To vaccinate or not, that is the question?
The Pet Whisperer
To vaccinate or not, that is the question? What are the dogs telling Dr. Blake?
As you are all well aware the vaccination in humans and animals has been under scrutiny for over a 100 years. My personal opinions are also shared by many veterinarians around the world. The purpose of this page is to help you make an educated decision on whether to vaccinate or not for your entire family.
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For the past 31 years I have stressed the following issue about vaccinations. Is the theory of vaccination practical? When we know there are an infinite number of strains of virus and bacteria, does it make any sense to try to prevent disease by injecting an infinite number of viruses and bacteria into the blood stream’s of animals and people. My answer to this question is NO. I feel the answer to preventing disease, is a healthy immune system. You can read my page on how to stay healthy http://www.thepetwhisperer.com/about/healthy .and learn what you can do to help your animals and yourselves stay healthy.
I have been encouraging my clients to not vaccinate or vaccinate less for the past 30 years. All of the cases of Distemper and Kennel cough I have seen over these many years were all vaccinated at some point in their lives. All Parvo cases I have treated post 1978′s Parvo epidemic had all been vaccinated. My reason for making this statement is that I want you to all be aware there are no guarantees whether you vaccinate or not.
The majority of my patients are unvaccinated or have only had their initial vaccines as puppies or kittens and have not vaccinated since. 95+ of all my new patients have still been vaccinated annually even though this had not been recommended in the veterinary profession for over 10 years.
The next part of this page is for those of you who are not sure you should vaccinate for parvo or distemper in your puppies. Before you read this section, please go to this link and learn more about the potential dangers of any vaccine before you make the decision to vaccinate at all.
When a client asked, “Dr. Blake should I not vaccinate my animal? I answer It depends on your fear level and the risk in your area for parvo or distemper in your individual dog’s life.” Some clients fear is too great and they feel better vaccinating for Parvo and or Distemper at the ages of 15 weeks. I explain to them if they have any feelings that they will have regrets if their dog comes down with either of these diseases and they would blame themselves for not vaccinating, I give them the following advise.
Vaccinate the puppy for Parvo at 15 weeks of age but if he has any adverse reaction to the vaccine, DO NOT vaccinate from that point on. Either way I then tell them to get a Parvo antibody titer 2 to 3 weeks later to see how well his body responded to the vaccine. If the titer is positive, he doesn’t need a second shot. If it is low and he didn’t have an adverse reaction to the vaccine, he can have a second one if need be. Remember the titer does not necessarily mean your pup is protected or not. The titer only indicates a response of the immune system to exposure to a particular etiology. I always recommend not vaccinating if there are any reactions to the vaccines at all no matter what the titer reading is. Reactions can be ear infections, increase in ear wax, excessive itching, lameness, nausea, decreased appetite, excessive licking of the feet, eye, vaginal or penis discharge, eruptions of any kind on the body after vaccinations, behavior changes of any kind, changes in the GI system or respiratory system, color of the nose pigment, inflammation of the gums, odor changes, etc.
The same goes for Distemper. I do not recommend annual booster or the use of any of the other vaccines. Rabies is the only required vaccine in all the states, none of the others. You do not need any of these vaccines to travel, only the Rabies. This is only if you are flying. If you are driving, you do not need a health certificate or any proof of vaccines to travel interstate by car. If your pet has any medical issues, your veterinarian can write and exemption for rabies and you can submit that with your license payment and get a license without revaccinating for Rabies. Some areas allow Rabies titers in leu of vaccinations. If they do not, I would recommend you get a team together and make them except it :O)
All vaccines come with a label warning from the manufacture, advising the practioner to not vaccinate animals who are not healthy. The sad part about this story is the veterinary community has set the bar so low for our animals, that as long as the animal is breathing, you can vaccinate them. I see records with pets who had ear infections, low grade fevers, eye and ear discharges, ear infections, allergic dermatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, abscessed teeth, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, auto immune disease, chronic arthritis, lameness, abscesses, Etc ., when they came to the veterinarian to evaluate their health issues and they were vaccinated in spite of having one or more of these issues. Not only are they vaccinated but for up to 10 different diseases simultaneously.
The clients are not being informed about the potential danger to their pets and are also being told their pets need these vaccinations, when their is no science to support such recommendations. This is not good medical practice and endangers the health of our animal patients.
My feeling about the future of vaccinations as we know them today, is that this practice will go the way of Bleeding did not so long ago. Supply and demand are the driving forces in any economy for the success or failure of any product. As the public becomes more educated as to the truth about vaccinations, this practice will go the way of the dinosaur.
Please share my words and my web site http://www.thepetwhisperer.com with all you know and ask them to do the same. I call this paying it forward.
Dr. Stephen R. Blake
I would recommend all of you contact your local agency and tell them you want them to put into place a provision that an adequate Rabies titer will replace the need for a booster shot annually or every three years depending on the ruling in your area. This is a way to stop the repeated injections of Rabies virus into our pets and preventing more damage to their immune systems.
Go to this site to learn how you can help change the laws on Rabies vaccinations http://www.zbirdbrain.com/PetAdvocatesTownHallCisStudyFAQ.htm
Most of my cat clients do not vaccinate their cats for anything. If they need to vaccinate, I recommend only Feline distemper ( panleukopenia) one shot at 15 weeks of age and that is it for life.
Leukemia vaccine and rabies vaccines have both been known to cause injection-site sarcomas in cats since the late 1980′s. An injection-site sarcoma is a tumor induced by an injection and is most often a vaccination injection. Some investigators estimate that post-vaccinal sarcomas occur in as many as 1 of every 1,000 to as few as 1 in every 10,000 cats vaccinated. Injection-site sarcomas are recognized only in cats. I have not recommended either of these vaccines for over 25 years. The risk from the toxic effects of these two vaccines are far greater than the chance your cat will get either. I have never seen a cat diagnosed with Rabies in the past 38 years of practice.
Dr. Christian Blake says
“The chances of a domestic cat getting rabies, is about as great as a piece of the Moon hitting you on your way to work.” and I have not seen a case of feline distemper in my practice for over 38 years.
Check out this excellent video on the difference between immunization and vaccination. Also the immediate dangers of using vaccines as we know them today.
Richard Pitcairn DVM, Ph. D (in immunology) comments on antibody titers.
There is uncertainty about the use of an antibody titer to determine protection against disease because titer does not always equate to immunity. The continuing problem in vaccine development is just this. You may have heard of some of the results, for example, with development of an AIDS vaccine. Several have been made but when given to monkeys they produce titers but increase susceptibility to the virus.
Immunity is much more complex than simply titer production as several components are involved, including cellular immunity. It is just that titer is easiest to measure. However immunologists know that titer does not equate to immunity so they can’t answer the question with confidence. The only way to determine that is field trials, and this is not commonly done, if ever. Vaccine manufacturers will test vaccines in animals for a few weeks, perhaps a few months, and then the trial is over. Of course when it is human beings, no challenges are done.
Three Important letter from my friend, Dr. Patricia Jordan, DVM , that need to be shared with all that read it. Please pay it forward.
Well, Dr. Pitcairn is a PhD in Virology! Dr. Ron Schultz is PhD in Immunology and the absolute only one that has vaccinology knowledge at PhD level. He has a great webinar you can review for free on Maddie’s Institute entitled Saving Lives with Antibody titers. You should get your “highly educated’ boss to review it. http://www.maddiesfund.org/Resource_Library/Saving_Lives_with_Antibody_Titer_Tests.html
In a short review, Schultz goes into the advocation of ONE vaccine against just the lethal viruses and to check titer 2-3 weeks after that one vaccine. He recommends the one vaccine when the pups immune system is “mature” which several ages have passed around but 15 weeks he is sure they have all “arrived”.
Off topic of this is the circulation of PhD Child Immunologists admitting that vaccinations to babies under a year of age is just plan illogical.
Dr. Schultz has information about performing nomographs and that is where he found the average times for the maternal antibody levels starting to decrease and the pups immune system getting ready to respond. you can actually determine that but the average time is about 10-12 weeks. His call that 15 weeks by sure would be the time to make the vaccine.
Now, he also does not even recommend taking titers every year or even every three years. Like Joyce Harmon has said with her horse clients……you don’t really need to repeat titers. Dr. Schultz suggest that when a dog and cat get much older like 10 for dogs and 15 for cats, you might want to pull a titer. I have found research that shows the elderly do not always even make responses to vaccines so I wouldn’t say that successful use of that titer would be to repeat vaccinations again.I also would expect a more corrupted immune system the More vaccines that were delivered, so no benefits there for sure. Vaccines actually impart damage that is accumulating, pushing that vital force towards susceptibility and gene profile expression of disease.
Now, for your boss, Dr. Schultz has already done the challenge studies, if you want I will send you a copy of them. He is also having more publications coming out.
Dr. Richard Ford had told me once if only Dr. Ron Schultz would get everything he knows about vaccines published we would not be bumbling around with erroneous information and giving these vaccines in the first place.
We all know the titer is not a test that in itself determines immunity. Immunity is carried in other places, not just antibody production. Also, there are cases of animals with sufficient titers not being immune. This could be for many reasons, just one would be the protein mutating power of both mercury and aluminum in the vaccines. They are responsible for making bad antibody through dendritic cell presentation of antigen that is misread or warped by those synergistic metallurgic protein mutators.
As a last point I would relay that I have seen Dr. Ron Schultz almost, well, actually there is no almost he screamed to us in Salt lake City, that he was “CERTAINLY NOT” advising for any of us to vaccinate every 3 years….he was saying never ever any more than that. His real belief, that not only is the yearly unnecessary and unsafe but so is the ever again administration! Right, the man himself is all about truth when he stands now behind essentially just the one for life vaccine and only for the lethal virus and never the mumbo jumbos or vaccines against bacteria or parasites.
I have had vet techs, veterinarians, and many clients see clearly that vaccines are why they have a “business”.
The idea that “if vets don’t sell the shots how will they make their money” is astounding to me. Because vaccines are essentially how they disease the pets in the first place? On what planet is that acceptable for anyone supposedly in the health care profession. It isn’t. The truth is that vaccines have been set in precedence, not science and not “evidence based medicine”. vaccinations have been “experimentation under the guise of health care delivery”. They are the bling bling of commercial scientists, not to be confused with health care. We have been tittering pups at 20 weeks never rabies vaccinated and they are covered. We have much more to understand about immunity and how it transmits vertically along the genome. J C Burnett said it best when he stated, you are BLIGHTED or you are no vaccinate at all…..
It is a very complex subject the main reason? Dr. Ron Schultz says this; veterinarians are not trained enough or know enough about immunolgoy or vaccinology to even be making any vaccine recommendations, but then again neither do their instructors at the veterinary schools. then we have licensed individuals making recommendations under the direction of practices that are “vaccine based”. This is a HUGE problem, one he has been warnign us all about since 1978 along with others like Dr. Phillips and Dr. Scott, then Dr. Alice Wolf and Dr. Richard Ford. PLENTY of the experts have been saying for decades that we should not be giving all these vaccines.
I think we can rightfully say that vaccines are that great “unknown etiology” that has been uncovered and found the cause of most of the diseases that make up Internal Medicine.
I have found a most informative timeline article written in a personals.the onion.com site that everyone needs to get the significance of whom is watching the fall of these times. The paper cannot be scanned due to length and I have added notes that support it. I don’t even own a fax but know someone who does and could try faxing this out. Essentially this ties together the internal memos within certain companies, Eli Lilly, another from Merck, another from Pitman Moore, others, the most inflammatory Eli Lilly knew the thimerasol was not safe yet they put out the thimerasol even with information on the studies from Pitman Moore, animal studies where they proved you SHOULD NOT be using thimerasol in dogs………they did it anyway, an internal memo found from Eli Lilly stated that ‘autism was the biggest market since Alzheimers’……meaning that they found the monetary rewards for creating chronic disease to be worth making people sick ON PURPOSE. Rates of autism were steady once identified in 1943……..like autoimmune disease did not exist before vaccines, autism did not exist before vaccines. In the 1970′s when George H. W. Bush became head of the Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals, he pushed for more vaccinations every few years until the final year of his presidency, 1989 when he mandated thimerasol shots for day old infants. Autism began its meteoric rise three years later.Prio to the Bush Presidency, autism rates very much lower as were the vaccines and before government mandates,only a rich kids problem.
When Bush slated all kids for vaccination, the lower classes started in with the diseases. The next pages show the collusion of the FDA CDC and WHO in spreading around the vaccine mandates as well as suppression the truth and disinformation to the public. Everyone knew mercury was a big problem, everyone played a part in covering it up. Second Bush, reneged on the emissions promise and thereby assured that the public would be exposed to a great deal more mercury in the air, would add to the mercury poisoning, Bush 2 also took back on his promise to remove thimerasol from all vaccines, despite clear cut evidence from the CDC won researchers. Sen Bill Frist, REPUBLICAN slipped in bills to protect Eli Lilly from vaccine related lawsuits, he inserted into a 2003 anti-terrorism bill. Sen Frist (yes he is a doctor) has received over $873,000 (that we know of….) from the Pharmaceutical industry. He then followed this bill with one for every state ban on thimerasol and prevented all future bands……….Frist was the one that called injury lawyers ‘predators’ and who capped medical malpractice at 250 K to the harmed victim and who got indemnification for Eli Lilly. Bush declared this the decade of the brain and now we know…….what the BUSH DOCTRINE really is about.
Just like GlaxoSmithKline created their customers for the Hep B vaccine and are now reading the PREPANDEX Pre pandemic flu vaccine, they are repeating this same scenario of creating their own customers. What these drug companies make off of the chronic disease they are causing is more than they will ever have to pay for damages in court if they ever end up there. Bush and Frist saw to that. The BUSH CDC in 2004 changed rules and recommend children and pregnant women to be vaccinated with mercury laden flu vaccines, even while admitting a mercury damage to the fetus, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE will not decrease.
In 2006 Bush Autism program consisted of this……The Combating Autism Act prohibits any research into the link that the possible role of environmental factors and explicitly forbids any research into the possible role of vaccines and autism……..they protected Eli Lilly who invented and started the use of the mercury, stripped the harmed from gaining monetary relief from the practice of administering disease. This is the BUSH DOCTRINE and a legacy he is leaving the America People. This is ASTOUNDING information and chucked full of associate information on how what I came to see, a government mandated program to indoctrinate every American into the cycle of disease. If you want the full paper, give me either fax number or address to send snail mail. email@example.com ..TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW
Ok, Here is some articles that can surely link the administration of vaccines to brain inflammation, seizures, epilepsy, and a whole host of other brain damage and learning disabilities and most of all BEHAVIORAL changes.
I would point out that yes, anesthesia and infections can also cause these types of neurological damage even the behavioral changes, but I would say that first of all the vaccines are not “legitimate” to be injecting in the first place! If we can not FIRMLY establish that vaccines are of benefit, then as this first paper raises the issue, why are we administering them in the first place? If more lethal results befall those getting the jab……why are we jabbing?
I would also mention that the vaccine itself is UNNATURAL and an immune assault itself that can lead to cell mediated immune suppression and then more susceptibility to infections with yeast, viruses, bacteria, etc IN THE FIRST PLACE. These same infections that are said to prempt antibiotics that still can induce the pathology.
If we firmly establish that the onset of vaccinations are not what is responsible for lowered infectious disease rates, than again, why is the practice still going on??????There is plenty of evidence that supports this claim and would negate the soundbytes that vaccines have been responsbile for lowered disease rates in the first place. See last paper attached.
It appears to be true that even the onset of antibiotics was not what we can hang successful treatment of certain disease processes on. With what we are finding out is the real cost of using antibiotics, to the individual and to the community, the soil and the planet……..the fact that an individuals neurological system and mental health can be compromised by using antibiotics would also bring into question why are we tolerating antibiotic use? The FDA is doing us no favors in refusing to regulate indiscriminate antibiotic use in factory farming and the toll it is taking on society along with these unsafe and unnecessary vaccination protocols are what appears to be filling up our prisons and our mental facilities and indeed causing us to realize Bush’s “Decade of the Brain”.
What reading all this material has shown me is that the “rabies miasm” that we see so often in veterinary medicine here in the US with the over use of rabies vaccines now is much more obvious as to the “effects” of vaccination “against” rabies.
Now, set aside the neurotoxicity of the mercury and aluminum in the vaccines and all they are responsible for, just the damage to the amygdala from any vaccination and then specifically the damage from the rabies vaccine and you can see…………if we are ever considering behavioral disease in any vaccinated individual, you must recognize the source of the disease from the vaccinations! I have included a few cases of human, horse and dogs but have plenty more of brain disease that presents as behavioral changes following vaccination to supposedly prevent “rabies”.What these vaccines actually did, was bring out “rabies” behaviors in those victims getting the jab in the first place!
Now, a book I sent yesterday that included 270 pages of vaccination information showed me clearly that contamination in vaccines is certainly another consideration in these jabs. Proviruses, virions, prions, besides other viruses, bacteria, mycoplasmas even retroviruses, xenotropic viruses and other entities we don’t even realize exist are all a possible gift that keeps on giving with the jabs. When we do not have conclusive evidence that the vaccination is a greater risk over infectious disease we have to keep asking ourselves why is the process allowed to continue.It also isn’t comforting to know that in 2003, 2004 and 2008 there were HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of human rabies vaccine recalled for FAILURE TO INACTIVATE THE VIRUS. THese vaccines manufactured right here in the US……..you don’t want to see what I have on the rabies vaccines made in China, now India will be making them too.Or the largest drug recall in history for animals being the 2007 FORT DODGE recall of rabies vaccines that had vaccinated animals coming down with rabies following the jab.
If you read the papers above you have to have the same conclusion that Dr. Harris Coulter had made in his book, Vaccination, A Rise in Criminality and Social Violence the Assault on the American Brain-that most of these problems we have now costing our society a price we can no longer afford to pay, is indeed the vaccinations! Not just America, everyone else we have sucked into believing the vaccine hoax; Australia, Japan, UK, Canada etc……and now those we are sucking in China and India. This is not only a human tragedy, this is being done as well to the animals we even so much more are in a frenzy to vaccinate.
Harris Coulter had it all correct; from the criminally insane to the behavioral changes that would alienate someone in society, if the victim is a vaccinated victim…..the damage and therefore the source of the problem is most likely the jab in the first place.Jabs that help the drug industry into the largest money maker of all time, with selling those goavernment mandated immunizations! It is probably vaccine damage that drives the behavior of the those that want to keep jabbing in the absence of proof of benefit !
Our animals and our humans that develop brain damage following vaccinations need to be compensated but who could fill that deb to society? Animals snapping at air, having a changed pitch to their vocalizations, developing behavioral changes that might even include killing……..these are “effects” of the vaccinations. Learning disabilities, impulse control, fear of strangers, increased anxiety, agitation, aggression………..it is all easily explained now, as a result of vaccinations. I believe animals do get autism. They certainly get brain damaged from these vaccines.
If you see in the first paper how critical the dose of the vaccine is and therefore the amount of neurotoxins going into a tiny victim versus a larger one, what are we doing injecting vaccines into 6 week old puppies and kitten that do not even weigh 2 pounds!!!! There are so many factors that are destroying the humans and the animals being vaccinated and yet the majority can not see this. Since the damage is cumulative and often as you will see in the first paper, permanent……..we really need to lay off the jabs until the truth is allowed to come out.
I do think this answers my questions on what the “rabies miasm” is and that it’s not a figment of imagination but real organic brain damage implemented by inserting toxins into the body. We need to find out what is going on……….a peek at the proving ground that this information is valid gives us a very poor outlook for our future with vaccines. Sincerely,
Dr. Patricia Jordan
Two Experts in the field of immunization.
The following is information I have gotten from two experts in the field of immunization. I am sharing this with you all so you know what is out there for all veterinarians to know. If your veterinarian is not aware of this information, inform he or she of this information so they can help you with reducing the amount of vaccines your animals receive.
How to help the Rabies Challenge-fund stop requiring dogs to be over vaccinated for Rabies?
Go to http://www.rabieschallengefund.org and learn about how you can help the research being done by Dr. Jean Dodds and Dr. Ronald Schultz. This research is being done, to prevent the continued outdated practices of requiring unnecessary Rabies vaccines in animals.
NEW VACCINATION PROTOCOL by Dr. Jean Dodds
Note: All of the 27 Vet Universities in the US have followed the immunization protocol as suggested by Dr. Dodds for years
I would like to make you aware that all 27 veterinary schools in North America are in the process of changing their protocols for vaccinating dogs and cats. Some of this information will present an ethical & economic challenge to Vets, and there will be skeptics. Some organizations have come up with a political compromise suggesting vaccinations every 3 years to appease those who fear loss of income vs. those concerned about potential side effects. Politics, traditions, or the doctors’ economic well-being should not be a factor in a medical decision.
NEW PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNOLOGY
Dogs’ and cats’ immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a modified live virus vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it produces immunity, which is good for the life of the pet (i.e.,: canine distemper, parvo, feline distemper.) If another MLV vaccine is given a year later, the antibodies from the first vaccine neutralize the antigens of the second vaccine and there is little or no effect. The titer is not “boosted” nor are more memory cells induced. Not only are annual boosters for parvo and distemper unnecessary, they subject the pet to potential risks of allergic reactions and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. There is no scientific documentation to back up label claims for annual administration of MLV vaccines. Puppies receive antibodies through their mother’s milk. This natural protection can last 8 – 14 weeks. Puppies & kittens should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8 weeks. Maternal immunity will neutralize the vaccine and little protection (0-38%) will be produced. Vaccination at 6 weeks will, however, DELAY the timing of the first highly effective vaccine. Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart SUPPRESS rather than stimulate the immune system. A series of vaccinations is given starting at 8 weeks and given 3-4 weeks apart up to 16 weeks of age. Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months of age will provide LIFETIME IMMUNITY.
As for Rabies vaccine, it is a law that all dogs must be vaccinated according to each state. Currently all but two states require annual vaccines and all the rest will honor three-year vaccines. Write and call your local state animal control agencies and petition for acceptance of rabies titers in lieu of repeated vaccination for licensing.
What Every Veterinarian Should Know About Canine and Feline Vaccines and Vaccination Programs – Ronald D. Schultz, PhD
As always, Dr. Schultz delivered an informative, provocative and important message to all attendees at the 2004 Conference.
He began by reminding us that the original vaccinologists were all virologists. He then compared Innate or Natural Immunity which is nonspecific with Acquired or Adaptive Immunity which is specific. The former is present from birth, operates against any substance, and is not enhanced by prior exposure, whereas the latter is a defense mechanism, tailored to individual pathogens, and is enhanced by prior exposure. Age is related to innate immunity, as eventually there is immune senescence which plays a role in longevity. Vaccines sometimes enhance innate immunity, although they are designed to enhance acquired immunity. An example is the intranasal kennel cough vaccine, which is preferred over the parenteral version, as it stimulates innate immunity immediately.
In the presence of Protective Immunity, when re-infection occurs, the immune challenge agent(s) is recognized by pre-formed antibody and effector T-cells; rapid expansion and differentiation of the effector cells occurs; and the infectious agent(s) is removed. When Immunologic Memory is present, only mild or unapparent infection occurs; this protection may last a lifetime. Effector B-cells are plasma cells that live for at least 10 years and likely forever in the bone marrow. Sterile Immunity exists when there is no infection or unapparent re infection.
The endocrine and nervous systems are intimately interactive with the immune system, i.e. neuroendocrine system and immunity.
It was in 1978 that Ron Schultz and Fred Scott at Cornell first recommended triennial vaccination [Vet Clin N Am 8(4):755-768, 1978]. So it has taken 25 years for this recommendation to be adopted by veterinary scientists, industry, and mainstream veterinary medicine!
Cell-Mediated Immunity is not important in canine parvo virus (CPV) but very important in canine distemper virus (CDV) infections. In the presence of very low or no measurable immunity to CDV after appropriate vaccination, it is basically useless to revaccinate. Currently licensed CDV vaccines, including the recombinant (Merial) vaccine, produce excellent sustained immunity. He recommends giving MLV CDV vaccines twice, once before 12 weeks and once after 12 weeks of age, then every 3 years thereafter. For the recombinant vaccine, he recommends vaccination at 6, 8, and 12 weeks of age, then every 3 years thereafter.
Core Vaccines. These for dogs are distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus 2 (CAV-2), and rabies; for the cat, core vaccines are panleukopenia and rabies. The last dose of vaccine must be given at 12 weeks or older, and revaccination is given at 1 year of age or 1 year later. Non-Core Vaccines for dogs are Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme , and canine parainfluenza vaccines; for cats, these are calicovirus and herpes (rhinotracheitis) viruses. Canine corona virus and Giardia vaccines are generally not recommended.
Duration of Immunity
The minimum duration of immunity (DOI) is 7-10 years for CDV, CPV-2, and CAV-2. Booster vaccination more than every 3 years offers no benefit. Two methods are used to measure DOI: disease agent challenge studies, and serology measurements. But, what is the DOI for natural infection for these important pathogens? The protection generated by MLV vaccines is equivalent to that of natural infection or disease. For killed vaccines, DOI is usually less and immunity is less complete. Recovery from disease is for life with CDV, CPV-2, and CAV-2.
CPV lives in the environment for years or more, whereas CDV is fragile and survives about 15 minutes in the naked state. With CDV exposure, one has up to 72 hours to vaccinate and still induce protection, but with CPV, one has only 72 minutes. In specific pathogen-free animals, vaccination against core agents lasts at least 4 ½ years.
After only 1 dose of rabies vaccine, DOI is 5-7 years based on serologic titers.
Pfizer’s published study in January 2004 showed DOI of at least 4 years for their 5-way canine and 3-way feline vaccines. Schering Plough now guarantees their CDV, CPV, and CAV-2 vaccines for 3 years; their panleukopenia and FeLV vaccines are also guaranteed for 3 years. Fort Dodge recently showed 3–year protection after challenge studies for their CDV, CPV, and CAV-2 vaccines.
Feline Leukemia Vaccine. Recommends product by Fort Dodge or Schering Plough; 2 doses must be given 3 weeks apart, and preferably at 9 and 12 weeks of age. No measurable titers are typically found, and no more vaccines are needed for cats over 1 year of age as FeLV is not that contagious.
Lyme disease. Infection and disease seen mostly in northeast and around the Great Lakes region. Vaccination is generally not recommended except in high-risk areas, and then only the recombinant vaccine is recommended at the beginning of the tick season. [Generally good advice to avoid bacterin vaccines, whenever possible, as they are immune modulators (e.g. Lyme, Leptospirosis, and Bordetella parenterals; intranasal Bordetella is satisfactory).]
Leptospirosis Vaccine. As a zoonotic disease, there is concern about contagion with leptospira spp. However, vaccination does not prevent against shedding of the organism, so it is not protective of others. Even 2 vaccinations and annual boosters will not adequately protect against re-infection, because of the short-lived immunity induced (several months). Hypersensitivity reactions to leptosirosis vaccines (Type I hypersensitivity) are long-lived, and can be recalled acutely even after 4 years. Many dogs now have measurable titers against L. bratislava and L. autumnalis, but they do not have disease unless titers are in the thousands and clinical signs are present. Serovars of leptospira spp. cross-react, especially with L. grippotyphosa, L. pomona , L. canicola, and L. icterohemorrhagiae.
Kennel Cough Vaccines. In 5,000 dogs studied in shelters, it made no difference which vaccines were given, as some dogs still got kennel cough. Upper respiratory infection is endemic in most pounds and shelters because of the crowding, poor ventilation, and variable hygiene. Kennel cough vaccines are basically useless, as natural immunization is ubiquitous.
Recombinant Vaccine. Good for use in shelters as are more likely to overcome maternal immunity. CDV recombinant can boost immunity rapidly in 90% of cases, whereas MLV CDV can do so in only about 10%. Excellent antibody titers are produced to the rCDV product, and they don’t cause immunosuppression like MLV vaccines. Merial’s recombinant CDV vaccine should be given at 6, 8, and 12 weeks of age , and then 3 years later. A question remains about the induction of autoimmune disease with recombinant vaccines, although hypersensitivity reactions should not occur. Naked DNA vaccines are being developed, as the next stage of vaccinology.
Horses. Generally, equine vaccines perform poorly (give one year or no immunity). Must ignore information about dogs, cats, and humans when dealing with horse vaccines. Even the newer equine influenza vaccine gives immunity for only about 11 months. Equine herpes vaccines are lousy, giving immunity for only 2-3 months in attempting to prevent herpes abortion, but these vaccines should never be given to pregnant mares, despite common recommendation to do so.
Tetanus vaccines produce good 3-year immunity. For West Nile Virus (WNV) vaccine, 2 doses are given 2-3 weeks apart at 6 months of age, but duration is only about 6 months. The newer WNV vaccines give 11-12 months immunity.
Vaccine Non-Responders or Poor Responders. The estimated frequency of these low responders is 1:1000-1:10,0000, and is genetically determined. It more likely occurs with CPV than CDV (10 times less) or CAV-2 (100 times less) vaccines, especially in Dobermans and Rottweilers, although most of these bloodlines have died off now. Non-responders to one vaccine are unlikely to be non-responders to another vaccine agent.
Summary provided by W. Jean Dodds, DVM
Here are some excellent web sites to learn more about vaccines and their dangers to you and your animals.
http://www.vran.org/vaccines/doctors/girard.htm Dr. Marc Girard is an MD in France whom did most of the work researching the Hepatitis B vaccine and is supplying the testimony under which France is suing GlaxoSmith Kline. In his paper, he has outlined how GSK has affected the WHO through the propagation of junk science supplied by doctors whom were very easy to buy and put out there a “threat risk” for Hep B that didn’t exist and the vaccination of children all over the world that are now neurologically damaged.
Please take the time to visit Belle’s memorial site about her death secondary to vaccines. She was fed a raw pray diet, loved dearly but died a painful death secondary to vaccines. Please share her story with all you know, so she ill not be getting visits in Heaven from dogs killed by vaccines. http://pinecrestaussies.tripod.com/id17.html
http://www.vaccines.net/newpage114.htm This site is dedicated to the promotion of safer immunization practices through the application of scientific principles to vaccine research. The web site highlights research into the long term effects of vaccines and discusses potential harmful effects of vaccines.
http://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com Here is a site where you can read about autism and vaccines discussed. Please share this will all you know and ask them to do the same. Vaccines are dangerous.
http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/vaccination_side_effects.html Here is a site where you can read the words of pet caregivers who have reported adverse reactions to vaccines in their individual pets.
http://www.vaccinationnews.com/mission_statement.htm A great site to learn about vaccine issues in children, autism and Shaken baby syndrome, etc.
http://www.nmaseminars.com/index.html Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO’s great site on vaccine awareness and other issues facing Americans on the health care they are exposed to.
http://www.dogsadversereactions.com/scienceVaccineDamage.html Purdue University study on the production of Autoantibodies by vaccines in dogs against including fibronectin, laminin, DNA, albumin, cytochrome C, cardiolipin and collagen.
http://www.thinktwice.com Global Vaccine Institute on the historical facts on the dangers of vaccinations. truthaboutvaccines Truth about vaccines, is a web site to give information on the potential dangers to vaccinations. YourPurebredpuppy.com Find out how many vaccinations your dog really needs if any. The guidelines have changed, but many veterinarians aren’t telling you that. Get current information on how vaccines really work and their potential dangers to the health of your pet. Quotes by many of Dr. Blake’s fellow alternative practitioners from around the country.
Nation Vaccine Information Center Dispelling vaccination Myths, is a site to give information on the history of vaccinations and the warnings you should be aware of for yourself and animals.
http://www.vaclib.org Vaccination Liberation site for establishing individual’s right to not vaccinate.
http://www.vaccinationnews.com Vaccination News is an excellent site to keep current on the serious problems with vaccines and what you can do to help.
http://www.nccn.net/~wwithin/flu.htm Check out Dr. Sherri Tenpenny’s web site on the facts about flu vaccines. She has other links on the subject of the cover up and dangers of vaccinations in humans.
An excellent research site on the risks of vaccines to children http://www.healing-arts.org/children/vaccines/index.htm#return
Vaccines: Mercury, Autism and Chronic Disease mothering.com/articles/growing_child/vaccines/genetic_link.html
A very comprehensive and extensive section on vaccines http://www.healing-arts.org/children/vaccines/index.htm#return
HISTORICAL FACTS EXPOSING THE DANGERS AND INEFFECTIVENESS OF VACCINES http://www.vaccinationdebate.com/web2.html
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“The tendency of a mass vaccination program is to herd people. People are not cattle or sheep. They should not be herded. A mass vaccination program carries a built-in temptation to oversimplify the problem; to exaggerate the benefits; to minimize or completely ignore the hazards; to discourage or silence scholarly, thoughtful and cautious opposition; to create an urgency where none exists; to whip up an enthusiasm among citizens that can carry with it the seeds of impatience, if not intolerance; to extend the concept of the police power of the state in quarantine far beyond its proper limitation; to assume simplicity when there is actually great complexity; to continue to support a vaccine long after it has been discredited;… to ridicule honest and informed consent.” more… http://www.laleva.org/eng/2011/11/smoke_mirrors_and_the_disappearance_of_polio.html
The next pandemic will be spread by scientists working for the vaccine manufacturers – This sounds like a bold prediction, I realize, but there is significant evidence pointing in this direction. For example, Baxter got caught shipping vaccines containing live viruses (http://www.naturalnews.com/025760.html), and the IOM has now openly admitted that measles vaccines actually cause the measles (http://www.naturalnews.com/033447_I…). Vaccines, it turns out, are the perfect way to infect the population with a pandemic resulting in the fearful masses seek out more vaccines! (Gee, talk about repeat business…)
And, of course, there is a long, long history of vaccine manufacturers using human beings as guinea pigs for medical experiments (http://www.naturalnews.com/019189.html), so have no illusions about their total lack of ethics and human compassion. They will murder a child with a smile on their face if it makes them an extra dollar in profits.
Please share this link with all you know to help stop the dangerous use of vaccines as we know them today before it is to late.