In 2015, the Vermont Health Department purchased 25,000 doses of mercury-laden flu vaccine meant for our children. And, the Vermont State Employees are also being given mercury in their flu shots (see Human Resources Fact Sheet here.)
You may confirm this fact by visiting VTvaccine.org2015 assessment, page 5 (http://www.vtvaccine.org/vtvaccine.nsf/documents/VVPPFinalAssessmentCalculationWorksheet2015.html/$File/2014-10-15%20VVPP%20budget%20and%20assessment%20worksheets%20(VVPP2015)%20v6.pdf); then check the CDC price list, coding for fluzone 49281-0621- 25 (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/awardees/vaccine-management/price-list/) and then check the Fluzone(R) Quadrivalent product package insert, page 17) – http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM356094.pdf.
This scenario does not build parent trust.
Giving mercury to anyone, especially babies [12.5 ug per pediatric dose of thimerosal (49.55% w/vmercury)] is not safe; it is criminally irresponsible.
All the epidemiological studies in the world are no substitute for studying the patient (a susceptible child) right in front of your very eyes. Herein lies the problem: Doctor says “come on everyone does it” and ” it is safe”, then gives multiple shots at once. Parent says child reacted and yet doctors claims any adverse event is a coincidence, parents see with their own eyes but are told they are just looking for an excuse, any reason – but it cannot be the vaccines. Go away if you are not going to continue with more.
Since there is no accountability the parents are left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives after their children suffer chronic sequelae, which sometimes includes brain injury or death.
Might want to check out the Compendium as a submission by the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD, Inc.) to the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC3) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2011 (http://www.unep.org/chemicalsandwaste/Portals/9/Mercury/Documents/INC3/23%20August%202011%20Complete%20Package%20of%20Materials2.pdf); and “CDC Scientist Still Maintains Agency Forced Researchers To Lie About Safety Of Mercury Based Vaccines” – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., 2/12/2014 – http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2015/02/cdc-scientist-still-maintains-agency-forced-researchers-lie-safety-mercury-based-vaccines/.
But this issue is not only about thimerosal. Most parents do not even know that they CAN say NO, to government-issued school vaccines. And they certainly do not know what is in these shots.
However, all Vermonters deserve the right to know, and the right to choose what they put in their body regardless of purported pharmaceutical product benefits.
And our unelected government agencies need to be held accountable.