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Welcome to our press room! We hope that you find the background information about NVIC helpful, as well as the recent news posted here and links to our news archives. For requests related to Barbara Loe Fisher speaking at a conference, please submit the request in writing to SpeakerRequest@nvic.org. For urgent requests for interviews from newspapers or broadcast media, please call 703-938-0342. For all other interview requests, please submit them in writing to PressRequest@nvic.org.

BRIEF BACKGROUND: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a national charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1982 dedicated to reducing vaccine injury and deaths through public education. We support the availability of all preventive health care options, including vaccines, and the right of consumers to make educated, voluntary health care choices. NVIC also 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. NVIC has long been recognized as the leading consumer voice on vaccine safety concerns. To learn more about our mission and accomplishments, please visit our About Us page.

NVIC Recent Press Releases

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  • NVIC Statement: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Statement on Facebook De-Platforming of NVIC
    After maintaining a Facebook page since 2008, on Mar. 2, 2021, the 39-year old National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) was de-platformed by Facebook. Commenting on the removal of NVIC’s page from Facebook, NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher said, “We are not surprised that Mark Zuckerberg views the truthful information that NVIC publishes about vaccine science, policy and law as a threat to perpetuating false narratives about vaccine safety created by the pharmaceutical industry and its business partners." She added, “NVIC encourages everyone to leave social media networks eroding civil liberties, which include freedom of thought, speech and conscience, and join those that protect freedom of speech." Mar. 2, 2021.
  • NVIC Press Release: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Opens Vaccine Conference for Free Viewing
    In December 2020 a non-profit limited company based in Great Britain that calls itself the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) published a report entitled The Anti-Vaxx Playbook  containing false and misleading information about the Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination held online October 2020. The promotion of the CCDH report resulted in the spreading of fake news and misinformation by mainline media outlets in Great Britain and the U.S. about the 39-year old U.S. non-profit educational charity the National Vaccine Information Center. NVIC’s pay-for-view digital conference was transparently open to the public and featured presentations by 51 speakers from the U.S. and other countries discussing vaccine science, public health policy and law, informed consent and civil liberties. Dedicated to “Protecting Health and Autonomy in the 21st Century,” the conference was made available on Feb. 2, 2021 for free viewing online. Feb. 2, 2021.
  • NVIC Statement: New York Bill Removing Religious Vaccine Exemption Turned Into Law on One Day with No Public Hearings
    On June 13, 2019, the New York legislature quickly pushed a bill (A2371) to repeal the religious exemption to vaccination through both the Assembly and Senate in one day with no public hearings. The unprecedented legislative coup, which cut the citizens of New York out of participating in the law making process, culminated in the Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo immediately signing the bill into law. “This new law, which was rammed through the New York legislature in one day without public participation in the democratic process, violates the human right to hold religious and spiritual beliefs that honor and protect bodily integrity,” said Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-founder and President of the National Vaccine Information Center. June 13, 2019.

Selected Interviews

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  • Nationwide Push for Covid Shot.
  • In a radio interview with Jim Schneider, NVIC’s Co-founder and President Barbara Loe Fisher discusses vaccine reaction reports to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and COVID-19 vaccine mandates and bullying tactics used to coerce Americans to use experimental COVID-19 vaccines. Ms. Fisher stated that "this is a violation of human rights" and that no one should be "forced to used a medical product,...particularly one that has no liability associated with it" and went on to explain that vaccine makers and providers can not be sued for vaccine injuries and that injuries often cannot be predicted in advance of vaccination. Crosstalk – VCY America Aug. 3, 2021.
  • Vaccine Mandates Prompt Sharp Legal Debate.
  • In the midst of colleges, government and employers requiring vaccination with  experiemental COVID-19 vaccines, NVIC's president and co-founder Barbara Loe Fisher responded that "Bullying and punishing people for exercising the human right to voluntary, informed consent to vaccine risk taking is an abuse of public trust." Voice of America July 17, 2021.
  • Is GMU coercing students and staff to get experimental COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Responding to the discriminatory policy put into place at George Mason University of requiring disclosure of COVID-19 vaccine status for students and staff, NVIC's president and co-founder Barbara Loe Fisher stated “It’s unfortunate that George Mason University has chosen to use coercion and sanctions to deny students and faculty the human right to exercise voluntary informed consent to use of the still experimental, unlicensed COVID-19 vaccines.” Virginia attorney William Olson added "Medical experiments should never have been made mandatory for anyone." Fairfax Times July 2, 2021.
  • Long-term care facilities express concern over 'vaccine hesitancy' among staff.
  • Addressing questions about vaccine hesitancy, NVIC's Executive Director Theresa Wrangham noted that the public shares stories with NVIC about the pressure to vaccinate and/or feeling coerced and stated, “Whether it is the COVID vaccine or the flu shot, the decision to vaccinate should always be voluntary.” She added, “Health care workers and other employees shouldn’t be punished for their vaccination decisions. The decision to vaccinate must be voluntary and free from coercion and sanction.” The article also noted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) vaccines, like COVID-19 vaccines, may be refused, but that there may be consequences for doing that are not specified in the law. Additionally, the article highlighted that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their guidelines on vaccine mandates in the workplace relating to COVID-19 vaccines and noted that while employers can institute vaccine mandate policies, there are also rights conferred to the employee for refusal. Colorado Politics Jan. 13, 2021.

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