By Jane M. Orient, M.D. According to the Oath of Hippocrates, physicians have the duty to advise their patients according to the best of their ability and judgment. In In most cases, most physicians recommend vaccination, believing that for a particular patient, the benefit exceeds the risk. Patients or their parents, however, have the right […]
Many hospitals are requiring physicians to take the annual flu vaccine. This not because it helps patients, but because hospitals get a tiny increase in reimbursements if the entire staff is vaccinated. Lobbyists for Big Pharma probably put this reimbursement boost into law to sell more of their product. AAPS does not take a position […]
What are your rights to refuse a vaccination for yourself or your children? Alan Phillips, J.D. of www.VaccineRights.com discusses with Michael Ostrolenk the 3 main types of exemptions available, medical, religious, and philosophical. [display_podcast]
Nurses win temporary injunction against influenza vaccine; Canadians suspend seasonal flu shots; firemen refuse H1N1 vaccine
Some states are passing laws to expand the powers of public health authorities to force people to submit to mass immunizations: for example, Pennsylvania House Bill 492 and Massachusetts (WorldNetDaily 10/12/09). But public health campaigns to get everybody immunized against both seasonal influenza and swine flu (novel H1N1) are running into opposition.
Public health officials are gearing up for a mass swine flu (H1N1) immunization campaign, first targeting children, pregnant women, and medical workers. The U.S. government has purchased 195 million doses of swine flu vaccine, and contracted for 120 million doses of adjuvants to stretch the vaccine supply. The production process in eggs is yielding two […]
Based on records obtained under a May 2007 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Judicial Watch has summarized the approval process, side effects, safety concerns, and marketing practices related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil. It calls these a “large-scale public health experiment.” One of the most startling findings is 78 cases of outbreaks […]
The U.S. vaccine court recently conceded that the brain damage suffered by Hannah Poling, who has a coexisting mitochondrial disorder, stemmed from her exposure to five vaccines. “I would not be too quick to dismiss Hannah as an anomaly,” writes Bernadine Healy, M.D., former director of the National Institutes of Health and a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
In what was called a “thunderclap in the vaccine industry,” French authorities have opened a formal investigation concerning a hepatitis B vaccination campaign by GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur in the 1990s. It is alleged that the companies failed to fully disclose neurologic side effects. Another investigation opened by Judge Marie-Odile Bertella-Geffroy concerns the death (“manslaughter”) […]
Although an attorney representing the federal government said that it “has not conceded that vaccines cause autism,” Associated Press headlines read that “officials concede vaccines’ link to illness like autism” (AP 3/6/08). Petitioner Hannah Joling, now 9 years old, received 5 vaccines at once in 2000. According to a document that AP obtained from the […]