It’s time for your baby’s vaccines but do you know each vaccine ingredient? Does your doctor know some vaccines contain aluminum? Has your pediatrician taken the time to read up on what ingredients are in vaccines and the benefits and harms of exposing your child to each ingredient?
I read ingredient lists on food, vitamins, and even beauty and hygiene products. I want to know what I’m feeding my kids and putting in their bodies. So it makes sense, also, to know about each vaccine and each vaccine ingredient.
Houston, we have a problem
Not every childhood vaccination contains aluminum. But many of the childhood vaccines do. It is a vaccine ingredient in the hepatitis B vaccine that’s given to the four million babies born each year in the United States within a few hours of life.
Aluminum is an adjuvant, used as a vaccine ingredient to help the body recognize that the injected material in the vaccine is foreign and that the body needs to mount an attack against it.
The hepatitis B vaccine contains 250 micrograms of aluminum.
This amount of intravenous aluminum has been shown to be neurotoxic.
According to the FDA’s own research:
Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates, who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.”
That’s just the hepatitis B vaccine. The CDC has not taken the time to tally the cumulative amounts of aluminum on the childhood vaccination schedule. Depending on vaccine brands, a baby may receive as much as 3,500 micrograms in the form of adjuvants in vaccines. Compounding the problem is other environmental exposures to aluminum even when it is not a vaccine ingredient. For example, at least two brands of injectable vitamin K, also given to newborns, also contain aluminum.
A highly problematic vaccine ingredient
Aluminum, especially for babies who cannot effectively excrete it, is highly problematic. As an international team of scientists explain in a 2020 article in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology: “Al hydroxide adjuvant particles are nearly insoluble at pH 7.35.” Many scientists believe that Al is one of the primary drivers of brain damage and nerve cell degeneration. Recent peer-reviewed scientific research has found that high levels of aluminum are associated with neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disease.
Indeed, the harm done to some children (and adults) by aluminum has been well documented in the scientific literature. You can read the details and check the citations in this 2017 ICAN white paper. This research summarizes the science that explains how aluminum as a vaccine ingredient can cause encephalitis and encephalopathy.
That white paper appeared three years ago. Since then there have been over a dozen more peer-reviewed studies confirming the toxic nature of aluminum. The mainstream media and many politicians have been calling to silence and censor the debate about each vaccine ingredient, going so far as to urge Amazon to remove books from its shelves that go against the accepted narrative. At the same time, honest, educated journalists and responsible scientists are publicly signaling the need for objective and rigorous vaccine safety research:
Scientific debate should always be encouraged,” these five European scientists explain, “especially in a topic where long-term safety studies are notoriously lacking in both adults and children. We believe that an issue as crucial to public health as the safety of vaccines, on which optimal vaccine coverage depends, deserves more than a subjective publication of badly documented personal opinion and should be addressed in the light of all available scientific studies, in an honest, rigorous and objective manner.
“While reaffirming our position in favor of vaccination, we claim that the safety of aluminum-based vaccine adjuvants, like that of any environmental factor presenting a risk of neurotoxicity and to which the young child is exposed, must be seriously evaluated without further delay, particularly at a time when the CDC is announcing a still increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, of 1 child in 54 in the USA.”
A response from the NIH
The Informed Consent Action Network sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the National Institute of Health. ICAN wanted information about the safety record of injected aluminum.
The basic function of the Freedom of Information Act is to ensure American citizens have access to public information. It’s our right to know.
Why? Because free and open access to public information is “vital to the functioning of a democratic society,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
ICAN’s FOIA request asked for:
…copies of any human or animal studies involving the subcutaneous or intramuscular injection of aluminum adjuvant relied upon by the NIH to establish the safety of injecting infants and children with aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate or amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate.”
According to ICAN, the NIH conducted an extensive search. They requested information from the Office of Intramural Research, the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
And the NIH came up completely empty handed.
Hundreds of studies show the dangers of this vaccine ingredient, not a single study shows that it is “safe”
So a detailed search of the files of all of these institutions yielded exactly zero documents establishing the safety of injected aluminum.
By their own admission, in a letter dated July 19, 2019, the NIH explains: “no records responsive to your request were located” (my emphasis).
You can read NIH’s entire response here.
So, what does this all mean? By the admission of the government of the United States, there is not a single study that shows that injecting infants with aluminum is safe.
At the same time, there are now over 150 studies confirming that aluminum is dangerous. It can cause neurological and immunological harm. This review article cites 181 peer-reviewed scientific studies. If you read each study in its entirety, they paint a chilling picture of how dangerous this vaccine ingredient, aluminum, really is.
So where do we go from here?
We need to develop vaccines that are safe and effective and free from toxic aluminum. These new vaccines must use new technology. We cannot make the mistake of replacing the aluminum adjuvant with an equally or more toxic vaccine ingredient.
We need better, safer, and more effective vaccines, other science-forward ways to support the immune system, and a better understanding of which children have compromised detoxification pathways.
At the same time, we must educate doctors and the public about the dangers of acetaminophen, which should never be given before or after a vaccine.
We also need a vaccine safety commission that is independent of the CDC, a government entity that gets its funding from the pharmaceutical industry and other multi-million dollar businesses. The CDC also has an explicit agenda of pushing universal vaccination.
The fox cannot safely guard the henhouse. It’s that simple.
In the interest of public safety and lifelong good health, it’s imperative that parents and pediatricians only allow babies to get one aluminum-containing vaccine at a time.
Young families may decide to delay all aluminum-containing vaccines until safer vaccines are developed. Delaying vaccinations that contain aluminum may help protect our babies’ brains. A delayed schedule is a medically and scientifically reasonable choice and one that forward-thinking science-informed doctors already support.