Subtances in Vaccines Can Activate Autoimmune Diseases posted on October 24, 2014 adjuvantsautoimmunesubstancesvaccines Share this Post Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus October 23, 2014 An adjuvant is a substance that enhances the antigen-specific immune response which induces the release of inflammatory cytokines. This then stimulates the innate or internal immune response. The activation of the immune system by adjuvants/substances in the vaccine that could trigger manifestations of autoimmunity or autoimmune disease. Recently a new syndrome was introduced, autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) in vaccines. Click on the link below to read the full abstract: Autoimmune/inflammatory Syndrome Induced By Adjuvants: Clinical and Immunological Spectrum God bless you and to your good health! Joyce Gibb MS, CRNP Immune System Support (60) $26.99 Add to cart No ratings.