Are Vaccinations Really Important?

Posted on January 20th, 2014

For the most part, vaccinations seem to fulfill their purpose for many, but what about those that seem to react to vaccines and may not benefit from their administration? Vaccines and their recommended scheduling have created a huge question!

Are vaccines really worth doing, or are they causing more problems than they really help?

I think you really must realize why vaccines were originally created. Early in their history, vaccinating for common health crippling diseases seemed to be a must because standard medical treatment did not work. Over the years our patients, whether human or animals, due either to genetics or man-made environmental changes, may not have left the patient’s body the ability to make protective antibodies to manufactured vaccines.

There also exist the fear that the carrier materials used in the vaccines may contain heavy metals like mercury and specific harmful chemicals. This are just some of the facts that you need to be concerned with, if you decide to vaccinate or not, your child or your pet.

Since I am only a “plain warp” veterinarian, the following websites will discuss the pros and cons of animal vaccinations by the veterinary experts for your consideration.

Canine and Feline Vaccination Guidelines

Veterinary Medicine

Pet Vaccines: Schedules for Cats and Dogs

After many years of practice, I have found that our human and animal population has changed. What worked in the beginning for many original procedures seems to be very different now.

Are people and animals the same as they were many years ago?

Definitely not! The environment and the genetics both have changed either by inbreeding, which is common in animals, or environmental changes and stress that have caused children and animals not to respond to vaccines as they may have done originally.

What I have observed is that the amount of vaccines given to animals must definitely be measured by the size and weight of that animal.

Is there any wonder why a five-pound dog may have a severe reaction to the same amount of injectable vaccine that is given to a 200-pound dog?

What about giving multiple vaccines or vaccines containing multiple antigens at the same time?

How do you know your pet or child is even protected even after receiving proper vaccinations?

The answer is, you do not know! The patient, whether a puppy, kitten or child must have a normal endocrine immune system to respond properly to any vaccination and have the specific lymphocyte ( B-Lymphocyte) respond by making protective antibodies.

There is this misconception medically, that once a vaccine is administered, the recipient’s body will respond properly and make protective antibodies. It all depends on the patient and that is definitely not always the case.

Many years ago with both my children, their pediatrician would do a scratch test one year after their initial vaccine program began, in order to see if they reacted, which meant they had produced protective antibodies. Today, I really do not believe this is being done. Unfortunately with dogs, cats and horses with today’s genetics and environmental changes, not testing for protective antibodies may not be the wise thing to do.

Recent veterinary literature has indicated that vaccines provided after the initial vaccine program, may last for one to many years. With all the fear of over vaccinating after the initial vaccination program for puppies, kittens and foals has been completed, why not have a simple blood test done yearly that measures whether your pet even needs vaccines.

The test is a simple antibody blood serum test called a titer, which is something you may want to think about and decide if your pet or child needs to be subjected to another vaccine and possible unpredictable reaction.

Merely from an allergy imbalance stand point, the recipient of the vaccine may tolerate the first vaccine, but when the second vaccine is given, a deregulated, endocrine-immune imbalance might cause the recipient to have a severe allergic reaction because this injected amount of foreign material will not be processed correctly and no protective antibodies will be created. It seems to me, this would be the safest way to avoid over vaccinating.

If you have had the unfortunate experience of losing a pet member from your family, then please remember this. If for some reason your pet has a hormone antibody imbalance, a vaccine will not help create protective antibodies and may merely serve to put a foreign antigen into your pets system that cannot be processed correctly and may only cause a severe reaction. This has been a major concern of parents that have children that may have developed autism after being vaccinated.

Whether the vaccine initiated the autism or whether the infant had an endocrine immune imbalance before and vaccinating will be harmful, a possible endocrine-immune test might be of value.

For further information on this imbalance in people and animals on this website please read about Atypical Cortisone Estrogen Imbalance Syndrome referred to by the public as Plechner’s Syndrome.

Before this post is finished, I would like to share with you a typical example of a dog that has this imbalance.

A number of years ago, I had a wonderful family rescue a lovely Harlequin Great Dane puppy named Guinevere. The family had been previously faced with losing a beautiful 18 month old Doberman Pincher to Parvo even after he had been more than adequately vaccinated for Parvo.

They came to me and wanted a guarantee that this would not happen to Guinevere. Obviously the only way to do this would be to check her protective antibodies after her vaccinations were given. As I remember, Guinevere received her first Distemper-Parvo vaccine at 8 weeks of age and her second vaccine at 12 weeks of age.

At that time, I measured what protective antibodies had been made for her regarding these vaccines. The answer was a very big ZERO.

My studies over many years, describes and identifies why this happens and whether a patient given vaccines can respond by making protective antibodies. Guinevere could not, based upon her blood test results.

I did measure her endocrine immune imbalance and found, usually due to genetics and not the environment at her age, she had this measurable hormone antibody imbalance. What is still not usually recognized by the medical profession in humans and animals, is that the endocrine system regulates the immune system.

Once Guinevere’s hormone imbalances were corrected, her immune system could now function to produce protective antibodies. She was revaccinated, retested and produced protective antibodies which were measured.

Hopefully this article will provide information for both parents and pet owners on a better, safer way, to consider using standard vaccines.