The National Institute of Health recently announced an expansion of its funding of nine Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units with an annual budget of $135 million dollars of government money. Each of the nine research centers can compete with each year for the next seven years for a portion of this funding. 
The effort to decrease disease outbreaks by increasing the funding of vaccine studies is misguided. Financial and medical resources could be better spent focusing on the underlying causes of illnesses. Functional medicine has established that most diseases are caused by nutritional deficiencies and toxic overload, which together suppresses the immune system, making one susceptible to disease. 
Vaccines Decrease Immune System Functioning and Fail to Prevent Disease
The National Institute of Health established Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units in 1962 to conduct hundreds of vaccination clinical trials. The VTEUs include Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital, Duke Medicine, Atlanta’s Emory University, the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, Saint Louis University, the University of Iowa, Baltimore’s University of Maryland and Nashville’s Vanderbilt University. Clinical vaccine trials involve the following diseases: influenza, pneumonia, pertussis, haemophiles influenzae Type B infection, cholera, anthrax, malaria, tuberculosis, childhood vaccines and combination vaccines. 
While the idea that vaccinations can safely prevent disease is an attractive one, unfortunately research and data do not support this theory. Ironically, the actual impact of vaccinations is to increase one’s exposure to dangerous toxins and poisons, which weakens the immune system, making one more susceptible to disease.
Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock has established that vaccinations decrease cellular immunity which is critical for fighting diseases. Vaccinations have been shown to increase the antibodies for a particular targeted disease for a limited length of time. Scientists mistakenly equate this increase in antibody creation to immunity from disease. Unfortunately, increasing antibodies has never been proven to be effective in reducing disease likelihood. 
Population studies universally show that vaccinated populations experience more disease outbreaks than those with no vaccinations. In a 1992 New Zealand study comparing 226 vaccinated to 229 unvaccinated children, the results overwhelmingly showed that the unvaccinated children suffered far less from chronic childhood illnesses including tonsillitis, sleep apnea, hyperactivity, ear infections, and epilepsy.
An Africa study done in 2000, covering a six-year period and examining the health of 15,000 children, showed that the death rate from diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough was twice as high in vaccinated children compared to unvaccinated children.
A 2011 German study of 8,000 unvaccinated children, with medical documentation from birth to age nineteen, showed vaccinated children have at least two to five times more diseases and disorders than unvaccinated children. 
Vaccinations have never been proven to prevent illness and are, in reality, one of the greatest medical myths in existence. Research comparing unvaccinated to vaccinated children consistently show that unvaccinated children enjoy better health compared to those vaccinated.
In addition, when there are outbreaks of diseases such as whooping cough, studies show that the majority of those with the disease have received immunizations for the illness. This data provides additional evidence that vaccines do not provide immunity to disease.