The New Jersey General Assembly is considering a bill, A4576, that would mandate annual flu vaccines for students and certain other children as a condition of enrollment in public and private K-12 schools, preschools, childcare centers, and institutions of higher education.
Mandating the vaccine poses a serious risk, since flu shots are the cause of more adverse reactions (including death) than all other vaccines combined. According to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERs), there have been over 163,000 adverse reactions reported in connection with the flu vaccine – including over 2,000 people with permanent disabilities and over 1,000 deaths. While many of these reports are never litigated, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has compensated over 5,000 people for serious injuries caused by the flu vaccine.
The rationale for mandating the flu vaccine is that supposedly it will help health officials better determine who has COVID-19 versus the flu. But the assumption that someone who has received the flu vaccine won’t get sick with the flu is simply false. Depending on the year, the flu vaccine’s effectiveness ranges from as low as 19% to only as high as 60%.
Our children and older students should not be required to get this high-risk vaccine. It is unsafe and ineffective.
Can you help defeat this bill by calling your Assembly Member today? Just a few minutes of your time can make a difference.
Contact your New Jersey General Assembly member and ask him or her to OPPPOSE A4576. You can find out who represents you at: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp
Sample script – personalize it to have the greatest impact:
“My name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to ask Assembly member ____ to OPPOSE A4576, which would mandate flu vaccines for school and childcare attendance.
The flu vaccine carries considerable risks. Flu vaccines are the cause of more adverse reactions (including death) than all other vaccines combined. The majority of flu vaccines contain a dangerous 25 micrograms of mercury.
Influenza vaccines also shed, causing the spread of disease to others. Meanwhile, the benefits are questionable, as the flu vaccine is often ineffective, sometimes with an effective rate as low as 19%.
I urge Assembly Member ______ to oppose this bill.”
Be sure to explain why this issue is important to you. You may wish to use a couple of the talking points below. Don’t copy all of them – just use them as ideas to help structure your own message.
TALKING POINTS for calls and emails:
Be sure to identify yourself as a constituent.
- Flu vaccines can lead to serious injury and death. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/side-effects.htm#flu
- Flu vaccine is the most compensated for vaccine in the U.S., harming and killing more people than all the other vaccines combined. As of July 1, 2019, individuals had filed 5,384 National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) claims for injuries and deaths following influenza vaccination, including 172 deaths and over 5,200 serious injuries.
The NVICP has compensated a total of 6,358 claims for vaccine injuries, paying victims over 4 billion dollars—and two-thirds of the claims involved flu vaccines.
- According to the CDC, the 2014-2015 flu shot was only approximately 19% effective. In 2018-2019 the overall effectiveness of the flu shot was only 29%. In fact, the flu shot has not surpassed a 60% effectiveness rate over the past 14 years.
- A study suggests flu vaccines increase your risk of infecting others by 6-fold. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/flu-vaccine-increases-your-risk-infecting-others-6-fold-study-suggests
- Flu vaccines can be counterproductive —a study conducted by the U.S. military showed that members of the military who had previously received a flu shot were 36 percent more likely to subsequently have a coronavirus infection. https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/is-there-a-relationship-between-influenza-vaccination-and-covid-19-mortality/
- Vaccine package inserts warn of the risk of brain damage, life-threatening allergy, and death and no one knows in advance whom a vaccine will harm. Flu vaccine ingredients vary, but may contain a variety of toxic ingredients including but not limited to; mercury, formaldehyde, chicken egg proteins, gelatin, and viruses they are said to be “protecting” against like H1N1. http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/package_inserts.htm
- Approximately 50% of all flu vaccines are still made with the mercury-containing preservative Thimerosal, which has never been tested or approved by the FDA.
- Vaccine makers and the healthcare providers who administer them bear zero liability for vaccine injuries and deaths. The vaccine manufactures reap all the profits from vaccine mandates, without having to pay for any of the injuries or harm.
View A4576 here: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=A4576
To learn more, read this WAPF article about flu vaccines: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/the-flu-shot-unsafe-ineffective-and-not-necessary/