Skip Navigation Links
 



                     


 



   
    Learn More     Subscribe    
Join Now!      Login
 
 
 
FREE HEALTH
NEWSLETTER
 
 
Breathing Quiz
Which of the following health conditions is not directly benefited by breathing exercises?
 
 
 
 
W
hat Doctors Don't Tell You
 
Whooping cough vaccine: The new ‘improved’ booster

© What Doctors Don't Tell You (Volume 12, Issue 12)

Since vaccines attempt to prime the immune system to recognise and attack these types of outer proteins, any alterations would render the mutated bacteria immune to vaccination.

King’s team tried out their theory in mice vaccinated with the whooping cough jab, infecting them with either an older or a more recent strain of B. pertussis. Animals given the current strain of bacteria were more ill than those given the older strain.

Although animal tests don’t necessarily apply to humans, the researchers concluded that the whooping cough vaccines of today may not protect children from newer forms of the illness.

Clinical evidence also shows that the disease is changing in character. Many cases of this new-style whooping cough differ from the illness of old, and may even lack the characteristic ‘whoop’. Some studies have shown that up to 30 per cent of individuals with a persistent cough are infected with B. pertussis (Clin Infect Dis, 1999; 28: S112-7). Unless a patient has a sputum sample analysed by a laboratory, the doctor may not recognise a persistent cough as whooping cough. It may well be that the PHLS has grossly underestimated the true incidence of whooping cough. Many more thousands of cases of mutated whooping cough may occur that are given names like ‘atypical asthma’, as they don’t resemble any known disease.

The acellular vaccine The vaccine used for boosters is not the same one given to babies. Infants receive whole-cell or ‘crude’ vaccine, made up of the whole pertussis bacterium cell. The formula is essentially unchanged from the first formulation by French bacteriologists nearly a century ago, in 1912. Pertussis bacteria are grown in large pots, killed by heat and preserved with formaldehyde, the main ingredient of embalming fluid. That is the original brew jabbed into the arms of babies all those years ago. The only modern additions are a metal salt to heighten the effect of the drug (usually aluminium), plus thimerosal, a mercury derivative used as a preservative.

According to the DoH, the whole-cell variety is unsuitable for older children because of 'an increased rate of reactions' (DoH letter, 15 October 2001).

However, an ‘acellular’ vaccine (in which the whooping cough toxin is inactivated by glutaraldehyde or hydrogen peroxide, or genetically modified supposedly to make it safer) is now available, and it is this acellular variety (usually noted as ‘aP’ and ‘DaPT’ in the triple jab) that is being offered with the triple booster.

In introducing what is, for all intents and purposes, a new vaccine, the DoH has entirely relied upon the say-so of the US and those countries in Europe using the acellular vaccine where, it says, 'there has not been cause for concern over either efficacy or safety'. Thus, the acellular jab is simply assumed to be safe with no British testing, based upon the clinical experience of other countries.

The PHLS did conduct a single study, which didn’t examine the safety of the triple jab on its own, but with simultaneous administration of the MMR jab (Vaccine, 2001; 19: 3904-11). The main purpose of the UK study was to find any extra reactions if you gave the DaPT booster at the same time as the MMR.

According to the DoH, 'no new safety concerns were identified and good antibody responses were achieved'. The report found no increase in reactions or fevers in the 10 days after vaccination or in the proportion requiring a visit to the doctor four to six weeks after vaccination.

Add your comment   CONTINUED      Previous   1  2  3  4  5  Next   
About The Author
What Doctors Don’t Tell You is one of the few publications in the world that can justifiably claim to solve people's health problems - and even save lives. Our monthly newsletter gives you the facts you won't read anywhere else about what works, what doesn't work and what may harm you in both orthodox and alternative medicine. We'll also tell you how you can prevent illness.......more
 
Share   Facebook   Buzz   Delicious   Digg   Twitter  
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Our Sponsor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Featured Events
Wellness Inventory Certification Training
     September 16-December 16, 2014
     Teleclass, CA USA
 
Additional Calendar Links
 
Wellness, Intimacy, dimension!

Search   
Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Find a Practitioner       Healthy Products       Bookstore       Wellness Inventory
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Wellness Center       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Free Newsletter      What Doctor's Don't Tell You      Stevia.com      Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us

Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.