Rep. Ralph Tucker Introduces Bill to Violate Mainers Right to Informed Consent in Vaccination, and Deprive Some Maine Children of their Right to an Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  The Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice November 19, 2018,  Mail@MaineVaxChoice.org, 207-200-8469 Rep. Ralph Tucker Introduces Bill to Violate Mainers Right to Informed Consent in Vaccination, and Deprive Some Maine Children of their Right to an Education Brunswick, Maine – Representative Ralph Tucker (D-Brunswick) has announced the submission of his bill to the Maine Legislature to restrict and remove the rights of parents to exercise their religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions for school entry in Maine. The bill will bar some children from Maine schools, denying their right to a public education. He expects significant support from the […]

Letter to HHS Secretary Azar on Contradictory Vaccine Safety Positions Held by HHS

November 11, 2018 Dear Secretary Azar, I am the mother of a vaccine injured child, and I am looking for an explanation as to how four of your departments within HHS can hold four different positions on the question: “Do Vaccines Cause Autism?” At present, as the US Secretary of Health and Human Services, you currently hold four incompatible positions on the relationship between vaccines and autism in the four different departments that you manage and that contribute information to the public on vaccine safety. In answering the question, “Are vaccines linked to autism?” Your responses are: The Health Resources […]

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 […]

The Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice Provides Notice to the State of Maine on Deficiencies in the National Immunization Program and Maine Immunization Program

Subject: Notice on Deficiencies in the National Immunization Program and Maine Immunization Program Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:37:36 -0400 From: Ginger Taylor <ginger@mainevaxchoice.org> To: Paul LePage via Desjardins, Nicole <Nicole.Desjardins@maine.gov>, Ricker Hamilton via Kathy Veilleux <kathy.Veilleux@maine.gov>, Christopher Pezzullo <Christopher.Pezzullo@maine.gov>, Tonya Philbrick <Tonya.Philbrick@maine.gov>, Eric.Brakey@legislature.maine.gov, Hymanson, Patricia <Patricia.Hymanson@legislature.maine.gov>, Ben.Chipman@legislature.maine.gov, James.Hamper@legislature.maine.gov, Paul.Chace@legislature.maine.gov, Dale.Denno@Legislature.Maine.gov, Head, Frances <Frances.Head@legislature.maine.gov>, Colleen.Madigan@Legislature.Maine.gov, Richard.Malaby@legislature.maine.gov, Jay.McCreight@legislature.maine.gov, Jennifer.Parker@Legislature.Maine.gov, Anne.Perry@Legislature.Maine.gov, Deborah.Sanderson@legislature.maine.gov, Jill.Laplante@Legislature.Maine.gov, Siiri Bennett <siiri.bennett@maine.gov>, Wolanski, Lori <Lori.Wolanski@maine.gov>, Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine via Best, Julie A. <Julie.A.Best@maine.gov>, mattie.daughtry@legislature.maine.gov, SenGeoff.Gratwick@legislature.maine.gov, SenGeoff.Gratwick@legislature.maine.gov, Michael.Thibodeau@legislature.maine.gov, Sara.Gideon@legislature.maine.gov CC: Beth O’Connor <libertymom1@msn.com>, Robert Foley <foleybos1@gmail.com>, David.Burns@legislature.maine.gov <David.Burns@legislature.maine.gov>, Martins, John A <John.a.Martins@maine.gov>, Tucker, Ralph <Ralph.Tucker@legislature.maine.gov>, Amy […]

Statement on the Risk of Miscarriage From Administering the Flu Shot to Pregnant Women

For many years vaccine safety advocates have been criticizing the irresponsible recommendation by CDC that the flu shot be administered to all pregnant women, when the flu vaccine package inserts themselves state that the vaccine has not been safety tested on pregnant women*.  Now we are learning that the CDC has known for at least two years that one such flu shot series may have made it more than seven times more likely for a woman to suffer a miscarriage, yet chose to withhold this information from mothers.  This is yet another serious problem in vaccine safety that the State […]

MCVC Notifies Maine of US DHHS Ruling on Vaccine Induced SIDS Death

Subject: US DHHS Rules SIDS Death Vaccine Induced Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:08:03 -0400 From: Ginger Taylor <ginger@mainevaxchoice.org> To: Paul LePage via Desjardins, Nicole <Nicole.Desjardins@maine.gov>, Ricker Hamilton via Kathy Veilleux <kathy.Veilleux@maine.gov>, Christopher Pezzullo <Christopher.Pezzullo@maine.gov>, Tonya Philbrick <Tonya.Philbrick@maine.gov>, Eric.Brakey@legislature.maine.gov, Hymanson, Patricia <Patricia.Hymanson@legislature.maine.gov>, Ben.Chipman@legislature.maine.gov, James.Hamper@legislature.maine.gov, Paul.Chace@legislature.maine.gov, Dale.Denno@Legislature.Maine.gov, Head, Frances <Frances.Head@legislature.maine.gov>, Colleen.Madigan@Legislature.Maine.gov, Richard.Malaby@legislature.maine.gov, Jay.McCreight@legislature.maine.gov, Jennifer.Parker@Legislature.Maine.gov, Anne.Perry@Legislature.Maine.gov, Deborah.Sanderson@legislature.maine.gov, Jill.Laplante@Legislature.Maine.gov, Siiri Bennett <siiri.bennett@maine.gov>, Wolanski, Lori <Lori.Wolanski@maine.gov>, Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine via Best, Julie A. <Julie.A.Best@maine.gov>, mattie.daughtry@legislature.maine.gov, SenGeoff.Gratwick@legislature.maine.gov, SenGeoff.Gratwick@legislature.maine.gov, Michael.Thibodeau@legislature.maine.gov, Sara.Gideon@legislature.maine.gov CC: Beth O’Connor <libertymom1@msn.com>, Robert Foley <foleybos1@gmail.com>, David.Burns@legislature.maine.gov <David.Burns@legislature.maine.gov>, Martins, John A <John.a.Martins@maine.gov>, Tucker, Ralph <Ralph.Tucker@legislature.maine.gov>, Amy Sneirson <amy.sneirson@mhrc.maine.gov>, Garrett Mason <SenGarrett.Mason@legislature.maine.gov>, […]

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 contact@MaineVaxChoice.org 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. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/dtap.pdf “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 <ginger@mainevaxchoice.org> To: Christopher Pezzullo, Paul Perzanoski, Dr. Jeffrey Maher, Tim Foster, Clayton S. Rose, Clayton Spencer, David A. Greene, Katherine Bergeron, David Wippman, […]