Hoffman Estates, IL (PRWEB) October 25, 2011
Dr. Mercola and the National Vaccine Information Center are sponsoring their annual Vaccine Awareness Week, with new articles and video profiles of the vaccine injured and their families plus an exclusive free online viewing of the groundbreaking documentary film, “The Greater Good.”
Once again, from October 30th through November 5th, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) are teaming up to present Vaccine Awareness Week. In addition to all new articles on vaccine topics and never-before-seen video profiles of the vaccine injured and their families interviewed by NVIC’s co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher, the week will also feature an exclusive, free, online viewing of the powerful, groundbreaking documentary film about the vaccine safety debate, “The Greater Good.” The Greater Good looks behind the behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program.
A special limited edition DVD of the film will also be available for sale on Mercola.com starting 10/30 for just $10.
Vaccine Awareness Week will publish special articles and video interviews conducted by Dr. Mercola with vaccine policy and science experts, who will discuss vaccine risks, politics and profit-making. Information will highlight what consumers can do to protect their informed consent rights when it comes to making educated vaccine choices for themselves and their children.
“Right now there is an unprecedented assault on individuals’ and parents’ rights to exercise informed consent to medical procedures and risks of all sorts, with vaccines topping the list,” said Dr. Mercola, founder of Mercola.com, one of the most popular health websites in the world. “For example, the recent law passed in California, which will allow children as young as 12 years old to be given Gardasil and other vaccines without their parents’ knowledge, is a shocking violation of parental rights.”
“NVIC joined with parents in California to fight big drug corporations and medical trade organization lobbyists pressuring legislators to eliminate parents’ long held legal right to make medical decisions for minor children,” said NVIC’s Fisher. “Parents will likely face a similar battle with the same Big Pharma/Medical lobby in other states in 2012.”
Vaccine Awareness Week will call attention to facts about vaccines that most people don’t hear, with links to referenced sources including major health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
“This latest session of our annual Vaccine Awareness Week couldn’t come at a better time,” Dr. Mercola said. “With flu shots being given in drug stores and a number of new vaccines waiting in the pipeline, people need to get informed and realize they have important choices to make. It’s also an excellent time to view the eye-opening “The Greater Good” documentary, for free, right in the comfort of your own home.”
About Dr. Mercola and Mercola.com:
Dr. Joseph Mercola’s mission is to bring people practical solutions to their health problems. A New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Mercola was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post. He has been featured in major publications such as Time magazine and the LA Times, and on CNN, Fox News, ABC News, the Today Show and CBS’ Washington Unplugged.
He is board certified in family medicine, and served as chairman of the Family Medicine Department at St. Alexius Medical Center for five years. He is trained in both traditional and natural medicine. Over 2 million people, including 40,000 health care professionals, currently receive the website’s free email health newsletter, which offers practical health and wellness information covering nutrition, medicine, lifestyle choices, emotional therapy and other health topics.
About the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC.org):
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC.org) is a non-profit charity founded in 1982, and is the oldest and largest consumer organization in the U.S. dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and defending the informed consent ethic.
NVIC co-founder and president, Barbara Loe Fisher, is co-author of the seminal 1985 book DPT: A Shot in the Dark. Since then, she has defined the vaccine safety and informed consent movement and represented the perspective of the educated health care consumer on vaccine policy, law and ethics in major print and broadcast reports. She has served as a consumer member of federal vaccine advisory committees for more than 20 years and testified in Congress and state legislatures. She is a video blog commentator on NVIC.org and Mercola.com and is featured in the new documentary “The Greater Good.”
About THE GREATER GOOD
The Greater Good is a new documentary film that looks behind the behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program.
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