Federal decisions on vaccines are made in secret by a small committee of “non-accountable experts” who have conflicts of interest, such as affiliation with manufacturers who stand to make enormous profits from required use of their product.
Mandatory immunizations have become accepted collectively as a preventive illness health care service. The rights of individuals are balanced governmentally with the needs of the “public interest.” A global movement is aimed at achieving 100% immunization with 100% of the approved vaccines. Foundation and vaccine manufacturer grants “flow” to promote vaccines and computerized registries to track compliance. Government subsidies abound not only to buy vaccines, but to reward state health departments for using them. Yet, deaths and serious adverse side-effects from vaccines are too common.
The Hepatitis B vaccine is a case in point. Rep. John Mica (R-FL) held a hearing of the Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee May 18, 1999, to explore whether hepatitis B vaccine is helping or hurting public health. He noted that while almost all the states that mandate childhood vaccinations allow exemptions, the information sheet does not tell parents this. Most parents do not know about ‘vaccination exemption’.
Kristine M. Severyn, R.Ph., Ph.D., director of the Vaccine Policy Institute writes in the Vaccine News , July, 1999 that the Centers for Disease Control “usually recommends any new vaccine licensed by the FDA for all children, and virtually all states step in line to mandate the new shots. Why? CDC’s controlling influence on individual state immunization programs is so pervasive, because these programs are funded and staffed by the CDC. This means that when you call the immunization program in your state capital, you will probably speak to a federal government civil servant employed by the CDC. This raises again the issue of how much of the U.S. is governed by corporate policy makers and their influence in governmental agencies and Congress. The close relationship between the CDC and the drug companies fuels the rapid influx of new vaccines. The FDA is involved in such relationships, as pharmaceutical company representatives sit on committees at the FDA determining policy. -Scott E. Miners, editor/publisher of Well Being Journal.
Who sets vaccination policy in the U.S. and the states? The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a group of individuals hand-picked by members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends which vaccines are administered to American children. Working mainly in secret, ACIP members frequently have financial links to vaccine manufacturers. Dependent on federal CDC funding, administrators of state vaccination programs follow CDC directives by influencing state legislators to mandate new vaccines. Federal vaccine funds can be denied to states that do not “vigorously enforce” mandatory vaccination laws. Conversely, the CDC offers financial bounties ($$$$$) to state Departments of Health for each “fully vaccinated” child. In a recent year, the Ohio Department of Health received $1 million in such CDC bonus payments. – Kristine M. Severyn, Ph.D., director of the Vaccine Policy Institute. ( Well Being Journal)
Senators Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the “Project Bio-Shield II Act of 2005″ (S. 975) on April 29, 2005. The bill builds upon the first BioShield bill, which was signed into law on 7- 21-04, and authorized $5.6 billion over 10 yrs. to encourage pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to develop bioterrorism counter-measures. BioShield II would provide additional liability protections for firms creating vaccines or drugs that cause injuries. No action has been scheduled on the bill yet.” – Nancy Levant (NewsWithViews.com)
“When you take into account the billions of dollars at stake in vaccination campaigns, it’s not surprising that vaccination propaganda is foisted upon the public with almost religious fervor. The intense psychological pressure and fear that parents feel about vaccinating their children is no accident, but is the result of well-planned, well-funded marketing campaigns.” – Jini Patel Thompson (www.wellbeingjournal.com/vaccinate)
Take a stand for the health of your child!
-Click below- to print out the PA Vaccination Exemption form, to see websites with information about exemptions in your state and where to report adverse reactions. G.E.