Be in Atlanta October 24, 2015 To Stand Up at the Truth, Transparency & Freedom Rally

Posted 9/22/2015

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Truth, Transparency & Freedom Rally
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 * Grant Park
840 Cherokee Ave. SE; Atlanta, GA
1:00 – 6:00 PM
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by Barbara Loe Fisher

1986 march in Atlanta (CDC)
In the spring of 1986, NVIC co-founder Kathi Williams and I gathered with a small group of parents in Atlanta, Georgia to hold the first public demonstration demanding that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) be truthful with the American public about vaccine injuries and deaths. We held up signs with photos of children who had died or been brain injured by toxic whole cell DPT vaccine to witness and honor them, the children who had no voice and had no choice.

Pharma-Led Forced Vaccination Lobby Attacks Human & Civil Rights

Almost 30 years later, on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 1 p.m., Kathi and I will again gather with parents in Atlanta, this time for the Truth, Transparency & Freedom Rally in Grant Park. The rally is being organized and sponsored by the parent-led Vaccine Injury Awareness League (VIAL), a small California non-profit founded this year after the Pharma-led forced vaccination lobby descended upon that state’s legislature and attacked the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking so they could eliminate the personal belief vaccine exemption and the civil right to a school education.

NVIC Stands in Solidarity with Parents 

Dave McCutcheon and parents marching in Atlanta 1986
The National Vaccine Information Center stands in solidarity with parents who are gathering in Atlanta and witnessing about what happened to their once healthy children, and are again calling on the CDC to tell the public the truth about vaccine injuries and deaths.  We stand with in solidarity with all who want to protect the right to know and the freedom to choose how to stay healthy in America.

We stand in solidarity with all who reject the politics of demonization, discrimination and segregation that pit parent against parent, citizen against citizen, and violate basic human and civil rights.

We will not allow another generation of children to lose their health because government continues to protect the liability free vaccine industry and covers up vaccine risks and failures, while our children are crippled in the chronic disease and disability epidemic sweeping through America’s schools.

YES to Democracy, NO to Corporatocracy

Many people coming to the rally in Atlanta are united in defending freedom of speech and conscience. They believe it is time to speak out about the business partnership between industry and government that is turning our democracy into a corporatocracy and threatening the health of our nation.

Defend Inalienable Natural Rights and Health Liberty!

On Saturday, October 24, be in Atlanta and defend the inalienable natural rights embodied in the U.S. Constitution, which unite all of us regardless of where we live, the color of our skin, the faith that sustains us or the philosophies that define us. Bring your friends, your spirit, your love and your commitment and stand in solidarity with others who are there for the same reason.

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It’s your health. Your family. Your choice.

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Parents Deserve To Know More Than School Vaccination Rates

Posted 9/10/2015

by Barbara Loe Fisher

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NVIC recently reported that the federal government has directed all public and private schools to publish vaccination and personal belief vaccine exemption rates, even though less than 1.7 percent of kindergarten children have any vaccine exemptions and less than one percent of children under 36 months old are unvaccinated.1 2 3 This Centers for Disease Control (CDC) directive comes at a time when nationwide 94 percent of kindergarten students have gotten multiple doses of federally recommended vaccines for the past three decades,4 including five doses of pertussis and two doses of measles containing vaccines.
truthBut what the CDC is not telling parents, is the rest of the story about the real health status of school children in America. Perhaps the CDC is pursuing higher and higher vaccination rates and gutting vaccine exemptions to try to take attention away from the chronic disease and disability epidemic sweeping through classrooms that makes it harder and harder for children to learn and be healthy.

California: CDC’s Role Model

California is serving as the CDC’s role model for how states can go about shaming schools with less than a 95 percent vaccine coverage rate and blaming students with non-medical vaccine exemptions for endangering the public health. After California health officials joined with the liability free pharmaceutical and medical trade industries this year to lobby for elimination of the personal belief vaccine exemption (PBE) so they could segregate partially and unvaccinated children into homeschools,5 they created a new website with an interactive map to post the names and addresses of kindergarten and middle schools; the numbers of children enrolled; the personal belief exemption (PBE) rate; up to date (UTD) vaccination rate, and the coverage rates for nine state mandated vaccines, including DPT, polio, MMR, hepatitis B and varicella zoster vaccines.6

Putting Color Stars on Schools

The CDC has created a similar national website dedicated to incentivizing all states to use electronic medical records and vaccine tracking systems to publish school vaccination and PBE rates. 7 But health officials in California have gone one step further: they also “rate” schools from “safest” to “most vulnerable” with the following color coded rating system:
  • GREEN *       Safest. 95 to 100 percent of students fully vaccinated.
  • YELLOW *     Moderately vulnerable. 90 to 95 percent fully vaccinated.
  • ORANGE *     More vulnerable. 80 to 89 percent fully vaccinated.
  • RED *             Most vulnerable. Less than 79.9 percent fully vaccinated.
  • BLUE *           Did Not Report in 2014-2015.

Giving Parents More Relevant School Health Information

If government health officials are determined to violate the medical privacy of children and post detailed vaccination and PBE rates for schools, then at the end of the 2015-2016 school year, parents should have access to much more relevant health information about each school and the students attending those schools, information like:
  • The total number of sick days taken by students due to illness;
  • The percentage of students infected with HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis and other transmittable diseases;
  • The percentage of chronically ill students on medication for asthma, diabetes, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression;
  • The percentage of students with life threatening peanut and other severe allergies;
  • The percentage of students with learning disabilities, autism and other conditions requiring special education services; and
  • The percentage of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated students who contracted infectious diseases.

The Immune Deficient: More Virus Shedding and Transmission

classroomParents may also want to know the percentage of children in each school who have cancer and other immune compromising diseases. Immune deficient children and adults, whether or not they have been vaccinated, are much more vulnerable to becoming infected with both wild type and vaccine strain viruses. The immune-compromised also are more likely to shed wild type and vaccine strain viruses for longer periods of time in their body fluids and transmit viral infections to other vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.8
If, in the name of transparency and the public health, government health officials are going to identify and demonize schools with a vaccine coverage rate of less than 95 percent and encourage discrimination against and segregation of students with religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions – especially when almost no medical condition qualifies for a medical exemption9 - then parents deserve to know the truth and nothing but the truth about the health of children attending different schools.

How Many Highly Vaccinated Students Are Not Well?

Just exactly how many children attending public and private schools with different vaccine coverage rates are chronically sick and disabled?10 11 How many are taking medication for severe allergies, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, anxiety, bi-polar disorder and depression;12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 or are suffering with learning disabilities, ADHD and autism;23 24 25 26 or are severely immune compromised and sick with cancer, HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis and other kinds of immune compromising diseases, some of them transmissible?27 28 29 30 31 32 33
IOM AEFI ReportThese crippling medical conditions have increased by 10 to 100 percent or more among school children over the past 30 years at exactly the same time that public health officials have pounded children with three times more vaccinations than children used to get. There are long standing vaccine safety research gaps that the Institute of Medicine identified 20 years ago and as recently as 2013,34 35 36 including lack of adequate evidence that the government’s childhood vaccine schedule of 49 doses of 14 vaccines before age six is safe.37 And there are still no credible scientific studies funded by government to compare the health of highly vaccinated children with children receiving fewer or no vaccines.

Full Transparency or Respect for Human Rights?

Full transparency about the health of schools and student populations would provide parents with a way to identify which schools and school populations are actually healthier, not simply how many children in a school have personal belief vaccine exemptions or what color star public health officials have pinned on them. Of course, a more intelligent and compassionate operation of our nation’s public health program would serve the people much better, starting with respect for the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking and rejection of the politics of demonization, discrimination and segregation.38

Protect your right to know and freedom to choose by becoming a vaccine choice advocate in your community today. Go to and to learn how.

It’s your health. Your Family. Your Choice.

Here Comes the 21st Century Cures Act: Say Goodbye to Vaccine Safety Science

Posted 7/22/2015

by Barbara Loe Fisher

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21st Century Cures Act Eliminates Good Vaccine Safety ScienceIt has only been a few weeks since the forced vaccination lobby rammed a bill (SB 277) through the California legislature eliminating the personal belief vaccine exemption so children will have to get dozens of doses of federally recommended vaccines or be denied a school education.1 While California was being subjected to one of the most aggressive and expensive state lobbying campaigns2 ever mounted by the pharmaceutical industry in partnership with medical trade associations funded by industry and government3 4 5 6 that same lobby was pulling an even bigger fast one on the American people in Washington, D.C.

Here comes the 21st Century Cures Act,7 which is a Pharma-driven bill8 blessed by the FDA9 that seriously compromises the integrity of the FDA drug and vaccine licensing process. 10 The 362-page bill sailed through the U.S. House of Representatives on July 10, 201511 and mandates that about $9 billion dollars be given to NIH to develop more drugs and vaccines and $550 million be given to the FDA to fast track products to market.12 

Bill Lowers FDA Licensing Standards

The bill allows the FDA to lower licensing standards for testing of experimental drugs, medical devices and “biological products” – a category that includes vaccines -13 14 15 so companies will no longer be required to conduct large, case controlled clinical trials16 17 18 to evaluate safety and effectiveness. Instead, FDA can accept novel statistical analyses 19 and “clinical experience,”20 such as anecdotal evidence from patients.21

It is interesting that clinical experience and anecdotal evidence will constitute “good science” for the purpose of demonstrating a vaccine is safe before it is licensed, while clinical experience and anecdotal evidence has never been good enough to demonstrate that a vaccine is unsafe after it is licensed.22 23 24 25

Greasing Skids to License Drugs and Vaccines

Sick in bedThe 21st Century Cures Act is being sold as a way for the FDA to quickly license experimental pharmaceutical products for people suffering with rare or life threatening diseases, whether or not those products have been adequately tested.26 However, greasing the FDA licensure skids to make experimental drugs available for the sick and dying, who voluntarily choose to use them, is one thing, while greasing the skids to bum rush experimental vaccines to licensure that government will legally require healthy children and adults to buy and use, is something quite different.27 28 29 30 31

Nearly every single vaccine that the pharmaceutical industry creates and the FDA licenses for child use is eventually recommended for all children and mandated by state governments for daycare and school entry.32 33 34 35 36 And, now, many adults are being brought into the vaccine mandate net as well.37 38 39

Ensuring Drugs & Vaccines Dominate U.S. Health Care

Coming on the heels of the Affordable Health Care Act,40 which guaranteed that the pharmaceutical industry and their products will continue to dominate the most expensive health care system in the world,41 42 43 44 45 46 there are so many breathtaking ways the 21st Century Cures Act will endanger the public health that it is hard to know where to begin. The word “vaccines” is not being publicly uttered by anyone sponsoring the bill. However, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), which represents more than 1,500 pharmaceutical and other health product corporations, is already crowing about how they managed to influence Capitol Hill politicians to incorporate the “Vaccine Access, Certainty and Innovation Act of 2015” into the 21st Century Cures Act.47 48

Faster Track for Vaccines You Will Have To Take in Future

So, if the Senate approves and the President signs this life-threatening bill into law by the end of this year, what will happen to the hundreds of experimental vaccines that will be fast tracked to licensure and mandated for you and your children to get in the future? Just so you know, that list includes vaccines for HIV/AIDS,49 50 51 chlamydia,52 cytomegalovirus,53 hepatitis C,54 genital herpes,55 syphilis,56 gonorrhea,57 e-coli,58 norovirus,59 tuberculosis60 and many, many more.61 62

Gutting Informed Consent Along with Science

First, the 21st Century Cures Act allows the FDA to expedite licensure63 64 of new vaccines and expand uses for existing vaccines65 based on:
  1. Shorter or smaller clinical trials; and
  2. non-traditional or adaptive trial designs and Bayesian methods of data analysis;66 and
  3. evidence from clinical experience instead of randomized, controlled clinical trials;67 68 andVaccines and guessing
  4. use of biomarkers and surrogate endpoint measures69 rather than actual clinical endpoints proving effectiveness.70
Second, the new law would allow researchers to conduct “clinical testing” of experimental pharmaceutical products on people without first obtaining their informed consent71 72 73 if “the proposed clinical testing poses no more then minimal risk.”74 75 It is not clear who decides what constitutes “minimal risk,” but presumably that will be left up to industry and government officials. It is also not clear whether minor children can be enrolled in experiments without the informed consent of their parents.

Using “Best Guess” Statistics Instead of Good Science

Just for fun, I looked up the definition of Bayesian to see what will happen if the FDA lets drug companies use that method instead of large randomized clinical trials76 77 78 79 80 to determine whether an experimental vaccine is safe or not. Here is what the dictionary says about Bayesian:
“Being, relating to, or involving statistical methods that assign probabilities or distributions to events or parameters based on experience or best guesses before experimentation and data collection and that apply Bayes' theorem to revise the probabilities and distributions after obtaining experimental data.”81
The key phrase to focus on is “based on experience or best guesses before experimentation or data collection.” While we know federal agencies have been guessing for a long time when it comes to pronouncing vaccines safe and effective due to long standing gaps in vaccine safety science,82 83 84 85 86 it is irresponsible for Congress to bow to Big Pharma and codify into law the legal right for FDA officials to use flimsy “best guess” statistical methods and unreliable surrogate endpoints to support claims that a new vaccine is safe and really works, instead of requiring vaccine manufacturers to conduct in-depth biological mechanism research and large, well-designed clinical trials.

Moving numbers around in a computer is a poor substitute for actually proving an experimental vaccine does not kill and injure real human beings before it is licensed.

Congress and Pharma: Friends with Benefits

JusticeIn 1986, Congress allowed itself to be blackmailed by the pharmaceutical industry and removed most civil product liability from vaccine manufacturers87 and, in 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court declared vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and completely removed all product liability from FDA licensed vaccines88 89 90 In America, nobody can sue drug companies when FDA licensed vaccines injure and kill people.

Not satisfied with a total product liability shield and with access to billions of dollars in American taxpayer money to build new vaccine plants91 92 93 and create hundreds of new vaccines,94 95 96 while getting government-paid free advertising97 and enjoying a predictable market from “no exceptions” vaccine mandates, the pharmaceutical industry is now insisting that Congress give them a free pass on the science, too.

A Consumer’s Worst Nightmare

The financial public private partnership that Congress has directed government to forge with industry through a series of federal laws created over the past 30 years,98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 is a drug company stockholder’s dream and a consumer’s worst nightmare. That lucrative partnership, which is using the “greater good” club to violate the human and civil rights of the American people in the name of a highly politicized “War on Disease,” has the potential to destroy more lives than any war our nation has ever fought.
The 21st Century Cures Act is a prescription for disaster. Vaccine research, development and Join www.nvicadvocacy.orgfast tracking should not be a part of it.

Act Now

If you want to make your U.S. Senator and Representative aware of what you think of the 21st Century Cures Act, become a user of the free online NVIC Advocacy Portal. The Portal can put you in immediate electronic contact with the people you elected to represent you in Washington, D.C. so you can politely, of course, give them a piece of your mind.

Stand up for your right to know and freedom to choose.

It’s your health. Your family. Your choice.

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California Enacts Vaccine Law That Forces Parents to Choose Between Human Rights and Civil Rights

Posted 7/2/2015

by Barbara Loe Fisher

From flash to bang, it took the politically powerful corporate, medical trade and government lobbyists just six months this year to gut the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking and the civil right to a school education in California. They did it by enacting a new law (SB 277) signed by Governor Jerry Brown on June 29, 2015 that denies parents the legal right to file a personal belief exemption to vaccination for religious and conscientious beliefs so their children can attend school.
In order to sign the bill into law, Governor Brown had to abandon his long-standing legislative record as a champion of parental and religious rights and school education. NVIC called him out in a July 1, 2015 letter for failing to protect California families from segregation and discrimination based on vaccination and health care choices that parents make in the best interest of their minor children.
NVIC Press Release: Enactment of CA SB277 Threatens Human & Civil Rights in AmericaClick the image on the right to read NVIC’s July 1, 2015 press release and make a comment below.
Brute Political Power Wielded by Government and Industry Fast Tracks Oppressive Bill Into Law
Consistently throughout the legislative process, the numbers of California citizens testifying in opposition to the oppressive bill vastly numbered those testifying in support. The ramming of SB 277 through the California legislature despite strong public opposition was an impressive demonstration of the brute power that can be wielded by the public-private partnership between government and industry dominating the U.S. health care system in the 21st century.
Disinformation about the measles outbreak at Disneyland and vaccine safety and effectiveness was used by mainstream media outlets to forward the forced vaccination agenda in the legislature in an attempt to neutralize the growing number of citizens standing up and defending their human and civil rights in our nation’s largest state. Even though thousands of men, women and children from all walks of life came again and again to Sacramento this year to attend public rallies and testify against SB 277 in Senate and Assembly committee hearings, the Senate voted 25 to 10 and the Assembly voted 46 to 30 to approve the legislation after contentious floor debates.
Waking A Sleeping Giant
During the six months the bill was making its way through the legislative process, many new grassroots groups focusing on health and medical freedom issues were formed in the state with a common goal of opposing SB 277. A longtime Sacramento lobbyist commented that he had not seen so many citizens packing the halls of the state Capitol for hours to testify and hold protests on the Capitol grounds since the Vietnam war. Another observer commented that the forced vaccination bill had awakened “a sleeping giant.”
Get Vaccinated, Homeschool or Go To Jail?
California now becomes one of only three states, along with West Virginia and Mississippi, that denies children entry to daycare and school unless they get dozens of doses of federally recommended vaccines or a medical doctor grants a medical vaccine exemption, an exemption that doctors deny to 99.99 percent of children under narrow federal guidelines. Parents who do not comply with the new law will have to homeschool their children and, if they cannot homeschool for financial or other reasons, they may be subject to truancy laws that include fines and imprisonment for failing to provide their children with an education.
Incremental Steps on the Road to Medical Tyranny
In truth, the road to medical tyranny in California began in 2012. That was the year that the same pediatrician-turned politician and medical trade groups lobbied the legislature to pass AB 2109, a bill to force parents to get a signature from a medical doctor or state designated medical worker affirming the parent had been “educated” about vaccination before filing a personal belief vaccine exemption. NVIC opposed that bill because we knew it was an incremental step toward ramming a forced vaccination law like SB 277 through the legislature down the line, which is exactly what was done.
Citizens Push Back and Win in Other States
Vaccine use recommendations are made by federal health agencies and medical trade groups but vaccine mandates are state laws. More than 100 bills were introduced in multiple states this year to restrict or eliminate non-medical vaccine exemptions or add more vaccine mandates. The majority did not succeed.
In Texas alone, more than 20 vaccine-related bills were defeated because families across the state stood up and successfully defended their informed consent and civil rights. Although California has lost, temporarily at least, the personal belief vaccine exemption and Vermont lost the philosophical belief exemption (while retaining one for religious beliefs), citizens fought for their informed consent rights by educating their legislators and blocked bills in Washington, Oregon, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maine and other states.
The Final Wake-Up Call
What happened in California in 2015 is America’s final wake-up call. Forced vaccination bills like SB 277 that seek to eliminate all non-medical exemptions are eventually going to be introduced in every state and they will not be limited to school aged children. Adults will be targeted, too, as government health officials, industry and medical trade groups advocate for more societal sanctions that include loss of medical care and employment to be applied to those declining to get every federally recommended vaccine.
What is at stake? If the state can tag, track down and force us against our will to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the state can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow.
Please get involved and actively participate in our democracy. If we do not take freedom for granted, we can reclaim and protect our human and civil rights in California and every state in America.
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We Will Not Give Up Our Human Rights for Our Civil Rights

Posted 6/12/2015

by Barbara Loe Fisher
NVIC Co-founder and President
June 9, 2015 – Sacramento, California
California SB277: Dangerous legislation requiring parents to sacrifice the human right to make medical risk-taking decisions to retain the civil right to education. Learn more at and fathers of California, you have come to Sacramento today to participate in our democracy and defend your freedom.
You are here because you love your children.
And there is no power on earth greater than the love we have for our children.
The right of the state to tell us what to do to our bodies and the bodies of our children ends where our right to protect our lives and our children’s lives begins.
No liability free doctor inside or outside of government should be given the power to punish us if we choose not to play vaccine roulette with liability free vaccines.
We believe every life is important. We will not look the other way while those of us vulnerable to vaccine injury and death are being sacrificed in the name of the greater good.
When the State considers one of us to be expendable, then we are all considered expendable.
We will not give up our human rights for our civil rights. We will not give up the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking in order to exercise our civil right to an education and medical care and employment.
We are the daughters and sons of liberty. And we will defend freedom of thought and speech and religion and conscience in this great country of ours because that is what it means to be an American.

We will come to this state Capitol and every state Capitol again and again to fight for our human and civil rights.
At the end of the 20th century, a small group of parents with DPT vaccine injured children launched the vaccine safety and informed consent movement in America. No matter what this legislature or Governor chooses to do, today is the beginning of an historic fight for the people and by the people for vaccine freedom of choice in the 21st century.
California, you are leading the way.
What do we want?
Our mission continues.

California Health Committee Majority Votes to Reject Human, Civil and Parental Rights

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The thousands of mothers and fathers from small towns and big cities in California, who made the pilgrimage to Sacramento this year to voice opposition to a bill (SB 277) that would eliminate religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions, witnessed hardball politics in action on June 9, 2015 when the California Assembly Health Committee majority voted to approve the bill 12 to 6. Hundreds of parents and their children, some of whom had traveled in buses for seven hours to simply come to the microphone and state their name, city and “I am opposed,” were left standing helpless in the halls and overflow rooms of the Capitol building when the Committee Chair ended the five hour hearing without allowing them to testify.
Before the hearing was abruptly closed, 70 persons testified in favor of SB 277 while 624 testified against the bill. It was David versus Goliath as the wealthy, politically powerful medical and pharmaceutical industries backed by government moved to crush citizens from all walks of life standing up for their human, civil and parental rights.
Bill Blocked From More Hearings
After Pan and Allen presented the bill, the opposition was allowed to give 25 minutes of formal testimony. In addition to NVIC President Barbara Loe Fisher, others who testified in opposition were education attorney George Fatheree, parent of a severely vaccine injured son; pediatrician Jay Gordon, M.D.; statistician Melissa Floyd and educator Bianca Amann. Civil rights attorney Allison Folmer with Parental Rights Foundation was scheduled to testify but the 25 minute limit ran out and she was unable to present.
No other public hearings are scheduled in Education, Judiciary or Appropriations Assembly committees. Some Health Committee members expressed concern that the bill was being rushed through the Assembly by Senate bill sponsors pediatrician Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and attorney Ben Allen (D- Santa Monica) without deliberations other relevant Assembly committees.
If SB 277 is approved by the Assembly and Governor Brown signs it, California parents will be forced to give their children more than 40 doses of 10 federally recommended vaccines or homeschool unless they can find a doctor to write a medical exemption that doctors deny to 99.99 percent of children under federal guidelines.

California Citizens - Take Action Today
NVIC State Advocacy Director Dawn Richardson issued an Action Alert for California citizens immediately after the June 9 hearing on the NVIC Advocacy Portal that electronically connects Portal users with their own Assembly member and Governor Brown. She called on all Californians to immediately contact their Assembly members and Governor Brown.

NEWS BREAKING TODAY:  The Assembly has already read SB 277 twice since June 9 and could vote at any time today or this weekend to send the bill to the Governors desk. Visit and call your Assembly member in the district and Sacramento offices immediately and talk to him or her personally.

Please forward this article to your family and friends and ask them to join the tens of thousands of Americans using the free online NVIC Advocacy Portal to educate their legislators. Portal users get Action Alerts with talking points in their email boxes about vaccine bills moving in their own state and also receive the NVIC Newsletter. NVIC updates the Portal daily so users can track vaccine bills in all states.
No forced vaccination. Not in America.

Blackmail and the Medical Vaccine Exemption

Posted: 5/18/2015 

  by Barbara Loe Fisher

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Vaccine risks for you or your child can range from zero to 100 percent depending upon the genes you were born with; your microbiome DNA; the environment you live in; your age and health at the time of vaccination, and the type and how many vaccines you get. 1 2

Vaccines are not safe or effective for everyone because we are not all the same and we do not all respond the same way to pharmaceutical products like vaccines. 3 4

Our response to infectious diseases and the risk for complications can also vary, depending upon our genes, environment, and age and health at the time of infection. 5 That is why malnourished, vitamin deficient children living in impoverished environments, for example, are at higher risk for complications from gastrointestinal, respiratory and other childhood infections. 6 7 8

Vaccinators Do Not Know If the Odds Will Be in Your Favor

The ends justify the meansThe doctor or nurse giving vaccines to you or your child does not know whether the odds will be in your favor. You may get vaccinated and have no reaction or your immune system and brain function could be severely compromised. 9 10 The scientific literature is clear about that fact and so is Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, which have declared vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and shielded the pharmaceutical industry from vaccine injury lawsuits. 11 12 13

Since 1988, there have been thousands of children and adults in America who have suffered brain inflammation and other long recognized vaccine reactions and have been awarded $3 billion dollars in vaccine injury compensation. There are thousands more, who have been unable to secure federal compensation for their vaccine injuries. 14 15

Vaccines Recommended and Given in Vacuum of Scientific Knowledge

But doctors and nurses are not taught about the genetic, biological and environmental high risk factors that could make you or your child more vulnerable to experiencing disabling vaccine complications. Vaccines are being recommended and given in a vacuum of knowledge and vaccine policymakers know it. As many Institute of Medicine committees have repeatedly pointed out in published reports spanning a quarter century, there are huge gaps in vaccine safety science. 16 17 18 19 20

Vaccine safety research is not a priority because long ago public health officials made a calculated decision that the lives of those harmed by vaccines are expendable in order to pursue what they consider to be a more important goal: the eradication of a long list of infectious microorganisms through compulsory vaccine use. 21 22 23 When vaccine risks turn out to be 100 percent for you or your child, you are expected to quietly accept that you are unavoidable collateral damage in the war on microorganisms. 24 25  26

Almost No Medical Condition Qualifies for Medical Vaccine Exemption

This cruel utilitarian rationale, also known as “the ends justifies the means,” has been used by public health officials and medical trade groups to narrow the medical vaccine exemption so that, today, almost no medical condition qualifies as an “official” reason (contraindication) for a doctor to grant someone a medical exemption to vaccination. 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 At the same time, there are no good biological mechanism studies or large clinical trials validating the safety of severely restricting the medical vaccine exemption. But, then, there is no independent oversight on the quality and quantity of the science used to make vaccine policies and laws in the U.S. either. 36 37 38

Basically, the Centers for Disease Control now tells doctors that a medical vaccine exemption should only be granted if you are one of the estimated 320,000 children and adults annually receiving chemotherapy; 39 40 or one of the estimated 47,000 Americans who have had a recent organ or blood cell transplant; 41 42 or your child is one of the 40 to 100 children born every year with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency, known as SCID. 43

Once you are done with chemo, no medical vaccine exemption for you. Once you have recovered from your organ or blood cell transplant, no medical vaccine exemption for you. 44 And if you are immunosuppressed but don’t have SCID, the rarest and most severe of all immunodeficiency disorders, in most cases no medical exemption for you. 45

No Medical Exemption for Immune and Brain Disorders, Genetic Susceptibility 

If you or your child are already suffering with autoimmune or brain disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or an immunosuppressive disease like HIV, no medical vaccine exemption for you. 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55

If you or your child have a family history of severe allergies, vaccine reactions, seizures, sudden infant death syndrome or serious autoimmune and neurological disorders, no medical vaccine exemption for you. 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64

No Medical Exemption for Sickness, Many Previous Vaccine Reactions

If you or your child are sick at the time of vaccination with a fever or on antibiotics, no medical vaccine exemption for you.  65
No Medical Exemption for Pregnancy, Siblings of Vaccine Injured, Premature InfantsIf, after vaccination, you or your child ran a 105-degree fever, collapsed or had seizures and symptoms of brain inflammation followed by serious health deterioration and you are still chronically ill but a doctor disagrees that your continuing health problems were caused by vaccination, no medical vaccine exemption for you.  66 67

No Medical Exemption for Pregnancy, Siblings of Vaccine Injured, Premature Infants

If you are a pregnant health care worker and do not want to get a flu shot while you are pregnant because you do not want to risk a miscarriage, no medical vaccine exemption for you. 68 69

If your child was injured or died after vaccination and you want to protect your other children from vaccine injury, no medical vaccine exemption for your children. 70 71

If your baby was born prematurely and is low weight and struggling to survive, no medical vaccine exemption for your infant. 72 73 74

Obey Liability Free Doctors’ Vaccine Orders Or Be Punished

For all practical purposes, the Centers for Disease Control and medical trade organizations now direct pediatricians and other vaccinators to deny the medical vaccine exemption to 99.99 percent of Americans. Although nobody can predict whether the odds will be in your favor, you are expected to obey doctors’ orders and get and give your children every government recommended vaccine – no exceptions and no questions asked - or be subjected to threats, coercion, discrimination and denial of medical care, education, and employment. 75

Like drug companies selling vaccines, doctors giving vaccines are protected from vaccine injury lawsuits. If a doctor vaccinates you or your child against your will and you suffer a catastrophic vaccine reaction, you cannot seek justice in a civil court of law in front of a jury of your peers. 76 Without accountability or liability, there is strong incentive for vaccinators to implement government vaccine policy and deny vaccine harm - but little incentive to prevent vaccine harm.

Eliminating Non-Medical Exemptions to Blackmail Americans

Now public health and medical trade groups are pressuring legislators to pass laws that would not only eliminate non-medical religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions for children to attend school, 77 but also would require children to get every one of the 69 doses of 16 federally recommended vaccines - unless a parent can get a medical vaccine exemption from a doctor. 78 This vaccine dragnet, which is already being applied to health care workers, is also pulling in childcare workers and teachers as proposed new vaccine laws threaten them with loss of employment if they cannot find a doctor to write a medical vaccine exemption. 79 80 81 82

Zealously pursuing a 99.99 percent vaccination rate and using very small groups of immune compromised individuals as an excuse to eliminate all non-medical vaccine exemptions, liability free doctors want permission from lawmakers to blackmail virtually every American into playing vaccine roulette. And they want to do this in the absence of sound vaccine safety science, even for those potentially at higher risk for suffering vaccine harm. 

Philosopher and human rights advocate Elie Wiesel has said “When you take an idea or a concept and turn it into an abstraction, that opens the way to take human beings and turn them, also, into abstractions. When human beings become abstractions, what is left?” 83

Cruel and Inhuman to Last Degree

Act Now to Protect Bodily Integrity and Free Exercise of ConscienceIn 1905, when the U.S. Supreme Court in Jacobsen v. Massachusetts affirmed the right of states to mandate smallpox vaccination, the Court warned legislatures that it was not condoning vaccination of persons for whom the medical procedure would be “cruel and inhuman to the last degree,” adding that “all laws should receive a sensible construction.” 84

The inalienable right to autonomy and free exercise of conscience to protect bodily integrity trumps the right of government to use our bodies for any purpose, which is why informed consent to vaccine risk taking and flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions must remain a legal right in America. 85

Act Now to Protect Bodily Integrity and Free Exercise of Conscience

If you want the legal right to freely exercise conscience and protect your bodily integrity or that of your child when it comes to vaccine risk-taking, if you do not want to wake up one day and be forced to play vaccine roulette when you have good reason to conclude that you or your child are at high risk for suffering vaccine harm, you need to act now. You can be sure that the odds definitely will not be in your favor when it comes to finding a doctor to grant you a medical vaccine exemption.

Go to and learn more about infectious diseases and vaccines. Sign up for the NVIC Advocacy Portal today and join the thousands of intelligent, concerned and courageous Americans standing up and speaking out in states across this country in defense of the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking. 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98

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It’s your health. Your family. Your choice.