“There is an explosion of vaccine related injuries occurring across our country. There is something very, very wrong happening to our children; many are suffering from allergies, neurological and immune-system damage. In 1986 the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was passed where The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Board was formed by Congress at the bequest of the vaccine manufacturers because they were being inundated with lawsuits from parents of children that had been injured by vaccines and this was seriously effecting their profit margins.
This legislation made the pharmaceutical companies and the administrators of the vaccines not liable for injuries. The onus was put on the parents of an injured children to present their case to this ‘Vaccine Court.’ Many cases are not heard. The process can take years and many of these plaintiffs are not compensated. The taxpayer is the one that bears the financial burden of compensation for these injuries and not the pharmaceutical companies.
One might ask, if there is no liability to the manufacturer or deliverer, what incentive is there to make safe vaccines backed by long trials with true control groups and preferably ones that are a double blind study? 3.6 billion dollars has been awarded due to vaccine injury since the conception of this compensation program.
No child or young person should have to suffer any assault to their health because they or their parent(s) trusted the medical community and our regulatory agencies. If a treatment or medicine or vaccine can result in injury or death, there must be informed consent. … Knowledge of the inherent risks needs to be shared, without prejudice, by the medical and academic communities, departments of health and child services, regulatory agencies and in independent forums. The insert in the vaccine package needs to be made public, not an abbreviated form the doctor might hand out to the patient or parent(s) if questioned or requested.
Religious and philosophical exemptions must always be in place. When research findings and the public outcry threaten the immunization policy, when conflicts of interest and compromised regulatory agencies have been exposed, then those in position of power must react with integrity and courage.”
— Deborah H. Jennings, RN