STOP GOVERNMENT COERCION:
  States Attempt Forcing Dangerous Flu Vaccines on Students and Faculty

The right of people to make their own medical decisions as to how they want to promote their own health and survival is at the heart of American values and personal liberty.  The importance of the protection of personal autonomy, health choice, and basic human fundamental rights of self-determination are at stake as we move into the future of our country. 

OPPOSE three states – MA, CA & NJ that are attempting to force vaccines upon young people with the use of COERCION, requiring flu vaccines before students can have access to education.  These egregious and dangerous attempts at medical coercion must be overturned! 

Take Action Here for Massachusetts

Take Action Here for California

Take Action Here for New Jersey

SUPPORT the Commonwealth of Virginia as it attempts to proactively block the state from taking away their religious vaccine exemption, in the event that a vaccine is recommended in the future during an epidemic.

Take Action Here for Virginia

Oppose Massachusetts:  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has mandated, without legislative approval, that students receive flu shots before attending childcare/preschool, grades kindergarten – 12 and postsecondary institutions for the 2020-2021 school year.  Read the New Massachusetts Immunization Schedule Here.  Medical exemptions and exemptions based on sincere religious beliefs are available.

Oppose California:  The University of California (UC), one of the largest employers in California, has set forth an order requiring flu shots for all students, faculty and staff for the duration of a statewide or any local public health emergency declared in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.  Read the UC Order Here. UC provides religious and disability accommodations for their employees, but for students they allow only medical exemptions, no religious exemptions. On August 27th a lawsuit was filed by four staff and students of the University of California challenging the recent executive order mandating the flu vaccine for the entire 510,000 members of the UC community. 

Oppose New Jersey:  On August 25th, Assemblymen Conaway and Zwicker introduced Assembly Bill A4576 which has been referred to Assembly Health Committee.  The bill would require children and students of all ages to be annually vaccinated for influenza, as a condition of their enrollment and continued attendance at a public or private K-12 school, preschool, child care center, or institution of higher education. Medical exemptions would be accepted, and religious exemptions would be accepted if the vaccine would conflict with the bona fide religious tenets or practices of the student, except that a general philosophical or moral objection to the vaccination would not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds.

Support Virginia:  Virginia introduced a bill to prevent coercion and make sure that religious freedoms of Virginians would be protected with a religious exemption available to any required vaccine mandate during an epidemic.  On August 25th, 2020, the Virginia House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions, tabled the protective bill, House Bill 5016, with an 11 to 10 vote to table.  Listen and Watch the Hearing archive hereVirginians for Health Freedom obtained 10,000 signatures in 72 hours in support of the bill, but it did not sway the committee to get it passed. Two additional related protective bills were also tabled,  House Bill 5070, and House Bill 5082.  

Flu Vaccines Are Unsafe and Ineffective:  Flu vaccines can cause serious harm and historically have been less than 30% effective. 

The Risk:  The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was created by Congress to provide compensation for individuals who have been seriously injured or died following vaccines.  Seven out of ten petitions filed between 2016 and 2017 to the NVICP were related to damages following influenza vaccine to adults or children.[i]  Today, the most common severe injuries reported following influenza vaccination are shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), transverse myelitis (TM), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and death. [ii]

Adverse Effects:  The CDCs Vaccine Information Statement itself includes a description of potential adverse side effects of the vaccine:

Soreness, redness, and swelling where shot is given, fever, muscle aches, and headache, increased risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), seizure from fever, fainting, dizzy, vision changes or ringing in the ears, remote chance of a severe allergic reaction, other serious injury, or death.[iii]

Ineffective:  In June 2019, the CDC reported that the 2018-2019 seasonal flu vaccine offered no protection against the circulating H3N2 flu strain which emerged in late February and overall flu vaccine effectiveness was reported at only 29 percent. Among adults hospitalized for the flu, the vaccine’s effectiveness against the H3N2 strain was reported at a negative 43 percent. A negative percentage indicates that persons who were vaccinated with the 2018-2019 seasonal flu vaccine were more likely to be hospitalized for flu, than those who were not. [iv]

What to do if you receive and flu shot and are injured:  Adverse reactions can be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).  Visit the VAERS website or call 1-800-822-7967. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal program that was created to compensate people who may have been injured by certain vaccines. Visit the VICP website or call 1-800-338-2382 to learn about the program and about filing a claim. There is a time limit to file a claim for compensation.

The right of people to make their own medical decisions as to how they want to promote their own health and survival is at the heart of American values and personal liberty. 

Take Action Here to stop the coercion!  Support the right to make your own health care decisions.

[i] Conway Homer PC, Attorney at Law:  Flu Shot Compensation, How Can I pursue flu shot injury compensation? Accessed online August 31, 2020 at https://ccandh.com/flu-shot-injury-compensation/
[ii] Children’s Health Defense website:  An Unwelcome Milestone:  Payouts for Influenza Vaccine Injuries exceed $900 Million. By Wayne Rohde, Guest Contributor, Types of Injuries and extent of payout.  Accessed online August 31, 2020 at https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/an-unwelcome-milestone-payouts-for-influenza-vaccine-injuries-exceed-900-million/
[iii] Center for Disease Control website: Vaccine Information Statement, Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant): What you need to know.  Accessed online August 31, 2020 at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf
[iv] How Effective Is Influenza Vaccine?  NVIC, accessed online August 27, 2020, @ https://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/influenza/vaccine-effectiveness.aspx
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