Researching Vaccines: Where to Start.

Vaccine research. How do you sort through all of the research on vaccines and determine which is true, and which is false?


verb. to investigate systematically.

synonyms: study, inquire into, look into, probe, explore, analyze, examine, scrutinize, review.

When you first try to dive into the subject matter on vaccines, it’s overwhelming. Trying to sort out the accurate information from the false information can be stressful and time-consuming. Many people who are just beginning to investigate already have little ones. What new parent has the time or energy?

You’ve got to make it happen. Otherwise you’ll always be making decisions based on fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of the what-ifs. It’s easier to push it aside, to ignore your instincts and the inward call to research, to accept the way things are and not go against the grain. But if you have any awareness or understanding of how this world really works – what makes the vaccine issue any different?

When beginning your research on vaccines…

(1) Become familiar with the vaccines your child will receive and their ingredients. Take some time to learn about the toxicity of these ingredients and what chronic diseases they are linked to – and don’t discount the fact that injecting a toxic substance is far more harmful than ingesting it. Know what an adjuvant is. (E.g. Search “aluminum adjuvant toxicity“)

(2) Become familiar with the diseases they’re supposed to prevent – including the seriousness of them for people living in developed nations, and how to effectively treat or prevent them. There are typically natural, even nutrition-based remedies that are effective. Simply breastfeeding for more than 6 months helps to provide so much natural protection for your infant. Search around and always make sure to check for valid references/sources (scientific studies, current or historic official government documents & statistics, archived news articles, etc.).

(3) Listen to parents and their stories – their experiences with vaccines, and vaccine injury.  There’s a massive amount of “anecdotal evidence” that simply cannot be ignored, and the parents who experience this for themselves end up spending countless hours researching vaccines as a result. Search Facebook and YouTube for “#hearthiswell” or “#vaxxed“. There’s also VAERS (adverse events from vaccines) and the VICP (government program) which has paid out over 3.8 billion dollars to the families of the vaccine injured. Read the vaccine package inserts and see what known adverse events have been reported following vaccination – by the manufacturers themselves.

(4) Listen to doctors, immunologists, neuroscientists, naturopaths – all kinds of medical specialists who realized that what they didn’t learn about vaccines in medical school was of serious consequence:

(5) Learn about the history of disease and disease mortality and all of the other factors that played into their decline. (E.g. nutrition, clean water, etc.)

(6) Learn about why some individuals are more or less susceptible to vaccine injury. (E.g. MTHFR mutations.)

(7) Watch these documentaries:

The information I’ve gained from researching the above is what I’ve found most valuable to me so far. There’s more information on other aspects of the vaccine issue, such as the lack of proper testing of vaccines, the major flaws with the studies performed by the manufacturers, and their lack of liability. There’s the issue of waning protection or having no protection at all (vaccine failure)… There’s post-vaccination viral shedding and asymptomatic transmission, antibodies not indicating immunity, germ theory vs. terrain theory, adaptive vs cell-mediated immunity, etc. You will come across all of this if you can make it a priority to invest the time.

My personal research has propelled me to creating the Vaccine Guide website, a resource for vaccine research, which we are either not being made aware of by our doctors, or is not reported on by the mainstream news media. Please browse through the guide, save/print documents, and follow @VaccineGuide on Facebook for updates.

If this is too overwhelming…

Take a step back and just take a look at the CDC schedule. Is your child due for another round of shots any time soon? Make sure you know which ones are coming up and focus on those. Take one vaccine and the corresponding diseases. E.g. DTaP and Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis. Learn about the ingredients. Learn about the diseases and their history. Learn about effective remedies.

For example, when you research, you may find:

One ingredient in DTaP is aluminum, which is neurotoxic and linked to several neurological disorders and autoimmunity. There is more aluminum in one DTaP vaccine than is documented as being safe for a 2 month old child. Pertussis (whooping cough) can be scary in young infants, but is typically a mild illness in older children. Mortality from whooping cough declined dramatically prior to the introduction of the vaccine. It’s also been found that high doses of vitamin C can reduce the length and severity of the disease. 

Write or type out the information for yourself and keep it documented with links. (Side note: Make sure you know which vaccine your doctor’s office plans to administer – there are combination shots that contain DTaP plus other vaccines, like Pentacel or Pediarix.)

Some additional insight on my personal experience in researching vaccines:

What drove me to research? One thing I did that helped me dive in was to join several different vaccine education groups on Facebook. Honestly, it’s true. I immersed myself in the world of vaccines and what people were saying and sharing about them. I read stories of vaccine injury, I learned about ingredients, I found out how common it is that parents are treated poorly by doctors for their hesitation to vaccinate, and so much more. Some of what I saw posted in these groups was shocking to me, upsetting, and most of the time sounded ludicrous. There were times I rolled my eyes and assumed the information I just read was nothing but a hoax – and then I realized later that it was true. (One example of this was when I first read that human aborted fetal cells were used in vaccine production and that DNA from these aborted fetuses ends up in vaccines.)

I decided that I would take a look at the articles that were shared – most of the time from “natural” websites – and always check for valid sources first… for references to government documents or scientific studies (typically linked in the body of the text or listed at the bottom of the article). If the information was not well-referenced, I would take the claims in these articles and search for evidence elsewhere. I would try to find stories from “reputable” news sources or studies published on PubMed or Google Scholar. If I couldn’t find anything, I’d drop the claims and move on. If I did find something, I’d save or bookmark it along with the original article.

When you start your research, it’s good to make sure you’re saving any links to studies that you feel are important in order to reference them later. Organize your bookmarks in your web browser or make new folders in your email inbox and email yourself links. Google docs would also be a good option. These are a few ways in which I have previously compiled and saved information. Do it however it works for you. 

A final note:

Finally, would say it’s important to include a folder for “Corruption” or “Misconduct” due to vaccine manufacturers being sued for fraud, science being manipulated for profit, conflicts of interest, etc. The CDC and FDA have a record of approving pharmaceutical products that are later removed from the market due to lack of efficacy or flat out killing people… Senior scientists at the CDC have even come forward stating that corruption in research due to industry influence is becoming the norm. Not to mention the fact that our government and pharmaceutical companies tend to pass employees/professionals back and forth fairly often. One such example is in the case of Julie Gerberding, the director of the CDC during the time when the fraudulent study on Merck’s MMR vaccine was published, who ultimately received a position as the president of Merck’s vaccine division.


So yes, you will come across articles about the issue of trust and fraud in your search, and it does matter. Ultimately, much of what this all comes down to is whether or not you believe we can trust our government and the vaccine manufacturers. There is science and evidence on both sides of this issue. Unfortunately in my experience, much of what is presented on the pro-vaccine and pro-vaccine mandate side of the issue appears to be heavily funded by corporate interests, and the research which shows vaccines are not as effective as we have been led to believe, or are unsafe, typically does not receive media attention.

There’s a reason for this. Vaccines are a $50 billion per year market, and growing rapidly, and according to Robert F Kennedy Jr., 70% of all news division revenue during non-election years comes from the pharmaceutical industry (start at the 12:00 min mark).

The pharmaceutical industry spends almost twice as much on promotion of their products than they do on research and development. And, real cures are bad for business.

When you begin to dive deep, you will start to find that the rate of chronic illness in childhood has risen along with the increased number of vaccines on the CDC schedule. Childhood vaccines are not only not adequately tested against true placebos, but are highly profitable and can be mandated on the population. In addition to that, vaccine manufacturers have no liability when their products injure or kill. If or when a child develops a chronic illness as a result, this typically sends the family back to the medical system for more pharmaceutical industry treatments and medications.

The industry does not profit when people are healthy. Therefore, it is so important consider the aspect of trust and conflicts of interest when searching for information on vaccines.

I hope this helps you get started on your journey to research this issue more. Thanks for reading, and please let me know in the comments if you have any questions.



Vaccines Administered by Age:

CDC Vaccine Schedule – Refer to this to see which vaccines your child is scheduled to receive.



CDC List of Ingredients by Vaccine

List of Ingredients Explained – Some of the ingredients listed on the CDC chart are not clarified. E.g. “WI-38”, which is aborted fetal tissue.


Side Effects:

Vaccine Package Inserts – Information supplied by the manufacturer of the vaccine, which includes potential adverse effects following vaccination.


Government Websites:

Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program



National Vaccine Information Center – Comprehensive website that provides information on vaccines.

Search engines for published scientific literature/studies:  

Google Scholar  – (Un-check the box to not include patents.)

Search terms to use when researching vaccines and their ingredients:

  • neurological disorder or neurodegenerative disease (and thimerosal, aluminum adjuvants, MSG, etc.)
  • mitochondrial dysfunction (and the above vaccine ingredients)
  • multiple sclerosis (and the above ingredients)
  • myelitis
  • fetal cell DNA integration (mutagenic)
  • allergies (egg protein, casein, etc.)
  • autoimmune inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA)
  • vaccine failure
  • adversomics