectious diseases and would never want our baby to suffer. I know you trust ______ (the doctor) and want to be a great parent. You are a great parent, by the way. I have one request. Could we please delay all vaccines until we are able to have some more rational conversations about this topic. We might need someone to come and help us talk about it. I would like to recommend specifically that we delay all vaccines at least until the baby’s blood brain barrier is fully formed. My particular concern is that the ingredients in the vaccines which are injected will make their way to the brain.”

There are differing opinions on when the blood brain barrier closes (perhaps your partner would want to do more research), but experts agree that it is sometime between 2 – 8 years. If you can get an agreement to wait until 2 years, research, pray like crazy, and try to understand your partner’s point of view! Asking questions and try to understand where they are coming from, without trying to win every argument will go a long way in helping them eventually come to understand the truth about the vaccine debate.

Finally, if for whatever reason, your baby is given vaccines, please read this first so that you are fully prepared and understand the process, and how to make it easier on everyone.

You might not agree, but I believe the issue of vaccine safety is part of a spiritual battle we face. Paul gave Timothy, his young prodigy, this profound advice:

“Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.” 2 Timothy 2:25-26

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

It’s Just a Tetanus Shot

Hey!A story from a heart broken mother, Christie:

I am up. It’s 5am here. I stopped researching at 1 am and fell asleep crying after throwing my phone across the room in tears. I was furious. I was devastated. And I still am. But now I’m sick to my stomach and I’m up.

My son has been having trouble medically since he received two DTaP shots (yes 2) in the ER back in August. That was 11 months ago when he was 3 years old, after getting some stitches. He has been having seizures, weight loss, social regression, migraines lasting multiple days, increase in irritability, increased sleep (up to 18 hours some days), vomiting, very thirsty and more.

We have been doing non-stop testing for over a month with more tests scheduled: an MRI, another EEG, glucose testing, a 24 HR EEG and another heavy metals test. Yesterday I got a call from one of our doctors saying that he had test results in about heavy metals and essential minerals. This was the test I was most excited to see as I thought for sure it was going to be aluminum poisoning from the DTaP overdose that was causing the problems.

To my surprise, he did not have aluminum toxicity. Or mercury,…..or lead……. or iron. I was shocked, but also curious what could be causing these problems in a previously healthy and virtually vax-free organic free-range wild child. But the test results did show immense toxicity in another heavy metal that I had never heard of. Cadmium.

The doctor was perplexed. Cadmium poisoning?!?? From where? No smoking in our family. No exposure to places or things where cadmium would be around to cause that. The doctor left me with a list of foods that chelate cadmium and said to return in a month for follow up testing to see if it detoxes from his body. We were both also curious if his body was for some reason not able to naturally detox itself.

So I started to do detailed research. I was on my computer/iPhone for 7 hours. And I found it. At 12:38 am today I found it. And I got angry. And here’s why-
POLYSORBATE 80!

Polysorbate 80 prevents the body from being able to excrete cadmium. And if cadmium toxicity gets high enough it can cause death.

He also had other essential minerals missing entirely. We are still researching and chelating, hoping for success. We are also hiring an attorney for VICP (vaccine Injury court).

I hate the CDC. I HATE pharma. I am heartbroken. I am furious.

This week is the anniversary of my god daughter’s death from a DTaP shot at six months old. She died on July 7th. Every year on her birthday and her day of death I spend the ENTIRE DAY HOLDING A CRYING HEART WRENCHED MOM WHO MISSES HER BABY THAT SHE CANT GET BACK. She fell apart earlier than expected this year with this stupid law forcing vaccines on babies in California, plus the vigil in Santa Monica hit her hard. So, today I took the day off work to go take her wherever she wants to give her grieving space.

And now I’m in tears too. Over the same damn vaccine! And they almost killed my child too! How in the world is this possible?!?! HOW DID OUR WORLD COME TO THIS LEVEL OF CORRUPTION?!!!!! I have tears streaming silently down my face as I type this in bed lying next to my poisoned baby. I’m furious. I’m heartbroken. I’m done with being quiet. Vaccines are dangerous. No one should ever vaccinate their child!!!!!

Why TWO DTaPs? At the hospital, when pushed, I agreed to ONLY tetanus. They did not tell me that it was no longer possible to get a tetanus only shot. The only available option comes in a combo (DTaP). They verbally told me they would give a tetanus only shot and came in with the syringe. I trusted her without seeing the package. Then near the end of the injection my son pulled out of the needle. She dramatically insisted on following through with hospital policy that the shot must be repeated. She stated she needed to give it again. We had been there for over 6 hours and my son had been poked at so much that we all just wanted to get out of there as fast as possible (we don’t do western medicine. Period.) so I accepted just to get us out. Worst mistake ever. I’m paying for it in the worst ways.

Christie Pallotti

Too many parents innocently consent to shots for their children under great pressure by the medical establishment only to watch a devastating long-term reaction. Please research every shot you are thinking of giving your child. It seems we must also insist on examining the package, and the vials, in addition to asking for the vaccine package inserts. My heart aches for the suffering parents like Christie are experiencing. I share their stories to hopefully help other parents make wiser decisions for their babies.

Thanksgiving 2015

Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counsellor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

Travel Vaccines

passport pictureI have researched the topic of vaccines in-depth since expecting my first son in 1982. I’ve travelled to many countries in Africa and been blessed to meet wonderful people and enjoy their hospitality. I spent 30+ years in South Africa and raised five children there.

I am a concerned mom and grandmother. I am also passionate about health and an avid truth seeker. While I might not seem to be much of an authority on anything, as I read and learn from experts who have a deeper knowledge of the science regarding vaccines, I am troubled when people I love rush to get travel vaccines prior to their mission trips. Here are some facts not commonly known:

Vaccines sometimes cause harm. Most people, including the majority of doctors and medical professionals, don’t know that the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) was established by US government agencies as a national vaccine safety surveillance program to collect information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of vaccines licensed for use in the United States. You can go and read 551,181 reports collected from 1986 – 2016 for yourself.

No liability. Those who make and inject vaccines are exempt from any and all liability from any vaccine – that means that the individual who receives the vaccine is fully responsible for any adverse event and ensuing medical expenses.

Choosing to receive a travel vaccine means you are choosing to be 100% responsible if there is any adverse event from that vaccines.

Media Hype. Please consider that what you hear repeated by the media and are told ad nauseam by CDC and pharmaceutical representatives is more likely motivated by financial incentives than the health and well-being of the public.

Vaccine Recommendations. The CDC provides a list of recommended vaccines for every county you might be thinking about visiting. Diseases are listed with recommendations based on the activities you may be engaged in while visiting. All travelers are encouraged to make sure they are up to date with the vaccines recommended for all adults living in the USA: tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, (given together in one shot called the TDaP), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella (for chicken pox), polio, and a yearly flu shot. The suggestions for other vaccines, depending on the country, include Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Malaria, and Rabies. Some of these recommendations are highly suspect. Having lived in South Africa for 30+ years I found their suggestion to get rabies vaccines if you are planning to move there, or will be staying for a long time, to be ludicrous.

Many unsuspecting missionaries have naively accepted the ‘recommended’ travel vaccines only to find themselves incredibly sick with strange autoimmune illnesses. Many mission boards blindly trust recommendations by government authorities without any further thought or investigation. Adhering to standard medical recommendations is extremely naive and perhaps foolish in our age when we can access and study information for ourselves. Injecting chemical cocktails into your body in the hope it will protect you from illness is based on a flawed understanding of what we now know about the immune system. Most doctors have not been trained and do not understand the full mechanism of vaccines and the possible harm that can be inflicted on the body. Giving many shots at once is an especially dangerous practice.

If you are considering travel vaccines, I urge you to watch at least 3 important presentations:
1. Dr Suzanne Humphries‘ extensive presentations on the ingredients in vaccines;
2. Dr Tent’s talk on Exploding Autoimmune Disorders;
3. Trace Amounts, a film exploring the strange reaction one man in his twenties had after a routine tetanus shot.

Additionally you will want to read the entire vaccine package insert (generally a 20 page document) for any vaccine you are thinking of getting. You might also want to study the VAERS data base to discern if there have been reports of serious adverse events from that vaccine. Bear in mind that it is estimated that less than 10% of all adverse events are ever reported.

I pray you will be blessed in your travels and enjoy good health through making wise food choices. Please listen to this caring mother/grandmother before you decide to place your trust in this multi billion dollar industry.

Thanksgiving 2015

 

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and seeker of TRUTH!

Young Parents & Vaccine Information

Mom Dad Baby
[A true story related to me by the author]
Trust me, as a parent, it doesn’t feel good to have been lied to by doctors. I trusted them to keep my children safe. My heart hurts.
 
It’s not that parents are completely unintelligent. It’s the product of a young, inexperienced human being, becoming a parent, and the continuous brain washing and pressure as we try to decide what’s best for our children.
 
My son has an Autism observation meeting at the end of the month. I can’t even begin to explain how bad I feel. And I don’t know that vaccines were the only reason why he ended up how he is, but I suspect it. He was on track… Then at a certain age, he wasn’t.
 
Hep BI thought I was being a good parent. When I questioned vaccines at the doctor’s office, the doctor and nurses pushed them, saying it was for my children’s safety. I concluded that I was just being paranoid. I did think, when I signed that waiver regarding vaccine liability, it was weird. I thought ‘Why do I need to sign this? It doesn’t make sense…’
 
We refused the MMR vaccine, at the time, thinking THAT was the only problem vaccine. But I was SO wrong!
 
Hep B RisksMy husband and I held out on the Hepatitis B vaccine, but later decided to have our children vaccinated for it. Honestly, until now, I was unaware of how unnecessary, and potentially dangerous these, and other vaccines, were.
I am NOT anti-vaccine. I am PRO vaccine safety! But for now, I don’t want to vaccinate my children, anymore. Not until I know that some actual safety has been verified, legitimately! And I would love if it could stop being such a fight to not want to vaccinate. All parents should make their own decision on whether or not to vaccinate. My children are my own. I don’t need others in the world telling me what I should be doing to raise them properly. I carried them. They are mine.
Melinda Bowen
Before you give any vaccine for any reason, please read these important steps to take to Prepare for Vaccination.

Thanksgiving 2015

Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and speaker, is passionate about health, Jesus, and joy. Becky writes about vaccines in order to help young parents navigate this confusing topic. 

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Last Days?

DespairIn the last days there will be very difficult times
For people will love only themselves and their money.
They will consider nothing sacred (e.g. the lives of babies and children).
They will be cruel and hate what is good.
They will be puffed up with pride and
Love pleasure rather than God.
They oppose the truth.
They take advantage of people’s fears and weakness.
Evil people and imposters will flourish.
They will deceive others and
Will themselves be deceived.

How do we live in such times?
Seek Jesus Christ through His word, the Scriptures.
You will find comfort and protection from evil. (2 Timothy 3)
God is at work in the midst of this evil generation.
He is raising an army of truth warriors.
“Why are you frightened?”
“Why are your hearts filled with doubt?”
Then Jesus opened their minds to understand the Scriptures
They were filled with GREAT JOY. (Luke 24: 45 & 52)

Becky on stageAuthor: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus Christ and truth seeker, especially in the areas of health and children. Facing a world quite different from the one in which I grew up, I seek to research and understand the true route to health, freedom and joyful family living!

Unique

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DCF 1.0

Most religions have one major personality
Or prophet they revere.

Even people who claim to have no religion,
Still revere a major personality, usually, themselves.

The thing that all religions have in common
Is that all the prophets and
Great people that have ever lived, died.
They were buried or burned.
They were reduced to ashes
Or consumed by maggots.

skeleton-1571103-638x464Only Jesus escaped death.

Jesus’ body did not stay in the ground.
He suffered a cruel death.
At the hands of the religious leaders
He died.
He was buried in a cave.
But He didn’t stay dead.

Jesus alone conquered death.
The Scriptures predicted it,
The power of God enabled it.
God raised Jesus from the dead.
Hundreds of eye-witness reports
Confirmed it.

So even if you claim
To follow no particular religion –
Just the right path of your own heart,
One day, your body will also rot in the grave
Or be consumed by fire.

Is your human heart able to guide you to truth?
Are you putting yourself in a position above Jesus –
God’s promised Savior?

A ragtag group of men and women
From a small remote location, Galilee
Started a worldwide movement of God
Based on this fact:
Jesus conquered death.

Becky on stageAuthor: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus Christ and truth seeker, especially in the areas of health and children. Facing a world quite different from the one in which I grew up, I seek to research and understand the true route to health, freedom and joyful family living!