Vaccine Choice Is
While many parents follow the vaccines currently recommended by the CDC, they realize the importance of vaccine choice.
Infants and children can receive up to 8 shots in a single office visit. Many parents choose to separate or delay those shots.
Ever skip the flu shot?
If so, you practiced vaccine choice. Some parents choose to opt out of certain vaccines for their children.
Opting out of Vaccination
Typically, parents who witnessed a vaccine injury in a child opt out of future vaccinations. Most who opt out were pro-vaccine.
Vaccines: Not One Size Fits All
After reading about the various vaccine injuries that impacted the lives our friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors right here in Michigan, you can see how vaccines affect everyone differently.
Aside from issues that can arise with the way certain vaccines are manufactured, stored, or administered, injuries also occur as a result of genetic susceptibility. A new area of study called adversomics attempts to better understand and prevent serious adverse vaccine-related events. Our own Supreme Court, in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, 562 U.S. 223, has deemed vaccinations avoidably-unsafe, so where there is risk, there must be choice.
Vaccine Exemptions in Michigan
Vaccine mandates interfere with your ability to receive individualized care due to the current one-size-fits-all protocol.
Everyone should have the right to make their own healthcare choices. Thankfully in Michigan, parents and guardians have the right to choose which vaccines they receive with the aid of medical, philosophical, and religious exemptions.
To learn more about vaccine waivers for infants and school-aged children, or to seek the advice of a vaccine rights attorney, please refer to the links below.
Parents & Guardians with Children in State-Funded Daycare or School
Employees and College Students
Choosing To Vaccinate
If you choose to vaccinate, follow the instructions outlined in the package inserts:
Review the Vaccine Information Sheet(s) prior to receiving any shots,
discuss allergies or previous vaccine reactions however minor, and
verify that your doctor has maintained the recommended storage conditions for the vaccine(s).
Lastly, ensure that your doctor understands that any medical event, even if possibly unrelated to the vaccine, must be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) according to Federal law; this helps governing agencies track vaccine injury and safety.
For your own records, record the following when receiving a vaccine:
Manufacturer name (brand) and country of origin (U.S., China, etc.)
Vaccine expiration date
Dosage and combinations
Record a timeline of your child's health and activity for seven (7) days both BEFORE and AFTER vaccination; share the timeline with your pediatrician or family doctor as needed
Michigan for Vaccine Choice (MVC) is a state-wide, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that helps Michigan residents understand their vaccine rights and the current laws on vaccine waivers. We also provide access to a wide variety of vaccine-related resources published by the CDC, FDA, pharmaceutical companies, doctors and researchers.