"The shaming and silencing of voices of the vaccine injured and those who are defending civil liberties
In the quiet suburb of Washington, D.C., the life of a stay-at-home Mom, Barbara Loe Fisher, took an unexpected turn in 1980 when her bright, healthy two and a half year old son suffered a reaction to his fourth DPT shot. It was a moment forever etched in her memory, as she remembers how her beloved first born child struggled with the ramifications of a decision she made with good intention, believing that a doctor would never give a child something that could cause harm. Read more. Watch video.
Barbara Loe Fisher's Heartfelt Journey to Safeguard Vaccine Safety and Champion Informed Consent.
Barbara Loe Fisher is president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a non-profit charity she co-founded with parents of DPT vaccine injured children in 1982. For the past four decades, she has led a national, grassroots movement and public information campaign to institute vaccine safety reforms and informed consent protections in the public health system. She has researched, analyzed and publicly articulated the major issues involving the science, policy, law, ethics and politics of vaccination to become one of the world’s leading non-medical, consumer advocacy experts on the subject... Read more.
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On a personal note . . . In addition to my long-time respect for Barbara Loe Fisher, I am forever grateful to her for the 1985 edition of her book with Harris L. Coulter, "DPT: A Shot In The Dark" which played an integral role in my vaccine safety research as I prepared for the birth of my third child in 1988.
I met Barbara for the first time in 2017,
and had the opportunity to thank her personally.
NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center) is dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and securing informed consent protections in public health policies and laws.
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“You cannot be in the presence of a profoundly vaccine damaged child and not know that child could be your own. And you cannot try to comfort a mother who has just buried a baby who has died from a vaccine...and not know that you could be the one standing over the grave. When it happens to your child, the risks are 100 percent.”
Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder & President, National Vaccine Information Center