NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), an educational nonprofit organization focused on science and statistics, today published the Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Risk Statement (VRS), unpacking nine facts about the flu vaccine and exploring whether mandates are science-based. The VRS is a two-page info sheet that serves as a resource for patients, parents, and doctors to learn more about the flu vaccine and better understand its relationship to the spread of the flu and hospitalization.
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some communities such as schools and corporations are considering making the flu vaccine compulsory, and many families are weighing the risks and benefits," said Dr. Shira Miller, founder and president of PIC. "This VRS includes important and timely scientific data that can help the public engage in informed decision-making."
To create this VRS, PIC focused on what the science says about the flu vaccine. For example, it may be assumed that the flu vaccine will help decrease hospitalizations. Research shows, however, that the flu vaccine does not reduce demand on hospitals. Furthermore, research shows that flu vaccine mandates are not science-based.
To download your copy of the VRS "9 Flu Vaccine Facts," please visit physiciansforinformedconsent.org/flu-vaccine.
About Physicians for Informed Consent
Physicians for Informed Consent is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization focused on science and statistics. PIC delivers data on infectious diseases and vaccines, and unites doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals, attorneys, and families who support voluntary vaccination. In addition, the PIC Coalition for Informed Consent consists of more than 200 U.S. and international organizations. To learn more or to become a member, please visit physiciansforinformedconsent.org.
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