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Vaccine Awareness Week 2019

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 22 and through Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, the non-profit charity National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) and holistic health pioneer Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder of Mercola.com, are co-sponsoring Annual Vaccine Awareness Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness about vaccination, health and informed consent.

Since 1982, NVIC’s mission has been to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education. In defense of human rights, including freedom of thought, speech, conscience and informed consent to medical risk taking, which includes vaccine risk taking, NVIC works to secure and protect flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief exemptions in U.S. vaccine policies and laws.

During Vaccine Awareness Week 2019, Dr. Joseph Mercola will match your donations up to $100,000 to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC). You can also donate directly to NVIC by CLICKING HERE to help support our mission and join the vaccine freedom of choice movement today!

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Vaccine Awareness Week Links & Details

Please pass this information on to your family and friends.  Revisit this webpage during Vaccine Awareness Week Sept. 22-28, 2019 for release of live links to video interviews, commentaries, articles and a special NVIC legislation action report on the following days in the schedule below.

Barbara Loe Fisher and Dr. Mercola

Video Interview with Dr. Joe Mercola and Barbara Loe Fisher

Learn how myths about measles and MMR vaccine are being used to censor and remove vaccine exemptions and threaten civil liberties while more people are asking questions and having doubts about the safety and effectiveness of mandated vaccines.

Click here to view the VAW Sept. 23 featured interview and referenced article.

In a wide-ranging video interview, holistic health pioneer Dr. Joe Mercola and NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher talk about the myths surrounding measles and MMR vaccine and how vaccinated people still can get sub-clinically infected and transmit infections to others, sometimes showing few or no symptoms. They review the 2019 state legislative session, which saw a record number of states introduce bills to restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions. They describe stepped-up attacks on freedom of speech and efforts by major search engines and social media platforms to censor online conversations about vaccination and health.

Offering perspective from years of experience as a holistic health physician pioneer and a longtime consumer advocate championing informed consent and other human rights, they talk about why it is so important for everyone to get involved and become a vaccine freedom of choice advocate to protect civil liberties, which are being eroded by public–private business partnerships between the pharmaceutical industry, government and medical trade associations.

This year, NVIC has updated the Diseases and Vaccine webpages for Influenza, Pneumococcal and Chickenpox (varicella zoster) on NVIC.org to share with your friends and family. 

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"The Disappearing Medical Exemption to Vaccination" by Barbara Loe Fisher

Click here to view the VAW Sept. 24 featured video and referenced commentary.

In this eye-opening illustrated video and referenced written commentary, NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher provides analysis and perspective about why the medical exemption to vaccination has become a political football and is disappearing from state public health laws. She describes the lucrative global vaccine market and how private physicians are being enlisted by government to abandon the precautionary and informed consent principles so they can become agents of the state and enforce one-size-fits-all vaccine laws. She reviews the history of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and efforts by the forced vaccination lobby to turn ACIP vaccine use recommendations into state vaccine laws that legally prohibit doctors from exercising professional judgment and conscience when granting a child a medical vaccine exemption.

The history of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is reviewed, along with what the federal vaccine policymaking committee considers to be contraindications and precautions to vaccination, recommendations that are being turned into state vaccine laws that legally prohibit doctors from exercising professional judgment and conscience when granting a child a medical vaccine exemption. She discusses the gaps in vaccine science that make the codification of extremely narrow CDC vaccine contraindications into state laws a threat to individual and public health. She discusses the gaps in vaccine science that make the codification of extremely narrow CDC vaccine contraindications into state laws a threat to individual and public health.

NVIC has updated the Diseases and Vaccine webpages for Measles on NVIC.org to share with your friends and family. Also, read and share Barbara's 2019 report on "The Science & Politics of Eradicating Measles" here.

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2019 Influenza Vaccine Update by Dr. Mercola

Click here to read the referenced Sept. 26, 2019 VAW featured article.

In this referenced article, Dr. Mercola discusses the reported risks and failures of influenza vaccines, especially for seniors and pregnant women. He points out that secondary infections, such as pneumonia and other respiratory infections, as well as sepsis, are include in influenza death statistics. He provides evidence that flu shots are ineffective in seniors and that there are questions about risk of miscarriage for women receiving flu shots during pregnancy.

Vaccine Exemptions Under Attack in 2019

Click here to read the Sept. 27, 2019 featured legislation update.

In the 2019 NVIC Annual Report on U.S. State Vaccine Legislation, the NVIC Advocacy Team analyzes and explains in detail what types of vaccine-related bills were passed or defeated in state legislatures in 2019. NVIC actively reported on more than 200 bills in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Although there were bills proposing to restrict or remove vaccine exemptions in multiple states, only three state legislatures voted to eliminate exemptions, including New York (religious) and Maine (religious and conscience) and Washington state (conscience exemption for MMR vaccine only).

NVIC breaks down which states passed or defeated bills adding new vaccine mandates, enrolling more citizens in electronic vaccine tracking registries, allowing pharmacists to give children vaccines, allowing minor children to get vaccines without the knowledge or consent of their parents, and approving vaccine promotion programs in daycares, schools and residential care facilities. Find out if your state legislators were among those who introduced bills that NVIC supported or opposed this year and if your state is one that NVIC predicts will be targeted by the forced vaccination lobby for potential loss of vaccine exemptions in 2020.

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Free Viewing of the film VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe

Click here to watch VAXXED for free from Sept. 28 to Oct. 3, 2019.

The 2016 documentary, “VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe” is a 2016 documentary alleging that the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC, the federal government agency charged with protecting the health of Americans, destroyed data after a 2004 study revealed links between MMR vaccine and autism. The film, which was pulled from the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival after political pressure was put on the festival’s founders to remove it, explores evidence that a senior scientist working at the CDC, who co-authored the 2004 study, admitted the study did give strong evidence for a causal relationship between the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine and the development of autism in some children. It also contains powerful testimonials by parents describing how their once healthy children regressed into autism after MMR vaccinations and also features interviews with clinicians and researchers giving their perspective about vaccines and autism, a public conversation that is increasingly being  censored online.



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