Are We Doing Enough Raising Vaccine Awareness?

Parents,  Please do your Research!

April, the month when our sixth graders once again will be reminded that they will need more vaccines to enter 7th grade.   It is the one year anniversary of the documentary Vaxxed:  From Cover up to Catastrophe and two years since our movement for Vaccine Choice in Rhode Island began.  Great news!  The Vaxxed Bus with Polly Tommey and Dr. Suzanne Humphries will be coming to Rhode Island this year.  We will keep you abreast of dates and locations as soon as we know them.

In the News:
This week’s Warwick Beacon has an article on the HPV vaccine requirements. In my interview I mentioned the Gardasil manufacturers insert. I also mentioned that parents need to do their own research on vaccines.  The link to all the manufacturers inserts are on our resources page.  The excipient list of all vaccine ingredients is found here as well.  Here is a video by Dr. Suzanne Humphries on the information contained in the Gardasil 9 Insert. 

Last evening, Tucker Carlson on Fox News spoke with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on the topic of vaccine safety.  This is the first mainstream media coverage of vaccine safety.  Five minutes is not long enough.  We hope the discussion continues.

Start Your Research:
If you need quick information on the vaccine scheduled and ingredients, visit the resources page on this website 

RI Vaccine Legislation:  
There are four bills currently in the General Assembly.  H 5986 and H 5919 in the House HEW committee and S 047 and S 0489 in the Senate which have yet to be heard.  We will be there to testify on the Senate bills.  The dates have not been announced yet.  Information on contacting your State Senators and Representatives is on our resource page.  To read each bill go to www.RI.gov and click on Legislative.  These bills expand and protect vaccine exemptions and limit DOH on which vaccines they can require for school attendance.

Outreach and Education:
Do you have questions?.  RIAVC can help.  Do you have a  group who would like to view the documentary Vaxxed:  From Cover up to Catastrophe or who want  more vaccine information and discussion?  If so, contact us, we may be able to a arrange small group showing or informational session.  You can always email or contact us on Facebook with individual questions and we will do our best to provide you  resources.

Where there is Risk, there must be Choice.

How can you help others who need vaccine choice information?    Share this blog!

A Message From The Board – March 8, 2017

Dear Rhode Island Families:  This hasn’t been a cake walk.

Last year, we came together to testify at the State House to protect and preserve our rights to Informed Medical Consent and Vaccine Choice and that the HPV vaccine be removed.  The bills which would have achieved these goals never came out of committee. It was disappointing.

Our group has continued to work throughout the year to inform and raise awareness. The release of the documentary “Vaxxed from Coverup to Catastrophe” about the CDC whistleblower and his documentation of scientific fraud on the CDC 2004 MMR study, became a catalyst which brought new faces and voices who shared their concerns about the safety of our increasing vaccine schedule. We attended a showing of Vaxxed at Brown University Medical School and members of our group attended the Vaccine Advisory Committee meeting at the Rhode Island Department of Health this past December.  

As we predicted last year, more vaccines were added to the RI schedule after the HPV vaccine mandate.  This year, the Rhode Island Department of Health added two doses of the Meningitis B vaccine for 16 to 18 year olds.  The brand names are Bexsero and Trumenda.  This will affect all college students attending in Rhode Island.

There were two senate bills introduced in this legislative session and we  hope you take the time to read and support them. Senate Bill S0047 was introduced by Senator Raptakis & Senator Elaine Morgan. Senate Bill S0489 was introduced by Senator Raptakis & Senator Elaine Morgan Senator Metts, Senator Kettle, and Senator Paolino.  Please be sure to thank them for their support.  

We also ask that you send a personal email to each member of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.  Be sure to write the bill(s) # in the subject line and whether you are in favor or opposed. In your email briefly tell your story:  What brought you to the vaccine safety/informed consent issue in the first place.  Do you have a child with a vaccine injury?  Was your child given a vaccine without your knowledge or consent? Were you bullied or threatened by a health care provider to vaccinate against your better judgement?  Did your doctor fail to inform you of all the risks of each vaccine?  Did your doctor fail to address your concerns?  Are you pregnant and worried that vaccination during pregnancy can cause harm to your developing baby?  Were you not informed of your option to submit a religious exemption?  Why is vaccine choice and safety important to you?

Please visit our Resources Page for updated Senate/Representative lists, The Senate Committee lists and other valuable resources.

– Deb

Your Weekly Dose of Information – June 9, 2016

Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe Opens In 1 Week!

VAXXED: From Coverup To Catastrophe opens at The Avon Cinema June 17th and will run through June 23rd. We hope you are as excited as we are to see this film. 

The Vaxxed Team & Cinema Libre asked that we help spread awareness. Here is how you can help!

  • Help distribute POSTCARDS/MINI-POSTERS, if you need some please contact us with your mailing address and we will get some to you. 
  • Vaxxed’s New Take Action Campaign! This is an online platform that allows concerned Americans to send an automated email to their congressperson urging the congressperson to both see Vaxxed in Washington, D.C. and work with Congressman Jason Chaffetz to subpoena CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson. Here is the link to the Take Action Campaign. Please use this platform to send an email or letter to your U.S. Representative.
  • Sign up for the Vaxxed Join The Movement Newsletter
  • Social media sharing. Please share information about Vaxxed coming to Providence by email and on social media. Need some social media ideas? Click here
  • Share Bring Vaxxed to Rhode Island’s  Facebook Event with Friends & Family and encourage them to attend opening weekend.
  • Become a Ticket Angel or get help with tickets – vaxxedticketangel@gmail.com

 

We also wanted to share the exciting news that Vaxxed T-Shirts will be available for sale at the Avon Cinema during all show times. Proceeds from the T-shirt sales help offset panel discussion expenses. For more information on availability please reach out to Vaxxed volunteers Aimee and Rhonda from the RI’ers Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations. Don’t forget to stop by the T-shirt table and say “Hi” to them!

Best Regards!

RI Alliance for Vaccine Choice Team
www.VaccineChoiceRI.com

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Important Update From The Board – Vaxxed Coming To Rhode Island!

The RI Alliance for Vaccine Choice (RIAVC) is excited to announce the much publicized documentary, “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” will be showing from June 17th through June 23rd at The Avon Theater in Providence, R.I.

You may have heard about the documentary “Vaxxed, From Cover Up to Catastrophe” when it was pulled from the lineup at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City this past April. Fast forward a few months to present day and the film has premiered in cities throughout the country to sold out theatres.

In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism.

The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC.

Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens.

Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.

The people of Rhode Island deserve to know the truth. We ask that you help us in spreading the word!

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Your Weekly Dose Of Information – May 20, 2016

Checking In

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve sent The Weekly Dose Of Information. The group has been busy working behind the scenes and wanted to share with you what we have been up to!

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe

We wrote about this in our March 25th Weekly Dose Of Information and as part of our efforts to bring Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe to RI we created the Facebook community page “Bring Vaxxed to Rhode Island”. The more interest we have from the community the better chance we have of bringing the screening to RI. Please like and share the page.

1st Annual Global HPV Vaccine Advocacy Symposium at The Autism One Conference

We are so excited and a little jealous that our Chairwoman Deb O’Leary is heading to the Autism One Conference next week.  Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @VaccineChoiceRI for up to date tweets from Deb!

This year, the Autism One Conference will feature the First Annual Global HPV Vaccine Advocacy Symposium on May 27, 2016 in Chicago. There will be an international panel of experts, including Dr. Sin Hang Lee, speaking on Scientific, Recovery and Advocacy in regards to the HPV vaccine. There will also be seminar on the use of Cannabis to help children with seizures, chronic pain and Autism. This will be presented by Dr. Judy Mikovics. Google her. She has an amazing story.

Legislative Update

We wish we had some exciting news to report here…At this time all bills are held for further study. If you haven’t reached out to the committee members and your legislators there is still time.

The following bills were introduced this legislative session

Senate Bill S2292
Senate Bill S2295
House Bill H7475
House Bill H7476
House Bill H7899

House Bill H7475House Bill H7476 andHouse Bill H7899 were heard by the 17 members of the House Committee On Health, Education & Welfare.

Senate Bill S2292 and Senate Bill S2295 were heard by the 9 members of the Senate Committee On Health & Human Services

Contact your legislators and the committee members

Remember you elected them, hold them accountable. Our HPV Parent Information Kit has a lot of information and a sample letter you can email to your legislator.

In the News

On May 9, 2016 Missy Fluegge from VacTruth published “How Rhode Island Parents Are Winning Back Their Rights to Vaccine Choice”  We are thankful for the recognition!

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Your Weekly Dose of Information – April 8, 2016

Who We Are – Written by Linda McLaughlin

What does an average working man, a chiropractor, a photographer, real estate agent, a retired office worker, retired teacher and a person who works with non-profits have in common? We come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, with varying beliefs and have formed a unit. We have children some of us grandchildren, we have children not affected by vaccines and we have children vaccine injured.

We didn’t know each other before June of last year yet we have met, bonded, and became a team. We respect and communicate well with each other and despite all our differences communicate with one belief in common.

Since we founded our board in December we have managed to get five bills presented! (Two Senate Bills and Three House Bills) These bills will protect all of our freedoms and our rights to informed consent. They will require more transparency, communication, and accountability from the RIDOH. I am proud of all that we have accomplished. I am proud of everyone that has joined in this fight with us. I am especially proud to be a part of such a knowledgeable hardworking team. I cannot tell you what is going to happen from here. I don’t know if the bills are going to pass, or if it’s going to go any further but I can’t tell you enough how accomplished I feel that we have come this far.

Joan Lowder and I started this with the hope that we could have a voice against the mandate for the HPV vaccine. This team has given us more than just a little voice, they have given us hope and direction. They have given us a chance to fight against the power of the Department of Health. Joan and I want to publicly thank all those especially the board for all that they have done from the bottom of our hearts to wherever we go from here. Thank You!

From the grandmothers,
Linda and Joan

Legislative Update

This past Wednesday, April 6th the group presented testimony for House Bill H7899.  To view the testimony Click Here  All the bills presented that evening were held for further study. We will keep you updated on the progress of all the bills that have been introduced this session.

Call To Action

Contact your legislators

They still need to hear from us! Remember you elected them, hold them accountable. Explain that you want them to pass these bills. Our HPV Parent Information Kit has a lot of information and a sample letter you can email to your legislator.

Senate Bill S2292
Senate Bill S2295
House Bill H7475
House Bill H7476
House Bill H7899

Continue to spread the word with Parents

The school districts are sending home the vaccine requirements for the upcoming school year, for some parents this will be the first time hearing about the HPV vaccine mandate. Direct them to our website where they will find valuable information on our Resources Page Are you interested in booking us for a speaking engagement or event? Please contact us HERE

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Your Weekly Dose of Information – April 2, 2016

RI Alliance for Vaccine Choice has been referred to as an “Advocacy Organization” What does it mean?  – Deb O’Leary

An advocate is someone who provides advocacy support when you need it. An advocate might help you access information you need or go with you to meetings or interviews, in a supportive role. As RI Alliance for Vaccine Choice, we do act as leaders in a supportive role to encourage others to achieve.

Self Advocacy:

  • Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them.
  • Defend and safeguard their rights.
  • Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.

Our Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:

  • Express their views and concerns.
  • Access information and services.
  • Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities.
  • Explore choices and options

Legislative Update

This past Thursday, March 31st the group presented testimony for Senate Bill S2292 and Senate Bill S2295.  All the bills presented that evening were held for further study. We will keep you updated on the progress of these bills.

Committee Hearings Update

We checked the Committee Hearing Schedules and the remaining  House Bill H7899 will be heard Wednesday April 6, 2016 by the 17 members of the House Committee On Health, Education & Welfare.

In the News

Thank you Jennifer Bogden and The Providence Journal  for your coverage of the Senate Bill hearings this past Thursday. To read the article Click Here.

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