Are Vaccines for Pets and People Effective?

Vaccines are in the headlines more and more these days as people question if vaccines are safe, necessary or even effective for people and pets. Get used to to this as more and more of them are going to be pushed at us. Just why is this? According to Tony Isaacs, in his article from Health Secrets Newsletter entitled, “Brace Yourself for the Golden Era of Vaccinations,” Isaacs shares that, “drug makers around the world are jumping on the vaccine profits bandwagon that is being hailed as the golden era of vaccines. According to market research firm Kalorama Information, vaccine sales should double, from $19 billion in 2009 to $39 billion in 2013 – five times the $8 billion in vaccine sales in 2004.” Isaacs explains that soon we’ll be asked to roll up our sleeves for vaccines thought to prevent, “Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS, pandemic flu, genital herpes, malaria, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, grass allergies, traveler’s diarrhea, addiction and relapse – you name it, the pharmaceutical industry is working on a vaccine to supposedly prevent it. In late 2010, it was estimated that no fewer than 365 new vaccinations for infectious diseases were being developed. The lure of big profits and government support has been drawing in a whole gambit of companies, from new biotechs to Johnson & Johnson, helped along by traditional vaccination supporters such as the World Health Organization, the CDC, global charities and the mass media.”

Are we being asked to give up the idea that we even have an immune system and an ability to heal ourselves without being stuck by a needle?

Isaacs explains that, “the vaccine the experts call the game changer – Wyeth’s Prevnar, is aimed at ear infections, pneumonia and blood infections. Prevnar became the first vaccine to exceed $1 billion in annual sales. Prevnar had sales of $2.8 billion in 2008, followed by the highly controversial Gardasil with 2.3 billion. The latest move appears to be the mandatory vaccination of boys for HPV. Meanwhile, there have been no long term studies on vaccination safety for even single vaccines – much less the effects of so many combined vaccines. Already, vaccinations have been linked to disorders of the blood, brain, skin, and nervous system – including encephalitis, paralysis, nerve inflammation, diseases of the lymph glands, skin disorders, allergies, arthritis, cancer and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.”

Are we being asked to be in fear every time we, our kids or our pets have a sniffle?

Vaccines are drugs, they are injected into our bodies and stay there. We can’t just poop them out like a bad meal! When will we realize that for every action we take and do to our bodies, there will be a reaction and sometimes a “recall”?

According to Catherine J. Frompovich, in her article entitled “Vaccine Recalls,” for, she states that “vaccines harming children are often not recalled,” however it seems to be official now as “recalls for vaccines and immunoglobulins were higher than other drug classes,” per a recent 72-page report by GBI Research, published March 14, 2012. That report analyzed recalls on a year-to-year basis for the years 2007 to 2010.

Ms. Fropovich shares here that if you want to know what is really going on, you need big bucks because, “To obtain the report for more detailed information, the online cost is $3,500.00, which probably is an effective way for keeping much of the disclosed information out of the reach of researchers {and us} who can’t afford to shell out those kinds of bucks, but who would be the most inclined to make the contents known?” She continues, “According to what little information is shared at the Fast Market Research web site, ‘The reasons for recalls varied from serious adverse events, labeling errors and quality defects, to manufacturing defects.’ Interestingly, the highest recalls in 2010 were with infectious diseases [vaccines?] and immunodeficiency disorders therapy biologics. Somehow one has to wonder if that represents the classic “chicken or egg” question of which came first, i.e., do infectious disease vaccines somehow induce immunodeficiency disorders for which pharmaceuticals are manufactured and sold? You can learn more about this very important recall issue here.

In researching this article, I found so much out there on both sides of the equation that just seemed to add fuel to the vaccine fire, which made me, for one, wonder if they ever worked at all to prevent anything, and even if they did what has been the trade off? Prevent an acute disease and end up with a chronic one instead. Has it been one big scam from the beginning, where results are twisted and manipulated through the media to make us think they have saved us from annihilation? What stops these Big Pharma companies from doing what even Dr. Oz raised last year on his show, and create the disease in their labs and then make and promote the vaccine and the drugs to treat or prevent it? Dr. Oz presented both sides and it was left as a draw!

Without exploring conspiracy theory here we can simply delve back into the history of human vaccines, and find that the numbers clearly show that the disease itself was already on the decline when the vaccine was introduced. Anyway most vaccines were scarcely a blip on the radar, not affecting the natural decline of the diseases at all. In a few unfortunate cases such as polio, the disease actually increased after vaccinations began.

In this article, Dr. Russell Blaylock is quoted as saying, “Vaccines not only do not work as advertised, but they actually damage the body’s innate immunity. Rather than teach the body how to respond to infections, vaccines actually inhibit the immune system’s ability to produce TH2-type cytokines, and suppress cellular immunity, which is how the body protects itself against deadly viruses and bacteria.”

Furthermore, in an article entitled, “Smoke, Mirrors, and the ‘Disappearance’ Of Polio,” author Suzanne Humpreys offers, when people bring up polio as such a vaccine success story, that this is not even close to being true. People for the most part seem convinced that the polio vaccine was a success in eradicating polio, all because we don’t see children in iron lungs anymore. But was it really eradicated? Dr. Humphreys poses this question instead: “Does the public have any idea that there are hundreds of cases of something that would once have been called polio, and some of those children will be dependent on a modern version of the iron lung?† No. Parents today think that the Salk vaccine eliminated any need for ventilators, because the pictures of all these children on iron lungs are no longer paraded in front of people in order to create fear. Besides which, today’s ‘iron lungs’ don’t look like a prototype submarine.† They are barely recognizable as today’s ‘ventilators.’”

To gain a greater understanding how we the public get duped into believing that certain diseases have disappeared because of vaccines, Dr. Humphreys further suggests that what is really going on here is herd medicine when she shares her feelings in the article and states that, “The tendency of a mass vaccination program is to herd people. People are not cattle or sheep. They should not be herded. A mass vaccination program carries a built-in temptation to oversimplify the problem; to exaggerate the benefits; to minimize or completely ignore the hazards; to discourage or silence scholarly, thoughtful and cautious opposition; to create an urgency where none exists; to whip up an enthusiasm among citizens that can carry with it the seeds of impatience, if not intolerance; to extend the concept of the police power of the state in quarantine far beyond its proper limitation; to assume simplicity when there is actually great complexity; to continue to support a vaccine long after it has been discredited; to ridicule honest and informed consent.”

Do we perceive our companion dogs and cats to be like sheep, too? Do they need to be herded as well? Are vaccines for our cats and dogs effective? Have your dogs or cats ever experienced an adverse reaction following their vaccines? If so, what do we in holistic health care, call the symptomology that results after a routine vaccination? Holistic health care practitioners refer to the condition(s) that result acutely or chronically, as “vaccinosis.”

What is Vaccinosis?

When an acute crisis happens following a vaccine in a veterinary clinic you are at least in a place where life saving techniques can be employed, however what if it happens days, weeks or years later? In homeopathic medicine, vaccination is considered to cause a chronic condition with multiple symptoms, and this is called “vaccinosis.” When faced with these symptoms, you or your traditional or Western trained vet may not even see it as a sign of illness. Vaccinosis symptoms include subtle signs such as; laziness, finickyness, poor grooming habits, hairballs, bladder and kidney problems, chronic vomiting or diarrhea, chronic or recurrent upper respiratory infections, increased or displaced sexual behavior, aggression, destructiveness, wool-sucking, pica (eating indigestible items, or even their own poop), seizures, excessive licking, hot spots, and over-grooming. The vaccinosis condition can be inherited as well. In homeopathy this is referred to as a “miasm.” What actually is happening is, each generation simply becomes more and more ill, unless reversed by species-specific raw food nutrition (see Homemade Food for Cats) and holistic therapies which I share here in my Celestial Musings blog as often as possible.

For example, when people contract measles, their overall immune system is strengthened in response to the mild challenge of this disease. (Death as a consequence of measles is generally seen only in undernourished populations.) When doctors started routinely vaccinating children against measles, we started to see babies who contracted measles at a dangerously early age because their vaccinated mothers were not able to pass on immunity to them. And what was the medical community’s solution to this dilemma? Vaccinate infants for measles even earlier! I am appalled by the vaccinating of newborn infants with the hepatitis B vaccine the day they are born. Remember, when humans used to be vaccinated only a few times in their lives? The powers that be seem to be abusing their powers for people and pets. You may have read about this case recently which illustrates what might become more common place if we don’t start becoming informed as to what is going on in the world of Big Pharma today.

It may be even worse for our animals as they are vaccinated once or twice a year for their entire life and you may not even be aware of when they do it until you check your bill and see that you have been charged for yet another vaccination. If your pet needs to travel, even more vaccines are imposed on them, because authorities want a proof of a visit to a vet who provides a vaccination certificate which then has a very short shelf life.

Most people with chronically ill animals believe the animals were already sick when they got them, and usually blame the breeder or the shelter they got them from. But most often we can trace their problems to the time of vaccination (or in homeopathy it is said to be traceable back to when their parents were vaccinated). Sometimes kittens and puppies and even kids never really seem to be glowing in health again after they are vaccinated. The symptoms may be subtle or severe depending on the individual. This is the problem with herd medicine, no one is treated as a unique being but just part of some sort of bio-mass.

It’s true that vaccinosis does not afflict all vaccinated animals; some are lucky enough to have very strong immune systems. The same is true for people! But if you or your animals have ever been affected by it, you’ll never forget it. You take a risk every time you allow your animals, your children, or yourself to be vaccinated unnecessarily. It is a medical procedure and these procedures come with risks…those risks include death. Remember, it’s your decision, unless the laws in your city, state or country, complicate your freedom of choice.

Vaccines simply do not work all the time and that is a medical fact. In both human and veterinary medicine, there are many recorded instances of no immunity developing, or of so-called “vaccine breaks” occurring, whereby the stimulation of antibodies isn’t sufficient to protect against the natural disease. Conventional medicine claims those are body faults and/or genetic problems. There does appear to be a genetic component to which animals (and humans) may have trouble responding to a vaccine; a titer test may help distinguish these individuals. However, giving a non-responding animal (or human) more vaccines is unlikely to force an appropriate immune response ever and it certainly can cause more problems and potential chronic conditions in the long run. For example this excellent article examines what is happening with a push to medicate and vaccinate pregnant women, to prevent obesity and diabetes. This is pretty far out!

What is included in human vaccines might be very troubling to vegans who might still wish to vaccinate their kids!

Without spending a lot of our real estate here in my blog on this subject just take a look at this article and see how you feel about pig virus DNA in your kid’s shots. I also suggest you take a look at the long list of contaminants in today’s vaccines (see and see how many animal products are included and then injected straight into your kids bodies.

And when you hear the mainstream media tell you that vaccines donít cause autism please read this article for the flip side to that “mumbo jumbo.Ē

An excellent resource for Pet Parents to get involved in is the Pet Parents Action Group and you can learn more and participate here:

There is much more to be covered on the subject of vaccines for both people and animals and we will delve into this in future issues of my Celestial Musings blog here at Care2. In the meantime, stay informed and make educated decisions for yourself, your family and your animals!

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mootsey

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Kamia T.
Kamia T3 years ago

There are a number of doctors and vets now who are openly saying that constant vaccinations do NOT save your pet, especially if they're not being exposed to the items in question. I think we need to explore all avenues, not just lock-step to what Big Pharma wants.

.6 years ago

thank you for sharing this info

Marisa H.
Marisa H7 years ago

Tricia H., probably time to find another vet.

Tricia Hamilton
Tricia Hamilton7 years ago

My vet won't even let them in the door without them!!

Sherry Cushman
Sherry C7 years ago

Vaccines can be very dangerous and there are often effective alternative options.

Celeste Yarnall
Celeste Yarnall7 years ago

There is also a very controversial alternative homeopathically to traditional vaccines and we can learn a bit about them in relation to our animal companions here:

Celeste Yarnall
Celeste Yarnall7 years ago

This just in from (NaturalNews) The concept of vaccinating to immunize began in 1796, when British apothecary (pharmacist) Edward Jenner inserted cowpox pus under the skin of an eight year old boy. Jenner based his experiment on an unsubstantiated rumor that anyone who had experienced cowpox would be immune to smallpox.

Over the next couple of years, Jenner vaccinated others with cowpox to immunize them against smallpox. Without any actual proof of efficacy and safety, Jenner impressed King George III enough with a bogus immunization guarantee that he was awarded the equivalent of today's $500,000.

Thus, Jenner was the first medical professional to administer diseased matter as medication to a healthy person and receive a substantial financial award. He was also the first to constantly denounce vaccination detractors successfully. He was protecting both his ego and large public purse.

Many health professionals throughout the 19th Century knew that there had been several cases of smallpox among those with cowpox histories. Jenner's premise was flawed. See just how flawed and only the tip of the iceberg here:

Jennifer C.
Past Member 7 years ago


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Celeste Nazim7 years ago

Check out this action by nurses regarding vaccinations. Very telling indeed! Vaccine Truth Newsletter&utm_campaign=5967c9ed30-04_27_2012_nurses&utm_medium=email

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you