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?

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]

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~ 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]

Election Activities

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

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Candidate Positions / Vaccine Choice:

 

 

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…)

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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).

January, 2014

NEWS
  • “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

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October News

October 31, 2013

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October 29, 2013:

October 27, 2013

“The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes.”  

– Supreme Court of the United States, 1927 

– read more legal history, HERE.

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Your body, your family, your health choice.

October 24, 2013: Vaccine Court Facts

– Should there be a vaccine injury that is recognized by parent and/or doctor then documented, diagnosed, reported on a death cert or otherwise proved – parents can file in the US Court of Federal Claims/Vaccine Program, Office of the Special Masters for vaccine injury (this is what we refer to as “Vaccine Court.”

– US “Vaccine Court”requires *prima facie* proof of cause and there are many flaws in the program.

– US “Vaccine Court” has paid $255 million in 2013 alone.

– In “Vaccine Court” cases, the US DHHS is the defendant, and the US DOJ defends the DHHS in the case, and we the taxpayers fund it.

October 23, 2013

October 22, 2013

  • Sex differences in the vaccine-specific and non-targeted effects of vaccines (PDF).
  • 2010 SUNY study suggests decreased health care utilization in patients who had wild-type chicken pox infection.
  • Atopic disorders: a default pathway in the absence of infection? (link to study)

October 19, 2013

October 17, 2013:

October 14, 2013: Vaccine-associated measles (which occurred in VT in 2011) may be dangerous for those who are immunocompromised (study).

October 10, 2013: Vaccines that use mercury compounds (thimerosal) as a preservative are exempt from UN pact to limit mercury – environmental health news.

October 8, 2013: Contrary to official government stance on autism, VICP has ruled in favor of vaccine-induced autism many times.  http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/pelr/vol28/iss2/6/

October 7, 2013: Parents have the right to be fully informed about vaccine ingredients – and the right to decide whether they agree to cope with possible vaccine side effects – without having to lose the child’s education.

October 6, 2013: Vaccine Choice FAQ’s.

October 5, 2013: Vaccine-Refusing Parents Falsely Blamed for Whooping Cough Epidemic by Heather Calligan

October 3, 2013: Don’t miss Anne Barbano’s radio show/conversation between VT vaccine choice advocate Lisa and VT pediatrician Bob- LISTEN HERE.

October 2, 2013: Recommended Reading List of Scientific Publications on Whooping Cough (“Pertussis”) and information for lawmakers.

October 1, 2013: Vaccine Failures (measles, DTaP) are driving calls for mass vaccination of children and adults.