ACIP Meeting will address HPV vaccine, ACT NOW

ACIP Meeting will address HPV vaccine, ACT NOW

The ACIP of the CDC is having a quarterly meeting that will address vaccines, one of the ones that will be specifically discussed, is the HPV vaccine.

Public comment only has one more week to be submitted and counted to be documented in public record of meeting. The TIME IS NOW to speak up directly to the CDC in this fight of the HPV vaccine and having the right to informed consent privately with family doctor.

We suggest the following points in your written comment to ACIP. Below you will find the exact instructions for sending this comment and what information is required to submit with comment.

  • Concern was publicly raised about ovarian failure related to the HPV vaccine. This should not be ignored and further detailed studies should be done immediately, and prior to more vaccines being recommended.
  • Advertising the HPV vaccine for cancer prevention should cease immediately. Not one study proves cancer prevention, it is an assumed result that does not have solid proof yet. This is extremely misleading to the public and does not permit proper informed consent.
  • CDC should cease and desist on any form of advertising of any vaccines to the public. Vaccine manufacturers are free from liability when a vaccine causes a negative side effect. They benefit full profits of all vaccine sales. Our tax dollars and government agencies should not be paying to advertise a product that produces billions in profits for the manufacturer.
  • Multiple countries are no longer recommending the HPV vaccine due to a high level of young adults having serious side effects of the vaccine. The CDC and ACIP need to take this seriously and show the US public that they do care about the youth, and will also do more follow up studies and further investigation of the HPV vaccine.


About ACIP Meetings

The Committee meets three times annually at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Meetings are open to the public and available online via webcast. During the meetings, members and CDC staff present findings and discuss vaccine research and scientific data related to vaccine effectiveness and safety, clinical trial results, and manufacturer’s labeling or package insert information. Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease or changes in vaccine supply, such as vaccine shortages, also are reviewed during meetings.

Deadline: SEPTEMBER 29TH 2016
10 workdays before the meeting. Meeting Scheduled for Oct 19th
Content of written comments:
  • •name
  • •address
  • •organizational affiliation
  • •e- mail address of the speaker
  • •topic being addressed
  • •specific comments
Format and length of written comments:
  • •Must not to exceed one single-spaced typed page with 1 inch margins containing all items above.
  • •Only those written comments received 10 days in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting.
Stephanie Thomas, CDC, NCIRD. Email


ACIP (Advisory committee on immunization practices)

October Meeting is Oct 19-20 (Mark your datebook to watch this live)

Live Webcast Instructions
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
Oct 19: 8:00 am – 6 pm
Oct 20: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

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VICP has paid out nearly 6million in claims to HPV vaccine injury victims

VICP has paid out nearly 6million in claims to HPV vaccine injury victims

Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal 200 Claims Filed with HHS for HPV Vaccine Injuries and Deaths, 49 Compensated 

Documents Reveal that the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has Paid Out Nearly $6 million in Claims to Victims of Controversial HPV (human papillomavirus) Vaccine, including Families of Two Dead

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it has received documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing that its National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has awarded $5,877,710 dollars to 49 victims in claims made against the highly controversial HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines. To date 200 claims have been filed with VICP, with barely half adjudicated.

The documents came in response to a February 28, 2013, Judicial Watch lawsuit against HHS to force the department to comply with a November 1, 2012, Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:13-cv-00197)). On March 12, 2013, The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of HHS, provided Judicial Watch with documents revealing the following information:

  • Only 49 of the 200 claims filed have been compensated for injury or death caused from the (HPV) vaccine.  Of the 49 compensated claims 47 were for injury caused from (HPV) vaccine the additional 2 claims were for death caused due to the vaccine.
  • 92 (nearly half) of the total 200 claims filed are still pending.  Of those pending claims 87 of the claims against (HPV) vaccine were filed for injury, the remaining 5 claims were filed for death.
  • 59 claims have been dismissed outright by VICP.  The alleged victims were not compensated for their claims against the HPV vaccine.  Of the claims dismissed, 57 were for injuries, 2 were for deaths allegedly caused by the HPV vaccine.
  • The amount awarded to the 49 claims compensated totaled 5,877,710.87 dollars. This amounts to approximately $120,000 per claim.

VICP is a Health and Human Services program that compensates patients who have been adversely affected by certain vaccines. The HHS web site describes the program as a “no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system,” and it covers 16 specific classes of vaccines, including HPV vaccines which were added in 2007.

From its inception, the use of HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases has been hotly disputed.  According to the Annals of Medicine: “At present there are no significant data showing that either Gardasil or Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline) can prevent any type of cervical cancer since the testing period employed was too short to evaluate long-term benefits of HPV vaccination.”

“This new information from the government shows that the serious safety concerns about the use of Gardasil have been well-founded,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  “Public health officials should stop pushing Gardasil on children.”

In addition to obtaining records from the FDA through the agency’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) which has documented thousands of adverse reactions to Gardasil, Judicial Watch also published a special report in 2008 detailing Gardasil’s approval process, side effects, safety concerns and marketing practices.


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Article dated March 2013

1yr Rally Anniversary

1yr Rally Anniversary

1 year ago today Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations partnered with the Center for Freedom and Prosperity held a joint rally in Cumberland RI, as the first public appearance of the stand against the mandate and to advocate for informed consent.

Many RI citizens showed to support the efforts of reversing the mandate and four legislators were there from the very start. Justin Price, Elaine Morgan, Bobby Nordolillo, and Blake Filippi. Sherry Roberts was not in attendance of the Rally but was vocal in her support.

What has happened since?

  • #NOHPVmandateRI partnered with the Gaspee Project a 501 c4
  • We held “Making Waves in the Ocean State” and had a wonderful event where Brandy Vaughan, and Toni Bark flew in to speak to us, and many local doctors and legislators contributed to the evening also.
  • The petition has reached close to 3000 signatures and is still growing.
  • FIVE bills were introduced in the 2016 legislative session to support the efforts that parents in this have been advocating for.
  • Many new candidates running for office have voiced their support of the Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations and that the mandate should be reversed.
  • The RI Dept of Health decided to kick up their efforts ( we are pretty sure they have never been challenged to this degree before) to increase vaccination rates vs respecting parents right to choose for their families. So your tax dollars have been spent on direct mailing to minors and robo calls to homes to get the HPV vaccine this summer.
  • The Awareness Campaign kick off this summer to counter the Dept of Health with informed consent, to be sure parents know the options they have a right to and both risks vs benefits without a one sided story. To hold legislators accountable that will not support protecting the right to make medical decisions for your child, especially ones that do not impact the classroom and should have nothing to do with attending school. YOU CAN HELP THIS EFFORT DONATE TODAY.

We have not stopped working and educating on this topic, and are excited to celebrate a year of hard work and dedication. Thank you so much for your support, whether you were with us from the start or recently joined. Our work is not over, and many more still need to know this fight is happening. Be sure to share with others, use social media, call your closest family and friends, forward an email from us, and especially donate to the cause. Donate $15 or more Now and show your state representative and senator you mean business.

Enjoy the photo memories from Aug 17, 2015 Rally

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Judy Mikovits PhD and the HPV vaccine

Aug 13 2016 Judy Mikovits presents on the HPV vaccine and the study data associated with it.


This webinar was just recorded today 8-13-16, and hosted by FactsOnVax- this video is almost 2 hours long, and may only be available for 72hrs.

May 2016 Director of Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations; Aimee Gardiner, also did an interview with Dr Nancy Tarlow, please take a look at that blog post too.

Sign the petition in RI to reverse the HPV vaccine mandate and to advocate for informed consent.

Donate to help fight the RI Dept of Health and the state general assembly to overturn this mandate and put the power of total private choice back in the parent’s hands. PLEASE DONATE TODAY

Action needed now, August 2016

Right now, we need to advocate for informed consent and be sure parents know their rights. This fall, we must hold lawmakers accountable for their votes and actions. This fall we need to send a clear message that if elected officials support policies that benefit the special interests – instead of the people of Rhode Island – that we refuse to be silent. That we will campaign against the RI Dept of Health’s lack of transparency, and we mean business.

We must protect the rights of Rhode Island parents to make choices about our own children’s health. The HPV Vaccine Mandate robs us of this right and puts the government between us and our doctors. Even more disturbingly, the RI Department Of Health is now using your tax dollars to market the vaccine directly to our children – bypassing you, their parents.

As you know, our anti-HPV mandate movement has partnered with The Gaspee Project to raise awareness and money. Now is the time to support our cause.

By clicking the link below and making a donation, you will help us build our campaign war-chest so that we can make independent expenditures in select upcoming General Assembly races, and inform parents of their options.


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Clinton choice for VP signed Virginia bill to mandate HPV vaccine for 6th grade

Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations does not endorse any particular presidential candidate, but when the potential Vice President finds it acceptable to mandate Gardasil……. then we feel you need know that. If he is okay with bypassing your parental rights of choice for something that can not impact the classroom; then how well will your parental rights be respected in over all retrospect? Hillary Clinton accepts more money in her campaign from pharmaceutical companies then any other candidate. You need to vote for what you feel is the best choice, just as you need to choose what is the best choice for your family to get the Gardasil vaccine or not.


Clinton chose Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. Kaine has a history of sinister idealogy. In fact, he once forced sixth grade girls to take Gardasil shots, according to a 2007 article from the Washington Post. (see below)

In 2006, Kaine accepted  $12,000 from Teva Pharmaceuticals TEVA, +0.18% to cover his expenses at the Democratic Governors Association meeting. A third of his donations come from big banks, or “securities and investments.” In Virginia, accepting gifts from special interest is considered a non-issue. 

“During his eight years as lieutenant governor and governor, Sen. Kaine went beyond the requirements of Virginia law, even publicly disclosing gifts of value beneath the reporting threshold,” a spokesperson told Politico. “He’s confident that he met both the letter and the spirit of Virginia’s ethical standards.”

According to CBSNews.

The disclosures showed he received an $18,000 Caribbean vacation from Virginia-based tech investor James Murray, Jr., and in 2007 received $5,500 in clothing from Stuart Siegel of S&K Menswear, a company that declared bankruptcy in 2009. Teva Pharmaceuticals gave $12,000 for expenses incurred for the Democratic Governors Association meeting in Aspen in 2006. Obama for America had the largest disclosure–$45,075 for travel and lodging related to the 2008 presidential campaign.

Kaine Says He’ll Sign Bill Making Shots Mandatory

By Tim Craig

Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, March 3, 2007

RICHMOND, March 2 — Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Friday that he has decided to sign legislation requiring all sixth-grade girls to get immunized against a virus that causes cervical cancer if their parents don’t object.

Kaine (D) had expressed “some qualms” this week about mandating that girls receive the human papillomavirus vaccine before entering high school, but he said many of those concerns were alleviated after he studied the bill closer.

“The particular language that ended up in the bill is fine,” Kaine said today. “It’s very broad, and people get information about the health benefits and any health concerns about the vaccination, and they get to make their own decisions. I think that is the right balance.”

Virginia will become the second state to require the vaccine, which is called Gardasil. Last month, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said girls in that state would also be required to receive it. At least 20 states and the District are studying similar proposals.

 New Jersey-based pharmaceutical maker Merck & Co. received federal approval in June to sell the vaccine. Merck began a nationwide lobbying campaign to try to get states to mandate the vaccine. Merck suspended its campaign two weeks ago amid questions about whether profit, instead of public health, is guiding the debate.

In Virginia, parents will be able to opt out of the requirement without citing a reason.

“If they choose not to do it, they don’t have to do it,” said Del. Phillip A. Hamilton (R-Newport News), the sponsor of the legislation. “They just have to sign a form so the health department knows they opted out.”

HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that causes almost 7,000 cases of cervical cancer annually. A federal study released Wednesday estimated that 7.5 million girls and women ages 14 to 24 have been infected with the virus.

Because the virus is transmitted through sexual contact, some parents and politicians worry that mandating the vaccine might encourage promiscuity. But a bipartisan majority in the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of the mandate.

The bill would take effect in 2008, making the 2008-09 school year the first that girls would be required to receive the vaccine. Supporters said that provides officials enough time to study side effects.

Awareness Campaign~ counter RI Dept of Health

Awareness Campaign~ counter RI Dept of Health

The RI Dept of Health recently sent out postcards direct to minors and also robo called homes of 7th and 8th grade parents in regards to vaccinations. Some calls were for multiple vaccines and some focused on the HPV vaccine. None of this effort gave risks vs benefits data or disclosed exemption options.

You can read our press release about this topic by clicking HERE ==> PRESS RELEASE. Help bring attention to this matter by posting this press release direct at media accounts. The more that show they are not happy about this the more the media might pay attention. Hashtag #NOHPVmandateRI


We are working to counter the efforts of the Dept of Health with informed consent via our Awareness Campaign. They have over a half million dollars to which they can delegate to different forms of marketing. We don’t need that much to still be loud and keep citizens informed.

Our current goal is $2500, If you give $8 or $80 or $800 it makes a BIG difference. Help with whatever amount you are able. 100 people giving $25 puts us at our goal. This is not just a RI issue, this is a national issue. RI reports the strategies to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, along with their % of vaccinated children in the age range. NVAC is already advocating for minor consent without parental consent of the HPV vaccine, we need to show that we can and we WILL fight back. The nation leaders need to know that mandating HPV vaccines on any level anywhere in the USA is not acceptable.

Please donate today donate-now-heart-speech-bubble_138893771

This is very important issue on so many levels.

  • Mandating a vaccine for a disease that does not impact the classroom
  • Marketing direct to minors for medical procedures
  • Calling homes with automated messages, for a vaccine that this state has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country.
  • Neglecting informed consent

The RI Dept of Health has never been challenged by the public like we have done in the last year. They stepped up their efforts, we need to STAND UP STRONG. It is time to put them on the Defense. The more you give the more we can do.





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RI Dept of Health sends postcards about vaccines directly to 11 & 12 yr olds

RI Dept of Health sends postcards about vaccines directly to 11 & 12 yr olds

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These postcards have been sent out addressed directly to the 7th and 8th grade students.

Do you find this acceptable? Do you want the RI Dept of Health direct mailing your children? Please comment and let us know your thoughts.


Sign the petition to reverse the mandate of the HPV vaccination and advocate for informed consent.

DONATE NOW to fight against the hundreds of thousands that the RI Dept of Health has at its disposal. Informed Consent is everyone’s right and our priority, please help us today.

Allegheny County considers mandate for HPV vaccine for students


After 35 radiation treatments and seven chemotherapy sessions to reduce a cancerous lump in his throat from the human papillomavirus HPV, John Rhodes had trouble eating, swallowing and communicating.

For a time, he needed a feeding tube, and he has yet to put on the 80 pounds he lost as a result. As assistant coach for the Duquesne men’s basketball team, he had to use other tactics to get his players attention so he could teach them without the booming voice he used to have.

Mr. Rhodes, 50, expressed his support for the HPV vaccine at the Allegheny County Health Department’s public forum on Wednesday night. The forum was meant to gather community input about the possibility of requiring all adolescents be vaccinated against HPV.

“As a coach and a very competitive person, I challenge all of you to encourage more people to get vaccinated,” Mr. Rhodes told the crowd.

Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department, said the department would compile the information from community members and present it at the next board meeting on July 13. If the board decides to move forward with the mandate, Dr. Hacker said there will be time for public comment then. The health department is also discussing the possibility of requiring school nurses to report vaccination coverage for the HPV vaccine.

The HPV vaccine includes three shots over a period of six months and is meant to protect against genital warts, throat and mouth infections, and a host of cancers. The virus is a sexually transmitted disease and affects nearly 80 million people in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Following CDC guidelines, the mandate would require 11- and 12-year-olds to receive all three doses of the HPV vaccine in a certain period of time to be admitted to school.

Currently, the Pennsylvania Department of Health requires children to have one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine and one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) before entering seventh grade. State guidelines, which Dr. Hacker said the mandate would follow, allow students with moral, religious or medical concerns to be exempt. Dr. Hacker did not know of any other Pennsylvania counties considering such a mandate.

The vaccine is recommended at 11 or 12 so the child is protected before they come in contact with someone with the virus and because the vaccine has a stronger immune response in younger children, according to Karen Feinstein, CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, which leads an HPV vaccination initiative. If children are not yet vaccinated, the CDC recommends vaccination for females aged 13-26 and males aged 13-21.

In Pennsylvania, 48.2 percent of females between 13 and 17 years old and 26 percent of males received all three shots in 2014, according to CDC data. In the Pittsburgh region, 27 percent of girls and 21.8 percent of boys ages 14-17 were fully vaccinated in 2014, according to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.

Although the HPV vaccine protects against several strands of the virus, James Lyons-Weiler, founding director for the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, said it does not target the rarer types of the virus. A mandate for the vaccine, he said, could cause a larger problem.

“The rarer kind sweeps in and replaces more common types. They’re rare because they’re more dangerous, more deadly,” he said. His only solution would be to wait until there is a program that protects against all types of HPV and to have better training for doctors administering the vaccine.

In the United States, the Rhode Island Department of Health began requiring the vaccine for seventh-grade students in September 2015, and several other states are considering legislation. Some other countries, though, have not had successful results from mandates for the HPV vaccine, which Alison Mullins, co-director for the Pennsylvania Coalition for Informed Consent, said is a red flag.

“This is a vaccine that is available to anyone, anyone who wants it can get it at any time. Why do we need to mandate something that we know has serious issues and that other countries have ceased mandating,” Ms. Mullins said.

She recommends people read the package insert on vaccines to learn about potential adverse effects. Gardasil, for example, she said, listed unexplained collapse, seizure, stroke and death on the package insert.


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Wrongly injected toddler fights leukaemia

BLINDSIDED: Ryan and Keri Topperwien with Chace, who is battling a rare form of leukaemia.
A Hamilton toddler who was mistakenly injected with a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer when he was just six weeks old has developed a rare form of leukaemia.

Chace Topperwien began chemotherapy for the M7 strand of acute myeloid leukaemia on his second birthday last month, but doctors cannot tell them whether the Gardasil vaccine he was injected with in May 2009 caused the cancer.

His parents, Ryan and Keri Topperwien, are devastated at the diagnosis after they were reassured at the time of the incident that their baby would not suffer any adverse reactions.

“I had thought in the very back of my mind that the absolute worst thing they could say is leukaemia,” Mrs Topperwien said. “When they said that he had it, it blindsided both of us.”

The couple, both 27, were horrified when at six weeks old their son was given the vaccination meant for teenage girls instead of one to prevent meningitis.

Gardasil targets the human papillomavirus, which causes warts on the hands, feet and genitals and is responsible for 99 per cent of cervical cancers.

Since the cancer diagnosis, Chace has been undergoing an aggressive course of chemotherapy treatment for up to 10 hours a day in Starship hospital in Auckland.

The little boy is due to start a second course of chemotherapy on Tuesday but doctors are waiting for his white blood cell levels to increase.

Until then the once energetic and outdoor-loving preschooler is confined to his bedroom 23 hours a day while his immune system recovers – a simple cold or bug could be disastrous.

The couple said their only child was taking the illness in his stride and, other than a nasogastric tube in his nose for feeding, looked deceivingly well.

“He’s still smiling and laughing. Other than not being allowed out of his room he’s still happy. But he knows that he’s not well.”

Mr Topperwien has taken indefinite leave from his job as a ceiling installer and Mrs Topperwien has put her PhD studies on hold so they can be at their son’s bedside.

The pair, who are sleeping at Ronald McDonald House and take turns spending the night with Chace, have taken a three-month “mortgage holiday” to keep financial pressures at bay.

But they are worried about what will happen when that ends and said if Chace’s chemotherapy was not successful they might need to look at further treatment overseas.

To help the family, friends have started three Facebook pages to raise money and so far fundraising events have netted more than $4000. A head-shaving fundraiser planned for tonight in Hamilton had attracted up to 20 participants, Mr Topperwien said.

He and his wife had already shaved their own hair to show Chace, whose hair had begun falling out, that it was okay to have it shaved off.

Meanwhile they want their concerns about a possible link between the Gardasil vaccination mistake and Chace’s leukaemia acknowledged. “It’s not a crazy theory,” Mrs Topperwien said.

“We feel the development of his immune system has been interrupted and when he was diagnosed doctors said that the mutation of his cells had come about through a different pathway to the way leukaemia normally develops.”

Waikato District Health Board medical officer of health Dr Felicity Dumble said she did not believe there would be a link between Gardasil and leukaemia.

However, she said it was important cases such as Chace’s be monitored and researched to establish if there was a possible association.

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