Adjuvant 65 in Vaccines and the Peanut Allergy Epidemic

An adjuvant is classically defined as “an ingredient of a vaccine that helps create a stronger immune response in the patient’s body.” The most commonly used adjuvant in vaccines in the United States is aluminum. Monophosphoryl lipid A is another adjuvant that is used in one brand of HPV vaccine. Not all vaccines have adjuvants though. …

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Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA) Project

Many people think that VAERS is the only way that we can monitor the safety of vaccines in the Unites. They are clearly unaware of the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) and of the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA) Project. CISA is a network of vaccine safety experts that can help pediatricians evaluate their patients who …

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Disappearing Diseases

A common argument of those who push non-standard, parent-selected, delayed protection vaccine schedules is that kids are no long at risk for many vaccine-preventable diseases any more because those diseases have disappeared. After all, when was the last time you saw polio or diphtheria in the United States? How about measles, mumps, or pertussis? Oops. …

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Aborted Fetal Tissue

Vaccines do not contain aborted fetal tissue. Some vaccines are made with fetal embryo fibroblast cells from cell lines that are derived (they can replicate infinitely) from two electively terminated pregnancies in the 1960s. That certainly does not mean that any vaccines contain aborted fetal tissue or fetal parts though. The original cells aren’t even …

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