There is a great deal of controversy and debate about the need for vaccination.
There is no doubt that vaccination has been a most effective tool in the prevention of disease , especially in curtailment of epidemics. Vaccine is a wonderful advancement in modern medicine.
However despite this efficacy, the vaccination process needs to be treated as if the animal is being given a disease to counteract or prevent a disease.
This is classic a homeopathic principle where like is treated with like. It is my opinion that the original vaccination idea ( small pox vaccination using cow pox to protect against human small pox) was gained from the homeopathic physicians prevalent at the time.
Detailed health assessment must be made by a veterinarian before vaccination, and sick animals should not be vaccinated under normal conditions. Epidemic and life threatening situations may overide this. Sick animaks include those with a high temperature, infected mouths from decaying teeth, infected skin or vomiting and diarrhea and coughing, poor testicles or infectious vaginal discharge or incontinence , and those having major internal surgery. Vaccination is a matter of deep concern, the more information obtianed, the more importance must be placed on veterinary opinion in each individual case.
Monovalent or single disease vaccines are preferrable to multiple disease doses, and time should elapse between each vaccination.
At the moment there are few monovalent vaccines available.
Unless vaccinating at a young age where the need for vaccine is almost certain, blood tests should be taken before vaccination, to make sure that the animals needs the interference. These blood tests at the moment measure antobody titres, it is expected that tests will become more sophisticated with time. Recognition of the need to use vaccine only if necessary becomes more prevalent: Awareness of possible side effects of vaccination in animals which are already immune, of excipients in vaccines and of multiple vaccination at the same time will increase. .
At present monovalent vaccine protocols and pre testing may be more expensive than protocols offered routinely in veterinary surgeries. As more people request these procedures, the price will drop.
Technology will change, and nanotech vaccination may be in the future. Side efects of this need to be thoroughly researched before it is commenced.
For those who do not wish to consider all the options, and want a simple "get it over with and go home" protocol, or have very limitted time or money to spend on the animals , the a simple yearly vaccination with no questions asked, and a basic health check, is better than no vaccination.
Attachments to this website contain information provided by veterinarians, links to vaccination research and websites, and Charissa;s vaccination protocols.
Homeopathic Viral Prevention
This does not replace vaccination. Observations and some preliminary research suggest it may be useful in preventing some diseases. There has been extensive human disease prevention in Cuba with homeopathic methods. More information is available on the homeopathy page of this website