Somehow the public has become so enamored with vaccines, the fact they are a little bit of the very disease they are designed to make antibodies against has been forgotten. There is always the threat of vaccine-induced infection. Immune compromised individuals would be most likely to incur a vaccine-induced infectious disease and poor nutrition may be the primary reason.
But even more concerning is over-reliance upon vaccines. The public believes they are immune from diseases like mumps, diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), measles, polio, because they have been vaccinated. In fact, vaccination is not full-proof. That is why booster shots are required, to ensure the immune system develops a memory to fight returning pathogens.
Take whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination for example. This vaccine was developed in 1914, before foods were fortified with nutrients, before passage of the Pure Food & Drug Act and before chlorine was universally used to prevent waterborne disease. In other words, when children would be more subject to infectious disease. The whole whole-cell pertussis vaccine was about 80% effective in preventing serious disease and death from whooping cough. However, that vaccine only offered protection 5-10 years after the last dose. Later in this century an acellular vaccine was introduced and largely replaced the whole-cell vaccine. Ten years later it became apparent there is a lack of long-term protection and whooping cough has increased since the 1980s. [Advances Experimental Biology Medicine June 3, 2016]
Because modern medicine is almost totally reliant upon vaccines to prevent germ-related disease, nutrition is overlooked. But it is the nutritional state of the body that determines how strongly antibodies are produced against bacteria and viruses. A person of any age is more likely to develop adequate antibodies when their immune system is up to par. Vitamins C and D and trace minerals zinc and selenium are of paramount importance in the development of an adequate antibody response. Zinc is particularly critical to prime T-cells in the thymus gland and make them active against invasive germs.
Vaccine makers prefer the addition of adjuvants, intentionally toxic molecules like mercury or aluminum, to provoke a stronger antibody response, rather than provision of accompanying nutrients to generate long-term antibody protection against infectious disease.
A growing concern is the emergence of autoimmune reactions following vaccination. The finger is pointed at vaccine adjuvants that can provoke an autoimmune reaction. Chronic autoimmune reactions in the joints, thyroid gland, eyes and elsewhere are related to vaccination. [Immunological Research July 14, 2016]
Researchers feel there is a growing relationship between the use adjuvants in vaccines and autoimmune (body against itself) reactions. There is admission that “all of the widely administered vaccines have been reported to caused eye inflammation (uveitis).” [Missouri Medicine Jan 2016]
The majority of cases of vaccine-induced autoimmune reactions involve the human papilloma virus vaccine given to young girls to prevent future cervical cancer. [Immunology Research July 13, 2016]
Less toxic adjuvants should be explored. Of interest, the addition of allicin, the active principle in garlic, to an animal vaccine, has recently been shown to be enhance immune response and reduce mortality rates and had no adverse effects in rabbits. [Vaccine April 12, 2016]