July 18, 2017
Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice
Press Release- for Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Stella, (802) 917-3230
IRASBURG, VERMONT ---"Vaxxed" Film to Screen on July
21, 2017 at Creek Hill Wedding Barn
America’s most controversial documentary, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, will be screened at the Creek Hill Wedding Barn in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom on Friday, July 21st at 7 pm. Click here for details and tickets.
The film investigates charges made by a whistleblower at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alleging the agency buried data that demonstrated a causal link between the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. If so-called "exemptions" are eliminated in Vermont, 2 shots of the triple- MMR shot will be made mandatory in order to participate in early childhood programs in Vermont. Single measles-only shots are not available in the US.
Vaxxed captured international headlines last year after it was “de-selected” from Tribeca Film Festival due to pressure put on the festival’s organizers from sponsors with connections to the pharmaceutical industry. Robert DeNiro, one of Tribeca Film Festival’s founders, who originally advocated for the film, famously said on national television, “I think the movie is something that people should see.”
The film was released theatrically in April 2016 and has been screened throughout the US and Canada. It premiered in Europe later, in the spring of 2017. It was directed by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, and produced by Polly Tommey of the Autism Media Channel and Del Bigtree, former producer of the hit show “The Doctors." More at: http://www.vaxxed.com/team/.
Vermont parents are deeply concerned about concerted drug industry and government agency efforts to shift policy from one of voluntary consent, to forced vaccination in order for their children to enroll in early childhood or school. Ann Dufresne-Howland, of Irasburg, is one such concerned mother. She is co-hosting the event on Friday.
Dr. Sandy Reider of Lyndonville, who is a Harvard-trained MD and the Coalition for Vaccine Choice's medical advisor, will also be at Friday's screening. Reider says, "There is a considerable difference between giving a seriously ill child a proven life-saving medicine versus subjecting a completely healthy child to a drug that is known to cause severe, or even potentially fatal, adverse effects, however small the chance. This is an ethical issue that goes to the heart of our basic human right to informed consent to any drug treatment or medical intervention.”
Representative Vicki Strong of Albany is also expected to attend. She is sponsoring a bill - "the VAERS bill" - to require state tracking and reporting to the Legislature, on all vaccine reactions that get reported by Vermont consumers.
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More at www.vaxchoicevt.com.