Mandatory Vaccines in California: What is Really Going On?

Via Elliott Freed
on Apr 23, 2015
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Vaccines California

The issue at play in the California vaccine debate is not whether vaccines have been safe and effective. It is a deeper, more hidden issue.

Let’s dive right in.

In 1986 vaccine manufacturers were given financial immunity from the damages of their products by congress. It took two years to set up the program and in 1988 the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program began.

This program is funded by a 75 cent levy on each vaccine sold. This program has paid out over three billion dollars on a few thousand claims, while many more have been denied.

The catch with this program is that it is “No fault.” This means that while the vaccine manufacturer pays into the fund, and the claimant draws from it, nobody goes on legal record saying, “The vaccine caused the injury.” Thus it can be said by a lawyer with a straight face, “No link has been established.”

At the time the court was established there were three vaccines on the CDC childhood vaccine schedule, containing seven pathogens. These were the MMR, the dTap and the oral polio vaccine.

As soon as the program was established and liability was eliminated, new vaccines were introduced. Since 1989, 11 new vaccines have been added to the schedule. There are now 35 shots of 14 vaccines containing dozens of pathogens. There are as many as 13 pathogens in one vaccine.

In the intervening 27 years pharmaceutical manufacturers have endured many lawsuits for their drug products. They are now shifting their focus from the development of “drugs” to the development of “vaccines.”

Drugs go through a more rigorous testing process. They are then optional for consumers and consumers and governments can sue pharmaceutical companies for damages caused by the drugs. Vaccines are subject to a less rigorous testing process, saving millions of dollars for each drug sold as a vaccine. They are then mandated by state governments for school entry, so that everybody must take them and advertising costs can be eliminated. Once the bills pass, lobbying expenses and the cost of convincing doctors to prescribe them will go down. And they are free of liability, so once the profit is made, nobody can claw it back.

At this writing, 48 of the 50 states of the union allow parents to opt out of vaccination for religious reasons.  Twenty allow parents to opt out for philosophical reasons. All states allow for medical exemptions but these are very difficult to get. Even if one meets the contraindications published by the manufacturer themselves, they are not eligible for a medical exemption.

Senate bill 277 would remove the philosophical and religious exemption options for parents. More sinister, it would tie California school vaccine schedules to bureaucratic process. Not only will parents and doctors no longer have a say in what vaccines are given and when, school officials and state legislators will also be removed from the decision making process.

This is not about vaccines for diseases like polio or measles. This is a decision to mandate all future vaccines as well. Where are the infectious epidemics that are killing our children? I don’t see them.

There are currently hundreds of drugs in development under the name “vaccines.” Not all of these will be put on the schedule, but many of them will be. And all school children in California will have to get all of them multiple times if SB 277 passes.

No state legislator, no school administrator, no doctor and no parent will be able to say no to any chemical mandated by the federal government to be injected into children, so long as it is packaged as a “vaccine.”

There is an online petition to repeal this horrible law.

Sign the petition: Repeal Immunity for Drug Companies Against Vaccine Injuries



7 Tips to Help Parents Decide about Vaccination.


Author: Elliott Freed

Editor: Travis May



About Elliott Freed

Elliott Freed has been studying and practicing health and healing since 1988.  The demons driving him forward today whisper in his ear that he must share this knowledge widely for the benefit of all sentient beings, that we may put our health and well being back in our own hands and the hands of those we love and that we may come to trust more fully in the great mother and the great father, for they have made us whole and integrated with all. Follow Elliott on Facebook.


99 Responses to “Mandatory Vaccines in California: What is Really Going On?”

  1. Chantelle says:

    This is frightening, thank you for sharing this information. More people need to wake up to the needless coercion we are faced with.

  2. maryaspinwall says:

    Bless you Elephant Journal for writing about the elephant in the room. If you are reading this information for the first time, please get in touch with your Senators and Assemblymen and women now. They hope to pass this terrible human rights violation by August. It will then be enforced from January 2016 and as it stands your child will have to have all 49 shots in ten days, if they are 6 years old. Even if you decide to leave out one vaccine ( Hepatitis B because your six year old is not promiscuous or sharing dirty needles) you will be forced to home school. Your child will have lost his or her right to a public education. You will have lost the right to make an informed choice on your child’s behalf. Act now.

  3. Sheryl says:

    Thank you for sharing!!

  4. Diane says:

    Thank you for getting the information out there! If we don’t stop this the slope is gonna get awful slippery real quick. Let’s not allow this grab on our civil liberties to manifest..

  5. David says:

    Clearly driven by Big Pharma$$, coersion and political corruption at the core. Period. Really has nothing to do with whether vaccines work on not which they clearly do NOT.

  6. mary aspinwall says:

    Bless you Elephant Journal for writing about the elephant in the room. If you are reading this information for the first time, please get in touch with your Senators and Assemblymen and women now. They hope to pass this terrible human rights violation by August. It will then be enforced from January 2016 and as it stands your child will have to have all 49 shots in ten days, if they are 6 years old. Even if you decide to leave out one vaccine ( Hepatitis B because your six year old is not promiscuous or sharing dirty needles) you will be forced to home school. Your child will have lost his or her right to a public education. You will have lost the right to make an informed choice on your child's behalf. Act now.

  7. Ivy says:

    Excellent article. Concise, to the point, and hopefully will open the eyes of those who can't see past the government/media fed dogma.

  8. No matter what you think about vaccines the fact that a drug can be made and the company is immune is disturbing. Why would they worry about side effects. Remember many very bad drugs are made and only recalled when the company is sued, Vioxx for example. FDA approved and said it was safe till thousands stared dying and it was found that Merck knew it was dangerous. That was made by the same people that make many vaccines

  9. ivana says:

    What world are we living in? What world are we leaving behind? Scary! Thank you for sharing! Thank you for your unbiased analysis!

  10. Andrea G says:

    Thank you for this balanced, insightful article. So few people realize how far reaching this bill is.

  11. Tammy says:

    Thank you, finally a voice of reason! This is about freedom of choice and do not see the need for HepB as my kindergartener isn't have sex or using drugs and we are negative for HepB. It is a slippery slope when you allow your state and government force you into something with no liability on their products! There is a much bigger issue at play!

  12. Christen Collins says:

    Information is potential power…. We dont have to have a loved one inflicted with a life long disability or suffer the worse case scenario to decide to do the research …. Get smart straight up …. There is no coming back once the ultimate price has been paid …. We have seen way to much suffering and loss … They know what's going on …. Standing together with one voice they will have no option but to listen … Hundreds of thousands of people can't all be wrong … And how can they so unequivocally state that it can't have anything to do with the vaccinations ……. REALLY ….. With so many maimed or murdered …. I think we can safely say …. In this case …. The parents really does know best !!!

  13. Megan says:

    Thank you for this! It is so true that the issues with SB277 go much deeper and wider than the false "pro-vaccine/anti-vaccine" labels and panic that's been shared via mainstream media when it comes to this kind of legislation. As the mother of a child who had a severe vaccine reaction (though, as you state, would still not qualify for medical exemption with most doctors/CDC — we had to seek out a supportive pediatrician), I've learned way more about this issue than I ever wanted to know, and it has left me deeply distraught on many levels. What has also stunned me is how some 48 bills in almost the exact same language have been introduced at the exact same time across the country — and that some 60% of bills in the CA legislature are "sponsored" (written) by outside interests, like pharma companies. I hope more journalists can start making these critical connections — something is truly wrong with this.

  14. Laura says:

    Thank you for this great article. Some great points that most are unaware of.

  15. Chasity says:

    Thank you for sharing.

  16. Chasity says:

    Great article.

  17. Durga says:

    Thank you so much! This needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

  18. Cinda says:

    Even if vaccines were good for you they must never be mandated by anyone!

  19. Ruth says:

    actually back in the ’80’s it was simply DPT with whole cell pertussis- that is what injured my child. There were a whole lot of “hot lots” back then which might have been part of the reason to make a law so the vaccine manufactures couldn’t be sued.

  20. Brandy says:

    The schedule is irresponsible. My only son had a violent reaction to his 12 month vaccines he will never live a normal life he suffers every moment of every day. Even though its pointless we still filled for compensation in vax court. I would have never believed the level of corruption if I didnt experience this first hand.

  21. max says:

    please check this out – Repeal Immunity for Drug Companies Against Vaccine Injuries

  22. kevinKim says:

    Now how do we get this information to big media(even though backed by same companies) to listen? Protests on tv doing marches without being violent? Or is thst how CNN picks this up?

  23. Ruthie says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. From a CA citizen working to make sure our choices remain.

  24. Adrienne Owen says:

    It’s monstrous and inhumane. Parents should have the right to care for their children, period. One year, we have to get doctors to sign an exemption and the next year Senator Pan is trying to take away all of our rights, as parents of our children. It’s amazing to me, that a person can’t read that bill and see the connection simply due to Item #11 of the bill which is that children have to be injected with any vaccine on the CDC schedule. It’s truly insane.

  25. I would love to get my hands on the actual links to the research behind: “This program is funded by a 75 cent levy on each vaccine sold. This program has paid out over three billion dollars on a few thousand claims, while many more have been denied.”

    This information is vital to the argument.

  26. DrHunter says:

    California's proposed vaccine policy is a violation of the Nuremberg Code: The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. These vaccines are experimental drugs. They are toxic, disabling over time, sometimes fatal within hours or days. Their efficacy is poorly tested and not validated. They are a sham treatment. Forcing this upon a population is a true demonstration of Nazi-type rule. And we know how well that went in the past.

  27. Jessica says:

    I see you are still capable of critical thinking. That is quite an achievement. Well done and congratulations.

  28. Shelie says:

    8,167 views when I got here… same number when my boyfriend read it. Weird, right?

  29. Gretchen says:

    Thank you! I also read that the Education Committee was allowed to change its members right

    before they voted on the bill? What is going on here?

  30. Jackie R says:

    To post number 25. Here is the link about the .75 cents per vaccine. Under the heading "Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund"

  31. Jackie R says:
    Page 12 explains why Hep B is given to infants, basically adults wouldn't get vaccinated, so they gave it to infants.

    "In the 5 years since the ACIP had recommended that gay men, injection drug users, health care workers, and select immigrants be vaccinated against the infection, hepatitis B prevalence had not decreased but rather increased, with rates particularly high among young adults.35 Incrementally, federal recommendations evolved in response. In 1988, the ACIP recommended that all pregnant women be tested for hepatitis B, and, if positive, their infants vaccinated within 12 h of birth to prevent transmission to the next generation.36 When disease incidence persisted at high rates, the ACIP altered its strategy again, recommending universal infant vaccination against hepatitis B in 1991.37"

  32. Shanna says:

    As a parent of a child who would be deeply affected by SB277… thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  33. Skip says:

    Here is the link to the National Vaccine Compensation Program:

    On that site, you can view the full report of compensations for vaccine injuries:

  34. Wency says:

    Thank you.

  35. justme says:

    June 15-Aug 15 we will be sure to find out :/

  36. Viv Roberts says:

    Hi team,
    I find this article very disturbing and one sided. I am a primary care physician in New Zealand and I have real fears around the anti-vaccine push, Our laws in NZ are quite different from USA. There seems to be an idea that somehow we don’t need vaccines any more, that maybe conditions are different now and we look after our kids better so we don’t need them, but that is simply not true. We don’t see kids getting polio any more solely because of the polio vaccine, when I was in India, I saw lots of kids who were disabled by polio, and its not a very long plane flight from India to NZ so if our kids are not vaccinated they could well be at risk of Polio.

    Maybe it would be better if the law was put around the other way, If you choose not to vaccinate your kids and they later suffer a vaccine preventable illness, maybe you as a parent should be liable for the whole of their healthcare cost related to that illness, and the costs for any other child that can be shown to have caught that disease from your unvaccinated child. Why should society bail you out when you have made a poor choice, on limited information?

  37. Hanna says:

    This article states true facts, comprehensible to anyone who is willing to think about the matter. Come on, Californians, stop that bill! Millions of people oversees are following your fight and cheering you on. This is from Germany!
    PS. I especially agree with comment #26.

  38. Vickie B says:

    Thank you for this great article. The mis-informed and un-informed are putting their children in danger. Thank you for encouraging parents to Educate BEFORE they vaccinate. There are many factors to be considered when adding a cocktail mix to the already toxic overload that many children acquire early in life. These vaccines can be VERY dangerous and there is no turning back once they’ve been administered. Be safe out there, your children depend on you.

  39. Kelli says:

    Thank you for posting this article.

  40. Num Guy says:

    Sadly, vaccine makers have no incentive to change their ways. They make huge profits but are totally protected from lawsuits because Congress granted them immunity in 1986. We the taxpayers are paying for the damages they are causing. Sound familiar? Privatizing profits while socializing risk!! If you want to change this, please sign this petition on

    Kindly pass this on to everyone you know. Together, hopefully, we can make a difference!

    PS: Facebook has been deleting posts about this petition. So we really need your help in spreading this message.

  41. ElliottFreed says:


    Thank you. Keep educating with a kind and generous heart.


  42. ElliottFreed says:

    Yes. And petition federal representatives to remove liability. Let the product stand on its own merits.

  43. Jennifer says:

    thank you so much for your article. No one has the right to force any medical procedure on your body. Very informative.

  44. Olivia says:

    Hi Viv- I have to correct you on the term ‘anti-vaccine’. To be anti-vaccine I would, like an anti-abortionist, have to be opposed to ANYONE getting ANY of them. I’m not. I’m all for parents making informed choices in their child’s best interest. Like many others opposing this bill, I’m pro-choice.

    I also think that ‘vaccine-targeted diseases’ is more accurate than ‘vaccine-preventable diseases’. How can we call pertussis (whooping cough) ‘vaccine-preventable’ when the CDC and FDA have both admitted that the DTaP vaccine itself was driving recent outbreaks? As a physician, I certainly hope you’re open to this information and aren’t dismissing it as ‘anti-vax nonsense’. In the US, our physicians are protected by the same vaccine immunity the pharmaceutical companies have so many, I’m afraid, don’t have the incentive to keep learning. For instance, have you heard that ‘A recent study done in Ontario, Canada, established that vaccination actually leads to an emergency room visit for 1 in 168 children following their 12-month vaccination appointment and for 1 in 730 children following their 18-month vaccination appointment.’ That’s from this article by an immunologist. Choice is crucial!

  45. Stop the madness says:

    Wait, you mean to tell me the government is trying to keep its citizens healthy and free from life-threatening diseases? The nerve!

  46. Vivian says:

    Big media gets advertising money from pharmaceutical companies that is why you do not see truthful segments on vaccines. There are not any real news programs anymore!

  47. ElliottFreed says:

    Thank you. I was not aware that they are saying 49 shots in ten days. Wow. I hope somebody records the adverse events.

  48. ElliottFreed says:

    You are most welcome. Thank you for reading.

  49. ElliottFreed says:

    You are welcome.

    I tend to see this as close to the bottom of the slope. They've been selling off the airwaves for a long time, so only one voice gets major play. It is great to have places like EJ to share this information. And the internet to spread it as far as we can.

  50. ElliottFreed says:

    It is fascinating to study the real history and the real science, isn't it?

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