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Monday, 6 January 2014

Opting Out of Your State’s Vaccine Database
Sonya Sondage

The Washington Post just printed an article “2013 is the year that proved your paranoid friend right.”  Mostly the article discussed the Snowden and NSA stories, and tech privacy issues.

A concerned mom and blogger recently wrote an article echoing that sentiment, but added in a personal point of view regarding a explosive issue of vaccines and their possible link to autism.

There are myriad “mom” blogs all over the internet that focus on their child’s growth and development.  The “Adventures in Autism” blog did an entry saying that with government overreach at all-time highs, the start of 2014 is a great time to opt out of your state’s vaccine database.

As for whether or not individuals believe there is a link between vaccines and injury, there have been court cases where children with autism were awarded millions in damages.
Ben himself also did a great “Truth in Media” episode on the vaccine courts.

However getting back to the blogger “Adventures in Autism”, she states that Pharma/Vaccine lobbyist Paul Offit is sure to ramp up a 2014 campaign for vaccines in only a matter of weeks.  She is concerned that Offit is recommending parents be required to complete an education program before having the right to opt their children out of vaccines.  She alleges that he and his employers, the pharmaceutical industry, helped push California legislation AB2109, requiring parents to complete an education program if they want to be allowed to opt out of vaccinations.

“Offit suggests one way to raise vaccination rates is to make it harder for people not to get themselves or their children vaccinated.  This could mean, for example, attending education classes that teach the public what the safety profiles of different vaccines are, before they are allowed to opt out of vaccination.  He says, “You have to convince people that a choice not to get a vaccine is not a risk-free choice; it’s just a choice to take a different risk.”
The blog goes on to list laws and regulations pertaining to CDC and State vaccination databases, including records on all citizens.  She shows how you can attempt to get removed from the database.  She then points out that the new ACA/Obamacare law allows for oversight of vaccination programs including home health visits.

What do you and your family think of State Vaccine Databases?  What do you and your family think of the new Obamacare/ACA laws allowing for home health visits?
The opinion of the blog “Adventures in Autism” is that author’s opinion, and as with many of our news stories, is not advocating on a story just by reporting it.

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