Quotes from mandating vaccination is harmful by barbara loe fisher
NVIC and many parents and health care professionals opposed AB499 and, when Governor Jerry Brown signed AB499 into law, NVIC issued a press release calling the act “a violation of parental informed consent.” In terms of government-operated vaccine tracking registries, some states, such as Texas, are attempting to remove informed consent rights from the intrusive electronic registries like in SB 40 and HB 772, while others, such as Idaho and North Dakota, are expanding childhood tracking systems to include adults.
According to Dawn, the challenge with reaching legislators is that they have been getting inaccurate and misleading information for so many years from medical trade groups, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, and there needs to be a paradigm shift.
In Vermont, legislators are considering SB 103 and HB 114 that would require pertussis vaccinations for teachers and child care workers.
Though there has been little action on both bills, it is still a great concern that teachers, as well as child care workers, are being targeted with vaccine mandates that could end their careers.
We are moving FORWARD - and ironically, in the health world, that means remembering what our ancestors knew: that the body has an intelligence fueled by our own beliefs, environment and lifestyle and it knows how to heal itself given the motivation to do so.NVIC is spearheading an organized grassroots effort to provide fact-based information about vaccine safety and choice issues to legislators to help them understand the importance of protecting informed consent rights.The bills targeting non-medical exemptions for elimination from state public health laws are being supported by a wealthy and politically powerful lobbying coalition - medical trade groups and public health agencies aligned with pharmaceutical companies that take a “no exceptions” approach to mandated use of all government recommended vaccines.NVIC has always questioned the calls by pharma, medical trade groups and public health officials to push widespread use of meningitis vaccine, including the fact that meningococcal disease is rare in the United States, the vaccine itself does not cover all prevalent meningococcal strains and it is a very costly vaccine. are the only two states to require HPV vaccine for middle school attendance, but both states allow an “opt out” provision and do not require parents to formally file a medical or religious exemption.
Ever since the HPV vaccine was approved, there has been heated debate on the issue. This year, Virginia had HB1614 up for consideration to require HPV vaccine for ALL children with the first dose given before the child enters the sixth grade.Have you looked at the NVIC Advocacy Portal lately? NVIC’s Director of Advocacy Dawn Richardson and Assistant Director of Advocacy, Cindy Loveland, have been tracking 91 bills—including companion bills that appear separately in the House and Senate—across 33 states!