Forced Flu Vaccination and Freedom

by Barbara Loe Fisher

It is no wonder parents in New Jersey are protesting in the streets in opposition to a mandate by the state health department that all children entering daycare and school have to get an annual flu shot. The mandating of the notoriously ineffective and risky influenza vaccine is turning out to be one vaccine too many for parents. Rightfully, they are calling for scientific evidence that obeying CDC officials and giving children 69 doses of 16 vaccines from birth to age 18 will keep them healthy while demanding the right to make informed, voluntary choices about vaccination.

October 2008 has been a busy month for those who want to force all Americans - especially children - to get a flu shot every year. It doesn't matter if scientific studies have failed to prove that influenza vaccine is effective in children or many adults. It doesn't matter that flu vaccines during the past few years have been essentially worthless because they have not matched circulating strains of Type A and B influenza viruses. And apparently it also doesn't matter if the mortality statistic the flu police cling to - "36,000 annual deaths from influenza" - is scientifically correct or just hype, especially in light of the fact that only about 20 percent of all flu-like illness is actually caused by "influenza."

Bottom line: the flu you thought you caught last year might not actually be "influenza" and, even if it was, the chances that you got a strain of influenza actually contained in the flu vaccine out on the market was slim to none.

But that isn't stopping the pro-forced vaccinators from pushing mandatory flu vaccination on all health care workers, who have an historically low uptake (about 40 percent) when it comes to getting an annual flu shot. So if you are a nurse, doctor, social worker, minister or any other professional who interfaces with "patients" in a medical setting, you are going to be rolling up your sleeve every year and getting that flu shot or you could be forced to divulge your vaccination status to patients, wear a mask or be denied contact with patients.

And what about influenza vaccine injury victims? A quick look at the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) influenza vaccine reaction reports that now number between 24,000 and 34,000 (depending upon if the flu vaccine was given alone or not), illustrate the disturbing similarity of the report descriptions: inflammation of the brain; Guillain-Barre syndrome; chronic joint and limb pain and numbness, chronic fatigue, and permanent neurological damage.

On NVIC's Memorial for Vaccine Victims, there is a report of two children in the same family who regressed after influenza vaccination. Born in 2003, their mother reports that her baby son got a flu shot at seven months and her baby daughter at one year old. They both had behavior changes and regressed developmentally. Their mother said:"Both stopped sleeping, lost the few words they had at seven months and our daughter developed night terrors. Our son lost eye contact after each vax round, finally truly regressing at three after milk was added to their diet. He was diagnosed with autism; our daughter was diagnosed with "benign" language delay." Although their Mom reports that diet changes (gluten/casein/soy free diets) helped them partially recover, she said they still show "all the immune suppression and inflammation of efflux disorder and will have to be treated."At the end of her report she includes the following quote by Rabelais: "Science without conscience is but the ruin of the soul."

Yes, indeed.

"New Jersey is the first state in the nation to require a flu shot for all children before they enroll in preschools and daycare centers.....But the mandate has infuriated many parents, hundreds of whom gathered in protest Thursday outside the statehouse in Trenton. Parents have formed advocacy groups and enlisted support online for fellow residents to sign their petition against the law. They've banned together to demand what they see as their right to choose what is injected in the bodies of their children. "I have a really big problem with mandatory flu shots in this country," said Louis Kuo-Habukus, a mother of three from New Jersey. "We need to have a choice." Parents flooded the statehouse, carrying signs with slogans like "Parent Power" and "My Child, My Choice," and chanting "No American should be forced to play vaccine roulette with their child." They rallied for support of a "conscientious objectors" clause, which they want added to the bill. It would grant exemptions for children and parents who have a moral objection to the vaccination." - Sharyn Alfonsi, ABC News and ABC World News Tonight (October 16, 2008)

"Parental informed consent is "a civil right, a human right to be free to make intelligent, rational decisions about using pharmaceutical products that risk their children's lives," Fisher told the Holistic Moms Network fifth annual Natural Living Conference. "What the entire debate comes down to is freedom" of choice, said Fisher, a mother, and president of the National Vaccine Information Center. Fisher co-founded the non-profit grass-roots group in Washington in 1982. Health officials and physicians in the past three decades have tripled the number of shots that children are required to have, without adequately studying the possible long-term effects, Fisher charged....From birth to age 18, children currently receive 69 doses of 16 vaccines, including annual flu shots, she said. In 1982, 23 doses of seven vaccines were required, she said. "Today, twice as many children are chronically ill and disabled than in the 1970s and 1980s, when half as many vaccines were given," Fisher said." - Bob Groves, Bergen County Record (NJ), (October 19, 2008) 44264.html

"In the face of chronic low influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers, the leading US society of infection control professionals says it's time to require medically eligible workers to either get the immunization or sign a form saying they understand the risks to patients if they skip it. "As part of a comprehensive strategy, we recommend that influenza vaccine be required annually for all healthcare personnel with direct patient care," the Associat ion for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) said in a policy statement released yesterday. "Organizations should adopt a system in which an informed declination is obtained from employees that decline for other than medical reasons," the statement continues. "This information should be utilized by the facility to develop improvement strategies for the following vaccine season." - Robert Roos, CIDRAP News (October 10, 2008)

"Over the past two flu seasons, vaccinating children five and younger did not reduce the number of child hospitalizations or doctor's visits linked to influenza, according to results of a new study....In the study, a team led by Dr. Peter G. Szilagyi, from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., looked at 414 children aged five and younger who developed flu in the 2003-2004 or 2004-2005 flu seasons......after they adjusted for flu risk factors -- such as a child's location, sex, insurance status, chronic health conditions or timing of the vaccine -- the effectiveness of the vaccine could no longer be shown. The effectiveness of the flu shot ranged from 7 percent to 52 percent for 6- to 59-month-old children who had been fully vaccinated, the researchers found. The less- than-perfect match between the strain of flu in the vaccine during the two seasons studied and the flu that was actually circulating may have contributed substantially to the poor effectiveness of the vaccine, Szilagyi's team speculated. In 2003 to 2004, 99 percent of circulating flu was influenza A, but only 11 percent of the influenza A strain in the United States was similar to the strains included in the vaccine." - Health Day News (October 6, 2008) ws/fullstory_70107.html


Anonymous said...

Compulsory Shots For All Children... Assembly Bill 10942 - Worst Vaccine Bill Ever!

For those who came to this blog and tried to put 'forced vaccinations' into the same category as "toll roads" I have two words for you... Nuremberg Code. I guess history wasn't your strong suit.

Yet again we see the same cast of characters who owned the vaccine industry in Nazi Germany Rockefeller's IG Farben crowd up to their old tricks in lobbying for mandatory vaccinations here in the USA. Only this time on a scale the nazis could have only dreamed of via... The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (ever heard of it?) and the Patriot Act.

Nazis and todays 'Big Vaccine-a / Big Pharma' lobby connections.

Vets fought and died so what happened in Germany would never happen here in USA, thus the creation of the Nuremberg Code. NO forced medication on the population!

Once they have the children only a fool would try and tell you adults would never have to be forced vaccinated but here's the kicker...

The same old cast of characters have already set up laws via the (UN) Patriot Act where you will never be compensated for anything that MAY go wrong with the vaccines you NEVER asked to get in the first palce.

I would feel much better about vaccines if the owners of the companies that produce them weren't tied to the old National Socialist lunatics who push that they become 'mandatory' every sixty years or so.

David Nichols said...

Vaccines are the most effective public health measure in human history to keep us alive and healthy.

Anonymous said...

Hello Barbara,

I apologise for using the blog to contact you. I have a very important question re Vaccine Damage and your book, A shot in the dark.

Please take a look at our blog, Vaccine Damage and Justice as we struggle to 'prove' damage caused by the DTP vaccination, 25 years ago.

I do hope you can find the time to answer.
Many thanks for all the work you have done on this issue over the years.


Christine Robertson

Anonymous said...

Please help me, my grandson had a hep b recombinant...within 24 hrs he suffered a stroke and bled heavy in the brain, he suffers seiziers and is having other problems what do we do? can you lead me to info that may help him and our grandsons future...what happend and why where we not given the right to full disclosure on this keep in mind we signed a form for hep b not those containing polio and other combo shots signed under false pretense and no side effects listed please help us...have made moves to get help but would appreciate input..thank you tracy

Margaret Kowalski said...

I think it's very important to recieve flu vaccinations, as a physician.

Government health representatives now insist on flu shots for every child six months rusty and older (not sole the younger, as it was previously). Even though small children, between six months and five mid-sixties of senesce, are regarded as the categoric of kids who require flu shots more than any other age group, quaternary information from the CDC currently suggests that even older children and teenagers are better off getting asiatic flu shots as well.

Adults who need residential or corporate flu shots are those united nations agency are:

• infected with constant fond regard portland lung diseases
• infected with constant illnesses like uriniferous tubule disease, anemia, diabetes mellitus, or immune deficiency (for example, Viral infection and/or AIDS as well as immunological disorder payable to drugs)
• pregnant
• living in nursing homes and may physical composition surrounded by the airborne flu virus
• health care workers or different employees of hospitals and to a lesser extent places that take care of sick people
• fire fighters and police (as well samoa other public safety workers)
• going to go the Caribbean, tropical islands, or South Hemisphere from New style calendar - September
• fifty years old, or even older
• in contact with anybody having any of the aforementioned issues