Contrary to popular belief, there are many board-certified doctors who are concerned about the safety of vaccines, and I have quoted many of them in past articles written for The Vaccine Reaction.1 2 3 4 Most of these physicians either administer vaccinations or used to administer them as part of their practices. Last month, I highlighted comments made by Mark Green, MD of Tennessee, who is now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and publicly expressed his concern about the rise in autism5 6 potentially linked to certain vaccine ingredients.7
Although Green believes that parents should vaccinate their children, he also thinks that more research “definitely” needs to be done with regard to vaccine safety. He has concluded that some of the data that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites to assure the public that vaccines are safe may have been “fraudulently managed.”8
Recently, another prominent pro-vaccine doctor stated that the safety of vaccines is not as clear-cut as is commonly assumed. According to Richard Halvorsen, MD, “The side effects of vaccines have, unfortunately, been downplayed by the establishment in order to encourage and promote uptake.” Dr. Halvorsen, who founded and runs a vaccination clinic in London, England called BabyJabs,9 10 added:
The truth is that vaccines offer benefit, but some vaccines offer more benefit than others. We’ve pooled them all together. And if you go to your doctor, you’ll be told, well you must have all these vaccines… these are essential for your child, otherwise you’re putting your child at risk. That’s not quite true.8
This is a key point that is often ignored by public health officials and medical trade associations—the fact that all vaccines are not the same in terms of safety and effectiveness. As Halvorsen noted:
It depends on the vaccine. Some vaccines, the benefits outweigh the risks. Some vaccines, in my view, the risks clearly outweigh the benefits. Now, all vaccines have side effects. … And, occasionally that risk is severe. Severe side effects can happen. Governments wouldn’t have vaccine damage injury compensation programs if they didn’t acknowledge that there was a real risk of serious side effects, albeit rare.8
It should be noted that Halvorsen’s remarks about the rarity of serious side effects remains open to question. Why? Because vaccine side effects are rarely acknowledged. So it is unclear just how rare they are. This is a point that Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center has often addressed. “[I]f you or your child get vaccinated, suffer brain inflammation and never recover your health, you can be sure that it will either be dismissed as ‘just a coincidence,’ or you will be labeled genetically defective with the claim you would have become brain damaged even if no vaccines had been given,” says Fisher.11
In other words, the system is stacked against anyone who claims to have experienced a vaccine side effect, serious or otherwise.
Interestingly, Halvorsen himself suggests that any assertion about the rarity of vaccine side effects may be bogus, because not all side effects are immediately noticeable. Some, if not many, vaccine side effects may emerge over time and never be associated with vaccines. Halvorsen warns…
We are very unsettled about the long-term effects of vaccines. They have a profound effect on the immune system and we’re adding more and more and more to the schedule. And we know that vaccines can cause autoimmune diseases. We know that vaccines can cause allergies. We don’t know what sort of problems they may be building up for the future.8
We don’t know what sort of problems vaccines may be building up for the future? That doesn’t sound reassuring. On the contrary, it sounds like a good reason to be very cautious about vaccines, particularly as the growth in the numbers of people suffering with autoimmune diseases, allergies and other chronic health conditions continues to mysteriously climb with no answers coming from government health officials pressing for strict observance of “no exceptions” vaccine policies.
It sounds like a good reason to be extremely wary of laws that seek to force individuals to surrender their informed consent rights and submit themselves and their children to every single vaccine developed and recommended by the medical establishment.
1 Cáceres M. “Consult Your Doctor” on Vaccines? The Vaccine Reaction May 15, 2016.
2 Cáceres M. Doctors Are No Experts on Vaccines. The Vaccine Reaction Nov. 28, 2015.
3 Cáceres M. Many Doctors Vaccinate Out of Fear. The Vaccine Reaction May 23, 2016.
4 Cáceres M. What Doctors Learn in Medical School About Vaccines. The Vaccine Reaction July 27, 2018.
5 TVR Staff. CDC: 1 in 45 Children Diagnosed With Autism. The Vaccine Reaction Dec. 8, 2015.
6 Parpia R. CDC: Autism Rate Going Up. The Vaccine Reaction May 28, 2018.
7 Cáceres M. More Research on Vaccines “Definitely Needs to Be Done” Says U.S. Congressman. The Vaccine Reaction Dec. 20, 2018.
8 ‘Vaccines save lives, but all vaccines have side effects’. YouTube (published Oct. 26, 2018).
9 Dr. Richard Halvorsen. DrHalvorsen.co.uk.
10 BabyJabs. BabyJabs.co.uk.
11 Fisher BL. The Vaccine Revolution for Truth. NVIC Newsletter Apr. 19, 2017.