Quotes About Vaccines

** there are lots of postings about vaccines on this site, all of them listed on the main page of this site, down underneath the Quotes selection, on the right-hand side of the page.

“I never imagined myself in this position, least so in the very beginning of my Ph.D. research training in immunology. In fact, at that time, I was very enthusiastic about the concept of vaccination, just like any typical immunologist. However, after years of doing research in immunology, observing scientific activities of my superiors, and analyzing vaccine issues, I realized that vaccination is one of the most deceptive inventions that science could ever convince the world to accept.” – Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D., author of Vaccine Illusion

“There is evidence that the great number of vaccines given to our children and adults, is causing injury to their nervous systems and that it reduces the ability of people to think, learn, behave, and function as normal adults.” – Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD, Neurosurgeon (a great YouTube with him here)

“Vaccination isn’t prevention. To the contrary, you are injecting into healthy bodies the very disease-causing agents you are so afraid of contracting. Nor does vaccination equate to bona fide immunity. The only guaranteed immunity it generates is for the vaccine manufacturers who are indemnified against the potentially catastrophic damages they cause.” – from Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedinfo

"The great doctors of the world know the medical theory of immunization and contagious diseases is as false as false can be. But they dare not speak out; and as long as the practice makes money for those who sponsor it, and people can be persuaded to believe in it, there will be no change.” – Prof. Hilton Hotema, 1970

“However, I am not sure that I was prepared for the nature of the response to our research. Perhaps the most deafening response has been the tsunami of silence perpetuated by all mainstream media, almost globally! Compliant with this has been my own University that did not even deem the research ‘worthy’ of a mention in its own weekly news outlet. When one considers the nature of much of the science that makes headline news one is left wondering what it is about a link between aluminium and autism that is not deemed newsworthy. Perhaps mainstream media were unaware of the research.” – Professor Chris Exley in recent article Autism and Aluminum: the din of silence  Check out the posting Vaccines: Miscellany, A - Z  for several items relating to the media blackout issue. Scroll down to 'M' for media blackout.

Dr. William Thompson, CDC Senior Scientist & whistle-blower:

“The co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study. (We) all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room, and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard, and put them into a huge garbage can,” Thompson explained in an affidavit provided in 2014 to a member of a U.S. Congressional committee on science (this became 10,000 pages of CDC documents)

“I have waited a long time to tell my story and I want to tell it truthfully. I was involved in deceiving millions of taxpayers regarding the potential negative side effects of vaccines. We lied about the scientific findings. The CDC can no longer be trusted to do vaccine safety work. Can’t be trusted to be transparent. The CDC can’t be trusted to police itself.” – CDC senior scientist whistleblower Dr. William Thompson from a Financial Post article published on June 17, 2016

“It’s all there–this is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem.” – Dr. William Thompson

“Oh my God. I cannot believe we did what we did. But we did.” – Dr. William Thompson

“It’s all there – this is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem.” – Dr. William Thompson

“You couldn’t even construct a study that shows thimerosal is safe,” says Haley, who heads the chemistry department at the University of Kentucky. “It’s just too darn toxic. If you inject thimerosal into an animal, its brain will sicken. If you apply it to living tissue, the cells die. If you put it in a petri dish, the culture dies. Knowing these things, it would be shocking if one could inject it into an infant without causing damage.” – from this article.

 “Vaccines are held to a lower safety testing standard than pharmaceutical drugs…    The safety science behind vaccines is totally shady.” – Brandy Vaughan, former sales rep for Merck (from The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair

“It’s not really fair to ask for an objective opinion from anyone who has a vested interest in what they’re selling.” – Alan Cassels, pharmaceutical policy researcher, in an article in August 2014 Common Ground magazine

“There’s way too many chickenshit people out there.” – JB Handley, in this Highwire episode # 46   (he’s about an hour in)

From 'Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not Safe' by Neil Z. Miller: “Perhaps 98% of all adverse reactions to vaccines are not included in the VAERS database, and up to 25 million U.S. citizens could have been adversely affected by vaccines in the past 25 years.” Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 21 Number 2  Summer 2016

Summary of Results and Media Response

Our study showed that infants who receive several vaccines concurrently, as recommended by CDC, are significantly more likely to be hospitalized or die when compared with infants who receive fewer vaccines simultaneously. It also showed that reported adverse effects were more likely to lead to hospitalization or death in younger infants.

These findings are so troubling that we expected major media outlets in America to sound an alarm, calling for an immediate reevaluation of current preventive health care practices. But 4 years after publication of our study, this has not happened. Could it be because, according to Robert Kennedy, Jr., about 70% of advertising revenue on network news comes from drug companies? In fact, the president of a network news division admitted that he would fire a host who brought on a guest that led to loss of a pharmaceutical account. That may be why the mainstream media won’t give equal time to stories about problems with vaccine safety.(15)”

** Note: please refer to the Miscellany A - Z posting section 'Media Blackout' for more info about this, uh, media blackout.

“The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance.” – Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark   

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” – Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

"What I've learned about vaccines has shocked me, stunned and horrified me, shaken me. Bursting me out of (yet another) bubble I didn't even know I was living in." – Janet McNeill

** more quotes here

Quotations from Doctors

"Here's the key lesson that I learned, which applies to all pediatricians: Listen to parents. It is a basic tenet of being a pediatrician. Little children and those with significant developmental delays cannot speak for themselves. They cannot report what ails them. We must rely on those who know them well to offer their observations and interpretations of their children's behavior." - Dr. Lisa Shulman, associate professor of pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Quoted in How to End the Autism Epidemic, pg. 209

“A healthy immune system is the key to preventing infectious diseases. We are all exposed to millions of germs every day, and vaccines only cover a tiny fraction of one percent of these germs. So we must rely on our own immune system to fight off most potential infections.” Dr. Bob Sears, quoted in How to End the Autism Epidemic, by J.B. Handley (pg. 60)

“There is evidence that the great number of vaccines given to our children and adults, is causing injury to their nervous systems and that it reduces the ability of people to think, learn, behave, and function as normal adults.” – Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD, Neurosurgeon (good YouTube with him here)

“Health is the only immunity. We don’t need protecting from “out there.” – Dr. Jayne L.M. Donegan in her foreword to the Dr. Suzanne Humphries & Roman Bystrianyk book Dissolving Illusions – Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History

“I see myself as a protector of women and children, a gatekeeper of sorts. For this reason, I bristle at the tactics of coercion used to move women out of their space of intuitive agency, and into a place of fear. There is no tactic as powerful as altruistic guilt, as insinuating that a woman is dangerous, reckless, and selfish if she chooses not to vaccinate herself or her child. … May patient autonomy trump all medical interventions, now, and forever.” – Kelly Brogan MD

“I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.” – Dr. Suzanne Humphries in her Nov. 2015 lecture Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs (At this link, Dr. Humphries in an 11-minute YouTube on vaccine safety, efficacy, history; how the immune system works, the importance of breastfeeding, aluminum in vaccines - much important material covered in a record short time!)

“With what I now know, I cannot support mandatory vaccines for children.  Some kids respond well to vaccines, but others do not.  How can we be sure who will and who will not?  Should we really sacrifice one for many?  Parents have to have the right to choose!  Parents have to make their own informed decisions.  Parents deserve access to this information which has been buried so deep that even I, a practicing physician, hadn’t been aware of.” – Dr. Rachel Ross, MD & PhD

“People keep asking me if I’m scared to speak about this.  My realest fear is that we will continue to assume that these moms are making this stuff up.” – Dr. Rachel Ross, MD & PhD

“They don’t teach us about the ingredients, they don’t teach us about the studies behind it…what they teach us is that they’ve always been given.” – Dr. Rachel Ross here

*** Read the entire statement from Dr. Rachel on her site, Vaccines, Vaccine Injury, & My Perspective as a Doctor & Mom by Rachael Ross MD, PhD

“Dr. Rachel Ross, one of the stars of the Emmy award-winning daytime show, ‘The Doctors,’ says she regrets not understanding the dangers of vaccines at an earlier point in time. Speaking at a Vaxxed movie premiere, Dr. Ross said of medical school, “They don’t teach us about the ingredients, they don’t teach us about the studies behind it…what they teach us is that they’ve always been given.” She went on to say that she ‘almost feels like an ass’ for having not understood vaccines better.” Here.

“We are trading the benefit of a life-long immunity from normal childhood illnesses, for a life-long suffering of chronic diseases.” – Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, pediatrician who said this in the mid-1970s, is quoted in ‘Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines’ <1 hour 35 minutes in>

Dr. Jayne Donegan, from this article:

“My long, slow journey researching the vaccination disease ecology involved learning about other models and philosophies of health and the gradual realization that it was true what people had told me all along, that “health is the only immunity.”

We don’t need to be protected from “out there.” We get infectious diseases when our body needs to have a periodic clean-out. Children especially benefit from childhood spotty rashes, or “ex anthems” as they are called, in order to make appropriate developmental leaps. When we have fevers, coughs, rashes, we need to treat them supportively, not suppressively.”

An ER Doctor explains why he no longer trusts the CDC or medical education

Doctor Testimony on the Learn the site

Doctors against vaccine mandates on the Vaccine Choice Canada site

120 Italian Doctors: Unvaccinated Children are Healthier (use Google translate for translation into English)

Additional Vaccine-Related Quotes

“The boys that were so happy – always smiling – looking at me – blabbering – saying, even if it was mama, dada, you know – they just disappeared. I’m not deluded. I actually saw my children disappear right in front of me.” – Nina Lteif, mother of Eli & Christian, her twin sons who became autistic right after their MMR shot at 18 months. From the documentary ‘Man Made Epidemic

** These next ones are from Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines

“We are trading the benefit of a life long immunity from normal childhood illnesses, for a life long suffering of chronic diseases.” <Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, pediatrician; he said this in the mid-1970s. At 1:35>

“We should consider the benefits and the risks of vaccination. Unfortunately our public health officials haven’t got to that point. And they keep repeating that the benefits of vaccinations outweigh the risks. But they don’t really have the studies to prove that.” – Eva Vanamee, researcher at Mount Sinai Hospital <1:36>

“Just say no.” <1:41> [if your child is not in day care, & not in school yet, there is nothing to compel you at this time]

“I really implore everyone to wake up & read for yourselves what the realities are about the vaccines. The safety & efficacy, or the lack thereof.” – Dr. Toni Bark, Center for Disease Prevention and Reversal <at 1:44>

“I saw it. I felt it. I questioned it. But I didn’t question loud enough. I allowed them to bully me. And that’s something I have to live with.” – Heather Turano, mother of [then]11-year old autistic daughter Sabrina. <at 1:41>

“You really need to think twice and really need to learn the risks that truly are there and that are involved if you decide to vaccinate your child.” <same mother as above. At 1:44>

Dr. Suzanne Humprhies uses this slide, from the Federal Register, June 1, 1984:

“ … any possible doubts, whether nor not well founded, about the safety of the vaccine cannot be allowed to exist in view of the need to assure that the vaccine will continue to be used to the maximum extent consistent with the nation’s public health objectives.”

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In Silent Epidemic

15 minutes: voice of mother whose daughter died after Gardasil vaccine

16:50: mother saying their children abandoned by the medical system (after injury)

17: babies born with immature immune systems – immediately exposed to a whole range of toxins from birth

18: pharmaceutical industry shill Offit.

20: researcher explains why gene mutations cannot explain the skyrocketing rates of autism.

23: takes child 3 years to fully develop immune system

25: what efficacy means vis-à-vis vaccines. (it doesn’t mean what we think)

28: problems with massive vaccination campaign; the disease becomes more dangerous

1:05 – a history lesson. The claims about how vaccines eradicated disease are not accurate. Several minutes on this misunderstood history.

1:16 – Mandatory vaccines. Health care workers who are refusing vaccines after seeing colleagues vaccine-injured

1:26 – the liability issue (1986 law that let the industry mostly off the hook)


From The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report (Feb. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles)

14: “Vaccines do more harm than good.” – Brandy Vaughan, former sales rep for Merck (also, a 9-minute YouTube of her here) Her site.

18: “Vaccines are held to a lower safety testing standard than pharmaceutical drugs… The safety science behind vaccines is totally shady.” Brandy Vaughan, former sales rep for Merck

20: “There are too many people trusting their doctors blindly. They’re getting their information from Pharma and we need to start taking it back and doing our own research.” Brandy Vaughan

20: “We need to come out of the closet. We need to make this less controversial. We need to talk about it to everyone and anyone.”

“Don’t listen to the doctors and pharma and the media. Just listen to your intuition – and do your own research.”

<<you really have to hear her! Her 6 minutes on the panel pack a huge punch.>>

“Just because a drug is on the market doesn’t mean it’s safe.” Brandy Vaughan, former sales rep for Merck (in this 9-minute YouTube) Her site is 


*** There are so many more quotable things being said in these various documentaries I’ve been watching, I can’t possibly record them all. Please watch some of this material for yourselves!

** Finally. One I can’t find my source for. It was in a YouTube on the VAXXED Facebook page. JB Handley (an “autism dad”) says “Don’t be ashamed about being right.” (There is a tendency for parents to be almost apologetic in dealings with the medical profession. Time to drop it! We do not need to feel ashamed when we are right!!)

Scientist and Stem Cell Expert Says Don’t Be So Quick to Believe Vaccines Are Safe. Interview here.

“People who question the U.S. vaccination schedule, which is very aggressive, and the very real dangers of adjuvants in vaccines, and the long term impact of a heavy vaccination schedule on natural immunity, have rational and sound scientific concerns. It is sad and perplexing that civil, complete, and rational discussions of these concerns are obstructed by pharma, by the media, and unfortunately often by our elected officials, pediatricians, and family physicians.”

Which vaccines out there are being made with aborted cell lines and which ones are not? Isn’t there enough reliable research to show these are safe, and if not, why not?

We have a list on our website.  No, there is no evidence that these are safe. The contaminants in Varivax (chickenpox) are so high that Merck was compelled to do some additional safety studies. Unfortunately, they did the studies in mice and not human cell lines. The toxicities will not occur in mice as the responses to the contaminants are species specific. Scientists at Merck are bright and clearly know this, so why then did they use mice? One must consider all possible motivations, including fraud…. Merck is presently being sued by its own scientists for knowingly conducting fraudulent studies regarding the effectiveness of its Mumps vaccine. 1999 FDA meeting minutes record an FDA Director stating that while the dangers of autoimmunity and insertional mutagenesis are real the FDA preferred to do intellectual rather than actual experiments, which means they sat around and discussed it, rather than did any real studies.

With respect to the vaccines you consider unethical and possibly unsafe, what do you advise a parent to do if they are concerned, but live in a state that has a mandated vaccination program?

Homeschooling is an option. A trip to Japan to get alternative MMR and hepatitis vaccines is an option. Exposure to natural chicken pox is an option and much better for children than the vaccine.
How do you respond to the position that since the personal risk is small it is our civic and moral duty to vaccinate our kids in order to achieve the greater good of "herd immunity" because when unvaccinated people group together herd immunity is lost and illness spreads, putting everyone at risk?  

The personal risk is not small at all, and as a matter of fact, the personal risk greatly exceeds the risk from the illnesses the vaccines are designed to protect against. Therefore it is not our civic or moral duty to sacrifice our children to lifelong autism or suffering and death from lymphoma to protect a few people from diseases like measles and mumps and chickenpox. Rubella, which can be serious for the unborn children, can be protected against by administering immunoglobulin to pregnant women—a much better civic minded solution since the immunoglobulin will be given only to those who need it and does not carry the risks that vaccines do.   

In the last major outbreak of measles 47,000 people were infected and six died. In contrast, 44,000 children come down with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) annually, a lifelong disability.  About 4,320 children under age 20 will come down with lymphoma (300 with Burkitts) each year and suffer horrors as they undergo extreme and severe chemotherapy. About 864 children will die each year from lymphoma (and about 60 will die from Burkitts). They will die after incredible horror and suffering. 

As you know, there is a great deal of distrust about vaccines and this has pitted parents against parents, parents against doctors, and now parents against the government. Where did this distrust come from? How do we make progress on this issue to ensure maximum protection for everyone’s children? 

Distrust comes from the fact that parents watch their perfectly healthy, well developing children regress into autism shortly after vaccination. Why would they trust big pharma, who has no liability, saying vaccines are safe?  Why would parents trust the FDA, NIH, and CDC who are dis-incentivized to insure vaccine safety because the pharmaceutical companies have no liability and the FDA, CDC, and NIH employees regularly go on to big fat salaries in pharmaceutical companies? 

How do we make progress? Make the pharma companies liable in civil court for vaccine injuries and vaccines will become safe and targeted towards truly life threatening diseases. Allow each parent to choose whether or not and how much to vaccinate their children. Parents of immune compromised children will have to take steps to protect their own children. I had to do this with my son, which I did; I certainly did not demand that the world around me force-vaccinate their children because I would not do the work to protect my son.

Any further advice you have for parents who are confused about vaccines? How do parents navigate this issue and figure out what to do? 

The FDA has been captured in meeting minutes saying they prefer to do intellectual rather than actual experiments about the risks of fetal contaminants in vaccines. If Ford introduced a new brake system, and the engineers sat around a table and "thought" the new system was safe without testing it, would you buy that car? No, because you’re not stupid. A parent would not buy an untested car, or car seat, or crib for their child. Parents need to know that vaccines are also untested and demand tests. Some data is actually available regarding these unanswered vaccine questions in the Vaccine Safety Datalink, however, the controllers of that database, which includes the CDC, refuse to do the studies or to allow anyone else to do them.

I would advise parents to demand actual safety studies, rather than the “intellectual” safety studies the FDA performed, regarding the fetal contaminants in vaccines, as well as actual safety studies regarding the adjuvants in vaccines.

** See also links in the ‘Doctors Speaking Out’ section, in the posting Vaccines: Miscellany, A - Z