Dr. Sherri Tenpenny (DO, AOBNMM, AHBIM) is an osteopathic medical doctor, board certified in three specialties. She was a full-time emergency medicine physician and director of a Level II trauma center from 1986 to 1998. She is the founder of Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center, a medical clinic located near Cleveland, Ohio. Opened in 1996, her company provides a natural, holistic approach to getting well and off prescription medications. Her approaches have attracted patients from all 50 states and 17 countries.
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny has invested nearly 20 years and more than 40,000 hours documenting and exposing the problems associated with vaccines. As an internationally known speaker and author, her many articles have been translated into at least 15 languages. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV to share her knowledge and educate parents on why they should just say no to vaccines.
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny publishes a number of websites, including DrTenpenny.com, Courses4Mastery.com, VaccineU.com and Vaxxter.com. Follow her Facebook page Vaxxter, Instagram profile and Twitter profile.
General Vaccine Information
Dr. Tenpenny, because many have various levels of understanding about vaccines, can you first please give a very broad overview of what vaccines are and what they are purported to do?
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: Well, vaccines, as we have known them in the past—and children now get multiple doses of 17 different vaccines, depending on how you count them—are the injections of parts of viruses, parts of bacteria and sometimes whole, attenuated or weakened viruses. The theory is that when you inject this into the body, it creates an antibody that will remember that virus when the real virus in circulation comes around the next time. So if you inject the virus, you develop an antibody, and they call that a protective antibody under the theory that, while that’s in your system, the next time you’re exposed to, say, measles or influenza, that the antibody will neutralize it and protect you and keep you from getting sick. That’s the theory.
The other theory is that everyone will be exposed, and, when you are exposed, you will get sick. And not only do you get sick, but you’ll get worse-case scenario sick, probably end up in a hospital and maybe even die unless, of course, you’re vaccinated. And none of those premises are true. So we have a multigenerational indoctrination on a premise that really doesn’t hold up under close scrutiny.
Vaccines Help Big Pharma Create “Customers for Life”
In recent years, the number of vaccines in development has grown, with children facing more than ever, flu shots pushed in endless TV spots and, now, coronavirus vaccines dominating the news. Will you talk about why vaccines are so important to the pharmaceutical and health-care industries?
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: It’s long been my position—and I’ve been studying and exposing problems associated with vaccines for going on 21 years and invested more than 40,000 hours of my own personal time into uncovering the truth about the problems associated with vaccines—that we have a multigenerational indoctrination about this. It’s long been my contention that vaccines are promoted as the best thing that’s ever happened to humanity and that, if we didn’t have vaccines, we would all certainly be dead by now. Which is not true. The vast majority of people who get vaccines, at some level, those vaccines—and it’s irrespective of which vaccine you’re speaking about—cause illness in the recipient. The long list of illnesses include things such as asthma, allergies, eczema, ADD, ADHD, insulin-dependent diabetes, a long list of auto-immune diseases and a long list of neurological complications such as seizures, myoclonic jerks and even SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome.
With all of those things that happen in children—and we now know for sure we have the most unhealthy generation of children in America and possibly around the world, ever—those vaccines are important to the pharmaceutical industry because they create customers for life for them. So if you develop insulin-dependent diabetes, you will be a customer for life. If you have asthma, allergies and eczema, there’s a possibility that the vast majority of those people will be on medications for life. So they can give away the vaccines as an economic loss-leader. They can give them away for free, and they can have flu shot campaigns, saying, “We will come to your employer, and we will give them for free.” A percentage of those people—even if it’s only 10 percent—become a customer for life. The long-term economic ramifications of injecting foreign matter into human beings to create dis-ease, disease and ill health is an economic bonanza for the pharmaceutical industry.
Exploring Vaccine Side Effects
You talked in your last answer about some vaccine side effects. Can you describe, in greater detail, the side effects of vaccines? From my research, people can suffer mild to extreme reactions, including swollen limbs, paralysis, brain damage and death. Can you please explain why people experience these symptoms and results?
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: There’s a lot of underlying things about people’s genetics, epigenetics and the various types of vaccines that are given. You could have a DPT vaccine by three different manufacturers, and those three different solutions have three different recipes for what’s coming through that needle. So if you take into consideration comorbidities, allergies to those substances that are in that solution for which people are not tested ahead of time, previous exposures, autoimmune predisposition, allergies and allergic predisposition, there are a lot of variables, and that’s why some people can receive a vaccine and appear relatively unscathed, at least on the surface, with nothing really coming up. Other people can go into anaphylactic shock and die within 15 minutes or so.
We are not a one-size-fits-all human being species. Which is the way the pharmaceutical industry and, now, our government wants to view us, as a machine, with everybody identical, like cut from the same cloth or the same cookie cutter and the same recipe. They believe we are a one-size-fits-all human species and, therefore, we need to get a one-size-fits-all vaccination schedule and expect that the outcome is the same in every individual. Nothing could be further from the truth.
A Common Question: Are Vaccines Safe?
Given all the negative outcomes that can result from receiving vaccines, many wonder, “Are vaccines safe at all?” How do you answer folks who ask you this question?
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: They’re absolutely not safe. Ever.
Vaccines and Autism and the Soaring Prevalence Rate of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder affects one in 54 children, according to a 2020 media release by the Centers for Disease Control. The autism rate was one in 5,000 in 1975. Some project autism spectrum disorder to affect virtually every child come the early 2040s. Most parents, however, still aren’t learning about these critically important statistics and vaccine dangers because the diagnosis rate increases annually. If you had every parent’s ear, what would you say?
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: Wow. That’s a great question. I guess what I would say is that you must always do your own personal investigation before you put your child on that bench and sacrifice them for the pharmaceutical industry.
We want to believe that there are trusted authorities called physicians who have spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours like I have investigating the package inserts, the ingredients, the studies—reading the full study, not just the conclusion of the abstract—and had really thoroughly investigated every single one of those 17 different solutions that are being injected into your child.
We look at physicians as a trusted authority, when, the truth is, that the vast majority of physicians know little, if anything, about vaccines or what they’re injecting into human bodies. When you’re in medical school, you get taught to follow the schedule. You learn what to give and for what age group and for what month. There is no investigation into what is actually in that recipe or what’s in that solution and what the potential long-term vaccine side effects and complications are.
Every single chemical that’s created on the planet is required by the EPA and other three-letter agencies to have something called an MSDS sheet. It’s a Material Safety Data Sheet. What that means is that they’ve looked at those chemicals individually and looked at what the toxic side effects are, what happens if you breathe it in, what happens if you get it on your skin or splash it in your eyes or accidentally put it in your mouth. What are the potential side effects?
But if you look at all the individual vaccines, all the ingredients in the vaccines—and there are over 100 of them across the spectrum of all of the vaccines—and you read the MSDS sheet, there’s never any investigation of what happens when you inject that chemical in the body—only if you breathe it, get it on your skin, possibly swallow it, maybe get it in your eyes. But the complications of these chemicals being injected have not been studied.
When you put more than one chemical together—we know this from basic high school chemistry—and you could have three or four individual ingredients sitting on the bench that are completely benign, but if you mix all three or four of those ingredients into a single test tube, the ingredients may bubble over the top and explode. There’s been no synergistic toxicity testing amongst each of the individual ingredients that are in one vaccine, and there’s been no synergistic toxicity testing for an injection of three or four vaccines at the same time. The only thing investigators are interested in is whether or not injecting all of this foreign matter resulted in the development of an antibody. If there was something that stopped the development of the antibody, well, then they need to adjust the schedule because that’s all they care about.
Vaccines have never been tested—and you can find this on every package insert—for mutagenicity, which means “Does it disrupt your genes?” They’ve never been tested for teratogenicity, meaning “Does it cause birth defects?” They’ve never been tested for carcinogenicity, which means “Does it cause cancer?” And they’ve never been tested for whether they cause sterility. Some of the newer vaccines have looked at male mice and say, “Oh, when they get the shot, they still seem to have a normal sperm count.” They don’t have those same mice three months, six months, a year or two years from now to find out if they still have the same sperm count.
And, so, this plays to your question about safety. Because they’ve never been tested for synergistic toxicity, they’ve never been tested for those categories I just mentioned, and because we have no idea what the long-term consequences are in each individual human, every single vaccine injected into a human body is an experiment. It’s an absolute experiment.
Spotlight on COVID Vaccine Side Effects
Let’s get into the vaccines of the moment: coronavirus vaccines. To the masses, these vaccines are seen as the great panacea, to take away all the stings that the coronavirus pandemic has caused. To a much smaller number of people, however, these vaccines are to be feared above all other vaccines, especially considering the accelerated development timetable. What can you tell us about COVID vaccines, COVID vaccine side effects and what is especially fear-worthy about these coronavirus vaccines?
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: First of all, they’ve been trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine since 2002, ever since the SARS pandemic, and they’ve never been able to bring one to market. They wanted to have the vaccine because, on a global basis, about 20 percent of what is influenza-like illness—which means you have all the symptoms of the flu, but it’s caused by a pathogen different from the influenza virus (which is how flu and influenza, they kind of sound like synonyms and they really aren’t because there’s this condition called influenza-like illness, which means it looks just like influenza, caused by influenza pathogens, but it’s caused by something else)—every single year is caused by coronaviruses.
So, as a vaccine manufacturer, it seems like, with, a great burden of illness out there, if we could create a vaccine that would stop people from getting coronavirus influenza, that would be a good thing to do. So they’ve been working on developing this vaccine since 2002 because, from their perspective, there’s a lot of people who get sick.
The problem is that they could never bring the vaccine out of animal testing because every single primate that they tested it on—whether it was a rat, a hamster, a mouse, a rabbit, a ferret, or nonhuman primates, which is a nicer way to say monkeys—every single one of those that they injected with these coronavirus vaccines and then re-exposed them to coronavirus out in the general circulation (which is the key point that, after they got the vaccine, they developed an antibody), they developed accelerated autoimmune disease and/or they died. The FDA said, “You have not been able to prove safety in animal studies; therefore, we will not approve you to move these coronavirus vaccines forward into human trials.”
Fast forward now to 2020, when we have a coronavirus pandemic, made from a lab, making people sick, but is not nearly as deadly as what they claim it is, and now we have fast-tracked this vaccine. We don’t need to redo those animal studies. We know what’s going to happen. They’re going to get autoimmune disease and die, so we don’t have to do that. Let’s just move it directly into human trials because we can declare an emergency. We can issue an EUA, which is an Emergency Use Authorization, for use. Oh, and by the way, we will cover this entire process with the 2005 PREP Act, the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, and give you guys 100 percent complete immunity and complete liability protection so that, when you bring this vaccine to market, and it kills people, you have nothing to worry about. You have no liability for it.
So not only did that process go ahead, but now they’ve also used a different type of substance called messenger RNA, which is mRNA and has never been used in humans before. It’s a little piece of genetic material that gets injected into your body and hijacks an enzyme system called reverse transcriptase, and it creates proteins that can cause autoimmune disease, inflammatory conditions in the lungs and can kill you. That little protein can get incorporated into the DNA of your cells and transform them.[With this] coronavirus [vaccine], I don’t even want to call it a vaccine because it doesn’t follow any of the legal definitions of a vaccine. The legal definition of a vaccine is that it should prevent infection, should stop the spread of infection, should lower hospitalizations and decrease deaths. This shot does none of that.
So now we inject the shot into your system that’s completely experimental, never really tested on animals and, when they did [testing] in the past, the animals got sick and died. It has no long-term studies. We’ve never tested it for those four categories of mutagenicity, teratogenicity, carcinogenicity or infertility. We don’t know what’s going to happen to people when they get re-exposed to coronavirus after they’ve had this injection. We know that the animals all got sick and died.
We know it takes about 48 days, or so I’ve been told by an epidemiologist in Europe, to develop this antibody, so now, when you get that second shot, you get this huge increase in antibodies. The medical literature says that the higher the level of antibodies to the spike protein, the greater the incidence of inflammatory conditions and autoimmune things that happen to the lungs. We don’t know how long the antibody lasts—it could be four weeks, four months, four years—so we don’t know how long the actual risk of re-exposure is so that you get sick less. We have no idea what the long-term consequences are. We have no idea when you’re going to get re-exposed. We have no idea if this is going to cause a … slow-burn death to many people, as the autoimmune diseases kick into their liver, their lungs and their kidneys.
Yes, I think this is one of the worst things. It’s biological warfare released on humanity by a bunch of people at the World Economic Forum, and our government has bought into it lock, stock and barrel.
Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories, From Population Control to Tracking
Some believe the COVID-19 pandemic was orchestrated by vaccine proponent Bill Gates with the intention of tracking people, thanks to rumored tracking mechanisms, and may lead to sickness, infertility and deaths as part of an agenda to control and thin out the global human population. (Some environmental experts give Earth until 2050, forecasting massive seawater flooding as part of the perfect storm of climate change, human overpopulation and dwindling land and water resources.) Does this theory hold water with you?
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: Yes. He does a TED Talk that talks about that. We can only expect the vaccine to lower the population by so much. We know about the hydrogel and the quantum technologies that have been developed by BARDA [Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority]. BARDA is the dark, nefarious side, in my opinion, of the Department of Defense. We’ve known that this has been in development for a long time. Those things are in the vaccines.[With] the tracking technology, I mean, they’ve been moving toward a cashless society for a long time, and how convenient [it would be] if we can just put a tiny little microchip inside of your wrist that will hold all of your medical records, will show whether or not you’ve been vaccinated, will show how many times you’ve had the Q-tip jacked up your nose. And, oh, yeah, you could just scan that on your wrist, and we’ll call it a COVID pass so that you can go across state lines, ride public transportation and get on an airplane … and access your health care and groceries and all the other conveniences of life. Is it mandatory? Oh, no, not at all, except if you don’t do it, you’re pretty much holed up in your house and you’ll be starved to death.
Because … eventually, in my opinion, it could get to the point where they won’t even allow people to deliver food to your house if you don’t have some proof of vaccination.
Will a COVID Vaccine Be Required to Get a Driver’s License and Passport?
Some fear that their driving and passport privileges as well as ability to visit doctors or even be employed, in certain positions, at least, may end if governments and businesses choose to push coronavirus vaccine requirements. Some also fear most or even all governments around the world will be on board with this, making it challenging or even impossible for a person to function in society anywhere on the planet. How far do you anticipate vaccinate opponents will have to go to live lives of freedom?
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: Well, they trialed this probably six or seven years ago in Argentina, when they would not allow people to renew their passport or driver’s license unless they show proof of vaccination. So I suppose there’s statistics out there somewhere. I don’t speak Spanish, so I don’t know, and I don’t know what that really means. But they probably saw what the results were, and people did it, but they didn’t do it with this vaccine. This is a completely different animal. In fact, I’ve really been encouraging people to stop calling it a vaccine and just refer to it as a shot or an injection. They got away with calling it a vaccine so they could get the liability protection and they could bamboozle the general population because people have been hearing about vaccines since forever. I mean, it’s been 200 years that we’ve been talking about vaccines and being vaccinated.
And, so people, when they hear “vaccine”: “Oh, it’s just another shot. It’s like a flu shot. No big deal. I’ll go get it, and then I could get my driver’s license.” But they don’t understand the ramifications of what’s coming through that needle, and so I’ve been really—and I know there’s a whole bunch of us that have been—working hard to try to stop calling the COVID thing a “vaccine” because it’s not. It’s a genetic manipulation tool or technology, and so I’ve been trying to get people to listen to the information and understand this is an injection, or a shot. It’s not a vaccine.
And how hard are they going to push? It’s like a lot of things that they’ve done so far. I guess they’re going to keep pushing as long as they can get away with it. They pushed the shutdown, these mandatory masks, they’ve convinced people that everybody is sick until they’ve proven they’re healthy. For the first time in history, they have convinced us not to touch each other: Don’t hug, and don’t sit next to each other, and don’t go visit grandma. I suppose, as long as people go, “OK,” “All right.” As long as they’re compliant, as long as they get away with it, they’ll keep turning out … . It’s like the cook-the-frog scenario, right? Put that little frog in a pot or pan and turn the heat up slowly, and you’ll eventually kill it. If you turned it up too fast, the frog would feel the heat and jump out of the pan.
So I think they’re going to keep doing it. It’s going to get harsher and harsher until the people finally revolt and say, “Stop.” My only concern is that, at that point in time, are we going to be so far down the road with the compliant, obedient sheep that there will be no turning it back.
Freedom of Speech Is Being Wiped Away by Big Pharma’s Vaccine Agenda
With Amazon Prime Video pulling anti-vaccination documentaries in spring 2020 and Facebook removing many anti-vaccination posts and groups yesterday, February 10, 2021, along with Google’s suppressing natural health websites in search results, freedom of speech is increasingly being challenged in the United States and other countries. What does getting the word out on vaccine risks—especially at such a critical time—look like to you as our freedoms are increasingly being restricted?
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: It’s really difficult, and it’s becoming increasingly more difficult. And if people haven’t read the book 1984 or if you haven’t read it in a while, I’m encouraging people to go do that. In fact, I saw a meme somewhere where somebody said, “Would someone please move 1984 out of the fiction section of the library and into the nonfiction section of the library?” The whole concept of the ministry of truth, I mean, we’re living it. If you don’t goose step and march lockstep with what they say is truth—this is safe, it’s effective, you have to get it if you want to work, if you want to eat, if you want to travel. You have to have the shot. Wait! What’s the rush? Why are we doing this?
And to be able to tell people, “Ask questions,” and now they’re going to lose their job. The tyranny is upon us. It’s not coming; it’s here.
Final Thoughts on Vaccine Safety and Choices
Dr. Tenpenny, do you have any parting words for a person on the fence about whether to receive a coronavirus shot or any vaccine?
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: For any other vaccine besides the coronavirus shot, please investigate before you vaccinate. When I first started doing this 20 years ago, there was very little information out there. Very little. It was hard to find. Now, 20 years later, if it hasn’t been pulled down off the internet yet, there is so much information, and there’s still a lot of books that show people and go through each one of the infections that parents are so terrified about and explain what measles really is, what chicken pox really is, what pneumococcal really is, what rotavirus really is, and what you can do to care for your child who has a fever, a cough and a rash at home.
There’s really no reason to be so terrified. There’s nutrition, there’s supplements, there’s homeopathy. There are many things that people can do to support health that you don’t need to inject foreign matter into your children or into your body and somehow think that’s going to keep you healthy. That’s with the vaccine schedule as a whole.
With the coronavirus shot, it is not the same thing. It’s got experimental ingredients in it that have never been tested in humans, never been used in humans. [With] the messenger RNA, when that gets injected into your body, it’s like an on button with no off button, and we don’t know how long it’s going to replicate. We have no idea what the long-term ramifications are. We already have seen in the VAERS [Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System] database more than 500 reported deaths and more than 10,000 injuries in the first eight weeks of use.
I would challenge anybody to think of any product in any industry that would have that sort of a track record: Why you would put that into your body and take on the risk? Why would you think that this was some sort of socially noble thing to do when you could be one of the ones with long-term health conditions and maybe die to try to avoid infection with a virus that has a global recovery rate of more than 99 percent? I mean, even if it was 70 percent, would that be worth it that you could die or have a long-term health complications if you’ve got this infection, and it had a 70 percent recovery rate? To me, it would not.
But this virus has a 99 percent recovery rate. Why would anybody, if you stop and think it through, take on an injection with all that risk and no benefit to avoid getting sick with a virus that has about 99 percent recovery rate?