WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The non-profit charity National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC.org) is calling for repeal of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and a return to full product liability for vaccine manufacturers during the Sixth Annual Vaccine Awareness Week Nov. 8-14, 2015.
“The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act is a failed experiment in tort reform and should be repealed so vaccine manufacturers are accountable and liable in a civil court of law for product safety,” said NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher. “The federal vaccine injury compensation program Congress created under that law has become a drug company stockholder’s dream and a parent’s worst nightmare.”
NVIC co-founder and vice president Kathi Williams, added, “In good faith, parents of vaccine injured children worked with Congress on the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. Today, most children getting government mandated vaccines are denied vaccine injury compensation and the vaccine safety informing, reporting, recording and research provisions that NVIC secured in the law are not being enforced. The system is broken beyond repair.”
During Vaccine Awareness Week, NVIC is officially launching a new online bi-weekly journal, The Vaccine Reaction, to promote “an enlightened conversation about vaccination, health and autonomy. Vaccine-related articles and interviews are being featured in the NVIC Newsletter and Mercola Newsletter and a Nov. 12 Vaccine Education Facebook Event will be co-hosted by NVIC.org and Mercola.com. A free viewing of the award winning film, The Greater Good, will be offered on the Mercola website Nov. 14 – 20, 2015.
“We don’t all respond the same way to pharmaceutical products like vaccines,” said Dr. Joseph Mercola, a family practice physician and founder of one of the largest health information websites. “It is important to take control of your health and that includes the legal right to make voluntary decisions about using pharmaceutical products like vaccines.”
NVIC and Mercola.com have been working together since 2008 to educate the public about vaccination and health. NVIC is a founding partner of the non-profit Health Liberty Coalition, which was launched in 2011 by Mercola.com, to advocate for the public’s right to know about and freedom to make voluntary decisions about vaccination; non-GMO food; mercury-free amalgams and fluoride-free water.
For more information about why NVIC is calling for repeal of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act:
Vaccine Injury Compensation: Government’s Broken Social Contract with Parents, a Nov. 10, 2015 referenced commentary by NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher.
NVIC statement for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) - July 11, 2014. In November 2014, the GAO published a report, Vaccine Injury Compensation: Most Claims Took Multiple Years and Many Were Settled Through Negotiation.
NVIC statement to the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines on the VICP Vaccine Injury Table – Aug. 27, 2014.
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC.org) was founded in 1982 by parents of vaccine injured children to “prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education” and advocate for inclusion of informed consent protections in US vaccine policies and laws, including flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions. NVIC operates three vaccine information and advocacy websites: NVIC.org, NVICAdvocacy.org and TheVaccine Reaction.org.
Mercola.com was founded in 1997 to share the most up to date natural health information and resources with the public. The online daily Mercola Newsletter has more than one million subscribers.