Data released from the CDC late last week shows a substantial decline in childhood meningitis which has been attributed to the childhood Hemophilus vaccine. The reports, however, fail to include the potential downside. While prevention of infection is an admirable goal, the data indicates that the hemophilus vaccine may be causing more harm then good.
Dr. J. Bart Classen, from the above study also, published papers linking immunization against hemophilus and other diseases to the development of insulin dependent diabetes, an autoimmune disease. Dr. Classen's work found that immunization starting after 2 months of life was associated with an increased risk of autoimmunity compared to starting at birth. "The hemophilus vaccine may prevent 600 deaths a year in the US according to the CDC data, however according to our data it may cause 2,000 to 4,000 cases of insulin dependent diabetes and diabetes is just one potential adverse event. Children die from diabetes, the disease definitely shortens one's life," adds Classen. "The tragedy of ignoring vaccine safety issues is that vaccine induced diabetes appears to be preventable."
According to current practices, vaccine manufacturers are generally only required to test vaccines for their ability to cause adverse events during the 3 weeks after the vaccine is given. If a vaccine does not cause patients to have noticeable adverse event in this 3 week period, then the vaccine is labeled safe and approved for widespread use. Work by Classen and others has shown that when vaccinated individuals are followed for years after being immunized they seem to be at a large increased risk for serious immunological disorders like diabetes. The theory is that vaccines stimulate the immune system and exacerbate smoldering inflammatory condition. Dr. Classen's research has been published in numerous journals and featured in national news reports. For the latest information on the effects of vaccines on insulin dependent diabetes and other autoimmune diseases, visit the Vaccine Safety Web site (
COMMENT: Another reader forwarded me this article on the other work that Dr. Classen has been doing. He is one brave physician and I admire the time, effort and resources it took to buck the traditional line that vaccines are good for you. Prior to last week, I had never heard of this man; but we all owe a debt of gratitude to him for providing "scientific proof" of what most of us knew all along, namely vaccines are NOT something that you want to give to your children.
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