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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: 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.
  • NVIC PRESS RELEASE: National Vaccine Information Center: Public Hearings on Measles Outbreaks and Vaccine Laws Provide Opportunities for Americans to Voice Concerns
    NVIC is urging Americans to attend state legislative and U.S. congressional hearings focused on measles outbreaks in the U.S. and state vaccine laws to voice concerns to their elected representatives. NVIC reports that this year more than 100 vaccine-related bills have been introduced in 30 states proposing to expand, restrict or eliminate vaccine informed consent rights. NVIC is supporting 50 of the bills, including bills to add or protect personal belief vaccine exemptions. “A number of states are proposing bills to eliminate vaccine exemptions while others are proposing to expand them,” said NVIC Co-founder and President Barbara Loe Fisher. “The state and federal public hearings being held this year are an opportunity for Americans to communicate with their legislators about this important parental rights and civil liberty issue.” Feb. 25, 2019.
  • NVIC PRESS RELEASE: During Vaccine Awareness Week, National Vaccine Information Center Calls on Health Officials to Protect Babies in U.S. from Toxic DPT Vaccine
  • During the Ninth Annual Vaccine Awareness Week co-sponsored by the non-profit charity National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) and Dr. Joseph Mercola, NVIC is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to protect newborns from being subjected to the risks of an old and crude whole cell pertussis vaccine in DPT that has not been given to babies in America for 20 years. The B. pertussis bacterium has mutated over the past 60 years to become resistant to both the old whole cell and newer less reactive acellular pertussis vaccines. However, some vaccinologists publicly blame reported whooping cough outbreaks on the switch in the 1990s by the U.S. and other developed countries from DPT to acellular DTaP and now want all newborns to be given one or two doses of the old vaccine. Sept. 25, 2018.

Selected Interviews

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  • What Does the Catholic Church Teach About Vaccines?
    "The removal of vaccine exemptions is extremely concerning to people like Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center, a group that works to "prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education." "Vaccines are pharmaceutical products that carry a risk of harm and failure," Fisher told CNA. "People should not be forced by law to violate their conscience when making decisions about vaccination for themselves or their minor children." "Every person is different, born with different genes and a unique microbiome and epigenetic history. We do not all respond the same way to pharmaceutical products and doctors cannot reliably predict who will be harmed by vaccines," she continued. "One-size-fits-all vaccine policies discriminate against those who are biologically vulnerable to suffering vaccine reactions." Catholic News Agency  May 6, 2019.
  • Vaccination exemption bill heads to Colorado Senate floor with little time left.
    House Bill 1312 which would require parents to fill out a state form to exempt their children from child vaccinations was sent to the Senate floor on a 4-3 party-line vote by Senate Finance Committee after five hours of testimony. "Theresa Wrangham, executive director of the National Vaccine Information Center, said the bill and the logic behind it were flawed. "Passage of this bill would equate to legalizing state-sanctioned punishment, discrimination and an invasion of privacy of a small minority who exempt," she told the committee." The Gazette May 2, 2019.  [NVIC Note: This bill did not pass.]
  • Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Is Still Allowing Religious Exemptions.
    "In a recent posting on the website Quora, Ms. Paster wrote in response to a question about whether vaccines are safe if there's a family history of negative reactions to vaccines: "Your child, your choice." She also noted a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention post about various vaccines. "You are right to be concerned." Ms. Paster also linked to a website for the National Vaccine Information Center, whose president, Barbara Loe Fisher, has been outspoken in her opposition to mandatory vaccination. The group's motto is: "Your Health. Your Family. Your Choice."New York Times May 1, 2019.

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