Injected Proteins Cause Food Allergies
Over 100 years ago, Nobel Laureate Charles Richet discovered that injecting a protein into animals (and humans) can promote a reaction that causes the body to become sensitive to that protein. Re-exposure to the same protein later on could result in severe allergic reactions—including anaphylaxis.”1’2
Today we have an unprecedented, and growing, number of children (and adults) who are allergic to foods, many of whom have anaphylactic reactions. While there are many probable triggers, one of the most important may be vaccines. Vaccines contain a number of food proteins such as hydrolyzed casein and casamino acids (from dairy), bovine serum albumin (from cows), yeast protein, hydrolyzed gelatin (from cows or fish), egg protein, soy peptone broth, and more. Polysorbate 80, sorbitol, and other synthetic ingredients in vaccines may be sourced from a variety of foods including coconut, wheat, corn, and legume and nut oils. Since these proteins are injected into the bloodstream, rather than going through and processed by the digestive system, the body reacts to them as foreign materials and activates the immune system against them.
The CDC, acknowledging that vaccines can cause serious allergic reactions, states in its guidelines for each vaccine that individuals who have had allergic reaction after a previous dose of any vaccine that protects against that particular disease for which the vaccine was created, or has any severe, life-threatening allergies should notify their healthcare provider and not be given that vaccine or should wait.3 Anaphylaxis is listed as one of the automatically compensable vaccine injuries by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.45
“In the past, some vaccines have actually contained peanut oil—and, even today, vaccine manufacturers are not required to list the exact ingredients of certain vaccine additives, including oils used as adjuvants or surfactants. In addition to the fact that peanut oil might be lurking in vaccines, other ingredients are similar enough to the proteins in peanuts and tree nuts that they can cause sensitivities in children that later result in serious allergic reactions. For example, a child who is allergic to peanuts may also be allergic to legumes and soy—the similar structure shared by these proteins can trigger a deadly reaction. Some vaccines given in early childhood contain soy peptone, which could trigger both soy and peanut allergies.” 6
Prevnar13, given to children starting at 6 weeks of age for prevention of pneumococcal pneumonia, contains soy peptone broth.7
Studies demonstrate the causal relationship between vaccines and food allergies
Based on the work of Richet, other scientists have determined that food proteins in vaccines can induce allergies:
- Wells, 1908 – Injecting as little as 50 ng of ovalbumin into guinea pigs caused sensitization. Later injections of ovalbumin resulted in an allergic reaction. Ovalbumin is an egg protein used in vaccine manufacture.
- 1940, Cooke et al. – Found that allergy was caused by the tetanus vaccine. [The allergen was a plant protein – see the Cooke study in the source below.]
- 1952, Ratner – Found a significant increase in anti-ovalbumin antibodies caused by egg protein in the influenza vaccine.
- 1999, Nakayama et al. – Found evidence of a causal relationship between administration of the DTaP vaccine and the development of gelatin allergy. Nakayama also observed that “… gelatin content in DTaP (48-200 mcg) was sufficient to cause sensitization but not enough to cause elicitation. MMR contained enough gelatin (0.2%) to result in elicitation .
DTaP followed by DTaP: Result: Sensitization but no elicitation.
DTaP followed by MMR: Result: Sensitization followed by elicitation.”
- 2003, Kuno-Sakai et al. – Used gelatin-free DTaP vaccine to demonstrate that the development of gelatin allergy was indeed caused by gelatin present in the DTaP vaccines.8
Other corroborating evidence regarding vaccines and allergic and/or anaphylactic reactions include:
- 1998 – Japan removed removed gelatin from their DTaP and MMR vaccines, or switched to hypoallergenic gelatin. They experienced a
“Dramatic decreases in anaphylactic/allergic reactions to live measles vaccines were observed immediately after each manufacturer marketed gelatin-free or gelatin (hypoallergic)—containing live measles vaccine, and since the end of 1998 reports on anaphylactic/allergic reactions to live measles vaccine have almost ceased.”9
- 2000 – An analysis of data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994) on infants aged 2 months through adolescents aged 16 years revealed that the odds of having a history of asthma was twice as great among vaccinated subjects than among unvaccinated subjects (adjusted odds ratio, 2.00; 95% confidence interval, 0.59 to 6.74). The odds of having had any allergy-related respiratory symptom in the past 12 months was 63% greater among vaccinated subjects than unvaccinated subjects (adjusted odds ratio, 1.63; 95% confidence interval, 1.05 to 2.54). The associations between vaccination and subsequent allergies and symptoms were greatest among children aged 5 through l0 years.10
- 2011 – A report by the Institute of Medicine concluded that there is enough epidemiologic and mechanistic evidence to support a causal relationship between anaphylaxis and vaccines such as the MMR, Varicella (chicken pox), Flu, Hepatitis B, DTaP, Meningococcal, and HPV; they didn’t find adequate evidence regarding the Hepatitis A vaccine.11'12
- 2011- Doctors reported on 8 children in their clinic with anaphylactic reactions due to residual dairy in the booster DTaP vaccine which is processed in a medium containing casamino acids. It was determined that these children had dairy allergies.ref]https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(11)00747-0/fulltext[/ref]
- 2018 – Dr. Stanley Plotkin, one of the world’s top vaccinologists admitted in a deposition hearing that injecting calf serum could create allergies to cow products.
From the transcript. Q refers to a question by attorney Aron Siri for Dr. Plotkin; A refers to Dr. Plotkin’s answer:
“Q. Do any vaccines in the childhood vaccine 3 schedule contain blood serum from calves or other bovines?
A. Well, frequently calf serum is used to make the vaccine, but calf serum is removed before the vaccine is used because you don’t want to sensitize the vaccinee to cows.
Q. Meaning if there was cow serum remaining in the vaccine, the child could develop antibodies to essentially cow —
Q. — cow products?
Q. And that would be — and they could develop an allergy to it, right?
A. If there were, yes.
Q. If there were calf serum in the vaccines, correct?
Q. But you’re saying there’s no calf serum in vaccines, right?
A. It is removed, yes.” 13
Unfortunately, Dr. Plotkin was wrong about the vaccines not containing calf serum. All three types of the MMRV vaccine ProQuad have bovine calf serum, as does the IPV vaccine Ipol, the refrigerator stable Varivax, and both forms of Zostavax. Other vaccines contain bovine serum and fetal calf serum. 14
Aluminum adjuvants can increase allergic sensitization
In addition to the food proteins in the vaccines, the aluminum adjuvants in the vaccine, included to increase the immune response to the antigen, also increase the immune response to the food proteins in the vaccine. When multiple vaccines are given at one doctor’s visit, the numerous food proteins and adjuvants injected all at once greatly enhances the probability that sensitization will occur.15
No guidelines or oversight to monitor vaccine allergens
Food manufacturers are legally required to list their product’s potential allergens on the label, apart from the list of ingredients. Not only are vaccine manufacturers not required to alert vaccine recipients of potential allergens, there are no guidelines to limit or even identify all possible vaccine allergens.
“… Vaccine excipient makers such as sorbitol, Polysorbate 80 manufacturers also have no limits on residual allergens in their injectable grade products. Since there are no limits, suppliers do not test for allergens in production. Further, residual allergens that may be present in the excipients are not even listed in the vaccine package inserts.”16”
More vaccines means worsening allergies
“As if the rise of food and other allergies were not bad enough, studies are documenting a qualitative shift in the “natural history” of food allergy toward a “more frequently…persistent rather than…transient” condition. Moreover, dangerous manifestations of allergy such as anaphylaxis may be even more widespread than we know, because anywhere from 21% to 57% of cases of anaphylaxis are misclassified and given a less severe diagnostic code. …
“Although many researchers recognize the importance of avoiding “excessive activation” of the immune system in early life, the rush to overload the vaccine schedule continues unchecked. …”17