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Vaccine Awareness Week 2021

Dr. Mercola Extends Matching Donations!

Dr. Mercola has extended matching Vaccine Awareness Week donations through Oct 10th. Scroll down to access event articles released daily and make a tax-deductible donation today to support vaccine freedom of choice!

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Dr. Mercola Extends Matching Donations!

Dr. Mercola has extended matching Vaccine Awareness Week donations through Oct. 10th! Scroll down to access event articles released daily and make a tax-deductible donation today to support vaccine freedom of choice!

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Enjoy the articles from Vaccine Awareness Week 2021, co-sponsored by the non-profit charity National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) and holistic health pioneer Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder of Mercola.com. Our annual Vaccine Awareness Week is 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.

Vaccine Awareness Week Schedule

Spread the word and pass this information on to your family and friends. Revisit this webpage during Vaccine Awareness Week (VAW) for release of live links to video interviews, commentaries, articles and an exciting 2021 annual vaccine legislation action report.


Barbara Loe Fisher and Dr. Mercola

Video Interview with Dr. Joe Mercola and Barbara Loe Fisher

Click to access the interview transcriptvideo interview, and podcast for the Sept. 26 featured content.

NVIC’s president and Dr. Mercola discuss COVID, the vaccine, censorship and the attack on doctors and the vaccine safety and informed consent advocates publishing accurate information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 vaccine. This in-depth interview examines the coercive measures and authoritarian approach undertaken by government and doctors to vaccinate all Americans, which poses a very real threat to civil liberties and human rights. The conversation includes a look at the role that government, media, big tech companies, and social media platforms play in stifling dissent by censoring the expression opposing viewpoints.


Barbara Loe Fisher and Dr. Mercola

Encore Presentation! Censoring Freedom of Speech by Minnesota State Senator Scott Jensen, M.D.

Click to access the video or download the podcast for the VAW Sept. 27 featured speaker.

A family practice physician of 30 years and 2016 “Minnesota Family Physician of the Year”, Senator Jensen discusses his experience with censorship, the dangers of group-think and what Americans can do to be effective advocates for vaccine freedom of choice with family, friends and elected officials.


Forced Vaccination is End Game

Forced Vaccination Was Always the End Game by Barbara Loe Fisher

Click to access the VAW Sept. 28 featured video commentary, referenced article and podcast.

In this referenced commentary Barbara Loe Fisher, NVIC's co-founder and president, describes the move toward authoritarianism in U.S. public health policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens civil liberties and the human right to informed consent to medical risk-taking. She talks about how Americans can participate in all levels of government to change laws and protect freedom of thought, speech, conscience and assembly.


Fr. Copenhagen

Encore Presentation! The Moral Right to Exercise the Judgement of Conscience by Fr. Michael Copenhagen

Click to access the video or download the podcast for the VAW Sept. 29 featured speaker.

A summa cum laude graduate with a degree in philosophy and magna cum laude graduate with a master’s degree in theology, Fr. Michael Copenhagen discusses the dangers of coercive public health policies and vaccine mandates that attempt to force individuals to violate their conscience.


Fisher & Richardson Interview

U.S. Vaccine Legislation & Vaccine Freedom of Choice Advocacy

Click access the VAW video discussion and full report featured for Sept 30.

Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president, National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), and Dawn Richardson, NVIC’s director of advocacy, have a conversation about NVIC’s 2021 State Legislation Report that reveals no state legislature mandated the COVID-19 vaccine in the 2021 legislative session. They review highlights of proposed vaccine-related bills and summarize which ones passed and which ones were defeated in different states and give practical tips for being an effective vaccine choice advocate at the local and state level.


Vera Sharav

Encore Presentation! Medical Atrocities: From Auschwitz to Tuskeegee and Beyond by Vera Sharav

Click to view the presentation or download the podcast for the VAW Oct. 1 featured speaker.

A Holocaust survivor and founder of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, Ms. Sharav’s human rights advocacy and testimony helped shut down 29 clinical trials that violated ethical principles at the National Institutes of Health. Her presentation discusses the birth of the informed consent ethic and draws parallels between Nazi propaganda used to stigmatize Jews as a threat to public health during WWII and today's efforts by government health officials to track the unvaccinated, censor opposing viewpoints about COVID-19 policies and protocols, and restrict movement in society, which poses a threat to freedom.


KEY VACCINE RESOURCES

Act Now to Protect Vaccine Exemptions & Parental Rights
NVIC Advocacy Portal
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State Vaccine Requirements

State Vaccine Requirements
The federal government makes national vaccine policy but vaccine laws are made by the states. Learn about your state's vaccine laws and exemptions.

Reforming Vaccine Policy & Law

Use this illustrated guide to educate your family, friends and legislators about vaccine science and the informed consent ethic.

Disease & Vaccines


Learn more about the risks and complications of infectious diseases and vaccines.

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