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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 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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  • 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.
  • Vaccine opponents outline online campaigns to sow distrust in coronavirus vaccine.
  • The modern vaccine safety and informed consent movement was launched in the U.S. in 1982 by parents of DPT vaccine injured children and it is stronger and more relevant than ever today, as experimental COVID-19 vaccines fast tracked to market are being distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization. NVIC’s Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination … was a celebration of freedom of thought, speech and conscience. We stand by the 50 exceptional speakers who presented at our conference and will be making the evidence and informed perspective they provided on medical science, public health policy and law and ethics more widely available in 2021." The Washington Post. Dec. 23, 2020.
  • COVID Vaccinations: Information You Need to Know.
  • In a radio interview with Jim Schneider, NVIC’s Co-founder and President Barbara Loe Fisher discussed the differences between Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) vaccines, like COVID-19 vaccines, and vaccines that go through the standard FDA licensure process. She noted that EUA vaccines cannot be mandated and require voluntary consent.  Crosstalk – VCY America. Dec. 17, 2020.
  • Denmark Citizens Refuse Law Mandating Forced COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • With polls showing that about half of Americans either do not want to get a new COVID-19 vaccine or have reservations about getting vaccinated, there will be those who want societal sanctions to be levied against those who refuse to take it,” Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder and President of the National Vaccine Information Center, told The Epoch Times in an email. Fisher is one of the original group of parents who worked with Congress on the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which has been amended so much that it no longer serves its original purpose: to allow parents of vaccine-injured children to easily file a claim for compensation as an alternative to the civil courts. “Instead, the vaccine injury act now mainly protects manufacturers of mandated vaccines from lawsuits, especially after the Supreme Court declared that vaccines were “unavoidably unsafe” in a 2011 decision. Fisher says the “public-private business partnerships” between the governments and pharmaceuticals for more than 35 years has been a “powerful lobby for forced vaccination” in the United States and around the world. “That lobby has been putting pressure on U.S. lawmakers to mandate all federally recommended vaccines and eliminate informed consent protections in public health laws,” Fisher says. The draconian COVID-19 vaccination law enacted in Denmark last spring that threatened to imprison people for refusing to comply is a warning of what could happen here. Americans must rise up and resist this kind of tyranny in great numbers like the people of Denmark have done this week,” Fisher says. The Epoch Times. Nov. 19, 2020.

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