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Posted: 5/14/2012 9:35:04 AM

Philosophical Exemption To Vaccination Saved in Vermont!
by Barbara Loe Fisher
 
        “I never thought this would turn into the mess it turned into.” – State Senator Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland), co-sponsor of a failed bill to eliminate philosophical exemption to vaccination in Vermont.
 
In the first five months of 2012, NVIC staff and volunteers have helped citizens in Vermont and California take a stand in the historic state-based fight against Big Pharma, medical trade associations and government health lobbyists pressuring legislators to eliminate the legal right to exercise personal belief exemptions to vaccination in America. Personal belief exemptions include those for sincerely held religious, conscientious and philosophical beliefs.
 
The proliferation of new vaccines that have been added in the past 25 years to the government mandated child vaccination schedule, coupled with growing awareness that many highly vaccinated children are chronically ill, is powering the new citizen activism. Educated mothers and fathers have joined with enlightened health care professionals and are publicly defending the human right to exercise informed consent to medical risk-taking, which includes the legal right of parents of minor children to weigh the benefits and risks of vaccines and make voluntary vaccination decisions.
 
Educating One Legislator At A Time
 
Ground zero this year has been Vermont (S199) and California (AB2109). NVIC Director of State Advocacy, Dawn Richardson said, “We are educating one legislator at a time. Many are telling us that they have never taken a critical look at vaccine mandates and are surprised at what they are learning. They see smart, articulate parents taking a rational and principled stand for the freedom to make voluntary decisions about vaccinating their children and it is changing their views. They realize that a lot of the information being given to them by lobbyists, who are trying to take away personal belief exemptions, is just plain wrong.”

U.S. – More Vaccinations for Children Than Other Countries
 
U.S. government health officials tell doctors to give children more vaccinations more often than in any other country in the world – 69 doses of 16 vaccines from day of birth to age 18. 12 The majority of these vaccinations are legally required in every state for children to get a public education. 3
 
The world’s third largest country with a population of over 300 million people, America has one of the highest child population vaccination rates. Nationwide by age three, 95 percent of all children are vaccinated with three or more doses of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines and more than 90 percent are vaccinated with three or more doses of polio, HIB, pneumococcal and hepatitis B vaccines plus one or more doses of measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) vaccines.[4] The majority have also received multiple doses of rotavirus and hepatitis A vaccines.
 
Today Everybody Knows Somebody
 
Today, everybody knows somebody who was healthy, got vaccinated and was never healthy again. Among America’s highly vaccinated child population, today  1 child 6 is learning disabled; 5 1 in 9 is asthmatic; 6 1 in 88 develops autism 7 and 1 in 450 becomes diabetic. 8 Children are paying a high price for being forced to submit to one-size-fits-all vaccine mandates as many American parents are placed in the untenable position of choosing between protecting the health of their children and educating their children.
 
One-size-fits-all state vaccine mandates do not take into account large gaps in the vaccine safety science and individual increased susceptibility for vaccine harm, which was acknowledged by the Institute of Medicine in their 2011 report Vaccine Adverse Effects: Evidence and Causality.9  State vaccine mandates do not take into account the fact that pediatricians are refusing to provide medical care to children unless they have received every dose of vaccine that the government and the AAP recommends, even when children have suffered previous vaccine reaction symptoms because very few vaccine reaction symptoms or health disorders now qualify for a medical exemption to vaccination. 10

Children Endangered by Elimination of Personal Belief Exemptions
 
The elimination of vaccine exemptions for personal religious and conscientious beliefs has very real consequences for those at increased biological susceptibility for suffering reactions, injuries and deaths from vaccines sold by profit-seeking  pharmaceutical corporations that Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court have shielded from civil liability.11  
 
As more pediatricians, who are also shielded from civil liability, refuse to acknowledge vaccine reactions or write medical exemptions to vaccination, the non-medical exemptions are the only option for many parents trying to protect their vaccine vulnerable children from further harm.
 
NVIC Educating Vaccine Freedom Fighters in the States
 
Citizen advocates, who believe in the human right to informed consent to vaccine risk-taking, are facing a wealthy, well-organized and politically powerful lobby of Pharma-funded medical trade associations, like the American Academy of Pediatrics12 13 that have joined with state public health officials to persuade state legislators to shut off all legal avenues for parents to make voluntary vaccine choices for their children. 14
 
NVIC’s Director of Advocacy, Dawn Richardson, who successfully led a seven-year effort to obtain conscientious belief exemption to vaccination in Texas in 2003, manages the online NVIC Advocacy Portal she designed in 2010. Assisted by Cindy Loveland, longtime Colorado vaccine choice advocate, she is educating users of the Advocacy Portal about how to become effective vaccine choice freedom fighters in the states. NVIC Vermont state Advocacy Director, Jennifer Stella, said “We would never have been able to navigate through the legislative process without NVIC and, specifically, without Dawn’s coaching and coordination.”
 
Vermonters Save Philosophical Exemption
 
The state of Vermont is rated the Number One “healthiest” state 15 in the nation. In 2010 in Vermont, the CDC measured a very high 96 percent pertussis vaccination rate, 16 as well as a 93 measles vaccination rate, 17 among children aged 19 to 35 months.
 
Even so, at the beginning of January, parents living in the “healthiest” state were shocked to find out that a bill (S199) was being pushed by the state’s Health Commissioner to strip the philosophical belief exemption to vaccination from state public health laws. 18 In 2010-2011, only 360 children in Vermont schools were exempted from vaccinations because their parents filed a philosophical belief exemption to vaccination.
 
Within a month, outraged Vermonters organized the Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice 19 and the Coalition’s co-founder, Jennifer Stella, volunteered to be NVIC’s Vermont state director.  
 
Powerful Doctors Push Eliminating Personal Belief Exemption
 
S199 was introduced in the state Senate by Kevin Mullin, who is VT chair of the Pharma-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC),20 and was introduced in the state House by Representative George Till, M.D., at the request of Harry Chen, M.D., Vermont’s Health Commissioner. Dr. Chen, who was a Vermont state representative and former chair of the Vermont House Health Care Committee for four years, has publicly downplayed vaccine risks. 21
 
S199 was supported by the VT Dept. of Health and state government supported institutions, such as the University of Vermont, as well as medical trade associations that receive money from pharmaceutical corporations selling vaccines in the U.S., including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), March of Dimes, Every Child by Two and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Other organizations endorsing elimination of the philosophical exemption included the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians, Fletcher Allen, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, Voices for VT Children, Vermont Pharmacists Association, Rutland Medical Center, and Vermont Medical Society.
 
Bill Rammed Through in the Senate
 
Senator Mullin introduced S199 in early January with strong backing from Pharma and medical trade association lobbyists. The bill was quickly rammed through the Senate without a public hearing and passed overwhelmingly with a nearly unanimous 25-4 vote.
 
“The Senate vote came after lobbyists gave senators misinformation that parents were making decisions about vaccination based on bad information they were finding on the internet,” said Jennifer Stella. “The lobbyists claimed that the unvaccinated were to blame for disease outbreaks and that exemption rates were rising and vaccination rates were low in Vermont when none of that was true.”
 
Parents Speak Out and Demonstrate Against Bill
 
Nicole Matten speaks at a March 15, 2012 demonstration in the Vermont state Capitol  protesting legislation (S.199) removing the philosophical exemption to vaccination.By the end of February, the parents of seven year old Kaylynne Matten, who died in Vermont after a routine flu shot in December 2011, began speaking out about the need to keep the philosophical exemption intact. Watch an NVIC video referenced commentary that includes an interview with Kaylynne’s parents. 
 
By March 15, the newly formed Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice held a public demonstration in Montpelier, the state Capitol. 22 The Vermont Coalition founders created a website and Facebook page and secured 1500 signatures on a petition opposing the bill. They worked closely with NVIC to develop strategy and keep parents informed on a daily basis with nightly conference calls, email and web and Facebook updates and through Action Alerts posted on the NVIC Advocacy Portal.
 
Dawn Richardson commented that parents in Washington state learned a lot last year from the fast track passing of legislation (SB5005) that forces parents to pay to get the signature of a medical doctor in order to obtain a philosophical belief exemption to vaccination. “NVIC Washington state volunteer, Karl Kanthak, fought against the passage of SB5005 last year and he brought his experience to the table in counseling parents in Vermont,” she said. “He emphasized how important it was to quickly educate legislators with the “facts,” including the fact that vaccination rates for core vaccines like pertussis and measles continue to be high in Vermont and were not falling like the Vermont Health Commissioner Chen claimed.”
 
Parents Pack House Hearing Room  
 
After Vermont parents protested that the VT Senate had held no public hearings on the bill, in March the House Health Care Committee held a hearing with invited testimony and an evening public hearing. During invited testimony, Dawn Richardson presented orally via telephone on behalf of NVIC’s Vermont supporters in opposition to the bill. Also testifying in opposition were the Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice (Jennifer Stella); Vermont Chiropractic Association (Dr. Julia McDaniels, Dr. Erik Hemmit); Center for Personal Rights (Mary Holland, JD) and Alan Philips, JD.
 
At an evening meeting on March 21, Vermont families and health professionals opposing the bill packed the House hearing room and, at public comment time, each had a chance to face off with a few medical doctors, who attended to endorse the bill. 23  
 
Bill Amended to Include Parental Admission of Risk
 
An amended version of S. 199 that retained the philosophical exemption was voted out of the House Health Care Committee and overwhelmingly approved by the full House in a vote on April 13 after bill sponsors Dr. Till and Paul Poirer tried to block the amendment. 24 While the amended version kept the philosophical exemption intact, it required parents to review vaccine benefit information and sign a statement every year acknowledging that taking the exemption will pose a risk to the health of their child and society.
 
In the media, Jennifer Stella argued that the bill’s sponsors were exaggerating the “decline” in vaccination in the state by counting kids “unvaccinated” if they have missed just one dose of state mandated vaccines and she questioned vaccine effectiveness, pointing to reported cases of disease in fully vaccinated children.25
 
VT Coalition & NVIC Oppose Conference Committee Compromise
 
On April 30, a specially appointed House and Senate Conference Committee created and voted on a compromise to S199 that would retain the philosophical exemption unless the statewide vaccination rate drops below 90 percent for pertussis and MMR vaccine and then the Health Commissioner would suspend the philosophical exemption for those vaccines.26 27
 
The Vermont Coalition for Vaccination Choice and NVIC opposed the compromise that included an arbitrary 90 percent vaccination rate cap for certain vaccines that could be used in the future to eliminate the right to obtain a philosophical belief exemption. Jennifer Stella commented “It basically says that only 10 percent of Vermonters get to use that right.”
 
Through NVIC Advocacy Portal Action Alerts and information posted on the NVIC Facebook and Vermont Coalition Facebook pages, the public was kept informed day to day about what was happening in the Vermont state Capitol. Vermont parents and health professionals called, emailed and traveled to Montpelier to educate legislators and their staffs one-on-one with factual, referenced information about vaccination issues.
 
A Delayed Vote and Language Inserted Targeting Teachers
 
A vote had been scheduled in the House on May 2 on the S199 compromise but it was postponed.
 
On May 3, behind the scenes modifications to the bill were made that removed the 90 percent vaccination rate cap and kept the philosophical exemption intact. However, the language, which forces parents to sign a statement that they agree that taking the exemption endangers their child and society, remained in the bill. In addition, a “feasibility study” was added by bill supporters to pave the way for teachers and all school personnel to be required to show proof they are up-to-date on all government recommended vaccines in order to stay employed.
 
Philosophical Exemption Saved, Bill on Governor’s Desk
 
There were no public hearings on the amended bill and it passed the House on May 3 with a nearly unanimous 133-6 vote. On May 5, the Senate followed suit with a 20-5 vote.
 
The bill is now on Governor Peter Shumlin’s desk for signature. Governor Shumlin was on record in April as supporting retaining the philosophical exemption, which was in direct conflict with the lobbying efforts by state Health Commissioner Chen to remove it.
 
A front-page article in the VT Burlington Free Press noted that this attempt to eliminate the philosophical exemption to vaccination from Vermont public health laws failed. Tom McLeod, a key member of the Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice, was quoted as saying, “The most dangerous place in the woods is between a mother bear and her cubs.” 28
 
NVIC Advocacy Portal Played Key Role
 
Vermont’s experience demonstrates how effective the free online NVIC Advocacy Portal can be in offering citizens in every state the opportunity to plug into a network of experienced and motivated, vaccine choice advocates.  You can join with like-minded citizens in your state today and educate your state legislators about the importance of protecting informed consent and parental rights.
If you are not a registered user of NVIC’s Advocacy Portal please sign up today. When legislation starts moving in your state that will take away your right to make voluntary vaccine choices, you will receive an Action Alert and be put in instant touch with your legislators via your smart phone or computer.
 
Remember to thank your legislators for listening to your concerns and voting to protect vaccine exemptions with a thank you email or phone call. In Vermont, please send copies of any correspondence you send or receive from your legislator to VTDirector@NVICAdvocacy.org.
 
California Anti-Choice Legislation Needs to be Stopped
 
In late February, a California pediatrician legislator, Assemblyman Richard Pan, M.D., introduced a bill to impose restrictions on the personal belief exemption to vaccination. The bill has moved quickly through the Democrat-controlled California legislature.
 
California law allows a personal belief exemption to vaccination, which includes both religious and conscientious or philosophical beliefs. The bill will force parents, who are filing a personal belief exemption with the state so their children can attend school, to pay a medical doctor or other designated medical practitioner (D.O., medical assistant, nurse practitioner or N.D. under the supervision of an M.D.) for an appointment to have the personal belief exemption form signed. Without a medical provider signature, the personal belief exemption form will not be valid and the child will be barred from attending school.
 
The bill was amended by the House on April 23 and passed by the House with a 44-19 vote on May 10. It is headed for the VT Senate. 
 
With many pediatricians refusing to treat children, whose parents decline to give their children every AAP and government recommended vaccine on schedule, a majority of families wanting to file a personal belief exemption to vaccination for religious or conscientiously held beliefs, may effectively be denied that right.
 
Watch an NVIC public service message about this bill.
 
Watch a public hearing on this bill, which included testimony opposing the bill from Dawn Winkler, NVIC California Advocacy Co-Director and pediatrician Bob Sears, M.D..
 
If you are in California, you can join the fight against AB2109 at http://NVICAdvocacy.org.  When you register, you will automatically be placed on your California state email list to receive critical action alerts to fight this bill.  Bill status information and steps you can take to fight AB2109 in the Senate are  posted on the California state page on the NVIC Advocacy Portal.
 
SC Bill to Promote HPV (Gardasil) Vaccine
 
On April 18 South Carolina’s Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs passed H 4497 - “The Cervical Cancer Prevention Act” and is being fast tracked. The bill, if passed, would require beginning with the 2012-2013 school year the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to offer the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine to all female students enrolling in the 7th grade.
 
References

1  Centers for Disease Control. 2012 Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedules.     
2  Miller NZ, Goldman GS. Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?Human and Experimental Toxicology: Published online May 4, 2011.   
5 Boyle CA, Boulet S et al. Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in US Children 1997-2000. Pediatrics. Published online May 23, 2011.   
6 CDC.  Asthma in the U.S.: Growing Every Year. May 2011.    
9 Stratton K, Ford A, Rusch E, Clayton EW, editors. Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality. Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines. Institute of Medicine: National Academies Press. 2011. Pages 70-78  
10 NVIC. Vaccine Freedom Wall. Public reports of threats, coercion and sanctions for making informed choices about use of one or more vaccines.   
11 Fisher, BL. The Health Liberty Revolution & Forced Vaccination. NVIC Vaccine E-News.  Aug. 23, 2012.  
12 Attkisson S. How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders? CBS News. July 25, 2008.
13 Orange County Register. CORRECTION re: August 4, 2008 article “Dr. Paul Offit Responds.” April 18, 2011.
14 Fisher BL. Vermont Parents Fight to Save Philosophical Exemption. NVIC Vaccine E-News. Feb. 21, 2012.
15 Harding A. Vermont, New Hampshire Top List of Healthiest States. CNN Health. Dec. 6, 011.  
16 CDC. See Reference # 1.
17 CDC. See Reference #2.
18 The Vermont Legislative Bill Tracking System. 2011/2012 Legislative Session. S. 199 Bill Text and Status.  
19 Panebaker A. Parents Hold Fast to Exemptions for Vaccines. Vermont Digger.org. Feb. 28, 2012.   
20 Kentish E. Kentish: ALEC’s Ugly Duckling (OpEd). VTDigger.org. April 19, 2012.  
22 ABC 22 (Burlington, VT). Parents Rally Against Vaccine Bills. March 15, 2012.  
24 Gram D. VT House Debates Childhood Immunization Law. Boston Globe. April 12, 2012.  
26 Panebaker A. Conference Committee Agrees on Vaccine Compromise. VTDigger.org. April 30, 2012.   
27 Hallenbeck T. VT Buzz: Vaccinations Prove Vexing to the End to VT LawmakersBurlington Free Press. April 30, 2012.   
28 Hallenbeck T. Legislature Votes to Preserve Vaccination Exemption. Burlington Free Press (front page). May 4, 2012.   
 
 
 
 


Posted: 5/14/2012 9:35:04 AM | with 17 comments



  
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Nancy Russell
CONGRATULATIONS FOR FIGHTING FOR THIS FREEDOM. ALL LIVING IN VERMONT ARE FORTUNATE TO BE PROTECTED FROM FORCED VACS.
5/15/2012 7:16:49 AM
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Margaret
Okay everybody! Time to get out the history books and read "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich". Then substitute America for Germany and you'll have it in one. Bayer (yes, the aspirin people) made a fortune during Nazi Germany and there's a repeat going on now here because Big Pharma hasn't changed it's stripes, just it's rhetoric. We can't use ovens to eliminate people because that wouldn't be politically correct but we can use what laughingly passes for medicine.
No morals, bad science and paid-off or lazy, ill-informed legislators are destroying this country. It seems to me that our Congress passed a monstrous health bill they NEVER read and if they're too lazy and irresponsible to read the bills they're passing or inform themselves on BOTH sides of the issue and consider the sources, they they should be booted out of office with NO PENSIONS! In fact, it's probably time to GO GREEN and RE-CYCLE Congress! As for you Mullin, you should be ashamed of yourself for representing corporate interests rather than your constituents. You give the rest of us republicans a bad name. And as for doctors as legislators - like having a fox guard the henhouse.
5/15/2012 7:32:55 AM
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Mary Hienzsch
OMG. This is like a recalcitrant child who must have their way. I would never sign something that says no vaccination is bad for society. I believe the opposite and keep my kids away from NEWLY vaccinated children who spread disease. A few years ago nearly every mom around me who got her kid vaccinated became the parent of a sick child who came down with chicken pox and a severe case to boot.

For those of us who knew better (what happened to everyone else? they need to be "unplugged" from their TV and old media news) this is a joke. I have the perfect blind study in my family between the kids who were vaccinated and not !! Without vaccinations kids' immune systems are intact and their system is pure without an overload of toxicity on their liver. These kids hardly ever get sick, and if they do, they "lick it" fast. My vaccinated children are sick all the time, relatively, and get the colds and flus that are on TV. What a joke. How stupid we are as a society to allow adjuvants of toxic junk in our systems. How stupid we are. How stupid we are.
5/15/2012 7:52:19 AM
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mark richards
An exemption. We have been granted an exemption to non-freedom. And now we must sign a lie: stating that by exercising the basic freedom that we're now exempted to use we somehow agree our freedom is irresponsible and bad. We're asked to self-criminalize, because those in the seats of power haven't the guts to do in the day what they'd quickly do in the dark of night.

Perhaps this little twist of thought might bring some clarity. I say dump the term "exemption". As an opponent of forced medicating, and as a proponent of human rights, I prefer the term "restoration of freedom". Longer, but I think more honest.
5/15/2012 8:09:15 AM
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Erwin Alber
I totally agree with you mark. Parents should have to opt in to this government-promoted insanity by way of written consent to this medial assault; they should not have to opt out of it. These people and institutions are in my opinion totally corrupt and out-of-control. Jailing them to keep the rest of us safe and to let us get on with our lives unmolested by their predations would be a great relief.

Here in New Zealand Parents have freedom of choice and if they don't want to vaccinate they simply don't vaccinate, without having to go through the rigmarole of having to fill in forms.
5/15/2012 8:50:42 AM
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Kristine Olson
MY child MY choice to vaccinate or not. The government should not control any health care choices regarding my children. Recommend vaccines, sure, I'm fine with that. But requiring them is ridiculous & an invasion of my personal rights. I know what's best for my family. Leave the final decision up to me, not the government. There should be no requirements regarding vaccines, exemptions shouldn't even be needed. Unfortunately, that's not the case but thank God for those willing to fight for their rights for the freedom to choose!
5/15/2012 10:03:18 AM
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Jared
Erwin, how do I become a New Zealander?

To California folks, if you are smart enough to do your research and discover the faults in vaccinces you are more qualified to teach your child than the school system is. Where they have a 1 to 35 ratio student to teacher. As an educator I will be fine with my kids being in school but I certainly understand that if i could homeschool my children would benefit.
5/15/2012 10:10:05 AM
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James Woolsey
Occupy Your Mind, Occupy Your Body. We are not the property of the arrogant overlords. These people themselves are infected with a darkness that needs to be quarantined and rooted out. Their hubris combined with their ignorance and lack of heart. Fight for your life, that of your children, and for the very spirit of Liberty
5/15/2012 10:24:55 AM
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A. McGuire
I also agree that this "exemption" language is 'for the birds' in this country.

Since when did the US buy into the insanity of having to defend to the government our right to do what we want with our bodies to keep them healthy? As citizens, we have the right to make our own personal health choices and should operate from that position.

Herd immunity is a flawed, dangerous, concept. If vaccines are supposedly 'effective', they should INTERNALLY work to create individual immunity... WHETHER or NOT other people external to the vaccinated person also have vaccines. That's what 'effective' means.

When I was growing up, mothers in our neighborhood had 'measles and chicken pox playdates' with neighborhood children so that all would get exposed, have the diseases, and have life-long immunity afterwards. Now parents are tied to getting 'booster' vaccines of measles and chicken pox because these supposed 'effective' shots don't hold up after a while? It's crazy. And Big Pharma reaps all the revenue.

If parents choose to have the shots, good for them. If parents choose not to have the shots, good for them. It's up to parents to get informed and make the decisions they believe are best for their children. Not the government...and NOT Big Pharma.

Lastly, this whole idea of 'forcing' teachers and school personnel to take shots in order to stay employed... is totalitarian and anti-democratic. When I was teaching, the only time I really got sick as a dog with the flu was when I took the shot.

NO one should be forced to take a shot. No one.
5/15/2012 10:36:29 AM
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Lyn
Kick out the progressive and liberals. They claim its all in the name of "good" while they take away our freedoms and rights, tax us to death, penalize and discriminate. They love big pharma, could be there is payola there? just a question.

CONGRATULATIONS PEOPLE OF VERMONT IN YOUR FIGHT FOR YOUR OWN RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS. SETS A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OTHER AMERICANS THAT LOVE THIS COUNTRY. THREE CHEERS FOR VERMONTERS, HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY.
5/15/2012 2:48:50 PM
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VERNA DISTAD
MY SON IS AN ARMY CHAPLAIN WHO SENT A LETTER TO THE PENTAGON TO AVOID GETTING THE VACCINES PRIOR TO GOING TO KUWAIT.
THE PENTAGON REJECTED HIS REQUEST AND HE HAD TO GET THE SHOTS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS TO HAVE CHILDREN AVOID VACCINES. IN PENNSYLVANIA CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED INTO PUBLIC SCHOOL WITHOUT THE VACCINES. AS A RESULT OF VACCINES CHILDREN DO NOT GET THE CHICKEN POX ETC.THAT YEARS AGO THEY GOT. NOW THEY ARE POISONED WITH VACCINES AND CHILDREN ARE GETTING CANCER AND DYING FROM VACCINES.

Thank your son for his service, I went to Kuwait in Aug of 2003 and had an adverse reaction to the Anthrax vaccine I received. Hope he is well... Paul F. Arthur, NVIC
5/15/2012 4:39:38 PM
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Clifton Bethel
Nice to see citizens organize and successfully protect their freedom! Congratulations and never stop fighting this good fight, ordinary citizens vs the mega pharmaceutical corporations - it is David vs Goliath, but we know how that turned out!
5/16/2012 10:37:06 AM
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JPower
Well done citizens of Vermont! Go Californians!

History will remember those who have damaged our kids. The internet will see to that!
5/18/2012 8:48:09 PM
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Jeni
Good job citizens of Vermont. You could steal Texas' motto and say, "Don't tread on my rights". Maybe this will set a precedent. I sure hope so.
5/19/2012 3:50:35 PM
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Andria Myers
Its always 50/50 with vaccines. Either you're protected or you're not. You can die from a vaccine as you can die from an illness.
My worry is why is it such a mandate to vaccinate all newborns with hep b a day after birth. It's not like they're going to have unprotected sex or share needles, etc. Hep C is the disease on the rise. I know Vertex Pharmaceuticals is itching like crazy to be the first to create a vaccine. Since, they had a couple of ups and downs with money. I am so afraid of the infants to come. Why so much shots? It's like we are cultivating a generation with syndromes so that they are dependent on medications.
Autoimmune diseases are on the rise. Why? They start injecting infants since day one. They don't have an immune system yet. They are dependent on the reserve loan to them by mother's placenta and through breastmilk if any. Isn't it scary? Now, when their poor little immune systems start to develop, it is developing already hiped and overactive, as their little delicate bodies try to rid itself from the loads of antigen pumped directly into their bloodstream.
There are strength in numbers. We should have a say to this. For those who can't afford private/homeschooling its like there is no way out. You must give you're child all this. It's the Law. It's not right. At the end of the day parents are the ones woried sick about adverse effects. I am already feeling guilty. I allowed them to give my son 18 germs including chemicals in total when he was 3 moths old. Pentacel (Dtap,Polio,Hip) and Prevnar 13 ( 13 serotypes of strep bacteria). Now his immune system has gone haywired and is acting out on his skin cells. The dermatologist, as smart as he is decides to treat the rash and not the cause of the rash. He is not even interested in the cause.
Instead he wants me to use Hytone 2.5% sparingly. I'm a nurse it's never good to use steriods on a developing child because of adrenal suppression risk, and everthing else that comes with long term steriod use, like cataracts, glaucoma, osteoporosis, diabetes, cholesterol issues. Now do you see. Imagine using this cream longterm. Now, a perfectly otherwise healthy child might be at risk to develop other illness. Is that good for health care? or does it profit health care and pharmaceutical companies?
Medicine. Shouldn't it do more good. Instead of making a zombie nation of pill dependents.
5/23/2012 6:18:54 PM
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Summer
From an email list: April 13, 2011 Mr. Wally Kelly Chairman and CEO CBS Outdoor 405 Lexington Ave., 14th floor New York, NY 10174 Dear Mr. Kelly, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) objects to the paid advertisement/public service message from the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) being shown throughout the month of April on the CBS JumboTron in Times Square, New York. The AAP and many other child health organizations have worked hard to protect children and their families from unfounded and unscientific misinformation regarding vaccine safety. Vaccines are safe. By providing advertising space to an organization like the NVIC, which opposes the nation’s recommended childhood immunization schedule and promotes the unscientific practice of delaying or skipping vaccines altogether, you are putting the lives of children at risk, leaving them unprotected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Diseases like measles and pertussis (whooping cough) can have serious consequences, including seizures, brain damage and even death. From January 1 through December 31, 2010, 9,477 cases of pertussis (including ten infant deaths) were reported throughout California. This is the most cases reported in 65 years there. The AAP’s 60,000 member pediatricians urge you to remove these harmful messages, which fail to inform the public about the safety of life-saving vaccines. Please do your part to help reassure parents that vaccinating their children on schedule is the best way to protect them from deadly diseases. Sincerely, O. Marion Burton, MD, FAAP President
7/4/2012 4:09:02 PM
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K Jacobson DC
I am looking for the statistics that show that more vaccinated children (much more) got pertussis than unvaccinated. Can you link me the information.

Dr K here is a starting point: A KPBS investigation has found that nearly two out of three people diagnosed with whooping cough in San Diego County this year were fully immunized.
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/sep/07/whooping-cough-vaccine-working/
10/7/2012 11:29:13 PM
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