How Much Do You Know About Vaccination?

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA

You can find the answers to this simple quiz at the bottom of the page.

1. When the first practical polio vaccine was made in the 1950s, monkey kidney tissue was used. It was not realised that one of the viruses commonly found in monkey kidney cells can cause cancer in humans. The American government was warned of this but the doctor who gave the warning was ignored and her laboratory was closed down. How many people, who were vaccinated in the 1950s and 1960s, are now at risk at developing cancer because of that vaccine?

2. Between 1960 and 1981, nine reports were published assessing the risk of brain damage after the whooping cough vaccination. The reports produced figures between 1 in 6,000 and 1 in100,000. The Government, not surprisingly chose the figure of 1 in 100,000. The Government has paid out compensation to large numbers of vaccine damaged children. In the decade after 1979, the figures show that less than 100 children were killed by whooping cough but 800 sets of parents were given compensation because children were brain damaged by the vaccine. How much compensation were parents given to begin with?

3. The basic vaccine protocol for babies and infants in the USA involves children being given a number of different vaccinations by the age of six. (Some of those are, of course, combined vaccinations with the MMR vaccine providing vaccination against three diseases). How many vaccines will be given by the time a child reaches the age of six?

4. What research has been done to measure the effect of all these varied vaccines on a child’s immune system?

5. Why did Edward Jenner (commonly regarded as the ‘father’ of vaccination), not have his second child vaccinated against smallpox?

6. What happened to the incidence of polio in America after the introduction of mass immunisation?


1. 17 million (including me).
2. £10,000
3. 28
4. None that I have been able to find.
5. His first son, who had the vaccine, was mentally retarded and died at the age of 21.
6. It rose by 50%

Taken from Anyone Who Tells You Vaccines Are Safe And Effective Is Lying. Here’s the Proof by Vernon Coleman. Available on Amazon as a paperback and an eBook.

Copyright Vernon Coleman 25th March 2020