How to Get a School Vaccine Exemption in Maine

No your child DOES NOT have to recieve a vaccine, any vaccine, to attend a public or private school in Maine. Unfortunately, your school may not notify you of this.  Often parents are sent letters that say, “Starting this fall, the State of Maine has issued a new vaccine requirement that your child must have to attend school…” yet fails to mention that vaccine exemptions are available. The state of Maine has three vaccine exemptions, medical, religious and philosophical.  If the family of a student wants to opt out of one or more vaccines, they simply need to write a short […]

Maine Immunization Program Safety Gaps

Maine Immunization Program Safety Gaps White Paper Summary June 16, 2017 Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice Ginger Taylor, MS, Director 207-200-8469 The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA)i grants liability protection to the vaccine industry in cases of vaccine injury or death, thus morphing the US National Immunization Program (NIP) into an unaccountable entity. It has evolved in an irresponsible, aggressive and scientifically unfounded direction, tripling the vaccine schedule recommended for all childrenii by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), administering of vaccines in untested combinations and populations, and denying the damage such recklessness has […]

When the CDC Pertussis VIS says, “Lowered Consciousness,” It Means Hypotonic-Hyporesponsive Episode

In late 2014, the Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice wished to clarify the meaning of the language of the CDC’s Pertussis Vaccine Information Statement when it referred to, “lowered consciousness,” as a serious adverse outcome of the vaccine. “Severe problems (very rare) • Serious allergic reaction (less than 1 out of a million doses) • Several other severe problems have been reported after DTaP vaccine. These include: – Long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness – Permanent brain damage.” [emphasis added] Because we could not find “lowered consciousness” as a term defined in the medical literature with any specific description, […]

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: “Families are Under No Obligation to Put Their Children at Risk By Participating in the Corrupt Current US National Immunization Program”

Today, the Johns Hopkins Journal, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, has published their issue entitled, “Narrative Symposium: To Vaccinate or Not? Parents’ Stories.” The journal description of this edition: “This narrative symposium, “To Vaccinate or Not? Parents’ Stories”, is comprised of personal stories from 12 parents on their decisions about whether or not to vaccinate their children.They offer a first hand look at the debated issues of vaccination. As the narrative symposium editors said, “The goal of this symposium is to aid in a more constructive conversation between pro-vaccination/anti-vaccination groups.” Included in the narriatves is a letter from the Director of the […]

Mumps Outbreak at Bowdoin College

Two cases of mumps have been reported at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.  The Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice has notified all parties publicly involved of the US v. Merck case, and its potential impact on this outbreak, including Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, Trinity College, Tufts University, Wesleyan University, and Williams College. Subject: Mumps Outbreak at Bowdoin College Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 16:43:25 -0400 From: Ginger Taylor <> To: Christopher Pezzullo, Paul Perzanoski, Dr. Jeffrey Maher, Tim Foster, Clayton S. Rose, Clayton Spencer, David A. Greene, Katherine Bergeron, David Wippman, […]

Event: Accuracy and Informed Consent in Medicine: What doctors don’t know about vaccination can harm you.

  The Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice presents: Accuracy and Informed Consent in Medicine: What doctors don’t know about vaccination can harm you Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine Sunday, November 6th, 3 pm Dr. Suzanne Humphries is a private medical consultant with a current American Board of Internal Medicine certification in nephrology, who practices in Maine and Virginia. She is co-author of Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History, and has lectured throughout Scandinavia, the USA and New Zealand on vaccines, holistic health, infant immunity, and vitamin C. Dr. Humphries was a […]

MCVC Responds to Maine DHHS’s Move to Add Tdap Vaccine to Schedule by Fiat and Without Public Hearings

From: Ginger Taylor, MS Director Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice   To: Tera Pare, Manager, Regulations and Enforcement (DHHS) Jaci Holmes, Federal State Legislative Liaison (DOE) Department of Health and Human Services Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention & Maine Department of Education Re: PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 10-144 CMR, Ch. 261 (DHHS); 05-071 CMR, Ch. 126 (DOE)   Dear Ms. Pare and Ms. Holmes, During the 2015 legislative session, five vaccine bills were proposed, three of which attempted to increase the vaccine burden on children, and impinge on the rights of families to make uncoerced vaccine decisions for their […]

Maine Has No Plan to Care For Vaccine injured Children

During the vaccine push of 2015 in which the vaccine industry and legislators supporting it presented more than 100 bills across the country to remove and restrict the rights of families to decline vaccines, the discussions surrounding the bills in question showed plainly what families have been reporting for many years.  Namely that physicians know little to nothing about vaccine injury and that the medical establishment and public health agencies promoting the vaccine program have no plan to care for the vaccine injured. After failing to respond to the many questions that we have asked of the Maine Immunization Program, […]

MCVC Files A False Claims Complaint Against MaineHealth

On October 14, 2015, a complaint was filed with Maine DHHS against MaineHealth for making egregiously false claims about immuizations, a product line that they sell to the public: To the Maine Department of Health and Human Services Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services Complaint against MaineHealth for making false product safety claims on pharmaceuticals sold and administered by their corporation. I would like to file a complaint against MaineHealth for making fraudulent statements concerning one of their product lines. MaineHealth, both on the web site and during an interview on MPBN on December 1, 2014, have made false […]

Our Response to Maine CDC’s Chief, Kenneth Albert, Announcement of Support For Laws Infringing on Uncoerced Informed Consent in Vaccination

UPDATED 10/15/15: The Portland Press Herald has erroneously reported that Kenneth Albert supported some form of LD 471 in the future, and our response has been amended to reflect this new information.  This is one of dozens of examples of false, incomplete and misleading information on vaccines and vaccine policy reported by Joe Lawlor and the Portland Press Herald over the past year.  In light of that, the Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice frankly should have known better than to take the paper’s reporting at face value, and should have checked with Mr. Albert’s office first to confirm his position […]