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The following article is an excerpt from the book,

It's For The Animals! Natural Care & Resources

by Helen L. McKinnon 



Adverse Vaccine reactions may not necessarily be right after injection, but can be 24-30 days later, usually it's the second dose. 


If our animal has a reaction to a vaccination we are to:

1) Go to the veterinarian and insist on telling the veterinarian.

2) Be sure lot number and the name of vaccine manufacturer is written on the chart.

3) Contact the vaccine manufacturer, with the lot number.

4) Then, call BOTH:

    a)   United States Pharmacopeia (800) 487-7776

   b) The Center for Veterinary Biologics

       USDA Biologics Hotline: 800/ 752-6255 to match the reports.


Note: the adverse reaction reporting information is a result of research in early 1996 by Jean Dodds, DVM and Helen L. McKinnon and it was first published in the May, 1996 edition of the book It's For The Animals! Natural Care & Resources.


Some of the Harmful Effects of Vaccinations:

Effects can be seen even weeks later (excerpted primarily from Dr. Pitcairn's book,  Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats):

The most common disturbances following rabies vaccination are:

Dr. Pitcairn says, "These can be treated with homeopathic medicine, but sometimes with difficulty. One of the saddest things in our practice to restore a dog's health (sometimes after prolonged and careful work), only to have the animal suffer a relapse and go into a decline after we acquiesce to a required rabies vaccine."

What to do? Dr. Pitcairn's suggests consulting with a qualified holistic vet. A way to minimize vaccine problems is to use killed, single vaccines instead of the combinations, wait until the animal is 16 weeks old, reduce the number of vaccines and avoid annual boosters. More information is further on in this section of the book.


It's VERY interesting to note that the Vaccine Manufacturers are now NOT liable -- ONLY the veterinarians -- despite the Manufacturer' s package insert/label RECOMMENDATION (non-scientific??) for ANNUAL Re-VACCINATION!

Thu Jul 01, 2004

Subject: USA vet Liability Related To Vaccination

[Excerpt] "... use of animal vaccines is regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), not the Food and Drug Agency (FDA)..."

"...In effect, this action eliminated vaccine manufacturers as defendants in all state vaccine tort cases unless it was alleged that the vaccine was improperly manufactured. b,c  However, professional negligence and breach of warranty claims against veterinarians using these products were not preempted.  As a result, future consumer claims involving vaccines will, in all likelihood, be centered around veterinary malpractice or the failure of veterinarians to adhere to prevailing standards of practice in selecting and administering vaccines, as well as claims that vaccines were given without the proper informed consent."

Please click on the above Link to read the article in its entirety.


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