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Information on Vaccination in the UK

If you have a small child you will probably soon be told by your health visitor or GP that it’s time to vaccinate him or her. Both will probably tell you that vaccines are safe and that all the studies carried out have proven their safety. And you might wonder if this is really true. Maybe you remember your own childhood when you had measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox. Or maybe you just wonder why it is that some of the ingredients in vaccines are considered safe in vaccines when they are considered highly poisonous otherwise, such as thimerosal, a mercury derivative, formaldehyde, henoxyethanol (antifreeze) to name but a few. If you are a vegetarian, you may wonder which vaccines contain animal ingredients (see lists of ingredients), or, if you follow beliefs that do not support abortion, you may wonder if any vaccines contain aborted fetal tissue. GPs have recently been encouraged by the government to push the MMR vaccine even more, following the Prime Minister’s refusal to state whether his youngest son Leo was vaccinated against MMR. This brochure will provide you with some information which many doctors are highly unlikely to give you.

Let’s start with the recommended vaccination schedule in the UK.

The recommended vaccination schedule for infants and children is as follows (verified with NHS direct, Tel. 0845-4647 on March 1st, 2002 and by on-line inquiry on April 6th, 2002):

2 months DPT + polio + HIB, Men C

3 months DPT + polio + HIB, Men C

4 months DPT + polio + HIB, Men C

12-15 months MMR

3-5 years pre-school booster (Dip. Tet + Polio) & booster MMR

10-14 yrs BCG (skin test, possibly followed by vaccine)

13-18 yrs diphtheria, tetanus, polio oral

NHS Direct was not able to state whether the live or inactive polio vaccine is currently used, but said that both are recommended.


Below, you will find a list of ingredients for each recommended vaccine:


Aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, ammonium sulfate, washed sheep red blood cells, glycerol, sodium chloride, thimerosal


IPOL: 3 types of polio virus, formaldehyde, henoxyethanol (antifreeze), neomycin, streptomycin, polymyxin B; Orimune: using 3 types of attenuated polioviruses, streptomycin, neomycin, calf serum, sorbitol


polyribosylribitol, ammonium sulfate, thimerosal

Men C

thimerosal, lactose

MMR vaccine

sorbitol, neomycin, hydrolyzed gelatin


glycerin, asparagine, citric acid, potassium phosphate, magnesium sulfate, and iron ammonium citrate. The final preparation prior to freeze drying also contains lactose.

(For more information on single measles, mumps and rubella vaccines see below)

You may want to know other things about the vaccines, such as:


What are these vaccines grown on?

DPT: porcine pancreatic hydrolysate of casein (pig)

Polio: Ipol: VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells; Orimune: monkey kidney cell culture

HIB: chemically defined, yeast based

Men C: freeze dried polysaccharride antigens from Neisseria Meningitidis
MMR: M and M: chick embryo; R: human diploid cells

BCG: live mycobacteria


Which adjuvants are used?

The most common adjuvants are aluminium hydroxide, aluminium phosphate and calcium phosphate. A number of other adjuvants based on oil emulsions, products from bacteria (their synthetic derivatives as well as liposomes) or gram-negative bacteria, endotoxins, cholesterol, fatty acids, aliphatic amines, paraffinic and vegetable oils are also used.


What is an adjuvant?

A substance added to a vaccine to improve the immune response so that less vaccine is needed to produce a nonspecific stimulator of the immune response.


What are ‘human diploid cells’?

Fetal tissue – possibly from aborted fetuses


Which vaccines are grown on human diploid cells?

IPV (injectable polio), hepatitis A vaccine, Varicella (chicken pox vaccine), rubella vaccine, single measles vaccine, & rabies vaccine


What is an encephalitic cry?

An encephalitic cry is a high pitched, piercing cry.


Can this be caused by a vaccine?

Yes – one common cause is the DPT - it can happen any time between hours and a number of days after the vaccine was given


You may wonder about other things, such as:

What studies have been carried out to prove that mercury, aluminium, formaldehyde, carbolic acid, etc. are safe for injecting into the human body?

Why is it that every medication is adjusted for weight/age but vaccines given to a newborn 3kg baby are exactly the same as vaccines administered to a 7 year old 25 kg child? And why are some adult vaccines half the potency of the child version of the vaccine (eg CDT and ADT)?

Does your GP report adverse reactions to vaccines when they are reported by parents?

Is your GP aware that less than 10% of reactions are reported by doctors and if so, does it concern him or   her that our safety statistics are at least 90% incorrect?

What about the risk to children who have food allergies such as egg and milk? Is there an increased risk the child could develop further allergies?

One of the factors of children likely to develop autism from the MMR vaccine has now been identified. They are children with the condition Thrombophelia, an over tendency of the blood to clot. You can ask for your child to be tested for this. However, a negative result does not mean it is safe to vaccinate. The vaccine could exploit other factors such as autistic enterocolitis or gut dysbiosis.

Do any of the inserts specifically say that children with eczema, or a family history of eczema should avoid future vaccinations?

How many adverse vaccine reactions has your GP witnessed personally or has had reported by the parent/s?

How many adverse vaccine effects has your GP reported to the proper authorities?

Here in the UK, the MMR debate has also led to the question whether the single measles, mumps and rubella vaccines are safer.

Here are the ingredients:

Measles vaccine: min. of 1000 TCID50 measles virus, modified gelatin, lactalbumin hydrolisate, d-sorbitol, lactose

Mumps: neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin, grown on human diploid cells

Rubella: neomycin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin, grown on human diploid cells


How many people contract measles in any given year, and how many of those are not vaccinated?

In 2001, the number of measles cases reported in the UK was 2,307, out of which 1808 were tested in laboratories. The total amount of tested, confirmed cases of measles was 31 out of the tested cases. Unfortunately, no numbers are available for vaccinated/ unvaccinated cases.

Did you know that your GP has a financial interest in vaccinating your child? If 70% of the children who are registered with your GP get vaccinated, he/she gets a bonus payment, which will increase substantially if 90% of the children on his register get vaccinated!


Also consider that your doctor should ask you the following questions:

a       Did you have vaccines while you were pregnant

b      Did you have any dental work carried out while  pregnant

c       How many mercury fillings are in your mouth?

d      Do you have any root canals?

e       Are there any allergies in your or your partner’s  family?


Following are some myths, questions and answers that may be of interest to you, especially as any doctor is highly likely to give different answers. However, you are strongly encouraged to do your own research and then decide for yourself.

Q:     Do vaccines prevent diseases?

A:             No. Firstly, a vaccine does not give true immunity. Secondly, even the NHS admits that the polio vaccine (IPV) does not prevent you from catching polio. Furthermore, vaccines contain a cocktail of highly poisonous ingredients. If you forced these poisons into someone you would quite likely be prosecuted for attempted murder.

Q:     The risks of severe reaction/damage is low.

A:                The risks of severe reaction are much higher than any pharmaceutical company or government will admit. Even the CDC (Center for Disease Control in the USA) admit that only 10% at most of all adverse reactions are reported. But the US program VAERS alone has paid out more than $1.1 billion in compensation since it was founded in 1989. In the US, an additional tax is added to vaccines, the amount of which depends on the likelihood of adverse reaction. This reaches from $0.75 for single measles and mumps vaccines to $3 for the DTaP/HIB shot.

Q:     Is there such a thing as immunity to a disease?

A:     Yes, although this is not the case for every single disease! If you catch measles you are highly likely to be completely immune to it, the same goes for chickenpox and mumps. But you can only gain true immunity after you contract these diseases yourself, in their acute form, NOT the vaccination.

Q:     How does exposure to germs, spreading the cold or    flu, fit in here?

A:             Colds and flu have so many different strains that although it is quite possible that you might become immune to one particular strain of flu, there are many, many more strains of colds and flu which you can still contract.


If you want to write to your GP, below is a sample letter of what you could write:


Dear GP

As a parent who has looked into the subject of vaccination, I have come across a great deal of information which I feel may be of interest to you. I realise, due to your workload, that it is not easy to research certain issues in much depth, and that much of the time you have to rely on Dept of Health guidelines. The following points may assist you and perhaps widen your knowledge on the subject, and should also give you an understanding into why I have come to question this procedure [List the points which are important to you here].


Something else that might make you wonder...

Alan Yurko, of Florida, USA was arrested shortly after his baby son died in hospital. His son Alan had received the DTaP shot ten days before he died. Alan was vaccinated despite several contra-indications. He was a premature baby weighing only 5lb 9oz at birth. His wife’s pregnancy was complicated with maternal gestational diabetes, and group B streptococcal infection (which in itself poses a high risk of infant death). His son had suffered from pneumonia, respiratory distress syndrome, and hyper- bilirubinemia. Despite all of this he was given a cocktail of vaccines at eight weeks of age.

The day after he was vaccinated, baby Alan developed a fever and started to fuss. Ten days later he elicited a high pitched scream. His parents were told to expect this and not to worry. A couple of days later he stopped breathing. Mr Yurko rushed Alan to the hospital where he died. Because they could not explain his injuries, and because Mr Yurko was the last adult alone with him, he was charged with aggravated child abuse and first degree murder. They could not afford counsel, so his lawyers were public defenders.

Mrs Yurko adamantly refused to help the prosecution to fabricate false evidence. She was charged as an accessory to murder and their 4 year old daughter was placed in extended custody. Here, she was sexually battered and molested when her ‘protectors’ left her unsupervised with two boys who had a history of deviant behaviour. Mrs Yurko’s charges were dismissed after great effort and cost and their daughter was returned. They both fight every day to bring their family together and have been fighting since 1997.

Recently they discovered that one of the vaccines given to baby Alan - DTAP - was from a batch of vaccines that stands as the number one ranking in deaths, the number one ranking in non-recoveries, and the fourth ranking in total events reported. DTAP 7H81507, which was given to Alan was a Hot Lot.

Mr Yurko is serving a life sentence in Florida without the possibility of parole. His son’s death was the result of the medical treatment he received and a fatal reaction to his childhood immunisations.

Since his conviction, he has rallied the support of scientists, doctors, and organisations which support his innocence. Doctors and scientists from 15 countries, including the US, have stood up to support him. Numerous reports from experts whom after record review have declared his innocence.

Many reports by independent scientists can be found at The report by Drs Harold E Buttram and F Edward Yazbak represents nearly 2,000 hours of review and research of the case.

Other groups and organisations involved in health freedom and awareness are taking a stand to help show this injustice and maybe prevent it from happening to others. There are many other families, like the Yurkos, who are being destroyed. You may have heard of Sally Clark, who is in a UK jail for the same reason as Alan.

If you want to find out more information on vaccination, shaken baby syndrome etc, visit the Links page


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