National Vaccine Information Center to launch a research fundraising campaign

September 29, 2017

NVIC also appointed Dawn Richardson, co-founder and president of Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education (PROVE) as NVIC??ôs Director of State Advocacy. Ms. Richardson led the seven-year effort in Texas to successfully obtain conscientious belief exemption to vaccination in 2003. She will head NVIC??ôs grassroots advocacy education programs to secure informed consent protections in vaccine laws and prevent job discrimination of health care workers exercising informed consent to vaccination.

???There is too much abuse of executive power taking place at the state level when it comes to mandatory vaccination,??? said Ms. Richardson, who supported grassroots and Texas legislature opposition to Governor Rick Perry??ôs 2007 Executive Order to vaccinate all sixth grade girls with Gardasil vaccine. ???Parents and health care workers should have the right to make informed, voluntary vaccination choices and we are going to help them do that.???

Today, 1 in every 6 American child is learning disabled, 1 in 9 is asthmatic, 1 in 100 develops autism, 1 in 450 is diabetic and millions more suffer with seizures, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn??ôs disease, bi-polar disorder and other chronic illnesses that are dramatically increasing among children. NVIC??ôs scientific research program will evaluate health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals; identify potential high risk factors for adverse responses to vaccination; and investigate the biological mechanisms for vaccine injury and death.