Hepatitis B Vaccine given to newborns – Why?

Hi everybody! Here is an article from Tim O’Shea, D.C. who is an expert on vaccinations. He talks about why we are giving Hep B vaccinations to newborns only hours after birth. 


Hepatitis B is an inflammatory liver disease, found most often among drug addicts.  Most victims recover on their own within a few months, with no chronic liver disease.  In 1991, however, the CDC and the AAP began including Hepatitis B vaccine for all infants.  (p 172 [199])  Why?

Before 1991, hepatitis B vaccine was only given to high risk groups – health workers, drug users, those with multiple sex partners, and those with a history of the disease.

The disease is transmissible from mother to infant, but if the mother tests negative, it is very unlikely that the infant will have multiple sex partners or be an IV drug abuser, know what I’m saying?

Especially within the first day of life.  This is the type of common sense notion that gets overlooked when fortunes are to be made.

Efficacy? No long-term studies had been done before the vaccine was forced on the general population.  (Neustaedter, p125) [199] The insert itself says that the vaccine was only monitored for 5 days before it was released on the market! [38]

Merck had been developing the Hep B vaccine since the early 1970s, and testing it on live populations of monkeys and humans.  (p.244) [231] Formaldehyde, a carcinogenic inactivator used in many vaccines, supposedly tones down the Hep B virus so that the vaccine hopefully doesn’t give the person hepatitis.

But the real horror of Hepatitis B vaccine comes into focus when you find out that this mercury-laden vaccine is given on the first day of life.  The EPA safe level of mercury is .1 micrograms per kilogram per day.  For an adult, that is.

As of 2004, one hepatitis B shot had 30 times that amount! – FDA Hepatitis Control, [246]

Side effects?  The CDC failed to mention any side effects in 8 million people who received the vaccine before 1991.  (p 175) [199] But a number of studies have documented the following adverse reactions to the Hepatitis B vaccine:

Guillain-Barre                 enlarged spleen

demyelinating disease     anaphylactic shock

autoimmune reactions     jaundice [38]

In a statement to Congress, Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Jane Orient, MD said that deaths and adverse reactions to hepatitis B vaccines are

“…vastly underreported, as formal long-term studies of vaccine safety have not been completed.  [176]

“…for most children the risk of a serious vaccine reaction may be 100 times greater than the risk of Hepatitis B.”

By 1999, the number of reported severe adverse reactions to the Hep B vaccine became higher than the actual number of cases of the disease itself! ( Townsend Letter, Sep 2000, p 148) [171]

Hepatitis B vaccination was dropped from the mandatory school program in France in Oct.  1998 after 15,000 citizens filed a class action suit against the government.  The reason: hundreds of neurological and auto-immune disorders.  (Belkin) [233]


There were at least 6 articles in the New York Times in 2008 in which the conclusion, always by some junior health writer, was that unvaccinated children pose a risk to the community at large, because they perpetuate disease.

On 1 Oct 08 the NYT ran a story titled “Study Links Hepatitis B And Cancer Of Pancreas.” [76]

There was no actual study, nor did the article definitely link anything to anything.  In a cursory review of data with cancer patients, they noticed a higher than normal history of hepatitis B among one group of cancer patients.  The authors themselves claim no definite causality between the two conditions – it’s just initially noteworthy.  [77]

This was an epidemiological study, which means it’s not a study at all, just a first-draft data comparison.  It’s an idea for a study; that’s all.

This confused essay made the unfounded statements:

“chronic hepatitis B …  globally, is a major cause of liver cancer…”

“…  A vaccine can prevent the infection and the cancer.  But when an unvaccinated person develops a chronic infection, it cannot be cured, though antiviral drugs may help control it.”

First of all hepatitis B may only become chronic 5% of the time.  [239] Merck p 382]  It is chronic hepatitis that is associated with liver cancer, not the mild self-limiting variety, which is 90% of the cases with hep B.  ([78] Jay Marks, MD)

Secondly, there is no proof of efficacy for a hepatitis B vaccine for any infection, as we have already seen above.  Nor can any vaccine prevent cancer.  Or any infection!  Even the manufacturers of Hep B vaccine would never claim that it can prevent cancer – that is impossible.  How then does a feature writer get away with making such a baroque claim in a national publication?

Third, when the unvaccinated contract any infection, they stand just as much chance of cure as anyone else.  Being unvaccinated does not lower the immune system; in fact it’s just the opposite.

The vaccinated, especially infants, have a much more difficult time fighting off infections, because of the immuno-suppressive nature of experimental attenuated agents and toxic adjuvants.  Remember, vaccines are not given for infections.  They never were, and no scientist ever made such an absurd claim.

Never a bastion of fourth estate ethics or responsible reporting, it seems apparent in recent years that the NYT has become a repository for sensationalistic copy, with a decreasing level of accountability, if not an outright  mouthpiece for the drug industry.  A quick look at the ads in any issue will illuminate their allegiance.

In the business of casting aspersions and innuendo, things like reliability and fact checking tend to go quietly by the wayside.

Assuming readers are getting dumber all the time, editors figure they don’t really have to be accountable or verify what they say, since it’s only about creating an impression, an instant impression as people speedscan the article on their way to wherever.

When the topic of hepatitis B vaccine comes up, just remember one thing: it’s not a childhood disease.  Never was.


There’s a related story every parent should read, especially those who think they’re doing the right thing to vaccinate a newborn with the dangerous Hepatitis B shot.  If the baby has a reaction, the parents are now the prime target for accusations of Shaken Baby!  Not kidding – this happens all the time.  Look at  [17] (Elber)

  We all need to get all the information from all sides to be able to make an educated decision, especially where our kids are concerned. This article is an excerpt from Tim’s book  Vaccination Is Not Immunization 2013 , I highly recommend you read this if you have or are planning on having kids.

See you at your next adjustment,


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