I am/was not anti-vaccine, quite the opposite. My child was injured by a vaccine that I thought was safe and effective. I did not do my research.
I wrote this article, focusing on my family’s vaccine injuries, but also to share the sadness that an incredible opportunity has been lost the last thirty years to gather true research on vaccine safety. Note: Safety is not in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) name!
Full citation: Millan, A. (2016). Vaccines: First, Do No Harm. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 6(3), E5-E8. The Johns Hopkins University Press. To Vaccinate or Not? Parent’s Stories. Project MUSE database.
VAXXED, from Cover-Up to Catastrophe is a movie about Dr. William Thompson, senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falsifying a published study regarding the link between neurodevelopmental disorders and childhood vaccines. Dr. Thompson turned his information over to Congress via Rep. Bill Posey of Florida and he has declared ‘whistleblower status’. Advocates have requested Congressional hearings, without success. The movie is available at www.vaxxed.com and on Netflix.
The VAXXED Bus: VAXXED has become a movement throughout the United States and some countries. Family stories have been recorded and individual who have been injured or died from vaccines have their names written on a bus. There are currently over 7,000 names. Robin is # 2821.
Facebook: We are VAXXED
Periscope: Team VAXXED
Youtube: VAXXED TV
SHOULD I VACCINATE?
THE CHOICE MUST BE YOURS TO MAKE
FLORIDA STATE LAW
Vaccine laws that affect your freedom of choice are in jeopardy in all states across America. Currently in 2017, Florida law only allows Religious and Medical exemptions.
Medical exemption (form DH 680) is given by your doctor with justification for their decision. This form will be sent to the Department of Health. Ask for a copy.
Religious exemption (form DH 681) is available at your local Health Department. Simply ask for the form. Under Florida law, agents cannot require proof or ask questions about your religious beliefs (FL Health Department vs Curry-1998). Keep the original exemption in your records.
I DO NOT WANT TO VACCINATE:
It is a human right to make your own decision regarding vaccination, and your decision may be based on many factors or beliefs. WEBSITES:National Vaccine Information Centerwww.NVIC.org Center for Disease Control and Preventionwww.CDC.gov Your freedom of choice regarding your vaccination decision is regulated by state authorities and laws. Know your state laws.
Vaccinations are a medical procedure with documented risks. Under Public Law 99-660, The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, vaccine manufacturers and doctors are not liable for damages or deaths from vaccines.
The decision to not vaccinate involves making an informed, educated decision. Suggested reading: Vaccines 2.0: The Careful Parent’s Guide to Making Safe Vaccination Choices for Your Family by Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill. Review the National Vaccine Information Center website (www.NVIC.org) for information and state representatives to help you navigate vaccine exemptions.
Your decision to not vaccinate will involve understanding other issues such as finding medical care, school acceptance, and possible isolation or quarantine when there are community outbreaks. If you have a religious exemption, any facility accepting Federal funding must accept your exemption.
You have the RIGHT to make your own decisions about vaccination.
Vaccination is a medical procedure with documented risks.
I DO WANT TO VACCINATE:
1. RESEARCH AND EDUCATE:
In today’s fast-paced society, we often trust others for some of the most important decisions in our lives. Vaccinate responsibly by educating yourself. Do not be intimidated by your doctor or friends.
2. BEFORE YOU VACCINATE:
Using your research, you now have the information to move forward:
3. AFTER YOU VACCINATE:
Each vaccine can have different reactions and different time frames when a reaction can occur.
If you or your child has a reaction or has died, the Government may compensate if the incident meets their guidelines. Under PL 99-660, you have three years to file a claim for an injury and two years for a death. Refer to the NVIC website for help.
Under this law, vaccine manufacturers and doctors are not liable for damages or deaths from vaccines.