I am so grateful for this non for profit! I cannot thank Gina enough for all of her help. She and NCIV have been instrumental in providing a wealth of accurate, unbiased scientific information and assistance when my husband and I were struggling with finding helpful resources to guide and support us with important parenting decisions for our children. We are in a season where we are being judged and scrutinized for our parental choices. They were quick to be of help, empower and provide us with information, guidance and respond to our multitude of questions when were under scrutiny and rejected from our pediatrician's office for our parenting decisions.
I just finished watching Barbara Loe Fisher's Nuremberg to California… Why Informed Consent Matters in the 21st Century video on Dr. Mercola’s website and it affected me incredibly. The historical, philosophical, and sociological backdrop blended with the ethical questions and your personal story was compelling. Thanks to the NVIC for their inspired work on this vital issue.
Speaking out of this topic is incredibly brave. Barbara's delivery and demeanor on the very loaded subject matter is spot on. Thanks to her for her tireless work. I became a mother almost six years ago and the question of vaccination plagued me. I found information through the National Vaccine Info Center that thankfully educated me to wait and research further before having my son vaccinated.
My decision has caused much controversy within my family and has received some harsh scrutiny from our former pediatrician’s office. I now understand first hand how much backbone it takes to speak out on this issue and you are an inspiration to women like myself who only want to protect our children's' health and futures.
Thoughtfully presented information like in this video, provides an opportunity for those that innocently follow the advice of their doctor’s to actually hear another perspective and consider.
Take the 45 minutes and watch.
My daughter had a reaction to her vaccines at 18 months, became lethargic after adm. of two vaccines, it frightened the heck out of me. I started my quest of learning all that I could about the pros and cons of all vaccines, becoming more informed. I have read tons of books ( read Dr. Sears) and have spent hours and years researching, and feel empowered and now informed to make an educated decision, moving forward in the future if and when I choose to vaccinate my family. I applaud Barbara Lo Fisher and NVIC for all their hard work and dedication. Please support NVIC so that we can keep moving forward helping to allow freedom of choice! You do have a choice, and a voice!
Thanks to the NVIC, I was able to find answers on the Internet after my son's pediatrician described his adverse vaccine reaction as "normal". We were able to save him from further damage and also protect our daughter who was born 4 years later. We started asking for vaccine inserts and we discovered that we could get exemptions from vaccines in our state, even though the teachers and doctors told us we didn't have that option.
NVIC has played a central role in my activism over the past year. The Advocacy Portal informed me of vaccine related legislation in Rhode Island which empowered me to take action. On Saturday, I had a lengthy conversation with my congressman as well as many of his team members and a local reporter. All around me, I am seeing people beginning to wake up and question vaccine safety. This would never have happened without the decades of tireless work on the part of NVIC.
In addition, the NVIC is one of my top resources when directing people toward reliable and up to date vaccine information.
I really appreciate being able to ask questions about this topic and to get advice regarding the legal options we have. Very prompt responses too. Thank You!!
There are so many organizations in this day that you sometimes miss the diamond in the rough! That is what I feel the NVIC is for not only the Chiropractic community but for anyone looking for legit information on vaccines, and the possibilities to help the cause.
I thank all who work diligently to supply us with information that we can help out a campaign with but also help our communities spread the word of truth about vaccines.
I commend you and from the bottom of my heart say thank you!
What a wonderful resource for Doctors, families, children, and the health of our communities. I appreciate the information provided and resources to be able to utilize in my practice. Thank you!
There are so many causes in the world today. Many of them on face value seem good and worthwhile but you always wonder if the money you contribute it truly going to the cause they claim to represent. That is not a fear of mine with NVIC. This organization is very transparent with their finances and their cause. I have been so impressed with their selfless mission. Their issue is obviously polarizing but i believe it is important for all of humanity to know the facts. If history shows us anything it is that you cannot trust the people that are making billions on the very products they claim we, as a body of people, MUST have. We see these effects with the opioid epidemic facing our nation now. Organizations like NVIC are so important to keep the truth out there.
I am very pleased with this group and encourage others that share the same believe to get involved!
This is a fantastic organization. So often you contact an organization or company with a question and it's like they never get back to you or do halfheartedly. When I've reached out to the NVIC with questions they have taken the inquiry seriously and responded kindly after serious research into finding the answers. No one will debate that this is a topic with lots of emotion on both sides and I they know this and respond with a level of care that is appropriate for such an important, emotional topic. Impressed, truly.
My husband's children both had severe reactions to immunizations and when our daughter was born we knew that we needed to put her on a delayed, slower vaccine schedule then what is recommended. We have been blessed to have a Nurse Practitioner that works with us on our wishes. It is getting time for her to go to school and we needed to have exemption papers ready as she will not be getting all of the vaccines on the schedule. I have used this site for many years to stay informed on all things vaccines. NVIC has a wealth of information and has been a huge part of this journey my family is on. The link under the State of Louisiana for the exemption form did not have the exemption form and I emailed Gail. The response she gave was so amazing. She responded right away looking into the matter and within a few days the link was fixed and I had a copy of the exemption form. I was so taken back by this response because my request could have easily been ignored or forgotten about. This decision that us parents have to make that the rest of society deems as unreasonable and dangerous is no easy feat. The opposition from every side can seem very daunting at times and this experience has been incredibly uplifting and I was given hope today. Thanks Gina, keep up the amazing work!!
I live in California worst state ever when it comes to vaccines so being that I have a 2 month old granddaughter I was concerned with her upcoming doctors appointment. I started doing some research online to see what my options were and I ran across this website. I emailed them and Gina Bernazzani Director of Counseling for NVIC responded, she was very helpful. I am truly grateful to have found a organization with such knowledge and resources.
I was given the shingles and Prevnar13 on the same day and in the same arm 10 months ago. I still have side affects. Swelling in my arm up my throat, in my face and onto my other arm. I turn a purple red at worst. I become breathless and hoarse throat. I'm very fatigued and emotional feeling fragile. I get nowhere talking with Sanford clinic. Hope to talk to the higher ups. Every organization from FDA CDC MERK and PHIZER tell me to go to the live virus information and they should follow that directive which states no other immunization with in 28 days. This organization has been very helpful
I just had a great experience with Gina Bernazzani of NVIC. I had a question regarding immunization laws in the 1990s, and although there were no relevant records in the NVIC files, Gina went out of her way to search for other sources that could be useful. I had tried searching online myself and found nothing, so Gina must have really worked hard to find these three different documents. Kudos to Gina for being so dedicated to public health!
Thank you, will be sure to pass on to Gina :-) So glad you found information we dug up to be of use.
I contacted the NVIC twenty years ago when my son whom I thought had totally recovered from autism became very ill again following a measles booster shot. I have followed their work ever since. Becoming autistic twice in one lifetime is two times too often. If you are looking for unbiased, scientific information regarding vaccines, NVIC is the place to turn to. I will be forever grateful for their amazing work, unrelenting focus and commitment to the truth.
As a parent, I found the Vaccine Policy & Law Reform Guide especially helpful in preparing for a mandatory meeting at the health department in order to obtain a vaccination waiver. NVIC does a fabulous job in clarifying the issues!
The National Vaccine Information Center has been a reliable and accurate source of support and information for me raising my children, as each vaccine has to be evaluated based upon its risk/benefit. I never would have known the "other side of the story" - how many vaccine damaged children are really out there. Parents have a right to know the risk/benefit information related to each vaccine, so they can make informed choices for their children.
So very thankful for a non-bias resource to help support my journey. So much information is available on the topic of vaccines and I have found NVIC to "top notch". NVIC is able to explain and source answers to questions related to vaccines and vaccine safe that is very helpful. I would recommend anyone interested in seeking knowledge on vaccines add NVIC to their resource list.
Thank you for your positive review of our resources. NVIC works hard to provide the public with credible information to assist in their vaccine decision-making process.
I was first introduced to NVIC 5 years ago at a Conference in Virginia. The entire organization from top to bottom is run with integrity. Everyone I met, volunteers, staff and representatives of NVIC were professional, knowledgeable and mission driven. What I really loved was the research and facts they brought to the conversation around vaccines, both documented and sourced. They do not tell people what to do, rather provide the information for consumer to make informed decisions. Thank you NVIC!!
Wow, thank you! We are very happy to hear that you were pleased with the conference and our support. Thanks for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review. We take our mission work very seriously and provide credible resources supporting our mission work and are very glad you found them helpful.
I had emailed NVIC inquiring if they knew why animal vaccines do NOT contain adjuvants, even with multiple dose vials. There is no mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, etc. in animal vaccines.
Also it is interesting to note that AVMA policy is now to only vaccinate every 3 yrs. It had been yearly. Titers to measure antibodies are also often used in pets, to determine if vaccine is actually 'needed'. It appears that vet med is more concerned with the welfare of their animal patients and/or their owners.
NVIC was very prompt in sending a helpful reply to my email.
Thank you for this wonderful review of our counselor response. We try very hard to answer all questions we receive. We hope the information we were able to provide was helpful for you and your pet.