Hepatitis B Vaccine Linked to Autoimmune Rheumatoid Diseases

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January 02, 2008 | 8,961 views

The rise of autoimmunity following hepatitis B immunization in school children and adults has become a major public health concern. The data was released at the 62nd annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held Nov. 8-12, 1998 in San Diego, CA. In October, the Ministry of Health in France suspended routine hepatitis B immunization of school children while continuing hepatitis B immunization at birth. The reason for this decision was reportedly the increased risk of autoimmune diseases that has been associated with the vaccine when it is given starting at school age or later.

The data from France links hepatitis B immunization to both the development of newly-diagnosed cases of autoimmune rheumatoid diseases as well as the exacerbation of previously diagnosed cases that were in remission. This finding is supported by data from Canada published in September which linked immunization against hepatitis B to the development of autoimmune rheumatoid diseases in fire-fighters. John Classen, M.D. an immunologist at Classen Immunotherapies, published papers linking the immunization against hepatitis B and other diseases to the development of insulin dependent diabetes, an autoimmune disease. Dr. Classen's work found that immunization starting after two months of life was associated with an increased risk of autoimmunity compared to starting at birth. Data from a small study published by the US government appears to support his data and showed that when hepatitis B immunization was given starting after two months of life it was associated with an almost doubling of the risk of diabetes.

COMMENT: A reader forwarded me this timely article. The concept of giving a child an immunization against a disease they have virtually no risk for is so profoundly absurd it defies logical comprehension. The only risk factor for acquiring hepatitis B is through blood contact. This is primarily through transfusions and sexual contact. Infants rarely have either of these risk factors yet the traditional medical community persists in recommending them. I am glad to see some hard data at a respectable medical community confirm the danger of these vaccines. When my web site is up (hopefully by the time you read this), you can go to my links page and peruse the thousands of pages on the dangers of immunizations that are there.