Since 1982, NVIC has advocated that well-designed, independent, on-going scientific studies must be conducted to: (1) define the various biological mechanisms involved in vaccine injury and death: (2) identify genetic and other biological high risk factors for suffering chronic brain and immune system dysfunction after vaccination; and (3) evaluate short and long-term health outcomes of individuals, who use many vaccines, and those, who use fewer or no vaccines, to determine the health effects of vaccination on individuals and the public health.
NVIC's co-founders worked with Congress on the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986
, which acknowledged that vaccine injuries and deaths are real and that the vaccine injured and their families should be financially supported and that vaccine safety protections were needed in the mass vaccination system. This law established the following federal advisory committees, that also play a role in shaping vaccination policy in the U.S. The public may make public comment and/or attend these committee meetings and minutes and updates of tasks undertaken by these committees are posted on their websites.
For more information on these committees, click the links below.
Other committees shaping vaccination policy in the U.S. that were not established by the 1986 law include:
Below are links to selected statements by NVIC to various federal advisory committees that participate in vaccine policy in the accomplishment of these advocacy goals.