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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

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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!

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!!!

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!

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.

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

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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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.

1 Katie M.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a question regarding my vaccine rights for my child, and the legal information that my pediatrician had me sign. The NVIC gave me exactly the answer and info that I needed to move forward. They truly care about the well being of our kids, and freely give of themselves to fight for the freedom of vaccine choice.

1 Lorraine N.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an encouragement to find help online. While this organization did not have the help I needed at their fingertips, they directed me to the people who sent links to help me discern the truth about immunization laws in our state as they pertain to our daughter's private school. Simply doing an internet search is not as helpful as it used to be. But with the help I found from this organization, things came into focus quickly. I had to click back and forth from one link to another, but all of the links were finally easy to find! Thank you!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I want to thank God for this wonderful organization and for its co-founder, Barbara Loe Fisher, whose books on vaccines I read when I was pregnant with my first baby. I, now have 2 very healthy unvaccinated boys and I couldn’t be more grateful for coming across this organization and Ms Barbara’s books!
I will do my best in sharing the information they provide with as many people as possible as my heart breaks with every child injured and abused by the vaccine industry!

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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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1 Maddalena Cirignotta D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

1 Bharon H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!