Last Friday, we saw a flurry of media articles and stories announcing government plans to introduce a ‘No Jab No Play’ law in Western Australia (WA), despite Health Minister Roger Cook’s previous reassurance that he would await COAG guidance “to ensure there is a nationally consistent approach to immunisation requirements for attendance at childcare and preschool.”… [Read More]
It would not have escaped those who follow the vaccination issue closely, that there is a big push going on in Australia at the moment to have as many people as possible vaccinated against Meningococcal Disease. Tasmania is no exception, with the state government having introduced a “free” Meningococcal ACWY vaccine for all Tasmanians up to the age of 21 years, from 01 July 2018. This is in addition to Meningococcal vaccination for strains A, C, W and Y for children aged 12 months of age which replaced the meningococcal C vaccine as part of the National Immunisation Program from the same date.
Ali was the much loved daughter, and only child of Sydney couple Rajni and Patrick. She died from severe complications of vaccination.
We wish to extend our sincere condolences to Ali’s parents and family for this heart-wrenching tragedy.
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Every year, during the month of October, we remember and honour the many victims of vaccine injury, both living and deceased, both adults and children.
In Australia, vaccine injury victims generally have a right to sue either the practitioner who administered the vaccine or the vaccine manufacturer, notwithstanding they will face substantial difficulties in proving fault, even in circumstances where there is a probable link between administration of the vaccine and the injury.
What many may not know, but should, is that when a child isn’t just injured. but dies as a result of vaccination, the parents have no general right to sue for damages, even in circumstances where there is a probable link between administration of the vaccine and the death, combined with legal fault such as negligence.
It was recently reported that Lindsey Day, a previously healthy 39 year old Dad, died after receiving Influenza and Whooping Cough (dTpa) vaccines ahead of the birth of his step-daughter’s baby.
We wish to extend our sincere condolences to Lindsey’s wife and family for this entirely preventable tragedy.
Pro-vaccine Victorian paediatrician, Dr. Jenny Royle, strongly criticised the Victorian No Jab No Play law during a panel discussion at the 2018 National Immunisation Conference held in Adelaide during June.
I vehemently oppose the Victorian law, No Jab No Play. […] I don’t want people to be disadvantaged by strategies to increase immunisation coverage, and the Victorian law, No Jab No Play, disadvantages children and their families. I think denying a child entry into kindergarten is wrong. I think it’s a disproportionate response to the risk that a fully immunised child has in being in a kindergarten with a very small number of children who aren’t 100% up-to-date with their immunisations, and that risk is disproportionate to the punishment.
Who is healthier?
The AVN, with the help and support of its members across Australia and around the world, has erected a billboard (see the image below) in Brisbane QLD. It asks the simple question about who is healthier – the vaccinated or the unvaccinated. This is because October is International Vaccine Injury Month. This is a time to recognise, think of and acknowledge the toll that vaccines take and have taken on the health and wellbeing of children and adults worldwide.
Vaccination has been practised for well over 200 years so one would expect that in all that time, long-term studies comparing the overall health of groups of vaccinated and unvaccinated children and adults would have been performed. These comparisons should have examined outcomes such as overall health, rates of chronic disease and disability, rates of infection (both infections with the diseases targeted by vaccines and other infections) and any other issues which might be related to these medical procedures.
If we assume these sorts of studies have been done, however, we would be mistaken…. [Read More]
Sydney University academic, Associate Professor Julie Leask, made a disturbing revelation at the 2018 National Immunisation Conference held in Adelaide during June.
She claimed that some medically-complex children will require sedation or even general anaesthesia in order to undergo catch-up vaccination, and that if their parents are unwilling to consent, they will be denied family assistance payments.