Delay and Selective Vaccine Schedules

A list of delay or selective vaccine schedules for parents who prefer this route:

 

Dr. Stephanie Cave’s vaccine schedule:

4 months: start Hib with IPV (polio)


6 months: DtaP started

7 months: second series of Hib and IPV

8 months: second series Dtap

9 months: third series Hib

10 months: third series DtaP

15 months: measles

18 months: fourth series Hib, IPV

19 months: fourth series DtaP

27 months: rubella

39 months: mumps

4-5 years: MMR boosters separate from any other boosters only if no titers for immunity.

4-5 years: boosters for DtaP and IPV if needed

Hepatitis B: If  Mother is not positive and baby is not attending child care we would like to postpone until at least school age and only give if mandated by state.

Pneumococcal (Prevnar): Do not want, only discuss if mandated by state only.

Varicella (Varivax): close to school age if mandated by law and if child is not immune to chicken pox based on blood test. Never before 4-5 years.

MMR: to be given seperately

15 months: measles

27 months: rubella

39 months: mumps

4-5 years: MMR boosters separate from any other boosters only if no titers for immunity.

 

 

This is from Dr. Miller (Generation Rescue)

 

1. no vaccines until 2 years old

2. no mercury containing vaccines

3. no live virus vaccines

4. vaccines to be given 1 at a time starting at age 2-

    a. pertussis

    b. diptheria

    c. tetanus

    d. polio

 

Dr. Sears Selective Vaccination Schedule

 

2 months-  DTaP, Rotavirus

3 months- Pc, HIB

4 months- DtaP, Rotavirus

5 months- Pc, HIB

6 months- DtaP, Rotavirus

7 months- Pc, HIB

15 months- Pc, HIB

5 years- Tetanus booster

10 years- Blood test(Titer) for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Hep A                  Consider vaccinating if not immune. Consider 3 dose Polio series if   traveling to Africa or Asia 

11years- HPV (3 doses)

12 years Hep B (3 doses)

 

 

Alternative Vaccine Schedule

 

2 months-  DTaP, Rotavirus

3 months- Pc, HIB

4 months- DtaP, Rotavirus

5 months- Pc, HIB

6 months- DtaP, Rotavirus

7 months- Pc, HIB

9 months- Polio, Flu (2 doses)

12 months- Mumps, Polio

15 months- Pc, HIB

18 months- DTaP, Chickenpox

21 months- Flu

2 years- Rubella, Polio

2.5 years- Hep B, Hep A

3 years- Hep B, Measles, Flu

3.5 years- Hep B, Hep A

4 years- DTaP, Polio, Flu

5 years- MMR, Flu

6 years- Chickenpox

12 years- Tdap, HPV

12 years 2 months- HPV

13 years-HPV, Meningococcal (once meningococcal approved for age 2-recommend at age 2 and delay Hep B for 6 months)

   

(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.)

 

 

 DAN! Guidelines:

 

  •  Use Thimersol / Mercury free vaccines!!(THAT INCLUDES vaccines that have multiple viruses! Split them up!)

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

  •  Use inactivated polio. (IPV)

  • Give RDA (Recommended Daily Allowances) of Vitamin C before and after vaccines
  •  Give a natural form of Vitamin A ( cod liver oil ) to keep RDA’s at level at all times for the age.

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

  •  Do not give live virus vaccines to immunodeficient children.

  •  Do not give vaccines if allergic to any of these components:

i. Yeast – Hep B

ii. Eggs – MMR

iii. Neonycian – MMR or Varicella

  •  Hold off on the Varicella until 10-12 years & if the child is shown not immune to Chicken pox.

 

  •  Checking vaccine titers before giving boosters

 

 

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Bringing Chickenpox to the Boil

Bringing Chickenpox to the Boil

by Hilary Butler

Avid readers of dramatic novels from yesteryear will recall stories from the days when fevered patients were watched over by family, and the oldies in the group just “knew” that a proper fever would “break” with a sweat. When that happened, they knew that the prognosis would be good. Of course, such sentiments today would be greeted with alarm, or scepticism, by those who consider illness should never be endured.

Isn’t that why acetaminophen (in all their different brand names) is reached for, at the first sign of a fever?

In 2001, a headline

1 made me look twice. “Sweat has the power to fight off disease.” We were told that sweat contains a versatile antibiotic that may be on the front line against disease-causing bacteria and that: “The researchers said dermcidin probably plays a key role in the innate immune responses of the skin”.  A news roundup from the British Medical Journal told us2 that dermcidin killed escherichia coli, enterococcus faecalis, staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. It was active at high salt concentrations and the acidity range of human sweat. In concentrations of 1–10 μg/ml, it killed all of the staph aureus colonies in only four hours. Unsurprisingly, the scientists didn’t know how dermcidin worked.

Up until the late 1990s the skin was simply thought to be a “barrier” with no active participation in the immune system. The original 2001 paper

3 said that during some inflammatory skin disorders and wound healing, skin cells functioning within a salty sweat with a pH of 4–6.8, produced many effective pharmacologically active substances, such as immunoglobulin A, interleukin 1, 6 and 8, tumour necrosis factor, transforming growth factor β receptor, epidermal growth factor, and a prolactin-inducible protein.

As time has gone on, other researchers have taken a closer look at skin, and have found that the neutrophil,

4 which is the professional phagocyte of fundamental importance for defence against micro-organisms, provides instant help, not only in microbial infection,5 but to the growth factors when the skin is broken and there is a risk of infection. Another article6 says that mast cells, macrophages and skin cells produce antimicrobial peptides. These are called cathelicidin, which disrupts bacterial cell walls, modifies the host cells inflammation, and provides additional immune defence. At the heart of this all, is our friendly neutrophil:

“These studies clearly illuminate the importance of neutrophil recruitment in cutaneous defense against bacterial infection. … Recent advances in understanding of innate immune defense systems have suggested that these ancient evolutionary immune mechanisms may be important to human disease yet previously underappreciated.” (Underlining mine)

The article looked at whether just skin and mast cells were involved, or whether neutrophils were also important. Using mice, they found that mice with few neutrophils developed much worse tissue death (necrosis) and had 3,000 times the amount of bacteria on the skin than mice with active neutrophils. The skin cells worked hard and could produce some cathelicidin on their own, but didn’t have the killing power of the skin cells plus neutrophils. The article’s conclusion said that life-threatening necrotizing skin and soft-tissue infections can develop in patients with depressed neutrophils, but that numerous examples exist of patients with increased frequency of skin infections who have no

“demonstrable defect 7 in leukocyte recruitment or function.”

Properly fed, healthy children, whose parents know what to do, and what not to do, will rarely get any complications to chickenpox. As was the case for our children, well-managed chickenpox should not even lead to any scarring. So let’s ask some questions here, with chickenpox in mind. What is the function of fever?

Here’s a really simple statement11 from twenty years ago: “… elevated body temperature enhances the infl ammatory response and function of the immune system at the same time that it reduces the replication of microbes and tumor cells.”

 

 

 

 

Not so simple is this sentence.

 

“Fever also appears to be a prominent component of cytokine therapy and attends the use of several biologic response modifiers.”

Fever switches on the chemical messengers and processes which call on the body immune system to respond and “modify” or deal with the infection.

If fever is a key to an immune-system process, without a fever, how effective is the body going to be in fi ghting viruses, or bacteria? With viruses like chickenpox, which are known to have an affinity with

 

group A streptococcus,

which can infect the pox rash and so have access to the body, what do we want the immune system to do? It’s pretty obvious isn’t it?

We

 

want

to allow the body temperature to rise to the level it needs so that all the on-switches can be thrown.

We

 

want

the body to send out all those little chemical messengers which get the antiviral side of things going.

We

 

want the messengers to call the neutrophils to join the skin cells in producing cathelicidin, and to work with the whole array of anti-viral and antibacterial components12 in “sweat” to stop group A streptococcus

in its tracks.

As a 1991 article13 says: “… temperature elevation … enhances the processes involved in initial antigen recognition and support for immunological specifi c response to challenge.

We want the body to recognize the virus, ring the bell and sound the red alert (fever) to fight, don’t we? Why, then, turn the fever off with acetaminophen products? Doesn’t that defy logic?

Another article14 of that era said: “There is considerable in-vitro evidence that a variety of human immunological defences function better at febrile temperatures than at normal ones … Studies have clearly shown that fever helps laboratory animals to survive an infection whereas antipyresis15 increases mortality.”

A 1998 article16 said: “The elevation of body temperature by a few degrees may improve the efficiency of macrophages in killing invading bacteria, whereas it impairs the replication of many microorganisms, giving the immune system an adaptive advantage. There is a simultaneous switch from the burning of glucose, an excellent substrate for bacterial growth, to metabolism based on proteolysis and lipolysis. The host organism is anorectic (doesn’t want to eat) minimizing the availability of glucose, and somnolent, reducing the demand by muscles for energy substrate. During the febrile response, the liver produced proteins known as acute phase reactants … the net effect … is to give the host organism an adaptive advantage over the invader.” (Underlining mine.)

Treating fevers is dicing with more severe infection, and a greater likelihood of death, because fever is a key immune response to get the immune system working properly.

You mess with fever, and you mess with lots of things. It stands to reason. Do you need to know what the medical profession does not yet know about fever in its totality, to see that?

 

Back to chickenpox. Tucked away in a small co

 

rner of the New Zealand Herald in 2001 was a warning:17 “GPs warned over chickenpox drug.” Doctors were warned about treating chickenpox with ibuprofen to reduce fever because of a higher rate of necrotizing fasciitis18. There was no mention of paracetamol in the warning, yet, since both perform the same function, there is reason to argue that paracetamol might do the same as ibuprofen. In USA, the link between the use of non-steroidal anti-infl ammatories and chickenpox reached the ears of doctors,19,20

but not, it seems, the public.

There was a flurry of articles suggesting it was dangerous to use anti-febrile drugs with chickenpox; there was also an article by a group of doctors, who in defiance of all logic and known immunological impacts of drugs used to reduce fever, decided that there was no association. They

 

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decreed that when parents used drugs to “treat high fever and severe illness”, drug use was merely the identifying factor of who was at high risk for secondary bacterial infection! That interesting little word “coincidental” again.

… I see the increase in these infections as evidence of a total lack of common sense about how to prevent complications. I see the association between nonsteroidal anti-febrile drugs and GAS as a predictable outcome of the loss of home nursing skills and handed-down generational wisdom. I see the increase in secondary bacterial infections as something which can stem from parental lack of understanding that messing around with fever, and using symptom-suppressing/immune-suppressing drugs can restrict the ability of the immune system to fi ght the virus. It also reduces the ability of the leucocyte system of neutrophils, macrophages and phagocytes to fight bacterial toxins from secondary bacterial infections.

As pointed out in Chapter 70, if you don’t have enough vitamin C in your system, then the neutrophils won’t be recognized by the macrophages, and you might be in big trouble, because if that happens, the result could be toxic shock/sepsis taking hold very quickly. Even if you have enough vitamin C, if the amount of GAS toxin is such that the glucose transporters (which are part of the vitamin C shuttle service which takes ascorbate from A to B) are blocked, that can result in a GAS infection which threatens to run out of control. The quickest way to restore the immune function in a case of sepsis is by giving vitamin C intravenously. The body can fight sepsis by itself, but it’s a bit more of a lottery as to whether it will succeed if it doesn’t have the tools to do the job.

BOOK: From One Prick to Another

 

A Government Call for Vaccine Research

A Government Call for Vaccine Research

The National Institutes of Health has put out a call for answers

Posted December 11, 2008

The way to cool the hot debate on vaccine safety is to turn to science and get the facts, and here, there is reason for optimism. Last August, the National Institutes of Health embarked on an effort entitled “Research to Advance Vaccine Safety,” involving five of its institutes plus the CDC. The operating premise: Vaccines are of vital importance to human welfare, and new and better technology enables researchers to address as never before gaps in knowledge about how to use them more safely and effectively. Areas the NIH wants to see tackled include:

Vaccine response. Vaccines do more than stimulate antibodies. Yet there is scant research on the way the complex networks of specialized white blood cells and immune chemicals behave in response to the currently licensed vaccines and their assorted nonvaccine components. Reactions vary among children and those of different ages, and sometimes, vaccines can induce overly sensitive immune reactions. Studies showing that early childhood vaccination may promote chronic allergies, for example, beg for further research.

Susceptible groups. The recognition that vaccines can be unsafe for some children made headlines last spring when experts determined that Hannah Poling, who had an unknown mitochondrial disorder, suddenly and dramatically developed autism as a toddler in reaction to nine immunizations administered at once, validating many parents’ concerns. Recently, serious complications from the new smallpox vaccine have been tied to specific gene variations, and there is ongoing concern that rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune conditions have been triggered by the hepatitis B vaccine in those with genetic susceptibility. The NIH wants to identify risk factors and biological markers predictive of adverse reactions, which could protect vulnerable groups and allow better clinical trials.

Vaccine schedules. The one-size-fits-all vaccine schedule has served the public well but has yet to be tested for optimal efficacy and safety. The NIH proposes comparisons of the immunologic and physiologic effects of different combinations of vaccines administered on different schedules. Supporting this need is a 2008 Canadian study that found that delaying the diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus vaccination a few months cut the risk of childhood asthma by 50 percent.

Immune capacity. As infants leave the womb’s sterile environment, their immune system is virtually a blank slate, soon molded by generally benign and natural exposures—to pollen in the air, proteins in food, microbes on their mother’s skin. It’s assumed the little ones can handle with the same ease a sudden and concentrated exposure to the less benign antigens in vaccines. Research on the capacity of the young immune system to do so needs further investigation, particularly with the flood of new vaccines on the horizon.

Dr. Healy formerly headed the NIH.

Research halted at Seattle hospital

Research halted at Seattle hospital

Officials have halted enrollment in more than 600 human research studies taking place in Seattle this week after a federal audit found shoddy paperwork in some consent forms.

The Department of Veterans Affair’s Office of Research Oversight determined in a November audit that the VA Puget Sound Health Care System should be more careful in documenting that human subjects are competent enough to make reasoned informed consent. Local oversight committees were also censured for not formally judging risk levels on a study by study basis.

 
 

“This is a procedural issue,” Norm Arkan, a University of Washington spokesperson, told The Scientist. “There were no issues here of any subject being in jeopardy with regard to safety issues.”

“There were administrative oversight issues, and we’ve begun the process of making changes,” added Jeri Rowe, the VA Puget Sound Health Systems’ director of public affairs.

Researchers can continue collecting data from patients already enrolled in ongoing studies but cannot add new subjects or publish any results until the hospital cleans up its documentation methods, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

The decision applies to about 600 studies being conducted at the hospital and at the University of Washington, and 15 studies at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that were actively recruiting bone-marrow transplant and oncology patients at the hospital.

Arkan expects that the studies will now be delayed by “several weeks.” In the meantime, researchers may have to turn to data analysis and other minor research-related tasks until the wrinkles are ironed out. “The biggest impediment,” he said, will be that “our researchers have a lot of paperwork to fill out,” but the research will resume eventually.

Chicken Pox cases in older children

Officials: Update chicken pox vaccine


Health officials are stumped as to why an outbreak of chickenpox has sickened more than 40 students at Spruce Creek High School — but they are taking steps to contain it, urging all parents to update their children’s vaccines.

The outbreak has affected just 1.5 percent of the school’s 2,700 students, but it’s been serious enough to warrant the Volusia County Health Department’s involvement as it’s become more serious since the first case was reported in September.

After 30 cases were reported this month, a third automated call went out to the homes of all Spruce Creek High School students Thursday night warning families to keep at home children who are showing signs of the illness that causes blistering and fever.

Today, parents will receive a letter detailing steps to take to ensure children are fully vaccinated.

The puzzling part for officials is that the chickenpox vaccine has been required for entering Volusia County schools since 1995 — about the time today’s high school students started school. Dr. Sanford Zelnick, the Health Department’s medical director, said he believes it’s a result of how the varicella virus that causes chickenpox is evolving.

“It’s hard to postulate why this cluster began,” Zelnick said, pointing out that the Centers for Disease Control began recommending in 2007 that children receive a booster chickenpox vaccine after their initial one. “What I can tell you is that other communities in the United States have noticed this gradual shift of varicella (chickenpox) moving into later childhood.”

The disease kills about 100 people a year, Zelnick said, but most of the time it just puts someone out of commission for four to seven days, causing a rash and a fever.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one dose of the vaccine is about 80 to 85 percent effective. Following the CDC recommendation of a second dose in 2007, the Volusia County school district required the second dose for entrance into pre-kindergarten through sixth grade starting this year, said Nancy Wait, school spokeswoman.

Pediatrician Andrea Thorpe, who practices in Daytona Beach, said she recently had an 11-year-old patient who came down with chickenpox in spite of receiving his vaccination in 2001.

“He had a 104 fever, itching all over, covered (with the rash) from head to toe,” she said. “When you’re older and you get it, you get it bad. It’s miserable.”

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Lancet: Dozens of nations inflated vaccine numbers

Lancet: Dozens of nations inflated vaccine numbers

LONDON – Dozens of developing countries exaggerated figures on how many children were vaccinated against deadly diseases, which allowed them to get more money from U.N.-sponsored programs, a new study said Friday.

Research in the medical journal, The Lancet, said only half as many children were vaccinated than was claimed by countries taking part in special programs meant to reach kids in poor nations. The findings raise serious issues about vaccination programs — and whether money earmarked for children is actually reaching their intended recipients.

“With the unprecedented billions given by the international community, there is no excuse for these poor coverage rates,” said Philip Stevens, of the International Policy Network, a London-based think-tank. “One has to wonder where the money has gone — hopefully not into Swiss bank accounts.”

American researchers analyzed records of children supposedly vaccinated by initiatives led by the United Nations and related groups like the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, or GAVI.

The scientists examined reports the countries gave to the United Nations on how many children were immunized. They then compared those figures to independent surveys on vaccination conducted by non-governmental groups and other outside researchers.

The report did not focus on the tens of millions of children immunized globally each year. Instead, the researchers studied programs meant to increase the availability of vaccinations in poorer countries — vaccinations designed to reach kids who would not be covered otherwise.

From 1986 to 2006, the United Nations reported that 14 million children received immunizations in the programs. But the reports from the independent surveys put that number at just over 7 million.

“The magnitude of the gap is surprising,” said Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics at the University of Washington and the study’s lead author.

Murray and colleagues found that at least 32 of the 51 countries taking part in the U.N.-backed programs over-reported by at least 50 percent how many children were protected against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough.

Experts suggest that inflating the numbers is part of a larger problem in attracting limited resources.

“That’s how you get money,” said Ken Hill, a public health professor at Harvard University who was not linked to the study. “You exaggerate the number of people who die or who you save to get visibility. Somehow, numbers always end up bigger than they would be otherwise.”

The global alliance pays developing countries $20 per extra vaccinated child — a payment that relies exclusively on reports from the countries.

Murray and colleagues estimated that the alliance should have paid countries $150 million. Instead, it paid them $290 million.

The report said the worst countries for over-reporting were Armenia, Somalia, Zimbabwe and Myanmar, none of which immunized any additional children at all.

Countries that reported vaccination numbers more than four times higher than surveys showed included Tajikistan, Pakistan, Togo, Lesotho, Liberia and Zambia.

Those overestimating immunizations by more than two times were Niger, Ivory Coast, Congo, Central African Republic, Guinea, Indonesia, Gambia, North Korea, Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nations that claimed at least 50 percent more vaccinations than were actually done included Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Mali, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ghana, Azerbaijan, Cameroon and Nepal.

Experts said the study raised questions about the credibility of other health data from the United Nations and countries.

Julian Lob-Levyt, the chief executive officer of the global vaccines alliance, said it would hold off on all payments until affected countries can clarify what is happening in their programs.

He also stressed that there was no evidence of corruption in any of the countries that had received money from the alliance.

Some experts worry that the Lancet study, which was paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, overstated the problem and that immunization programs would be unfairly overhauled.

The United Nations has been criticized for its fluctuating figures in the past. In 2007, it dramatically slashed its HIV figures, citing new surveillance methods.

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Have they stopped to think that many parents do NOT want those vaccines. They are hiding their children to keep them from being vaccinated, they are bullied, coerced and other. And dare we mention their clinical trials where these children are used as guinea pigs. Yes, the corruption goes on, inflating numbers has always gone on. This isn’t new news.

Also see:

Massachusetts Gift-Ban Bill Causes Another Ruckus

 St. Petersburg Times – “Drug makers spend hundreds of millions of dollars bringing a promising compound to the stage where it can be tested on humans — only to be stymied when subjects in developed countries are slow to sign up. So the companies have moved offshore in search of subjects, and now nearly half of all studies are conducted outside the United States. Brazil, Russia and China have been popular trial locales, but India is moving up fast, aggressively courting the drug study business.”

Chicken Pox/Shingles Treatment

Chicken Pox/Shingles Treatment

 

 

 

 

  •  Vitamins A and C are the vitamin treatment of choice. Chickenpox can require large doses, but Shingles requires much larger doses. Selenium and Zinc are also beneficial.
  • Avoid sugar and undiluted fruit juices.
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  • Keep the skin clean and cool with frequent baths using 1 cup baking soda or 5 drops lavender essential oil in the bath water. Rubbing the juice from the fresh stems of aloe vera can also help the itching. Cider vinegar neat, used as compresses, changes the skin PH and when held against the pox spots can kill surface virus particularly where the blister is broken. No pox virus can survive a ph of 3.
  • An oil mix, for adults, is bergamot, chamomile, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon and tea tree oil… as above, or dilute them by adding 5 drops each to a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil and apply them directly to rash if painful.
  • Epsom salts baths with oat straw/oatmeal-one cup per bath in a bag, hung under the hot water tap, and then float it, for children who are tense and itchy.
  • Echinacea and goldenseal combination helps prevent bacterial infections of the sores. So can Calendula (1 tsp tincture – 4 tsp water)
  • For severe, Lysine (an essential amino acid) inhibits replication of both chickenpox and shingles. Use 2,000 mg a day as a supplement (or smaller doses in children). Lysine works by blocking the virus’s ability to absorb arginine.
  • For pain in both children and adults, often the person is vitamin B deficient. For shingles in older adults, if nerve pain is severe B12 injections along with some of the others orally can relieve the pain, and shorten the course of illness.
  • If a bacterial infection looks like its setting in, a capsule of Transfer Factor may help. Breast milk, if available, may do the same.
  • Shingles is triggered by stress, and stress pulls out huge amounts of B-vitamins from the body. People with shingles need B supplementation.
  • For both chickenpox and shingles in adults, Hydrogen Peroxide gel, every 2 – 3 hours helps dry and heal blisters.
  • Alpha Lipoic acid is another some doctors prescribe for shingles in adults. It’s an antioxidant, and helps keep the scarring of both chickenpox and shingles to a minimum. It may affect blood sugar levels, so use with care with diabetics.
  • Pharmaceutical treatment for shingles is dependent upon symptom alleviation using drugs like prednisone and acyclovir.
  •  Mint tea made with lemon balm or other mints may be beneficial: hyssop, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, self-heal, spearmint or thyme. These are antiviral, anti-herpetic compounds. If there are spots in the throat, you can add licorice root. You could mix it with pear juice which is rich in antiviral caffeic acid.