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BRIEF BACKGROUND: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a national charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1982 dedicated to reducing vaccine injury and deaths through public education. We support the availability of all preventive health care options, including vaccines, and the right of consumers to make educated, voluntary health care choices. NVIC also promotes and funds research to evaluate vaccine safety and effectiveness, as well as to identify factors which place individuals at high risk for suffering vaccine reactions; and monitors vaccine research, development, regulation, policy-making and legislation. NVIC has long been recognized as the leading consumer voice on vaccine safety concerns. To learn more about our mission and accomplishments, please visit our About Us page.

NVIC Recent Press Releases

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  • NVIC PRESS RELEASE: National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Calls 21st Century Cures Act “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” and Urges Presidential Veto to Protect Public Health
    “Instead of building a firewall between industry and government to protect the public health and safety, Congress has allowed the pharmaceutical industry to further co-opt the federal vaccine licensing and policymaking process,” said NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher. “The 21st Century Cures Act is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and should be vetoed by the President.”
  • NVIC PRESS RELEASE: National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Renews Call for End to Product Liability Shield for Vaccine Manufacturers During 2016 Vaccine Awareness Week
    “Drug companies should be liable in civil court for vaccine injuries and deaths and so should anyone giving vaccines to people being denied the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking,” said NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher. NVIC co-founder and vice president Kathi Williams said, “Thirty years ago Congress promised parents that vaccine injured children would be compensated fairly and generously. Not only has that promise been broken, there is an attack on vaccine freedom of choice because nobody is legally accountable for the safety of vaccines.”
  • NVIC PRESS RELEASE: National Vaccine Information Center Calls U.S. Proposal to Apprehend and Involuntarily Quarantine Travelers for Rashes and Cough A "Violation of Civil Liberties"
    A Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM): Control of Communicable Diseases was published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Aug. 15, 2016 to amend the federal public health law to allow health officials to take into custody and involuntarily quarantine travelers, who have symptoms of or have been exposed to someone with symptoms common to measles, chickenpox and a wide range of other communicable diseases. If the NPRM becomes law, it will affect American and non-American travelers entering the U.S. or traveling between states, particularly on commercial airlines and ships. The CDC is proposing to enlist commercial airline and other public transportation personnel to step up surveillance on and report “unwell” passengers with rashes, cough, diarrhea and other symptoms of illness. Read the NPRM and join over 1,500 individual who have made public comments about the CDC's attempt to gain police powers by adding your public comment here by October 14, 2016.

Selected Interviews

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  • Honoring Four Extraordinary Mothers
    The greatest change in life that a woman will ever experience is becoming a mother. As every mom soon discovers, there are no books or classes that can fully prepare you for the responsibility and countless decisions you will need to make for your child's physical and emotional health. In honor of Mother's Day 2017, we profile four extraordinary mothers who have faced a crisis in their lives and embraced the challenge with courage, integrity, and a passionate vision to improve life for others: Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president, National Vaccine Information Center; Jolette Calabress, HMC, CCH, RSHon(Na); Robina Suwol, founder and executive director, California Safe Schools; Kelly Brogan, MD, Holistic Women's Health Psychiatrist. These are their inspirational stories. SafBaby May 11, 2017.
  • Veterans Suffering Vaccine Side Effects: Federal Government Refuses to Compensate Victims
    ActionNews Jacksonville investigated the vaccine reaction reports of two combat marines who suffered heart inflammation and permanent damage after smallpox vaccination and found the federal government refuses to compensate some victims who say they were forced to get the smallpox vaccine and suffered debilitating side effects. "Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center believes the government is hiding behind the facts. "They do not want to acknowledge that when the vaccines are given, there are far more people being hurt than they are willing to admit." The warning label on ACAM 2000 lists myo and pericarditis as a possible side effect." Action News JAX May 4, 2017.
  • African-Americans, Vaccines and A History of Suspicion
    "Informed consent means that you have the human right to be fully informed about the benefits and risks of vaccines and to be allowed to make a decision without being coerced, harassed or punished," says Barbara Loe Fisher, president of the National Vaccine Information Center, a nonprofit she co-founded with parents of vaccine-injured children in 1982. Author of the seminal 1985 text, "DPT: A Shot in the Dark," Fisher explains vaccines are "pharmaceutical products that carry an inherent risk of injury or death that can be greater for some people than others." Atlanta Black Star Apr. 26, 2017.
  • Society has Reached Tipping Point: Vaccine Reactions, Autism, Disabilities w/Barbara Loe Fisher
    Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-founder and President of the National Vaccine Information Center, joins the program with Sarah Westall to dive deep into the vaccine issue. This in-depth interview discusses the private/pubic partnership between industry and government, increasing vaccine reactions, and the need for consumers to be more savvy about the risks and benefits of vaccines. SarahWestall.com. Apr. 3, 2017.

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