Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Compulsory vaccinations for the UK

Throughout the UK, USA, Australia and other Western nations, it has long been a struggle for any parent to resist recommended vaccinations being administered to their children. Schools for example may refuse enrolment to unvaccinated children but if a parent strongly apposes the vaccination of their children, they have always had the freedom to deny such action, even if it means extraordinary measures such as home schooling.

This freedom however, looks set to be challenged in the UK.


New law introduced by the backdoor in January this year obliges the Secretary of State for Health to implement any recommendations of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

Under the new law, the JCVI is now asking:

In other words, if a parent does not want a child vaccinated but the JCVI have recommended all children be vaccinated, the JCVI are asking can their recommendation be challenged by the parent. It would seem once they have their answer, they will decide whether or not to make their recommendation. This appears one step from compulsory vaccination for children regardless of parental views or concerns.

If the JCVI decide to make their recommendation, and a legal case ensues this might mean a Guardian is appointed by the State to represent the interests of the child and through the Guardian sue its own parents to insist on the “right” to be vaccinated as mandated by the JCVI. The parents would in effect be forced to defend the case against their own child brought through the Guardian to oppose their own child being vaccinated. Once the first case was decided, the matter would be settled in practical terms for all UK parents.

Thus the UK appears to be on the verge of ‘1984′ style legislation and guidelines in which freedoms are taken away from citizens framed in terms of rights granted. And this has happened without political or public debate, scrutiny or democratic vote.

The newly published draft minutes for the JCVI in February disclose that the new status granted it by Health Minister Dawn Primarolo by executive order in January seem designed to tie up with unmentioned provisions in the new National Health Service Constitution.

According to the JCVI minutes the new NHS constitution states:


The JCVI is by law now a law unto itself and flexing its muscles despite a history of disregard for safety issues over the past 20 years and more.

It is unclear what ultimate responsibility the JCVI bears for its actions, or if any sanctions apply to it. CVI members have financial and professional associations with vaccine manufacturers. No action has been taken to curb this. Any ordinary concept of legality appears subverted, and power ceded to industry insiders.

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