Voices for Choice / The Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice is a non-partisan, broad-based volunteer organization of parents, scientists and health care providers who care about scientific integrity, journalistic independence and consumer protection. Our members’ shared, core belief is that all Vermont residents, should have the basic human right through informed consent, to make health choices on behalf of ourselves and our children without coercion or penalty.
Your participation and support are crucial!
Informed consent is the bedrock of ethical medicine in a free society, and means being given all information, and free choice without coercion.
Vermont parents take vaccine decisions very seriously. We want to ensure that all parents and Vermonters are guaranteed the right to truthful information on vaccine products and the right to make medical decisions for their children without being penalized by loss of educational or employment opportunities. We are non-partisan because this is not a “D” or an “R” thing, this is a human right.
We need to raise funds and awareness to protect consumers and the human right to freely make medical decisions.
We are not “anti-vaccine” – we are pro-every-parent-having-a-choice.
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Throughout history, school child vaccination has always been voluntary in the state of Vermont. (click to read more...)
However, in 2012, there was an effort to remove a parent’s right to consent (or not) to the medical treatment if they want to send their child to school. Citizens concerned about being forced to use vaccines, parents who have vaccine injured children and people concerned about the shoddy science supporting the safety and purported health benefits of the current “CDC recommended schedule” came together to preserve the parental right to informed consent for vaccination.
In 2015, we rose once again to defend our right to informed consent for vaccination of our children. On April 15, 2015, Senators Mullin, Sears and Campbell inserted a sneak amendment into George Till’s bill, H.98 (see: Pending third reading, Senator(s) Campbell, Mullin, and Sears motion to amend proposal of amendment). At worst, this was dirty politics, or at best it was contrived and planned politic, with the march of Dimes and CDC lobbying along with medical and pharma). Many Senators rose against this procedural game being played on Vermont parents (who were not allowed to give testimony before the Senate vote).
On return to the house, the amended bill was kick balled to another committee, not the one that originally crafted the bill. In the final vote that enacted a mandatory vaccine and cancer compliance registry for all vermonters, and eliminated the philosophical exemption, the house was divided. In just an 85-57 vote, Vermont parents saw their rights stripped before their very eyes. This vote was so contentious that there was even a motion to reconsider in the House the next day! View bill history.
We are not anti-vaccination, but rather stand for a family’s right to make medical decisions based upon truthful information on the risks and benefits. We believe that our children’s education should not be held hostage to medical politics. Free and prior informed consent means no coercion.
To become a member, please join our mailing list, and pay your 2017 membership fee. You can pay via paypal below, or send a check to: VCVC, PO Box 74, Waitsfield, Vermont 05673.
If you not here you are missing out!
Posted by Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice on Monday, May 11, 2015
Above: 2015 Public Hearing on Mandatory Vaccination of Children in Vermont.
Informed consent was later stripped from Vermont parents, but needs to be re-instated.
Please join us today!
- Jennifer Stella
- Naomi Malik
- Thomas McLeod
- Dorian Yates
- PO Box 74, Waitsfield, Vermont 05673.