Virginia, Your Vaccine Exemptions are Safe For Now

Word spread quickly in several of my online groups that Delegates in the Commonwealth of Virginia had introduced a vaccine bill. Like other vaccine bills that have popped up in other states, HB1342 was a bad bill. Word spread quickly in several of my online groups that Delegates in the Commonwealth of Virginia had introduced a vaccine bill. Like other vaccine bills that…

Are Vaccine Mandates Creating a Class System in the Workplace?

As we are nearing 2020, it’s a fair question to check in on how close the nation is to reaching the targets set by Healthy People 2020. Perhaps the more important question is how these goals may be creating a discriminatory class system separating the vaccinated versus the unvaccinated in the workplace. Many consider the workplace mandate for annual influenza vaccinations…

The Fallout from California SB 277: What Happens Next?

The California Legislature passed and on June 29, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 277 into law. The law, which does not take effect until July 1, 2016, removes the personal belief vaccine exemption for children attending daycare and public and private schools. Despite some of the most articulate, accurate, passionate and vocal opposition the…

Local Pharmacists Now Doling Out Vaccines

You can buy virtually anything at a Wal-Mart. But will it become the primary place for vaccination? Public health agencies are partnering with medical and nonmedical providers left and right these days. Across the United States, there is a big push by lawmakers to make it easier for your local pharmacist to administer vaccines, and to younger patrons. In February 2013…

Open Letter to Legislators On Proposed Vaccine Exemption Bills

Open Letter to Legislators On Proposed Vaccine Exemption Bills

It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide. You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines…

Pharma Cash Raises Questions of Undue Influence on SB 277

Over the last few months, California has been at the forefront of a heated vaccine debate in the United States. The SB 277 vaccination bill eliminates all personal and religious belief exemptions to the state’s childhood vaccine requirements for entry into public and private schools, as well as daycare centers. The state Senate voted 25-10 in favor of the bill on May 14, 2015.

NVIC to Brown: SB 277 a Grave Mistake, Violates Human and Civil Rights

NVIC to Brown: SB 277 a Grave Mistake, Violates Human and Civil Rights

Dear Governor Brown, The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a nonprofit charity founded in 1982 to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education. With more than 100,000 supporters living in California and other states, NVIC advocates for protection of the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking and inclusion of flexible medical…

Who Should Have Final Say on Health Decisions for Children?

Medical doctors and social service workers are increasingly challenging the right of parents to make health care decisions for children when parents refuse to accept medical interventions and treatments considered to be “standard of care” by government health officials. State courts are becoming a battleground between parents, doctors and government officials…

Dear Legislators, You Woke Up a Beast

Hell hath no fury like a parent scorned and many were scorned as California’s SB 277 unconstitutionally mandating vaccines for all children attending public school or daycare passed the Assembly Health Committee Tuesday night with a 12 to 6 vote. I’ve watched as this bill has been rushed through an unconstitutionally manipulated process, and Tuesday night I watched…