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Friday, August 8, 2008

Letter to the Editor from an NJCVC Leader

She supports vaccination choice in New Jersey

The Progress
Published: Friday, August 8, 2008 7:22 AM EDT

EDITOR: While many claim that “no one knows what causes autism,” there actually is mounting evidence supporting the position that neurological disorders (ranging from autism to attention deficit disorder/ attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADD/ADHD and pervasive developmental disorder or PDD) are environmental illnesses with vaccines as primary triggers.

This is well-documented, published in peer-reviewed journals and growing every day.

In fact, the “landmark” 2003 Center for Disease Control [CDC] study which refuted a vaccine-autism connection has been discredited by the head of the CDC herself.

Recently, CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding delivered a potentially explosive report to the House Appropriations Committee. In it, she admits to a startling string of errors in the design and methods used in the CDC’s 2003 study that found no link between mercury in vaccines and autism, ADHD, speech delay or tics. The admission is not surprising to some of us.

As an informed, concerned parent, my take is this: how about until studies prove the safety of dozens and dozens of doses of vaccines in one child’s body (tests have never been run on the cumulative effects of all the current vaccines!), I beg that the government officials stop mandating new ones.

While our nation’s astounding rate of 1 in 5 children with learning disabilities further escalates, how about if we stop requiring ever more toxin-laden shots each year just to walk in the door of school or daycare?

Parents should have vaccination choice in New Jersey and we need it fast – seeing as there are more vaccine mandates ready to kick in starting this September.

New Jersey is the first jurisdiction in the world to mandate a flu shot. If we don’t want more and more required shots every year, we must do something now. Visit to learn more and fight for your right to choose.

North Caldwell

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