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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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  • Family Physicians Urge Parents to Talk Over Vaccinations
    Back-to-school preparations require more than just pencils and backpacks. Doctors are reminding parents and caregivers to have a conversation about vaccinations before school bells ring... The non-profit Immunization Action Coalition offers extensive information on vaccine risks. Other sites with vaccination information include the National Vaccine Information Center and the CDC website. Public News Service. August 31, 2017.
  • WARNING About Vaccines and the Current Vaccination Schedule
    The National Vaccine Information Center reports that nearly $3.6 billion has been awarded to children and parents for vaccine injuries to date - making it clear that adverse effects are a reality. In light of these facts, it has never been more important to examine the safety and effectiveness of vaccines in order to make an informed decision about your health. On the NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman interviews Barbara Loe Fisher and reveals the truth about the current childhood vaccination schedule. Natural News. August 31, 2017.
  • Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed
    "Nevertheless, the National Vaccine Information Center in the US published a Gardasil risk report in 2009 which found that death and serious adverse events are reported three to 30 times more often after Gardasil than after the meningococcal vaccination Menactra." Mercatornet. August 22, 2017.
  • Back to school vaccines: Exemptions & concerns
    Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice (CCVC) said the organization supports informed consent, vaccine exemptions and privacy and medical decisions. President of CCVC Francis Sincere quoted Executive Director of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Barbara Loe Fisher in saying "Where there is risk there must be choice." Denver Channel 7, ABC Affiliate. August 17, 2017. NVIC note: The quote should have been attributed to NVIC Executive Director Theresa Wrangham.
  • #NoVax, the network is organized against vaccines
    This network is linked to many popular international fans who have clearly supported the Italian anti-vaccination campaign in mid-June. Facebook pages such as the National Vaccine Information Center, VacTruth, the Vaccination Information Network and other affiliates are being followed by more than 700,000 users. Huffpost-Italy. August 10, 2017.

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