Just How Many Shots are on the CDC Schedule?

Children’s Health Defense gets questions about the number of vaccines given to young children in America today. Different articles cite different numbers and the totals can be confusing. This article and chart are designed to clarify the vaccine schedule and explain why the numbers may not always “add up.”

It’s Time to Pay Real Attention to Children’s Health

Every year, the President of the United States issues a proclamation in honor of Child Health Day (the first Monday of October), which in turn launches Children’s Health Month. President Calvin Coolidge was the first president to dedicate a special day to children’s health, in 1928, recognizing that “the conservation and promotion of child health places upon us a grave responsibility.” The U.S. is not living up to that vital responsibility and, in fact, is failing children miserably. American children’s ability to develop and thrive is being sabotaged by an avalanche of chronic ailments, with pediatric rates of some chronic conditions among the highest in the world.

Deadly Immunity – Government Cover-up of a Mercury/Autism Scandal

Children’s Health Defense note: With the ongoing mainstream media blackout on questions regarding vaccine safety, we want to remind our followers of the publication–and subsequent retraction–of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s 2005 article “Deadly Immunity” in Salon. The history of repression of crucial vaccine safety data runs deep. The article laid out the scientific link between thimerosal and childhood neurological disorders and published explosive excerpts from the transcripts from the CDC’s secretive June 2000 Simpsonwood conference which brought together government public health officials, vaccine manufacturers and professional medical associations.

Retroviruses: Poorly Understood Agents of Change

Chronic inflammatory diseases have been skyrocketing in incidence in the past quarter century. The details explaining how retroviruses in today’s biological therapeutics including vaccines are contributing to autoimmune, neuroimmune disease and cancer are complex.

Vaccine Disasters Governments Want You To Forget

Parents who question vaccines are crazy? Really? Parents who claim to discover vaccine-dangers are crazy? Really?

Official history is a curious thing. Whole sections of fact disappear from the record.

When I was researching my first book, AIDS INC., in 1987-88, I explored various forms of immune-system suppression, in order to show that HIV was not the real story.

Does Liability Protection Lead to Unsafe Vaccines?

A peer-reviewed study recently published in the Review of Industrial Organization examines whether removing the right to sue (“delitigation”) affects product safety. The findings highlight the importance of litigation in maintaining vaccine safety.

Bernadine Healy speaks on Vaccines

In an interview with Sharyl Atkinson, former NIH Director Dr. Bernadine Healy on vaccine and autism research.

On the Crime of Heresy Against the Vaccine Religion

There is something wrong when you are not allowed to question public vaccine policy without automatically being labeled as “anti-science”, a believer in “pseudoscience”, or even a “conspiracy theorist”. The subject of vaccines is a serious one, and deserves to be taken seriously.

Pitting Parents Against Parents

It’s one thing to recommend something you believe in. It’s quite another to demand that everyone else believe in it as well.  Add hostility, politics, lobbyists, and an industry with a long history of dishonesty, and the result is the antithesis of the founding principles of this country.

DTP Vaccine Increases Mortality in Young Infants 5 to 10-Fold Compared to Unvaccinated Infants

For many years, public health advocates have vainly urged the CDC and WHO to conduct studies comparing vaccinated vs. unvaccinated populations to measure overall health outcomes.  Now a team of Scandinavian scientists has conducted such a study and the results are alarming. 


The press conference can also be viewed through Facebook Live Press Conference Transcript Good morning everybody, I’m Sharyl Attkisson. In just a moment Bobby Kennedy will lead the news conference and afterwards I’ll moderate a short segment of question and answer. But first we have a brief excerpt, about three to four minutes long, with […]

Description of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP)

Description of the program, a list of critically needed reforms, and information on what parents need to know.

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was created in 1986 as a no-fault alternative to the traditional legal system for resolving vaccine injury petitions. According to the US Health and Human Services, it was created after lawsuits against vaccine companies and health care providers threatened to cause vaccine shortages and reduce U.S. vaccination rates, […]

Invitation to Open Debate On Thimerosal

This week I am publishing, in book form, the world’s first comprehensive review of the scientific literature, relevant to the issue of whether thimerosal, a mercury-based vaccine preservative, is safe to inject into humans.

Post-vaccination encephalomyelitis: Literature review and illustrative case

Australian scientists describe the role of vaccines in triggering acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (“ADEM”).

Evaluation of non-specific effects of infant immunization on early infant mortality in southern Indian population.

Among girls, those who received both BCG and DTP experienced higher mortality than those who received only one of the two vaccines (hazards ratio 2.4; 95% confidence interval 1.2-5.0).

Deadly Immunity – Government Cover-up of a Mercury/Autism Scandal

In 2005, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. wrote an article that was co-published by Rolling Stone magazine and about the connection between the vaccine preservative thimerosal and the autism epidemic.

Routine vaccinations and child survival: follow up study in Guinea Bissau, West Africa.

One dose of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine was associated with a mortality ratio of 1.84 (1.10 to 3.10) and two to three doses with a ratio of 1.38 (0.73 to 2.61) compared with children who had received no dose of these vaccines.”