Science Teacher May Be Disciplined for Urging Students Be Informed of Vaccination Risks

Science Teacher May Be Disciplined for Urging Students Be Informed of Vaccination Risks
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  • An Ontario science teacher is facing disciplinary action for trying to ensure students were informed about the risks of vaccines they were receiving at school.
  • The complaint against the teacher is that it was inappropriate for him to express his concerns to the students over the risks of vaccination.
  • It is a fact that there are risks of adverse reactions to vaccinations, including brain damage and death.

In March 2015, science teacher Timothy Sullivan approached public health nurses administering vaccines to high school students at his school in Waterford, Ontario, Canada and asked whether they had appropriately informed the students about the potential risks of the shots they were giving. He noted that the teenagers were required to give informed consent and the nurses, therefore, had the obligation to make sure they were fully informed.1

Mr. Sullivan also made the point that, “some of the components in the vaccines were deemed ‘toxic’ in his science lab.” The nurse allegedly answered that they alerted parents and teens about common vaccine risks like fever or soreness at the injection site and she claimed that “a screening tool allows nurses to assess if there are any underlying conditions that would trigger a more serious reaction among students” and added that “the risk of death from receiving a vaccine is so very, very rare.”1

Who Decides What Facts Can or Cannot Be Taught?

The complaints against Mr. Sullivan appear to have focused on how disruptive his comments were to the planned vaccination event rather than the accuracy or inaccuracy of his views. The reality of vaccine risks for death and serious side effects has been acknowledged by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). All of these organizations have stated that vaccines may cause adverse reactions and death in a small percentage of patients. According to the CDC, “although immunization has successfully reduced the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccination can cause both minor and, rarely, serious side effects.”2

The CDC acknowledges the “possible” though “rare” association between “hepatitis B vaccine and anaphylaxis; measles vaccine and a) thrombocytopenia and b) possible risk for death resulting from anaphylaxis or disseminated disease in immunocompromised persons; diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine (DTP) and chronic encephalopathy; and tetanus-toxoid-containing vaccines and a) Guillain-Barre syndrome, b) brachial neuritis, and c) possible risk for death resulting from anaphylaxis.”2

An article from the journal Vaccine, published on the NIH website, stresses that vaccines are safe for most people, but admits there are “cases where a known or plausible theoretical risk of death following vaccination exists [that may] include anaphylaxis, vaccine-strain systemic infection after administration of live vaccines to severely immunocompromised persons, intussusception after rotavirus vaccine, Guillain-Barré syndrome after inactivated influenza vaccine, fall-related injuries associated with syncope after vaccination, yellow fever vaccine-associated viscerotropic disease or associated neurologic disease, serious complications from smallpox vaccine including eczema vaccinatum, progressive vaccinia, postvaccinal encephalitis, myocarditis, and dilated cardiomyopathy, and vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis from oral poliovirus vaccine.”3

In the case of Mr. Sullivan, he claims to be not so much against vaccines as for the concept of informed consent, although after acquiring the package inserts pertaining to the vaccinations being administered to the students, he said he found it “embarrassing really that I didn’t know about the effects as a parent, as a teacher, as a biology teacher. I was unaware of the severity of some of the side-effects.”

Mr. Sullivan has now been found guilty of professional misconduct by the disciplinary board of the Ontario College of Teachers.4 With the conviction of Mr. Sullivan, the college is asking for penalties including a formal reprimand, a month-long suspension, and completion of an anger management course.

In deciding on the penalty phase, the board could strip Mr. Sullivan of his teaching certificate and impose fines of up to $5,000. The complaint against Mr. Sullivan holds that he was out of line in addressing the students, and that it is a parent’s place, not a teacher’s to address vaccine concerns. Mr. Sullivan said, “I teach science. You don’t just teach one side of the story.”5


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75 Responses to "Science Teacher May Be Disciplined for Urging Students Be Informed of Vaccination Risks"

  1. Num Guy   March 9, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Big Pharma will try to silence anyone from talking about vaccine risks. Doctors will tell you vaccines are entirely safe.

    Vaccines will only become safe when we repeal the 1986 law that protects vaccine makers.

    Please sign this petition http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/repeal-immunity-for-drug
    and let everyone you know as well.

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    • Erwin Alber   March 10, 2017 at 12:13 am

      Restoring liability for vaccine makers would certainly be an incentive for them to make vaccines safer, but as the US Supreme Court has noted, “vaccines are unavoidably unsafe.” There will never be a “safe vaccine” because vaccines are biochemical agents and will therefore always carry the risk of injury and/or death.

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      • Colorado   March 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm

        If they were held liable tomorrow it would not excuse the grave and offensive crime of denying a human being the right to choose.

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  2. Marene Mayer   March 9, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Praising Mr. Sullivan for trying to show parents/ students – both sides of the story- being informed. I wish there were more like him. This is a very Sad story…and hopefully he will get on with his Life and never regret that he was just there to TEACH.

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  3. Steve Sanborn   March 9, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    It seems to me that Canada is becoming more and more a Modern Communist Country……and the USA ain’t far behind !!

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    • Colorado   March 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Speak for yourself. Don’t tread on me. Give me liberty or give me death. It’s an inalienable condition of the human existence, to seek liberty. Get with the program before it’s too late. Liberty above all else, for god and country.

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  4. Anneliese Schultz   March 9, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Bravo and honour to Mr. Sullivan.Doing his job as a teacher and as a human being far better than the health & school officials are doing theirs…
    May all be well for him ~

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  5. Anna A. Poulin   March 9, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    YEP… I know the feeling… I’m retired now Thank Goodness… but I was reprimanded and even wrote up for showing my students in Health Science Technology a course (an elective) that prepares students for health careers… the same information… especially when we were on the topic of medical ethics.. about “INFORMED CONSENT”…

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  6. Steve Sanborn   March 9, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    To clarify my earlier comment…the difference between a Socialist Nation and a Communist Nation is basically this…in a Socialist Nation,vaccinations are free to all who choose to get them. In a Communist Nation the vaccinations are free but there is no choice to get them.

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    • Erwin Alber   March 10, 2017 at 12:08 am

      Well…yes…and no! Just as there is no such thing as a free lunch, there is really also no such thing as a free vaccine! Vaccines may be free of charge, but the government-sponsored vaccine poisoning programmes are actually fully tax-payer funded – including the cost of the vaccines, the vaccination propaganda used to brainwash the public into believing that vaccinations prevent diseases, the entire infrastructure and also compensation for vaccine-induced injuries and deaths.

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      • Steve Sanborn   March 10, 2017 at 1:01 pm

        Erwin….sorry,but in our time there most certainly IS such a thing as a free lunch. There is also such a thing as free vaccinations. We all know that the taxpayers pay ALL of the bills but when the receivers of ‘goods and services’ pay nothing, then, in essence, they are free.

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  7. LivingWaterTruth   March 9, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Bravo to Timothy Sullivan for being a stand up…REAL TEACHER. His students are fortunate, indeed, to have him in their lives. He is actually using his intelligence with integrity….a rare thing these days.

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  8. Lori Krauss   March 9, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    This is just Bull shit!!! This teacher has a huge concern for the children he teaches …and he stood up and spoke up!! A true warrior.

    He should absolutely not lose his credentials or anything else for that matter.

    This is a very important topic and parents, students, the public needs to be informed as to the dangers of vaccination or any pharmaceutical prescribed.

    So often our childre, even adults are the testing ground for this medications…and then after death, they are removed.

    This is about money and not people. What happened to the oath taken in medical school!!!

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  9. Donna Mae Mroczynski   March 9, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I had a severe reaction to the Rubella Vaccine, and when I confronted the OBGYN physicians that I worked with not one of the 12 of them were informed of the possible side affects. It wasn’t until I presented them with the insert and then they finally believed me my symptoms were from the vaccine.

    I want to commend Mr.Sullivan for taking the initiative to inform the students of these possibilities. Yes there parents signed the form without having any of the knowledge of the side affects, I’m sure it wasn’t on the form making them aware of the possibilities!!!

    Mr. Sullivan needs to be praised for this not reprimanded, quit bowing to Big Pharma. We need more teachers like him.

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    • Colorado   March 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Facts in truthful stories from real people. In this instance the medical ‘professionals’ were so well informed, 0 of 12 of them had actually read the insert. “Show me the insert!”

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  10. Jesse Carnes   March 9, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I am vaccine damaged [ Asperger Syndrome ] and one thing is clear: what goes in your mouth [breastmilk] is better in creating immunity in children, rather than puncturing them with needles, which cause their brain’s MICROGLIA to go on alert. Get enough injections and the mitochondria of the microglia begin to attenuate and finally die. Thimerosal and aluminium hydroxide in vaccines are the culprits, and also formaldyhide and stealth viruses and peste viruses [ bovine viruses ].

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    • Colorado   March 10, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      There is some encouraging news regarding natural chelation using cilantro, garlic, and the process of stripping heaving metals from deep tissue neurological systems. It never hurts to try.

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