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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.
- Press Release - National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) and Mercola.com Raise Questions About National Vaccine Policies During “Vaccine Awareness Week” Nov. 12, 2013
- More Cape Parents Opt to Skip Kids' Vaccinations. "The pressure being brought on parents to immunize ignores the fact that vaccination rates are extremely high in the U.S., says Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center. The center champions the rights of parents who say their children have been injured by vaccines. "The (vaccination) rates are higher than ever," she said. When states report numbers of unimmunized children, they include youngsters who have had some but not all of their shots, Fisher said...."If a child is missing just one dose of a particular vaccine, they are not included in the vaccinated category." Cape Code Times Oct. 21, 2013.
- Radio Interview on "The Morning Show" One Radio Network - Informed Consent: Making the Best Decisions for You and Your Family Concerning Vaccination. Patrick Tempone interviews NVIC's co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher. Oct. 17, 2013
- Speaking of Health. Making an informed vaccination decision means becoming educated about vaccine ingredients, reported side-effects. Dr. Michael Kudlas interviews Barbara Loe Fisher on making an informed vaccination choice. VoiceAmerica Sept. 13, 2013.
- Parent Talk - Personalize Your Child’s Health Care. Because we don’t all respond the same way to infectious diseases or vaccines, it is important to personalize your child’s health care and vaccine choices. Veteran journalist and Buffalo NY radio show host Linda O’Connor interviews Barbara Loe Fisher. WECK Radio. Sept. 21, 2013
- ABC News 10 (ABC) Sacramento, CA - Sacramento officials say 850 children attending Sacramento schools in 2013 have a medical, religious or personal belief exemption on file with schools, 475 more children than had exemptions in 2008. In 2014, parents filing a personal belief exemption for children first will have to get the signature of a state-approved doctor or medical worker. Defending the religious and personal belief exemptions, NVIC's Barbara Loe Fisher said, "It has been very hard for parents of children who have reactions to vaccines to be able to put their children in school." Sept. 17, 2013.
- Radio Interview on "Forum" with Michael Krasny of NPR KQED FM San Franciso - NVIC President Barbara Loe Fisher participated in a discussion about the rising numbers of parents opting out of vaccination and renewed efforts by public health and government agencies to pressure parents to vaccinate their children. Michael Krasney hosted the discussion and other participants were Arthur Caplan, director of the Division of Bioethics at NYU Langone Medical Center; Catherine Martin, director of the California Immunization Coalition; and Nelson Branco, a practicing pediatrician in California. Aug. 24, 2013
- Wash Post-TV Interview on "Background" - NVIC Executive Director Theresa Wrangham participated in a Skype interview hosted by Nia-Malika Henderson along with Dr. Corey Hebert of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Titled "Vaccines: Science vs. Skeptics", Theresa defended parents' right to make informed vaccine choices and emphasized there are both vaccine science research gaps and individual susceptibility to vaccine reactions, as well as an association between vaccine-induced encephalopathy and poor health outcomes like autism, which have been acknowledged in the federal vaccine injury compensation program. Aug. 20, 2013
- Radio Interview on VCY America's "Crosstalk" on Christian Information Radio - NVIC President Barbara Loe Fisher is interviewed on the one-size-fits-all approach to vaccine policy and law that assumes that everyone is genetically, biologically and environmentally the same. When it comes to vaccines government recommended vaccines, what is the role of informed consent and vaccine exemptions? These and other related concerns are discussed. Aug. 14, 2013
- Radio Interview on "Parent Talk" on 102.9 FM WECK - The Breeze, Buffalo, NY - NVIC President Barbara Loe Fisher is interviewed by Linda O'Connor, a veteran print journalist and radio host on the Gardasil vaccine controversy and defending the right of parents to make informed HPV vaccine choices for their children. Apr. 13, 2013 NVIC Executive
- Parents remain concerned about vaccine safety and quality research - NVIC co-founder and President Barbara Loe Fisher says in this article that the DeStefano vaccines-autism study is not reassuring to parents. She stresses the urgent need for an independent, well-designed, prospective long-term study that includes vaccinated and unvaccinated infants and children to evaluate all morbidity and mortality outcomes, and pathological changes in the brain and immune function over time in both groups. American Medical News. Tanya Albert Henry. Apr. 15, 2013.
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