“Vote and vaccinate” programs rolled out nationwide in an effort to hard sell shots
Monday, Nov 3, 2008
State and local health authorities across America are combining polling stations with vaccination clinics, asking the electorate to “vote and vaccinate” at the same time.
Reports from all over the nation confirm that free flu shots are being offered to anyone who is registered to vote.
The driving force behind the idea appears to be the “Vote and Vax” organization, a loose collective of health organizations and associations working in conjunction with state and territorial health agencies of the United States.
According to a CNN report on the program, 235 clinics over 35 states have enrolled. the shots, which the reported is at pains to point out are completely voluntary, must be taken after voting has taken place.
“This is a really fantastic idea and I’m glad they’re bringing it to our attention. Hey, you can kill two birds with one stone.” the CNN anchors comments:
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Vote and vaccinate is another in a series of attempts to push unnecessary and, in many cases, dangerous vaccines on an unwitting American public.
We recently reported on huge protests carried out in New Jersey by concerned parents over a new mandatory “requirement” for children to be vaccinated in order to attend preschools and day-care centers.
We have also previously exposed moves towards making annual flu vaccinations mandatory for all children under the age of 18.
Mercury-based preservative containing flu shots have been directly linked with autism in children. Further studies have shown a decline in neurodevelopmental disorders after the removal of the thimerosal-containing vaccines.
The preservative has been banned or limited in Europe, Japan, England and Russia, yet despite warnings from the Institute of Medicine, the shot is recommended for all pregnant women, infants and children in the U.S.
Last year President Bush vetoed a bill that would have banned mercury in flu vaccines for children despite the fact that he pledged in 2004 to support such a move when campaigning for re-election.
Flu shots for the elderly have also come under increased scrutiny recently, with a growing number of immunologists and epidemiologists saying the vaccine does not work very well or is almost completely ineffective.
This article was posted: Monday, November 3, 2008 at 12:03 pm