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Important Information on Vaccine Exemptions

Friday, August 8, 2014

Parents should know vaccine rights

While August brings an advertising push for vaccines, parents should know important facts about these products and their rights to exemptions.

Many of the vaccines being encouraged at the doctor’s office are not “required” for school. Examples are Hep A, HPV and flu vaccines. Educate yourself on vaccines and decide if vaccines should be considered for your child.

Many doctors are not purchasing their own vaccine inventory, opting to take stock of the state supplied vaccines paid for by insurance consumers, businesses and taxpayers. Without public input, the state has made a massive purchase of 5-in-1 vaccines. Parents who wish to select certain vaccines and not others, or wish to space out vaccines, will have fewer options. These 5-in-1 vaccines have shown to cause the most severe side effects and deaths.

Parents who do vaccinate may want to ask their doctors to provide individual vaccines. Many parents are talked into these vaccine cocktails because their children will receive less needle jabs. Parents should be mindful that a needle jab, though it may hurt, will not disable or kill your child. Vaccines can disable and kill and these cocktails are especially dangerous. Parents will have to decide if it is best for their child’s health to forgo these vaccine cocktails and/or delay until single doses are available.

There are legal exemptions to vaccination and parents should know their rights. In our state there are exemptions for medical and religious reasons. Find exemption forms online at www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/immunization
/exemptions.htm. Complete only one of these forms, keep a copy for yourself and give the original to the school.

If you want to know more about the risks of vaccines and disease, I urge you to get information from the National Vaccine Information Center at www.nvic.org. This national non-profit provides the most current and comprehensive information. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me at vax
choicenh@gmail.com. Good health to you and your family.

Laura Condon, NH Director of Advocacy for the National Vaccine Information Center

Bedford

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