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What are the differences between Live and Killed Vaccines?

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

I was chatting to a client this week about vaccinations – and she was under the impression that all vaccines contained ‘dead’ viruses or bacteria.  Here’s a great article I found on which vaccines contain what – and what to look out for…

What are the differences between live and “killed” vaccines? What do you need to know about shedding if you receive a live vaccine? Could these vaccines be dangerous to those who have not received immunizations or are immunocompromised (for example, due to chemotherapy)? What precautions should you take in special circumstances?
Live vs. Inactivated Vaccines
Live vaccines contain a weakened or attenuated form of a virus or bacteria.

This is, in contrast, to “killed” or inactivated vaccines. It might sound frightening at first to realize that a vaccine contains a weakened virus or bacteria, but these are altered so that they cannot cause disease—at least in people with healthy immune systems (and by far the majority of people without a healthy immune system as well.)
If a child (or adult) has a suppressed immune system, live vaccines are not given. Where this could potentially be a problem is with shedding. After receiving the vaccine, some of the weakened viruses will travel through the body and can be present in bodily secretions such as feces.
The other main type of vaccine is made of the inactivated virus or bacteria (whole vaccine) or just parts of the virus or bacteria (fractional vaccine).
Advantages and Benefits of Live Vaccines
Live vaccines are thought to better simulate natural infections and usually provide lifelong protection with one or two doses.

A second dose, like for the MMR vaccine, is given because some people don’t respond to the first—not as a booster dose.
Most inactivated vaccines, in contrast, require multiple primary doses and boosters to get the same type of immunity.
Live Vaccines
Children have been getting live vaccines for many years, and these vaccines are considered to be very safe for those who are healthy.

In fact, one of the very first vaccines, the smallpox vaccine, was a live-virus vaccine. Due to widespread vaccination, the last natural case of smallpox occurred in 1977 (there was a case due to a laboratory accident in 1978) and the disease was declared to be eradicated worldwide in 1979.
Examples of Live Vaccines
Live vaccines include:
MMR – The combination measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.
Vavivax – The varicella or chicken pox vaccine.
Proquad – A combination of MMR and Varivax.
Rotavirus vaccines – Rotavirus vaccines are a combination of two oral vaccines, RotaTeq and Rotarix.
Flumist – The nasal spray flu vaccine (Note: In contrast, the flu shot is an inactivated vaccine.)
Yellow fever vaccine – The yellow fever vaccine is an attenuated, live virus vaccine recommended for travelers to high-risk areas.
Adenovirus vaccine – A live-virus vaccine, the adenovirus vaccine protects against type 4 and type 7 adenovirus. It is only approved for military personnel.
Typhoid vaccine – The oral typhoid vaccine is made with a live-attenuated strain of Salmonella typhi, the bacteria which causes typhoid fever. An inactivated, injectable version of the vaccine is also available. Either typhoid vaccine would only be given to travelers to high-risk areas.

BCG – The bacilli Calmette-Guerin tuberculosis vaccine is not routinely used in the United States because it mainly prevents severe TB, a disease uncommon in the United States.
Smallpox vaccine – The smallpox vaccine has not been routinely used since 1972 but is available from stockpiles if it is needed.
Oral polio vaccine – The original OPV (Sabin vaccine), which has been replaced in the United States by the inactivated polio vaccine (Salk vaccine.) Prior to using the injectable polio vaccine, there were a few cases of polio each year in the United States felt to be due to the vaccine.
The only live virus vaccines that are used routinely include the MMR, Varivax, Rotavirus, and Flumist (the injectable flu shot is preferred for those who are high risk.)
Live Vaccine Precautions
Although live vaccines don’t cause disease in the people who get them because they are made with weakened viruses and bacteria, there is always a concern that someone with a severely weakened immune system could get sick after getting a live vaccine. That is why live vaccines are not given to people who are getting chemotherapy or who have severe HIV among other conditions.
Whether or not you give a live vaccine to someone who has a problem with their immune system depends greatly on exactly what condition they have and the degree of their immunosuppression. For example, it is now recommended that children with HIV get the MMR, Varivax, and rotavirus vaccines, depending on their CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts.
What about taking precautions so that you don’t expose other people after your child has a live vaccine?
Vaccine Shedding and Live Vaccines
Parents sometimes have a concern about whether their healthy children should get live vaccines if they will be exposed to someone else who has a problem with their immune system, especially if they are in close contact with someone that has compromised immunity.
Fortunately, except for OPV and smallpox, which aren’t typically used anymore, children who live with someone who has an immunologic deficiency can and should get most vaccines in the routine childhood immunization schedule, such as MMR, Varivax, and the rotavirus vaccines. That’s because it would be extremely rare for someone to contract one of these viruses from someone who got the vaccine. A much greater concern, actually, would be that the unvaccinated child might get a natural infection with measles or chicken pox, and pass that on to the person with an immune system problem.
In fact, the latest guidelines from the Immune Deficiency Foundation state that:

Close contacts of patients with compromised immunity should not receive live oral poliovirus vaccine because they might shed the virus and infect a patient with compromised immunity. Close contacts can receive other standard vaccines because viral shedding is unlikely and these pose little risk of infection to a subject with compromised immunity.
Unless they will be in contact with someone who is severely immunosuppressed, such as getting a stem cell transplant and being in a protective environment, they can even get the live, nasal spray flu vaccine.
The concern in any of these cases is viral shedding, in which someone becomes contagious and can pass a virus to someone else. When we get sick with a cold, the flu, a cold sore, or any other contagious disease, it is not uncommon that we spread it to other people by shedding the virus or bacteria that is making us sick.
With true vaccine shedding, like with the oral polio vaccine, the vaccine virus can be shed after being vaccinated even though you didn’t get sick with the virus. Fortunately, when most others are exposed to vaccine virus, they don’t get sick either, as they have been exposed to the weakened vaccine strain of the virus. This was actually thought to be an advantage of the oral polio vaccine, especially in areas with poor sanitation and hygiene. Still, vaccine shedding can be a problem if the person who is exposed has a severe immune system problem.
Fortunately, vaccine shedding is not usually a problem because:
Most vaccines are not live and don’t shed, including DTaP, Tdap, flu shots, Hib, hepatitis A and B, Prevnar, IPV, and the HPV and Meningococcal vaccines.
The oral polio vaccine is no longer used in the United States and many other countries where polio has been brought under control.
The MMR vaccine doesn’t cause shedding, except that the rubella part of the vaccine may rarely shed into breastmilk (since rubella is typically a mild infection in children, this isn’t a reason to not be vaccinated if you are breastfeeding.) What about the rare case of a person developing measles after getting the MMR vaccine? In addition to being extremely rare, it would also be extremely rare for a person to transmit the vaccine virus to another person after developing measles in this way. In fact, a systematic review of the MMR vaccine in 2016 “determined that there have been no confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission of the measles vaccine virus.”
The chicken pox vaccine doesn’t cause shedding unless your child develops the rare vesicular rash after getting vaccinated. The risk, however, is thought to be minimal and the CDC reports only five cases of transmission of varicella vaccine virus after immunization including over 55 million doses of vaccine.
The rotavirus vaccine only causes shedding in stool, so can be avoided with routine hygiene techniques, such as good hand washing, and if immunocompromised people avoid changing diapers for at least a week after a child gets a rotavirus vaccine
Transmission of the live, nasal spray flu vaccine has not occurred when evaluated in several settings, including people with HIV infection, children getting chemotherapy, and immunocompromised people in health-care settings
And of course, children shed viruses and are truly contagious if they aren’t vaccinated and naturally develop any of these vaccine-preventable diseases.
What You Need To Know About Live Vaccines
There are a few precautions to consider with live vaccines:
Although multiple live-virus vaccines can be given at the same time, if they aren’t given at the same time, you should wait at least four weeks before getting another live-virus vaccine so that they don’t interfere with each other.
It is usually recommended that children who might be getting a solid organ transplant be updated on their live-virus vaccines at least four weeks before the transplant.
In addition to children getting chemotherapy, children who are getting daily steroids for 14 days or more should delay getting live vaccines for at least three months. (Rather than being at risk for infection, however, this recommendation is usually made because the vaccine simply won’t work if a person is on steroids.)
Live vaccines are reportedly being developed to protect against West Nile virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV,) Parainfluenza virus, herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus (CMV,)

Vaccination anger – response by Dr Jack Wolfson

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Recently Dr Jack Wolfson was interviewed asked about his opinion about the ‘outbreak’ of measles in the U.S.  Obviously he’s been involved in vaccinations for many years – seen both the good, the bad, and the ugly associated with them.

Here is his response in full…  It was written to address the hate mail he received for giving an anti-vaccination perspective.  We do not live in a world – even in Australia and the U.S., where we are allowed to give opinions without hate.  It’s a shame.  I believe in CHOICE for all!  At New Leaf we support parents who choose vaccinations as well as parents who choose not to vaccinate.  We can prepare your baby either way.

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Why All the Anger? by Dr. Jack Wolfson Special to Health Impact News

I recently did an interview which was aired on NBC Phoenix. I was asked my opinion on vaccinations in response to the current measles outbreaks that have occurred at Disneyland in California. My reply has generated quite a bit of anger in thousands of people. There has also been a tremendous amount of support to my comments and opinions.

In short, The Society Against Injecting Our Kids With Chemicals (TSAIOKWC for short) has a lot of followers. I want to address all this misguided anger and see if we can re-direct it where it belongs.

Be angry at food companies. Sugar cereals, donuts, cookies, and cupcakes lead to millions of deaths per year. At its worst, chicken pox killed 100 people per year. If those chicken pox people didn’t eat cereal and donuts, they may still be alive. Call up Nabisco and Kellogg’s and complain. Protest their products. Send THEM hate-mail.

Be angry at fast food restaurants. Tortured meat burgers, pesticide fries, and hormone milkshakes are the problem. The problem is not Hepatitis B which is a virus contracted by drug users and those who sleep with prostitutes. And you want to inject that vaccine into your newborn?

Be angry at the companies who make your toxic laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets. You and your children are wearing and breathing known carcinogens (they cause cancer). Call Bounce and Downy and let them know. These products kill more people than mumps, a virus which actually doesn’t cause anyone to die. Same with hepatitis A, a watery diarrhea.

Be angry at all the companies spewing pollution into our environment. These chemicals and heavy metals are known to cause autism, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease and every other health problem. Worldwide, these lead to 10’s of millions of deaths every year. Measles deaths are a tiny fraction compared to pollution.

Be angry at your parents for not breastfeeding you, co-sleeping with you, and stuffing your face with Domino’s so they can buy more Tide and finish the laundry. Breastfeeding protects your children from many infectious diseases.

Be angry with your doctor for being close-minded and not disclosing the ingredients in vaccines (not that they read the package insert anyway). They should tell you about the aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, aborted fetal tissue, animal proteins, polysorbate 80, antibiotics, and other chemicals in the shots. According to the Environmental Working Group, newborns contain over 200 chemicals as detected by cord blood. Maybe your doctor feels a few more chemicals injected into your child won’t be a big deal.

Be angry with the cable companies and TV manufacturers for making you and your children fat and lazy, not wanting to exercise or play outside. Lack of exercise kills millions more than polio. Where are all those 80 year olds crippled by polio? I can’t seem to find many. In fact, be angry with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates for creating computers so you can sit around all day blasted with electromagnetic radiation reading posts like this.

Be angry with pharmaceutical companies for allowing us to believe living the above life can be treated with drugs. Correctly prescribed drugs kill thousands of people per year. The flu kills just about no one. The vaccine never works. Finally, be angry with yourself for not opening your eyes to the snow job and brainwashing which have taken over your mind. You NEVER asked the doctor any questions. You NEVER asked what is in the vaccines. You NEVER learned about these benign infections. Let’s face it, you don’t really give a crap what your children eat. You don’t care about chemicals in their life. You don’t care if they sit around all day watching the TV or playing video games. All you care about is drinking your Starbuck’s, your next plastic surgery, your next cocktail, your next affair, and your next sugar fix!

This post was created with love and with the idea of creating a better world for our children and future generations. Anger increases your risk of suffering a heart attack. Be careful.

About the Author Dr. Jack Wolfson is a board certified cardiologist in Phoenix. He is known as The Paleo Cardiologist and The Natural Cardiologist. Check out his website and follow him on Facebook at The Drs. Wolfson.

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HPV: A necessary vaccine??

Friday, August 9th, 2013

This article is from 2009.  At the time 44 girls had died from the HPV Vaccine.  In our clinic we specialise in boosting immunity and health after a vaccine has created side-effects.  HPV commonly fixes itself without medical intervention…  Read on!


Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. She is the latest to come forward and question the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines. Dr-Diane-Harper
She made the surprising announcement at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination, which took place in Reston, Virginia on Oct. 2nd through 4th, 2009.

Her speech was supposed to promote the Gardasil and Cervarix vaccines, but she instead turned on her corporate bosses in a very public way. When questioned about the presentation, audience members remarked that they came away feeling that the vaccines should not be used.
“I came away from the talk with the perception that the risk of adverse side effects is so much greater than the risk of cervical cancer, I couldn’t help but question why we need the vaccine at all.”  – Joan Robinson

Dr. Harper explained in her presentation that the cervical cancer risk in the U.S. is already extremely low, and that vaccinations are unlikely to have any effect upon the rate of cervical cancer in the United States. In fact, 70% of all H.P.V. infections resolve themselves without treatment in a year, and the number rises to well over 90% in two years. Harper also mentioned the safety angle.

All trials of the vaccines were done on children aged 15 and above, despite them currently being marketed for 9-year-olds. So far, 15,037 girls have reported adverse side effects from Gardasil alone to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (V.A.E.R.S.), and this number only reflects parents who underwent the hurdles required for reporting adverse reactions.

Athe time of writing, 44 girls are officially known to have died from these vaccines. The reported side effects include Guillian Barré Syndrome (paralysis lasting for years, or permanently — sometimes eventually causing suffocation), lupus, seizures, blood clots, and brain inflammation. Parents are usually not made aware of these risks.

Dr. Harper, the vaccine developer, claimed that she was speaking out, so that she might finally be able to sleep at night.

“About eight in every ten women who have been sexually active will have H.P.V. at some stage of their life. Normally there are no symptoms, and in 98 per cent of cases it clears itself. But in those cases where it doesn’t, and isn’t treated, it can lead to pre-cancerous cells which may develop into cervical cancer.”  – Dr. Diane Harper

One must understand how the establishment’s word games are played to truly understand the meaning of the above quote, and one needs to understand its unique version of “science”.

When they report that untreated cases “can” lead to something that “may” lead to cervical cancer, it really means that the relationship is merely a hypothetical conjecture that is profitable if people actually believe it. In other words, there is no demonstrated relationship between the condition being vaccinated for and the rare cancers that the vaccine might prevent, but it is marketed to do that nonetheless.

In fact, there is no actual evidence that the vaccine can prevent any cancer. From the manufacturers own admissions, the vaccine only works on 4 strains out of 40 for a specific venereal disease that dies on its own in a relatively short period, so the chance of it actually helping an individual is about the same as the chance of him being struck by a meteorite.

Why do nine-year-old girls need vaccinations for extremely rare and symptom-less venereal diseases that the immune system usually kills anyway?


Vaccinations in a poor immune system: worst case scenario from the naturopathic point of view.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Unlike our medical counterparts who turn a blind eye to the side-effects of vaccinations, naturopaths and alternative health care professionals are seen to over-react to the concept of vaccinations.  Unfortunately there are many diseases and symptoms which parent believe linked to vaccines, and yet they are ignored for the most part and parents and naturopaths are considered fruit-loops!

We regularly have parents in our clinic who know, without a doubt, that a child’s personality, behaviour, immune system changed after vaccinations.  Is it a coincidence that the increase in the vaccination schedule goes hand in hand with an increase in asthma, allergies, ADHD, ADD, oppositional defiance disorder, and much more?  It’s scary when you start to look into vaccinations there are ‘the occasional death by vaccination’ but statistically it’s ‘too small to matter’.

Auto-immune diseases have been linked to vaccinations, the Swine Flu and Cervical Vaccines has created rheumatoid arthritis, hashimotos thyoid problems, skin issues such as eczema and much more.

Simply put, if our immune system isn’t viable and we inject toxins such as formadehyde, mercury, aluminium, embryo particles, it can’t handle it.  The body then goes into over-load and can shut down, affect the heart, affect the immune system and cause it to become over or underactive and much more.

The great news is that vaccination toxins can be removed with natural supplements such as glutathione, lipoic acid, ‘greens’ such as coriander (in big enough doses), along with natural therapies such as infrared saunas, frequency specific microcurrent, kinesiology and more.

Vaccination: Pros & Cons from a naturopathic perspective, Madonna Guy, Naturopath, Wynnum Brisbane

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Worried about vaccinations? Most people cope well, without side-effects and have no long-lasting effects.  As a naturopath, I’ve been treating immunity, pre-vaccination care and vaccination side-effects for 15 years.  Vaccinations are a tricky topic, very emotive and can be a huge struggle for parents to feel like they’re making the right decision.

Vaccination Benefits: If someone doesn’t take care of their health, then vaccination is perhaps the best option for them, but it’s people with poor immunity and poor health who are most likely to get the side-effects.  Vaccinations have been around for over 200 years and have without a doubt saved many thousands and thousand of lives over the years.  The theory is that people get close-to-immediate immunity for the specific ‘germ’ they are being treated for.

Most common side-effects of vaccinations: the usual suspects are fevers and vomiting.  Medically speaking, a vaccination side-effect must be reported within 24-48 hours, and the attending physician must ‘agree’ that it’s a side-effect or it doesn’t get reported.  This is how the AMA gets around the possibility of other problems being connected to vaccines.  It is interesting that problems such as Aspergers & Autism have been linked with vaccinations for 20 years or more, and yet they still claim that there’s no connection.  Consider this:  vaccinations by-pass the immune system, by being injected directly into the bloodstream, including all of the delightful vaccination-extras such as mercury, aluminium and formaldehydes.  As preservatives, they are fantastic, and they can last in our bodies for many year.

With 15 years experience, we suspect that vaccinations are linked with many health issues such as:

  • increasing asthma levels
  • auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and hashimotos
  • increasing allergies (1 in 4 in Australia)
  • increasing levels of autism and aspergers
  • poor behaviour, ADD, ADHD and ODD in children
  • poor immunity – constant colds and flus – after all we can’t vaccinate for everything!!!
  • chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia (heavy metals are linked with both)

What can we do to remove vaccination toxins, boost natural immunity and help the brain?

  • frequency specific microcurrent and specific nutrition to remove vaccination toxins
  • LEAP, NOT and other specialised kinesiology techniques to reconnect the brain
  • infrared saunas to boost toxin removal and detoxification from the body
  • using natural therapies, nutritional supplements, micrrocurrent techniques to increase immunity
  • testing processes such as live blood analysis, heavy metal toxicity, urine tests, cellular analysis to find the extent of the toxicity and the oxidative stress, and see improvement as it is being removed.

For more information:

  1. I highly recommend any parents/interested parties to go the the Australian Vaccination Network for more information:
  2. Book in for an appointment with one of our naturopaths:  we all have extensive experience in coping with either option you choose – being vaccinated or choosing not to.

Madonna Guy ND, Naturopath, Wynnum Brisbane
New Leaf Natural Therapies