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Anna Watson
User type
Consumer organisation
Organisation size
Medium (50 to 249 employees)
Country of origin
United Kingdom

The most concerning factor for the EFVV (European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance) is that nearly half of our EU citizens are under mandated vaccine policy. Incredibly, many have no adverse reaction reporting system and no vaccine compensation. Even where these exists only 10% of the public are aware. Despite an inadequate system, Adverse Drug Reactions are reported to be the fifth-leading cause of death in the EU with the WHO acknowledging an 'unavoidable risk associated with vaccines' (Bulletin 21.3.11). 

In democracies where science and health & safety are upheld as vital, we must keep scientific enquiry open and free from conflict of interests. Influential organisations with financial and political interests have made assumptions that vaccine research is final but citizens are still waiting for evidence that the vaccine programmes result in healthier children with less chronic disease. We ask that true placebo and control groups are used in vaccine study. We are concerned about the individual and synergistic toxicity of many ingredients of vaccines; Aluminium, Mercury, human and animal DNA etc. Recent analysis has found contamination with nanaoparticles and undeclared metals which we expect be investigated. Citizens all over Europe are concerned about vaccines more than any other pharmaceutical product: WHY?

 Many citizens find that after vaccination they suffer almost immediate new health conditions. Some are known ADRs acknowledged with the vaccine; others are not listed but are seen in the post marketing and reporting systems. These citizens seek health support and recognition of the injury yet almost all find a total shutdown of discussion and are given a new label of ‘anti-vaccine’, a derogatory title used to belittle legitimate vaccine concerns.  Consumer groups and pro-choice groups, whose members include medical professionals and scientists, have seen vaccine injury increase and have joined the EFVV; whose combined membership is over 100,000. We demand transparency and concern for the vaccine injured.

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union states clearly: ‘Free and informed consent must be respected in the fields of medicine and biology’ and the EFVV is therefore demanding:
* That compulsory vaccination be abolished throughout Europe as it is a breach of our Universal Human Rights, that European citizens benefit from freedom of fully informed vaccination choice and consent and that independent European Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting (VAER) systems be established to monitor vaccine safety.
We have translated our concerns around vaccine mandates into 12 languages and our statement has been signed by nearly 85,000 citizens.

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union states clearly: ‘Everyone has the right to respect for his or her physical and mental integrity’.  
Any involuntary or enforced medical treatment is therefore a breach of the:
* UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
 * Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union,
*   UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child,
*  EC Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine
* European Charter of Patients’ Rights,
(Refs provided on the petition platform on the link above)

We ask the Commission to seek real and genuine feedback from all its stakeholders, including its concerned citizens, on vaccine preventable disease policy and practise. Closing discussion and using terms such as anti-vaccinator will only increase the mistrtrust and encourage more campaigns to be heard.

The EFVV (est.1999) represents 25 European countries and its current chair is Dr Kris Gaublomme from Belgium.

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