Neil Miller


Do Unvaccinated Spread Diseases?

MYTH: Children Who Aren't Vaccinated Spread Diseases

If your child is vaccinated and "protected," why would you be worried about being around an unvaccinated child?

*Did you know that many times vaccinated children actually spread the disease to unvaccinated?  Not the other way around, like many believe. “Some vaccines are live and can shed in the child's urine, excrement and saliva. Vaccine viruses can end up in our water supply by entering the sewage system and infect unvaccinated children, as reported in the 'diseases in the vaccinated' pages and

*Did you know killed virus vaccines have also been known to mutate and spread disease? For instance, a 16 year old girl died of meningitis B after kissing her boyfriend who'd just had the meningitis C vaccine. Scientists proved the bug was a mutated version of the vaccine virus - New England Journal of Medicine,Volume 342:219-220, January 20, 2000, number 3.”

*Did you know that the immuno-compromised individuals should be worried about those recently vaccinated with live viruses?
“About 4 to 10 percent of children who have been recently vaccinated have developed a rash with chickenpox lesions within 7 to 21 days after vaccination. It is thought that children who develop lesions after getting varicella zoster vaccine are contagious and can transmit varicella zoster vaccine strain chickenpox to others.
A few studies have documented transmission of vaccine-strain chickenpox from a recently vaccinated person to non-vaccinated children who then developed chickenpox lesions.

Specifically, a study showed that five months after two siblings were immunized with varicella zoster vaccine, one developed chickenpox. Two weeks later the second sibling got a mild case of chickenpox and the virus was found to be vaccine-type, which gave evidence for transmission of vaccine strain chickenpox from sibling to sibling.

Another study described transmission of vaccine strain chickenpox from a recently vaccinated mother to her two children.”