Physicians for Informed Consent Publishes Scientific Findings on the MMR Vaccine


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Physicians for Informed Consent Publishes Scientific Finding on the MMR Vaccine
It has Not Been Proven that the MMR Vaccine is Safer than Measles for U.S. Children

CLICK HERE to read, download, and print the measles educational materials:

Los Angeles, Calif. — The California-based nonprofit organization, Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), has announced the release of new educational materials to help pediatricians and parents assess the risks of measles compared to risks of the measles-containing vaccine (MMR). The educational materials were developed to provide a user-friendly educational tool from data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Health Statistics. “Many people don’t realize that the risk of dying or suffering permanent injury from measles in the United States was very small, even before the measles vaccine was introduced in 1963,” said Dr. Shira Miller, PIC founder and president. “Therefore, vaccine safety studies must show that the risk of dying or suffering permanent injury from the MMR vaccine is even smaller.”

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, right before the measles mass vaccination program was introduced, the chance of dying from measles was 1 in 10,000 or 0.01%. However, the public is generally unaware of this figure, as the CDC publishes case-fatality rates based on the number of reported cases only. Since it is estimated that nearly 90% of measles cases are benign and therefore not reported to the CDC, the widely publicized rate is 10 times higher than what is actually found in the general population.

PIC’s measles educational materials, which include the Disease Information Statement (DIS) and Vaccine Risk Statement (VRS), provide data on total measles cases (both reported and unreported to the CDC) and available information on MMR risks. This allows for a more informed risk/benefit calculation. The documents, which have undergone peer-review and scrutiny by multiple clinical and statistics experts, are now available for public distribution.

“When determining whether any medication is safe, the standard is the risk of the disease one is trying to treat or prevent,” said Dr. Miller. “With vaccines, one must follow the same procedure to determine a safety standard. Through our educational materials, we show that it has not been proven that the risk of death or permanent injury from the MMR vaccine is less than that from measles. This is an important factor in both personal and public health decision-making.”

Physicians for Informed Consent is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to safeguarding informed consent in vaccination. To read and download the Measles DIS and VRS, visit


CLICK HERE to read, download, and print the measles educational materials:

October 6, 2017: Without liability – should there be mandates in the first place?

Don’t forget, you still have the religious exemption – you don’t need a letter from your pastor or from your rabbi or wherever, if you claim that you, that your religion doesn’t allow you vaccinate, then that gets you out of it.” 
– Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin,  May 18, 2015


This fall marks the second school year in which Vermont’s parents are being blocked from filing “philosophical objections” to Vermont’s ever-expanding mandatory vaccine schedule. Vermont parents with vaccine concerns, who are not “fully vaccinating on schedule,” must now sign a religious exemption form and “attest to holding religious beliefs opposed to immunizations.” The form requires them to acknowledge they have reviewed “evidence-based educational material provided by the Vermont Department of Health.”

This “evidence-based” material is devoid of adequate scientific references to support its claims and does not fulfill Vermont law, which requires that the information include, “information about the risk of adverse reactions.” Instead, the material reads like a pharmaceutical advertisement, minus the required warnings.

The facts show that vaccines do come with risks of “adverse reactions.” That is why we are petitioning for an administrative hearing at the health department.

The facts:

Thanks to an act of Congress that went into effect in 1988, drug companies and vaccine doctors face no liability for harm their vaccines may cause: As long as their products are properly labeled and accompanied by adequate warning.

No liability – but the warnings are thereVaccine manufacturers (pharmaceutical companies) provide consumer product warnings inside “package inserts” for each vaccine. In the US, the FDA regulates the contents of these “package inserts” and lists them here. These are the prescribing information leaflets that come with the product to the doctor or health department office.

From these FDA regulated package inserts, one can plainly see that there is evidence of severe, life threatening side effects or, in some cases the risks have not been evaluated, for every vaccine approved by the CDC and required by the Vermont Department of Health.

Excerpts from package inserts

(Read more here)

  • “Deaths have been reported following vaccination with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines; however, a causal relationship has not been established in healthy individuals.” – Merck, ProQuad Package Insert, 2017.
  • “Death from various, and in some cases unknown, causes has been reported rarely following vaccination with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines; however, a causal relationship has not been established in healthy individuals.” – Merck MMR II Package Insert, 2017.
  • “Deaths have been reported in temporal association with the administration of IPV.”  – Sanofi-Pasteur Ipol Package Insert, 2017.
  • “Long-term studies in animals to evaluate carcinogenic potential or impairment of fertility have not been conducted.” – Sanofi-Pasteur Ipol Package Insert, 2017.

Check the facts for yourself

Here is a compilation of the latest testing and links to the prescribing information (package inserts), including adverse reaction warnings, for each and every vaccine.
– See also: Introduction to Vaccine Safety Science & Policy in the United States, a white-paper from the Informed Consent Action Network.

The Vermont Department of Health website prominently says, ”

“Parents should be able to make informed decisions based on accurate information.”

We agree. There is no excuse for failing to warn consumers and parents.

That is why Vermont has always protected the right to moral (philosophical) and religious “exemptions” to mandatory vaccine policies.
Without liability, should there be mandate in the first place?

October 1, 2017: Mercury & State of Vermont Flu Vaccine Clinics

Here’s What You Need to Know: Some Shots Will Contain 25 micrograms of mercury.

On May 18th, Vermont Public Radio listeners heard:  

You are not going to get the multi dose if you get vaccinated in Vermont.”

But just 4.5 months later, the State announced flu vaccination clinics for Vermont State Employees & Retirees. They will include shots that have 25 micrograms of mercury per dose.

Question: “Does this vaccine have the mercury-based preservative called thimerosal?”

Answer (see FAQ):

“Yes. Multi-dose vials have a small amount of thimerasol to prevent contamination and growth of potentially harmful bacteria. We will have a limited supply of thimerasol preservative-free vaccine available upon request for anyone who is allergic, pregnant or breastfeeding.”

Note: “Thimerosal dissociates in the body to ethyl mercury. The evidence for its reproductive toxicity includes severe mental retardation or malformations in human offspring who were poisoned when their mothers were exposed to ethyl mercury or thimerosal while pregnant, studies in animals demonstrating developmental toxicity after exposure to either ethyl mercury or thimerosal, and data showing interconversion to other forms of mercury that also clearly cause reproductive toxicity. The evidence for PMA comes from numerous findings of developmental toxicity in laboratory animals and interconversion data.” – State of California, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, in response to pharma attempt to delist thimerosal…

Voices for Choice asked for clarification from the Vermont Department of Health on this policy.
Read the email exchange:

Letter to VDH 9/12/2017 –

Letter to VDH 9/12/2017 –

Letter from VDH 9/14/2017 –

Letter to VDH 9/14/2017 –

For more information about how to fight mercury poisoning from vaccines, please visit:

September 13, 2017

Meningitis Vaccines are required for Vermont College students but exemption forms are available. Are you uneasy about the role of marketing in leveraging parental fears to sell (and mandate) more vaccines? 

For Meningitis B Vaccines, Climbing Revenue, and Plenty of Skepticism – by SHEFALI LUTHRA (print-pdf)

….However, the headlines prompted by the 13 campus cases — which resulted in one death and one double amputation — helped reshape the financial prospects for the drugs. Some physicians and other industry experts are now growing uneasy about the role of marketing in leveraging parental fears to sell the meningitis B vaccines as well as other expensive vaccines for rare illnesses.

A complete Bexsero series costs $320. A competing vaccine for meningitis B, Trumenba, a Pfizer product, costs $345…

Why Choice?

Vaccination has ALWAYS been a voluntary procedure~!

And, Vermont citizens have long-held reservations against compulsory vaccination. For more than a century, (and long before the industry was indemnified from product liability – in 1986), this debate has been quite active.

For example, in 1912, there was a “Vigorous Discussion Over Vaccination” (in the era of smallpox) that was captured in the Barre Daily Times, November 15, 1912.

One can also read about the grave concerns expressed by citizens like F.E. Simpson of Glover, Vermont: He warned about our fundamental rights and liberties being at risk due to medical politics (see the Orleans County monitor, January 12, 1921).

In 1979, Dr. Roberta Coffin lobbied the legislature to pass a law that would require vaccination for school attendance. After concerns were raised by Senators and parents (including the possibility that schools might get sued if children reacted to the serums), they built both religious and moral exemptions into the law.

The archived testimony is here:

For example, there was Marcia Bruno’s insistence that parents have the ultimate choice when it comes to vaccination for their children. She wrote her letter as the state board of health and pediatricians were pushing for the mandatory school vaccination laws in 1979.  Marcia Bruno’s plea ended in a vote that added broad discretion in vaccine decision-making for Vermont parents;  So, in 1979, “Moral Exemptions” and “Religious Exemptions” were built into the original “school immunization” law in Vermont.

Since that time, lawmakers and doctors respected that parents must always reserve the right not to inject a serum into their children, whether they are religious or not, because the product could cause harm. Click here to view/download the original “exemption” form.

Just seven years later, in 1986, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, shielding vaccine manufacturers and doctors from civil product liability and malpractice lawsuits when a permanent disability or death is caused by a vaccine.

If the AAP and CDC’s vaccine “recommendations” are followed, babies born in 2016 will receive 50 injections by age 18. This is seven times the number of injections recommended in 1983, before industry was freed from liability for product harm.

In 2007, Merck and some legislators tried, but failed, to mandate the HPV vaccine for school entry in Vermont. At that time, “Moral Exemptions” were re-named to “Philosophical Exemptions.”

In 2011, the Supreme Court decided Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, prohibiting any individual from filing a civil suit for a defectively designed vaccine in any US court. Pharmaceutical companies and doctors now enjoy extraordinary protection against liability for vaccine injury or death that may occur after they “give” a vaccine.

In 2012, “Philosophical Exemptions” were upheld in a vote of 133-6. At that time, the Vermont legislature displayed an overwhelming support for parental choice in such medical decision-making. It was only in 2015 that industry pressure became too much.

In 2015, using a national campaign to spread fear of measles, and after intense lobbying by pharma and the medical industry, “Philosophical Exemptions” were deleted from Vermont law on July 1, 2016. In addition, Health Department employees have modified “required educational material” and are choosing to withhold important product risk information from parents.

Today, only “Religious Exemptions” remain available to Vermont parents, unless you can secure a medical exemption from your doctor. We are told by parents they are impossible to get, because pediatricians refuse to acknowledge or make any connection between vaccines and their side effects.

Parents need to understand that it is critical to have consent and choice in a free society.

Click here to view/download a RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION form.

Click here to view/download a MEDICAL EXEMPTION form.

written by: Jennifer Stella

January, 2014

  • “The live-attenuated measles vaccine is effective, but measles outbreaks still occur in vaccinated populations. ” (Study)
  • Vaccines, the $100Billion Behomoth (Greater Good)
  • Significant increased incidence of autism spectrum disorders in vaccines containing thimerosal – Translational Neurodegeneration, 2013
  • Dr. Bradley Rauch takes the time and the courage to respond to Senator Mullin in the Rutland Herald
  • New England Journal of Medicine study: Rotavirus vaccine increases the risk of intussusception – (read study)
  • Large trial finds 55% efficacy for 4-strain flu vaccine in kids, CIDRAP News
  • Whooping cough outbreaks are spreading due to failure of the vaccines.
  • Why I Choose Not to Vaccinate my Child, by Amy 
  • Growing Up Unvaccinated, by Laura 
  • What Kind of Life is a Lifetime of Vaccines? by Charlotte
  • Evidence based medicine is broken, British Medical Journal 
  • Mother lode – Superhero sugars in breast milk make the newborn gut safe for beneficial bacteria, ScienceNews