Lack of Safety Studies in Vaccine Research

Written By Tracy & Keim Chiropractic LLC on April 30, 2019

scientist prepping an injection

To immunize or not to immunize? That’s the question many parents ask themselves, and with strong opinions on both sides of the argument, it can become a complicated question. At Tracy and Keim, we support the right of parents to make that decision. Whether or not to vaccinate your child should be up to you—and it’s important to have as much information available as possible when considering such an important aspect of your child’s health. Here are a few things you may not be aware of regarding vaccines.

Vaccines Can Be Dangerous

Although current medical research may disguise it, vaccines come with unavoidable risks. Although these vaccines are licensed, recommended, and in some places mandated by the government, Congress also admits that vaccinations can cause damage. While doctors and drug companies cannot be held liable for damage caused by vaccines, a government-run vaccine injury compensation program is in place and has awarded billions of dollars to families adversely affected by vaccination.

A Connection Between Vaccines and Specific Illnesses Has Not Been Disproved

It’s common to hear that it has been scientifically proven that vaccines do not cause disabilities such as autism in children. The truth is that the Institute of Medicine has been unable to either prove or disprove such a link. In other words, it’s still an unknown. In addition, studies on a possible link between vaccines and autism have only been done on the MMR vaccination, not on childhood vaccines in general.

Vaccine Risks Vary from Person to Person

The Institute of Medicine has reported that some individuals are at higher risk for experiencing side effects from vaccines. Genetic and environmental factors can increase a person’s risk for being harmed by a vaccine. Unfortunately, the medical industry is not currently able to identify such individuals in advance. This makes informed consent just as critical in vaccinations as in any other medical treatment.

The Schedule Needs Further Testing

Further testing is needed to determine if the vaccine schedule currently in use is safe and effective. Most vaccine research focuses on the effects of a single vaccine, or the effects of vaccines routinely given in combination at a single visit. But not much research has been done on the overall schedule, and the schedule is not re-evaluated when a new vaccine comes on the market. This means that factors like the age of a child at vaccination, the effects of multiple vaccinations on the body over a period of time, or the number of vaccines that should be given and in what order have not been rigorously studied.

Vaccinated People Can Still Become Ill

The Centers for Disease Control admit that vaccines are not perfect. Immunity bestowed by a vaccine commonly lessens over time, and some vaccines, such as the vaccine developed each year to protect against influenza, are not as effective as they are touted to be. In fact, ten years out of a fourteen-year period, the flu vaccine was found to be less than fifty percent effective—and sometimes as low as ten percent. Outbreaks of a disease can also occur in fully vaccinated populations.

Ultimately, the choice to accept or refuse immunization on behalf of a child should be the responsibility of parents. This decision should be made with full access to the facts—and the unknowns—of vaccinations. You can protect your medical freedom by becoming informed and exercising your right to make important healthcare decisions on behalf of yourself and your children. Visit to ask government officials to continue protecting your medical freedom, your right to informed consent, and your responsibilities as a parent.



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