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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.

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119 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I reached out to NVIC regarding a disheartening + over-reaching flu vaccine mandate from my place of Federal employment. NVIC California Advocacy Director Terry Roark contacted me herself after researching the issue. She provided me with a directive which will allow me + fellow coworkers the ability to maintain our right to decide what is or isn't injected into our bodies. This gives me a huge sense of relief. It is reassuring to know there are organizations who advocate for the preservation of our rights to make informed choices. And, that organizations like NVIC are filled with passionate individuals like Terry with stealth sleuthing skills + a know-how in obtaining vital information to protect our continued yet wavering rights to informed consent.Stay Strong + Thanks Again!

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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.

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Thank you for your kind words!

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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!!

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Glad we were able to fix that link - thanks for telling us!

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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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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NVIC 01/25/2017

Thank you, will be sure to pass on to Gina :-) So glad you found information we dug up to be of use.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Glad the guide was helpful!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Thank you for taking the time to comment. Where there is the risk of injury or death with any treatment or intervention, there must always be access to full and accurate information, and choice!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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NVIC 07/19/2016

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.

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Many thanks for your comment!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!

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NVIC 07/14/2016

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.

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NVIC 06/21/2019

You're welcome! We don't judge anyone's vaccine choices, but we defend to the ground that they are your decisions to make.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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NVIC 07/14/2016

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.

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NVIC 06/21/2019

Thank you, we work very hard to respond to all of the inquiries we receive.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In a time where our society is saturated with information, we are learning to be efficient navigators. However, this takes a lot of time. I trust NVIC as a source of factual and valuable information regarding the political and medical vaccine agendas. Their team does the research I cannot do.

Since knowing about and following the work of NVIC I am keenly aware of the medical propaganda we're shown. NVIC helps me to cross check the media and has given me the knowledge to better communicate with others about the physical, financial and mental costs of vaccines.

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NVIC 07/14/2016

We are glad that you feel empowered to cross check what you are reading and educating yourself. That is really what NVIC is about, empowering consumers to educate themselves to make informed decisions relating to vaccines. Be well!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had questions regarding the religious exemption for vaccinations in my state. I called and left a message and they were very prompt in getting back with me and also with an efficient reply. Thank you!

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NVIC 07/14/2016

Exemption information is a commonly asked question and we work hard to keep our state vaccine law pages up to date so that this information is at your fingertips! So glad that you got a quick response and hope that you will check out your state page too!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was having a hard time finding a doctor in Knoxville TN to treat my children since we choose not to vaccinate. I was blown away that doctors would choose not to treat a child. I contacted NVIC and they gave me direction on how to find a doctor for my children. Thank you NVIC!

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NVIC 07/19/2016

You are very welcome!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization helped me to become better educated on the potential risks of vaccination and allowed me to make a choice that I was comfortable with.
I checked out other vaccine related websites and they minimized the risks and clearly promoted vaccines as being wonderful and safe for everyone. They encouraged everyone to get them.
As a health care provider, I know that any medication comes with potential side effects. Vaccines are no different. It is refreshing to find an organization that provides facts on risks of both the disease and the vaccine and enables people to make a better choice.
This is very refreshing as the new healthcare model has become one heavily influenced by pharmaceutical companies.
Keep up your great work!

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NVIC 04/01/2016

We so appreciate that you were able to find vaccine risk information that was otherwise hard to find. Our goal is to make sure that folks understand that vaccines, like all pharmaceutical products, are not risk free. It is important to understand the risks as they apply to you individually and to make an informed decision about whether or not vaccines are right for you. Be well!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Crucial work done here. Very helpful.

Suzanne Myron, NY

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NVIC 07/19/2016

Thanks Suzanne! We appreciate your comment.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am grateful for the work that NVIC does to 1) help those seeking education about vaccine reactions, 2) help those injured and seeking resources, 3) promote advocacy work to ensure that informed consent to medical procedures is maintained, and 4) promote non-discrimination for those that choose to not opt-in (opt out) of some or all vaccinations.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Thanks very much for your review! It sums up our mission goals very nicely and the fact that you understood why we make this information available to the public and advocate for choice tells us we are on track.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are so fortunate as parents, citizens and frankly, human beings that an organization like NVIC exists. They fulfill their mission to inform the public with unbiased information with the upmost integrity and compassion. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for your tireless efforts to keep us informed so that we may advocate for ourselves and our families.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

You are so welcome! Thanks very much for your positive feedback :-)

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Donor

Rating: 5

This charity does amazing work. Great resources, up to date information for everyone to make an INFORMED decision. I have been a donor for this organization for years and will continue to promote their good work. Thank you NVIC for all you do.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Sandra, we appreciate that you took the time to provide this wonderful compliment. We are very pleased that the information we provided to you was helpful.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This company does so much to educate and get the truth out to the public. I fully support this nonprofit in all that they do.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Thanks very much - we are grateful for your support and compliment!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot thank this charity enough for educating us regarding the dangers of vaccines. I suffer from side effects of a vaccine I got while pregnant with my first daughter. If it was not for the info they provide, my whole family would be suffering from these same side effects. Thank you NVIC!!

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NVIC 04/01/2016

We are very pleased that your children are well and hope that the side effects you have experienced from vaccines have ceased. Be well.

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3 Shannon112

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for this site. I found it when I was pregnant with my son. My daughter almost died from her vaccinations and learned later that she has an egg allergy. I also have an egg allergy. Considering my almost 2 year old throws up anytime he eats eggs, it's safe to say he does as well. I'm thankful to this site for helping me to learn about the exemptions for my state so I could choose the appropriate one. I'm thankful for the education regarding the laws state by state along with resources. Keep up the great work!!!

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Shannon, we are very glad that you found the exemption information we provide to the public helpful. We hope that you and your children are well.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for all you do! It's so important for parents to have a reliable source of information. All parents need to research vaccines and their side effects. Vaccines are not safe or effective for all of us.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Brandy, thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are grateful for your time in doing so and are very glad that you found NVIC to be a useful resource in your decision-making process.

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3 Sherri Kaye T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been reading and connecting with wonderful data from NVIC for many, many years, now. I recommend them to people frequently. This site is all about information. They even have a list of 8 vaccine risk questions to ask. For example, one would never vaccinate a person who is sick. That is contra-indicated by medical protocol. Somehow some doctors will do this, but as a patient or a parent you can insist on waiting until you or your child, whoever is being vaccinated, are well. That is just one, there are a total of 8 questions to ask. NVIC is awesome.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Very happy that you found our Ask 8 matierals to be helpful! Thanks so much for your continued support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They helped guide me to the diagnosis of my child's illness when the doctor wouldn't/didn't know the answer.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Daisy, we are very happy that our resource referral service provided you with resources that were helpful in getting you the answers you needed. We hope your child's health has improved. Be well!

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4 Philip17

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fabulous work, great charity. Doing the research, outreach, and education.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

THANK YOU!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These folks are awesome. One of the few places people can look for unbiased information. Just the truth. Those who have recently rated NVIC with one star made a concerted effort to defame them. The following link shows their post to do so. I guess the willfully ignorant wish to not only spread disinformation, but to place an unfavorable slant on the truth to keep others from it as well. So much for letting people think for themselves. Just shows how dishonest they are,

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203872522413436&set=pcb.1525858244404160&type=3&permPage=1

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NVIC 04/01/2016

We certainly appreciate your comment and support of our work. Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a vaccine injured child and this organization has been helpful in my journey to understand why this happened.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

It is always sad to hear when someone has been hurt by vaccines. We hope that your child is doing well and are grateful for your kind words.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

NVIC is committed to truth and transparency. Their information is always accurate and they maintain their integrity and reliability on all fronts.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

So glad you find us to be a reliable resource. Thanks very much for your compliment!

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5 Rick O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The NVIC is here to help your children grow up to be as healthy as they can. One of the most worthwhile charities here. Please keep up the great work!

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Thanks for your support!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't know where I would be if I hadn't found NVIC. They were a lantern of hope on a dark night (that lasted years).

I trusted the medical profession deeply and did what I was told. I like following the rules. It's safe, normal. I took pharmaceuticals without question. After the vaccine reaction, the confusion was horrible. Then, the betrayal deep.

I was told that "Vaccines are safe and effective," not that vaccine manufacturers became immune from financial liability in 1986 (OVER a decade before my child was born) because lawsuits for devastating vaccine damage were too costly for the corporations to bear. The vaccine that caused all this financial turmoil? The precursor to the vaccine that hurt my child. (No, it wasn't the MMR.)

Did any of my doctors tell me these things? No, NVIC did.

NVIC works tirelessly. Their stamina is INCREDIBLE. When faced with the insults, the ridicule, the denial that children are suffering, that "the scream" of a swelling brain never happened, that seizures are irrelevant... amid all this vicious disregard, NVIC continues caring, educating and advocating for our medical, parental and human rights.

Thank God for NVIC.

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7 Valerie70

Client Served

Rating: 5

This was one of the first places we went following the death of my grandson, due to a vaccine reaction. So much information, from unbiased sources, a very good place to begin research.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Valerie, many blessings to you and your family on your loss. We are very sorry to hear that it was the death of a loved one that brought our organization to light. We hope you are well. Thank you for your kind comments.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best place to go for vaccine information, resources and support. Highly recommend!

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Thanks for your comment - so glad you found our website to be helpful!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity helps inform the public of the risks associated with vaccines and helps those affected. They do not push people not to vaccinate instead allow you to make an informed decision.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Thanks for taking the time to make a positive comment about our services. We work hard to provide information and encourage people to make educated decisions.

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5 Jenna28

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This nonprofit has been very instrumental to parents across the United States. They are allowing truth and transparency and for the misinformation that has been spread for many years to finally be cleared away. They are advocating for our future generations and contributing to medical knowledge worldwide. Thank you for all that you have done.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Thanks Jenna! We are so glad that you found us to be a useful resource.

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6 Jamie87

Donor

Rating: 5

NVIC stands for an unpopular cause, educating people about their right to informed consent relating to vaccines. They are respectful, unwavering, and have great integrity in the face of entrenched opposition. They present the whole truth about our legal rights and vaccines, not just the vaccines-are-holy-put-your-head-back-in-the-sand-and-do-as-your-told script we get from almost everywhere else. They encourage people to make an informed decision. In a world were pharmaceutical companies use their immense resources to sway public opinion, this is an awesome undertaking. I commend this organization and appreciate the work they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

National Vaccine Informational Center (NVIC) is the best, most informed foundation for vaccine legislation, gobal reports, and scientific studies into vaccine safety and efficacy. The founder is also the strongest voice on capital hill for safe vaccines. They do great work and deserve five stars!! I'd give them more stars if I could!

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Wow - thank you for your enthusiastic support! Very happy that you find our services to be valuable.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization focused on the transparency of information regarding vaccines. Vaccines are medical interventions that come with mild to serious side effects that are constantly downplayed. Not everything in the medical world can be applied to every individual safely without consequence. At this point there are people in our government claiming that forcefully mandating every CDC recommended vaccine for everyone is a "Greater Good" must. For those who have been injured by vaccines or witnessed a family member suffer this is an insult to their experience and is reckless considering future complications to fellow members of our society who are indeed part of the "Greater Good". I am speaking from a very personal experience and those who feel I am not speaking with truth are exercising their right of opinion and nothing more. Where there is risk there must be a choice.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

We couldn't agree with you more! Vaccines are no different from any other pharmaceutical product - they carry the risk for injury and death. As individuals and families consider vaccination it is important to understand not only the risks posed by the disease, but the risks posed by vaccines. Every person/family must be allowed to make voluntary healthcare choices and vaccines are no exception. Thank you for your kind comment and support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This website is my go to site for credible information. I appreciate all the hard work this website does for parents.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Thanks very much!

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7 Natasha15

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They have been a great unbiased information source that has helped me in my research to keep my family healthy and a great site to recommend to family and friends who have questions. Unbias information is hard to come by these days so this is a real gem.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Thank you for your positive feedback!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great origination! Love donating to them! They provide great resources to parents and families.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Thanks for your support and for taking the time to provide a review!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

thank you for all that you do. sorry that trolls feel the need to tarnish your rating. the aluminum has damaged their brains.

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3 Kevin139

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This charity claims to be all about providing information about vaccines to concerned parents. They claim they are neither pro or anti vaccine, but simply educating people. The problem is that all of the information they provide is not only anti-vaccine, but does not match the scientific consensus. This 'charity' is trying to push an ideological agenda, one which is not consistent with the medical science on vaccines. They tend to suggest avoiding vaccines in all cases, which puts both the children of parents reading and other people who cannot be vaccinated, in danger. I strongly urge you, if you're reading this, NOT to donate to this charity, as they are fighting the very medical advances which have allowed our society to live the long, fulfilled lives we've achieved over the past two centuries.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Misleading! This 'organization' offers no information regarding vaccines- only dangerous misinformation and falsehoods to backup their anti-vaccine agenda.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

This organization presents inaccurate information that does not agree with scientific consensus regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.

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5 Lynne41

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization does no charitable work, and their mission is to spread misinformation about vaccines and vaccination under the guise of "informing" parents. They routinely downplay the dangers of vaccine-preventable diseases and they wildly overstate any actual risks of vaccines. From a scientific perspective their information is cherry-picked, deceptive and inaccurate. Their goal is to undermine public health efforts and to make parents fearful of vaccinating.

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5

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Spreads misinformation and medical advice that can hurt the public.

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Client Served

Rating: 3

I really love the work this agency is doing. it has personal relevance to me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent organization that advocates for vaccine choice and vaccine safety. This organizations encourages people to make informed decisions about vaccines by offering them factual information that they can use to make the best choice when it comes to vaccines. Vaccines are medicines and have risks. People need to be better educated on these risks before they decide to vaccinate.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Knowledge is power! We are pleased that you found the information we provided to be helpful and recognize the importance of informed consent. Thank you for taking the time to provide a review.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization provides factual information that is not readily available from the mainstream.
They provide a vital service to parents. We must be well informed to make the best possible
decisions for our children. The freedom to make such decisions must never be taken away and NVIC helps to insure this.

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Thanks so much for your kind words - we could not provide these services with out your support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Until you are the parent of a precious child that goes from a babbling baby, with 1st words, silly sounds, responsive laughter and real expressions....to one who goes silent, solemn and frustrated only days after their vaccination and "normal" fever, then perhaps your comments should be limited. Thank goodness for those who investigate what 22+ vaccinations can do to a child barely 2 years old and only 25lbs? And WHY we should be "forced" to BELIEVE that this is safe, when so many live through the horror...that it ISN'T? There is $ to be made in the insanity of these excessive vaccinations. I don't see what horrific ulterior motive NVIC would have to investigate, publicize, and make available information that is so real to many of us. Thank you, and kudos to you, NVIC! Please keep the information coming....

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NVIC 04/01/2016

Caring for the vaccine injured and watching their deterioration is a story that we at NVIC have heard many times. For many of us at NVIC, it is a story that we live. It is our hope and mission that in providing the public vaccine information and resources that we empower educated decision-making and can prevent future vaccine injuries and deaths. Every person is unique and doesn't necessarily respond the same way to vaccines and each person must be able to make voluntary vaccination decisions. Making voluntary health care choices without penalty is a basic human right. It is really as simple as that. Thank you for your comment.

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10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

The NVIC is a front group for the biggest bunch of anti-vaccine propagandists in the world. They have done are continue to do great harm to vaccination rates in the United State with their many lies about vaccines and vaccine safety. They do not deserve to be a nonprofit. If you donate to the NVIC, you may as well wish measles, meningitis, mumps and whooping cough across your community. They deserve ZERO stars as a rating. I state this as a pediatrician and a scientist who deeply cares for children and their health --Chris Hickie, MD, PhD

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7 Alec D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

NVIC are a virulently anti-vaccine organization which spreads lies and disinformation about vaccines. They have blood on their hands: their effort to tarnish the reputation of vaccines is literally killing children. No one who cares about the health and wellbeing of children should give a single red cent to NVIC.

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9 David252

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization promotes misinformation and pseudo-scientific views about the safety of vaccines on children, leading to outbreaks of previously eradicated diseases in the United States. They have even distributed links to the following article on their Facebook page which attempts to implicate vaccines as the cause of an infants death who was shaken to death by his parents (https://www.facebook.com/national.vaccine.information.center/posts/10152674879542931 / http://vactruth.com/2013/08/17/baby-dies-after-8-vaccines/). The level of misinformation is despicable. No one should be giving money to this organization as it is detrimental to public health.

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