Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stop the Vax Program

I recently signed a petition at the Australian Vaccination Network to stop the Swine Flu Vaccination Program. If you are a resident of Australia, please consider signing the petition.

After signing, AVN forwarded my protest to the office of a number of politicians including the federal Health Minister and the Treasurer. I received 12 automated “out of office replies” from various ministers. In addition, two office staffers were actually kind enough to hit their keyboards in response.

From the office of Louise Markus:
Thank you for your email regarding the Swine Flu vaccination. As you would appreciate Mrs Louise Markus receives large volumes of correspondence and as the Federal Member for Greenway her priority is that of her constituents. Mrs Louise Markus thanks you for your email and has noted your comments.

Ok, I’m not one of her constituents, fair enough. Now from the office of Kate Ellis of whom I am a constituent, Electorate Officer Pauline Cusack writes:
Thank you for your email concerning the swine flu vaccine.

The Government has no plans for the swine flu vaccine to be mandatory.


Pauline Cusack

I appreciate the enormous effort and trouble Pauline went to in her reply but I couldn’t help but feel a bit patronized. I sent a reply correspondence as follows:
Dear Pauline

Thank you for your reply.

You assert “the Government has no plans for the swine flu vaccine to be mandatory.” It may surprise you then to learn that it already is mandatory for certain sections of the community.

Since July 2007, every state and territory in Australia has had policies implemented which require all medical staff and allied health students to be fully vaccinated. Students are required to be vaccinated before completing their practical work. Without these vaccines, ten different types including influenza, they are refused a placing in hospitals.

Compliance in these directives is mandatory and supposedly for the protection of patients, but half of those mandated vaccines contain live viruses which can be transmitted to people of contact for up to 90 days.

Panvax H1N1 vaccine also contains live virus portions (subunits). The subunits are produced by “disrupting” the live virus with detergent. It is more than possible that H1N1 vaccinations will inflame H1N1 infection rates among the non-vaccinated.

Panvax H1N1 vaccine was exempted by the government from requiring TGA registration before dispensing, mid September. Only about one week later however it was announced the TGA had approved it (Sept 18th). The time frame from the starting point of the first trials to the date of approval was approx just 7 weeks. That time frame is far from standard practise and very concerning.

If the government has no plans for mandatory vaccinations, why did they rush approval for Panvax H1N1 without due care in the form of the usual safeguards, and why have they (government) ordered 21 million doses of Panvax H1N1 from CSL?

In any event the government doesn’t actually have a say in whether or not vaccinations are ordered mandatory does it?

Pursuant to International Health Regulations (IHR) of 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) of which Australia is a member has the authority to order forced vaccinations upon all 194 signatory countries to the WHO constitution, in the event of a declared pandemic. H1N1 was declared a pandemic in June.

Please pass this correspondence on to Ms Ellis as I would appreciate my concerns being addressed.

Yours Sincerely

**** ******

I eagerly await more news.

Related post:

Panvax H1N1 monovalent vaccine

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