Join the Voices for Choice Mailing List.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: protecting the private good? (BMJ, May 2015)

End the Pharma Liability Shield Endangering Public Health and Human Rights – printable pdf

freedom&unityIt’s a Human Right.

WHY SHOULD WE HAVE TO FILE AN “EXEMPTION” or get a doctor’s note TO SAY NO TO AN INJECTION???

FORMS: – [PDF] VaccineDose Religious Exemption Form – Vermont Department of Health – [PDF] VaccineDose Medical Exemption Form – Vermont Department of Health

Vaccination and Health Outcomes: A Survey of 6- to 12-year-old Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children based on Mothers’ Reports. Front. Public Health (Frontiers in Public Health, November 2016) Learn more: AAPS Fact Sheet on Mandatory Vaccinations. Ballotpedia Vermont 2016 Election Results may be found here.

Last year, 36 Vermonters were sent to the emergency room after vaccination.

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Read the full 2015 report here.

Activists Call for Vaccine Choice, Truth from Gov Agencies

Sixth Annual Vaccine Awareness Week Nov. 8-14, 2015.

The 2016 vaccine schedule requires 69 doses / 50 injections+3 oral vaccines. Don’t want them all? Tell your Elected VT Representative: #REINSTATEthePE. [tweetthis]#REINSTATEthePE, #Vermont. Preserve the right to parental #choice and consent. @govpetershumlin[/tweetthis] – Find contact info, here.

The non-profit charity National Vaccine Information Center (www.NVIC.org) is calling for repeal of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and a return to full product liability for vaccine manufacturers. Read more here. [tweetthis]Join us the call for a return to full vaccine product liability – repeal the 1986 law http://ow.ly/OXEjf @berniesanders @peterwelch [/tweetthis]

 


#CDCTruth leaders, activists and parents joined together to protest in front of the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. on October 23, 2015 rally support and awareness regarding the link between the MMR vaccine and autism.


2008: New York nurses speak out against the mandatory swine flu vaccination.

This is not about religion.

“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. (VPR)

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Vaccine Makers Enjoy Immunity from Liability.

YOU should have a choice. ‪#‎REINSTATEthePE‬Because every ‪#‎VT‬ person has the right to their own conscience, to make decisions best for their OWN body & their children.

Please consider joining us today. >> Visit www.voicesforchoice.com

 

Reinstate Vermont’s Philosophical Exemption.

Want to delay or say no to even one booster shot? Better help us on hold on to our our exemption rights… Help us educate the public as to why Vermont’s Philosophical Exemption is essential… Become a member, today –

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DId you know?

  • The ability to “exempt” from mandatory vaccination on grounds of health philosophy, is scheduled to end on June 30, 2016. TAKE ACTION NOW – ask your lawmaker to reinstate our philosophical exemption!

What else can you do?

1. SIGN CDC FRAUD PETITION

2. Join our mailing list … click here

UPDATE: ALL VERMONT LAWMAKERS are RECEIVING LETTERS FROM US…

3. Please follow  up with your Vermont lawmakers

  • See CDC letter sent to those who supported our rights HERE/  see CDC letter sent to those who opposed our rights HERE).
  • Also, the VT Dept of Health has identified HPV vaccine “uptake” as a priority this year. But in trying to achieve their sales targets, they are not being truthful or balanced in the information they are providing to Vermont consumers. This has to change. We have sent a letter, cc-ing ALL VERMONT SENATORS AND REPS, outlining the science that disputes what the health department is telling consumers. You can read it here: Letter to Health Department on HPV Vaccine false and misleading claims.

August, 2015 – We are petitioning Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch to please investigate alleged CDC fraud and malfeasance.
Take Action:
1. Read, download, print and share the Briefing Document.
2. Sign the Petition.
3. Read, download, print and share the Press Release.
4. Contact your Vermont lawmaker: Find your elected VT lawmaker’s phone numbers hereRemind them that we should all demand nothing short of transparency, honesty and ethical conduct from the government agencies charged with the health and safety of our children. In light of alleged CDC research fraud, ask for them to call for an immediate, independent investigation and reinstatement of Vermont’s philosophical vaccine exemption. 

  • Read our letter to Governor Shumlin, Dr. Harry Chen and Speaker Shap Smith, calling for a reinstatement, HERE
  • Letters have also been sent to all Vermont lawmakers. Contact yours today! Find your elected VT lawmaker’s phone numbers here.

Lancet (Aug 2015): Making vaccination truly compulsory: well intentioned but ill conceived.

“Every Last One” by Louise Kuo Habakus on the false narrative of the righteous “pro-vaccine” vs. dangerous “anti-vaxxers.”

8/26/2015 British Medical Journal: Vaccine mandates in the US are doing more harm than good, By Allen S. Cunningham, MD

 

Free and informed health choices. No Coercion.

This year, parents plan to continue to file philosophical vaccine exemption forms to modify or say no to VT’s now mandatory (unless religious) school vaccine schedule.

Note: Parents are reporting difficulty in obtaining vaccine exemptions from doctors. Are you having the same problems? Please, contact us HERE.

Thank you for visiting. We believe that vaccine choice is a human right, and that parents should be provided with fair and accurate information about the medical products that their children are prescribed – most especially, vaccines.

>Vaccine Choice FAQs.

>Look up Vaccine Ingredients here.

Did you know?

> In 2007, there was a bill introduced to mandate HPV vaccination in Vermont.

> Until 2012, Vermont respected differing preventative health philosophies when it came to vaccines. The form was relatively easy to fill out. In 2012 there was a failed attempt to remove Vermont’s Philosophical Vaccine Exemption but the form was changed and heavy tracking of those refusing any state-mandated vaccine, was placed upon schools. (link to VTDigger/Vermontbiz)

>In 2015, several bills were introduced to remove exemption rights and to enhance tracking of those refusing any state-mandated vaccine. A last-minute amendment was jammed onto another bill a month before end of session, and in just 29 days, with only very limited testimony taken, Vermont’s philosophical exemption was repealed.  Many parents protested and continue to work to reverse this decision. Please get involved today.

May 27, 2015

  • A closed book on a debate that should open minds: Despite all that vaccinations have done for us, how can we take Big Pharma at its word? (CommonsNews.org)
  • Anti-Mandatory Protesters Urge Shumlin to Veto Mandatory Vaccine Bill (VTDigger)

May 26, 2015

Thank you to all the 50+ brave warriors who came out  – on a work day no less – to call on Governor Peter Shumlin to do the right thing (read more).

Open Letter Petitioning Governor Peter Shumlin to Veto H98.

Several Vermont citizens have written an open letter to Governor Peter Shumlin on why he should veto H98.  Join them in signing this open letter: Preserve our right as parents to make informed medical decisions for our children.

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May 18, 2015

  • Watch Vermont Senate 2 hour testimony here.
  • Watch Vermont House Public Hearing here.
  • Watch Vermont House Floor Debate here: (Part 1 and Part 2).
  • Voices for Vaccine Choice, 2015 … (read more…).

May 14, 2015

cooltext115385657640614 “…We affirm the right for all individuals, including parents and guardians on behalf of children or incapacitated adults , to prior, free and informed consent to vaccination, which is a preventive medical procedure. We oppose any law or policy that would coerce people to vaccinate against their religious, philosophical, medical or personal beliefs…” Click here to view full statement.

Despite vaccination rates up and exemption rates down, VT Health Commissioner aims at repeal of non-medical exemptions, wants 100% of Vermonters vaccinated.

 

May 13, 2015

Thank you so much to the 300+ individuals who showed up last night to stand up for our rights. Sadly, the Vermont House of Representatives voted today to repeal our philosophical exemption (H98).

The amendment that we had agreed to support was valiantly drafted and explained by Rep. Donahue. It was also supported by many Reps. on the floor, but lost by a hairline margin of 73-71.

After the amendment failed, Representatives Till, Dakin, Poirier, Pearson, Bankroft and Briglin ponied in a 85-57 vote to repeal Vermont’s philosophical vaccine exemption. All in all, our House Representatives were worn out, tired, and eager to go home. Many questioned why so much time was spent on this topic so late in the session, and wondered if we should delay consideration until January, 2016.

The exact language of what passed the house, and the official roll call are not yet publicly available. The House version that passed today slightly expanded the medical exemption, delayed implementation of repeal until July 2016, and included a study group to explore how to implement mandatory vaccination of school staff. It will head to the Senate (probably Thursday) for a vote of concurrence.

WHAT YOU CAN DO.

  1. The Governor may wish to hear from you about how this decision will impact your family and your children, your schools and your communities. Telephone him Weds-Fri,8-5 pm, at (802) 828 3333– [email protected].
  2. Find your Senator(s) hereand call them Weds-Fri, 8-5 pm at (802) 828 2228, to ask for support in preserving your right to say no to big pharma. http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/QuickSearch/2016?SearchBy=Name&SearchBills=&SearchLegislators=&SearchCommittees=
  3. Touch base with your representative(s) to discuss how they voted and why. Thank your representatives is they voted to preserve the exemption. The many Reps. who voted “anti-choice” are glad that “this Thing” is finally just going to go away. Do you think that they are correct in this assessment? Be polite and kind…

May 6, 2015: More Testimony submitted to House Healthcare

May 5, 2015:

Testimony of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. – (press release)-(media coverage)- READ MORE

*Watch Trace Amounts: a film that the public MUST SEE – NOW

New!

Why is the doctor lobby saying the science is settled?

Immunization Data – Where is it?

Analysis of JAMA Study April 21

Senate Recap – What Happened?

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If you support choice, and oppose mandatory vaccination,

CALL your Representatives at home Sat+Sun

  • Find your representative contact information HERE.
  • Come to the State House on Monday for the public hearing.

 

Support health choice when it comes to drugs for your children – Preserve the right to “exemption” from mandatory vaccination. Call your representatives NOW.

We are not advocating for “no vaccinations” – we are advocating for the program to remain voluntary, with philosophical exemptions.

The debate about compulsory vaccination is fundamentally one of individual control over one’s own body versus perceptions of public safety.  “When personal liberty is restricted to protect public health, the measures applied must be effective, the least restrictive (i.e. least liberty-infringing), proportional to the risk, equitable and non-discriminatory, minimally burdensome and in line with due process. Those whose liberty is violated should, when appropriate, be compensated, particularly if they experience vaccine-associated side-effects. In addition, individual rights should be restricted only with utmost respect for the dignity of persons.” http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/91/4/12-113480/en/

This issue demands an examination from multiple perspectives: human rights, corporate influence, constitutional law, education policy as well as public health. Each of these issues deserves a thorough examination by our Legislature, not a repeat of what occurred in the Senate. The families who will be most effected by this decision deserve a public hearing and the ability to testify in committee. Health, Education and Judiciary Committees should all hear of the impact of such draconian legislation.

Please urge your House representative to vote no on H98.

These are some of the open questions:

  • What vaccines are next to be mandated? (Vermont purchased $2.5 million of HPV vaccines, plus many others not “required” this year. For list of the required vaccines – click here. For list of the purchased vaccines – click here.
  • Why are vaccine reactions routinely ignored and why do they go unreported?
  • Why are public record requests to the Vermont Department of Health to release immunization rates for the current school year (2014-2015) still pending?
  • Why does the vaccination rate target continue to rise every few years? There was no “golden age” from which we are falling (click here to see more). Immunization rate goals are now near 100%, but pharma should never be forced just to meet changing “goals”.
  • We all want healthy and safe children. Recently vaccinated people can pose a risk due to viral shedding – why are they not kept away from school during the shedding period? Waning vaccine-induced immunity has been shown to be the major culprit in whooping cough and maybe even measles outbreaks, why do we not perform titer testing to see who is immune as an alternative?
  • Why not support the right of parent to make choice, especially when there is no liability for these vaccine products?
  • The Senate has not addressed issues of fundamental fairness. For example, a vaccinated child who is already infected with Hepatitis-B would be allowed in school, while a healthy child not vaccinated for Hepatitis-B would be excluded. A child presumably too sick to attend school will be allowed to attend, while a healthy, partially vaccinated or untreated child will be excluded from any child care or even private school school if the bill passes? Immune-compromised children already have special accommodation in the case they cannot attend school; are they really safe going into large crowds?

The education of present and future school children hangs in the balance.

Spring, 2015

“You don’t have to be anti-vaccination to be anti-medical mandate. If there is a risk, there must be a choice. Please support our rights as Americans and our rights as parents to decide on the best medical care for our children” – from Tahoe, California

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Recent News

  • National Vaccine Information Center – comments on draft national program for adult vaccination NVIC-comment-NVAC-NAIP-2015
  • Vaccine Errors Reported from USA (Part I), December 4, 2014 (link).
  • Recommendations For Practitioners To Prevent Vaccine Errors (link).

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Why must we ask for permission to say “no, thanks” to mandatory medicine?

cooltext115385657640614 “…We affirm the right for all individuals, including parents and guardians on behalf of children or incapacitated adults , to prior, free and informed consent to vaccination, which is a preventive medical procedure. We oppose any law or policy that would coerce people to vaccinate against their religious, philosophical, medical or personal beliefs…”

Click here to view full statement.

cooltext115414055688534… for Trace Amounts, April 21st @ the Roxy in Burlington, Vermont, 7 pm.

From the Mad Hatter Syndrome in the late 1800’s, to Pink Disease in the first half of the 20th to the Iraqi Grain Incident in the early 1970’s, humans have learned time and again of the debilitating neurological and physical damage that mercury can cause. Then why and how did it end up in our childhood vaccines? Trace Amounts explores the origin of the use of mercury in the vaccines and exposes the continued greed based decision to keep mercury in the vaccines through several decades. Could a tragedy, which brought one of the greatest nations to its knees and stole a generation of children, have been avoided? Watch Trace Amounts and you decide. Advance Ticket Sales Only will guarantee a seat. Visit: http://gathr.us/screening/10860.

Welcome. 

It’s ok to “support immunizations” and still support the Right to Choose by keeping the program VOLUNTARY – with philosophical and religious exemptions from mandatory medicine.

This website is a place to start exploring the science that the industry refuses to acknowledge, the science they do not want parents to consider when making these important decisions for their children. Thanks for visiting!

  • Do Vaccines Promote Health? 

Choice or Responsibility?

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4/2/2015 UPDATE: the following was written by an attendee who wishes to remain anonymous: (link)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – UVM – Med Ed 200 @noon – Event Info

What sort of debate is a non-debate?

Two very pro-mandatory vaccine supporters in one room lecturing med students… where is the debate going to happen? On the picket line in the parking lot?

Bob Macauley: “I believe that parents should be free to decide” (but) “objecting parents” should “not be able to imperil other children” by  “sending their unimmunized children to school.”

Rebecca Bell: “The good news is that vaccines have been widely studied and we have lots of data showing they are safe and effective. The bad news is that there is a lot of scary and inaccurate information about vaccines on the internet. With this kind of misinformation out there, how do parents find answers to their questions?”

Are medical ethics changing in Vermont?

Moral coercion should not be used to gain compliance in what should be a voluntary medical procedure. Vaccines should be a personal choice. Vermont law,  thankfully guarantees that personal choice. Respect for autonomy is the basis for informed consent. By judging morals, you intrude upon the patient autonomy and the private medical decisions of individuals and parents on what happens to their bodies or their children.

Proponents assert that children who are unvaccinated “not only put themselves at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases but they increase the risk to others.”

…however, if you believe vaccination will prevent disease, and you have your child vaccinated, then according to your belief your child has nothing to worry about. And the immunocompromised should be aware that vaccinated people can carry and transmit whooping cough, live influenza vaccine virus, live measles virus, live mumps virus, live rubella virus, live oral polio vaccine, live oral rotavirus vaccine…; unvaccinated people who did not intentionally infect themselves are far less a health risk to those with immune systems that are not functioning.

March, 2015

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Support Medical Freedom.

Why must we ask for permission to say “no, thanks” to mandatory medicine?

cooltext115385657640614 “…We affirm the right for all individuals, including parents and guardians on behalf of children or incapacitated adults , to prior, free and informed consent to vaccination, which is a preventive medical procedure. We oppose any law or policy that would coerce people to vaccinate against their religious, philosophical, medical or personal beliefs…”

Click here to view full statement.

cooltext115414055688534… for Trace Amounts, April 21st @ the Roxy in Burlington, Vermont, 7 pm.

From the Mad Hatter Syndrome in the late 1800’s, to Pink Disease in the first half of the 20th to the Iraqi Grain Incident in the early 1970’s, humans have learned time and again of the debilitating neurological and physical damage that mercury can cause. Then why and how did it end up in our childhood vaccines? Trace Amounts explores the origin of the use of mercury in the vaccines and exposes the continued greed based decision to keep mercury in the vaccines through several decades. Could a tragedy, which brought one of the greatest nations to its knees and stole a generation of children, have been avoided? Watch Trace Amounts and you decide. Advance Ticket Sales Only will guarantee a seat. Visit: http://gathr.us/screening/10860.

Welcome. 

It’s ok to “support immunizations” and still support the Right to Choose by keeping the program VOLUNTARY – with philosophical and religious exemptions from mandatory medicine.

This website is a place to start exploring the science that the industry refuses to acknowledge, the science they do not want parents to consider when making these important decisions for their children. Thanks for visiting!

  • Do Vaccines Promote Health? 
  • Dr. Suzanne Humphries in Burlington, Vermont, October, 2014
  • Full Video (2 h) – watch now.
    • Part 1 (15 mins) – watch now.
    • Part 2
    • Part 3
    • Part 4
    • Part 5
    • Part 6

February, 2015

NEW! Toolkit – use this information to advocate for your rights.

Legislative Update:

  • February Update, WGDR radio. (~ 2/16/2015~)
  • The science is not settled.  (~ read more ~)
  • Pandemic Preparedness – is it about health? (ACLU, 2008 ~)

***ACTION NEEDED NOW***

Action Needed:

– Oppose H98/S53 “Reportable Disease Registries and Data“(…more)

– Amend S9, – crime of “failure to protect” (…more)

– Oppose H.212, Repeal of philosophical & religious exemptions (…more)

Read Bill Text:

  • Which is Greater Threat, Measles or Measles Vaccine? by Jeffrey Dach, M.D. (…more)
  • Is Discussing the Safety of Vaccines the Third Rail of Pediatrics?
    by Lawrence D. Rosen, M.D. (…more)
  • What is the Philosophical Exemption? (…more)
  • Freedom of Conscience. (more)

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“Vaccine choice” is not about political affiliation, or economic status.

It is an issue of civil rights and of parental rights.

Will you protect the human right to informed consent in medical risk taking…?

 (click HERE for information on how to have your concerns be heard by lawmakers…)

2/8/2015: March of Dimes, AAP, VAHHS, Building Bright Futures Representative call for repeal of philosophical vaccine exemptions in Vermont…click here for more.

2/7/2015 – Greg Dobbs: In defense of parents who don’t vaccinate (Denver Post)

http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01479&video=226287

Studies Show that Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease (Weston A. Price Foundation).

Protecting the Immunocompromised: (see page 113 – Johns Hopkins Medicine recommends avoiding the recently vaccinated).

Spotlight on measles 2010: Excretion of vaccine strain measles virus in urine and pharyngeal secretions of a child with vaccine associated febrile rash illness, Croatia, March 2010

“We describe excretion of measles vaccine strain Schwarz in a child who developed a febrile rash illness eight days after primary immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella. Throat swabs and urine specimens were collected on the fifth and sixth day of illness, respectively. Genotyping demonstrated measles vaccine strain Schwarz (genotype A). If measles and rubella were not under enhanced surveillance in Croatia, the case would have been either misreported as rubella or not recognised at all.”

<>Do Vaccines Promote Health?<> –  (our questions start at 17:22 – link to VPR). 

 

January, 2015

When a measles vaccine fails to protect, who should be blamed? (read more…)

Want to help protect your right to informed consent in Vermont? Sign up here for updates.

Protect your right to informed medical decision making.

Central to the right of informed consent is the right to decline consent. In practicality with current vaccination laws, this translates into the right to exercise vaccine exemptions when state laws call for mandatory vaccines. Vermont law grants parents the right to exercise both religious and philosophical objections.

We are the individual human Voices for Vaccine Choice in Vermont. We are active community members and a vital part of the Vermont economy – the young families and future of vermont.

We are not “anti-vaxxers.”

There is no “Anti-Vaccination Movement” (read more). However, despite S199/Act 157 (2012), vaccine risk information offered to Vermont parents continues to be truncated and downplayed. When parents have questions and concerns about the health effects of vaccines, they are uniformly told: “the benefits far outweigh the risks”.  However, vaccines can and do cause unexpected side effects.

Do Vaccines Promote Health?

Public health officials aggressively market “routine” baby vaccines and insist they are safe and effective. However, an alarming “new normal” of chronic illness has more and more parents choosing to opt out of some – or all – of the many vaccines purchased and mandated for their children by the state. Bearing witness to the staggering rise in cases of children with allergies, asthma, eczema, ADHD, autism and other chronic autoimmune and neurological disorders, parents are asking: Do vaccines really promote long-term health?

We seek to protect informed consent by providing educational forums and by sharing published, peer-reviewed scientific information and news about the health effects and health outcomes of vaccination. Today’s doctors are not trained to recognize vaccine reactions; children and families suffer as a result.

1/22/2015: India – “There are several cases of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) like this, but they don’t get reported.” – AhmedabadMirror/ download .pdf

1/18/2015: Flu vaccine paradox adds to public health debate: “Canadian problem” an example of odd effects of prior vaccinationCBC News

1/8/2015: INFLUENZA VACCINE / RECENT SCIENCE

1/7/2015: Opening Day in the VT Legislature (read more…)

1/7/2015: “She was healthy. She had a flu shot,” said Amber McCarthy, Ayzlee’s mother. “The whole thing is so unreal.” ‘Healthy’ Iowa 3-year-old dies from flu (Des Moines Register)

– This year, Vermont taxpayers will buy $13,411,296 worth of vaccines from the CDC through KidsVax, paying $352,290 in fees (report). Insurance companies will be billed for these costs, which will in turn be put into the health insurance rates in the form of an assessment.

– Record Number Of Whooping Cough Cases In San Diego County Despite Immunization… Over 80% of victims were up to date on their DTaP / TDaP shots (KBPS.)… in Vermont, 90% of victims had been vaccinated (VTDigger.)

– Government Accountability Office Issues Report on Vaccine Injury Compensation: “Most Claims Took Years…” (read the full report).

– Green Mountain Care Board to vote on Data privacy. Meeting is Thurs., 1-8-2015 at 11 am (read more).

Maine, 1-2-2015: “Which vaccines a parent gives to their child and when those vaccines are given is their prerogative as a parent. We can’t assume a parent is ignorant simply because they choose to vaccinate their children on a different schedule than the template laid out by the CDC. – Maine Rep. Deborah Sanderson.

New Hampshire, 1-4-2015: Advocates call for opt-out. Years in the making, N.H. immunization registry hits snag during rulemaking (Concord Monitor).

Last in health, Mississippi strives to add conscious belief vaccine exemption (HB 130).