NVIC Vaccine News


By NVIC Administrator
Published October 31, 2011 in Rights & Ethics

For the second year, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) and Mercola.com are teaming up to co-sponsor Vaccine Awareness Week (Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2011) to raise public awareness about the urgent need for those operating the mass vaccination system in the U.S. to make vaccine safety and informed consent protections a much higher priority. 
Click here to watch our one minute video promoting this extraordinary event. 
Never-before-seen video profiles of two victims of vaccine injury and their families produced by NVIC will be featured. The two families, who are interviewed by Barbara Loe Fisher in their homes, talk about a wide range of concerns that many Americans are facing when they try to make vaccination decisions.

Flu Vaccine Reaction Leaves Former Nurse a Quadriplegic

The first vaccine injury profile video was featured yesterday in an article on influenza vaccine released in the Mercola.com newsletter. It is the heartbreaking story of a former professor of nursing at a Connecticut university. She and her daughter, Katie, talk about what happened to their lives after a Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) complication of a routine flu shot led to strokes and ended in complete paralysis for this once active, vibrant mother and grandmother.

Pertussis Vaccine Reaction Leads to Developmental Delays

The second vaccine injury profile video, which will be included in an article on pertussis vaccine published on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Mercola.com newsletter, is the moving story of a young girl, who suffered brain inflammation and permanent brain dysfunction after a reaction to the DTaP vaccine. She was given DTaP together with six other vaccines at 15 months old.
Interviews with this Houston family reveal a three-generation history of vaccine reactions. They continue to struggle today to make vaccine choices in a climate of prejudice and stubborn denial of their increased biological susceptibility to vaccine reactions, which makes one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination
policies so dangerous for them. 

New Award Winning Film Premieres Online 

On Sunday, October 30, the groundbreaking documentary, THE GREATER GOOD, which focuses on the science, policy, economics, law and politics of vaccination premiered online at Mercola.com and can be viewed online for free through Nov. 5. You can purchase DVD copies of the movie to show your family and friends for only $10 for a limited time while supplies last.
Click THE GREATER GOOD to view movie online until November 5th. Click purchase a copy to receive your copy of THE GREATER GOOD movie.  

Voices of Vaccine Injured, Advocates, Doctors & Scientists

THE GREATER GOOD movie features the perspectives of families with children, who have been injured or died from childhood vaccinations, along with pro-informed consent advocates, including Barbara Loe Fisher; pediatricians Lawrence Palevsky, M.D. and Bob Sears, M.D.; Stephanie Christner, D.O., whose infant daughter died after a series of vaccinations in Oklahoma; Gabi Swank, who suffered a severe reaction to a series of Gardasil shots in Kansas; and the King family in Oregon, whose now-teenage son suffered regressive autism after childhood vaccinations.
Vaccine researchers, including Chris Shaw, Ph.D. and Diane Harper, M.D., PhD, discuss gaps in the vaccine safety science. The film also includes the perspectives of prominent pro-mandatory vaccination proponents, who are associated with vaccine manufacturers, the American Academy of Pediatrics and federal health agencies.

Film’s LA Premiere: “What is Being Said is Staggering”

THE GREATER GOOD was first shown at the Dallas Film Festival last spring and, since then, has received the Amsterdam Cinematic Vision Award and the Sidewalk Moving Picture Film Festival Koroni Award from the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama.
At the LA premiere last week, a reviewer in the LA Weekly said, “What’s being said is staggering, especially if you don’t know much about the science and politics behind vaccines” and a reviewer for the Los Angeles Times commented, ”Deftly examined….provocative….film is an effective eye-opener.”
Film’s NYC Premiere in November
THE GREATER GOOD film is part of the November 2011 New York’s Documentary Festival. There will be a special screening of the film co-sponsored by NVIC at the International Film Center on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. (check NVIC’s Facebook page for more details closer to the event).

NVIC Educates on Delta Air Lines in November 

During the month of November, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) will have a 3-minute video on flu prevention included as part of in-flight programming call "Lifestyle365" aboard Delta Air Lines. The video features NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher urging viewers to become informed about influenza and how to stay well during the flu season.

To view the video, which will be seen by travelers on Delta, please go to YouTube.

CBS “The Doctors: Which Side Are You On?”

On Monday, October 17, CBS-TV “The Doctors” featured a segment that included a debate between “The Doctors” on whether or not pediatricians should deny medical care to unvaccinated children. The six minute segment has been divided into three parts on "The Doctors" website. Please click the hyperlinks provided below to view the segment.  
Click Scott Goldstein, M.D. to view a pediatrician from Chicago who turns parents away from his practice for exercising their medical informed consent rights. This link also shows the first part of “The Doctors” panel debate on kicking parents out of a practice for vaccine refusal. (Part 1 – About 1.75 minutes)
Click Barbara Loe Fisher to view NVIC’s comments on informed consent to vaccination and “The Doctors” continued debate (Part 2 – About 1.5 minutes). (changed “here” to your name – better traffic for us this way and is becoming more the norm)
Click CDC’s Dr. Melinda Wharton to view the comments she made on the vaccine schedule recommended by the CDC. (Part 3 - About 1 minute) See notes above on change.
NVIC Debuts New Website Homepage and Navigation 
Take a look at NVIC’s new, updated website homepage that makes information easier to access. “We are continuing to update the content and make the navigation of NVIC.org as streamlined as possible for visitors to NVIC’s website. Stay tuned for more improved and new features in 2012,” said Theresa Wrangham, NVIC’s Executive Director.
If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for NVIC’s free on-line Advocacy Portal and learn how to take action to protect vaccine exemptions, which are under attack by the Pharma/Medical lobby, in your state.
If you have been threatened, thrown out of a doctor’s office, denied health insurance, employment or the right to get an education because you tried to exercise voluntary, informed consent to vaccination, share your experience with others on NVIC’s Vaccine Freedom Wall.

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Posted: 11/1/2011 3:28:26 PM
So, after all statistics have been reported and all arguments made, what is the best advice for parents with healthy children? Which vaccines are most likely beneficial and when should they be taken? Which should be avoided? Which ones don't make any difference? In other words, what is the best vaccination schedule available? Is it Dr Sears, Dr Miller, someone else, or nobody? Sure, it's up to me, but I'm not asking that question.
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Lloyd Cochrane
Posted: 11/1/2011 4:27:40 PM
I am presently a NVIC advocate in Maine because I am a firm believer that people should be informed about their health choices, which are being taken away from us by evil and corrupt individuals, who control the major health care systems that truly only care more about power and greed then over those they claim to care about. My main purpose for writing is to try and reach out to the family of Katie and Brad in Connecticut in helping her mom to hopefully relieve her of her much pain. I have just read about DSMO and MSM a derivative used be Dr. Jacob in the aid of relieving many painful ailments naturally. Dr. Morton Walker wrote "DSMO Natures Healer", which is very interesting and benefical. Please, I pray that you research this out. Also not mentioned in your documentary is whether or not they ever tried chelation by IV or IV Vit. "C". It sounded like they only stayed with allopathic mediSINe for all their medical answers. After all, vaccines are their answer to ridding mankind of all its diseases, esp. the flu and see where that it is leading. The LORD made our body to heal itself naturally until man proudly stepped in to prove itself better than HIM. Sorry, but mankind will not win this battle, for you can see the results of this venture very clearly, for we will reap what we sow I am very sad to say. Thanks for your attention and I truly hope Kate and Brad get this info and I truly hope it will help them and their Mom. I pray thst it will by the LORD'S abundant grace. Lloyd
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Julie Ostoich
Posted: 11/5/2011 2:02:48 AM
I work for University of California Davis, School of Medicine at the Sacramento Medical Center. There are 2 separate sets of employees here: school of medicine (SOM) and hospital. I am under the SOM and have worked here for more than 30 years. I have no direct patient contact and do not work in the hospital. I spend most of my time in front of a computer in a cubicle working as a graphic artist/digital darkroom photographer. The building I work in is an outlying 3 story ambulatory care center that does have clinics that see patients on the lower floors, but not on the 3rd floor where I work in the administrative, faculty and academic offices. For the last 3 years, the medical center has declared that all employees be vaccinated for the flu or sign a vaccine declination document with the understanding that we may be required to wear a mask at work if a flu outbreak occurs. I am adamantly opposed to vaccinations for a number of reasons and have refused to be vaccinated. Furthermore, to entice employees to get their flu shots, they have offered incentives such as significant prizes - iPads and other perks to departments who get full compliance. I find this despicable and deplorable. This year, even though there has only been one official documented case of the flu thus far, they have declared that the flu season has officially begun and are requiring all non-vaccinated employees to wear a mask at work at all times. This is about to be implemented and managers are being instructed to order the masks. If an employee violates the mandated mask order, this is the official statement: Unvaccinated employees are responsible for wearing a procedure mask. Managers will enforce this requirement. An employee who refuses to wear a procedure mask will be sent home on the first occurrence. A second refusal may be considered insubordination. Disciplinary action may be instituted, up to and including termination. Managers who have questions about disciplinary actions should consult with Labor Relations. The reason stated for the mask requirement is: The use of masks for non-vaccinated employees is intended to protect patients, employees and visitors. The Sacramento County Public Health Officer has mandated the use of masks for the duration of influenza season for all health-care employees who do not receive the influenza vaccine and work in Sacramento County health-care institutions. Patients and visitors are not being required to wear masks, so how can this be justified? I believe this is an outright violation of my rights. Wearing a mask at all times (8 plus hours a day) is unnecessary and extreme. It will be annoying and uncomfortable and the health system even admits that the masks will become damp from exhalation. We have been instructed to keep dry masks in stock and change them as needed when this happens. We are only allowed to remove them to eat. I would like to know if there is any legal recourse to oppose this action.

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