Saying No To Vaccines
A Resource Guide for All Ages
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Note to Readers from Dr. Tenpenny
Foreword by Lou Paget
Foreword by Dr. Andrew Moulden
Chapter 1: Decisions About
Vaccination: Whom Should You Trust? Reasons to Question
Chapter 2: A (Short) History of
Chapter 3: The 25 Most Common
Arguments Supporting Vaccination --- The Truth You Need to Know
- Vaccines are safe.
- Vaccines are effective and have saved millions of lives around the
- Serious adverse events following vaccination are rare.
- Vaccination has been demonstrated to be one of the most effective
medical interventions known to mankind. The eradication of smallpox
demonstrates this accomplishment.
- Vaccine-induced antibodies provide protection against infection,
disability and death caused by vaccine-preventable diseases. Antibodies are
a sign of protection.
- Arguments against vaccination are irrational, based on fear and
resistance to authority. (In other words, persons who make these arguments
don't want the government telling them what to do). Many are conspiracy
theorists and believe the government is knowingly harming them.
- Vaccine-preventable diseases of childhood can be serious. Your child can
contract one of these illnesses and your child could die.
- Parents who believe chickenpox is a benign disease and that the vaccine
is not necessary are putting their children at considerable risk.
(Includes extensive facts about the chickenpox vaccine.)
- No child should be denied the benefits of vaccination.
- Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective interventions in all of
- There is no evidence that vaccination harms the immune system.
- There is no evidence that vaccination can lead to chronic disease.
- There is no evidence that vaccination is linked with the development of
- There is no evidence that vaccination can lead to allergies.
- The traces of additives found in vaccines are inconsequential and
- The stray viruses sometimes found in vaccines are harmless.
- Vaccines cannot cause the diseases they are designed to prevent.
- We must continue to vaccinate against polio until the WHO declares the
virus is eradicated. After all, polio is just a plane ride away.
- Everyone must be vaccinated to protect everyone else.
- Pertussis (whooping cough) is a serious illness and children are at risk
of dying from this infection.
- The pertussis vaccine is safe. After all, it has been FDA-approved for
use since the 1940s.
- Due to some concerns about the whole-cell pertussis vaccine, a new,
acellular pertussis vaccine was licensed in 1991. The DTaP vaccine is safe
- There are no effective treatments for pertussis.
- The incidence of pertussis is on the rise. Adolescents need to be
revaccinated to prevent outbreaks of pertussis.
- There is no relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. The MMR
vaccine is completely safe and should be given to all children. Claims made
by Dr. Andrew Wakefield about MMR and autism have been disproved.
Chapter 4: Vaccine Exemptions: How to
Legally Avoid Vaccinations
Chapter 5: Vaccine Exemptions for
- Health care workers
- Daycare and private schools
- Nursing home residents
- Incarceration and correctional facilities
- Travel vaccines: Business requirements, yellow fever vaccine, and
- Adoption, foreign adoption
- The military
Chapter 6: Frequently Asked Questions
Chapter 7: Selected Articles by Dr
Sherri J. Tenpenny
- The Importance of Fever
- A Brief Overview of the Flu: Past and Present
- Flu Shots: They Don't Work
- Flu Shots: The Manipulation Used in Annual Campaigns
- Flu Shots: Beware of Toxic Additives
- Vaccinations and Overseas Travel
Chapter 8: References - Glossary and
Addendum A: Childhood Vaccination Schedule
Addendum B: Adolescent Immunization Schedule
Addendum C: School Requirements, by State
Addendum D: Recommended International Vaccine Schedules
Addendum E: Recommended Vaccine Price Lists, Pediatric and Adult
Addendum F: Vaccine Ingredient Lists
Addendum G: Common Vaccines and Their Ingredients
Addendum H: Individual Ingredients, Sorted by Vaccine
Addendum I: Graphs of Infectious Disease Decline
- 1. Polio
- 2. Pertussis
- 3. Hepatitis A, B and C
- 4. Mumps
- 5. Rubella
- 6. Incidence of tetanus in the U.S
Addendum J: References for Hepatitis B-Related Disorders
Addendum K: OSHA Hepatitis B Declination Statement
Addendum L: Foreign Adoption Affidavit
Addendum M: Sample Philosophical Vaccine Refusal Form
Addendum N: Hospital Hepatitis B Refusal Form for Newborns
Addendum O: Vaccine Injury Compensation Table
Addendum P: Vaccine Titer Table
Addendum Q: Influenza Vaccine Requirements for Hospital Employees
Addendum R: College Meningitis Vaccine Requirements, by State
Addendum S: Resources for Parents, by State
- 1. Organizations
- 2. Suggested websites
- 3. Additional products/books
Addendum T: Pre-Vaccination Preparation
Addendum U: Quick References from Book