About SafeMinds

Concerned citizens are providing this SmartVax website, with its quantitative analysis indicating that currently vaccine-injury risk is greater than disease-risk (even if there were no vaccination program), in order to educate the public on the vaccine-injury epidemic and the need to press the government to fund the science to find the answers. We recognize that vaccination is an important public health tool, and we advocate for a “SmartVax” approach to vaccination that will lead to vaccines being both safer and more effective. This website is intended to provide information and tools to empower the parents as consumers to weigh the risks and make their own choices regarding vaccination for their children. It is our goal that educated and empowered consumers will create the positive climate in which the necessary science is pursued and answers are attained.


SmartVax is a balanced, scientific, and safe approach to vaccination that views vaccines as medical treatments that have both benefits and risks that must be weighed and researched.  By vaccinating smartly and pursuing scientific research on vaccine-injuries, vaccine-injuries can be reduced while providing protection against infectious diseases.  We suggest reading the above sections in order from left to right.  The first section describes the how the prevailing “maximize vaccines” (“Max-Vax”) approach took root in the late 1970’s, becoming further entrenched with the 1986 law which protects vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits, and how the SmartVax approach is different.  The second section provides analysis indicating that current vaccine-injury risk could be quantitatively much greater than risk from each vaccine-targeted disease, even if a low-vaccinated population. The third section describes how prospective parents might utilize a SmartVax approach to alternative vaccination for reducing risk, and includes questions to ask the pediatrician.  The fourth section describes how to take action for children’s health by becoming an advocate for SmartVax policies, regulations, and research in order to have a vaccine program that is both safer and more effective.

SmartVax is dedicated to fully-informed consent regarding vaccinations and supports the rights of consumers to make educated choices.  SmartVax does not encourage or discourage vaccination.  This website is intended to be used for information only and not to offer medical advice.  Individuals should be aware of the limitations of any single source of information in making personal healthcare decisions. The SmartVax website is not intended to contain an exhaustive summary of all studies related to each vaccine, but rather to draw consumers’ attention to research and issues that they may not have been aware of or considered.  The website is intended to promote questions and dialog in an effort to allow each patient to weigh the risks and benefits of a particular vaccine in their individual circumstances.  We strongly encourage consumers to become informed and do their own research.  For those looking for a comprehensive summary of vaccine research, we recommend using the public access to medical abstracts and some full texts of studies available at the PubMed.gov site provided by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.  SmartVax is not responsible for individual medical decisions, and use of the information on this website is solely at your own risk.