Below is a snippet from “Vaccine Fact Summary” by Alan Phillips, J.D. of www.vaccinerights.com. To read the full article click here.
1. In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe.” Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC, 131 S. Ct. 1068, 179 L.Ed.2d 1 (2011).1
2. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) vaccine injury and death payouts2:
a. Total to date (1989-2015): $ 3.1 Billion
b. Average annual payout 2005-2009: $ 75,630,051 per year
c. Average annual payout 2010-2014: $221,822,386 per year
d. Cases pending: 1,943
3. There is vast underreporting of vaccine adverse events. FDA: As few as 1% of serious adverse reactions are reported.3 CDC: Only about 10% are reported.4 Congress: Has heard testimony that medical students are told not to report suspected adverse events, 5 despite federal law requiring doctors to report suspected adverse events.6 National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) survey: 1 out of 40 doctor’s offices (2.5%) in New York report a death or injury following vaccination. 7 Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS): Only 10% of serious vaccine adverse events are reported.8
4. The Federal Court of Claims lists about 140 attorneys that accept vaccine injury and death cases.9 This number has been steadily increasing in recent years.
5. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCVIA) shields vaccine manufacturers from liability for the death and disability caused by their vaccines. There is no financial incentive for manufacturers to produce safer vaccines.10
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1. There is insufficient data available to determine whether or not vaccines provide a net benefit.
2. There’s no way to determine the risk of vaccine injury or death for any given individual.
3. Individual freedom of choice provides a necessary “check and balance” to the pharmaceutical industry’s overreaching, profit-driven influence over public healthcare policy and law.
4. Young adults are not required to risk their lives with mandatory military service, despite a prolonged, ongoing war on terror. The state should not impose a risk of death or disability on infants and children with mandatory vaccines.
5. Parents for their children, and adults for themselves, should make vaccine decisions, in consultation with the healthcare professional of their choice.
1 Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC, http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-152.pdf
2 NVICP Statistics Report, February 2015, http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/statisticsreport.pdf
3 Less than 1%, according to Barbara Fisher, citing former FDA Commissioner David Kessler, 1993, JAMA, Statement of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), Hearing of the House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, “Compensating Vaccine Injuries: Are Reforms Needed?” September 28, 1999.
4 American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, Fact Sheet on Mandatory Vaccines at http://www.aapsonline.org/.
5 Jane Orient, M.D., Director of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, “Mandating Vaccines: Government Practicing Medicine Without a License?” 1999.
6 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-25.
7 National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), 512 Maple Ave. W. #206, Vienna, VA 22180, 703-938-0342; “Investigative Report on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.”
8 Statement of the AAPS to the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform U.S. House of Representatives, Re: Hepatis B Vaccine, Jane Orient, MD, June 14, 1999, http://www.aapsonline.org/testimony/hepbcom.htm
10 See the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-1 et seq., and Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, LLC, supra.