“There are unanswered questions about vaccine safety. We need studies on vaccinated populations based on various schedules and doses as well as individual patient susceptibilities that we are continuing to learn about. No one should be threatened by the pursuit of this knowledge. Vaccine policy should be the subject of frank and open debate, with no tolerance for bullying. There are no sides—only people concerned for the well-being of our children.”


—Bernadine Healy, M.D., former director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and former health editor, U.S. News & World Report


“As a member of Congress, I pushed hard to create a safer childhood vaccine program. This book raises some of the important issues that need to be discussed. This is an important topic and the book should play an important role.”


—Dave Weldon, M.D., practicing physician and former U.S. Congressman, 1995–2009


Vaccine Epidemic exposes the bitter truth about vaccination mandates. Free and informed consent is not only a human right, but also an indispensable market mechanism which ensures that a high demand exists only for superior, necessary, and well-priced products. Vaccines are mandated precisely because they meet none of these criteria.”

—Marguerite Willner, former vice chair, Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines


“Based on my experience with vaccination programs in the military, I strongly believe that we must address the conflicts of interest which currently exist in our national vaccine program. To set aside our values is to lose our way, as a nation and a superpower. Vaccine Epidemic connects the dots and explains how this is happening.”

—Colonel Felix M. Grieder, USAF (Ret.), former wing commander, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

“As a minister, advocate, and mother of a vaccine-injured child, I echo the startling questions which Habakus and Holland poignantly raise in this groundbreaking examination. A vaccine program that inflicts avoidable injury and death in its pursuit to safeguard the ‘Public Health’ has gone tragically awry. The question is whether we as a society will continue to walk away from the damage . . . and the damaged . . .”

—Reverend Lisa Sykes, United Methodist minister and author of Sacred Spark

Vaccine Epidemic is a timely reminder that the same way Wall Street conspires with the government for its own benefit at the expense of the working and middle classes, the healthcare industry conspires with the government for the sake of its profits.”

—Marc Faber, Ph.D., Barron’s Magazine Roundtable member, international investment strategist, author Gloom, Boom and Doom Report

Vaccine Epidemic Book

Justice Disserved: The Hannah Bruesewitz Odyssey

Russ Bruesewitz

"The Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in favor of federal preemption, making it impossible in the future to claim in a civil court before a jury that a vaccine's design was dangerously defective."

The Greatest Threat to Our Country

Julian Whitaker, MD

"How about the children who die or are injured by vaccines? Aren’t their injuries or deaths worth preventing? If immunizations prevent that one death but do irreparable harm to thousands or more, is that okay? Of course not. It’s insane!"

The Exoneration of Professor Walker-Smith

David Lewis, PhD

"It appears that every nation has been set on a course to inject every human on the planet with increasingly complex mixtures of chemical and biological agents beginning at birth. The science supporting this bold experiment, however, is subject to government and industry manipulation on a scale that few other areas of science have ever experienced. This, combined with silencing reputable scientists who question vaccine safety, is a prescription for turning the hope science offers for future generations into a global disaster."

Flu Vaccine Mandates for U.S. Health Care Workers -- Policy Without Reason

Toni Bark, MD

"Considering the cost and effort to vaccinate millions of HCWs in this country, one would assume
that extensive research supports such a broad mandate. Yet the federal government has failed to identify unbiased, reliable studies supporting its recommendations, instead relying on studies conducted or funded by the pharmaceutical industry itself."

A License to Kill?

Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill

"How is disinterested vaccine safety governance even remotely possible when HHS employees stand as heroes at the head of the parade when a new vaccine is invented within its walls, while agency leaders are leading the cheering section, approving the new product’s launch, making the market for the product with its policy recommendations,and then turning around to cash multi-million dollar checks?"

What Should Parents Do?

Louise Kuo Habakus, MA

"We have gathered and summarized the views of nine board-certified pediatricians and other licensed professionals authorized to give medical advice. These views concur with and differ from the government’s recommendations. Many of these professionals support vaccination choice and raise important questions and concerns about CDC-recommended vaccination protocols."

A Human Rights Assessment

Louise Kuo Habakus, MA

"The U.S. government's mandatory vaccination policies do not appear to comply with international human rights standards. The government has limited the exercise and enjoyment of specific rights—including children’s right to obtain a free, public education—based on vaccination status."

Due Process and the American Constitution

James Turner, JD

"A country that requires all children to receive a product—no matter how beneficial—knowing that some children will die and others’ lives will be destroyed by the use of that product, risks losing all moral authority."

The Vaccine Bubble and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Michael Belkin

"We filed a request for two pieces of information. We wanted all the safety data the CDC had in its possession prior to recommending the hepatitis B vaccine for new babies at birth. Moreover, we wanted the statistical model they used to prove safety and justify this policy decision. To my surprise, the CDC refused to respond to our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. We made our request more than 10 years ago and we are still waiting for this information today."

An Urgent Call for More Research

Carol Stott, PhD, MSc and Andrew Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath

"Science lies at the heart of the vaccine controversy, and there can be no substitute for it. The ethical practice of medicine requires full and informed consent. It is not possible to have the informed part of informed consent without the science. That vaccine safety science has been and remains inadequate is not in dispute."

The Right to Legal Redress

Mary Holland, JD and Robert Krakow, JD

"In principle, there was Congressional and public consensus that caring for vaccine-injured children was the right thing to do. The reality has not lived up to the principle."

A Holistic Health Perspective

Annemarie Colbin, PhD

"Good health is not always due to good luck: a great deal of the time, it is the result of our choices."

Three Short Years

Gay Tate, PhD, LSW, MLSP

"The biggest difference in environmental exposures that happened during those three short years was the increase in their vaccines . . ."

The International Human Rights Standard

Sookyung Song

"International human rights norms to bodily integrity and free and informed consent today protect the individual right to make informed choices about vaccination and all medical interventions."

Sick is the New Healthy

Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD

"What if it were true that the way we now vaccinate our children causes more death, chronic disease, and disability than it prevents in America?"

My Daughter is "One Less"

Amy Pingel

"I deeply regret my decision to allow Zeda to get this shot. She has lost all quality of life. I would do anything to get her better, but no one has any answers for me. The doctors still don’t believe it was the vaccine."

Who Will Defend the Defenders?

Richard Rovet, RN, BSN, B-C (USAF, ret)

"Unfortunately, these brave defenders of our freedom are defenseless against the mandatory use of dangerous vaccines, such as the anthrax vaccine."

God, Government, and Parental Rights

Wiliam Wagner, JD

"The sacred and legal underpinnings of the unalienable right of American parents to direct the upbringing of their children are embedded in deeply rooted divine, natural, and common law traditions."

Mercury Toxicity and Vaccine Injury

Boyd Haley, PhD

"I, and other involved researchers, would gladly debate these issues in public with CDC and other experts—if they had the courage to show up. They don’t."

A Long American Tradition

Robert Johnston, PhD

"And that tradition shows that dissidents are often the wise ones, using their activism to force our scientific and political leaders to recognize their blind spots, as well as their need for humility when it comes to doing the will of the people."

Medical Ethics and Contemporary U.S. Medicine

Vera Hassner Sharav, MLS

"A public policy that puts the well-being of a child at risk—for the good of others, or, more likely, for commercial reasons—violates fundamental moral principles and devalues the child as a human being."

"The Greater Good"

Allen Tate

"Since the childhood vaccine schedule has not been tested as administered, we cannot know its benefits, and therefore if its utilitarian burden can be fulfilled. As it currently stands, utilitarianism cannot justify compulsory vaccination."

Vaccination Choice is a Human Right

Mary Holland, JD

"Since Jacobson v. Massachusetts in 1905, the world has embraced human rights in many forms—women’s suffrage, the Nuremberg Code, free and informed consent, medical autonomy, the human rights revolution, and public heath revolutions in sanitation, hygiene, and antibiotics. A thorough reconsideration of compulsory vaccination mandates is long overdue, based on the language of the Jacobson decision, which calls on courts to end vaccination mandates that are oppressive and unreasonable."

"Get Your Affairs in Order"

Lisa Marks Smith

"A nurse told me to call my family. It is very difficult to tell your children good-bye forever. It was the most heartbreaking moment of my life."

Forced Child Removal

Kim Mack Rosenberg, JD

"You have a religious exemption from vaccination for your child at school. You get a call from Child Protective Services. The caseworker says she wants to meet with you to discuss whether your child is the subject of “medical neglect.” Do you know your rights?"

A Doctor's View of Vaccines and the Public Health

Sherri Tenpenny, DO

"We have exchanged temporary illnesses for pervasive lifelong diseases, disorders, dysfunctions, and disabilities. A chronic illness held in check by medication is not health. The well-being of children and a community must be gauged by more than high vaccination rates and low infection rates caused by a specific, short list of pathogens."

A Mother-Son Story

Sonja Hintz, RN and Alexander Hintz

"Even as a nurse, my training did not educate me to question the safety of vaccinations, so I didn’t feel I had enough information on the risk factors for my son."

The Suppression of Science

Andrew Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath

"When considering how to vaccinate your children, read, get educated, and demand fully informed consent and answers to your questions. When you are stonewalled or these answers are not to your satisfaction, trust your instinct. I say this as someone who has studied and engaged in the science and who has become aware of the limitations of our knowledge and understanding of vaccine safety issues. Maternal instinct, in contrast, has been a steady hand upon the tiller of evolution; we would not be here without it."

Who is Dr. Andrew Wakefield?

Mary Holland, JD

"The Center for Personal Rights is confident that the world will look back at the prosecution of Drs. Wakefield, Walker-Smith, and Murch with shame and remorse. Dr. Wakefield has joined in a long, honorable tradition of dissidents in science and human rights."

The Role of Government and Media

Ginger Taylor, MS

"Dr. Julie Gerberding, Director of the CDC, had just explained an association between vaccines and autism on national news. She then said there is no association between vaccines and autism. And [the media] did not challenge her on her conflicting statements. Instead, [it] helped to reinforce the government’s position that there is no link between vaccines and autism."

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  • Second edition paperback released!

    We are delighted to announce the release of the second edition of Vaccine Epidemic in bookstores and on Amazon and bn.com. Now available in paperback, the updated edition contains over 100 pages of new content, including five new chapters and over one dozen new peer-reviewed scientific abstracts.

    The new chapters focus on institutional scientific misconduct, vaccine mandates for health care workers, concerns about HPV vaccine development, and the story behind the Supreme Court's recent vaccine decision in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth. Our newest contributing authors are: Russ Bruesewitz, David Lewis, PhD, Julian Whitaker, MD, Toni Bark, MD, Dan Olmsted, and Mark Blaxill.

    For a summary of all 30 chapters, click HERE.

  • PowerPoint Slide Presentation is Here!

    We're proud to share with you the latest version of our PowerPoint slide presentation in PDF format HERE (updated as of September 2012). We hope you will consider sharing this information with others.  If you choose to use selected slides, please make it clear that the material is part of an integrated presentation. Check back on the Vaccine Epidemic and Center for Personal Rights websites from time to time.  We'll post updated information as it becomes available. Comments are welcome, and donations are deeply appreciated.

  • Promo Video of Vaccine Epidemic

    Watch the 3 minute video, then buy a book.

  • Supreme Court Press Conference

    Video and photos of our press conference. 

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