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?
….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…
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 Vaccines – CBS Pittsburgh, February 15, 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
~ 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]
~ 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]
~ Get to Know your Elected & Candidate Positions on Vaccine Choice, and vote accordingly!
You have the right to be fully informed about the truthful benefit vs. risk for each vaccine under consideration. You have the right to make a voluntary choices (without coercion) as to whether you vaccinate you children before sending them to school.
… print Vermont childcare/daycare/school/university vaccination exemption form here.
Is your baby sick on the day of his/her scheduled vaccinations?
An April study in the Journal of Pediatrics complains that sick children fall out of compliance. The study is is now being used to encourage parents to vaccinate their children even when they are sick. Dr. Lisa Thebner, a pediatrician in New York City was quoted Monday in CNN Health as saying that, “The ideal is to vaccinate during a sick visit unless there is a proven track record of coming for every well visit, then perhaps it can be deferred.”
The other side of this discussion is that Mother needs to be able to properly monitor her infant after vaccination. With an ear infection, how will she know whether baby’s screaming is due to the ear infection or the vaccine?
That is why you should Ask 8 Before You Vaccinate, and do not vaccinate an already sick child.
Today a bill, “To Encourage Transparency in Disclosing of the Ingredients in Vaccinations for Children” passed the Maine House and will move to the Senate (tomorrow, May 30, 2013). This bill requires healthcare workers to disclose ingredients in vaccines to parents and to remind parents of their right to refuse vaccination.
This is a model bill for Vermont if ever I saw one. There is nothing quite like the sinking feeling that a mother or father may have after consenting to baby’s “routine immunizations,” only to then experience an adverse reaction and to later learn what was in those shots. We all have to make informed choices and do what we feel is best for our kids – but no doubt it is better to have all the facts up front.
Please read the bill here and consider sharing with your Senator(s) and Representative(s).
Also of interest:
May 19, 2013: A Wisconsin bill would ban mandatory flu shots; Legislation was drafted after several hospital workers and health care contractors complained they were fired after refusing to be vaccinated. Read more here.
May 20, 2013: The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that patients filing vaccine injury lawsuits can still get attorneys’ fees if the case is, “brought in good faith and (for which) there was a reasonable basis.” AP coverage here; Full SCOTUS ruling is available here, and the Amicus Curiae brief (including our coalition), is available, here.
~ Jennifer Stella, Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice