updated, Jan. 5, 2018
What is the true cost of mass vaccination?
Here in tiny little Vermont, where we have only 625,000 inhabitants, our state plans to spend almost 17 million dollars buying vaccine product in 2018. Full details on this purchase plan may be found here –http://www.vtvaccine.org/vtvaccine.nsf/WebEvents/71E8875583526E888525816F00471054; with calculation workbook found on this page at “2018 Amended Assessment Workbook V5 10 27 2017.pdf.”
From the workbook, you can see that the state is planning to purchase 60,855 doses for adults and 254,045 doses for children. And although they are also supplementing with federal funds the total spend for Vermont on product alone is nearly $17 million dollars, with the average cost (not including doctors’ billing fees) working out to be over $50 per shot!
Some will say that the dollars spent work out to be some sort of huge cost savings over the long term. It is our understanding there was no bidding process on this. Even so, make no mistake, vaccinations can be a boon to small practices. In this video, Dr. Jamie Loehr, MD, FAAFP teaches others how to make a steady income on pushing those vaccines and protecting that bottom line in his video, “Minimizing costs and maximizing reimbursement can make immunizations profitable.” (Fam Pract Manag. 2015 Mar-Apr;22(2):24-29.)
Two bigger questions begin to arise here.
(1) With so many in Vermont not interested** in taking their “recommended vaccines,” how much of this vaccine product (money) is wasted? and
(2) how many unwanted, unexpected, and unwarned vaccine side effects are costing us even more money in long term health costs?
Of course there is also a human impact.
- On average, about one Vermonter per year is reported disabled after vaccination.
- In recent years there have been several deaths reported, and dozens of emergency room visits per year in Vermont, reported after vaccination.
On April 24, 2017, The Journal of Transitional Science published one of the first surveys to formally assess the longer-term health outcomes associated with the United States routine childhood vaccination program. Key Findings:
– Vaccinated children were less likely than unvaccinated children to have been diagnosed with chickenpox and pertussis.
– Vaccinated children were more likely than unvaccinated children to have been diagnosed with pneumonia, otitis media, allergies and neuro-developmental disorders such as: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder.
The authors called for further research with larger samples and stronger research designs.
Mawson AR, Ray BD, Bhuiyan AR, Jacob B (2017) Pilot comparative study on the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated 6- to 12-year-old U.S. children. J Transl Sci 3: DOI: 10.15761/JTS.1000186
The vaccine industry certainly has a lot of help in Vermont in achieving their goals of increasing profits. There is the AAP, Building Bright Futures (an offshoot of the AAP), the ob-gyn (who gives HPV vaccine to patients) in the statehouse who runs bills promoting forced vaccination, the medical industry and drug industry lobbyists, and now we have our own State Health Department spending tens of millions on vaccine doses, promoting vaccines, and advocating for their use to be mandatory (as they did so in 2012 and 2015). In 2015 in Vermont, parents lost their right to file philosophical objections against mandatory school, college and daycare vaccinations. The industry push, which was a blitz that took only 29 days, was fierce.
How shall Vermonters protect themselves from the future prospects of mandatory (forced) vaccines ?
A tiny little baby step is in passing H.247.
From the Caledonian Record:
State Rep. Vicki Strong, R-Albany, is working with those concerned with vaccinations in Vermont, and has proposed a bill, H.247, aimed at requiring the Vermont Department of Health to submit an annual report to the General Assembly “regarding adverse reactions reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.”
Strong will work to try and pass the bill next session, she said.The bill would require the report contain: the total number of adverse reactions reported during the previous calendar year; an aggregated reporting of adverse reactions by immunization type, lot number, and age of recipient if the size of the data set allows; the total number and cost of emergency department visits related to reported adverse reactions; the total number of hospitalizations, permanent disabilities, and deaths related to reported adverse reactions; and a summary of activities undertaken by the Department to support Vermonters filing for compensation pursuant to the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.The bill would require the health department to post the report to the legislature on its website and to provide electronic copies to all health care providers administering immunizations in Vermont.Strong said she has friends and constituents who believe their children were injured by vaccines – some severely.“What’s in those immunizations is as critical as the vaccinations themselves, there are preservatives, there’s DNA, there are metals,” said Strong. “They are being questioned around the world, particularly in Europe,” said Strong. “I think we’re behind the times on keeping up with some of the side effects.”“These folks and myself are not anti-vaccination, we’re not anti-doctors or medical research or medical knowledge, we’re just saying there’s a lot going on here,” said Strong. “ What are we sacrificing in the name of immunizations?”
**Examples of aggressive mass vaccination campaigns by the State of Vermont on Facebook, encourage people to undergo a medical procedure for the purported benefit of the baby. The comments were clearly coming from many people who do not believe they should be forced to take these shots. Links are provided so that you may read the comments.
Vaccination should never be mandatory it should always be a choice.