Statement on Reported Mumps Case in York County

The Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice reminds the public that Merck, maker of the country’s only Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine, is currently in federal court being sued by its own scientists who claim that the company submitted fraudulent efficacy data to the FDA in 2000 to gain re-approval for the MMR II, and that the vaccine may be largely ineffective against the circulating mumps virus. Our organization has notified the Maine CDC in person and in writing over the last four years of this potential fraud, and that those born since at least 2000 may be highly vulnerable to […]

The Religious And Philosophical Vaccine Exemptions Exist For Very Good Reason

Dear Maine Legislator, The religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions exist for very good reason. There is a vaccine conversation that is upsetting for many, that the Maine Legislature must enter into this week. It is a discussion that the sponsors of LD 798 are unlikely to even know of, and is easily dismissed as internet rumor. However, the topic is central to your deliberations on the removal of the religious and philosophical exemptions proposed by LD 798. Mainers will begin to testify on Wednesday, so it is incumbent upon the Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice to to prepare you with […]