The New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice (NJCVC) was established in February 2008 to unify individuals and organizations, including NJAICV and CHERUBS – two dedicated NJ vaccine awareness groups – to voice our urgent need for parental informed consent to vaccinations. Additionally, NJCVC strongly opposes the states newest childhood vaccine mandates.
New Jersey now mandates more vaccines than any other state in the country or around the world: 35 doses of 13 different vaccines. New Jersey also has the highest rates of autism: 1 in 60 boys; 1 in 94 children. Sadly, 1 in 6 children in our state is diagnosed with learning disabilities. NJCVC does NOT believe this is a coincidence.
NJCVC members share this vision: passage of legislation which provides parents with a Conscientious Exemption to Mandatory Vaccinations, that twenty other states currently allow. NJCVC is a non-partisan, issue-oriented group; we do not endorse any candidate or political party. We work together with all elected NJ officials to pass this legislation and oppose vaccine mandates. We believe it is medically, ethically and scientifically irresponsible to mandate vaccination.
In December 2007 parents, physicians, holistic organizations, autism support groups and other concerned individuals (who eventually formed our Coalition) visited Trenton to protest the new vaccine mandates being considered by the NJ Public Health Council, a voluntary eight member advisory panel appointed by the governor. Our group provided documented testimony to the panel and hosted a public press conference demanding that the new mandates be delayed until proper, comprehensive safety studies are conducted and thimerosal and other dangerous vaccine ingredients are no longer used in vaccine production. Unfortunately, without adequate consideration of these protests, the new mandates were passed by NJ’s Public Health Commissioner shortly thereafter by a vote of 5 to 2, with one abstention.
According to package inserts, developed by vaccine manufacturers, side effects of vaccines include: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDs), encephalitis (brain damage/autism), seizures, paralysis, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, multiple sclerosis, and anaphylactic shock. As with any medical procedure or product which inevitably involves risk, parents deserve the right to evaluate the information provided and make an informed decision for their children. Additionally, in March 2008, the first of 4,900 autism cases in Federal “Vaccine Court,” was conceded by US Assistant Attorney General Peter Keisler, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, confirming a causal link between vaccines and autism.
Our Coalition is rapidly expanding and we welcome individuals and organizations to support our efforts to obtain the NJ Conscientious Exemption to Mandatory Vaccinations. Together, we can reach our goals and protect our children! Will you join us?
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