Defining Vaccine Refusal As Child Neglect

Defining Vaccine Refusal As Child Neglect

Although specific child welfare guidelines vary from state to state, medical neglect of a child is generally accepted as legitimate grounds for family intervention by government officials working for Child Protective Services (CPS) and may lead to parents losing custody of their minor child and/or losing the legal right to make health care decisions on behalf of their child.

Texas Plans to Restrict Vaccine Exemptions

Texas Plans to Restrict Vaccine Exemptions

Your right to vaccine exemptions is under attack in many states, from Texas to California, with lawmakers increasingly pushing for mandatory vaccination in the name of public health. The issue came to a head in 2015, when a measles outbreak that started at Disneyland ignited near hysteria about the number of unvaccinated…

Immunocompromised? What About the Vaccine-Compromised?

Immunocompromised? What About the Vaccine-Compromised?

We often hear about immunocompromised children as the primary reason new mandatory vaccination laws have become necessary. Certain legislators and media are pushing the idea that every single child needs to be fully vaccinated with 34 doses by Kindergarten to protect the very small group who can’t vaccinate. But do you know who we don’t hear the government, media, or those same…

Vaccine Exemptions and Civil Liberties at Risk in Virginia

Vaccine Exemptions and Civil Liberties at Risk in Virginia

When a child is brain injured or dies from a vaccine reaction, a disease—or for any reason—there are no words to take away the pain from the mother and father mourning for what will never be for their beloved child. Every life has value and that is why this conversation about “no exceptions” mandated use of vaccines, which are pharmaceutical products that are supposed to keep us well…

Our Children at Risk—Aluminum, Vaccine Schedules, and Stifled Debate

Our Children at Risk—Aluminum, Vaccine Schedules, and Stifled Debate

When health officials assure us that almost all children should receive the full schedule of vaccinations, you would think that rigorous safety testing has repeatedly proven vaccines, their ingredients, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) schedule to be completely safe. The sobering truth is, however, that this safety testing has been conspicuously lacking and in…

California Legislator Joins Big Pharma Via “Revolving Door”

In December 2015, Assemblyman Henry T. Perea publicly announced that he was resigning from the California Legislature and moving on to a new job with the pharmaceutical industrye. On Jan. 4, 2016, Perea began leading political operations in Arizona, California and Nevada for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), a trade group…

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…