When a measles vaccine fails to protect, who should be blamed? (read more…)
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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.
1/18/2015: Flu vaccine paradox adds to public health debate: “Canadian problem” an example of odd effects of prior vaccination – CBC 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).