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About National Vaccine Information Center

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a national charitable, non-profit educational organization founded in 1982. NVIC launched the vaccine safety and informed consent movement in America in the early 1980's and is the oldest and largest consumer led organization advocating for the institution of vaccine safety and informed consent protections in the public health system.

Our Mission
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is dedicated to the prevention of vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and to defending the informed consent ethic in medicine.

As an independent clearinghouse for information on diseases and vaccines, NVIC does not advocate for or against the use of vaccines. We support the availability of all preventive health care options, including vaccines, and the right of consumers to make educated, voluntary health care choices.

Our Work
NVIC provides assistance to those who have suffered vaccine reactions; 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. 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 works to protect the freedom for citizens to exercise the human right to voluntary, informed consent to any medical intervention or use of pharmaceutical product, such as a vaccine, which carries a risk of injury or death.  NVIC is a member of the GuideStar’s Exchange Program, which requires that our organization meet certain transparency requirements. We have also made our annual report available to the public on our website and it can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions
Below are additional links on most frequently asked questions about NVIC – click on each topic below to expand or close the topic.   

  • What are NVIC’s notable accomplishments and history?
  • Who are NVIC’s Board Members, staff and volunteers?
  • How does NVIC inform the public about vaccination issues?
  • What is NVIC’s vision for the future?
  • How can I support NVIC?
  • Are donations tax-deductible, what are NVIC’s other funding sources and how are funds used?
  • How do I contact NVIC, Barbara Loe Fisher, or update my contact information with NVIC?
  • I would like to request copies of brochures or other materials.

NVIC also receives many questions about vaccination requirements and exemptions, adoption, divorce and more.  Click FAQs to browse our Frequently Asked Questions webpage for information on these types of questions.  


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