Thursday, June 18, 2009


As demonstrated by the lack of effective protection against Swine Flu in this current pandemic by our previous mandatory vaccination, as well as the fact that THERE WERE FEWER CASES OF FLU DURING THE FLU VACCINE "SHORTAGE "2 YEAR'S AGO than during any previous year when there was plenty of vaccine available, consider the following:

The New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice is a network of parents, physicians, holistic organizations and autism support groups, concerned with the lack of parental rights regarding health care, and the overwhelming number of mandated vaccinations.

We believe that vaccination choice and informed consent is a key ethical medical standard. It is crucial that the NJ legislature pass A260/S1071 (, The Conscientious Exemption to Mandatory Immunization. 19 other states already provide a similar exemption; parents in NJ also deserve this right.

In December 2007, the NJ Public Health Council, a group of eight volunteers, unelected, governor-appointed officials, including lawyers and dentists, voted to add four new vaccine mandates, beginning Sept. 2008. Shortly thereafter, this mandate was signed into law.

The four new mandatory shots are now added to the already crowded schedule of vaccines as a requirement to attend daycare or school in New Jersey.


The new mandates are as follows along with reasons to question their mandatory status:

1. Annual influenza shot for children 6 to 59 months

* Where are the studies comparing vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of administering annual flu shots to children as young as six months old?

* Seasonal reformulation of flu shots precludes any long term safety data. The CDC does comment each year, however, on the ineffectiveness of the vaccine because circulating strains don't match the vaccine. (CIDRAP News, Feb. 8, 2008, "CDC says influenza B flu strain doesn't match vaccine." AP Medical News, April 7, 2008, "CDC: Flu season worst in 4 years; vaccine didn't work well.")

* More than 90% of the flu shots given in the 2007-08 flu season contained high levels of thimerosal/mercury. [FluLaval (Glaxo-Smith Kline), Fluvirin (Novartis) and Fluzone (Sanofi Pasture) all contain 25 micrograms (mcg) of mercury per .5 ml dose. Fluarix (Glaxo-Smith Kline) contains trace amounts (less than 10 mcgs, however, mercury remains toxic even in miniscule amounts)]

* The amount of mercury in a typical pediatric dose of flu shot, which will be given each year, exceeds the safety limit established by the EPA for a 550 pound person. (EPA standard for "safe" mercury levels in the human body; point 1 (.1) microgram of mercury per 2.2 pounds of body weight.)

* The first time flu shot for anyone, including 6 month olds, is a double dose, 2 shots * Flu shots contain egg albumin and egg protein. There is potential for anaphylactic reaction if a child has an egg allergy, which is not commonly known at 6 months of age.

* According to package inserts for various influenza vaccines, No formulation of the flu vaccine has ever been tested for
1)carcinogenicity (ability to cause cancer),
2) Affect on reproductive capacity,
3) Safety in pregnant women and fetal harm,
4) Safety in children under 4 years of age

New Jersey is the first jurisdiction anywhere in the world to make flu shots and meningococcal shots compulsory. Many in this Coalition believe it is medically and scientifically irresponsible to mandate such vaccination.


Vaccination is a medical procedure which carries the risk of adverse reactions and side effects. Therefore, vaccination choice and informed consent is imperative. We call for passage of A260/S1071 (, the Conscientious Exemption to Mandatory Immunization.

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