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.

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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 – February 19, 2016

“Follow the Money Trail”

The RI General Assembly is off to a tumultuous start this year and Rhode Islanders are paying very close attention. This election year I suspect we will see several new candidates promising change. I have always felt if we take the time to “Follow the Money Trail” we will see a candidates true agenda. CNN’s article “Big Pharma’s Big Donations to 2016 Presidential Candidates”  is an eye opener! In 2015 Big Pharma had donated $951,018 to presidential candidates and that doesn’t include the money they had spent lobbying. Pfizer alone spent over $10 million in lobbyist efforts last year and Merck $7.5 million! It makes me wonder what our money trail might look like here in RI…Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. and Pfizer Inc. will spend thousands in their lobbyist efforts right here in RI this year.

I took some time and followed the money trail for the  Senate Bill S0381 introduced in 2015. There were 3 lobbyists working on behalf of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, The Rhode Island Medical Society, and GlaxoSmithKline to introduce S0381. Does everyone remember this bill? This was the bill introduced by Senators Miller and Goldin to remove the religious exemption form. The RI Lobby Tracker site is a great resource for anyone interested in following the money trail. If you are interested researching campaign contributions in RI visit the Campaign Finance Electronic Reporting & Tracking System (ERTS)

This November before you vote for your candidate, do your research, follow the money trail,  ask the difficult questions and understand what your candidates true agenda is! Remember, they work for you!

~Shawna

Quick Reminder: 

Open Meeting – Legislative Hearing Preparation Monday February 22, 2016 

The bills have been introduced! Join us as we prepare testimony for the proposed legislation hearing happening towards the end of the month. (We will update you when we have a hearing date)

This hearing is our opportunity to speak up, have our voices heard, and make it known these mandates are not acceptable. Over the past several months there have been numerous heartfelt personal stories and multiple bills proposed not only in RI but around our country that are slowly taking our right to chose away. We have accomplished a lot in a short time but we need YOU and our legislators need to see and hear your stories.

If you are interested in providing testimony, or have a story you would like us to share please plan to attend this important meeting.

– Have you been turned away from your doctor because of your vaccine choices?
– Has your child been excluded from school due to vaccine choices?
– Has your child sustained a vaccine injury?
– Has your child been vaccinated without your knowing? If so which vaccines did they receive?

Please message us for meeting location.

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Your Weekly Dose of Information – January 22, 2016

Two RI Grandmothers HPV Vaccine Story ~ Written by Linda McLaughlin

Scene ~ Lippitt Elementary School playground, Two Grandparents watching their grandchildren play…

Grandparent 1 ~ Did you hear that the kids need the HPV vaccine to enter the 7th grade?

Grandparent 2 ~ Wait, my daughter told me something about a religious exemption and all you have to do was check off the box and they don’t have to get the vaccine to go to school.

The conversation continues, they both agreed this was valuable information to have and would protect their two granddaughters but there were still many people that didn’t have this information. The grandmothers decided information needed to be given out and the mandate  needed to be reversed. They both felt this vaccine was not something that should have an effect on children going to school. It was a vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease not an airborne illness. The first meeting was held. It was a small group less that 20 people attended, but word began to spread and by the second meeting the RI Department of Health attended an the group swelled from less than 20 people to well over 60. Great questions were asked of the Department of Health and a lot of great information was shared by people that had been looking for a voice. The following week a Facebook Group was created. Within a month 2500 people had joined the group and over 2000 had signed the petition. We now had a voice and there were a lot of people speaking. It was time to take the next step spreading awareness about the mandate and informed consent. Help us remove this mandate, to provide informed consent and to get the information out to the current 6th grade parents.

From the two grandmothers started it all,
Linda and Joan

 

Did you know  78% of our legislators REFUSE to go on record about the HPV vaccine mandate.

Do you want to win this fight? Do you want the HPV vaccine mandate removed? NOW is the time, you MUST contact your legislators immediately.
You deserve a response from your elected official! Hold them accountable.

Explain that you want them to pass legislation to accomplish the following:

1. Restrict the authority of the RI Department of Health (DOH) to set minimum immunization standards for diseases that
are non-transmissible in a school environment.
2. Remove the authority of the DOH to mandate HPV vaccination as a condition of school inclusion.
3. Require the DOH director to hold three public hearings when changes to the minimum standards for immunizations
are planned.
4. Reinstate the philosophical exemption while also preserving the religious exemption.

Our parent packet has a lot of information and a sample letter you can email to your legislator. Print and share:https://vaccinechoiceri.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/parent-packet.pdf

If you missed the show, we had an opportunity to speak with Dan Yorke on his show State of Mind this week! We had a great discussion and appreciate the opportunity to spread the word. Thanks Dan and Lexi for inviting us!

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Your Weekly Dose of Information – January 15, 2016

Vaccination and the Sunday Flyer ~ Written by Doc Black

It always amazes me as I talk to and observe people how much time they actually spend concentrating and focusing on “things”. I am sure that most of you can tell me the difference between the newest iPhone, what ever version it is, and a Samsung galaxy or which series of the house wives’ has the most dysfunctional sister-in-law. How many of us can name one ingredient and the effects it may have on the human physiology in just one of the vaccines we routinely and often blindly inject into our children? I bet I can even get a few Tom Brady stats from some of you, but when was the last time you looked at the statistics provided to you by the vaccine manufacturers or actually had an real “discussion” with your family’s doctor about these serious issues?

Unfortunately most of us never consider these things until we run into a problem…BUT…Unlike having the ability to change cell phone carriers or switching to a new series to binge watch; many of our “choices” effect the health of our children and maybe even our children’s children…these choices will definitely outlast this version of iPhone or this season of reality TV. Put down the flyer and study what actually makes a difference.

Until next time keep thinking and seeking YOUR truths….

~ Doc Black

This week we started receiving responses from legislators and some of you have also been meeting with them. Please continue to help us by calling, emailing, and meeting with your senator and representative and tell them that we propose legislation to accomplish the following:

1. Restrict the authority of the DOH to set minimum immunization standards for diseases which are non-transmissible in a school environment.
2. Remove the authority of the DOH to mandate HPV vaccination as a condition of school inclusion.
3. Require the DOH director to hold three public hearings when changes to the minimum standards for immunizations are planned.
4. Reinstate the philosophical exemption while also preserving the religious exemption to vaccinations.

Our group membership has swelled to over 2500 concerned citizens and, to date, more than 2900 supporters have signed an online petition to eliminate mandatory HPV vaccinations in R.I. We could not have accomplished this much without your support!

Remember to share the ‘HPV Parent Information Packet’ with parents you may know. Our resources page has lots of valuable information that all of you should read and share. Lastly don’t forget to sign the petition to remove the HPV mandate.

A quick reminder: The RI Alliance for Vaccine Choice is not seeking monetary donations at this time. If you are asked to donate money to aid in the removal of the HPV vaccine mandate, please be informed that it is not endorsed nor recommended by us. If you are contacted by someone on behalf of our organization, please inform us immediately.

Thank you again for your support!

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