Vaccines quotes:

  • Vaccines are the most cost-effective health care interventions there are. A dollar spent on a childhood vaccination not only helps save a life, but greatly reduces spending on future healthcare. -- Ezekiel Emanuel
  • Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them. It's a simple message parents need to keep hearing. -- Jeffrey Kluger
  • The idea that vaccines are a primary cause of autism is not as crackpot as some might wish. Autism's 60-fold rise in 30 years matches a tripling of the U.S. vaccine schedule. -- Jenny McCarthy
  • Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child's death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections. -- Ezekiel Emanuel
  • Vaccines are the tugboats of preventive health. -- William Foege
  • Flu vaccine is far and away the most underutilized. -- Paul A. Offit
  • The vaccinations are not working, and they are dangerous.. We should be working with nature. -- Lendon Smith
  • If you give us a safe vaccine, we'll use it. It shouldn't be polio versus autism. -- Jenny McCarthy
  • The pharmaceutical corporations are engaged in the systematic corruption of the medical profession, country by country -- John le Carre
  • Only after realising that routine immunisations were dangerous did I achieve a substantial drop in infant death rates. -- Archie Kalokerinos
  • I've heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines, -- Rand Paul
  • In the USA in 1978, they mandated vaccination and it resulted in a three fold increase in the reported incidence of whooping cough. -- Viera Scheibner
  • I don't think I would have spent time learning about the immune system if understanding vaccines weren't something I considered very important. -- Bill Gates
  • I do believe sadly it's going to take some diseases coming back to realize that we need to change and develop vaccines that are safe. -- Jenny McCarthy
  • We believe unbelievable progress can be made, in both inventing new vaccines and making sure they get out to all the children who need them. -- Bill Gates
  • Provocation polio. That is the truth about those outbreaks of polio. And I offer a well considered personal opinion that polio is a man made disease. -- Viera Scheibner
  • I once believed in Jenner; I once believed in Pasteur. I believed in vaccination. I believed in vivisection. But I changed my views as the result of hard thinking. -- Walter Hadwen
  • Why do other first world countries give children so many fewer vaccines than we do? Vaccines save lives, but might be harming some children. Is moderation such a terrible idea? -- Jenny McCarthy
  • Up to 90% of the total decline in the death rate of children between 1860-1965 because of whooping cough, scarlet fever, diphtheria, and measles occurred before the introduction of immunisations and antibiotics. -- Archie Kalokerinos
  • The world today has 6.8 billion people...that's headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job on vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 to 15 percent. -- Bill Gates
  • Vaccination is pretty special because you can do a vaccination campaign anywhere in the world. All you are doing is gathering women from the villages, getting them the vaccines and asking them to go around and find the children. -- Bill Gates
  • Vaccination is a public health issue because influenza is a highly contagious disease. If you don't vaccinate your child, his or her schoolmates are much more likely to become ill. That is why some places (New York, for example) are making the vaccine mandatory for school children. -- Michael Specter
  • Even to this day, the government, the FDA is refusing to use the sophisticated biotechnology to evaluate the contaminants in the vaccines such as the polio vaccines that they are administering. I think (people) would be appalled that some of the vaccines that are currently being used are still laced with viruses. -- Leonard Horowitz
  • Vaccines are a miracle cure. Eight out of 10 children are getting vaccines. -- Melinda Gates
  • Vaccines are not traditionally big money makers. They're given once or a few times in one's life, so they're never going to be blockbusters. -- Paul A. Offit
  • The return on investment in global health is tremendous, and the biggest bang for the buck comes from vaccines. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective health investments in history. -- Seth Berkley
  • Vaccines don't cause autism. Vaccines, instead, prevent disease. Vaccines have wiped out a score of formerly deadly childhood diseases. Vaccine skepticism has helped to bring some of those diseases back from near extinction. -- Alex Pareene
  • You can't save kids just with vaccines. -- Melinda Gates
  • I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us through fear. -- Billy Corgan
  • Besides my love for horses and cars, I am passionate about making the cheapest vaccines in the world. I started making life-saving drugs when I was 22. -- Cyrus S. Poonawalla
  • It doesn't seem to matter how often vaccines are proved safe or supplements are shown to offer nothing of value. When people don't like facts, they ignore them. -- Michael Specter
  • Without equity, pandemic battles will fail. Viruses will simply recirculate, and perhaps undergo mutations or changes that render vaccines useless, passing through the unprotected populations of the planet. -- Laurie Garrett
  • I think we will see better vaccines within the next 15 years, but I'm not a scientist and am focused on the short-term - what will happen in the interim. -- Paul Farmer
  • New vaccines are being developed all the time, which could save many more lives and dramatically improve people's health. And this goes beyond the traditional burden of childhood infectious diseases. -- Seth Berkley
  • I have seen this happen in recent years with regard to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, where, working together, we are improving access to medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries. -- Gro Harlem Brundtland
  • Everybody who's a physician, who makes vaccines, who wants to find the cure for cancer. Everybody who wants to do any medical good for humankind got the passion for that before he or she was 10. -- Bill Nye
  • When I first went public with my son Evan's story, I just planned to talk about the 'R' word - Recovery. But soon I was spending most my time talking about the 'V' word - vaccines. -- Jenny McCarthy
  • The thing is I think vaccines are one of the greatest medical breakthroughs that we have. I'm a big fan and a great fan of the history of the development of the smallpox vaccine, for example. -- Rand Paul
  • When we seed millions of acres of land with these plants, what happens to foraging birds, to insects, to microbes, to the other animals, when they come in contact and digest plants that are producing materials ranging from plastics to vaccines to pharmaceutical products? -- Jeremy Rifkin
  • Throughout my career, as both a physician and a scientist, I have drawn inspiration from Merck's unwavering commitment to scientific excellence. Over time, this commitment has brought forth an unparalleled number of breakthrough medicines and vaccines that improve the lives of patients around the world. -- Roger M. Perlmutter
  • We've been using vaccination in some form for hundreds of years now. We have almost nothing in our modern medicine that we've been using that long, and it's been consistently productive even though, you know, the older vaccines were much more dangerous than vaccines we're using now. -- Eula Biss
  • Clearly, some of the reason people embrace alternatives and reject vaccines is that they are angry and mistrustful of government and of pharmaceutical conglomerates. More than that, we pay too much for health care, it's not good enough, and the system is too complex. We need alternatives. -- Michael Specter
  • In poor countries, we still need better ways to measure the effectiveness of the many government workers providing health services. They are the crucial link bringing tools such as vaccines and education to the people who need them most. How well trained are they? Are they showing up to work? -- Bill Gates
  • For just a few dollars a dose, vaccines save lives and help reduce poverty. Unlike medical treatment, they provide a lifetime of protection from deadly and debilitating disease. They are safe and effective. They cut healthcare and treatment costs, reduce the number of hospital visits, and ensure healthier children, families and communities. -- Seth Berkley
  • I know children regress after vaccination because it happened to my own son. Why aren't there any tests out there on the safety of how vaccines are administered in the real world, six at a time? Why have only two of the 36 shots our kids receive been looked at for their relationship to autism? -- Jenny McCarthy
  • Now, when you get a viral infection, what normally happens is it takes days or weeks for your body to fight back at full strength, and that might be too late. When you're pre-immunized, what happens is you have forces in your body pre-trained to recognize and defeat specific foes. So that's really how vaccines work. -- Seth Berkley
  • You have the right to kill me, but you don't have the right to judge me. That's life. There's nobility in that. There's focus. It's genuine. It's crystal and it's pure and it's available to everybody, so just shut your traps and put down your McDonalds, your vaccines, your Us Weekly, your TMZ and the rest of it. -- Charlie Sheen
  • The greatest lie ever told is that vaccines are safe and effective. -- Leonard Horowitz
  • Testing two vaccines against different H1N1s at the same time has never been done. -- Anthony S. Fauci
  • There is no evidence, that I am aware of, that points to a link between vaccines and developmental disability. -- Jill Stein
  • The Hepatitis B vaccine is now given to newborns. We sometimes give five and six vaccines all at one time. -- Rand Paul
  • I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines. -- Rand Paul
  • I think public awareness of how good vaccines are for kids and how they are good for public health is a great idea. -- Rand Paul
  • Physicians who care for adults generally don't think about vaccines as much as pediatricians do, and adults think of vaccines as a kid thing. -- Paul A. Offit
  • Information on how to heal autism and how to possibly delay vaccines or prevent autism shouldn't come from me. It should come from the medical establishment. -- Jenny McCarthy
  • What really reinvigorated vaccines was Prevnar, the pneumococcal vaccine that prevents against meningitis and ear infections. Here was the first vaccine to cross the billion-dollar mark. -- Paul A. Offit
  • I have had a long tug-of-war going on with the FDA, in particular, and with other regulatory agencies, and it has nothing to do with vaccines. -- Jill Stein
  • I think that the discoveries of antibiotics and vaccines have contributed to the improvement of the quality of life, making it possible to prevent contagious diseases. -- Shinya Yamanaka
  • Novel technologies for delivering .. vaccines can certainly find a market if they are more effective, less costly, less invasive or more convenient to use than the alternatives. -- Robert J. Eaton
  • You can have the best vaccines for a woman or her child, but if you can't get her to come and get them then they won't work. -- Melinda Gates
  • How is it that mercury is not safe for food additives and Over the Counter drug products, but it is safe in our vaccines and dental amalgams? -- Dan Burton
  • Let me see if I can put this in scientific terms: Think of autism like a fart, and vaccines are the finger you pull to make it happen. -- Jenny McCarthy
  • If we stop exploring space, we're going to lose the same part of us that found vaccines and penicillin, the part that searches for cures to cancer and AIDS. -- Corbin Bernsen
  • Other than vaccines and finding a cure, most funding goes toward putting people on treatment. That's completely valid and I understand that, but it's never how we're going to stop AIDS. -- Charlize Theron
  • Asking the public health community to investigate the role of vaccines in the development of autism is like asking the tobacco industry to investigate the link between lung cancer and smoking. -- Rick Rollens
  • When I was a child, there were not that many vaccines. I was vaccinated for polio. I actually got measles as a child. I got pertussis, whooping cough. I remember that very well. -- Anthony Fauci
  • When I was a child, there were not that many vaccines. I was vaccinated for polio. I actually got measles as a child. I got pertussis, whooping cough. I remember that very well. -- Anthony Fauci
  • Many years ago I was part of a public health movement that raised concerns about the mercury in vaccines and about the heavy dose that infants get - used to. They don't anymore. -- Jill Stein
  • [monkeys] are used only when no other species and no alternatice approach can provide the answers to questions about such conditions as Alzhemers, stroke, Parkinson's, spinal injury, hormone disorders, and vaccines for HIV -- Colin Blakemore
  • The simple truth is, the short-term solution is for the FDA to allow more importation of safe vaccines from other nations. But the long-term solution is to get more vaccine production within the U.S. -- Larry Craig