7 Health Questions You Need to Ask Now.

The Most Commonly Asked Vaccine Questions (and Answers).

by Christiane Northrup, M.D.


I have been an advocate for women (and men) taking control of their health for decades. Yet, sadly our medical freedom is under attack now more than ever with health care providers, insurance companies, governments, and schools dictating how we take care of our health and the health of our families.

One question I get a lot is “Should I get this vaccine?” Or “Should my child get this vaccine?” Whether it be a hepatitis B vaccine for a newborn, a measles vaccine for a school-age child, the flu shot for a pregnant woman, or the shingles vaccine for an elderly relative, making the right decision for you (or your family member) can seem daunting. 

Now, I can’t tell every person who asks me which vaccines they should or shouldn’t get. But I have been teaching women for decades how to tune into their own body’s intuition, where to find the facts, and what hard questions to ask your health care provider.

With the vaccine initiatives in play today, I want to share 6 questions (and answers) to consider when trying to keep yourself and your family safe from communicable diseases.

QUESTION 1: Do unvaccinated children pose a health risk to others, especially immunocompromised children?

ANSWER: No. The vaccination status of other children does not pose a significant risk to your children, even those who are immunocompromised. No study has ever shown that an unvaccinated child puts another child at risk. On the contrary, a 2014 NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center) report documents how a vaccinated child can shed a live virus for up to 7 weeks after injection, depending upon the vaccine given, and therefore poses more of a threat of spreading the disease.  

Physicians for Informed Consent has a great fact sheet about vaccines on their website. In addition, you may want to read an article written by Jean Ghantous, the mother of a child with leukemia, at Thinking Mom’s Revolution. What she has to say about this subject is right on.

QUESTION 2: Are vaccines safe?  Haven the been thoroughly tested?   

ANSWER: No. In fact, all you need to do to find the answer to this question is to read the package insert for any vaccine. These inserts plainly state that the great majority of, if not all, vaccines contain ingredients known to be extremely toxic, including mercury, aluminum, sorbitol, and others. In animal studies, these ingredients have been shown to cause developmental delays; adverse neurologic events and disorders, such as motor weakness and slowing; and a host of other ill effects. You can find package insert information for many commonly given vaccines at VaccineSafety.org. 

QUESTION 3: Have vaccines saved millions of lives?

ANSWER: No. In fact, according to historical records, 90 percent of the decline in disease mortality occurred before the introduction of vaccines. The most important factors contributing to the steep decline of diseases such as polio, measles, diphtheria, and typhoid in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were better nutrition, less crowding, better sanitation, and cleaner water. To learn the history and facts related to the decline of these diseases and their mortality rates, check out LearnTheRisk.org.

QUESTION 4: Are Vaccines 100% effective?

ANSWER: Unfortunately, no. It has been well documented in countless cases that diseases such as measles, mumps, and whooping cough (pertussis) occur in fully vaccinated populations. Vaccinations by no means guarantee a child will not contract the virus or bacteria the vaccine is supposed to protect against. 

There are many examples of this:

  1. Measles outbreaks occur regularly in fully vaccinated populations. The reasons for this are: (a) Vaccine-conferred immunity wanes over time. And contrary to what you have been told, a third, or booster, dose of the vaccine has not been shown to increase immunity.  (b) Some people don’t respond to the vaccine at all despite multiple shots. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 50% of schoolchildren and most adults vaccinated with two doses of the MMR vaccine can still be infected with the measles virus and spread it to others, even with mild or no symptoms of their own.
  2. China is a perfect example of this. For the last decade, China has had a countrywide vaccination coverage above 95% (the threshold for measles elimination). Yet, measles continues to cause large epidemics. One study shows that despite a measles vaccination rate of more than 97 percent, more than one-quarter of vaccinated children in Tianjin, China, became infected with measles. School systems also see similar outbreaks. Two school systems in Texas—one in Houston and one in Corpus Christi—are prime examples of outbreaks among the fully vaccinated.

    In addition, we are now seeing generations of children born to vaccinated mothers. These children lack transplacental immunity—in other words, disease immunity is not passed from the mother to the child, unlike with previous generations, because the vaccinated mother does not have the natural immunity. So, rather than eradicating diseases such as measles and creating healthier children who could fight off a measles infection if they were to acquire it, vaccines are creating generations of children who become sicker from these infections than in the past due to an altered host immune response, and we are likely to see higher death rates as well. 

    In fact, the side effects of the MMR vaccine are worse than getting the measles. For example, data shows that seizures are 5 times more likely to occur in children who have received the MMR vaccine than in children who contract the measles.

    Conversely, naturally acquired measles infections are associated with a reduced risk of Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, as well as a reduced risk of atopic diseases such as hay fever, eczema, and asthma. In addition, measles infections are associated with a lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease in adulthood. 

  3. In 2016, an outbreak of mumps swept through the student body at Harvard. These students were all fully vaccinated. In 2019, a US Navy warship carrying marines was quarantined for nearly 4 months due to a mumps outbreak. All of the service people on board had been fully vaccinated against it. This is not the first incident of an outbreak of mumps on a military ship.  
  4. The current outbreaks of pertussis in this country are taking hold in fully vaccinated children. This is because the current pertussis vaccine doesn’t confer much protection at all, and what protection it does provide wanes within 2 years. As is common in the world of viruses and bacteria, the pertussis germ has mutated, making the DPT vaccine ineffective.  In December 2019, a Houston school closed due to a pertussis outbreak among vaccinated children and staff.

QUESTION 5: Are vaccinated children healthier than unvaccinated children?

ANSWER: Sadly, no. A staggering 50% of children today—more than ever before—have a chronic illness including asthma, allergies, ADHD, depression, anxiety, developmental delays, and autoimmune diseases. Controlled clinical trials comparing vaccinated with unvaccinated populations in the United States have never been carried out. And there aren’t any studies on the safety of injecting infants, toddlers, and adolescents with up to 6 vaccines in a single visit—a common practice today.

There are now 69 to 72 vaccines recommended by the CDC for all children through age 18. The vaccine industry has become a huge business with no liability. On the contrary, it is the US taxpayers who have thus far paid out $4.1 billion in vaccine-related damages since the companies themselves have been granted immunity. Merck’s—just one of several vaccine manufacturers—2019 fourth-quarter financial highlights speak volumes as to what is really happening. And while many pediatricians have not dared to speak out on the subject, some who have been in practice 20 years and longer, including Dr. Lawrence Palevsky, are now coming out and saying it is their unvaccinated patients who are healthier than their vaccinated ones. In fact, some studies show that the non-specific effects of vaccines can increase morbidity and mortality.

Additional information to consider:

In 1986, Congress gave vaccine manufacturers complete immunity from all liability resulting from vaccine injury, shifting the financial burden to US taxpayers, who, according to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), have paid out $4 billion to vaccine-injured families since that date. That is a lot, considering that fewer than 1% of all vaccine injuries are reported. 

The average period of safety testing for a vaccine is only 10 days. If you or your child develops seizures 2 weeks following a vaccine, almost no doctor will attribute the cause to the vaccine. Yet, pregnant women are being given flu and DPT vaccines containing aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins even though the practice is known to cause an increased risk in autism spectrum disorder.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled for the past decade that aluminum in infant parenteral (feeding) solutions should not exceed 5 micrograms/kg/day. Yet, aluminum in infant IV parenteral solutions, commonly given to infants in standard neonatal intensive care IV feeding solutions, contains 45 micrograms/kg/day. These solutions are given for 14 days or longer and have been shown to impair neurological development. One influential study estimated that infants lost around one mental development index point for each day on the standard aluminum solution.

The CDC continues to ignore this data and requires that all newborns born in the United States receive the hepatitis B vaccine at birth (or shortly after). The hepatitis B injection contains 250 micrograms of aluminum—more than 10 times (1,000%) the maximum FDA allowable

Since vaccine manufacturers won their immunity from prosecution, the CDC schedule for recommended vaccines has tripled. Two hundred more vaccines are in the pipeline. The CDC itself is involved in conflict of interest practices with vaccine companies;  and the former CDC director, who fast-tracked Gardasil despite many concerns, became the head of Merck’s vaccine division. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) includes many individuals who have received financial gains from vaccine manufacturers.

Remember, the first step toward maintaining your health and your health freedom is staying informed. It is your right to be informed before making any decisions regarding your health. So, keep asking questions

Two More Questions That Many People Are Asking Now

QUESTION 6: Are vaccines the only way to achieve herd immunity?

ANSWER: No.We are hearing about herd immunity a lot lately. Frankly, this term is being co-opted to achieve higher vaccination rates. In fact, from June 2020-November 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) changed the definition of herd immunity to imply it can only be achieved through vaccination. The truth is active immunity is achieved by natural immunity. Vaccine-induced immunity is partial immunity but is not true immunity.

So, let me explain.True immunity is obtained through exposure to an infection that your body fights off. When your body defeats an infection, you gain lifelong immunity to that infection in the future. You even acquire some—even considerable—immunity to different strains of the infection. I have a friend who had SARS (along with her husband) in 2003. My friend and her husband were exposed to SARS-COV-2 through their housekeeper (who developed COVID-19) in February of 2020. However, because my friend and her husband had SARS 17 years ago, they developed only very minor symptoms for about 2 days.

Mothers who have natural immunity to infections pass that immunity to their babies. It’s called transplacental immunity. My same friend who had SARS had a baby in 2007. Their child who was 12 years old and likely had multiple exposures to SARS-COV-2 in addition to the household exposure, did not become sick. Transplacental immunity does not occur if the mother is vaccinated.

The theory behind vaccine-created immunity is that vaccines prime your immune system to fight off an infection if you are ever exposed to it. However, vaccines use a much weaker strain than that found in nature. This is one reason multiple booster shots are needed, and why we see breakthrough cases of diseases we inoculate against. Another reason vaccines do not provide 100% immunity is because your immune system is designed to respond to exposures, not intramuscular injections with toxic adjuvants.

Now, the COVID-19 shots are brand new technologies that work differently than typical vaccines. However, like traditional vaccines these injections will also require you to take multiple booster shots. And, as with traditional vaccines, we are already seeing breakthrough cases in people who have taken the COVID shots—not to mention serious adverse effects, including disability and death, from the vaccines themselves

Getting back to herd immunity, the important thing to remember is if you have had a disease and recovered from it, you have lifelong immunity. So, you do not need to be vaccinated against it. A recent study showed that people who have had SARS-COV-2 are unlikely to become reinfected, and that the COVID shots do not provide additional protection to previously infected individuals.

QUESTION 7: If I’ve a COVID shot, do I need to take the booster shots?

ANSWER: The short answer is no. From a purely scientific standpoint, it makes no sense. The bivalent booster shots are identical to the original COVID shots except for a small tweak in the mRNA code to match the omicron BA.5 virus.

The FDA’s decision to approve the BA.4/5 boosters was made without data from human trials. In fact, the only “data” is from mice—specifically 8 mice. This is hardly evidence that the shots are “safe and effective.” The FDA’s approval process in this instance is unprecedented primarily due to the fact that mice conditions do not compare to or mimic the human state. And while the FDA clears flu vaccines without human trials (another shot I do not recommend), the mRNA shots are not the same.   

Bypassing normal drug development protocols to rush a drug to market without supporting data should raise a red flag for everyone. And, these shots are being approved for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). But what is the emergency? The CDC has relaxed its “pandemic rules.” So what’s really going on? I’ll tell you what: The government, the FDA and the CDC are preparing us for annual (or more frequent) booster shots.

During a vaccine advisory committee meeting on September 1, 2022, Evelyn Twentyman, head of the CDC’s vaccine policy unit, said “We want to emphasize we’re no longer looking at total number of doses. From now on, the agency hopes to transition into a more regular schedule for COVID-19 vaccines, similar to getting annual flu shots.”

Stéphane Bancel, Moderna’s CEO, has said that the shots will evolve like the iPhone. And, the people who are pushing these jabs on us would like to make them mandatory and tied to your ability to participate in society while they continue to bypass protocols, sell their “safe and effective” slogan through the media, celebrities, and others, and put the profits in their own pockets.

The good news is many people are waking up—even those who previously took the shots—and are saying “no”.  You can too.

What vaccines do you think have helped you or hurt you? Please leave your comments below.

Additional Resources:

The HPV Vaccine: What You Need to Know Today

Does Your Daughter Need the HPV Vaccine?

Help for Gardasil Side Effects

Should You Get the Shingles Vaccine? (Video)

Do You Need to Detox?

Last Updated: September 21, 2022

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. Recognizing the unity of body, mind, and spirit, she empowers women to trust their inner wisdom, their connection with Source, and their ability to truly flourish.


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  1. Terri
    1 year ago

    Your book “Wisdom of Menopause” changed my life!! THANK YOU!!
    I am SO thankful for your voice during the pandemic!! I remember you were very vocal against the pandemic vaccine and one of the few who identified the ingredients in the shot. Besides Luciferace, you mentioned an enzyme that would prevent babies from attaching to the uterine wall. I cannot remember the name of that enzyme, but I’m wondering if there is a fix for that. My friend received only one shot, but now she’s pregnant and just learned that at 10 weeks, her baby isn’t attaching to her uterus. Her ‘doctors’ have no idea why this is happening, but I remember what you said. Is there anything she can do to keep from losing her baby?
    Thanks for any information you can provide!

    1. Christiane Northrup
      1 year ago

      https://naomiwolf.substack.com/p/pfizer-fda-dr-walensky-knew-fetuses As you will see from this article by Naomi Wolf, the toll of this Covid shot in pregnant women has been devastating. The spike protein results in anti syncitin antibodies which attack the placenta.

      Doctors continue to be “baffled” because they have been utterly brainwashed about all this.

      I would strongly suggest that your daughter get a relationship with GOD right now. Check out http://www.worldserviceinstitute.org. Do the Divine Love petitions. Powerful. Also make sure her vitamin D levels are optimal (grassroots health.net). She also needs enough iodine ( Lugol’s or sea vegetables ( about 4-12mg/, day)

      And grounding.. stand on the earth for 20 minutes per day., Barefoot. May a miracle occur. I am so sorry. I hear this kind of thing Daily now.

  2. K Mooney
    2 years ago

    Good morning Dr. Northrup, I am currently undergoing the remainder of my Herceptin infusions following stage 3 HER2+ E/P neg breast cancer. I have been advised by my oncologist to get my 4th shot. However, my instinct is to not – as I do not feel comfortable putting anything in to my system following ACT chemo, surgery, radiation esp since I achieved a complete pathologic response. I fear putting more of this vaccine in my body would in fact negatively effect not only my immune system, but my lymph nodes (the cancer had spread to 2 of them – I had 3 removed), and I also do not feel entirely sure the previous doses hadn’t accelerated the cancer itself. I’m not prone to hysteria but the Cdn gvmt’s push on these vaccines is too enthusiastic for my liking. None of the studies on the effects of the vaccines have been done on breast cancer patients, so another reason I will abstain. I’ll leave it with the 3 shots I did have and just continue social distancing and hopefully improve my natural immune system. Thank you for being a voice of reason amongst so much hysteria.

    1. Christiane Northrup
      1 year ago

      My advice? No more Covid shots.

  3. Mary Lou
    2 years ago

    I have followed you and read your books for over 30 years. I am always grateful for your clear explanation of sometimes confusing information.

  4. Jean S
    2 years ago

    Dr. Northrup, I LOVE YOU for being so brave to put all your great info out there for all to see and hopefully learn from. In about 2014 I was volunteering for hospice through a local hospital. They did blood work on all of us and told me I needed a MMR vaccine. I read the report you put out years ago on vaccines and told them no. They said I could not continue with hospice. I prayed about it for days and called them back so I could continue being a volunteer. As they were giving me the shot and for about 30 minutes after, I repeated over and over “I totally reject any and all ill or damaging effects from this MMR shot.” I live a totally healthy life style. About 3 years later I got sick with the Epstein Barr virus and that went into Lymes disease with 2 co-infections. I was sick for about 4 years. I totally believe it was from that vaccine. What people are going to learn is, all these “diseases” are man made. This is the truth! Just look at Lymes Disease. There was now such thing years ago. By going to a few natural practitioners I finally healed. When President Trump announced there was going to be a vaccine coming our for covid, my husband and I said at the same time “I’m not taking that”. We will never take ANY vaccine EVER. Wait until the truth comes out to the masses about the covid vaccines! This article was amazing…..just like you Dr. Northrup!

  5. Lisa
    2 years ago

    Vaccines have been totally ineffective in my immune status. I am 64 years old. I received the 2 Moderna vaccines in 2021 so that I could travel – I also subsequently have had ALL the COVIDs – mild symptoms because I am a healthy self caretaking person – not b/c I was vaccinated. As a younger woman I also received the measles vaccines, etc. – and then also had measles, chickenpox. I have also had a lot of flu vaccines (employer required) and still had mild flu. I had a mild case of shingles 3 years ago and now my doctor is pressuring me to get the shingles (2 shot) vaccine. I don’t think I need it. I believe that my bout with shingles provides adequate immunity. Is that naive? My body says no.

  6. Aida
    2 years ago

    Wow this blog is the bomb! I just got covid for the SECOND time and I’m not vaccinated and was kind of entertaining the idea of getting vaccinated but this blog came as a signal in time. Thank you so much!!!

  7. Rev Polly Dozier
    2 years ago

    Thank you so much, Dr. Northrup for being a champion of Truth! It is so sad to see the dishonesty of our medical and political authorities. Finally, the facts are coming forth! I so appreciate your voice and courage! May your practice have the most benevolent effect on your patients and may your happiness and health grow exponentially! Love and blessings!

  8. Adela
    2 years ago

    Thank you so much, Christiane, for speaking up on this crucial topic. We are being maneuvered into being a vaccine dependent society, which is helpful to no one but the pharmaceutical bank accounts. I feel strongly that vaccines weaken our own immune systems, while providing only minimum protection. I am urged, at my elder age, to get the flu and pneumonia shots each year, even though both have such a low rate of efficacy. I never have gotten them and never will. My immune system is my protection.

  9. Alice
    2 years ago

    I received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and less then 2 months I had vaginal bleeding and was 71 years young! ! Needless to say, I haven’t got anymore vaccines! !

  10. Rachael M
    2 years ago

    I was bullied into having a flu shot when I was pregnant (and they wouldn’t change my appointment to get it though I let them know I had to walk a half mile in icy rain to get it), but other than that I don’t vaccinate. Though my concerns are with my, twice now, shingles outbreaks both under age 40 (and I hear of more folks under 40 getting them), this last time with Ramsay Hunt. Not that I can be saved at this point but what of the Chickenpox vaccine for these younger generations? I would certainly want to avoid Shingles if I could (though I won’t vax for that either). I have Lyme & Co. so I can’t wrap my brain around any extra allopathic insanity and I also wonder how that’s connected. I tried to work with Marcelle but we didn’t get very far. I don’t expect a reply here but I was thinking research on these convergences is interesting.

  11. John John
    2 years ago

    I heard comments about the difference between shedding and transmission, but I was on the move and cannot find any helpful articles. Can you help please?

  12. Susie Houk
    2 years ago

    I am 73 years old and have been on Biodentical hormones for 6 years…can I take them forever? Are there dangers as my regular Dr. tells me?` My cholesterol is high and was high before I started …could the hormones be a factor?
    I will not take statins for safety reasons…and there is absolutely no history of heart disease in any of my family!

  13. Kris
    3 years ago

    Within 5 days of getting the 1st Moderna vaccine, I developed vertigo, heart palpitations, a numb face, vomiting, chest pain, and nausea. Six days after the episode, I had another one. The ER ran blood tests, EKG, and CT scan. All normal. While my PCP stated that the only change in my lifestyle was getting the vaccine, she recommended that I get the 2nd dose. I did. I developed tinnitus, extreme anxiety attacks, and dizziness. Those symptoms have lingered for 9 months. Although the frequency and intensity have lessened, I don’t know if I will ever feel like I did before getting the vaccine. I learned my lesson the hard way. My intuition told me not to get the vaccine, but I work in a school and wanted to do the right thing. Always listen to your intuition.

    1. Jean S
      2 years ago

      OMGosh Kris. I have heard so many people reporting bad side effects to those Covid vaccines. I feel very blessed many years ago to have read a huge report put out by Dr. Northrup as well as other doctors joining her all about vaccines. I knew then I would never get another vaccine no matter what it is for. They are not needed and promote poor health. It is a money making scheme to make us sicker so they can keep pumping their poison into us while making billions of dollars for themselves.

  14. Juliann Giurleo
    3 years ago

    Is it true that if you already got the Covid vaccine that it will go threw your system over a period of time.

  15. Brenda Elizabeth
    3 years ago

    Hello Dr. Northrup
    I have a question about vaccines and medications knocking down white cells. I recently found out that the Synthroid that I’m taking has knocked down my white cells. I have discovered that a lot of drugs as well as the covid 19 vax. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, Is there a holistic approach to fix my thyroid disfunction?

    1. Miller
      3 years ago

      Iodine! (liquid – Lugols-Crows brand

  16. Tania
    3 years ago

    Thank you for this informative blog! I have listened to your video with 4 other doctors regarding the Covid19 shot as being a bio-weapon. After countless hours of research, I am convinved beyond a shadow of a doubt that you’re absolutely correct and will never get the shot myself. My husband is being pressured by his parents to get the vaccine and might have to take it to return to work. I had seen a post that if a vaccinated man sleeps with an unvaccinated woman, she can become infertile – almost as if she has been vaxxed herself. I also heard a Fox News report, which interviewed a physician that said the spike proteins from the Covid vaccine gather in the ovaries in women. Can a woman become infertile or get any of the reproductive cancers either from directly taking the shot or indirectly being exposed to the toxins via sex with a vaccinated man? Can a woman also get a yeast infection or any other illness that is resistant to antibiotics from sleeping with a vaccinated man?

    1. Karla
      2 years ago

      Hello Tania,
      I want to share my experience. My husband has had 2 covid shots and I have not. He has been away working and not living at home.
      My menses is very regular. When he returned home after being away working and after his first shot (he was home for 2 weeks), we had sex. I immediately got my period again after only having it about a week before and then again about a week later. I did not see him for another 9 weeks, during that time, my cycle went back to normal and he had his second shot. When I was in his presence again (sleeping in the same bed and having sex), I then started to get my period consistently with about 1 week in between. This continued until he left the house and go away to work again, and my cycle returned to normal. It seems quite odd, and of course it could be related to something else, however my intuition tells me that it is due to the change and him getting the shots for covid (pfizer). We have been married for 14 years, and I have never experienced this before. I started to wonder about the connection, but have not seen any other information posted out there about a similar reaction.

  17. Grace Ann
    3 years ago


  18. Vitamin_Dee
    3 years ago

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Please keep up the good fight during these concerning times…you are on the side of TRUTH.

  19. Diane Rooker
    3 years ago

    Thank you for shedding some practical light on the subject. I am so sick of the fear in our community about COVID 19.

  20. Lynn Keith
    3 years ago

    Outstanding, common-sense information. Thank you!

  21. Rose Heart
    3 years ago

    I am disturbed at how people are discrediting the work for Dr. Northrup. We can trust our bodies, our intuition and natural remedies to stay healthy. I do not plan to get the Covid Vaccine. I don’t tell anyone because this is a decision that is generally not respected by most. Thank you Christiane Northrup for your courageous voice in a technocratic world.

  22. Doug Taylor
    3 years ago

    Hear, hear. Truth is becoming a revolutionary act. How an entire civilization could have become so ignorant is a testament to easily corrupted and self absorbed humans can be. No generation of humans has ever had as easy a life as now, and none have been less grateful or less willing to work for the amazing privilege of being alive.

  23. Danielle
    3 years ago

    I have my Covid vaccination booked in for 8 weeks time. It is from a lot of pressure from work as I work closely with people & unable to distance plus my husband is so sure I have to have it, he has already been vaccinated. I’m really concerned & interested to know what ever I can do after to help build up my immunity. I take Vimergy supplements & do a heavy metal detox smoothie most days?

    1. Irma
      3 years ago

      You could take homeopathic Ledum Palustrade 200c before and after the vaccine to help mitigate side effects. This isn’t a guarantee, but may help. The best way to avoid side effects is not to get the vaccine. American Frontline Doctors has a great deal of info – they do not recommend it to many people. They also can prescribe hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, which is clinically proven to turn the flu around.
      I don’t think your husband would want you hurt if he had more info – hopefully he would not want to coerce you if you were very uncomfortable.

    2. suzan blackman
      3 years ago

      Hi Greenmedinfo.org is a great place for info

  24. Val
    3 years ago

    Many years ago in my 20’s I worked at a hospital and was encouraged to get the hepatitis B vaccine since I would be working around children and bodily fluids. I got the vaccine which I believe was a series of 3 shots. I remember I had migraines for 6 months and they came out of nowhere. I got an MRI that showed nothing was wrong. I was given migraine medicine that didn’t help. Knowing what I know now, it was probably heavy metals from the vaccines that caused the migraines. But since then I realized that my body is very sensitive to medicines.
    When I was in elementary school, I remember my mom who was anesthetist and my dad was an ER doctor went to 2 pediatricians to try to my younger brother and I vaccinated for MMR. Both pediatricians refused to vaccinate us. I remember my brother and I got the mumps one summer and had to stay away from our friends for 10 days.

  25. Bonny D Goslee
    3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this. will not take” the shot” or other Vx.
    What can we do to prevent the CDC for now discriminating those of us who are non-vaxxers?
    I heard that Carribbean Cruise lines is treating non-vax’s customers differently and they will have less freedoms aboard ship. Must be masked- Even outdoors! Being limited to only certain level aboard ship and dining at different times than other customers- paying more- AND not allowing all children to enjoy kid’s stuff!

    1. Alix
      3 years ago

      I am also concerned about my rights as a non vaccinated person. I’m even more concerned about the idea of vaccinating children. I don’t understand why anyone would think this is necessary or a good idea. It is like the whole world has gone crazy.

  26. Allison
    3 years ago

    I had a tetanus shot 9 years ago after I injured myself at work. I am a healthcare worker and had just wiped down my room with Cavi wipes (kills everything). Was talked into a tetanus shot at urgent care. My hands swelled up to twice their size. Since then I’ve had multiple ganglion cysts, tenosynovitis in both thumbs, and arthritis affecting 4 fingers (started with one initially). Never had any problems prior to vaccination. I wish I could go back and just say no thank you.

  27. Emily R.
    3 years ago

    Very concise and greatly appreciated. I’d like to print it out and hand it to people when they ask me if I’ve been vaccinated and why I won’t be (and why I didn’t vaccinate my daughters when the discussion gets more involved). I’ve been questioning vaccine safety since 1985 and have always used the “belief” excuse as a way out but now that’s no longer possible. Hopefully people will finally realize they have to actually become informed if they want to make a decision based on knowledge instead of control. Deep breath.

  28. marian
    3 years ago

    How can these Covid shots contribute to “flattening the curve” when they don’t protect us from getting the virus?
    Yet we are told over and over that those of us not getting the shots are preventing this from happening.

  29. Linda B Carney
    3 years ago

    Thank you for this informative article Dr. Northrup. I feel that for me, vaccines are like playing Russian Roulette. I have some autoimmune issues. In 2004 I received a Tetanus shot recommended by my physician. Within two days I was experiencing severe muscle spasms in my back. It was debilitating, and they lasted for well over two years. My doctor denied any association to the vaccine, but I knew it was related. Four years ago, I received a flu vaccine, which I had been doing routinely since I worked in a public school. I had always had mild symptoms for two days post vaccine, but that particular time, the next day when I woke up, my legs were partially numb, and the only way I can describe it is to say that I had to “think” extra hard about moving them to walk. It scared me, I told my physician, and again she denied any association to the vaccine. When I asked her what the cause may have been, she had no explanation. I will never take another vaccine for the rest of my life.

    1. Georgia c young
      3 years ago

      Bingo! Had the same thing with my legs about 10 yrs ago with double flushot. After that, refused all. And I was sole support working in home health with kids. Just told super & mom…do your research. I did.

  30. Nancy Curtis-Strange
    3 years ago

    Many thanks to you Dr Christiane.
    You have continued to amaze and delight, ever since my first office visit with you, around 1991.
    love, light & blessings

  31. Kathy
    3 years ago

    Hi Dr. Northrop
    A few years ago I ordered women’s body’s women’s wisdom ,cards and book from your site. I am a very sensitive person and needed help accessing my own inner wisdom. I knew with certainty I should not take AZ vaccine but felt a “green light for go” with moderna. I have since tried to make sure my kids are vaccinated with the same one. In these uncertain times all we have is our own wisdom.
    Kathy Kilkenny

    1. Poppy
      3 years ago

      That’s awesome. I think there are risks on both sides of this question and respect whatever decision folks make.

  32. christine clements
    3 years ago

    Thank you sooo much for sharing this information. I have never liked the idea of flu shots etc. and hearing this from you ,.. sets things straight for me . Thanks for being you 🙂

  33. Trinity A Roberts
    4 years ago

    How can I be insulin resistant and hypoglycemic? My fasting glucose is always about 80. Glucose levels have never gone above 150. I have lows often that I correct with peanut butter and milk. I’m not in a position to be able to cook or eat more balanced meals.

  34. Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Dr. Northrup, I heard your interview on Joe Piscopo Show this morning, where you discussed risks of vaccines, especially relating to this virus, and the wiser path of prevention and treatment with natural foods/supplements. I am so glad you are spreading the truth regarding health during this pandemic. Thank you so much for having taken the time to share this information with that radio show host and his listeners. Best regards,

  35. Marion Mitas
    4 years ago

    I am tired of all doctors and pharmacy’s pushing the flu vaccine. I have never had the flu or the vaccine. I have had pneumonia many times as a child and young adult until I was given the pneumonia vaccine. That’s the only vaccine I’ve agreed to as an adult.

  36. Shirley
    4 years ago

    I have now added Dr. Northrup to my list of heroes. I was raised to appreciate the body and to treat it like the priceless machine it is. My father lived to the age of 90 without ever seeing a doctor or having a vaccine. As far as I know, we children were never vaccinated. Even when the measles epidemic broke out (about 1948) we were given cod liver oil and sent to school (where nurses examined you before entering). When I had my first child there were only two of us in the maternity ward who were breast feeding. My children, now adult, often mention how they have “natural immunity”–they don’t get sick. I did not have my children vaccinated with exception of smallpox which was mandatory for them to go to school. Yearly, people where I worked would get the flu shot. Without exception, I would be the only healthy person in the workgroup for the next few weeks. I am now 78 and, as far as health, have had my ups and downs but, except for antibiotics on 3 occasions, haven’t taken a medication or had a vaccination. With Covid-19 I worry more about mandatory vaccination than I do about getting the disease.

    1. AnneMarieGiberson
      4 years ago

      I like your history! It shows we are resilient and…. covid vaccinations put us in jeopardy AND peril

    2. Dr. Sony Smith
      3 years ago


      It is good to read such a positive, healthy comment. I could feel the positive vibration in your words. What an amazing life. You did the right thing adding her to your list and at the top she should be. The woman is amazing and shares from her heart truth and what she wants foe the good of the people. She is amazing and so brave to shed the light in what so many are afraid to speak of in truth. Stay well and stay blessed. Dr. Sony Smitb

  37. Sunni
    4 years ago

    Hi Dr Northrup,
    I appreciate your post! Very informative.
    I do have a question: When you’re talking about children lacking transplacental immunity (due to their mothers being vaccinated against the measles and not having natural immunity), you’re saying these are the children that “become sicker from these infections than in the past due to an altered host immune response .. and we are likely to see higher death rates as well”?
    I ask this question because I had the MMR vaccination when I was younger, but am contemplating not getting my son MMR vacc (among others) — so in the event he were to get measles, it would make him more sick than a typical case?

    Thank you!

  38. Marion
    4 years ago

    I have been opposed to vaccines for years. My children got one or maybe two and I wouldn’t allow anymore.

    Even as a child I had this innate aversion to being vaccinated at school. I remember falling out of line as I got closer and went to the back of the line hoping to escape the wrath. Toward the end of the queue I dismissed myself as I needed to go to the bathroom. When I came back it was all over and they never realized I missed it.

    Throughout my years I was always finding ways to duck and dive this ritual. Consequently, the only vaccines I ever got were the ones you got back then as a baby, and back then in the 50’s there were very few.

    Today I am a holistic practitioner. See, I was born “knowing” I tell people. Lol

    Thank you for your work, I’ve followed you since 1996. ‍♀️

    1. Connie F
      2 years ago

      How can I learn more about what vaccines we should and should not give newborns?

  39. Janis
    4 years ago

    Have you heard of the legislature 6666? It’s confusing what to believe on the internet. Some Dr. did a YouTube video on it and he said it will be mandatory if it goes through. How can we find out the truth?

    1. Coulson Duerksen
      4 years ago

      Hi Janis,

      I am the editor for DrNorthrup.com. The legislation can be found here:



      1. Paula
        4 years ago

        This bill appears to be about grants for CoVid testing and contact tracing, NOT about vaccines. Please let me know if I’m missing something!

        1. Coulson Duerksen
          4 years ago

          That is correct. Someone asked about the Congressional bill numbered 6666 because she heard about it from someone else. I provided the link to that legislation.

  40. Matisun
    4 years ago

    Thank you so much for this wonderful article. I’ve appreciated your work and wisdom for years.
    I would highly recommend The Truth About Vaccines by Ty and Charlene Bollinger. It’s very well done and extremely informative. I would also recommend the movie Vaxxed by Andrew Wakefield. It’s honestly criminal what they are doing to our children. Also I used to be able to get homeopathic vaccines for my dog and now Veterenarians are not allowed to give them they can only give an antidote. This is a shame because they’ve taken away our right to choose. Bless you Dr. Northrup for the wonderful work you’re doing.

  41. Pauline Hammerstrom
    4 years ago

    As a child born in 1961, I luckily only received a few vaccines..but even those were questionable in terms of safety and effectiveness! According to the accurate records my mother kept in my baby book, the small pox vaccine I received at age 6 months, sent me to the hospital for a week with a ‘toxic reaction’!! I don’t know what that meant, but it sounds bad! The measles vaccine I received in 1966 was followed a few months later by a ‘severe, full blown case of measles! Now, after reading the work of Dr. Mikovits, I know the polio vaccine I received in 1962 probably had SV40 in it, making me prone to some cancers! If only three vaccines caused all these things to me, think of the poor babies today, who receive 72 shots!

  42. Peter Mohler
    4 years ago

    Thank you so much Dr Northrup!
    I had all this information but the Doctors I met always pretended the contrary.
    Now I have a list of arguments with references,
    truly precious !
    Thanks for sharing
    Peter Mohler

  43. Elena Michaelson
    4 years ago

    Thank you for the clear and concise information.
    How can we avoid the Covid vaccine that is being created now? I am aware of anti vaccine groups, but are there enough of us to stand up to this bullying?
    I have been required to take a flu shot every year, as a teacher, but I’ve read that it can make me even more susceptible to Covid if I get the shot. That means I can’t go back to my teaching job even when they open the schools back up.
    Dr. Mercola says that low vitamin D levels are correlated with Covid cases. What do you recommend?

  44. Vicki
    4 years ago

    I teach a parenting class for Waldorf parents. One parent told me that her doctor during pregnancy harangued her to have a flu shot. Her child was diagnosed with autism when he was two years old.
    Another mom was with me for a few years with a sibling and she had a very healthy boy after a very healthy pregnancy. He was such a healthy, developmentally advanced toddler. At 2.5 years he received an MMR. Within hours his face was so swollen that you couldn’t see his eyes, he couldn’t breathe well and he was screaming in pain. In the next year he was diagnosed with a challenging case of autism. Even though the child was taken to the doctor who administered the vaccination, she would not report the case as an adverse reaction, even though the mother requested that.

  45. Sharon Gerardi
    4 years ago

    I would love to know as a 62 y.o. female, if I need to get the tetanus vaccine? It seems to be the one vaccine that i’m being recommended to do. I would love your feed back on it necessity. I had one over 10 years ago.

    Thanks in advance for your help,


    1. Jean S
      2 years ago

      NO!!! Dr. Mercola says NO!!! NO more.

  46. Vera Egbert
    4 years ago

    Great article. I am one of the many who are extremely concerned about potential “mandatory” vaccinations. I am 100% against it! I don’t take any of them (I’m 60 now and will not get the Flu, Pneumonia, etc vaccinations).
    Thanks for all the great information you share with us.

  47. Jo
    4 years ago

    Dr. Northrup,

    Are your grandchildren vaccinated?



  48. Janet Riben
    4 years ago

    This is such an important bit of information. Most of us in the health industry know that there are many aspects of vaccines to question but we have needed a doctors response – some facts. So many thanks for this!!

  49. Jane Anderson Gitter
    4 years ago

    I never got a flu vaccine but one time and that year I was so sick with the flu that I never ever considered getting another shot!
    However, when I was able to get the Shingles vaccine at age 62 I think that’s the age I was when my private insurance would pay for it$(200), I went ahead and got it because I had a history of Shingles cropping up ever since I was in my 30’s, and I wanted desperately to believe this vaccine would insure me from enduring the pain of another bout of shingles. Well less than a year after I got the shingles vaccination, I got shingles much worse than ever before. Clearly, I learned my lesson that vaccines are not the answer.
    Thanks to listening to your radio program weekly for years on Hayhouse Radio, following Anthony Williams protocol for his Liver Rescue Liver Cleanse, and following the BrightLine Eating way of eating no flour or sugar and adopting a WFPB diet( lost and kept off 75 pounds now for three years!) I am healthy and free of shingles outbreaks, and all sorts of other things that were troubling me, and all the doctors wanted to do was have me take prescriptions. Thank god I finally woke up!!
    By the way I celebrated my 70th Birthday this year right before the Covid-19 quarantine, by taking a ceremonial sacred trip to the Mayan Jungles of the Yucatán with my 80 year old equally healthy sister, with a bunch of younger women from all over the globe. We climbed up and down two pyramids, biked, and swam in the oceans and Cenotes. I will definitely not be taking this vaccine that they are rushing madly to produce!! No way, thank you very much!!

  50. Gloria
    4 years ago

    I am one if your warriors of Light and want to thank you !!! I started following you in 1992 when my Mom who was an identical twin died of ovarian Cancer and her sister who lived in the same towns ect lived another 8 years with no trace of cancer.your Amata products helped me through a natural menopause and I am grateful for all of your wisdom and look forward to your words each day.

  51. Tracy McCallum
    4 years ago

    Thank you for such a clear resource for me to send to people. Those people who are on the fence with this issue would appreciate the tone of the article, I would think. For myself, I appreciate how distilled the info is, centered around key questions,. Thank you!

    I went to your FB page and didn’t see it there – will it be so I can forward it?

  52. jen
    4 years ago

    Thank you SO much for this incredible article. I chose not to vaccinate my children more than 20 years ago and I was totally up to speed on the information out there then. I have never regretted my decision and I have 4 robust and superbly healthy boys who are rarely ill be it with mumps, chicken pox or the common cold. Roll on to 2020 and threats of forced vaccinations has me on high alert. I really needed this to recap and reaffirm my choice I made all those years ago. I stand firm – no to vaccinations for me and my children. We are all allowed to choose our own paths and must have the freedom to do so.

    love and light
    warrior of the radical light

  53. Rebecca Lee
    4 years ago

    Thank you for being thoughtful enough to hold this position and brave enough to speak out!

  54. Marty
    4 years ago

    Wow. This really hit home. First, my son had a neurological reaction (seizure, developmental regression) to his first DPT shot in 1987. It was a nightmare; he got only DT after (and all other vaccines and has struggled with autoimmune problems as an adult.) I was so traumatized by that DPT experience that I chose to not have another child. I could not face having to decide whether to vaccinate.
    But interestingly, as I was reading this I realized that at age 67 I had my first flu shot after resisting for years. I have since developed hypothyroid (after Tests showed healthy thyroid just prior) and persistent severe body pain that I have never had before. I now wonder if it is connected. I suspect it is. What are your thoughts on the omnipresent flu vaccine?
    Thank you.

    1. Rebecca Lee
      4 years ago

      What you and your son are experiencing is mercury toxicity. The vaccines probably had enough in them to tip you over the edge. Please research the work of Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD for how to get better.

    2. Joan Kelly
      4 years ago

      My child had the same experience to the DPT and second DT. He is in his late thirties and has autoimmune disease.

    3. Christiane
      4 years ago

      I am not a fan of the flu vaccine– in any given year it is only 10-40% effective. But it contains toxic material such a aluminum which can accumulate in the brain. I prefer fortifying myself with vitamin C, D, and zinc. God given immunity is a wonderful thing when you support it. I am SO sorry about your son. There are thousands like him. And this fact is ignored by mainstream medicine at the moment.

      1. Paula
        4 years ago

        I feel the same way as you do because my thoughts are….they always find there are like 5 strains of the flu. Initially, they make the flu vaccine for 1-2 strains and with my luck I’d get the vaccine, but then catch the 3rd, 4th or 5th strain….and then I stop and think: “What was the point of me getting the flu shot?” I also know someone who was super debilitated from getting the flu shot. So, we opt out of the flu VAX. The other concern is HPV and guardasil or whatever other drugs that are supposed to battle HPV…..why is it that this VAX is only given to young girls (or boys) through the age of about 30? After 30 you aren’t able to catch HPV?! What about a 50 year old who is perhaps back on the dating scene after a divorce? This person isn’t allowed the VAX for HPV, are they now immune because they are beyond 30?! It doesn’t make sense. I also have read too many stories of young girls getting the HPV shot and getting sick or dying from it. Out of fear, my family has opted out of that VAX too. I’m concerned because to be forced to take a VAX seems very unamerican. People should have the right to hear all the facts regarding a shot and then determine what is right for his/her family. Also as a side note, I have been thinking a lot about allergies because my oldest has seasonal and treenut allergies. When I was a kid, I played in the dirt a lot making mud pies. I was rarely sick as a young kid. I got allergies when I was older around age 19. I think that if we make our environment too clean and we are not exposed to the “bugs” around us that are “normal”, then this does cause us to get sick. Now, in retrospect, I wish we had gotten a dog when my daughter was born and had her play in the mud because may be now she wouldn’t have allergies. Just my 2 cents.

  55. Robin
    4 years ago

    Thank you for this information. I am not a fan of vaccines. I cannot remember ever having a flu shot as an adult. However, in September 2019, my husband and I (both 65) did get the flu shot. At the same time we received the first of two Shingles shots. A few days after the shingles shot, I developed a grapefruit-sized welt, just below the injection site that was warm to the touch. My doctor said to watch that it did not get worse. I also had a few random spots on body that I also attributed to the shot. I was fine after a couple weeks. My husband had no unusual reaction. In the middle of February 2020, we both received the second shingles shot to complete the vaccine protocol. I had a terrible reaction to this second dose of shingles. Ten hours after receiving the shot, I woke feeling so sick. It felt like I was in a daze, brain fog and lacking concentration. My whole body felt heavy, like I was wearing a suit of armor. I could barley lift my legs to walk. It was the scariest feeling. I do not think I had a temperature. I was exhausted and felt like i got hit by a Mack truck… malaise of the worst kind. Although this lasted only ten more hours, I was not myself for two weeks or more. Only after, did I read online of similar reactions from people who had the shingles shot. I wish I had read this information before taking the shot because I never would have taken the second shingles shot. I am a sensitive body type and should have listened to my instincts and stay clear of this vaccine. My husband did have a similar reaction but it was not quite as severe. I would not recommend this shot.

  56. Claudia E. Darbie
    4 years ago

    Thank you, Dr. Northrup. I am not surprised about the manipulation present in the CDC and companies like, Merck. I worked for many years for an Antitrust attorney, who did White Collar crime, and some of their biggest wrongdoers were pharmaceutical companies. And it has only gotten worse with time.

    With this new virus, they seem to be at the stage of learning and revealing how in effects fetus’s. I have found your information extremely educational to that end, as well as many others.

    A social habit the Western world needs to be reminded of is “mindfulness”. Moving too quickly, without being able to acquire proper knowledge before choosing, causes errors not only in the medical profession and in medical decisions, but in all areas.

    1. Christiane
      4 years ago

      Those who know what’s going on are very often silenced by the mainstream media. And that censorship is growing by the way. But we are at a turning point. And it is my sincere hope that more people wake up. Thank you.

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