Category: Vaxopedia

Vaccine Education and Advocacy

Need to get educated about vaccines?

In addition to reading through the Vaxopedia, these articles and websites can help you see through the myths and conspiracy theories that might make you think about delaying or skipping one or more vaccines.

Still have questions?

Your pediatrician can be a great resource.

Conspiracy Theories about Vaccines

Conspiracy theories about vaccines go hand-in-hand with the anti-vaccine movement.

From crazy theories about the Illuminati and medical mind control to the idea that Bill Gates is using vaccines to sterilize and depopulate the world.

Other conspiracy theories about vaccines include:

  • the oral polio vaccine caused the HIV epidemic
  • SV40, which did contaminate the original polio vaccines before 1963, causes cancer
  • vaccines don’t really work – instead better hygiene and nutrition led to decreases in vaccine-preventable diseases
  • vaccine-preventable diseases aren’t bad
  • someone is murdering doctors who are opposed to vaccines
  • they put antifreeze in vaccines
  • the CDC has known for a long time that vaccines cause autism
  • new vaccines contain RFID chips so the government can use these nano-microchips to track us
  • a shape-shifting parasitic alien species (the Reptilians) are creating a hereditary reptilian-human hybrid elite that use vaccines to poison us
  • almost anything written by Sharyl Attkisson or Robert F Kennedy, Jr

And the latest anti-vaccine conspiracy theories?

The flu vaccine killed Prince and vaccines are causing babies to be born with microcephaly – it’s not the zika virus.

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Vaccines For Children

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program was created in 1993 in response to a measles epidemic. It provides free vaccines to eligible children (uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicaid) through specific VFC providers.

Although the vaccines are free, parents may be charged a fee for the office visit and an administration fee. Still, “if the family can’t afford the fee per shot, the fee must be excused.”

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Myths and Misinformation About Vaccines

Myths and misinformation about vaccines help to scare parents away from vaccinating and protecting their kids from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Fortunately, these vaccine myths are easily debunked.

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Vaccine Ingredients

From antigens and adjuvants to preservatives, learn about common ingredients in vaccines and why they are safe.

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Live Vaccines

Although people usually think in terms of live vs inactivated vaccines, there are actually many other types of vaccines, including those made up of subunits of a virus or bacterial antigen, toxoid vaccines, conjugate vaccines, DNA vaccines, and recombinant vector vaccines.

Unlike those other vaccine types, live vaccines included a weakened version of a virus or bacteria.

For more information about live vaccines, see:

Vaxopedia – A to Z Index

Vaxopedia – A to Z Index

Get educated about vaccines. From myths about abortion and the presence of fetal tissue in vaccines to misinformation about the widespread use of the chickenpox vaccine causing an epidemic of zoster (shingles).

We will get it all covered, busting the myths and misinformation, so that you won’t be afraid to vaccinate your kids and get them protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.