Over the years vaccines have taken the spotlight in the media as well as parents’ minds. Many parents agonize over the decision to vaccinate or to not vaccinate. Many issues are covered in this one topic and I will not discuss them all. What I would like to do is to take a few posts here on my minuscule little blog just to provide information. It is our job to research or at the very least look into the ingredients of EVERYTHING that enters our bodies and weigh the pros and cons ourselves. This is what I am going to do. I am going to post periodically just the ingredients contained in the most commonly used vaccinations and include if it is or is not mandated for schools in Illinois. I myself have halted vaccinations for one main reason: INGREDIENTS used. Not only are my kids allergic to many, but also MANY should not be injected into the blood of ANY human, namely children!!! So I am not going to say anymore regarding stances on Vaccinations, just ingredient lists and one question: How can there be a middle ground for parents that want protection from some of these diseases if we can’t find sources for vaccines that are safe if we live in a environment that won’t even acknowledge the ingredients used??? There can be common ground, a gray area, if we acknowledge that there is a problem and everything we ingest in anyway can cause some type of reaction…positive or negative!
Here is a link to a video that somewhat covers both sides and is pretty eye opening:
Here are the ingredients included in MMR (required in Illinois) this info in my opinion should be handed to the parents to read while they are waiting for the doctor.
weakened forms of the measles, mumps, and rubella viruses.
Sorbitol- Slowly metabolized sugar alcohol
sodium phosphate- The salts used to mix two substances that would normally separate. Also used to cleanse colon before colonoscopy and recently found to do horrible damage in some cases to kidneys and bowels. (http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm103354.htm)
potassium phosphate: Used as additive for PH levels http://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/potassium-phosphate-sodium-phosphate
sucrose: Table sugar
sodium chloride: Main ingredient of table salt.
hydrolyzed gelatin: is also known as hydrolyzed collagen protein or HCP. It is derived from the building blocks of connective tissue. Hydrolyzed gelatin has been broken down by enzymes so that it can be more easily digested when used in dietary supplements and foods.
recombinant human albumin- Fetal cells of an elective abortion from 1962 used to grow the virus.
fetal bovine serum- Fetal bovine serum is the most widely used serum-supplement for the in vitro cell culture of eukaryotic cells. This is due to it having a very low level of antibodies and containing more growth factors, allowing for versatility in many different cell culture applications. Fetal bovine serum comes from the blood drawn from a bovine fetus via a closed system of collection at the slaughterhouse (aka abattoir). This is used to feed the cells during propagation.
other buffer and media ingredients:
neomycin: An antibiotic http://www.drugs.com/mtm/neomycin.html