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Mandatory Flu Shots For Conn. Children's Medical Center Employees  Connecticut Children's Medical Center is making flu shots mandatory for all of its employees this season. Flu shots will be mandatory for the hospital's 2,200 employees. Employees who fail to be vaccinated without an approved waiver will be subject to termination. A number of health care facilities across the country have mandated flu shots for their workers without a successful legal challenge to the practice. [Workers should respond: We'll take your shot after you take ours.]

In America today, there is an unprecedented assault on the human right to exercise informed consent to medical risk-taking. It is being led by one of the most powerful and wealthy corporate empires in the world: the global pharmaceutical industry.

What is at stake for Big Pharma is a one trillion dollar market for prescription drugs and vaccines. What is at stake for the American people is our health and our liberty.

Pharma's Lucrative Monopoly on Health Care in U.S.

For more than a century, pharmaceutical corporations have created a lucrative monopoly on health care in America. They have done this by forging an alliance with a select group of medical doctors and scientists inside and outside of government, who develop and promote widespread drug and vaccine use. Doctors in private practice, who are encouraged to deliver drugs and vaccines to the people, have become - perhaps without even realizing it - de facto drug company sales reps.

Americans Consume 40 Percent of All Pharmaceuticals Sold

Americans, who represent about 5 percent of the world's population, are the most highly vaccinated and drugged population on the planet. We consume nearly 40 percent of all pharmaceutical products sold. In 2009, doctors ordered 4 billion prescriptions for Americans, which is one big reason why annual health care costs are nearly $3 trillion dollars in the U.S.

Half of all Americans, including 25 percent of our children take one or more prescription drugs.

Today American Children Get 3 Times As Many Vaccinations

Today, our children are being given three times as many vaccinations as they got in the early 1980's. Three times as many vaccinations means three times as much profit for drug companies and doctors selling vaccines.

The base cost for a child to get every government recommended vaccine in a private pediatrician's office has increased from $80 per child in 1986 to a whopping $2200 per child in 2011, and that doesn't include physician office administration fees. The federal government now spends nearly $4 billion dollars per year to purchase vaccines for public health clinics, where half of America's children are vaccinated.

Pharma Growing $36 Billion Vaccine Market

It is no surprise that vaccine development is one of the fastest growing sectors in the pharmaceutical industry. By 2013, Pharma will enjoy a $36 billion dollar vaccine market.

Eight Big Drug Corporations Now Sell Vaccines in U.S.

In 1986, there were three major drug corporations selling vaccines in the U.S. (Merck, Lederle, Connaught) and now there are eight (Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Astra Zeneca, CSL Biotherapies, Emergent BioSolutions). That is because, in 1986, Pharma blackmailed Congress into giving them partial liability protection from vaccine injury lawsuits... to read more of this commentary with hyperlinks to 88 references and to watch a video, click here.

On Thursday, August 18, 2011, scientists and advocates from the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD) met with officials from the United States (US) Department of State and other government agencies. This meeting discussed the inclusion of pharmaceuticals in the upcoming treaty negotiations in Nairobi, Kenya about global treaty on mercury being developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CoMeD had previously expressed its gratitude to see pharmaceuticals listed in “Annex C (Mercury-added product not allowed)” of the latest draft of the proposed treaty.

CoMeD, and the international coalition it leads, provided a compendium of the latest evidence for the serious danger represented by the on-going use of mercury in medicine, especially Thimerosal (49.6% mercury by weight) in vaccines as well as the continuing use of mercury-silver-amalgam fillings in dentistry. Thimerosal, still used as a vaccine preservative and in-process sterilizing agent, is an unnecessary component in several vaccines, including influenza, and a sometimes-undisclosed component in other drugs. Its use has been repeatedly associated with neurodevelopmental disorderscancerbirth defects and miscarriage. Those harmed most by Thimerosal in vaccines are the unborn and the newborn. Finally, CoMeD explained the feasibility of using 2-phenoxyethanol, a much less toxic, non-bioaccumulative, cost-effective alternative to Thimerosal.

Members of CoMeD declared that, in terms of 21st Century science, medicine, law, and ethics, mercury-based medicines and products are clearly unnecessary bioaccumulative toxic materials, and, as such, they should be immediately banned for the sake of the public health. CoMeD also explained that, while the US Department of State may lack the power to protect the American public by directly making pharmaceuticals mercury-free, it is within the diplomatic power of the US Department of State to recommend that, by treaty, all pharmaceuticals should be mercury-free.

In 1999, the US Public Health Service and American Academy of Pediatricscalled for Thimerosal to be removed from US Thimerosal-preserved vaccines"as soon as possible". Since then, Thimerosal has been removed from most of the previously Thimerosal-preserved, US vaccines. Dr. Mark Geier of CoMeD challenged the current inequities in the vaccines provided: “Children around the world, no matter their place of birth or their income level, deserve safe mercury-free vaccines. The practice of providing mercury-reduced and mercury-free vaccines to developed countries while insisting that developing nations take mercury-preserved ones is wrong.”


The infant mortality rate (IMR) is one of the most important indicators of the socio-economic well-being and public health conditions of a country. The US childhood immunization schedule specifies 26 vaccine doses for infants aged less than 1 year—the most in the world—yet 33 nations have lower IMRs. Using linear regression, the immunization schedules of these 34 nations were examined and a correlation coefficient of r ¼ 0.70 (p < 0.0001) was found between IMRs and the number of vaccine doses routinely given to infants. Nations were also grouped into five different vaccine dose ranges: 12–14, 15–17, 18–20, 21–23, and 24–26. The mean IMRs of all nations within each group were then calculated. Linear regression analysis of unweighted mean IMRs showed a high statistically significant correlation between increasing number of vaccine doses and increasing infant mortality rates, with r ¼ 0.992 (p ¼ 0.0009). Using the Tukey-Kramer test, statistically significant differences in mean IMRs were found between nations giving 12–14 vaccine doses and those giving 21–23, and 24–26 doses. A closer inspection of correlations between vaccine doses, biochemical or synergistic toxicity, and IMRs is essential.

Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given:
Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?
Neil Z Miller and Gary S Goldman
Hum Exp Toxicol DOI: 10.1177/0960327111407644
DOI: 10.1177/0960327111407644

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Religious And Personal Exemptions To Mandatory Vaccinations

A select group of non-elected, unaccountable individuals participating in a workgroup hosted by the Colorado Immunization Program (CIP) wants to make it harder for you to exercise your religious and personal rights to exemption from vaccines in the State of Colorado.
This group plans to change the exemption form that Colorado Parents have used, and the Colorado Legislature has supported for years, to exempt their children from one or more of the vaccines required for school.They plan to make three major changes.

First, the new form will require parents get a signature for their personal exemption from a physician, nurse practitioner or a public health official. This in effect changes the personal exemption to a medical one with total disregard to the fact that many Colorado families utilize alternative medicine.
Second, it requires the religious exemption be signed by the "religious leader". Requiring a “religious leader” to approve a personally held religious belief is a violation of religious freedom protected by the US Constitution.

Third, the new exemption form is two pages long and requires parents to not only sign an exemption for vaccines that are required for school, but also for vaccines that are simply recommended like HPV vaccine and flu vaccine.The form also states you will be asked to review this document again at 4, 6 and 12-15 months of age, then again at 4 years old and 11-12 years old. This is medical harassment.

The draft of the new exemption form is at the end of these BOH minutes.

This small group of vaccine “stakeholders”, all of whom support the idea that everyone should be vaccinated with every vaccine according to the “one size fits all” government schedule, doesn’t even think this is a rule change worthy of the appropriate public hearings and notification.They believe they can significantly change a long standing Colorado State Law without even going through the process required for a rule change, let alone the legislative process.

This group only suggested “this might be a good education piece for the Board just to inform them of a form and process change and what our intent is for making this change”
Colorado has a long-standing history of supporting open records, open public meetings and transparency.This is an egregious violation of Colorado’s Sunshine Law that goes well beyond the scope of what this workgroup should have the legal authority to do.

This must be stopped, not only in Colorado, but also in other states considering these types of attacks on exemptions.Washington State was the first state to do this with the passage of SB 5005

These changes are to exemptions for school children; however those who want to make it harder for children to exempt also want ALL adults to be vaccinated too. Some healthcare workers in Colorado are being told they must get a flu shot or lose their job.Some Colorado colleges are telling students they must be vaccinated in order to register for classes, which is not true.

People of all ages in Colorado also need to know a “new and improved” tracking system is being rolled out this week that expands the amount of information that is collected without your consent and stored in the system that is designed to electronically track immunizations a person has received, thereby maintaining an ongoing and complete record to ensure the person receives all recommended vaccinations in a timely manner.

Know that vaccination is your decision. Every state offers some type of exemption from immunization for school. With the exception of West Virginia and Mississippi: they only offer medical exemptions. We encourage citizens of WV and MI to approach their legislature to sponsor a bill that would allow for a personal beliefs exemption. It has been done successfully in many other states.