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Vaccine Awareness Week 2013

November 10-16, 2013

During the fourth annual Vaccine Awareness Week Nov. 10 – 16, 2013, the National Vaccine Information Center and Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder of the Mercola.com health website, are promoting increased public awareness about the risks of national one-size-fits-all vaccine policies and the need to protect voluntary vaccine decision-making in America.

Visit this wepbage during Vaccine Awareness Week to access articles on the following topics as they are posted:
  • View Press Release: National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) and Mercola.com Raise Questions About National Vaccine Policies During “Vaccine Awareness Week and comment here.
  • Nov. 12 - Vaccines & Pregnancy: An NVIC original commentary on vaccine safety research deficits relating to government recommendations to vaccinate pregnant women with influenza vaccine and Tdap during every pregnancy. This written and video commentary is anchored with nearly 100 references with hyperlinks to original sources to provide readers with accurate information about the controversial policy now being promoted by public health officials, obstetricians and pediatricians.
  • Nov. 12 - Measles Outbreaks in America: NVIC's Barbara Loe Fisher examines the impact of recent measles outbreaks and the agressive push to eradicate measles globally. This written and video commentary contains 85 references with hyperlinks to original sources to provide readers with accurate information about reported measles cases in the U.S. and the campaign to target citizens with personal belief objections to vaccination for criticism in an effort to eliminate vaccine exemptions.
  • Nov. 16 - Free Online Showing of THE GREATER GOOD: Begining Nov. 16, there will be a one-week free online showing of the ground-breaking and award-winning vaccine film, THE GREATER GOOD, on Mercola.com. This landmark documentary that underscores the iImportance of becoming educated about both sides of the vaccine safety and informed consent debate. 
Vaccine Awareness Week Articles 
Vaccinations During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?
Featured on: Nov. 12, 2013

Pregnant women are faced with difficult decisions about keeping themselves and their babies healthy, including deciding whether or not to get vaccinations during any trimester. The new federal recommendation directing doctors to give every pregnant woman an influenza and Tdap shot during every pregnancy is examined within the context of outstanding questions about lack of adequate safety testing. Click here to read, watch and comment.

Measles Reports in America: What Does It Mean?
Featured on: Nov. 12, 2012
In September 2013, the CDC publicized 159 reported cases of measles in the U.S., even though since 1981 more than 95% of children have received multiple doses of measles containing MMR vaccine. Public health officials put the blame for measles “outbreaks” in the U.S. in 2013 on 92 unvaccinated Americans with religious and personal belief objections to vaccination. Will an aggressive push to eradicate measles from the planet by 2015 include expanded militarization of the public health infrastructure and violation of civil and human rights? Click here to read, watch and comment. 

Free Online Showing of THE GREATER GOOD Movie
Featured on: Nov. 16, 2013

Unlike many other documentaries about vaccination, THE GREATER GOOD movie includes advocates from both sides of the vaccine safety and choice debate to help the viewer understand why the conversation about vaccination and health has become so polarized. Real-life profiles of vaccine injured children and their families are interwoven with interviews with doctors, vaccine developers, public health officials and consumer advocates disagreeing with each other.  

Click here for a free online viewing of the movie until Nov. 23 and to purchase a limited edition DVD for only $19.95.



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