On April 30, 1986, Ontario families of vaccine injured children made the trek to Queen’s Park for a demonstration and press conference.
“When we realized that there were so many of us, whose children had been affected by the DPT vaccine we formed our Association both to represent our children who cannot speak for themselves and to support each other. We are deeply committed to ensure that all Canadian parents have vaccine information, which we did not have, in order that they can make responsible decisions. It’s clear through our work that no matter how immediately a child reacts to the vaccine it is simply not being acknowledged and there is no follow up to determine the degree of damage or long term effect to the child’s health. This across the board denial prevents the government and the public from having any true knowledge of the extent of damage and death that the vaccine is causing. How many children is this happening to? Nobody knows for sure.” – Edda Goldman West
For a transcript of the press conference in PDF format click here.