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Causes: Education, Health

Mission: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is dedicated to the prevention of vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and to defending the informed consent ethic in vaccine policies and laws. As an independent clearinghouse for information on diseases and vaccines, NVIC does not advocate for or against the use of vaccines. We support the availability of all preventive health care options, including vaccines, and the right of consumers to make educated, voluntary health care choices.

Results: NVIC's co-founders worked with Congress on the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which acknowledged that vaccine injuries and deaths are real and that the vaccine injured and their families should be financially supported and that vaccine safety protections were needed in the mass vaccination system. The law set up a federal vaccine injury compensation program, as well as included legal requirements for vaccine providers to give parents vaccine benefit and risk information before their children are vaccinated; keep written records of vaccine manufacturer names and lot numbers for each vaccination given; enter serious health problems following vaccination into a child's permanent medical record; and report serious health problems following vaccination to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). In 1996, NVIC realized a major goal when, after 14 years of public advocacy, the FDA finally licensed a purified pertussis vaccine (DTaP vaccine) for American babies. In 1999, the live virus polio vaccine (OPV) was replaced by the inactivated polio vaccine and vaccine strain paralytic polio cases were eliminated in America. Co-founders and members of NVIC have also represented consumers on the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, the Institute of Medicine's Vaccine Safety Forum, the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, the Vaccine Policy Analysis Collaborative, and the Consumers United for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Cochrane Collaboration – U.S. In 1989, the organization held an International Scientific Workshop attended by pediatric neurologists, epidemiologists, neuroimmunologists, molecular biologists, bacteriologists and neuropathologists to evaluate the neurological complications of pertussis and the whole cell pertussis vaccine. In 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2009 NVIC held the International Public Conference on Vaccination, which brought together more than 500 doctors, scientists, health officials, lawyers, ethicists, journalists and parents from 34 states and five countries to the U.S. Capitol to present new scientific data about vaccines and diseases and discuss the biological mechanism of vaccine-induced injury, death and chronic illness. Since 1982, NVIC has reached millions of families and provided information about diseases and vaccines to thousands of parents, health care providers and other individuals around the world through our free NVIC Vaccine E-newsletter, website and social media efforts. NVIC also operates a Vaccine Reaction Registry, and online public forums on vaccine harassment and failures. In 2010 the NVIC Advocacy Portal was launched as a public service to provide support and information on changes in state vaccine policy and laws, which has created a grassroots network of activists engage to protect vaccine informed consent.

Target demographics: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is dedicated to the prevention of vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and to defending the informed consent ethic in medicine.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year alone NVIC responded with life-saving information to over 9,000 individuals who contact us annually with questions about vaccines and disease.

Geographic areas served: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a national charitable, non-profit educational organization founded in 1982. NVIC launched the vaccine safety and informed consent movement in America in the early 1980's and is the oldest and largest consumer led organization advocating for the institution of vaccine safety and informed consent protections in the public health system.

Programs: Since 1982, NVIC has operated a Vaccine Reaction Registry and provides the public with a forum to post vaccine harassment and failure reports to our website, as well as founded the International Memorial for Vaccine Victims. NVIC’s website also provides to the public information on vaccines and disease to support informed decision-making, and many other resources which provide more information about infectious diseases, vaccines, and new research into healing therapies for vaccine related illness and disability. In 2010 NVIC’s Advocacy portal was launched to provide the public with analysis and legislative alerts on vaccine policy and law changes in each state and has since built a nationwide network of educated citizens activists to advocate for informed consent protections in vaccine law and policy.

Community Stories

86 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.In gratitude! Take the 45 minutes and watch.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNfDneO5RGI

Jane Robertson D.

Donor

Rating: 5

I first met Barbara Loe Fisher while attending Life Chiropractic College in 1993. I attended one of her lectures and have been inspired to research vaccines ever since. I Thank her from the bottom of my heart for all her hard work and dedication in educating people about vaccines.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My number one GO TO resource for the most current information in legislative happenings and vaccine data. I trust NVICs experience, knowledge and positioning regarding informed consent among many key values they carry into the population. They are an information portal bursting with relevant, fact driven information. I’m grateful for their efforts in saving our children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer who wants to protect our health freedom, I can honestly say that doing so would not be possible without the help of the NVIC. This organization is made up of women who inspire me every day, and I have come to admire them greatly. Any time I have needed guidance or an answer to a question, they have been there for me without hesitation. These women work tirelessly to help volunteers like myself, as well as anyone looking for answers regarding health laws. The NVIC website is a one stop shop for all things legislative to help people find their local representatives and keep track of current and upcoming bills that could impend on our freedom. The site also includes information that is vital in helping parents make an informed decision regarding vaccination. I am so thankful for this priceless resource and the incredible people that represent the NVIC.

Beverly A.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I contacted the National Vaccine Information Center seeking information concerning doctors in the Springfield Va area that would take unvaccinated children as patients. They were so helpful with several resources to help my daughter find a doctor. I was also pleased at how quickly the responded to our inquiry. It is great to have such a professional informative nonprofit to reach out to for information concerning vaccines.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found your website after searching for information on vaccine exemptions in my state. WOW! This was SO helpful!
I took some time to look through your site and was thrilled to find referenced and accurate information on vaccines. I learned so much from your site and will be recommending it to my friends.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am concerned with the ingredients in vaccines. Doctors usually give you the package insert AFTER your child has been vaccinated that details the possible side effects. I really appreciate the "Vaccine Ingredient Calculator" on NVIC's website. It helps vaccine consumers become educated BEFORE they go the doctor. Especially with newly censored internet content, NVIC will continually be a mainstay of information for those looking to make informed decisions about vaccines. I read the articles that NVIC publishes about vaccine information. It is important for Americans to have and exercise their right to informed medical decisions. NVIC is working tirelessly to preserve that right. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is an honor to share how NVIC has assisted our family in making informed health care choices. Three of our four children have experienced severe reactions to immunizations, and NVIC has been a beacon of truth and well-researched, practical information. We highly value their practical, clear-minded content and are grateful for their positive perspective on parental rights and informed consent. Having lived and served overseas for many years with the US military, we treasure NVIC’s influence around the world in countries dominated by government-controlled health care. Thank you, NVIC, for continuing to protect the blessed freedom of choice we enjoy as American citizens.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

07/12/2019

Regardless of what a person's political beliefs are, if they live in America they know very well that pharmaceutical companies have released a great deal of most untrustworthy scientific literature about the safety and efficacy of their products. Vaccines are pharmaceutical products (!), yet the trend has been for each of these companies to be regarded by the totality of the general public as “the devil himself” when it comes to pills and to be regarded as angels when it comes to shots. I am a direct relative of a medical doctor who founded what is today one of the largest charities in the world, which has given untold numbers of vaccines around the world in an effort to eradicate infectious diseases. My relative could not have known about the problems with vaccines then, but we don't have that excuse today and that is partly because of the efforts of NVIC. I can tell readers plainly that vaccine manufacturing has *long* been one of the most dishonest industries in human history and that the government agencies promoting the shots in concert with that industry have done more than their share of regularly lying to the public.

The 1979 CBS 60 Minutes segment on the 1976 Swine Flu vaccine disaster was an excellent example of real journalism; I believe the mainstream news did that sort of thing infrequently then and never in more recent years. The industry knew that neurological injuries would result and released the shot anyway. That formula (foreknowledge of neurological damage → callous release of the product) has been repeated so many times in America that we are now reaching the point where the nation can be considered very significantly crippled by that factor alone.

Now here's another picture of honesty (I'm truly not being sarcastic) from the June 1st 1984 issue of the Federal Register, daily journal of the US government, regarding the live oral polio vaccine:

“However, although the continued availability of the vaccine may not be in immediate jeopardy, any possible doubts, whether or not well founded, about the safety of the vaccine cannot be allowed to exist in view of the need to assure that the vaccine will continue to be used to the maximum extent consistent with the nation’s public health objectives.” [1]

None of the people who mistakenly wrote 1-star reviews here can possibly refute the quotation I just used because it is straight out of the mouth of the US government—provably so. For this reason I implore those reviewers to delete their 1-star reviews until such a time as they have done some independent investigation (which necessarily means looking at both sides) rather than just repeating what we all were trained by the mainstream news to believe in.

Here I have only just given a couple of starting points for the reader so that he or she may begin to see the cracks in the edifice of immunology. Why should that be such a great surprise, when the official US health agencies openly refer to *next year*, 2020, as the beginning of the “post-antibiotic era” (their terminology, not mine)? Aside from vaccines, antibiotics *were* the other supposedly-wondrous allopathic intervention of the modern era.

We are living in a time when a few individuals have been using science (i.e. thorough control of what is published in scientific journals) and technology (i.e. the surveillance state) to perfect dictatorship. I'm not referring, primarily, to communist China. I'm referring to America.

Really, NVIC is actually far too moderate for my personal taste. They just promote free access to information about the risks and ostensible-though-not-actual 'benefits' of vaccines and they simply promote medical informed consent (which by definition is actually the freedom to refuse medical interventions for oneself or one's child). To use the words of Joel Wallach, DVM ND of Dead Doctors Don't Lie: “[Allopathic] doctors have legislated themselves into a protected monopoly.” Personally, I'm anti-vaccine. It took me years to get there. At first I made wimpy statements like: “I just want safe vaccines.” But anyone who has been studying this for a while knows as I do that (just as I said before) vaccine manufacturing has been one of the most dishonest industries in human history. That alone is more than enough to make a decision: if the industry is dishonest, then don't buy their products and inject your babies with them. But it seems to me that maybe the world has really needed organizations like NVIC (which appear to be rather moderate) because some people have had a tendency to reject the truth if the truth didn't sound very moderate at first. But that's only a tendency. I trust that people are maturing; they can handle the truth. So my difference with NVIC right now is mainly just a stylistic one. Now NVIC has long tracked the pending legislation in each state and sent out action alerts any time medical freedom (medical informed consent) was under attack. This is a very valuable service, and should be continued for as long as the would-be allopathic dictatorship may be expected to continue its steady march forward in enacting unfavorable state and federal legislation.

Medical kidnapping of children for the purposes of the three most tyrannical 'disciplines' in allopathic 'medicine' (oncology, immunology and psychiatry) has occurred in very large numbers here in America; medical kidnapping of adults has also occurred in large numbers. The problem has been much larger than the topic of vaccines and much larger than the field of medicine itself, but I would have to say that:

(a) I like and generally agree with the speeches I have heard by NVIC Director Barbara Loe Fisher and
(b) I value the informational services provided by NVIC including but not limited to what I described above

For these reasons, I give an overall thumbs up.

Thank you!


John (Health and Homestead Consultant, Oregon, United States)

[1] Federal Register. Vol. 49 No. 107. Friday, June 1st 1984, Page 23007. To confirm this quotation, see Page 255 within the PDF scan of this issue at the Government Publishing Office webpage:
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-1984-06-01/pdf/FR-1984-06-01.pdf

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was so grateful to find this wonderful organization, which serves parents into rightfully making an informed decision about the way their children should be treated by medical professionals. I am not against all vaccines but I am against them being given at such an early and short interval while the BBB is still forming and it’s fragile at the most.
I am glad that NVIC and Gina in particular gave me strength to change my Peds office by giving me information about doctors who don’t push on Big Pharma’s and CDC’s vaccine extensive schedules. I wish we could all wake up into a reality which controls healthy lifestyle choices instead of pushing us and our children into traumatic, chronic and lifelong negative consequences.

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your story here. We are pleased that you found the information you were looking for!

2 Matthew M.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Dangerous nonprofit that has the sole goal of spreading fear and distrust about safe, life-saving treatments to overly-concerned parents trying to do right by their children. They seem to have an extremely tenuous understanding of basic scientific principles, and they flagrantly ignore overwhelming evidence disagreeing with their presuppositions while blindly accepting any rumor that confirms their hoax. No doubt this organization will directly lead to deaths of innocent children, and I can hardly think of a more detestable goal than that.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had a question about a TB skin test - not a vaccine, but my request for information was followed up in less than 24 hours with helpful information!

2 Robin J.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Was a healthy 15 month old then i got the MMR vaccine and that changed my world. Please research before vaccines. I have cerebellitis due to the MMR shot. If my mom knew the risks or what not, i would never get vaccined probably. The doctors dont tell everything. Since i had that reaction my sister didn't get vaccined till now since she has kids, she in her 20's. Noone(doctors,etc) knew if it was genetic or not. Since then i have had many health issues including brain issues. I have to do physical therapy for my life. I have trouble with walking, talking, communication and daily activities. My life wont ever be like "normal" people and im good with that now. Research Research research

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NVIC 06/21/2019

So sorry to hear that you were injured and appreciate your story. Thank you for your kind words.

Lisa494

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I could not and would not want to imagine a world without the clarity, courage and advocacy of NVIC. Their unflagging support for conscientious parents and practitioners, vision for a just society, and historical contribution to the wellness of humanity, is a welcome and needed beacon of sanity for our time. Our children's children will remember their leadership and thank them.

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Thank you! We appreciate that you took the time to post your comment. Be well!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so thankful to have found the National Vaccine Information Center. After years of researching vaccines, I now understand the danger involved and the difficulty for parents to prevent possible injury. I have been looking for an organization in which to turn to for guidance and answers, and have found that in the National Vaccine Information Center. Thank you for being an advocate for parents and guardians!

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Our pleasure and thank you for your support!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Watching my daughter go through 2 years now of medical proceedures, pain and confusion has been the worse. Finding NVIC and them providing me with all the informaton to education myself has been amazing. To know that there is so much facts and research to back up what I have believed. The best part of finding them, is to know we are not alone!! The medical profession so many times has thought my daughter is just a complainer ...I have always thought the HPV was the on-set of everything she is expierencing so to read others storeies of their children or themselves going through the same things.. My heart!!!

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NVIC 06/21/2019

So sorry to hear that your daughter is vaccine injured. We hope she is recovering. Please reach out to us if you are in need of additional resource information.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had concerns about the vaccines that my doctor was recommending and wanted to find detailed information on the risks and benefits. NVIC's website provided me with the information that I needed to make my decision. I had an additional question and staff responded with the information that I needed. Highly recommend!

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Thank you. NVIC works hard to provide factual information for the public to assist in informed decision making.

Donor

Rating: 5

After a family member was injured severely by a vaccine, I began the long and confusing search for causes and solutions. NVIC plays a critical role as a mature, scientific, fact-based clearinghouse of both stories and political policies on the vaccine issue. I highly recommend the organization for its integrity and effectiveness on this important healthcare and human rights issue.

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Thank you for sharing your story and we hope your loved one is recovering from their injury.

naturopath

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The NVIC is one of the oldest and most important organizations working toward educating the public and the medical profession about the truth regarding vaccines and vaccine science. It never ceases to amaze me, as a 25 year full time health professional, how well the pharmaceutical companies and our government have corrupted the public knowledge and access to real science. The NVIC and anyone else who works towards getting the facts out has a very difficult uphill battle. This is a very worthwhile nonprofit and many more should learn the facts and donate to their difficult quest or else so many of our children will be permanently damaged that we may end up with no work force and lose our standing in the world. I have many audio and video recordings on my web site as we all work to get the truth out. Some of the audio recording are from past NVIC conferences. Remember that the only reason we move forward in science is due to those few forward thinking individuals and organizations that have learned that Main Stream Is WRONG. Without such pioneers, we would not have planes, boats, cars, electricity, antibiotics and many other helpful things, unlike the harmful vaccines that are only thought to be something that they are not. Always FULLY investigate a number of true experts on BOTH SIDES of an argument before deciding where you feel the truth is or may be hiding. David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Thank you Dr. David! We appreciate the time it took to share how important it is to have accurate information on diseases and vaccines as one makes health-related decisions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for NVIC and for speaking to Gina who was able to provide me with lists of doctors who will either delay or not insist upon vaccination for my new grandson. My son, who is now 29, had episodes of prolonged, inconsolable crying after each of his 3 DPT vaccines as an infant. Our pediatrician, at that time, dismissed it as not being significant and said, "Just give him some Tylenol." My son, who was a very healthy and strong infant when born, went on to have a delay in speech and toileting, along with constant crying, irritability and mood swings which have lasted to this day despite no further vaccinations and many holisitic interventions, for which I have had to pay out-of-pocket for as the AMA does not recognize most alternative treatments!

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Glad Gina could help provide resources to find a doctor. Thanks for sharing!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I had a question on vaccines and the risk, I contacted NVIC and was provided with factual information that allowed me to make an informed decision. My doctor kept pressuring me to get vaccinated despite my health issues and the information provided to me by NVIC made me realize that the risk of vaccine injury far exceeded any potential health benefit. Thank you NVIC for your unbiased and factual information.

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Thank you for your support. We try very hard to provide factual information on diseases and vaccines to assist the public in making informed decisions.