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About National Vaccine Information Center

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The non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is an independent clearinghouse for information on diseases and vaccine science, policy, law and the ethical principle of informed consent. NVIC publishes information about vaccination and health to encourage educated decision-making. NVIC does not make vaccine use recommendations. NVIC supports the availability of all preventive health care options and the legal right for individuals to make informed, voluntary health choices for themselves and their children.

Our Mission

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and advocating for informed consent protections in medical policies and public health laws. NVIC defends the human right to freedom of thought and conscience and supports the inclusion of flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief exemptions in vaccine policies and laws.

Information on NVIC.org

The majority of information published on NVIC’s website about vaccine science, policy, law and ethics is referenced and has been researched, written and produced by NVIC staff or has been republished with permission of authors. Hyperlinked references connect readers with many different information sources, including the medical and professional literature, government and international health agency websites, media outlets, and other online resources containing referenced information. Visitors are encouraged to do their own research by accessing references anchoring the information on NVIC.org.

The information on this website is intended to assist readers in making educated decisions about vaccination and is not intended to advise for or against the use of vaccines. In support of informed decision-making, NVIC encourages everyone to research and become fully informed about the complications of infectious diseases and complications of vaccines and consult one or more trusted health care professionals before making a decision about vaccination.

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