NVIC’s Vaccination & Health Research Program
Program History & Guiding Principles
On October 2-4, 2009, NVIC sponsored the Fourth International Public Conference on Vaccination. The rallying point for the 700 parents and health care professionals, who traveled to Washington, D.C. from 44 states and 11 nations, was “Show Us the Science and Give Us a Choice.” The historic conference featured presentations by more than 40 world experts in the areas of vaccine science, policy, law, and ethics.
On October 3, the audience launched a fundraising effort for NVIC to sponsor and supervise scientific research that evaluates the short- and long-term health outcomes and potential health differences between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. The audience raised more than $100,000 in donations and pledges, kicking off a fundraising drive for NVIC to develop a scientific research program to address outstanding questions about differences in morbidity and mortality outcomes associated with the administration of multiple vaccines shortly after birth and throughout childhood.
The conference also generated interest in research to identify genetic and other biological high risk factors for development of immune and brain dysfunction following vaccination and to identify biological mechanisms associated with vaccine injury and death.
NVIC supports scientific investigation into the safety and effectiveness of current public health policies that involve:
- Vaccination of children when they are sick;
- Revaccination of those who have suffered convulsions, mental regression, development of immune dysfunction and other serious health problems after previous vaccinations;
- Simultaneous administration of up to 12 vaccines on within a population as biologically diverse as that of the U.S., which may place some individuals at higher risk than others for suffering vaccine-induced brain and immune system disorders; and
- Evaluation of adverse health outcomes that occur following vaccination, including the sudden onset of brain and immune system dysfunction or death routinely dismissed as “coincidence”.
General Description of NVIC’s Vaccination & Health Research Program
Targeted research at NVIC will focus on obtaining information about short- and long-term health outcomes for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. As a starting point, a small preliminary study will be undertaken in 2010 to analyze retrospectively existing historical health data systematically collected by the U.S. government on vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans. Below are links to specific information regarding NVIC’s Vaccination & Health Research Program: