I have received the form titled “Immunize for protection and avoid suspension”, and have to raise some very serious concerns.
Over the years the relationship between pharmaceutical companies and our government has grown and strengthened to the point that I don’t know that they are separable anymore. With this has come the push to sell pharmaceuticals to children in schools, while away from their parents, away from their doctor and medical history, in a location where compliance is demanded, and where a perfect stranger is entitled to “decide” what information on risks is relevant and attempt to gain compliance from targeted children. While the laws of the land are very clear that vaccination is a CHOICE that must be made FREELY, the department of health, under the guise of the ISPA is openly stating that vaccines are required, and completely avoiding the truth that vaccines are not, and can never be mandatory in Canada because of the Constitution. They also downplay the very real and common risks so much that they don’t even mention them. The mantra “safe and effective” is a marketing term; it is not supported by science. What the ISPA does require is paperwork; either a vaccination record or an exemption, which again they misrepresent. I must also point out that the words vaccination and immunization are not interchangeable; they have quite different meanings. The term immunization in this context is used incorrectly; what they are referring to is vaccination. There is no evidence that receiving a vaccination will provide immunity nor do they require proof of immunity.
This level of manipulation for profit, directed at our children, is unconscionable.
Another prime example of this intentionally misleading sales push is found in the very first paragraph of this form; “Why are disease-free schools important for your child’s health?” Disease free schools? I have never seen a disease free school, and without sterilizing everything and everyone in it, there will never be a disease free school. The handful of vaccinations that are available, potentially cover a handful of infections out of many, many thousands yet they make no mention of the simple steps that can prevent disease transmission within the school. They refer to “many serious diseases”, yet they are asking for vaccination for benign childhood illnesses like chicken pox, measles and mumps. They want vaccination for tetanus which is not communicable. They want vaccination for pertussis YET we KNOW that those recently vaccinated for pertussis, if exposed, can become asymptomatic carriers – meaning they can infect those around them, particularly the vulnerable, without even knowing it. They also now want vaccinations for Meningitis, which happens to be a side effect of vaccination, and affects quite literally 1:1,000,000 of school aged children, yet the product monograph states that SERIOUS adverse events (which include things like death) affect up to 3.6% of recipients. Of the ones that do get this particular strain of meningitis, the death rate is about 10%. Many will die from the vaccine to *maybe* prevent one case of the disease. They also push for HPV vaccination in the schools, yet unless children are practicing unprotected sex in the classroom, it is impossible that this could be transmitted. They fail to mention the numerous law suits due to the injuries and deaths caused by this vaccine, and they also claim that it prevents cervical cancer; a claim that has never been proven.
The discussion and science on the dangers of vaccination is nothing short of immense. Were you aware that vaccines are not tested for carcinogenic or mutagenic properties, yet we know that vaccine ingredients are carcinogenic and mutagenic. With cancer rates now hitting around 50% of the population, and childhood cancers increasing at alarming levels, wouldn’t it be prudent to make sure that a medical procedure, currently prescribed 200+ times in one’s life (and growing) isn’t going to cause cancer before you make claims of safety? Or mutations to your DNA? Most vaccines are not tested for impairment of fertility, and those that are, were tested on rodents. Are you aware of the levels and impact of aluminum (a neurotoxin), mercury, or aborted human fetal DNA, or animal contaminants or any of the other numerous ingredients, in each vaccine? The science on these ingredients is damning and yet not even a word is afforded to this sales document on them. With regards to the claim of safety, in 2011 the US Supreme Court ruled that “vaccines are unavoidably unsafe”. Studies show that Serious Adverse Events reported at rates of even 10% are considered “normal” and “acceptable”. Other common side effects include asthma, neurological disorders, allergies, diabetes and autoimmune disease; all of which are rising or at epidemic levels within the school population.
The Department of Health likes to make great marketing quotes about how well vaccines are safety tested, yet they fail to produce the documentation. While doctors are required to report vaccine reactions, they receive no training on the subject. How effective can a doctor be in diagnosing something they aren’t trained on, but rather are told that vaccine reactions are rare so it surely must be something else? From that point, reporting is passive, if people (including health care professionals) even know that reporting is an option. If a report is made, then, behind closed doors, more people who are not trained to recognize vaccine reactions and injury decide if the report should be included in the CAEFISS reports or not, with no explanations given for their decisions. It is estimated that perhaps 1% of Serious Adverse Events (SAE’s) are reported.
I’m going to provide some information directly from one common vaccine that is listed on the ISPA, the MMRII (measles mumps rubella varicella). http://www.merck.ca/static/pdf/MMR_II-PM_E.pdf so you can see the comparison on risks for yourself.
M-M-R® II (measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine, live, attenuated, Merck Std.) is a sterile lyophilized preparation of (1) ATTENUVAX® (measles virus vaccine, live, attenuated, Merck Frosst Std.), a more attenuated line of measles virus, derived from Enders’ attenuated Edmonston strain and propagated in chick embryo cell culture; (2) MUMPSVAX® (mumps virus vaccine, live, attenuated, Merck Frosst Std.), the Jeryl Lynn® (B level) strain of mumps virus propagated in chick embryo cell cultures; and (3) MERUVAX® II (rubella virus vaccine, live, attenuated, Merck Frosst Std.), the Wistar RA 27/3 strain of live attenuated rubella virus propagated in human diploid lung fibroblasts (see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, Immune and Hypersensitivity). 1,2 The growth medium for measles and mumps is Medium 199 (a buffered salt solution containing vitamins and amino acids and supplemented with fetal bovine serum) containing SPGA (sucrose, phosphate, glutamate, and recombinant human albumin) as stabilizer and neomycin. The growth medium for rubella is Minimum Essential Medium (MEM) (a buffered salt solution containing vitamins and amino acids and supplemented with fetal bovine serum) containing recombinant human albumin and neomycin. Sorbitol and hydrolyzed gelatin stabilizer are added to the individual virus harvests.
Skin Rash, or measles-like rash (aka measles), usually minimal but may be generalized. Generally, fever, rash, or both appear between the 5th and the 12th day.
Body as a whole Mild local reactions such as erythema, induration and tenderness; sore throat, malaise, atypical measles, syncope, irritability. Cardiovascular Vasculitis.
Digestive Parotitis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Hematologic/Lymphatic Regional lymphadenopathy, thrombocytopenia, purpura.
Hypersensitivity Allergic reactions such as wheal and flare at injection site, anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions, as well as related phenomena such as angioneurotic edema (including peripheral or facial edema) and bronchial spasm, urticaria in individuals with or without an allergic history.
Musculoskeletal Arthralgia and/or arthritis (usually transient and rarely chronic [see below Other]), myalgia.
Nervous/Psychiatric Febrile convulsions in children, afebrile convulsions or seizures, headache, dizziness, paresthesia, polyneuritis, polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barré syndrome, ataxia, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), transverse myelitis, aseptic meningitis (see below), measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).
Respiratory System Pneumonia, pneumonitis (see CONTRAINDICATIONS), cough, rhinitis. Skin Erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Henoch-Schönlein purpura, Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infancy, vesiculation at injection site, swelling, pruritus. Special Senses Forms of optic neuritis, including retrobulbar neuritis, papillitis, and retinitis; ocular palsies, otitis media, nerve deafness, conjunctivitis. M-M-R® II (measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine, live, attenuated, Merck Std.) Page 12 of 29
Urogenital Epididymitis, orchitis.
Other Death from various, and in some cases unknown, causes has been reported rarely following vaccination with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines; however, a causal relationship has not been established in healthy individuals (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).
Arthralgia and/or arthritis Arthralgia and/or arthritis (usually transient and rarely chronic), and polyneuritis are features of infection with wild-type rubella and vary in frequency and severity with age and sex, being greatest in adult females and least in prepubertal children. Chronic arthritis has been associated with wild-type rubella infection and has been related to persistent virus and/or viral antigen isolated from body tissues. Only rarely have vaccine recipients developed chronic joint symptoms. Following vaccination in children, reactions in joints are uncommon and generally of brief duration. In women, incidence rates for arthritis and arthralgia are generally higher than those seen in children (children: 0–3%; women: 12–20%),19 and the reactions tend to be more marked and of longer duration. Symptoms may persist for a matter of months or on rare occasions for years. In adolescent girls, the reactions appear to be intermediate in incidence between those seen in children and in adult women. Even in older women (35 to 45 years), these reactions are generally well tolerated and rarely interfere with normal activities.19 Post-Market Adverse Drug Reactions Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE) There have been reports of SSPE in children who did not have a history of infection with wildtype measles but did receive measles vaccine. Some of these cases may have resulted from unrecognized measles in the first year of life or possibly from the measles vaccination. Based on estimated nationwide measles vaccine distribution, the association of SSPE cases to measles vaccination is about one case per million vaccine doses distributed. This is far less than the association with infection with wild-type measles, 6–22 cases of SSPE per million cases of measles. The results of a retrospective case-controlled study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that the overall effect of measles vaccine has been to protect against SSPE by preventing measles with its inherent higher risk of SSPE.21 Aseptic Meningitis Cases of aseptic meningitis have been reported following measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination. A causal relationship between the Urabe strain of mumps vaccine and aseptic meningitis has been shown. Although a temporal association has been observed between the M-M-R® II (measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine, live, attenuated, Merck Std.) Page 13 of 29 administration of M-M-R® II and rare cases of aseptic meningitis, there is no laboratoryconfirmed evidence to link Jeryl Lynn® mumps vaccine to aseptic meningitis. Encephalitis/encephalopathy Encephalitis/encephalopathy have been (passively) reported approximately once for every 3 million doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc.19 Since 1978, post-marketing surveillance indicates that serious adverse events such as encephalitis and encephalopathy continue to be rarely reported. The risk of such serious neurological disorders following live measles virus vaccine administration remains far less than that for encephalitis and encephalopathy with wild-type measles (one per one thousand reported cases). In severely immunocompromised individuals inadvertently vaccinated with measles-containing vaccine, measles inclusion body encephalitis, pneumonitis, and fatal outcome as a direct consequence of disseminated measles vaccine virus infection have been reported (see CONTRAINDICATIONS); disseminated mumps and rubella vaccine virus infection have also been reported. Panniculitis Panniculitis has been reported rarely following administration of measles vaccine.22 Cases of severe allergic reaction including anaphylaxis have been reported shortly after the administration of M-M-R® II.
In comparison, here are the documented risk factors for measles taken directly from Health Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/measles/symptoms-measles.html
Symptoms begin 7 to 18 days after exposure. You can spread the virus to others from 4 days before the rash starts until 4 days after the rash appears. The virus is most often spread when people first get sick or before they know they have measles.
Initial symptoms include:
irritability (feeling cranky or in a bad mood)
Small, white spots may also show up inside the mouth and throat.
After 3 to 7 days, a red blotchy rash develops on the face and spreads down the body.
Most people recover fully from measles within 2 to 3 weeks. However, measles can be especially dangerous for infants and those with weakened immune systems.
Mumps is best known for the puffy cheeks and swollen jaw that it causes. This is a result of swollen salivary glands.
The most common symptoms include:
Loss of appetite
Swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides (parotitis)
Symptoms typically appear 16-18 days after infection, but this period can range from 12-25 days after infection.
Some people who get mumps have very mild or no symptoms, and often they do not know they have the disease.
Most people with mumps recover completely in a few weeks.
Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Most people who get rubella usually have a mild illness, with symptoms that can include a low-grade fever, sore throat, and a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. Rubella can cause a miscarriage or serious birth defects in a developing baby if a woman is infected while she is pregnant.
And Chicken Pox
- blister-like rash with severe itching all over the body
- loss of appetite
Every person is entitled to do a risk benefit analysis as part of their right to informed consent, yet this cannot be done without all of the information; information that is not provided by the Department of Health despite the legal requirement to do so. Yet, we are told to be scared of the infections and not the vaccination while the data suggests the reverse.
This is a very lengthy topic, and while this note is long, I haven’t even scratched the surface. It is very important that marketing is not confused with science. I will be happy to provide links to resources including product monographs, and scientific studies upon request.
With everything that’s been stated in mind, I must ask that you continue the support given by your predecessors and ensure that pharmaceuticals are not advertised in the schools and that parents and children are given full information on their rights under the law with regard to vaccination policies. I would be happy to work with you to draft a letter to parents outlining their legal rights and to clarify that the ISPA is a paperwork requirement; not a vaccination requirement.
Under the law, the right to informed consent, free of coercion or misrepresentation, the right to refuse without fear of retribution and the right to self is covered under:
Health Care Consent Act of Ontario – https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/96h02
Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms – http://publications.gc.ca/site/archivee-archived.html?url=http://publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection/CH37-4-3-2002E.pdf
Unesco Declaration of Bioethics – http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/bioethics/bioethics-and-human-rights/
Nuremberg Code – https://history.nih.gov/research/downloads/nuremberg.pdf
Further, I understand that last year my children were targeted by a vaccine sales rep from the Department of Health, while in class, without any prior notification to parents. I also understand that she was very quick to dismiss the serious consequences of vaccination and quick to offer threats of suspension. I also understand that she dismissed the concerns raised by my child and essentially told him to stop asking questions. All of this is unacceptable.
Because of this, I am asking to be notified in advance of any visits by staff from the Department of Health or pharmaceutical companies, to the classrooms. Should they visit, I would like to be present in the classroom to see first hand, what is being marketed to our children, away from their parents, by a person in a position of authority.
I also need to be sure that at no time while at the school, either of my children; xxxxx xxxxx, are directly spoken to, harassed, or offered any medical examinations or procedures by those offering/selling/promoting vaccinations. If you require this in writing from myself, their father and the children themselves, please let me know. Solicitation of my children for the purpose of pushing medical procedures or pharmaceutical sales, under any guise, will not be tolerated. The vaccination procedure that takes place in the schools, in all respects, is declined as is our right under the law.
All of that said, my question to you is, what is going to be done in the school to ensure that children, who will be approached in the school under the Mature Minor doctrine, or guise of the ISPA to consent to vaccination, are fully aware of their rights, risks and potential benefits, and will not be intimidated into compliance?