Recently on this blog we posed the question as to whether or not the "clean vaccine movement" and the clean food movements should be separated, or marching together in unison. That topic is still up for debate, but with the vaccine movement growing in strength and more people in the spotlight questioning additives and packed vaccine schedules, it's important to be aware of the latest happenings.

It's no secret that vaccines are virtually unparalleled moneymakers for the pharmaceutical industry, and one of the biggest players, Pfizer, has reportedly set its sights on a "significant expansion" of its vaccine repertoire.

As reported by the New York Times, the company is taking steps to promote vaccines to be used "from cradle to grave, from shots for pregnant women to protect their babies from the moment of birth to vaccines for senior citizens with waning immune systems."

Few people know Pfizer is a business entity that actually merged with the former pharmaceutical division of Monsanto.

But many are aware of the growing vaccine controversy. And they're concerned that an over-reliance on vaccines (which have caused over $3 billion in injury payments since the 80s in the U.S. alone) could lead to the cumulative effect of more health problems for unsuspecting U.S. consumers.

Vaccines from Cradle to Grave

Business has been booming with Pfizer, and the vaccine arm is a big part of it. The company recently signed a multi-million dollar deal with a South African company to develop a new childhood "six-in-one" pneumonia vaccine.

As mentioned earlier, this is just one more step in the company's ongoing plan to create an even more hectic vaccine schedule for all people throughout their lifetimes. The original "cradle to grave" plans were announced earlier this July by Pfizer (you can read about their plan here). Pfizer's plans also include a new vaccine specifically targeted for pregnant women (the CDC recommends that many vaccines be given a month before pregnancy currently rather than during).

As more and more people question the safety and necessity of vaccines due to controversial additives (like Robert Kennedy Jr. for instance) the vaccine industry is doubling down by increasing lobbying expenditures (like in California where SB277 was created to make vaccines mandatory and millions were used for lobbying by drug companies) and developing new vaccines to market to a wider range of people. Combined with Pfizer's new plans for a "vaccine schedule" for adults that could evolve into something similar to what kids receive and a growing movement in government for mandatory vaccines, it's safe to say that a great ideological battle is on the horizon.

The important thing to keep in mind is that we all have rights to decide for ourselves, and also that the focus should be on the safety of the additives and our personal rights, and not merely whether vaccines are "good" or "bad;" a shallow and divisive argument that the mainstream media tends to present.

For more on what you need to know regarding your rights, check out the National Vaccine Information Center's website here.