Too many vaccines too soon?
In January 2016 Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of his baby daughter on Facebook. With the chipper caption, “Doctor’s visit—time for vaccines!” His post garnered an enormous amount of attention: 36,255 shares, 3.4 million reactions, and 83,000 comments.
The extensive comments on the post caught the interest of some scientific researchers. They analyzed over a thousand of the comments.
A surprising result
Their analysis yielded what media outlets described as a “surprising” result.
The “anti”-vaccine comments were more scientifically based and carefully worded than the “pro”-vaccine comments.
In the words of the researchers:
“Although the anti-vaccination stance is not scientifically-based, comments showed evidence of greater analytical thinking, and more references to health and the body. In contrast, pro-vaccination comments demonstrated greater comparative anxiety, with a particular focus on family and social processes.” (My emphasis.)
The evidence is accumulating that the CDC’s childhood vaccine schedule is not scientifically-based. Scientists, researchers, medical doctors, and parents feel concerned that we may be doing too many vaccines too soon.
Something’s wrong with the current vaccine schedule
The medical doctors, academic researchers, citizen scientists, and concerned parents taking the time to read the science and educate themselves about what we know and what we don’t about vaccines are all coming to the same conclusion:
Something’s wrong with today’s childhood vaccine recommendations.
For whatever reason, something has gone awry. Indeed, our current medical recommendations are somehow harming children’s bodies. And their brains.
Let’s hear from a few of those on-the-ground medical doctors themselves. They can tell us how and why we may be giving too many vaccines too soon.
These doctors are not ‘crackpots.’
They’re also not crystal-slinging tree-hugging hippies.
Medical doctors speak out
These are top doctors and thought leaders. Physicians who care deeply about the health of our children and our nation.
So what do these medical doctors have to say?
“There is clearly a relationship between vaccines and autism,” ~Bose Ravenel, M.D.
Dr. Ravenel lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He practiced medicine for over 40 years.
For most of his career, he dismissed the idea that vaccines might be contributing to autism.
Because Dr. Ravenel simply followed the medical establishment. He didn’t bother to do the research for himself.
Denying a causal link between vaccines and autism was a comfortable position to take.
He chose his words very carefully when I interviewed him.
“To say that ‘vaccines cause autism’ is an inaccurate, non-nuanced statement. At the same time, to say that ‘vaccines don’t cause autism’ is also inaccurate. In certain conditions, like with mitochondrial dysfunction, vaccines certainly can cause autism. Or contribute to it.”
“It’s not a rational thing to think that we can just give an ever-increasing number of vaccines without causing damage. There’s a tipping point for many people in terms of the toxins that they can handle.” ~Kelly Sutton, M.D.
Dr. Kelly Sutton has some 3,500 patients in her integrative medical practice in Fair Oaks, California.
She’s also a founding member of Physicians for Informed Consent. PIC is a non-profit made up of doctors and researchers who oppose mandating medical treatments.
The poor health of Americans who follow mainstream medical advice concerns Dr. Sutton.
I think that in the 1980s we had a sweet spot with vaccines. Most people could be vaccinated and tolerate the vaccines. At that point our health regulators and the vaccine industry could have created studies to understand those existing vaccines better so that the people who were damaged by vaccines, the most sensitive ones, could follow different schedules. That’s totally possible now with the genetic understanding that we have. Unfortunately that didn’t happen, and the government and the industry spent money instead on research and development of ever more vaccines.
It’s not a rational thing to think that we can just give an ever-increasing number of vaccines without causing damage. There’s a tipping point for many people in terms of the toxins that they can handle. The increase in chronic illness (demonstrated by this study) shows this, and the increase in drastic diseases with acute immediate reactions is also part of the profound neurodevelopmental issues that sometimes arise following vaccines.
I see daily in my practice evidence of vaccine injury. I hear stories almost every day of families that vaccinate children and then decide not to vaccinate. The unvaccinated children within the same family are healthier, more socially adjusted, and more capable academically, even though their parents are older than the siblings who were born first and were fully vaccinated.
I think we must look at vaccines as a changing picture because nature responds to the impact of vaccines. We should never consider vaccines a fixed item that’s forever part of the medical landscape. An important example is the Hib vaccine. Which now has so little likelihood of happening as a disease that the vaccine damage frequency is at or higher than the likelihood of catching the Hib disease. The vaccine has shifted the structure of that germ enough that the germ is no longer the same aggressive germ that it was in the past. So should we still continue to give an unneeded vaccine?
We also have to understand in this fluctuating scene that many things impact infectious disease, not just vaccines. The single most primary one was plumbing and the second, nutrition.
It’s not black and white
We’re making things black and white that really have many many shades to them. We have to get past sound bites and look at a complex picture with more accuracy. It is unethical to not study unvaccinated versus vaccinated. No question about that. There are plenty of parents who would prefer not to vaccinate their children and those can be the first to volunteer to check epidemiologically the health of those voluntarily unvaccinated children and see how that is with voluntarily fully vaccinated children.
Is Dr. Sutton’s an “outlier” position?
Does that even matter?
The interesting thing about science—and human health—is that 30,000 people can have one point of view and one person can have another point of view. And the one person with the dissenting point of view can be the one who’s right.
As microbiologist Morten Laane points out, science is not a Democracy.
Consider Galileo. His idea that the Earth moved around the sun was in direct opposition to what the church authorities, and the majority of the people, believed. They did not want it to be true.
But, however unpopular his theories, Galileo turned out to be right.
Or Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey. This brave doctor saved U.S. babies from thalidomide. The medical establishment aggressively claimed it was safe. Pregnant women in dozens of countries around the world, including Canada, Britain, and the Middle East, took thalidomide. Their babies suffered from deformities and missing limbs.
Dr. Kelsey’s skepticism and her insistence on erring on the side of caution saved thousands of American babies from devastating health problems.
But so many parents and doctors have been seeing vaccines causing health problems with their own eyes—and so many have started speaking up about it and started sharing their stories—that they can no longer be dismissed as “outliers.”
Questioning vaccine safety does not make you anti-vaccine.
Questioning vaccine safety makes you pro-health, pro-child, and pro safe vaccination.
William T. Redwood, M.D.
William T. Redwood, M.D. is an outstanding, well-respected emergency room doctor based in Georgia.
Dr. Redwood, too, is concerned that today’s children are getting too many vaccines too soon.
“If you summarily dismiss the possibility that the increasing rates of childhood illnesses, including ADD, autism, asthma and other auto-immune disorders are connected to vaccines, you can’t figure out if our children’s health problems are vaccine-related injuries. The people at CDC who should be helping set policy on vaccine safety—I don’t think they are asking the right questions.” ~Tommy Redwood, M.D.
Paul Thomas, M.D.
Paul Thomas, M.D., is my co-author and a pediatrician. He has some 15,000 children in his practice in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Thomas suspects we’re asking parents to give their children too many vaccines too soon. His clinical data backs this up. Indeed, it turns out that the children who are the most vaccinated in his practice are also the least healthy.
“As unpopular as this observation might be, my unvaccinated children are by far the healthiest.” ~Paul Thomas, M.D.
Anyone who would smugly say, “The science is clear” or “The science is settled” profoundly misunderstands the word science.
Science is a process of inquiry.
Any scientific knowledge that any given generation has is always subject to scrutiny.
Indeed, science is never “settled.”
Too many vaccines too soon
Why do we keep talking about vaccines as a potential trigger for autism? Because we keep seeing American children harmed by our current CDC vaccine schedule.
It’s not that vaccines are bad. That’s not the issue. The problem is that we may be doing too many vaccines too soon and causing brain damage in susceptible children.
If the harm weren’t happening, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. There would be no need to talk about the possibility that we are doing too many vaccines too soon.
✅ Is it the glutathione-depleting acetaminophen given before and after vaccination triggering autism?
✅ Is it the cumulative toxic exposure, a negative synergy between vaccine ingredients?
✅ Is the depleted microbiome because of a combination of Cesarean birth (which we know now disrupts the microbiome) and the overuse of antibiotics playing a role?
✅ Is there an in utero assault with ultrasound exposure and a trigger pulled by aluminum in the birth dose of the hepatitis B vaccine? As well as the aggressive 2- and 4-month vaccine schedules?
The honest truth is that we simply don’t know. In other words, we don’t know if we’re giving America’s children too many vaccines too soon.
However, we can’t find out if we don’t ask the right questions
What we do know is that we have a problem. With 1 in 36 children diagnosed with autism today, we’re in the midst of a national health crisis. And this crisis can no longer be ignored.
Published: December 20, 2016
Updated: April 6, 2021
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This single article may be enough to get people–even doctors who believe whole-heartedly in vaccines–to finally ask the right questions.
Well done, Dr. Margulis.
Rebecca Lee says
Its mercury. It always was and it still is mercury.
Not just mercury, but also very much aluminum, polysorbate 80, and foreign proteins, which are just about guaranteed to cause allergies.
Angela Miller says
I completely agree! How they (CDC, FDA, big pharma, etc.) can expect that injecting humans, regardless of age, with these toxic substances and NOT expect horrific consequences is beyond me. And to inject multiple vaccines at once, compounding the toxins, is utterly ridiculous. The immune system can’t handle the assault.
George Wade says
YES it is mercury ! I was one of the lucky ones who got Aspergers Genius from random mercury pollution. Then the dentist gave me a double fix of mercury fillings that destroyed my ability to do maths, so genius went bad. But I do remember what happened and now that I take Zen’s ‘Restore,’ my mind is finally getting a little better.
Mercury is a miracle at making billions for the bigger industries, + Round Up + plastics + most of the miracles that came with winning WWII. Can anybody win against that ? Probably YES: by following all the good revolutions and experimenting with them.
George Wade says
YES: it WAS mercury; 80 years ago; but now it is increasingly vaccines (including mercury) amonst children and grandchildren of our generation. Vaccines, glyphosate dessication of produce, synergies of all kinds of pollution.
So what could we use as a protecting shield before and after the dreaded shot ? Hydrogen Peroxide ! Unless someone has a less controversial, more effective remedy.
Clemens Vermeulen says
Large doses of Vitamin C (20g or more) before and after a vaccination event will help minimise damage.
Mercury is still in the flu shot, but they’re using aluminum in most others now. They’ve just replaced one horrible toxin with another. And when people (and their doctors) finally wake up to the fact that kids are getting way, WAY too much aluminum in their brains, they’ll switch to something else to get several more years of profit until that is revealed to be highly toxic also (or they’ll just go back to Mercury… the general public has the memory of a goldfish).
I’m sure it puts a tiny, almost-noticeable dent in their gargantuan revenue stream to have to reformulate and rebrand every couple decades, but, that’s the price of doing business.
The flu shot is contraindicated in pregnant women and children under three so why are they now practically forcing pregnant moms to get the vaccine and the the DTap I think. That’s insane. I literally know 6 friend in this past year alone who miscarried within 24 hours of flu shot? Why are they doing this?when is something going to change? My grandson is 11 and has autism and they are now trying to take away parental rights and want to give the HPV vaccine to kids at Age 9 without consent or knowledge of parents. I fear they are going to get my grandson with this this vaccine that kills. The most dangerous vaccine out there? What can we do?
bless you. just keep saying NO..and stand your ground. copy off all that you can regarding side effects of HPV and any others to show Medical staff. bully them as they do you! since he already has autism, just say NO
Shawn Siegel says
Ms. Margulis, it was brought to my attention that my comment to the Zuckerberg post is included in your article – which indeed it is! I host a weekly show, The Vaccine Myth: An Issue of Trust, and would love to interview you. If you’re interested, please email me at TheVaccineMyth@gmail.com .
The fundamental, irrevocable injury of vaccination is the injection, bypassing the innate immune response that takes place in the mucosal membranes, where the immune system has evolved to expect introduction of potential pathogens – and it goes tumultuously downhill from there, the egregious insult the addition of known neurotoxins, carcinogens, whole proteins – which when injected cause sensitivity, or allergy – any of a variety of dangerous contaminants, and chemicals which disrupt the blood-brain barrier, facilitating access to the brain of all the aforementioned.
Vaccination’s an abomination. Everything we were taught about vaccines and the threat of the supposedly vaccine preventable illnesses is false.
Anne Sylvia says
Excellent article. It bypasses all the push-button emotional topics and gets right to the heart of the matter, highlighting the most important questions and the best way forward. As a parent and a health care provider, I have been interested in and researching this topic for more than 20 years. This is one of the best, most concise and focused articles I’ve read. It gets bonus points for being short and packed with information because so few people have the time or take the time to read lengthy articles. I am sharing this, thank you so much. I always enjoy your intelligent and well written articles.
Stephanie Seneff says
Thank you, Dr. Margulis, for speaking out frankly on this important topic. It seems clear to me that the synergistic toxicity of glyphosate in the food supply (from the pervasive herbicide, Roundup) and multiple ingredients in the vaccines (aluminum, mercury, glutamate, formaldehyde, etc.), as well as the Tylenol that’s often administered with the vaccines, are the main factors in the autism epidemic. It would be so easy to turn this epidemic around by switching to sustainable organic agriculture and cutting way back on the vaccine schedule. Furthermore, recent evidence from Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America and from Anthony Samsel, a toxicologist, has shown that some vaccines, particularly MMR, are contaminated with glyphosate. This lends new meaning to the word “synergy.” Contamination is expected either from the gelatin sourced from pigs and cows fed heavy doses of GMO Roundup-Ready feed or the fetal bovine serum that the live virus is often grown on.
This is a great article! Thank you! Critical thinking and choice are the only way out of this mess!
Ted Kuntz says
Thank you for sticking your neck out. Well said. This epidemic needs to be stopped and unfortunately we can’t trust the medical industry to solve it. They are too invested in the vaccine paradigm and the money it generates.
They should be concerned that children get any at all—considering that every vaccine study ever done was based on fraudulent data.
I am a new mother to a baby girl who is almost 4 months. I have been going back and forth with this for a long while. She received her first round of vaccines at 2 months and I can’t help but feel it’s too much on her system. She is scheduled for another round in 3 weeks. I’m not anti-vaccine, I just feel that children are getting way too much. More than they can handle. So what is the answer?? Only 2 at a time? A completely different schedule?
Have you read Jennifer’s and Dr. Paul Thomas new book The Vaccine Friendly Plan? Have you read an intire vaccine insert? Looked over the VAERS website with the reported injuries? It is so much but it is important to know all the facts before vaccinating. I struggled 17 years ago with my oldest and waited til she was 2 years old. She quickly developed eczema and my doctor and I decided no more vaccines for her. We now have 2 kids 17 and 8 and have decided vaccines are not right for us. It was a hard decision but after my years of research it is what is right for us. Keep reading and watch the movie VAXXED. You will find what is right for you. If your gut is worried postpone while youake up your mind. This is your choice don’t let anyone pressure you on either side. Your baby your choice!
Follow your gut! I wouldn’t consider any for a baby so young. 2 years is the earliest I would consider. Check out Jennifer’s book The Vaccine Friendly Plan to learn about what your options are. I also like Dr. sear’s Vaccine Book for learning about each vaccine and illness.
Trust your instincts. I wish I had. While I said no to HepB in the hospital and thereafter, my son had 2 month, 4 month, and 6 month vaccinations (no flu). He developed ever-worsening eczema which his doctor said was normal for many kids (it’s not, eczema always means something), and he had excessive spitting up. At age 9 months he had an anaphylactic reaction to his first tiny taste of dairy and had to be rushed to the ER. We stopped all vaccinations at that time. Much more to this story, and to our journey. The more you learn about the history, politics, and business of vaccination, the more you understand how not only unnecessary they are, but how dangerous. The human immune system is marvelous and needs only to be given an environment to thrive. Organic food, a toxin-free environment, fresh air, sunshine, exercise. Many here have already provided excellent resources. Also see James Lyons-Weiler’s THE ENVIRONMENTAL & GENETIC CAUSES OF AUTISM and Yehuda Shoenfeld’s VACCINES & AUTOIMMUNITY.
I would also recommend reading The Vaccine Friendly Plan. My son has autism and ADHD and has never handled vaccines very well. I wish I had done more research and had not succumbed to pressure from my pediatrician. I’m not anti-vaccine either but I just think for reasons we don’t fully understand, some kids do not tolerate them – and with life-long consequences. At least delay them until you have had time to research some unbiased sources. Good luck to you.
i did not vaccinate my six children.
for the life of me, i could not rationalize such a toxic brew being worthwhile for a full sized adult…let alone a little one.
and, being active in the lives of the children by providing nutrients that build a healthy immune system
as a mother, it is essential to honor and obey your intuition.
and then find the proper pathways for your child…u will not b sorry…we r all so unique…may your journey as a mother be exemplary!!! it’s the best job ever.
Liz Schmidt says
Daniela — having spent hundreds of hours researching vaccines and knowing many families with vaccine-injured children, I am not comfortable giving my child any of them. If you have not done a lot of research yet, I recommend reading the book “The Vaccine Friendly Plan”, co-authored by Paul Thomas, MD, a Portland pediatrician with 11,000 patients, and Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D. (author of this article) You can see Dr. Paul’s cheat-sheet here: http://www.drpaulapproved.com/uploads/6/4/8/3/64831775/dr_paul_approved_vaccine_plan.pdf Another book I’d recommend is “Vaccine Primer” by Elliott Freed: http://vaccineprimer.weebly.com/ — it’s compact, but loaded with important facts.
I would encourage you to continue your critical thinking and not proceed with further vaccinations until you feel certain that you have researched the potential injuries they cause, and that risk relative to the (benign)diseases vaccines are supposed to protect from. Congratulations on following your own knowing!
If your gut is telling you something is wrong, listen to it. Review the resources others have mentioned, investigate the corruption at the CDC, the revolving door between the government agencies that recommend which vaccines be added to the schedule and the vaccine companies, and also the fact that no pharmaceutical company bears any responsibility if their product harms your child-even if they could have made their product safer and chose not to. The best thing you can do right now is keep yourself healthy, breastfeed to give your baby the protection it needs, and research, research, research. You can always vaccinate later, but you can never unvaccinate your baby! Make sure you’re comfortable with your decision and don’t let anyone pressure you to make a decision before you’re ready. Blessings!
My first was fully vaccinated 100% on schedule. When my son was born something just told me not to do it. I decided on a delayed schedule and started with hib and polio at 4 months. Within an hour he developed a temperature of 105, and screamed for 12 hours straight. He didn’t sleep, wouldn’t nurse, cried if I held him, cried if I put him down, it was terrifying. My doctor blamed a virus but no one else had been sick in months, and no one else was sick afterwards. I didn’t do any more until he was 8 years old and I was bullied into an MMR. About 90 minutes later he said he felt “weird”. His tongue felt weird and he couldn’t swallow. I gave him some Benadryl immediately and again the pediatrician on call said it must have been a coincidence and must have eaten something he was allergic too. He’s not allergic to anything and it’s never happened before or since. We switched pediatricians. I also have developed some strange allergies and medical conditions as an adult. I asked my doctor for my medical records and all of them were within a few weeks of rhogam or flu shots. I guess all of that is to say, trust your insticts. They are a gift.
Kerry Balsamo says
I did no more than one shot per visit with the most important ones first that I thought my child had the greatest possibility of contracting. Hepatitis B was last.
If your child is not up to date on vaccines they can still attend school if your pediatrician gives a note that she is on a schedule. Good luck
Doug Frey says
What’s the hurry? Postpone; do more research until you are satisfied that the possibility of injury from vaccines is outweighed by the benefits (good luck with that). Understand the nature of vaccine ingredients and ask yourself if you want those ingredients injected into your child.
For years I though my daughter was just the one in a million unlucky ones who became seriously brain damaged after a round of vaccines. Then when I shared what had happened within my family my cousin called to tell me the DPT was what killed her daughter after years of intractable seizures . She has never told anyone since her doctor bullied her into silence. Now I know that one in six kids has a serious neurological disorder. No case of measles is worth those odds. There are many ways to learn about the risks. In fact if you look up learn the risk you will find a good resource. Every medical procedure has a risk benefit analysis. Read up and be very careful with your baby. The current medical paradigm has lead us into the sickest generation of children ever. I myself have only received two vaccines ever. Don’t let the doctors bully you into anything. I wish I had the opportunity that you do to connect with real people who have learned the hard way.
My children were vaccinated. If I had a chance to do it all over again, I would not give them any vaccines. Why? For the same reason I would turn down ANY invasive medical treatment that had not been subject to the standard double-blind, placebo-tested safety and efficacy trials, administered by those who are completely exempt from any responsibility should there be a bad reaction.
Ahhh! Best comment ever, Allie! Such a perfect way to sum it all up.
My older children, now 48 & 46, were vaccinated but they didn’t give as many back then. My son still got whooping cough when he was 10 even though the Dr said it couldn’t be. I told him he could come sit up with all night while he whooped! I was more informed when my later children were born & did not vaccinate. They are super healththy, never sick, and no learning disabilities, now 35 & 32! Do your research & stand your ground!
Laura Hayes says
Below is the link to a comprehensive 80-minute presentation I gave in 2016. It is helpful for those new to questioning and researching vaccine-related issues, and a helpful refresher course for veteran advocates. Resources are provided at the end.
“Vaccines: What Is There to Be ‘Pro’ About?” by Laura Hayes
Also, my definition for “anti-vaccine” is “informed intelligence and principled ethics”.
Once one does the research on vaccines, one realizes that when it comes to vaccines, there is nothing to be ‘pro’ about.
David Weiner says
When it comes to vaccines, the main thing that needs to happen is that the government is removed from the whole process. Every way that it interferes makes matters worse: its mandates, its approval process, its promotion, its research, its schedules, etc.
To solve the problem, we need a complete separation of vaccines and state, the dismantling of the entire government vaccine apparatus.
David Weiner says
Or, said differently, let’s not construe a political problem as a medical/scientific one.
Health care, like any other market, can only operate properly when fraud and coercion are not tolerated, and in fact are punished. When governments team up with industry and decide to promote certain technologies and products, they can no longer fulfill their duty to be an impartial arbiter and punish fraud and coercion. In fact, in their capacity as promoters of vaccination, governments themselves commit fraud and coercion extensively and with impunity.
Members of a free society can determine which medical interventions they do or do not need or want without regimentation and central planning by their governments.
Michaela Holden says
This is a fantastic article. Like many here I have spent years researching vaccines and their connections to inflammatory diseases. I have opened a Facebook page called ‘Autism Redefined’ https://www.facebook.com/epigenetics.epiphany/ which explores the difference in genetics between the more inflamed and diseased, and others who are not as affected. My hypothesise from over 20 years of research is that their is a unique ‘High Inflammation / Famine Storage Genetic Type’, this type exists in approximately 20% of people. Many of these people are Non Secretors at the FUT gene family, especially, the FUT 2 gene and this impacts their ability to carry out glycosylation, which is the attachment of a sugar to proteins, especially, when stressed. This slows many body processes, IgG antibodies which protects the body from infection are reduced, vitamin B12 cannot easily access the cells, the ability of good bacteria to attach to the gut wall is reduced and many develop a leaky gut. Their bodies have many adaptations to survive famines and adverse environments, but these adaptations are disadvantages today due to our increasingly toxic and inflamed environment. Are you or your child the 1:20 who are most affected by vaccines and the increasing schedule? By understanding a person’s ‘Genetic Limit’ to toxins, we can make choices with a better understanding of the pros, cons and risks involved. Please visit my page where I have added short videos and posts to support this hypothesis.
When appx $4 BILLION DOLLARS has been paid out since ’86 when Congress enacted legislation to indemnify vaccine manufacturers from further liability due to the thousands of lawsuits filed up to the year 1986 re: the DTP vaccine which caused severe reactions/death, you have to question the ‘safety’ or lack of. For starters, check out an actual insert label accompanying the vaccine w/lot # in the heading. Anyone w/common sense will look at the neuro-toxic heavy metals and carcinogenic chemicals and hopefully choose NOT to allow themselves or their precious children to be inoculated w/these vile serums.
Despite the continual propaganda dispensed from pHARMa via the media, state/federal legislatures, and medical docs who receive bonuses when they up their vaccine compliance rates among their patients (children), one needs to make an informed decision based on actual scientific studies, not manipulated ‘studies’ whose end goal is pre-determined by pHARMa. Caveat emptor!
Michael Kane says
***ACTION REQUESTED*** — A bill has just been introduced into the New York Senate to repeal the RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION for vaccination in NY State.
I am writing this to ask you to reach out to your state senator, assemblyman and other Albany leaders to let them know you support KEEPING and STANDARDIZING the RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION for vaccination. You can send emails, however we are asking that you send an actual, physical letter that you have signed. At the bottom of this email is a sample letter that you can use if you do not wish to write your own letter, or you can use a portion of the letter and make some changes to it.
The bill introduced by Senator Hoylman’s S2994 (companion bill to Dinowitz’s A02371 in the assembly) is an unconstitutional move denying citizens rights to freedom of religion under the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution There is no reason to get rid of the RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION that has existed in New York for decades.
If you want regular updates on what is happening in Albany regarding vaccine legislation, follow RITA PALMA on facebook
Please follow these 6 steps: Send your letter to:
1.) Your OWN Senator- find him/her at https://www.nysenate.gov/registration/nojs/form/start/find-my-senator
and your OWN asseblyman https://www.nyassembly.gov/mem/search/
THEN send that same letter to:
2.) Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins at: 28 Wells Avenue, Building #3, Yonkers, NY 10701
3.) Speaker Carl Heastie, 1446 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx, NY 10469
4.) Senate Health Chair Gustavo Rivera: 2432 Grand Concourse,Suite 506, Bronx, NY 10458
5.) Assembly Health Chair Richard Gottfried, 214 West 29th Street ,Suite 1002,New York, NY 10001
and last, but not least,
6) Governor Cuomo at:
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
ASK FOR A RESPONSE- and NOT a canned/ form letter.
HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A LETTER THAT YOU CAN USE:
Dear senator (or assemblyman/woman)
I am writing to you to express my full support for New York State keeping the right for parents to file for a Religious Exemption to vaccinate their children. I also fully support standardizing the process of filing for a religious exemption so that everyone has equal access to the utilizing the law.
I strongly oppose Senator Hoylman’s bill S2994 and the companion bill by assemblyman Dinowitz’s A02371. There is absolutely no reason to remove the religious exemption. It has existed in our state for decades and, despite what some try to claim, it has never caused any public health problems or concerns. It is also unconstitutional to deny citizens the ability to follow their own personally held religious beliefs. This is a major issue for me and my family, and I am watching your vote on this very closely. I would like to request a response from you on this issue, letting me know what your position is on this issue.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
If anyone has any questions please feel free to email me
NYC Teacher, Union Member and Proud Father
I have my first two born c section my second two natural birth. My second csection was planned one month early which with the way I had them I estimate almost two months too early. He was not formed all the way his skin was paper thin and he still looked like a fetus. He was talking early due to a talkitive older sis. By the time he got his 15 month shots he turned silent and slobbery. Irritated at everything. Hypersensitive to noise and food additives. We essentially lost him and had to start over. It took him until 7 to gain control over the noises he would make all day. I feel him joining football helped him kick many of his autistic like symptoms. My two csection children are spacey and have a hard time paying attention. They also had all their shots. My next two got tetnus and polio. After those shots one didn’t eat for days and one started gaining weight. They both had a hard time walking for weeks and headaches. Not every genetics reacts well with shots. In the case of my premature child, undeveloped liver, way to much, too soon.
Jennifer St Sauveur says
Interesting. I agree that vaccination schedule and the vaccines themselves need to be researched and it should be viewed as a changing dynamic in pediatric as well as adult and geriatric medicine. I do not agree with sweeping statements that there is a relationship between vaccines and autism that further eluded a causative connection between autism and vaccines without the support of current good research. I do not think this relationship has been scientifically proven. Children’s genetics and environmental factors play a large role in whether or not a child will have autism, how vaccination fits in for the majority of children is not a large factor. Currently research on this supports that vaccines are safe and will not give your child autism. I think the connection needs to be clarified through research and ongoing research, before we scare parents into thinking anti vaccine movements are safer for their children. This pandemic is a perfect example of why anti vaccine when you weigh the pros and cons can be dangerous and deadly for world wide health not just health in America. With vaccine evading Covid 19 variants we are treading on thin ground to save lives. Not being vaccinated when you are healthy and can be safely vaccinated is a choice many people are making. We need to also weigh the pros and cons of not being vaccinated especially during this pandemic before we decide they are not safe.