Vaccination Issues

Date:  March 10, 2021  
Host: Jim Schneider   
​Guest: Barbara Loe Fisher
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Many people are wondering whether they should get a COVID-19 vaccine or not.  While this program provided no personalized medical advice in that regard, there are some things worth considering.  

Joining Jim to take a closer look at the latest news concerning vaccines and vaccine legislation  Barbara Loe Fisher.  Barbara is president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a non-profit charity she co-founded with parents of DPT vaccine injured children in 1982. For nearly four decades she has led a national, grassroots movement and public information campaign to institute vaccine safety reforms and informed consent protections in the public health system. She has researched, analyzed and publicly articulated the major issues involving the science, policy, law, ethics and politics of vaccination to become one of the world’s leading non-medical, consumer advocacy experts on the subject.  She is co-author of DPT: A Shot in the Dark and author of The Consumer’s Guide to Childhood Vaccines, as well as Vaccines, Autism and Chronic Inflammation: The New Epidemic, and Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law: A Guide.

Discussion began with what’s taking place in Washington, D.C.  Through their city council, they passed The Minor Consent for Vaccinations Act of 2020 (DC 23-171).  This legislation basically says that any child as young as 11 can consent to vaccination after being convinced by a physician to get one or more vaccines.  This can be done without the knowledge or consent of the child’s parents.  It actually prohibits telling the parents the type of vaccines the child received.

This obviously doesn’t give parents the opportunity to monitor the child after the fact for symptoms of a serious or fatal vaccine reaction.  In essence, it doesn’t allow parents to be the proper guardians of their children.

Barbara noted that if it passes, it’s actually in violation of federal law that was passed in 1986, so she doesn’t understand why anyone would pass dangerous legislation that puts a child in physical danger.

The fate of this bill is in the hands of the U.S. Congress.  There are two resolutions: House Joint Resolution 25 (HJR-25) and Senate Joint Resolution 7 (SJR-7).  It will take affect on March 23 unless Congress passes the veto resolution. You can read all about the bill by going to the NVIC advocacy portal at the link below.

Why is this important for you?  As Barbara noted, if this becomes law, it will be a model for other states to adopt.

This is just the highlight of the first quarter hour of an information-packed program that also included the latest COVID-19 vaccine news, as well as the views of Crosstalk listeners.  

More Information

To contact your elected officials concerning The Minor Consent for Vaccinations Act of 2020: 

202-225-3121 (House)

202-224-3121 (Senate)

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