September 09, 2004

Petition - Show us the Vaccine Data

Sadly, here again is another example on how our governments literally work for the industry interest with our tax dollars no less. Please sign and pass this on to as many people as possible.

Chris Gupta

National Vaccine Information Center


The national on-line "Show Us the Vaccine Data Petition" was announced by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) at an August 23, 2004, meeting of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academies of Sciences in Washington, D.C. At that meeting, parents of vaccine-injured autistic children protested that the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) was being used by federal health officials to cover up vaccine risks associated with mercury preservatives in vaccines. That day, the National Vaccine Information Center, as well as SAFEMINDS, National Autism Association, Moms Against Mercury, CoMed, and Unlocking Autism, all called for full public disclosure of all government-held vaccine risk data in the VSD.

The federally operated VSD electronic database has collected information on vaccination and children's health in cooperation with large Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO's) for more than a decade. The CDC has conducted its own analysis of the data and published articles, most of which have denied a causal link between vaccines and chronic brain and immune system dysfunction. During the past two years, independent researchers were repeatedly denied access by CDC officials to the publicly-funded VSD for the purpose of replicating and validating the CDC's analysis of the data.

The hallmark of good science is replication and the hallmark of good government is transparency. Signing the "Show Us the Vaccine Data" petition will add your voice to the tens of thousands of other citizen voices who know how important it is for government-held vaccine risk information to be open to independent analysis.

For more information on the VSD and vaccine risks, is here to read a presentation made by NVIC President, Barbara Loe Fisher, at the August 23 IOM Meeting.

To read and sign the petition click here:

Please pass this on to all your lists and add it to your website. Our goal
is 100,000 signatures!!

Kathi Williams
National Vaccine Information Center, 421 Church St., Suite E
Vienna, Va 22180 703-938-DPT3