Letter to HHS Secretary Azar on Contradictory Vaccine Safety Positions Held by HHS, CC Maine Governors

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 VaxMaineKids.org web site and during an interview on MPBN on December 1, 2014, have made false […]

MCVC Notifies Maine CDC on the Merck Mumps False Claims Act Lawsuit

Subject: Merck Mumps False Claims Act Lawsuit Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:51:21 -0400 From: Ginger Taylor <ginger@mainevaxchoice.org> To: Albert, Kenneth <Kenneth.Albert@maine.gov> CC: Tonya Philbrick <Tonya.Philbrick@maine.gov>, Holly Lusk <Holly.E.Lusk@maine.gov>, Eric Brakey <sen.eric.brakey@gmail.com>, Gattine, Drew <drew.gattine@legislature.maine.gov>, David.Burns@legislature.maine.gov, Kevin Flanigan <kevin.flanigan@maine.gov>, Martins, John A <John.a.Martins@maine.gov>, Wolanski, Lori <Lori.Wolanski@maine.gov>, Mary Holland <mary.holland@nyu.edu> Mr. Albert, Congratulations on your new role as Director of Maine CDC. Our organization has discussed this matter in person with your predecessor, and with Ms. Lusk who represents Governor LePage, but wanted to take this opportunity to bring US v. Merck/Chatom v. Merck to your attention.  This email is meant […]