NYVIC (New Yorkers for Vaccination Information and Choice)

 

   NOTE: While the NY repeal of the religious exemption to vaccination may make many of the pages on this site of little practical use, they are left standing to give historical context to rights now denied.  
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Health and Immunization Law
 

Previous vaccination bills introduced in NYS Legislature

New York State Information about the state's vaccination law - and more.
Emergency Health Powers Act NY weighs taking extraordinary powers

New York City

General Information on Changing the Laws Useful to those inside and outside the Empire State.

The National Vaccine Information Center offers very useful information about all state vaccination laws and exemptions. NVIC (nvic.org) is tracking vaccination bills in many state legislatures. Join their Advocacy Team and get details of the bills listed at https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx.

National Issues and Information

Informed consent? 
Basically understood as the right to adequate information about the risks and benefits about any proposed medical procedure and the right of the patient to refuse such procedure(s), "informed consent" would seem to have been nullified by government mandated universal vaccination. Nonetheless, in Informed Consent, Parental Permission, and Assent in Pediatric Practice (1995), the American Academy of Pediatrics presents its views on this noble principle and human right. They summarize:

In this statement, the AAP provides an updated analysis of 1) the concept of informed consent; 2) the ethics of informed consent and the concept of the right to refuse treatment; 3) the concept of "proxy consent"; 4) the concepts of parental permission and child assent; and 5) informed consent of adolescents. 

The Law of Vaccination - Toward Radical Reform 
Stan Lippmann (University of Washington School of Law) 
"A basic question of justice is whether any harm can knowingly come to an innocent group member for the good of the group."

 
 

       
  

Audio and Video Vaccination Related Links 

Trading chickenpox for shingles? Research published in the International Journal of Toxicology.

  

     

  
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