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practice of annual (pet) vaccinations lacks scientific validity or verification.
There is no immunological requirement for annual vaccinations. The practice
of annual vaccinations should be considered of questionable efficacy."
is strong and growing consensus among immunology and infectious disease experts
that annual vaccination (of dogs and cats) is neither necessary nor advisable.
The vast majority, if not all of the North American veterinarian schools,
are currently recommending reduced frequency of vaccination."
adoption of this routine vaccination program (three-year vaccination) is based
on the lack of scientific evidence to support the current practice of annual
vaccination and increasing documentation showing that over-vaccinating has
been associated with harmful side effects. Of particular note in this regard
has been the association of autoimmune hemolytic anemia with vaccination of
dogs and vaccine-associated sarcomas in cats -- both of which are often fatal."
insure efficacy, manufacturers (of vaccines) for years have made
vaccines 10 times more potent than what is needed to challenge
the immune system."
Vaccine-related cancer in cats: According to Colorado State University
Professor Dennis Macy, "the incidence of this often fatal
cancer (sarcoma-cancer development at the vaccine site) has been
documented by several studies to be 1 to 3.2 per 10,000 cats receiving
a rabies vaccine If all the cats in Denver (estimated to be 400,000)
were to be vaccinated yearly for rabies, the unneeded additional
vaccinations would result in an additional 26 to 84 vaccine cancer
sites per year! I estimate 22,000 vaccine-associated tumors per
year. Since surgery is usually unsuccessful, radiation treatment
is necessary. Treating all these cats would cost $66 million per
without exception there is no immunologic requirements for annual revaccination.
Successful vaccination to most bacterial pathogens produces an immunologic
memory that remains for years. Furthermore, revaccination with most viral
vaccines fails to stimulate an anamnestic (secondary response) as a result
of interference by existing antibody."
Mark Wood, representing the Animal Health Institute, a trade organization
for vaccine manufacturers has indicated the arbitrary revaccination label
on vaccines has no legal significance."
and kennels are demanding that pets are vaccinated unnecessarily, and the
owners are being fleeced. The veterinary profession and the vaccine manufacturers
should be subject to adequate external monitoring."