More and more, doctors are telling pregnant women to get certain vaccines. First it was just the flu vaccine. Now I hear they are recommending the Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Petussis) vaccine. In some areas women are being told it is mandatory to take the vaccines and if they refuse, the doctor tells them they will have to find another doctor.

First, there is no mandatory law for pregnant women to get any vaccine while they are pregnant.

Second, according to the drug insert for the influenza and Tdap vaccines, it has never been tested in pregnancy and it states, “…should be given to pregnant women only if clearly needed.” “Safety and effectiveness in children younger than 3 years of age have not been established.” If safety of young children hasn’t been established, giving it to a pregnant woman would certainly concern me as it is like giving the vaccine to the fetus, who is certainly under 3 years of age.

“Influenza and Tdap vaccines are Category B or C drugs, which means that adequate and well-controlled studies on pregnant women have not been conducted and it is not known whether these vaccines can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or if they can affect reproduction capacity.
The package inserts published by the flu vaccine manufacturers states that “It is not known whether influenza virus vaccine can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman.”

The flu vaccine contains Thimerosal, a mercury derivative, which is toxic to the brain and is associated with brain damage and developmental delays in babies whose mothers were exposed to mercury during pregnancy. (National Vaccine Information Center) Other side effects listed for the flu vaccine are Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome, a potentially life-threatening reaction, headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, fever, cough, chills, chest tightness and facial swelling. The flu vaccine also contains formaldehyde, which is classified as a carcinogenic substance by the FDA.

There are no well designed controlled studies comparing the health outcomes of women who get influenza and pertussis vaccines during pregnancy versus those who do not get the vaccines. There are also no health outcome studies of newborns at birth or in the first year of life comparing those whose mother’s received these vaccines or did not receive them.

Injuries and deaths from pertussis vaccines are the most compensated claims in the Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and influenza vaccine injuries and deaths are the second most compensated claim.

A 2013 published study found that the seasonal influenza vaccine was the most frequently suspected cause of brain inflammation and the DTaP was among the vaccines most frequently associated with brain inflammation in children between birth and age five. (National Vaccine Information Center)

Getting any vaccine should not be taken lightly. There are many toxic ingredients in vaccines. Mercury and aluminum are neurotoxic. Aluminum is associated with both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. In spite of what we often hear from the media, there are over one hundred studies that indicate that vaccines do, in fact, cause Autism. Just three months ago a CDC scientist confessed to lying and manipulating his data, showing that vaccines did not cause Autism. His study results proved that vaccines did actually cause Autism but by manipulating the data, he was able to say that vaccines do not cause it.

With so many injuries and deaths associated with the influenza and pertussis vaccines, I find it odd that these are the two vaccines recommended in pregnancy. It is important to educate yourself before using any medication. As I have mentioned in previous articles, the FDA has stated that less than 1% of doctors know the side effects of the drugs they prescribe. Since your doctor may not know the side effects, it just makes sense for you to look them up before allowing something to be injected or sprayed into your body.