I thought it was safe.

When my daughter was just 12 months, she experienced a potentially fatal reaction to a tiny amount of peanut butter. Inspecting everything that was going into her body, I didn't like what I was finding. So I began carefully reading food ingredients labels to keep her food simple, safe, healthy and pure.

We learned the hard way that not every food is safe for every child.

See for yourself (not pretty)

3 adult-doses of Benadryl and 24 hours after 1/4 dime-sized portion of peanut butter.

Did childhood vaccines cause her potentially fatal peanut allergy?

Could I also be wrong about vaccines? I used to just believe that vaccines were safe and effective without evidence, without researching the ingredients or checking vaccine injury reports.

Looking through the package inserts for vaccine ingredients, I found things like Glyphosate, PCV1: non-pathogenic porcine circovirus type 1, ALC-0315, Polacrilin Potassium, and Tromethamine hydrochloride.
(Refresh this page to see even more ingredients that I found.)

What are the risks of injecting those chemical and biological ingredients into my daughter who already has a dangerously over-reactive immune system? Or into you or your children?

Modern medical practice assumes that it is better to vaccinate everybody with the exact same vaccines at the exact same ages regardless of our genetic and biological differences.

BUT! When is the last time you experienced a one-size-fits-all ANYTHING that works for everybody?

I spent more than 10 years volunteering for the National Vaccine Information Center working on things like this deep analysis of Gardasil adverse events and other special, innovative projects such as the Vaccine Ingredients Calculator, an early version of VaxCalc.

If you care about making the best possible vaccination decisions for yourself, your children or your patients, I invite you to join VaxCalc by purchasing a subscription. There is no better way to research, plan and take action.

Is VaxCalc for me?

I subscribed to VaxCalc because my 8 month old daughter has a well baby visit this week and the doctor is going to push vaccines (we're behind schedule because she had two reactions to the first two rounds). I wanted to know exactly what is in the vaccines to have an educated dialogue with my physician.

And guess what?

He wasn't pushy at all when it came to the vaccines - he completely understood my position and I believe his understanding stemmed from me being able to have an open and educated dialogue about the exact contents in the vaccines.

- Carrie, NC