Dengue Vaccine: A Clear Example of Why it Must be the Parent’s Choice

Updated: February 4, 2018

If you follow the (below) chronology of the Philippines’ dengue vaccine fiasco, in which the drug maker (Sanofi) rushed to market to be first, convinced top level government officials to buy the product, and then 800,000 Filipino schoolchildren were injected, and 14 died, you will see in front of you a clear example of why vaccines should NEVER be mandatory for school.

These tragic circumstances are precisely why philosophical vaccine exemptions were enacted into state immunization laws in the first place, and should be protected at all costs.

The whole situation, as one Steemit contributor wrote, is “damning condemnation and a horrifyingly cautionary tale about how greed, ambition and hubris can lead to catastrophic tragedies.”

The government and the drug maker deny any connection.

As with all other vaccines, the risks associated with Denvaxia were fairly known, if not scientifically well understood, before launch – and since vaccine is an artificial intrusion into the immune system all of them are “unavoidably unsafe” to some extent.

Sanofi predicts to lose 100 million euro – peanuts for them. What of the children given the vaccine which was produced in Vero cells using recombinant DNA technology (genetic engineering)? Vero cells are a “continuous” line of green monkey cells.

 In mass vaccination programs, the sad fact is that some children will be sickened and die from the product. The medical-pharmaceutical industry takes this as cost of doing business, but never factors these losses in to the cost effectiveness calculations they present. Parents everywhere should always have the choice and never be faced with loss of their child’s institutional education if they decide not to take the risk.

As a side-note: Unwitting Vermont volunteers were compensated $3000 so their bodies could be used for the UVM vaccine research trial. I wonder how they all are doing?

~Jennifer Stella

 

 

Dengue Vaccine News Chronology –  2013 through 2018

Jan 22, 2018 – Former Health Secretary Enrique Ona faced the Senate blue ribbon committee for the first time on Monday, January 22, where he slammed the Aquino administration’s implementation of the now-controversial P3.5-billion dengue vaccination program. https://911ph.com/2018/01/22/ex-doh-chief-ona-says-he-would-not-have-okd-dengue-vaccine/

First they said it looked like measles, now they ask… Does immunity after Zika virus infection cross-protect against dengue?

Jan 24, 2018 – Shocker:: After deaths, illness & #disease from their dengue vaccine in the Philippines, drug maker presents “cost effectiveness” conclusion~!! https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X17316638

Jan 22, 2018

Ex-DOH chief Ona says he would not have OK’d dengue vaccine

Jan 18, 2018 – 5 more deaths linked to Dengvaxia for referral to UP-PGH http://northboundasia.com/2018/01/18/5-deaths-linked-dengvaxia-referral-pgh/

Jan 17, 2018 – Sanofi agrees refund for unused ‘killer’ anti-dengue vaccine: The French pharmaceutical giant denied the refund was related to safety issues, but was instead meant to improve ties with Philippine health authorities. http://nismagazine.com/2018/01/17/sanofi-agrees-refund-for-unused-killer-anti-dengue-vaccine.html

Jan 16, 2018 – “The findings of the forensic pathologists are consistent with severe dengue or dengue shock syndrome” https://www.rappler.com/nation/193439-philippines-deaths-vaccine-row-consistent-dengue

Jan 1, 2018 –  Was Aquino’s P3.5B purchase of the dengue vaccine the worst case of corruption ever? 

 http://www.manilatimes.net/aquinos-p3-5b-purchase-dengue-vaccine-worst-case-corruption-ever/367353/

Jan 11, 2018
MANILA – Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) probes death of 6th child dead after newly launched dengue vaccine http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/11/18/pao-probes-death-of-5th-child-who-received-dengue-vaccine

Jan 1, 2018
DOH to check on reported Denvaxia dengue vaccine deaths” – Dec 21, 2017… 

 http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/12/21/1770455/doh-check-reported-dengvaxia-dengue-vaccine-deaths

Jan 1, 2018 


- Worst of 2017: Sanofi’s Dengue vaccine launch turns into nightmare; stock prices plunge, Takeda now… 

https://pharmaphorum.com/news/sanofis-dengue-vaccine-triumph-turns-nightmare/

Dec 23, 2017 
- “Forensic team examines body of girl vaccinated with Dengvaxia” https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/954425/forensic-examination-pao-dengvaxia-dengue-vaccine-anjielica-pestilos

Dec 23, 2017 – Bataan girl died of dengue after vaccination: VACC http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/07/17/bataan-girl-died-of-dengue-after-vaccination-vacc

Dec 7, 2017 – Father seeks justice for daughter who died of dengue 6 months after Dengvaxia shot | News | GMA News Online http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/635711/father-of-student-who-died-after-getting-dengvaxia-shot-wants-justice/story/#undefined.gbpl.uxfs.uxfs

Dec 27, 2016 – Meanwhile, in the Philippines…Senate probes dengue vaccine program… 

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/12/07/senate-probes-dengue-vaccine-program.html

Apr 27, 2016 – Dengue vaccine trial in Philippines: one coincidental death out of 200,000 

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/philippines-dengue-vaccine-update-200000-kids-vaccinated-362-adverse-events-details-on-child-death-28455/

Apr 5, 2016 – Safety of dengue vaccine questionable, schoolchildren serve as guinea pigs https://web.archive.org/web/20160917091555/http://interaksyon.com:80/article/126028/who-stays-out-of-dengue-vaccine-controversy
(this one has been taken down but thanks to the internet archive you can still read it.)

Mar 22, 2016 – There is a “clinical similarity and serological cross reactivity of dengue fever and measles”? You don’t say…… https://academic.oup.com/jtm/article/19/4/268/1816028

Feb 11, 2016 – “Crop-Sprayed Villages regarding Dengue-Zika, microcephaly…” http://www.reduas.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2016/02/Informe-Zika-de-Reduas_TRAD.pdf

Jan 21, 2016 – Dengue vaccine only gives patients 47% protection… http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/01/21/dengue-vaccine-only-gives-patients-47-protection/

Jan 14, 2016 – More


 dengue vaccines: aluminum, novel adjuvants, GMOS, what could possibly go wrong?… http://www.denguevaccines.org/subunit-and-inactivated-vaccines/
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Jan 6, 2016 – More


 than 1 million nine-year-old Filipino children to become part of dengue vaccine experiment ‪#CDCwhistleblower…

http://thepinoy.net/?p=10557

Dec 23, 2015 – Sanofi gets green light from Philippines FDA 
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/companies/sanofi-gets-philippines-approval-to-market-dengue-vaccine-1054775.html?classic=true

Jul 16, 2014 – “We cannot solve the dengue problem with a vaccine alone, especially not with this vaccine…” http://www.dw.com/en/experts-see-flaws-in-promising-dengue-fever-vaccine-candidate/a-17789632?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

Sept 8, 2016 – Dengue vaccine could make things worse: ‘We should be careful in considering where and how to use this vaccine’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dengue-vaccine-could-make-things-worse-we-should-be-careful-in-considering-where-and-how-to-use-this-vaccine-24652/

Dec 22, 2015 – Vaccine: Not good enough for Singapore (2014)…

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/new-dengue-vaccine-not-effective-enough-for-singapore-vivian-balakrishnan

Nov 24, 2014 – Clinical similarity and serological cross reactivity of dengue fever and measles -… https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22776393

Jul 16, 2014 – Vaccine “not equally good for all four subtypes of dengue viruses, and that could be dangerous.”… http://www.dw.com/en/experts-see-flaws-in-promising-dengue-fever-vaccine-candidate/a-17789632?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

Mar 25, 2014 – Sanofi bets big on dengue vaccine despite poor performance…. https://seekingalpha.com/news/1643013-sanofi-bets-big-on-dengue-vaccine?isDirectRoadblock=false

Oct 18, 2013 – More newsflash: Did you know that clinical signs and symptoms of dengue are similar to those of measles…?… https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1486671

Aug 12, 2013 – Someone asked what UVM is offering for that immune system experiment / dengue vaccine trial. Here is your answer: $3000 (see pic above).

Aug 4, 2013 – Blockbuster Sanofi Dengue Vaccine Marketing Begins:… https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-08-04/sanofi-dengue-bid-seen-as-2-6-billion-hit-or-major-flop

July 12, 2013 – I suspect that dengue is about to become *more* widespread, *more* deadly, and *vaccine preventable*… https://in.reuters.com/article/us-sanofi-dengue-vaccine/sanofi-starts-dengue-vaccine-production-to-keep-lead-over-rivals-idINBRE96B0D120130712

June 22, 2013 – Vaccine Maker Sanofi is in full Pre-Launch phase of Marketing Campaign for Dengue Vaccine… https://www.pharmaasia.com/2013/06/sanofi-pasteur-supports-3rd-asean-dengue-day/3/

March 5, 2013 – Have you heard anything about the vaccine for dengue fever being tested here in VT? Based on quick research, it is a trial for a vaccine to be used for “biodefense” http://globalbiodefense.com/2012/11/28/army-dengue-vaccine-trial-supported-by-state-university-of-new-york/; (which may mean they may be willing to tolerate a higher rate of adverse reactions). The vaccine was developed at NIH and began phase I in 2010.

Another news release here, from 2013, mentions VT…

Here is the public statement from UVM.… and here are the “protocols” for all of the Vermont trials, which leave out details like adjuvant, placebo, etc.

Dec. 18, 2017: We need to talk.

We need to talk about vaccine injury awareness.

VAERS Bill, H.247, in the Vermont House Healthcare Committee will increase transparency and awareness of consumer vaccine injury reports filed by Vermonters. The bill will improve oversight upon the unseen outcomes and hidden costs of Vermont’s Immunization Program. While not all reports can be proven to be caused by the vaccine(s) given, underreporting and failure to recognize vaccine injury is a widespread problem. Ask your elected rep to support H.247~!

 

Recent Vermont VAERS reports – examples.

This poor baby got EIGHT (8) vaccines at once. She developed a high fever and was unwell for a week. Are there any long term effects? VAERS ID 702895:

This four-year old was given TEN vaccines at one time on Oct. 2, 2017. The report is made about the ensuing fever and vomiting the child experienced. VAERS ID 718104

Do you have a vaccine injury experience to share or a VAERS report filed?

Please contact us. We need to talk.

Who is responsible for following these reactions? What are the long term outcomes? What are the associated costs?


 

 

Today’s vaccine schedule is nothing like what it used to be.

For example, many vaccines are given in combination, many now contain aluminum adjuvant – and the emerging science is very concerning. This year, scientists from the University of Keele and King’s College of London published a peer-reviewed report on Aluminum (Al) in brain tissue in autism. They measured Al in brain tissue in brain tissue from donors who died with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder,and they have identified the location of Al in these tissues. Their findings are troubling, since many vaccines contain aluminum (Al) adjuvants – typically Al hydroxide and/or Al phosphate nano particles.

We encourage you to be open and not closed towards understanding this very complex topic. There is a big difference between supporting vaccination versus supporting mandatory vaccination, particularly when there is the potential for grave and untoward side effects.

At our event on September 8th, people from all over New England told their stories.

Their experiences as vaccine consumers deserve to be heard.

Every body should be concerned about vaccine safety awareness.

Let’s talk!

 

 

Nov. 28, 2017

Scientists from University of Keele, and King’s College of London Report on “Aluminium in brain tissue in autism.”

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Vaccine Aluminum Adjuvant:
Safety Problems Ignored

Scientists from University of Keele, and King’s College of London Report on “Aluminium in brain tissue in autism.”

 
For the first time, scientists report on aluminum in brain tissue from donors who died with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. They have measured aluminum in brain tissue in autism and identified the location of aluminum in these tissues.
 
These findings are troubling, since many vaccines contain aluminum (Al) adjuvants – typically Al hydroxide and/or Al phosphate nano particles.
 
“These are some of the highest values for aluminium in human brain tissue yet recorded and one has to question why, for example, the aluminium content of the occipital lobe of a 15 year old boy would be 8.74 (11.59) μg/g dry wt.?” – Mold Matthew, Umar Dorcas, King Andrew, Exley Christopher. Aluminium in brain tissue in autism. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biologyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtemb.2017.11.012.

Article in press, available online 26 November 2017.  (Note: Articles in Press are accepted, peer reviewed articles that are not yet assigned to volumes/issues, but are citable using DOI.)

“The research does not infer that Al is a cause of autism, “said Exley, who also authored Human Exposure to Aluminum. “But these very high concentrations of a neurotoxin in brain tissue are not going to be benign and will contribute to neurodegeneration in affected tissues.” Read more at :  The Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute
 
Article in press, available online 26 November 2017.  (Note: Articles in Press are accepted, peer reviewed articles that are not yet assigned to volumes/issues, but are citable using DOI.)

Full accepted manuscript: keele-kings-Aluminium in brain tissue in autism

 

-Jennifer Stella

The Vaccine Safety Project – Presentation

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s  comprehensive PowerPoint presentation and companion video reviews the process of vaccine approvals, recommendations, post-marketing safety monitoring and concludes with necessary recommendations for improving vaccine safety and protecting our children from vaccine injuries. We hope this presentation will be used by parents and vaccine safety advocates as a tool to educate local policy makers, state and federal legislators and public health officials who need to know the facts about our federal vaccine programs, vaccine safety and the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

View the video here.

View the powerpoint here.

Source: World Mercury Project.

Pro-Safety, Pro-Health. Pro-Vaccine Choice.

One very concerned Vermont Mom writes in response to recent health department claims that, “Vaccines are Unrelated to Autism”. Read more…

 

 

IN THE NEWS 

Apr. 20, 2017 – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Interview by Tucker Carlson

Vaccine Policy – Sharyl Atkisson reports: “Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. briefed members of Congress on Capitol Hill, pushing them to investigate an untouchable subject: the safety of vaccines.” – Full Measure, February 19, 2017 

Actor Robert De Niro Concerned With Dangers Of Mercury In VaccinesCBS Pittsburgh, February 15, 2017

Suit opens in Tokyo court over cervical cancer vaccine side effectsJapan Times, February 13, 2017

Medical response to Trump requires truth seeking and respect for patients – Peter Doshi, associate editor, British Medical Journal, February 7, 2017

Drug companies donated millions to California lawmakers before vaccine debate (read more at: Sacramento Bee)

Dirty Little $ecrets: Following the Pharma Money Trail in Texas (read more here)

Drugmakers contribute campaign money to Vermont candidates (read more at: Assoc Press)

January 17, 2017: US Dept of Health and Human Services Announces Final Rule Making Changes to Vaccine Injury Table

To gain entitlement to compensation under this program, a petitioner must establish that a vaccine-related injury or death has occurred, either by proving that a vaccine actually caused or significantly aggravated an injury (causation-in-fact) or by demonstrating the occurrence of what is referred to as a ‘‘Table Injury.’’ That is, a petitioner may show that the vaccine recipient suffered an injury of the type enumerated in the regulations at 42 CFR 100.3—the ‘‘Vaccine Injury Table’’— corresponding to the vaccination in question and that the onset of such injury took place within a time period also specified in the Table. If so, the injury is presumed to have been caused by the vaccination and the petitioner is entitled to compensation (assuming that other requirements are satisfied) unless the Respondent affirmatively shows that the injury was caused by some factor other than the vaccination (see 42 U.S.C. 300aa–11(c)(1)(C)(i), 300aa–13(a)(1)(B)), and 300aa–14(a)).“- Federal Register

Johns Hopkins University Press: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, Narrative Symposium: To Vaccinate or Not? Parents’ Stories.

January 10: Vaccines Revealed… watch free! Docu-series featuring physicians, university scientists, drug company representatives, government whistleblowers and other experts. Click here to register.

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2016 Election: Learn more about Vaccine Freedom Candidates, here.

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  • What is an “exemption”?  Vaccination has ALWAYS been a voluntary procedure in the State of Vermont … until now … (read more)
  • About us – the Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice.

 

Official Vaxxed: from Cover-Up to Catastrophe Stream from Cinema Libre Studio on Vimeo.

~ California parents have filed suit against state agencies and state employees to stop mandatory school vaccination law which removed exemptions. [tweetthis] California parents have filed suit against state agencies & state employees to stop new school vaccination law which removed exemptions. [/tweetthis]

~ Travel Vaccines | Journey Boost http://ow.ly/gFll301XsnL

~ The Liability Issue. Why are vaccine consumers not warned of product risks? Read more… [tweetthis]The Liability Issue. Why are vaccine consumers not warned of product risks? Read more at http://www.vaxchoicevt.com/the-liability-issue/[/tweetthis]

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~ Get to Know your Elected & Candidate Positions on Vaccine Choice, and vote accordingly!

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Stay Informed, Vermont.

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Photo by Amy Ash Nixon/VTDigger.

76 Vaccine injuries have been reported since right around when our philosophical exemption was outlawed (view VAERS … May 1, 2015 – May 14, 2016). Under mandatory vaccine policies, some people get hurt. Do these lives not matter? More…

 

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  • Are you aware that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. publicly slammed the CDC in Vermont Testimony, warning lawmakers against taking away parental choice? It’s not too late to do the right thing.
  • here is a great video from Immunity Education Group for an overview of the issue:

  • The Cochrane collaboration has issued a Complaint to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) over maladministration at the EMA concerning their investigation into HPV vaccine safety…

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June News

VPR, June 1, 2016: Vermont’s Vaccination Rates, And Religious Exemptions, Up Slightly http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermonts-vaccination-rates-and-religious-exemptions-slightly#stream/0

“People need to be able to make their own choices about how they protect their health.” PBS via PewTrusts.org.

Informed Consent – Click here for more from the Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice.

New! 2016 Election Update: Support those who stand for the human right to vaccination choice (click for more…)

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Censorship: Is this a “settled issue”?

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vaxxed-now showingVaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe

Synopsis – In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism.

The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC.

Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens.

Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.

Below are links to the official complaint letters sent to the CDC.

Official Complaint Letter to the CDC 2/02/2015

Official Complaint Letter to the CDC 10/14/2014

Speed The Shift

Speed The Shift: 12 part series: A Comprehensive Review of Vaccines


Part 1: Why Are So many People Choosing Not To Vaccinate?

Part 2: A Closer Look at Pharmaceutical Companies

Part 3: Vaccine Policymakers and Conflicts of Interest

Part 4: How The CDC, FDA and WHO Lost the Trust of Vaccine Skeptics

Part 5: Are Vaccines Safe & Effective?

Part 6: What Are The Real Risks of Not Vaccinating in the U.S.?

Part 7: Herd Immunity, Shedding and the Questionable Science Behind Vaccines

Part 8: Did Vaccines Really Eradicate Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century?

Part 9: The Conclusive Evidence Linking Vaccines and Autism

Part 10: Why Don’t We Hear The Whole Story About Vaccines?

Part 11: What Are Independent Experts Telling Us About Vaccines?

Part 12: Vaccines: The Greater Good or Greater Greed? – Conclusion

Welcome, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS (free)

Letters:

RECENT SCIENCE

Feb. 5, 2016

Routine Tdap did not prevent pertussis outbreaks.” – Nicola P. Klein, Joan Bartlett, Bruce Fireman, Roger Baxter; Pediatrics, March 2015 (Waning Tdap Effectiveness in Adolescents) http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/02/03/peds.2015-3326

Arumugham, J Develop Drugs 2015: Evidence that Food Proteins in Vaccines Cause the Development of Food Allergies and Its Implications for Vaccine Policy (pdf version)

IN THE NEWS

Jan. 26, 2016: New Concerns about the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: American College of Pediatricians (pdf version)

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AUSSIE PHD UNDER FIRE FOR STANCE ON VACCINES: “This is a discriminatory policy against educated parents and their healthy children, and it infringes on human rights” – Dr. Judy Wilyman (PhD) – Read more…

December 21, 2015FLU VACCINE FOR ALL? A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE by Eric A. Biondi, MD, MS; C. Andrew Aligne, MD, MPH – MEDSCAPE

The summer 2015 edition of the Weston A. Price Foundation’s quarterly journal, Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and the Healing Arts, was devoted to the subject of vaccinations— find it here.

THE PUSH IS ON… It may be “ruled legal,” but is it right to force-drug American children against their parent’s best judgement with liability-free pharma? Mandatory Vaccinations: Precedent and Current Laws https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS21414.pdf
Congressional Research Service, May 21, 2014

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The Misunderstood Theory of Herd Immunity.

Visit www.voicesforchoice.com to take action.

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Did you know that in 2016 your parental right to medical decision making will be restricted by the State? Passed in 2015, Act 37  removes a parent’s right to have a “philosophical conviction” opposing state-mandated child vaccination, effective July 2016.

For now, the law keeps a “religious exemption” intact. However, a bill has already been introduced to do away with all non-medical exemptions in VT (see: H.212). Lobbyists say that this bill to remove the religious exemption will not be touched during an election year. Are you willing to wait and see?

Act 37 was not fully vetted by lawmakers because it was the result of a “sneak amendment” orchestrated by the American Academy of Pediatrics and pharmaceutical interests. In just one month, the industry managed to attach major vaccine policy changes to another bill that had already passed the house and even switched committees in the process. The new law was signed by the Governor Peter Shumlin on May 28, 2015 and includes a report to be made to the legislature on feasibility of mandatory vaccination for school staff. Teachers, administrators and janitors take note: H266, a bill to require mandatory vaccination for school teachers and administrators, has already been introduced.

There are many elements to the new mandatory vaccine law (Act 37),  effective July 2016. Click here for a detailed overview.

Also, “rulemaking” is going on now at the Health Department and there is a public comment period open through Dec. 2nd. Click here for a detailed overview of the proposed rule that is supposed to implement the new law. File a comment, here.

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File a comment, here.

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File a comment, here.

Citizens have been told by David Englander, Attorney for the DOH that, “Shortly after the conclusion of the public comment period the Department will file the final proposed rule, including any revisions based on public comment and a response to all issues raised during the public comment period, with the Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) and the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR). Members of the public can testify in favor of or against the rule when LCAR meets to consider the rule. For information about the day and time this rule will be considered at LCAR and how to testify at LCAR contact Katie Pickens at [email protected] or (802) 828-5760.”
File a comment, here.

It is critical that your elected lawmakers hear from families and schools that will be impacted by the new law, because they have been told there will be no fiscal/economic impact. Lawmakers need to know that there is indeed an impact on families schools – and this is our chance to speak up.

Proposed Rules Call for:

– 7 vaccines – 5 shots – by age 2 months
– 14 vaccines – 10 shots – by age 4 months
– 21 vaccines – 15 shots – by age 6 to 14 months
– 25 vaccines – 17 shots – by age 15 to 18 months
– 28 vaccines – 18 shots – by age 18 months

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– Plus:
—Penalties for school administrators and childcare providers who do not enforce compliance.
— Includes All schools – including independent schools and colleges, for just one class enrolled (so may affect homeschoolers).
– The State program manager says 9 vaccines in one day would be fine so that babies can get “caught up.” http://www.vermontidconference.com/uploads/3/6/0/5/3605970/finley_izid11.10.pdf
– The State spent $16,424,373 on vaccines in FY2015. It is one thing to be forced to pay for vaccines – quite another to be forced to take themhttp://www.vtvaccine.org/vtvaccine.nsf/documents/VVPPFinalAssessmentCalculationWorksheet2015.html/$File/2014-10-15%20VVPP%20budget%20and%20assessment%20worksheets%20%28VVPP2015%29%20v6.pdf-
 
– New law proposed to require mandatory vaccination for teachers, too! See H266: http://www.voicesforchoice.com/#!teachers/c20x3

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  • parents.
  • children enrolled in a child care facility or pre-kindergarten.
  • students enrolled in kindergarten. elementary school, secondary school.
  • students in post-secondary school.
  • health care providers.
  • child care and school administrators.

Act 37  is 19 pages long and has several components you must know about:

  • Requires reports to the Dept. of Health when a person has reason to believe another person is sick – shall tattle within 24 hours (see section 2 on 18 VSA sec 1001).
  • Requires all schools to make publicly available aggregate vaccination rates of the student body to all parents and students (see section 3 which amends 18 VSA sec 1121).
  • Removes the right of parents and/or students to hold philosophical beliefs in opposition to the State’s universal list of mandatory vaccinations listed as required for daycare, pre-K, K, and all schools (public, private, independent, primary, secondary, post-secondary) (see section 4 which amends 18 VSA sec 1122).
  • Requires the Dept. of Health to adopt rules together with the Agency of Education and Dept. of Children and Families that shall LIST which vaccine doses will be required for Vermont schools (see section 5 which amends 18 VSA sec 1123).
  • Collection and reporting of data on chid vaccination status in 1st and 8th grades (see section 6 which amends 18 VSA sec 1124).
  • Grant the Dept. of Health the power to implement “quality improvement intitiatives” at any school that has a vaccination rate below “the average” (see section 7 which adds 18 VSA sec 1125).
  • Requires the participation of all Vermont residents in a Mandatory vaccination registry (adults and children) with no opt-out or penalty for violation of privacy and allowance for any researcher with IRB approval to have access to these records (see section 8 which amends 18 VSA sec 1129).
  • Establishes an advisory council on vaccination practice – there is no public membership or dissenting member (see section 9 which adds 18 VSA sec 1131).
  • Makes VAERS reporting mandatory for all healthcare providers (see section 10 which adds 18 VSA sec 1132).
  • Sets up a committee to look at the legality of making mandatory vaccinations required for all school administrators, faculty and personnel (see section 11).
  • Effective: July 2015 except sections 4 and 6 (see section 12).

The Dept. of Health has begun to set forth how they envision this law to be enforced. Their draft proposal includes an intensive and complicated vaccine schedule which mandates all CDC recommended vaccines within 2 years of recommendation and imposes penalties on daycare and school administrators who do not exclude children if these children are not in compliance with a new law.  You can read their draft proposal, which is incomplete, here.

This update is by no means an exhaustive analysis of the new law or the rules being proposed. Please read the new law for yourself and if you have comments or concerns about Act 37 or how it is being implemented, please send them ASAP to:
David Englander
Vermont Department of Health
PO Box 70, 108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402
[email protected]
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  • This page will be updated with further comments as they are received from others and developed by VCVC team members….