Pertussis Vaccines – a dangerous failure

by Sherri Tenpenny, DO, AOBNMM, ABIHM

A new study was published this week in PEDIATRICS describes the ineffectiveness of the pertussis vaccine. Here’s a snip from the abstract:

“Among adolescents (450 cases, 1246 controls) who received all acellular vaccines, overall Tdap VE (vaccine effectiveness) was 63.9%. Within 1 year of vaccination, VE was 73%. At 2 to 4 years post-vaccination, VE declined to 34%. CONCLUSIONS: Tdap protection wanes within 2 to 4 years. Lack of long-term protection after vaccination is likely contributing to increases in pertussis among adolescents.”

This strangely designed study points out that SIX doses of the acellular pertussis vaccine is not as “effective” as using a combination of acellular and dangerous whole cell pertussis vaccine. But in both groups, the vaccine antibodies wane over time and did not prevent pertussis, no matter which combination was used. In fact, in the 2012 Washington state pertussis outbreak,  75.8% of children aged 3 months to 10 years with confirmed pertussis had received 5 doses of DTaP. Of the 13 to 19 year old teens with confirmed pertussis, 77.3% had been vaccinated with Tdap, the pertussis booster. 

And how is “effectiveness” defined? By the presence of an antibody in the blood, the magical substance that is supposed to keep you from getting sick. Even this study points out that having six shots doesn’t prevent pertussis! Future guidelines will probably recommend boosters of this toxic junk every 2-4 years – for life.

How toxic is the pertussis vaccine? Searching the VAERS database for DTP vaccine, 6,822 serious reactions in children have been reported. To be fair, most of these injuries involve the administration of several vaccines at the same time the DTaP is given, but reading these reports should make every parent, and every doctor, stop this persistent poisoning.

The whole cell pertussis vaccine was removed from the market in 1997 after more than 62 years of documented brain damage caused by this vaccine. They have been inching toward the reintroduction of whole cell pertussis vaccine for several years now. The Editorial Note of this CDC document is representative of what is being discussed. This publication is one more step toward additional vaccines and boosters for adolescents.

In the mean time, CDC investigators said two things are needed: a better understanding of how exactly the pertussis bacteria works and an improved vaccine. But, of course, they don’t recommend any shift in vaccine protocols.

If a drug is found to be ineffective, doctors stop using it. If a drug is found to be injuring and killing people, it is pulled from the market. Not so with vaccines. The “safe and effective” mantra has been used for so long, we believe the lie and ignore the obvious, and even expand the use of to expectant mothers who are now advised to get an ineffective and toxic whooping shot vaccine during their third trimester.

Mothers, beware of what is being injected into your children, even before they are born.

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  1. First I will say I’m not pro-vaccine and I’m not anti-vaccine. What I am is pro-truth and that is exhausting to try and find. I did just want to share my personal story. Whooping cough was going around our school about 2 1/2 years ago. The disease symptoms were not common knowledge to me at that time. My kids all got a long lasting cough but it mostly flared up at night and they didn’t get a fever or act sick so I didn’t think much of it. Then I started to develop a cough but things were different for me. I developed a full blown case of WC and that sucker is no joke. I was up a night hacking up a lung and gasping for air for weeks. After the worst part was over it still took a good 100 days before the cough finally stated to go away. So my theory is that my partially vaccinated kids still got WC but yes, it was indeed a much less severe case just like all the pro-vaxers claim. I believe vaccines do work (my kids were also exposed to chicken pox 2 vaxed kids didn’t get it and the other unvaxed kid did) but my question is at what cost? Are they causing bacterial and viral mutations? Are they creating a more powerful WC bacteria for the future that will be more deadly for more people like MRSA? Are they causing auto immune illnesses and cancer? Are they distrupting the natural immune protection of mother passed from mother to child via breastfeeding? What kind of mess are we going to be in, in the future if we don’t look at these types of questions?

    • I got a TDaP shot as an adult a few years back and coughed my lungs out for 6 months. It was really bad. So I am not sure if it’s adults vs school age children as opposed to vaccinated vs unvaccinated. There may well be other factors to consider when it comes to severity. All I can say is that vaccine dose I took was one of the worse decisions I ever made.

      • The CDC recommends vaccinations at 2, 4, 6 months and again between 15-18 months, however a baby that is not fully vaccinated or too young to be vaccinated is at risk for this potentially serious infection. Also, the protection from the vaccine doesn’t ‘last’ forever so a person who was vaccinated as a baby can be vulnerable to catching whooping cough as a teen or young adult. It’s for this reason that the CDC recommends a booster vaccination at 11-12 years of age and one as an adult as well. The booster includes protection from pertussis as well as tetanus

      • Mariya,

        I too, received the TDaP shot last week and started getting cold symptoms within 2 days. My bronchial tubes became inflamed and a very sticky mucus developed which was nearly impossible to cough up without a ton of effort, resulting in sore abdominal muscles, gagging, and breathlessness. At 51 years old, I have never experienced anything like this particular illness and have had many chest colds and even walking pneumonia decades ago. Unlike you, I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with acute bronchitis and am currently on antibiotics, hoping to avoid more serious damage. I also demanded a pertussis nasal swab culture which was performed yesterday and hope to get results in a few days. I insisted to the doctor that I believed the vaccine caused this unique illness and was met with condescension and arrogance, but I expected it.

        What is most concerning is that the CDC understands the underrporting problem in the adult population for whooping cough, yet in practice these medical professionals rarely test for it. According to the estimates, there are likely up to 1 million unconfirmed pertussis cases, and that doesn’t even count those adults that manage their illness at home and aren’t even counted towards that estimate.

        Another complaint I have is my provider recommended the shot during my annual wellness visit and I agreed having it done. However, when my blood tests came back 2 days later, I may have an underlying condition that may make me immune-compromised, and had I known this beforehand I would NOT have agreed to any vaccination that would have put my immune system under further stress.

        I am hoping my swab test for pertussis comes back negative to relieve my concerns about the public safety surrounding this vaccine.

  2. Nearly a century after the release of the whooping cough (B. Pertussis) vaccine, mounting evidence suggests that widespread mandated use of the vaccine could potentially be doing more harm than good in the long term—in addition to having been found lacking in the effectiveness department. As reported by The Washington Post:
    “The research suggests that while the vaccine may keep people from getting sick, it doesn’t prevent them from spreading whooping cough — also known as Pertussis — to others.

    ‘It could explain the increase in Pertussis that we’re seeing in the US,’ said one of the researchers, Tod Merkel of the Food and Drug Administration…

    The study, titled: “Acellular Pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model,” used infant baboons to test the hypothesis that “current acellular pertussis vaccines fail to prevent colonization and transmission” of B. Pertussis. (there is no vaccine for Bordetella Pertussis virus)

    Lead author Tod Merkel did comment to the New York Times that when exposed to B. Pertussis after recently getting vaccinated, you could be an asymptomatic carrier and infect others, saying:

    “When you’re newly vaccinated, you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population.”

    The brainchild of 2010 was the cocooning theory. If you had an infant in the home that was too young to have the shot, everyone else in the family and extended family should have the shot.

    California Whooping Cough outbreak: 91% fully vaccinated. “Most pediatric cases were vaccinated according to national recommendations, although 9% of those aged 6 months to 18 years were completely unvaccinated against Pertussis. High disease rates also were observed in fully vaccinated preadolescents, especially 10-year-olds”. Infants that died were not old enough to receive the DPT vaccine. California Pertussis epidemic, 2010.

    “Infants that died were not old enough to receive the DPT vaccine.”

    Remember: Tod Merkel stated that the whooping cough shot made people carriers or in plain English, they are contagious. Who do you think those infants caught whooping cough from? Mom, Dad, sister, brother, grandparents-anyone who had the shot.

    “When you’re newly vaccinated, you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population.”

    “These data suggest that cocooning is unlikely to be an effective strategy to reduce the burden of Pertussis in infants.” “Acellular Pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model,”

    Bottom line-the family members were contagious and those beautiful babies contracted the whooping cough from family and family utilized a strategy that had never been tested. This was the CDC/Vaccine makers test group. Other countries adopted this approach and have now labeled it a complete failure:

    As of June 30, 2012, Australia officially abandoned its funding of the cocooning strategy because clinical evidence has shown it not to be effective at protecting infants:

    PARENTS across Australia will no longer receive free whooping cough vaccinations because it is not effective in protecting newborns from the potentially deadly illness, a parliamentary committee has heard.

    There is no such thing as a smart virus or bacteria. It’s a live virus or bacteria and it doesn’t matter if it’s weakened. If you have a virus or been injected with a bacteria it’s in you, be it by natural transmission or artificial transmission-injection. The amount doesn’t matter as some like to say-it’s such a small amount and it’s attenuated. Vaccinated people are contagious.

  3. regarding Mom’s 2b.. real food some sunlight n the experience ( I have 3kids, not enuf love n time r our enenmy)…Ull need more vitamins n minerals as demand is increased cos Baby makes 2…

    regarding “”Herd Diseases” eat well, get some sunshine n every day garggle deep into throat n nostril snort some warm lemon will greatly reduce the amount of infection should so b affected. When “Herd Diseases r around the neighborhood up the rate x2 n perfect x3 per day n get some more sunlight (‘cept hep b n tetanus they enter via mouth).1st sign of symptom ok hit the Vit.C every hour (1/2life is 30mins) ‘Titrate to Bowel Tolerance” simply put U havent had enuf until laxative n then U’ve had a lil’ 2 cut back a lil bit n thats Ur “running rate” until good robust health .returns ( it will fast) n cont’,everyday “Titrate to Bowel Tolerance” doesn’t take much to find Ur running rate. It will go up n down daily depending on Ur NEED.

    Please ask/demand The Doctor and Staff at the birth of “UR DAY 1 BABY” to inject themself ( U[plural] go 1st Ok) with appropriate dose of hep b that UR BABY is to receive eg- 3kg baby-av adult 75kg so x25 dosage rate of what UR BRAND NEW DAY 1 Bay is 2 Receive.

    Repeat DEMAND at 2months when UR BABY receives hep b booster + x5multi-virus injections at the same time. Again eg- baby 5kg-av adult 75kg so x15 dosage rate of UR BABY n “yep U go 1st”!!!
    ps- I have done personal/family post mortems from MY experiences> negative re-actions to vaccines ( wowo I didnt know, Im sorry to my kids, n sorry 4my Mom as she didnt know what polio vaccines (1960’s) would do 2 my brother n I> SEVERE ear infections)) r GROSSLY under reported as “Moms n Dad’s” just do NOT know n r blindsided by The Medical Miracle n yep hey in line 4 the next Medical Miracle to fix the 1st

  4. “ALL that contracted it (pertussis) are vaccinated ……but go get vaccinated.”

    The DTaP and even worse DPT “vaccinations” are designed to bring down your immune system NOT prevent anything.

    All that is required to prevent and TREAT pertussis is a LOT of vitamin C. Yep believe it. Once you understand the mechanism by which pertussis makes you sick the solution becomes obvious and it is obviously not another toxic “vaccination”.

    “Outbreaks of whooping cough have been increasing annually. However, state and local health authorities investigating and gathering statistics on pertussis outbreaks are discovering the highest numbers of infected persons among the vaccinated. Mississippi, with the highest vaccination rate in the country, has shown significant increases in whooping cough cases, with only 9% of those infected being unvaccinated. Across the nation, the most highly infected are those who have received three or more pertussis shots and boosters.” What if the Vaccine Paradigm itself is Deliberately Flawed? Note this makes perfect sense when you consider getting the immunosuppressive DTaP into as many children and adults as OFTEN as possible (often 7+ times) is the OBJECT of the DTaP

    Note this graph is telling us LOTS about the grand “vaccination” lie. One other important thing it is telling us is that Vitamin C (the preventer of scurvy) may prevent much of pertussis complications! Note we now know this is so see Suzanne Humphries’ excellent work below. “So How do we PREVENT and TREAT Pertussis; Vitamin C”

    “There are only a handful of deaths attributed to whooping cough in the United States each year, and most of those are infants––some of whom are too young to get the vaccine. So why is the CDC now pushing for every person to be immunized [sic.] in infancy and then receive five more booster vaccinations as they advance into adulthood and old age? You have almost no chance of getting whooping cough as an infant, and you have even less chance as an adult.” Doctor William Douglass MD, Note, MANY studies have shown this “vaccine” is near worthless at preventing the disease in the US and MANY countries have banned it. IMO what the CDC et al are doing is suppressing the immune systems of our helpless infants and the rest of us too, pure and simple

    “Here are a few functions of vitamin C, using whooping cough as the example: 1) The front line function of vitamin C is to bond with, and neutralize, circulating toxin, …. With whooping cough, the body manages the toxin until it runs out of vitamin C. Then the toxin builds up, the cough intensifies, and there is breakthrough into the blood. In babies with subclinical scurvy, (which the doctors never recognize …) the blood brain barrier weakens significantly – which can result in toxin going into the brain.” Vitamin C for Whooping Cough. Updated Edition. Suzanne Humphries, MD

    • I wonder how the herd immunity affects influenza. I haven’t had flu since childhood, if ever. I read from one source that people like me are carriers, but only from that one source, with no widespread discussion about the herd immunity effect from flu vaccine. I am intimidated by jabs, but a nasal spray inoculation is available.

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