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NVIC Opposes Forced Vaccination Plan

"Protecting the health and informed consent rights of children since 1982."

Contact: Barbara Loe Fisher

For Immediate Release
Dec. 11, 2001 


Washington, D.C. – The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) today released a comprehensive report on smallpox and smallpox vaccine critical of model state legislation initiated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) militarizing the public health infrastructure during state-declared “public health” emergencies. In the report, which is published in the organization’s newsletter, THE VACCINE REACTION and is available at www.nvic.org, NVIC calls for full testing of both old and new smallpox vaccines before release because the old smallpox vaccine was never tested in clinical trials and the CDC admits it is so dangerous that it cannot be used on a mass basis today. 

    In an editorial, NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher criticizes a federal plan urging state health officials to use the state “militia” to arrest, imprison and force vaccination and medication on Americans and be exempt from liability for any injury or death that results. The plan “treats American citizens like runaway slaves in need of subjugation” said NVIC’s Fisher. “America should have a sound, workable emergency plan in place in the event of a bioterrorism attack, but not one that places the life and liberty of the majority in the hands of an elite few, who will have the power to take both from citizens without their consent” 

   The proposed legislation would also give health officials control of all roads and the power to seize homes, cars, telephones, fuel, food, firearms, prescription drugs and alcohol. It has already been introduced in Massachusetts.   

   A non-profit, educational organization founded in 1982 by parents of vaccine injured children, NVIC serves as a consumer watchdog on vaccine development and policymaking. NVIC advocates the institution of safety and informed consent protections in the mass vaccination system and basic science research into genetic and other biological factors which place some individuals at high risk for vaccine injury and death.   

The National Vaccine Information Center is a non-profit educational organization founded by parents of vaccine-injured children in 1982.


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