School Shots

One month left of vacation.  One month of waking whenever and doing whatever.  One month before the school bells ring.  One month to fill backpacks with school supplies.  And for some, there’s one month left to get back-to-school vaccinations before ushering in a new school year.

<insert sound of a screeching record>

No, I’m not endorsing lining up for those vaccinations.  I’m just pointing out that a lot of people are going to make a date with their doc to complete school physicals very soon.  They are also going to allow countless toxins to be plunged into their child’s body.  They’ll be scrambling right up to the first day of school wondering how to fit all those “back-to-school boosters” in not realizing something:  they don’t have to get all those shots.

Because of what I know about vaccinations and children and small spaces (their classrooms), the rest of us have one month to get, keep or maintain our health before we too are bombarded with what comes with mass vaccination.  It’s called vaccine shedding.  This occurs when the live virus from a vaccine is transmitted or spread to someone else.  The shedding of the live virus spreads to an unvaccinated person which can cause some serious issues for them.   As this occurs, the virus has the capability to be spread to even more people.  It will run its course like any other virus which is actually quite opposite of what the vaccine program set out to do.  Live vaccines are actually spreading diseases instead of eradicating them.

Viral shedding might have less of an impact if more facts about vaccines were properly presented and then adhered to.  The package inserts of these vaccine state that if you’ve been injected with a live virus you should avoid immune-compromised individuals (usually the elderly, the very sick and children) for the duration of incubation (up to 3 weeks).  Have you ever heard of someone receiving the flu shot and then avoiding human contact for the up to 3 weeks the live virus can do its thing to offer some sort of immunity?  I bet not.

From the RotaTeq vaccine package insert. The highlighted area shows that those injected with the vaccine were transmitting the virus and very soon after. Did your provider caution you about this? Did you quarantine your baby during the duration of the virus’ incubation period? How much do we really know about vaccines unless we go read the fine print ourselves?


From the ProQuad (M-M-R-Varicella) live-vaccine package insert page–clearly states to avoid contact for up to SIX weeks following vaccination.

So, what are the rest of us supposed to do to not be shed upon?  Living in a bubble is out of the question, so first it would be helpful to know which vaccines are live virus vaccines, and then boost your own immune system prior to when large masses of people are opting to get their vaccines.  The two most likely times would be now when millions of children are getting ready to go back to school and in about two months time when the “seasonal” flu shot campaign kicks off.

Some live-viruses vaccines are:

Influenza (Trivalent; Quadrivalent; Types A and B)







Varicella (chicken pox)


Other vaccines with the live virus but not usually included on the childhood “recommended” list are:  Adenoid virus (Type 4 and Type 7), Small Pox, Typhoid and Zoster (shingles).

Added to that live-virus list are a slew of other vaccines being “recommended” for school-age children. Some parents are already in the know about vaccine exemptions, but many other are not.   A great site to visit about school shots is  This group responded last year to schools’ “recommended” vaccinations with a massive effort.  They wanted to and successfully launched a billboard campaign in several cities promoting parents’ vaccination rights.  While many schools across the nation still try to spout the “NO Vaccines?  NO school!” speech, did something better, bigger and bolder.

Started by, an across-the-nation billboard campaign to educate the public on vaccination laws INCLUDING information on how to obtain vaccine exemptions.

The reason I am typing “recommended” vaccinations is because they are just that.  Only two states in the United States require vaccines for school, while the other 48 states grant religious, philosophical and/or medical vaccine exemptions.  If you are being told you “must” get vaccines or else, check out this informative page from National Vaccine Information Council ( with state-by-state exemptions, laws, forms and more.

When you look at this great visual of birth to age 6 “recommended” childhood vaccines, also from NVIC, know that you can also say thanks, but no thanks to any or all of those listed starting long before those “back-to-school shot” requests are being made.  You’d be surprised at how many parents are learning that they have more of a say than they’ve been told when it comes to how full they want their child’s vaccination record to be.

Read up on what your rights are.  Learn how to respond to the person pushing the paperwork.  The more you know about your health rights and how to respond to them is empowering.  I know firsthand because I used to put my children on the receiving end of the needle.  I learned the hard way that vaccines didn’t work well for my children.  Then I learned that my children didn’t have to have them for the reasons I was being told.


No shots?  Yes, school.  Counting down until the first day.


T minus one month…



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18 Responses to School Shots

  1. Jeni says:

    Our daughter is immuno compromised and we have labs draw to check her B cells etc. Anyway our immunologist and ped for that matter said only the mmr and chickenpox vacs are live (bc it was recommended my daughter not receive them). I’ve never heard of the flu shot being live and I try to keep abreast of this stuff.

    Are you saying the manufacturers are lying to the public about using live vaccines instead of killed? Is there proof of that? Bc that’s really scary.

  2. Gabriela G says:

    Hello… I would like to thank you and all the other moms out there fighting for our rights as parents. I have a nine month old that thanks to all your posts and my research have chosen not to vaccinate him. I was pressured as a rookie mom by the medical staff to get the vitamin K when he was 4 days old. Oh do I regret it now. All those chemicals in his body.
    I still have five more years before my son goes to school and all this information you have posted is great. I guess deep down I’m a little bit scared to fight the school bureaucracy. Thanks

  3. Jennifer says:

    So to us newer to this idea, what are the best ways to build your child’s immune system? My daughter was sick constantly last year, we just couldn’t shake it. I gave her a multivitamin, vitamin C, and also included probiotics when I could afford it (I’m a single mom). She’s 5. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    • Mamacita says:

      Hi Jennifer, Some people increase vitamin D3 and vitamin C. Others will increase or add omegas, vitamin A, garlic and coconut oil. Of course washing your hands, getting some exercise and enough sleep could help too. We just bought the Happy Immunity Kit from BioRay to help ramp us our immune systems. Hope some of this helps.


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  5. EXCELLENT post mamacita. 😉

  6. patty says:

    thanks for the reminder to boost my childten’s systems now going towards the start of school.

  7. Amy Sikarskie says:

    Thank you for your post. I’m new to the world of Non-Vacinations. I didn’t realize about the shedding issue that my children will face once returning to school this month. I’ll need to boost their immune systems and readdress the hand washing, etc…
    Thank You.

    • Mamacita says:

      I’m glad you are in the know now. Some of us old-timers still come across new information like really understanding shedding and the implications to the general public. Best part about being empowered by more knowledge? We love to share.

      Best of health to you and yours!


  8. Terri Lewis says:

    Excellent point! How much of that mysterious sickness that my kids often get right around back-to-school time–how much of that could be avoided if fewer people were getting flu shots (and other shots) and then shedding all over the place?

    And unvaccinated kids get blamed for spreading sickness?

    No–sick kids spread sickness, whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated; whether they are showing symptoms or are just “carriers”–without symptoms. Whoops! Make that “sick people spread sickness to those whose immune systems are temporarily, or permanently, out of whack.”

    So we’re taking our cod liver oil, extra Vitamin C, plenty of sunshine (when we can), multivitamins and eating right. Keep on thinking. . .

    • Mamacita says:

      Three of my kids started in regular school last fall (we were a homeschooling family previously). My kids came down hard several times as the school year started. “The Crud…” We just couldn’t shake it. I’m hoping we are all better at warding off sicknesses this year. I’ll be more the wiser getting everyone healthier.

      Thanks for reading!

  9. Leslie says:

    So nice to see more people spreading the word that you can still attend school without the shots. Too many parents are bullied into getting them, they simply do not know any better. Your points on virus shedding is important. The first month or two of school I give my boys extra C and well as immune boosting herbs in their organic OJ every morning. I go above and beyond to keep my kids healthy….and that does not include flooding their little bodies with vax’s.


  10. Mariruth says:

    I used to be one of those school personnel and I only did what I was instructed to do. It is very difficult to call a parent and tell them their child will not be allowed in class the next day if they do not have their vaccinations. Boy! How ignorant was I! Ignorant, but not unsympathetic. Then one day a mother came in with her exemption forms filled out. It was all new to me, but I was so happy to be able to finally tell parents there was a way for their kids to come to school and not be vaccinated.

    On another note, I don’t believe the polio vaccine is a live virus anymore, but at one point it was. Whenever my grandchildren received a polio vaccine, my daughters were instructed by the doctor to keep them away from me for at least 3 weeks as I had polio as a child. From what I understand (and I could be completely off base on this) the polio virus or any virus never completely dies in a person but only goes dormant. Being exposed to someone who was recently vaccinated with the live polio virus would put me at risk for polio once again. I guess that’s some of the vaccine shedding mentioned in the above article. This was all many years ago and we all have since learned to not vaccinate at all. I don’t even vaccinate my dog.

  11. Marcella says:

    Wonderful post, Mamacita!
    Thank-you for your excellent work!

  12. Saint says:

    Thank you Mamacita. I am always amazed at how much I learn when reading the blogs. I can’t wait until i can share this one far and wide. xoxo

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  14. Happy says:

    Excellent! Scary how some school staff don’t get it.

  15. luvbugtmr says:

    Thanks for pointing out parents’ options for back-to-school vaccinations. The live virus vaccination issue is nothing to sneeze at (pun intended) either.
    Very helpful post, Mamcita!

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