About 50 vaccine risk awareness advocates (several of whom are pictured above) traveled to CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, at their own expense, to address members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) during the public comment segment of the October 24-25, 2018 meeting. ACIP meets three times per year to make vaccine recommendations that are ultimately added to the vaccine schedule; and then mandated for school, work situations, military, etc. Once vaccines are added to the CDC schedule, the pharmaceutical company that made the vaccine and the doctor or healthcare provider that administered the vaccine are not liable if you or your child is injured or dies from that vaccine. Click here to view the October ACIP agenda. Note that public comments occurred after presentations were made and votes unanimously approving the recommendations were cast.
Below are three of the comments made to the committee. Be sure to turn on the speaker at the bottom right corner of each video for sound. Please listen, learn and share.
Tia Severino is the mother of two vaccine injured children.
"I am what some might call an anti-vaxxer. That term is not representative of who I am. If I had been truly anti-vaccine, I would not have taken my daughter to get all her vaccines. I would not have vaccinated my son...I am not an anti-vaxxer. I am a vaccine risk awareness advocate. I am part of a growing population that is informed and aware of the truth about the vaccine program. Every time a child or adult is injured by a vaccine, a potential activist is born. If this committee continues the way it has, using manipulated, insufficient and sometimes fraudulent science to justify adding more and more vaccines to the schedule with zero regard for how those vaccines may injure, disable or kill – you will continue to see our numbers grow."
A sincere thank you to all of the parents, grandparents and healthcare professionals who attended and/or spoke at the October meeting. All of their comments were powerful. Some were heart wrenching. Whether members of the committee actually listened and were impacted by them, is uncertain.
Vaccine injury and death are real, and those of us who speak out to protect our children and grandchildren are not going away. The next ACIP meeting will take place in February 2019. As the number of children and adults injured or killed by vaccines continues to grow, so too will the number of vaccine risk awareness advocates who descend upon Atlanta, the CDC and ACIP.
Click here to view past ACIP meetings in their entirety. The October 2018 meeting was not yet included as of the date of this blog post.
In the video below three vaccine risk awareness advocates who spoke at the October ACIP meeting talk about their experience. Thank you, Dara Berger of Every Choice Counts, for this interview with Hillary Simpson, Jamie Lynn Juarez and Brandy Vaughan.