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Government Enforced Vaccinations: Vaccination Tracking Registry

Immunization Registries" have already been set up by the state governments in more than half of the states and will be linked together to form a national "vaccination tracking registry". The plan will require you and your child to be automatically enrolled in this computerized, electronic, government "immunization registry". Some parents have already been charged with child abuse or neglect by government officials for refusing to vaccinate with all government required vaccines. Their children have been excluded from daycare, elementary schools, and colleges. Others have had their children denied health insurance by HMOs. The national "Immunization Registry" will make it even easier for government officials to punish those who make independent health care decisions for themselves and their families.

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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccination

Puppy face with paws up "You take healthy animals and often very quickly after you vaccinate, you can see simple things like itching of the skin or excessive licking of the paws, sometimes even with no eruptions and licking of the air. We see a lot of epilepsy, often after a rabies vaccination. Or dogs or cats can become aggressive for several days. Frequently you'll see urinary tract infections in cats, often within three months after their [annual] vaccination. If you step back, open your mind and heart, you'll start to see patterns of illness
post-vaccination."
- Dr. Blanco D.V.M

Viera Scheibner, PhD - "Many infants who suffer the so-called 'shaken baby syndrome' may be victims of undiagnosed vaccine damage. Ever since mass vaccination of infants began, reports of serious brain, cardiovascular, metabolic and other injuries started filling pages of medical journals." In fact, pertussis vaccine has been used to induce encephalomyelitis, which is characterized by brain swelling and hemorrhaging".

Shirley was once a victim of the never-ending flow of propaganda from the medical establishment who wants to maintain a monopoly on the word "cure" and who wants us to believe that we have no control over our own health and that our only hope to get "well" is with drugs, surgery and radiation. You can read an account of Shirley's journey into health without drugs, surgery or radiation.

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Dr. Todd Hoover, MD - As parents, you are ultimately the ones most affected by the consequences to either vaccinate or not vaccinate your child. You should first determine the exact state law that governs this decision where you live. If there is no provision for a religious or philosophical objection to vaccination, your decision to not vaccinate your child could be viewed as child neglect by the authorities in your state, resulting in direct oversight of the medical care of your child and forced vaccination against your wishes. If your state allows religious or philosophical objection to vaccination, then you have a somewhat difficult choice. After studying the subject in depth, I believe that vaccinations represent the only long-term, relatively effective method of preventing these very serious diseases. Some vaccines are better than others, in terms of efficacy and side effects. All vaccines are stressful for your child and are capable of producing side effects. The relative health and constitution of the child is the single most predictive factor in the likelihood of a side effect occurring. Doctors and vaccine researchers are not inherently evil or misguided, and they constantly strive to find the safest and most effective ways to prevent serious contagious diseases. (Excerpt from Homeopathy Today magazine May/June 04 issue)

VACCINE RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
By Alan G. Phillips, Attorney at Law - Author of Vaccine Legal Exemptions E-Book

The WHO and federal government can’t mandate vaccines for state residents, but the states can mandate emergency vaccines without exemptions and quarantine unvaccinated residents in government facilities… what can we do about that ?

There’s a lot of information on the Internet about vaccine religious exemptions. Unfortunately, much of it is misleading or incorrect. The law on religious exemptions is inherently complex. For most U.S. citizens, the law is not even clearly defined. In addition, the law continually evolves, so staying on top of your rights requires constant vigilance.

A complete explanation of vaccine religious exemption law is beyond the scope of an article (which is why I’m writing a book on the subject—be on the look-out for this in the near future!). But an introduction to some of the complicating factors may not be.

First, vaccine requirements and exemptions in the U.S. are state laws, as the federal government lacks authority to address vaccines for state residents (federal laws do address vaccine requirements and exemptions for immigrants and the military; they may also provide means of avoiding vaccines in the workplace). Contrary to the assertions of some, vaccines are legally required in all U.S. states and territories, but exemptions of one kind or another are also available that at least some citizens in each state and territory may exercise. One’s right to refuse immunizations in the exercise of one’s religious beliefs is a right afforded by both state and federal law (in all but two states—Mississippi and West Virginia)—primarily by way of state codes and the U.S. Constitution’s First and Fourteenth Amendments. So, right off the bat, vaccine religious exemptions necessarily involve a potentially complex mixture of state and federal law. Furthermore, on the state level, there are both statutes and regulations that address vaccine requirements and exemptions, and all of them must be factored in to determine fully one’s rights, and state constitutions may play a role as well.

Rights are seldom if ever absolute. One person’s right to exercise their religion is limited by opposing rights—in the case of vaccine religious exemptions, the state’s right to require immunizations for the (presumed) benefit of society. Furthermore, determining your rights is not simply a matter of reading a state statute or a Constitutional Amendment. While those may be necessary starting places, they contain only broad generalized statements that tell you little if anything about how that law applies to the specific set of facts and circumstances in your life. Make no mistake—the application of those laws can vary, sometimes radically, with the widely varying circumstances of each individual person or family.

How do we determine, then, how the law applies to individual cases? We must look to legal precedent, or case law. Legislatures may make the laws, but it is the courts that interpret it—on a case-by-case basis, one individual dispute at a time. When a case in a lower court is appealed to a higher court, the higher court (or federal district court and some state trial courts) may issue a written “opinion” that serves as guiding precedent for the lower courts for future disputes. So, for starters, then, to determine what the law is in your specific situation, you must determine whether or not there is any legal precedent that applies. Needless to say, the court opinions constituting the body of precedent in any given area of law can never precisely address all of the potentially infinite variety of future circumstances that will arise within that same area of law—especially where there is limited precedent in the first place (which is the case with vaccine religious exemptions). When a situation comes up that doesn’t clearly match any existing precedent, it may be difficult or impossible to say with any certainty what the law is for that specific situation. And whenprecedent cases bear some resemblance to a current situation but are clearly distinguishable from it, there may be opposing arguments about how the existing precedent should be applied to the present situation, with two or more possible outcomes.

The WHO and federal government can’t mandate vaccines for state residents , but the states can mandate emergency vaccines without exemptions and quarantine unvaccinated residents in government facilities …what can we do about that? Welcome to North Carolina’s Pandemic Response Project (NC PReP)—dedicated to reforming emergency laws in NC and across the U.S.

1. What is the North Carolina Pandemic Response Project? See http://www.vaccinerights.com/pandemicstate.html
2. NC Attorney Alan Phillips’ Letter to the NC Governor and other State Leaders - Track NC state leaders’ responses here:
3. NC professionals supporting NC PReP’s legislative agenda are now forming the NC PReP Professional Panel. Recommendations, inquiries and applicants welcome!
4. Join the WEEKLY CONFERENCE CALLS: Mondays 8:00 pm ET, 1-218-862-7200, code 636721. ½ hour update and information report, ½ hour for your questions & comments. EVERYONE is welcome!

Example conference's Agenda:

A. First ½ hour:
1) Updates: a) State leader responses to our letters, b) NC PReP Professional Panel Report, and c) H1N1 News Summary: State, National, International
2) Guest Speaker: Homeopathy and Infectious Disease
3) Legal Topic: Attorney Phillips, Standing Orders for H1N1 Vaccine Administration
B. Second ½ hour: YOUR questions, suggestions, comments and feedback

Unfortunately, the complexity doesn’t end there. Even if there is precedent that clearly applies to your specific situation, you still have to look to whether or not that precedent is “binding” or just a “persuasive argument.” This depends on whether or not the precedent was issued by a court within your jurisdiction. If not, your local courts don’t have to follow it. It may still be a legitimate part of a legal argument for what your rights should be (i.e., how a court should rule if the matter ends up in court), but it won’t determine what your rights are, and the bottom line is, a court could rule contrary to that precedent and against you if it felt that doing so was the more just outcome in your particular case (and as you might well imagine, arguments supporting immunization often have an advantage).

Let’s be a little more specific. Most of the federal precedent pertaining to vaccine religious exemptions comes from cases that arose in New York State federal courts. Those precedent-setting cases were in federal district courts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (which jurisdiction encompasses New York, Vermont and Connecticut). If you live outside of New York (with regard to those court opinions from New York District Courts), or outside of NY, VT and CT (with regard to the court opinion from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals), this precedent serves only as a legal argument in support of a desired outcome, and not as a statement of current law or a legal requirement. Sometimes, that “argument” is enough to get the exemption without having to take the case to court (though sometimes, that argument—practically speaking—needs to be made by an attorney); other times, it isn’t.

One frequent question concerns those states with laws that require one to be a member of an organized religion with tenets in opposition to immunizations in order to qualify for a religious exemption. Such laws have been ruled unconstitutional in some state and federal courts. But that doesn’t mean that similar laws in other states that have not been challenged in court are presently unconstitutional—it only means that if such present laws in other states were challenged in court, they may be ruled unconstitutional at that time. So, if you live in a state that has these requirements, you are legally bound by them unless and until the laws are changed. You may still be able to exercise a religious exemption even if you don’t belong to the right kind of church, but if so, it would probably be because local officials chose not to spend the time and money defending a case they were likely to lose, and not because there was any uncertainty about the enforceability of the law as it currently stands.

Exercising a vaccine religious exemption has one more complicating layer we’ll discuss here—what I call the “practical reality” layer. Once you have determined your rights under state and federal law, and the strengths and weaknesses of your position, you still have to deal with local authorities that may or may not know what your legal rights are, and who may or may not cooperate with you even if they do. Sometimes exercising an exemption is very straightforward and proceeds without incident, with or without an attorney. Sometimes, though, local officials are rude, uncooperative and even downright coercive or confrontational in their efforts to convince you not to exercise your legal right to a vaccine exemption. Most of time, these folks are probably genuinely concerned about the health and safety of you, your children and the community, but many overstep their boundaries in their zealousness to “protect” you and the community. For this reason, and because of the many inherent legalcomplexities associated with vaccine religious exemptions generally, many people would benefit from a consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. Alan Phillips, Attorney at Law, December 7, 2006 - Vaccine Legal Exemptions E-Book


or call 919-960-5172 NC. He is one of only a handful of attorneys in the U.S. with a focus on vaccine legal exemptions.

Legal Issues Raised by the Growing International Movement Away From Mass Mandatory Immunization by Alan Phillips

Vaccine Lawyers Lists lawyers, law firms, and other organizations dedicated to supporting individuals who a) were damaged by vaccines and are seeking compensation through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, b) are being harassed by vaccine authorities, or c) are seeking assistance regarding their religious right to avoid immunizations

Dr. Will Falconer - " Transfer factors should be given before and immediately after vaccination for at least a few weeks to help ameliorate the immune system confusion." There are over 3,000 published papers, 50 years of research, and thousands of case reports on the effectiveness of Transfer Factor in modulating the immune system. Homeopathy is also noted for its success to antidote or remove the toxic effects of vaccines and to re-establish balance in the organism and restore health. Certain homeopathic remedies taken after vaccination can minimize vaccine damage. A professional homeopath should be consulted for more information. Holistic doctors and pediatricians are also using Homeopathy and transfer factors to successfully prevent and treat the diseases of smallpox, measles, whooping cough, chickenpox, anthrax and other ailments.

Vaccine manufacturers have paid out nearly $2B in damages to parents in America whose children were harmed by one of the childhood jabs such as the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) or DPT (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus). In all, around 2,000 families have received compensation payments that have averaged $850,000 each. There are a further 700 claims that are going through the pipeline. None of the claims is for autism as medical researchers say they have failed to find a link between the disease and the MMR vaccine, despite the initial findings made by Dr Andrew Wakefield. Instead they are for a wide spectrum of physical and mental conditions that are likely to have been caused by one of the vaccinations. Around 7,000 parents have filed a claim of an adverse reaction with America's Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). To win an award, the claimant must prove a causal link to a vaccine. As the medical establishment has refused to recognise any link to autism, the VICP has so far rejected 300 claims for this outright. (Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2007; 357: 1275-9).


Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) US senators fast-track a bill to protect vaccine manufacturers from litigation - Seven US Senators introduced a bill to protect vaccine manufacturers from thousands of pending federal lawsuits filed by parents of vaccine-damaged children. On the eve of an historic, billion-dollar world vaccination campaign, a leaked transcript ignites questions of vaccine safety and research corruption. Meanwhile, US senators fast-track a bill to protect vaccine manufacturers from litigation. With millions of lives at stake, and billions of dollars to lose, will a merger of philanthropy, big business and compromised science win an epic race between corporate agendas and medical ethics? In this world exclusive report, Byron Child exposes how the most powerful medical research bodies in the United States compromise their vaccine safety research for vested interests, as they assist in a global vaccine policy, while a bill looms in the background to protect it all.

"The giant pharmaceutical companies, public health officials and medical organizations are joining together and mounting an unprecedented attack on our right to choose which vaccines our children will receive. They've formed a rich and powerful FORCED VACCINATION LOBBY to bully state legislators across the country into setting up vaccine t racking systems that invade your privacy, passing new vaccine laws, and taking away legal exemptions . Unless we build alliances and organize quickly in every state, there will soon be many new vaccines madated for you and your children. And we will have very little choice in the matter"

Dr. Buttram - "At the present time there are growing public and professional concerns about the safety of currently mandated childhood vaccine programs, as reflected in by a series of annual Congressional hearings in Washington DC that have taken place since 1999, sponsored by the U.S. House Government Reform Committee under the chairmanship of Congressman Dan Burton. At an annual conference of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine during April 2001, with several hundred physicians in attendance, when one of the speakers asked how many in attendance had concerns about the safety of current childhood vaccines, a large majority raised their hands.The Autism Research Institute of San Diego is now widely known as an active support group for families with autistic children and is one of the more active organizations in this field. Its founding director, Bernard Rimland, Ph.D., has provided the statistics that, in their experience, from 50 to 60% of parents with autistic children believe that their children were damaged by vaccines. In our own office we have seen many autistic children in recent years, and our own experience has been very similar, many parents reporting that deterioration of their children took place following vaccines."

At all times in attempting to avoid unwanted immunization, you have the Law of the Land behind you. Those who would try to vaccinate you against your will are on very shaky ground. Into every compulsory immunization law in America are written legal exceptions and waivers which are there specifically to protect you from the attempted tyranny of officialdom. It is not only your right, but your obligation to use them, if this is what your conscience tells you.

Nobody, anywhere or any time and under any circumstances has the right or power in this country to immunize you or your children against your will and conviction. If they attempt to do so, you can legally charge them with "assault with a deadly weapon" and have the full resources of our laws behind you.

At all times in attempting to avoid unwanted immunization, you have the Law of the Land behind you. Those who would try to vaccinate you against your will are on very shaky ground. Into every compulsory immunization law in America are written legal exceptions and waivers which are there specifically to protect you from the attempted tyranny of officialdom. It is not only your right, but your obligation to use them, if this is what your conscience tells you.

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Vaccine Legal Exemptions E-Book Comprehensive, authoritative information about vaccine legal exemptions you can trust, written by a licensed attorney! Critical details for Parents (natural and adoptive), College Students, Immigrants, Employees, Employers, Military Personnel, Healthcare Professionals, Public and Private Agencies, Public and Private School Personnel, Attorneys--anyone in the United States concerned with vaccine legal exemptions.

Vaccine Lawyers This section lists lawyers, law firms, and other organizations dedicated to supporting individuals who a) were damaged by vaccines and are seeking compensation through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, b) are being harassed by vaccine authorities, or c) are seeking assistance regarding their religious right to avoid immunizations.

How To Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations Of All Kinds
Dr. Mercola

1. Nobody, anywhere or any time and under any circumstances has the right or power in this country to immunize you or your children against your will and conviction. If they attempt to do so, you can legally charge them with "assault with a deadly weapon" and have the full resources of our laws behind you.

2. At all times in attempting to avoid unwanted immunization, you have the Law of the Land behind you. Those who would try to vaccinate you against your will are on very shaky ground. Into every compulsory immunization law in America are written legal exceptions and waivers which are there specifically to protect you from the attempted tyranny of officialdom. It is not only your right, but your obligation to use them, if this is what your conscience tells you. click here to learn more

NOTE: It is recmmended that you seek the advice of a qualified laywer for accurate and updated information. Article I
In all your contacts with any member of the school, public health, or legal establishment, always remain calm, courteous, and humbly reverent toward their position. You are only asking of them that which the law duty binds them to give you. There is no reason, or advantage, to be gained by antagonizing them.

Most of these officials believe they are discharging their trust as outlined by law. If they are overstepping the law, then you must very diplomatically bring the true facts to their attention, but without attempting to belittle them.

The more you can preserve their ego, the more easily and quickly you are likely to get what you desire - a waiver of immunization.

Rule No. 1: Do not harass, belittle, or antagonize officials unnecessarily.

Article 2
All compulsory laws concerning vaccination (including the military) contain exceptions and waivers. It is these protections placed in the laws that you may legally use to exclude yourself and your children. Surprisingly, these exceptions were placed there, not for your sake (although you may take advantage of them), but for the protection of the establishment.

How is this? Let us assume that these exceptions were not there and everyone was actually forced to be immunized. Should a child die or become mentally or physically disabled, the parent would have the perfect case to sue the doctor, the school, the health department, and even the state legislature for enormous damages.

Since they allowed no exceptions, they must accept full responsibility for all the adverse consequences of the law.

However, if exception waivers are placed in the law, the responsibility is then transferred back to the parent. If a child should be injured by immunization, the officials can say, "Well, the parent should have exempted him if they thought there was any danger."

Therefore, there is in truth no such thing as a compulsory vaccination law in this country. They are ALL, in essence, voluntary. The problem is that practically no one in authority will let you know this fact.

Rule No. 2: There are no compulsory vaccination laws. All are voluntary, and you are held responsible for the adverse results upon you or your children.

Article 3
While all immunization laws have exceptions you can use, the wording in each state differs, and you must know the exact wording for your state to make the proper request of waiver. This information can be obtained in one of two ways.

Go to the reference section of your local library- look in the State Statute Revised Law Book under Public Health Law or Communicable Disease sections. The list of immunization requirements will appear first and then the exemptions will be given. Usually one or two provisions will be listed: either on religious or medical grounds or both.

You may call or write your state representative and ask for a copy of the immunization laws in your state. Making this available is part of his job, and it will be sent promptly.

Rule No. 3: Know your own state law so that you can conform to its exact requirements for exemption.

Article 4
There are two basic reasons for exception - medical or religious. Which one you choose will often depend upon the wording of the law in your state and your personal convictions.

We shall discuss medical exemption first. While laws do vary, nearly all states require that a note or certificate of waiver be submitted by a physician licensed in the state of residence. In some areas where states are small and people continually travel from one to another for business, a statement from a physician in a contiguous state will be accepted.

In this letter it is usually necessary to state the reason for the requested waiver and the length of time it should extend. Many laws limit all such letters to a school year and they must be renewed each fall.

The two most valid reasons for medical waiver are "the fear of allergic reaction in a sensitive child" and "to prevent possible damage to a weakened immune system." Both of these can occur in a child who has been immunized, and since no one but the physician and the parent will be held responsible for their consequences, it is up to them to protect the child.

It is possible that some states may require the letter from an M.D. or D.O., but many will allow an exemption letter from a chiropractor if it is courteously and properly written, as outlined above.

Rule No. 4: Medical waivers are always valid but must be written to fit each state law and often need to be renewed annually.

Article 5
The foregoing may work for school exemptions, but are there any such waivers in the Armed Forces? Yes. All branches of the Service provide "immunization waivers."

Again, if they did not you could sue them for millions of dollars if a reaction occurred from their immunizations. Because of these waiver provisions, you become responsible if you react.

When you first sign up or enlist, you must state your objection to the vaccinations and tell whether it is "religious conscience" or medical reasons, such as allergies or a low tolerance to medication of any kind. If you do not show objection at this time, you have given the military the right to do what they will with you.

If there is any difficulty, the same rules apply here as in the school program. Never forget, even though you may be in the Service, no one has the right to immunize you against your will. You do not give up your constitutional rights when you join the Armed Forces.

Rule No. 5: The rules that govern school vaccination exemption also apply to the military. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. They do not know, or are hiding, the facts of the law.

Article 6
What about international travel? May I go around the world without vaccination?

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva grants American visitors the right to REFUSE shots when traveling internationally. However, if an area you wish to enter is infected, you may be detained until the public health servant gives you the "go" (at his discretion).

Thousands travel world-wide each year without shots - so you may if that is your choice. Many of our co-workers have traveled over much of the world and have never taken any immunizations, nor were they ever detained.

It would be wise to request a copy of Foreign Rules and Regulations, Part 71, Title 42, on immunization when you receive your passport. Never forget the basic rule, "No one will vaccinate you against your will because by doing so they assume full responsibility for the consequences both legal and medical."

Rule No. 7: You may travel wherever you wish in the world without vaccination. The worst that can happen is that in very rare circumstances you may be detained temporarily.

Some Important Details
The above seven articles constitute all the basic rules. However, there are many important little "tricks of the trade" to having your legal requests honored. These will now be discussed.

While waivers and exemptions are written into all laws on immunization, most public health officials, doctors, and especially school officials are loathe to discuss their existence when questioned, and rarely, to our knowledge, volunteer such information.

A top Philadelphia school official was on the radio with the unequivocal statement, "NO SHOTS, NO SCHOOL."

This statement is of course completely counter to state law, with which presumably he is familiar. Such unwarranted dogmatism is common in the people you will encounter. Once the end of their legitimate authority has been reached, they will use their next most powerful weapon - INTIMIDATION.

They will threaten to keep your child out of school, take him from you, or send you to jail. These are all idle threats because they can do none of these thing, if you follow our simple instructions.

The basic rules have been given to you, but there are a few important details to be considered if the officials start on this course of unlawful intimidation.

You must send a letter to the school to inform the education officials of your stand. A phone call is not legal. It can be a note from your doctor, minister, or a notarized letter from you stating your sincere objections to the immunization. If you do not do this and fail to have your child immunized, it could be construed as negligence on your part and in some states there is a possibility of legal action against you.

If the school should refuse to honor your letter, request that they give you a statement in writing outlining their reasons for refusal. If they won't, their refusal is legally invalid , and your letter stands; they must enroll your child. If they do (they rarely will) they take the risk of incriminating themselves, especially if they are acting contrary (as is common) to what is specified in the law concerning your rights for exemption. Remember they are on tenuous ground, not you. They are your servants, you are not their servant. If worst comes to worst and you have a very knowledgeable official who writes you a refusal and states accurately the lawful reasons for refusal, he will also in a negative way tell you what the accepted exemptions are, and then you can go about meeting them, by one of the routes suggested in this handout.

Child neglect is the one legal point you want to avoid at all costs. No legal parent or guardian can be charged with neglect unless he shows complete lack of concern or action to be more informed. Stripped of legal jargon, this simply means that if you can show that you have investigated the situation, have come to a specific decision concerning immunizations, and have informed the authorities of the same, no neglect charge can be brought. Neglect can be brought only when it can be shown that you have failed to have your children immunized, not out of respect for their medical or spiritual integrity, but only because you were too concerned with other matters.

At times there may be a question of whether you have given or withdrawn legal consent. Legal consent is dependent upon being properly informed on both the advantages and the risks in any choice or decision you make. In other words, if a physician were to tell you that vaccination is perfectly safe and effective to obtain your consent, such consent would not be legal because he lied and you have not been properly informed. Conversely, it could be argued that non-consent is not legal if you are not fully informed about the risks and advantages of immunizations.

What do I do if everyone refuses to give me a waiver?

This would be an extremely rare circumstance. But should it happen, you are not left without resources. Here is where we pull out one of our big guns. Send notarized letters by certified mail to the vaccine laboratory which makes the shot (ask your doctor for the address), to the doctor who is to administer the shot, to your school principal,to the school board, and to your local health department.

In these letters make it clear that since they have refused to give you a duly requested waiver, you can no longer be held responsible for what may happen to your child if they force these shots upon him. You then state that you will allow immunization if each will present you with a written signed guarantee of safety and effectiveness of the vaccine and that they will consent to assume full responsibility for any and all adverse reactions that your child may develop from the required shots. Of course none will give you such a guarantee. They cannot do so because all vaccines are considered potentially highly toxic. We have yet to hear of an instance of further harassment of parents after such letters have been sent.

That's about all that is needed to obtain the necessary exemptions for your children. All that has been said in this last section (1 to 5) is also applicable to the military and international travel, if required.

Potpourri of Ammunition
"As long as each individual who opposes vaccines has sincere objections, states them in writing, and signs his name - it is considered legal and proper action and must therefore be honored."

"Since many medical controversies exist surrounding immunization, drugs, and various other medications, it mandates that each individual have the right to control his own decisions and freedom of choice; anything less would be contrary to the constitutional laws that protect the citizens' rights. "

"When you deal with school officials and lawyers, you are playing with legal terminology - move the wrong words around and you get hung." The terminology used in this booklet has worked before and should work again.

"It is important to state your objections in such a way that it complies with your state's exemption provisions. They must then accept your request; if they do not, they are breaking their own law." That is why it is absolutely essential that you know your own state law word for word before submitting your objection.

"According to CDC (the federal Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta, Georgia), physicians are required to first inform their patients of the risks involved before they consent to vaccines." If they do not do so, it is prima facie evidence of deceit or negligence on the part of the physician.

This regulation by the federal government would also seem to assume that the patient has the right to refuse if he feels that the risks are too great. If this is so, is not the federal government on record as supporting voluntary immunization and, by obvious implication, against state-enforced compulsory immunization?

Should you ever have to go to court, or what is more likely, to appear before a "kangaroo" court of school and health department officials, here is some class A evidence you might find useful to mention.

No vaccine carries any guarantee of protection from the laboratory that produced it or the doctor who administered it.

The U.S. military allows no-nonsense "immunizations waivers."

There is NO FEDERAL LAW on immunizations. They don't dare. Their lawyers know the consequences.

Your rights have been infringed upon by officials attempting to use force against your will.

Most state officials like a nice, stress-free job. When you send in your objections and refuse to fit their ordered world by not having your children immunized, you make waves.

This rocks their quiet existence, and there are only two ways their life can become orderly again: either by forcing you to their will or acquiescing to yours. What you must do to obtain an early waiver is to make the latter the easiest path for them.

At first, however, an attempt will usually be made to bend you to their will by some form of intimidation. Many uninformed parents give in to this tack, and so it is tried again and again.

If you are adequately informed, as a reader of this publication should be, you will let the officials know in no uncertain terms that you understand your rights under the law and will not stand for any such shilly-shallying. Invariably, once they discover you are adamant and acquainted with the state law, your waiver will be rapidly forthcoming.

An Acknowledgment
The greatest part of the material on the first four pages is taken from the work of Mrs. Grace Girdwain, of Burbank, Illinois. Our staff has rearranged and edited the information, but we wish the full credit for its existence to go to this courageous woman who has for twelve years worked arduously, without compensation, to help her fellow Americans obtain their legal rights.

The following is an example of the state of Illionois law (where I live) relating to immunizations. Illinois, like most states has no philosophical objection, but does have a religious one.

Illinois Administrative Code Title 77: Public Health
Chapter I: Department of Public Health
Subchapter i: Maternal and Child Health
Part 665 Child Health Examination Code
Subpart E: Exceptions

Section 665.510 Objection of Parent or Legal Guardian

Parent or legal guardian of a student may object to health examinations, immunizations, vision, and hearing screening tests, and dental health examinations for their children on religious grounds. If a religious objection is made, a written and signed statement from the parent or legal guardian detailing such objections must be presented to the local school authority.

General philosophical or moral reluctance to allow physical examinations, immunizations, vision and hearing screening, and dental examinations will not provide a sufficient basis for an exception to statutory requirements.

The parent or legal guardian must be informed by the local school authority of measles outbreak control exclusion procedures per IDPH rules. The Control of Communicable Diseases (77 Ill. Adm. Code 690) at the time such objection is presented.

Section 665.520 Medical Objections

a) Any medical objections to an immunization must be: 1) Made by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches indicating what the medical condition is.

2) Endorsed and signed by the physician on the certificate of child health examination and placed on file in the child's permanent record. b) Should the condition of the child later permit immunization, this requirement will then have to be met. Parents or legal guardians must be informed of measles outbreak control exclusion procedures when such objection is presented per Section 665.510.

Do y Call 919-960-5172 NC. He is one of only a handful of attorneys in the U.S. with a focus on vaccine legal exemptions. See his article Vaccine Religious Exemption
State Information All States have a Medical Exemption. In addition, all States have a Religious Exemption except Mississipi and West Virginia, although many Religious Exemptions are written broadly.
How to Write a Letter for a "Personal" Religious Exemption From Immunizations from the Citizens for Healthare Freedom website
Lawyers to help with obtaining a religious exemption


VACCINATIONS AND THE RIGHT TO REFUSE
Dr. Tenpenny

If a “dirty bomb” exposed a large segment of US citizens simultaneously to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria, Haemophilus influenza B, three strains of polio viruses, 3 strains of influenza viruses, measles, mumps, and rubella viruses, the chickenpox virus, and 7 strains of Streptococcus bacteria, we would declare a national emergency. We would call it an “extreme act of BIOTERRORISM”. The public outcry would be immense and our government would act accordingly. And yet, those are the very organisms that we inject through vaccines into our babies and our small children, with immature, underdeveloped immune systems. Many are given all at the same time. But instead of bioterrorism, we call it “protection.” Reflect a moment on that irony. more


The national on-line "Show Us the Vaccine Data Petition" was announced by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) at an August 23, 2004, meeting of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academies of Sciences in Washington, D.C. At that meeting, parents of vaccine-injured autistic children protested that the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) was being used by federal health officials to cover up vaccine risks associated with mercury preservatives in vaccines. That day, the National Vaccine Information Center, as well as SAFEMINDS, National Autism Association, Moms Against Mercury, CoMed, NoMercury.org and Unlocking Autism, all called for full public disclosure of all government-held vaccine risk data in the VSD

Avoiding vaccines
All vaccine laws are state laws. To avoid vaccines, you must comply with the laws of your state. Most states offer a religious exemption, all offer medical exemptions. Medical exemptions are difficult to get (require severe adverse reaction), may be temporary, for one vaccine only, etc. To avoid all vaccines, you will need to take a religious exemption.

Get a copy of your state's vaccine laws from one of the following sources:
1. Your state dept. of immunizations or epidemiology
2. Your states home page website (some states have searchable statutes)
3. the NVIC: info@909shot.com, http://nvic.org;
4. New Atlantean Press (try a standard internet search

If your state requires membership in specific religions for a religious exemption, you should know that federal court cases have overruled this. See the specific references in the information and sample letters on my site. Religious exemptions can be challenged, but this is very difficult to do. They must prove that you don't believe what you say you do. Of course, in this case, it could be argued that you are insincere, since you started the immunizations. If possible, you might change Drs. and "start over". A new Dr. doesn't need to know that you formally vaccinated, only that you are not vaccinating due to your religious beliefs. I am a legally ordained minister (non-denominational), and can assist if support/backup is needed regarding your religious beliefs. You need not belong to any specific religion; it is your personal religious beliefs--including your interpretation of any relgion you may belong to--that matters.

Alan Phillips, Director
Citizens for Healthcare Freedom

May 2005, US senators fast-track a bill to protect vaccine manufacturers from litigation - Seven US Senators introduced a bill to protect vaccine manufacturers from thousands of pending federal lawsuits filed by parents of vaccine-damaged children. On the eve of an historic, billion-dollar world vaccination campaign, a leaked transcript ignites questions of vaccine safety and research corruption. Meanwhile, US senators fast-track a bill to protect vaccine manufacturers from litigation. With millions of lives at stake, and billions of dollars to lose, will a merger of philanthropy, big business and compromised science win an epic race between corporate agendas and medical ethics? In this world exclusive report, byronchild exposes how the most powerful medical research bodies in the United States compromise their vaccine safety research for vested interests, as they assist in a global vaccine policy, while a bill looms in the background to protect it all. more



STOP the mandatory "Immunization Registry" Please sign the CITIZEN'S PETITION to The United States Congress and The Department of Health and Human Services. I urge you to sign this important petition. Learn more

"Legislation was proposed (SS732, S733, H940, Sen. Edward Kennedy sponsoring on behalf of the Clinton Administration), which would establish a "national registry and tracking system" for the vaccination of all infants and children, a prelude to the notorious "Smart Card" or "Health Identity Card", with total control over health care decisions by a centralized medical Big Brother. These bills, which are offered up in one version or another, year after year, mandate "social workers" to essentially become the new "health care police", calling upon every home in America, door to door, to "investigate" whether or not every child in residence would have all "mandatory vaccines". If not, the child might be blocked from enrollment in school, or the parents charged with "child abuse", and the child forcibly taken away by the state for adoption. Already, legal attacks for "child neglect and abuse" have been mounted by social workers and medical authorities against parents opting for home-birth, and against parents refusing to inoculate their children with potentially dangerous experimental vaccines. Even breast-feeding mothers have had infants ripped from their arms, being charged with "child sexual abuse", by power-drunk "social workers", who did not approve of breast-feeding beyond two years." This is an excerpt from The FDA - Who Do They Really Protect? Anti-Constitutional Activities and Abuse of Police Power by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other Federal Agencies by James DeMeo, Ph.D.

Without your voice, there is no choice! Citizens For Health is a free grassroots, consumer advocacy group that champions public policies empowering individuals to make informed health choices. Let your voice be heard!

AMERICAN FAMILY ADVOCACY CENTER There is a war raging over the control of our children. The cry of outrage is spreading across this nation, as increasing numbers of children are wrongfully ripped from their loving parent's arms and secreted away by the unscrupulous agents of the State.

Some argue that vaccines are not that profitable for the vaccine manufacturer, but that overlooks that these mandates last for 40 or so years (they're impossible to repeal), and provide a foundation for exporting the vaccine to the enormous population outside of the U.S.
Government Enforced Vaccinations
By Mary May and Barbara Loe Fischer

Federal health officials in Washington D.C. are about to activate a nationwide government vaccination tracking system. You and your child will be tagged and tracked using your Social Security Numbers and birth records. If you or your child are not vaccinated with all government-recommended vaccines, you may suffer harsh consequences in the future including being refused: daycare, health insurance, employ-ment, right to travel, school entry, child tax deductions, drivers license and hospital admittance. Some parents have already been punished for making independent health care choices including carefully weighing the safety and effectiveness of the ten different vaccines the government now recommends and deciding to protect their children from certain vaccines they consider either unsafe or unnecessary.

"Immunization Registries" have already been set up by the state governments in more than half of the states and will be linked together to form a national "vaccination tracking registry". The plan will require you and your child to be automatically enrolled in this computerized, electronic, government "immunization registry". Some parents have already been charged with child abuse or neglect by government officials for refusing to vaccinate with all government required vaccines. Their children have been excluded from daycare, elementary schools, and colleges. Others have had their children denied health insurance by HMOs.

The national "Immunization Registry" will make it even easier for government officials to punish those who make independent health care decisions for themselves and their families. The NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center) through their newsletters and other mailings have detailed the growth of this threat to family privacy and children's health since legislation originally proposed by the Clinton Administration.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle generally do not understand how their actions on this issue can endanger the health and the lives of the little children they are supposed to represent. In fact, when the Clinton Administration made the original announcement about its plan for a nationwide government vaccination tracking system in early 1993, Health Secretary Donna Shalala said: "This in an attempt to immunize every preschool child, not just poor children".

A prominent Republican Senator stated: "We should target limited resources to areas where we can do more good, namely improving vaccine delivery." Among most politicians, there isn't any serious opposition. Meanwhile, the vaccine industry has continued to lead doctors, teachers, parents, health officials, politicians, and the general public to believe that mandatory vaccinations are the only way to fight dangerous illnesses. Sadly, many public officials still know very little about the growing number of concerned parents, enlightened physicians, and other citizens who believe that mandatory mass vaccination programs are the wrong answer to America's public health concerns.

In the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1993, an outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) had infected approx. 80% of the children already immunized with the DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus) vaccine. So what good is the DPT vaccine to begin with?

Dr.Harold Buttran, M.D.; of Quakertown, Pennsylvania in a well footnoted letter published by the TOWNSEND LETTER FOR DOCTORS AND PATIENTS, noted the rise by 46% of Asthma between 1977 and 1991 and the rise in ear, sinus, and throat infections, unknown to earlier generations not vaccinated.

Sweden banned the use of the pertusis vaccine in 1979 and although it did experience a slight rise in the illness following this, it quickly leveled off and to date Sweden has the 2nd lowest infant mortality rate in the world. The US ranks a low 20th in comparison.

In Japan, children are never given the pertusis vaccine before the age of 2 years. There it is believed a child's immune and neurological system, which develop most rapidly during the first 2 years, are vulnerable to synthetic vaccines. Many Japanese physicians want the child to develop natural immunities, giving opportunity to observe any underlying problems the child may have naturally without vaccine induced reactions and diseases. Since 1975 when Japan instituted the "no pertusis before age 2" policy, Japan has had the lowest infant mortality rate in the world.SID's (sudden infant death) and spinal meningitis among infants also declined during this time.

To date in the U.S. children are given 16 immunizations by the time they reach two years old. Many will be repeated after two years. Young adults whose immunizations drop can be subject to the illness at an older age unless re-immunized, unlike the immunization protection for a lifetime many get naturally from having the disease.

Parents knowledgeable about the vaccines given to their children can ask the right questions and take precautions against any reactions that might occur.

If you are immunizing:

  • 1. Have full information on the vaccination's side effects
  • 2. Know how to identity a vaccine reaction
  • 3. Know how to report a vaccine reaction
  • 4. Know the vaccine manufacturer's name and lot number (available from the physician administering the vaccine)
To reduce the risk of a reaction to a vaccine it is wise to postpone an immunization if:
  • 1. Your child is currently ill.
  • 2. Your child has had a previous bad reaction to a vaccination.
  • 3. Your child has a personal or family history concerning vaccine reactions, convulsions, neurological disorders, severe allergies, or immune system disorders.
Privacy, choice, and informed consent are at the heart of the health care system in our country, even when it comes to vaccines.

Mary May is the founder of "Just Like Home Daycare" located in Sunland, Ca. Barbara Loe Fisher is the co-founder and President of NVIC, The National Vaccine Information Center, located in Vienna, Virginia. This article was first published in "The Latest"

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Vaccine Lawyers

Alan Phillips specializes in vaccine legal exemptions Call 919-960-5172 P.O. Box 3473, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3473

This website lists other lawyers, law firms, and other organizations dedicated to supporting individuals who a) were damaged by vaccines and are seeking compensation through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, b) are being harassed by vaccine authorities, or c) are seeking assistance regarding their religious right to avoid immunizations.

Legal Requirements and Exemptions

The below information are excerpted summaries from Dr. Neustaedter's book The Vaccine Guide : Making an Informed Choice

NOTE: The below section may be outdated. It is recommended that you seek the advice of a qualified lawyer for accurate and updated information.

The United States government takes the vaccine campaign very seriously. Parents who make an informed choice about vaccines for their children must contend with compulsory vaccine laws. Conscientious objection to these laws is not handled liberally by the courts. In 1905 the Supreme Court ruled that an individual could not refuse the smallpox vaccine on constitutional grounds of infringement on personal liberty. The court found that an individual’s personal liberty must give way to the state’s protection of other citizens’ health (Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 US 11, 25; 1905).

Since that time, various state courts have ruled that compulsory immunization statutes cannot be stricken down on constitutional grounds. Every state has a compulsory vaccination law, though the specific requirements for individual vaccines vary from state to state. This means that parents or legal guardians who decide not to give the vaccines will need to seek a legal exemption from vaccines. These come in three varieties: medical, religious, and philosophical. Not all states have philosophical exemptions, so parents in those states must seek either a religious or medical exemption.

Usually the issue of a child’s unvaccinated status will arise upon registration for school or day care. Schools require an immunization record, and parents must have proof that their child has been vaccinated, signed by a health care provider. Schools become involved in the vaccination campaign because state and local governments receive federal funding for immunization programs. The federal Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. § 262 requires that participating governments must have a "... plan to assure that children begin and complete their immunizations on schedule ..." and "a plan to systematically immunize susceptible children at school entry through vigorous enforcement of school immunization laws" (42 C.F.R. § 5lb.204). Specific exemption clauses are included within each state’s immunization law. When the exemption is accepted by the school or the health department, the issue is resolved. If a request for exemption is denied, then parents may appeal that decision. Parents who continue to have difficulty with school and governmental authorities may need to seek legal counsel.

Many attorneys and individuals are working to ensure freedom of choice in the area of child vaccination. One organization in particular, Dissatisfied Parents Together (DPT), has been instrumental in the passage of legislation that protects children and their parents (see Appendix B: Resources). If a parent makes the choice to avoid a required vaccine, then support for that decision is available.

Options for Legal Exemption from Vaccines

Use the philosophical belief exemption, if available in your state.
Nineteen states provide the option of personal or philosophical belief exemptions. This means that parents need not justify their preference for avoiding vaccines except to say that they are philosophically opposed to their children receiving them. Parents residing in states that provide a philosophical exemption must sign a form or write a letter that says immunization is contrary to their beliefs. Some states provide a waiver statement on the school district immunization record forms included with registration materials. Other states require a written statement from the parents. Parents need only request the immunization exemption form at their school district office when enrolling their child in school, or present the school district a simple letter.

Find a doctor willing to write a medical exemption.

Develop a personal legal case for religious exemption, with the help of an attorney.

Parents seeking a religious exemption need to submit a letter to the school stating their desire for a waiver of vaccines based on their religious belief. The wording of such a letter is important, and should conform to the wording of the statute governing exemptions. It should also state the parents’ sincere beliefs, related in such a way that they can be interpreted by the court as religious. The wording of the immunization law can be obtained from the state health-department’s immunization office.

Parents seeking such an exemption should contact an attorney who specializes in immunization law. They must construct a solid legal case based on their individual situation, their state law, and their own beliefs. Since religious belief can be interpreted broadly, a wide range of personal beliefs and philosophies will qualify parents for a religious exemption. The case that is constructed in the letter must conform to the legal arguments that will be used in litigation if the school and state government authorities reject the parents’ petition for exemption. A well-constructed case and an attorney’s arguments will usually prevent litigation. The small cost of involving an attorney early in this process will help prevent the major expense of going to court later.

Alternative Vaccines
Conventional vaccines prepared by modern vaccine manufacturers represent only one form of disease-specific prevention. Vaccines and preventive medicines are also available to parents in homeopathic form. There is a long history within homeopathic medicine of attempting to prevent specific diseases, especially during epidemics.

The medicines used in homeopathic form consist of two classes. One class includes those substances obtained from the natural world of plants, minerals, and animal products. The second class, called nosodes, includes substances derived from disease products, tissue samples, mucus, pus from discharges, or pure cultures of microorganisms. Nosodes correspond to the specific diseases associated with the individual bacteria or virus, or the infectious material sample taken from a patient. Both of these classes have been used to prevent disease. Examples of this include Lathyrus sativa (a plant) for polio and Pertussin (a preparation of the bacteria Bordetella pertussis) for whooping cough.


Legal Issues Raised by the Growing International Movement Away From Mass Mandatory Immunization

"There is no evidence whatsoever of the ability of vaccines to prevent any diseases. To the contrary, there is a great wealth of evidence that they cause serious side effects." Viera Scheibner, Ph.D., retired senior researcher for the Australian government and author of Vaccination: 100 Years of Orthodox Research shows that Vaccination represents a Medical Assault on the Immune System , following analysis of more than 30,000 pages of the medical literature on vaccinations

"BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: That AAPS calls for a moratorium on vaccine mandates and for physicians to insist upon truly informed consent for the use of vaccines." Resolution to Congress by unanimous vote of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons at its 57th annual convention in St. Louis, October, 2000.

There is a growing international movement away from mass mandatory immunization, in response to a growing body of evidence suggesting that vaccines may be of little true benefit yet the cause of widespread injury and a substantial number of deaths. The evidence has fueled a highly emotional controversy. This paper introduces some of the legal issues raised by this controversy in the U.S., with a focus on legal exemptions.

I. Background

Vaccines are licensed by the FDA. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), whose members are appointed by the CDC, makes recommendations concerning the addition of vaccines to the Childhood Immunization Schedule, which are generally enacted into law by state legislatures (or public health departments where such power has been delegated by the state legislature). Currently, 36 vaccinations are recommended by age five, and CDC plans include many additional requirements not only for early childhood, but also for older people, ranging from teenage vaccination for STDs and AIDS to adult revaccination for childhood infectious diseases. With over 200 vaccines under development, some 100 of which are already in clinical trials, and with every man, woman and child in the world a potential recipient of vaccinations periodically throughout their lives, the vaccine market is, in a word, gargantuan. The tension between the powerful financial incentives and the growing faction of people who believe that current vaccine policies and trends cause more harm than good is a highly emotional one that has contributed to the emergence of a wide spectrum of legal issues.

II. Exemptions and Exceptions to Vaccination Requirements

The Supreme Court first addressed vaccine mandates in Jacobson v. Massachussetts , 197 U.S. 11, 25 S.Ct. 358, 49 L.Ed. 643 (1905). Jacobson challenged the constitutionality of Massachusetts’ vaccination requirement; he had suffered a severe adverse reaction to a previous vaccine and so refused revaccination, despite a local outbreak. The Supreme Court answered: "While we do not decide and cannot decide that vaccination is a preventive of smallpox, we take judicial notice of the fact that this is the common belief of the people of the State, and with this fact as a foundation we hold that the statute in question is a health law, enacted in a reasonable and proper exercise of the police power." History has, of course, repeatedly shown us that widely held beliefs can be wrong. That a common belief of the people (which today may be greatly influenced by those who control the media) may alone form the basis for a "reasonable and proper exercise of the [state’s] police power" is a chilling thought, for despite common beliefs, a compelling case can be made that vaccines offer little benefit and cause substantial harm. A narrower reading of Jacobson is that states are not constitutionally required to provide vaccine medical exemptions during an outbreak. Today, all 50 states do provide statutory medical exemptions, 48 provide religious exemptions, and some 19 or so have philosophical exemptions. A brief introduction to each of these follows.

A. Medical Exemptions

Licensed physicians must sign a certificate indicating a medical contraindication to the vaccine(s) from which they determine a patient should be exempted. Medical exemptions have some limitations, including the following:

  1. For a person to qualify for a medial exemption, the person’s prior adverse reaction must fall within specific parameters designated within a vaccine injury chart. Such charts specify eligible reactions and time frames within which the reaction must have occurred. However, documented vaccine neurological and immunological damage manifests in a wide range of symptoms, many of which fall outside of vaccine-injury chart specifications.
  2. Medical exemptions may be temporary, applicable only as long as a specific contraindication exists.
  3. Medical exemptions may apply only to the vaccine(s) believed to have caused a severe reaction. However, determining which vaccine caused a reaction may be a difficult proposition. Many ingredients common to multiple vaccines (stabilizers, enhancers, preservatives) are toxic; vaccines are often administered in combinations (how do you determine which one, or combination, caused the event?); and there is virtually no research on the specific mechanisms of vaccine damage. Furthermore, different vaccines have been associated with the same injuries; e.g., autism is known to have resulted from DPT, MMR, Hep B and Hep A vaccines. Eliminating one suspect vaccine is thus itself a suspect process that may or may not prevent future damage from other vaccines.
In North Carolina, the Commission for Health Services has adopted rules for medical contraindications for required immunizations. A licensed physician may issue a medical exemption if one of these contraindications is met, for as long as the contraindication persists. The statutes do provide some flexibility: "The State Health Director may, upon request by a physician licensed to practice medicine in this State, grant a medical exemption to a required immunization for a contraindication not on the list adopted by the Commission."

B. Religious Exemptions

1) Statutes

All states but Mississippi and West Virginia have religious exemption statutes. These vary from state to state, ranging from North Carolina’s liberally worded statute, "[i]f the bona fide religious beliefs of an adult or the parent, guardian or person in loco parentis of a child are contrary to the immunization requirements contained in this Part, the adult or the child shall be exempt from the requirements," to more restrictive statutes such as that of Texas, which requires "an affidavit…stating that the immunization conflicts with the tenets and practice of a recognized church or religious denomination of which the applicant is an adherent or member…" New York had a similar law struck down in federal district court; it was held to violate the First Amendment’s establishment and free exercise clauses for excluding legitimate religious beliefs of people who are not members of a recognized church or religious denomination.

Religious exemptees are subject to limitations in the event of a local outbreak. Section 232.032 (1995)(4)(a) of the Florida Statutes is a typical example: "Those children identified as not being immunized against the disease for which the emergency has been declared shall be temporarily excluded from school by the district school board, or the governing authority, until such time as is specified by the county public health unit director or administrator." Such laws are not necessarily rational. For one thing, if vaccinations work, then vaccinated children have nothing to fear from being exposed to unvaccinated children. Also, since most diseases today occur in vaccinated children; it may actually be that vaccinated children pose more of a threat to unvaccinated children than the other way around. A parent once reported to me that her unvaccinated child contracted a disease at daycare from a vaccinated child; the unvaccinated child had a milder illness and recovered more quickly.

2) New York Case Law:

A series of federal court cases in New York have set a precedent that is being following by courts around the country (there do not appear to be federal court cases in other jurisdictions). Allanson v. Clinton Central School District , No. CV 84-174, slip op. at 5 (N.D.N.Y. May 10, 1984), held that New York "must offer the exemption to all persons who sincerely hold religious beliefs," overriding the statutory requirement of membership in a recognized religion. Sherr and Levy vs. Northport East-Northport Union Free School District , 672 F. Supp. 81, 89 (E.D.N.Y., 1987), held that New York had violated the plaintiff’s civil rights by denying their claim to a religious exemption, and awarded money damages. The court also took the unprecedented step of directing the state to modify the law to make it constitutional. In Fishkin v. Yonkers Public Schools, 710 F. Supp. 506 (S.D.N.Y. 1989), the plaintiffs’ claim to a religious exemption was based on their lifestyle change following an experience of religious prayer and worship with members of the Navajo and Hopi tribes; the exemption was upheld. Berg v. Glen Cove City School District , 853 F. Supp. 651 (E.D.N.Y. 1994) suggests that membership in a conventional religion not opposed to vaccination need not preclude one from claiming a religious exemption; the court upheld a Jewish couple’s religious exemption claim.

The courts have not rubber-stamped every religious exemption claim that has come their way. In Mason v. General Brown Cent. School Dist. , 851 F.2d 47 (2d Cir. 1988), the court noted that religious exemption claims citing "medical or purely moral considerations," "scientific and secular theories," or "philosophical and personal" beliefs are not sufficient. In Galinsky v. Board of Education of New York, 213 F.3d 626 (2d Cir. 2000), the Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s finding that the plaintiffs claim for a religious exemption was motivated by their personal fears for their daughters’ well being, and not by religious beliefs.

Some have criticized religious exemptions as giving parents the freedom to impose unnecessary harm upon their children and society. However, states with religious and philosophical exemptions have neither lower overall vaccination rates nor higher disease rates than other states, so the concerns as applied to vaccine exemptions, at least, are not substantiated. Such criticisms also overlook the lack of evidence supporting the assumption that vaccines provide a net benefit to society.

C. Philosophical Exemptions/Conscientious Objection

Philosophical or personal exemptions enable citizens to refuse immunizations for themselves or their children without resort to religious or medical justification. Again, statutes vary from state to state. Washington state has (probably uniquely) a ‘pick and choose’ statute: "Any child shall be exempt in whole or in part [emphasis added] from the immunization measures required…upon the presentation of…[a] written certification…that the signator has either a philosophical or personal objection to the immunization of the child." Ohio also has a liberally worded statute: "A pupil who presents a written statement of the pupil’s parent or guardian in which the parent or guardian objects to the immunization for good cause, including religious convictions, is not required to be immunized." Such statutes implicitly recognize (or at least one may so infer) that the government’s "one size fits all" approach to vaccination may have legitimate limitations.

D. General Exemption Issues

  1. Local school and health officials are often unaware of or misinformed about exemption requirements, and seldom offer information about them to parents unsolicited.
  2. As a practical matter, proper claim to a legal exemption may not prevent a school from refusing admission to an unvaccinated child. If parents are forced to seek remedy in the courts, the child may have outgrown the daycare or school before the matter is judicially resolved.
    Some parents inadvertently get themselves into legal trouble. They learn about possible adverse events, and choose an alternative vaccine schedule, not realizing that their schedule is not supported by state law until they are challenged by local authorities. III. Other Vaccine Legal Issues


The range of vaccine legal issues is vast. Some of these include:

  1. Grassroots lobbying efforts:
    1. For enactment of religious and philosophical exemptions;
    2. To block mandatory vaccine registries designed to require state tracking of all residents’ vaccination status to facilitate higher compliance by "encouraging" (or perhaps as some fear, "coercing") non-vaccinees to vaccinate;
  2. Class action suits following widespread damage from vaccine campaigns:
    1. England: 1500 families whose children suffered injury or death following an MMR campaign a few years ago are currently involved in litigation;
    2. U.S.: 400 US families (so far) with children who developed autism following immunizations are currently organizing such a suit;
  3. Custody issues, where divorcing parents have opposing positions on vaccination; parents with an alternative vaccine position may lose custody;
  4. Compensation for vaccine injury through the federal government’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program ;
  5. Cases of "Shaken Baby Syndrome" where the medical evidence implicates vaccines as the cause of internal injuries—some experts believe that some parents and caretakers are being mistakenly convicted of child abuse when in fact vaccines are to blame;
  6. Third world citizens and children are the unwitting subjects of vaccine experimentation which in some documented instances has had deleterious effects;
  7. Contamination of vaccines, such as flu vaccines recently recalled by the U.K. Department of Heath after it was discovered that the vaccines contained material from British cattle potentially contaminated with mad cow disease;
  8. Military personnel are increasingly refusing the anthrax vaccine , believing it is responsible for Gulf War Syndrome (there is scientific evidence to support this); Exemptions for the military, immigrants, and international travelers: these exist, but exercising them can be problematic, especially since information about them can be difficult to find.

Vaccine Legal Exemptions E-Book Comprehensive, authoritative information about vaccine legal exemptions you can trust, written by a licensed attorney! Critical details for Parents (natural and adoptive), College Students, Immigrants, Employees, Employers, Military Personnel, Healthcare Professionals, Public and Private Agencies, Public and Private School Personnel, Attorneys--anyone in the United States concerned with vaccine legal exemptions.

Vaccine Lawyers This section lists lawyers, law firms, and other organizations dedicated to supporting individuals who a) were damaged by vaccines and are seeking compensation through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, b) are being harassed by vaccine authorities, or c) are seeking assistance regarding their religious right to avoid immunizations.

Lawyers to help with obtaining a religious exemption ----- Vaccine Exemption Forms and Information

AFFIDAVIT DECLARATION OF VACCINATION EXEMPTION
Legal Requirements and Exemptions

"Parents or legal guardians who decide not to give the vaccines will need to seek a legal exemption from vaccines. These come in three varieties: medical, religious, and philosophical. Not all states have philosophical exemptions, so parents in those states must seek either a religious or medical exemption"
How to Write a Letter for a "Personal" Religious Exemption From Immunizations
from the Citizens for Healthare Freedom website

This is a copy of a letter from a lawyer to an immunization nurse, regarding a religious exemption from vaccinations for his North Carolina clients' children. This letter was accepted by health officials for a religious exemption in two different North Carolina counties.

As an ordained minister, Alan Phillips Director of Citizens for Healthcare Freedom , can provide ministerial support to people needing religious exemptions from vaccines. email Alan
How to Legally Avoid School Immunizations

The purpose of this site is to identify what the law actually requires regarding school immunizations. Protect your child. Invest in knowledge.

Innoculation Exemption Rights Expanded -
By Health Science - September 1997

US Attorney James R. Filenbaum recently reported that the right to claim an exemption from immunizations for school age and college students has been expanded.

How To Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations Of All Kinds

Into every compulsory immunization law in America are written legal exceptions and waivers which are there specifically to protect you from the attempted tyranny of officialdom.

CHILDREN'S VACCINE REGISTRY RAISES MEDICAL PRIVACY FEARS
By Frank James, Washington Bureau

"It's none of the government's business," said Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative activist who is marshalling opposition to the registries through her Eagle Forum. "I don't think they should have control of our medical records," she said. "They're trying to control us. Do we live in communist China or free America? I thought medical care was a personal matter . . ."
HHS to Require Welfare Children to be Vaccinated

By US Newswire - July 1997

The United States Department of Human Health and Human Services announced proposed child care regulations that would make vaccinations mandatory to children receiving welfare.

International Advocates for Health Freedom

The International Advocates for Health Freedom is a catalytic entity designed to foster networking between health freedom activists world wide in order to foster opposition to the elements of coercion: the UN's International Council of Drug Regulating Authorities, and all regulating bodies falling under its auspices including the FDA, TGA, HPB, MCA, MCC etc.

State Information

All States have a Medical Exemption. In addition, all States have a Religious Exemption except Mississipi and West Virginia, although many Religious Exemptions are written broadly. Health and Immunization Law
New Yorkers for Vaccination Information and Choice

AFFIDAVIT DECLARATION OF VACCINATION EXEMPTION
An Open Letter in Support of Parents Wishing to Limit or Avoid Immunizations for their Children
In response to the multitude of parents seeking exemption from vaccines for their families, Dr. Buttram has written this open letter to help give parents and families an extra edge. Dr. Buttram can be reached at 1.800.517.9545. Join the free Vaccine Information And Liberation support group Vaccination Liberation is a national association dedicated to providing information on vaccinations not often made available to the public so that one can make an informed choice. Mission Statement:

  • To reveal the myth that vaccines are safe and effective
  • To preserve our right to abstain
  • To repeal all compulsory vaccination laws nationwide
  • To expand our awareness of alternatives in health care

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