Vaccination Yes or No FAQ all parents need to ask because NO VACCINE IS SAFE!

NVIC: Questions Parents Ask Most Frequently (topics in alphabetical order)

List of Questions by Category

NVIC: General Facts

NVIC: Becoming a Member

NVIC: Contact & Product Information

NVIC: How to Update Personal Contact Information

NVIC: Questions Parents Ask Most Frequently (topics in alphabetical order)


Child Custody & Divorce

Exemptions to Vaccination

Harassment for Making Vaccine Choices

Informed Consent


International Memorial for Vaccine Victims

Mercury in Vaccines

Military Personnel Vaccine Concerns

Physician Referral

Shaken Baby Syndrome & Child Abuse Charges

Travel Vaccines & Visa Requirements

Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Vaccines & Infectious Diseases

Vaccination Schedules

NVIC: Miscellaneous/Other


NVIC: General Facts

What can you tell me about NVIC?s

A: Founded in 1982 by parents of vaccine injured children, NVIC is the oldest and largest consumer-led non-profit educational organization working to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths and protect the right to informed consent to vaccination.

NVIC co-founders worked with Congress on the historic National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 and were responsible for safety and research provisions in the law. Under the law, doctors must give parents vaccine benefit and risk information before vaccinating children; report and record serious health problems following vaccination and keep a written record of the manufacturer’s name and lot number of all vaccines given.


What is NVIC’s mission?

A: Known as “America’s Vaccine Safety Watchdog”with a long public record of consumer advocacy work, NVIC’s mission is to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and to defend the human right to voluntary, informed consent to vaccination.

For more than a quarter century, NVIC has defined and led the vaccine safety and freedom movement, calling for reform of the mass vaccination system including (1) higher federal standards for proof of new vaccine safety and efficacy; (2) scientific research into the biological mechanisms of vaccine induced brain and immune system dysfunction; (3) revision of one-size-fits-all vaccine policies to acknowledge biodiversity and identify high risk factors for adverse responses to vaccines among individuals and (4) institution of informed consent protections in state vaccine laws.


Is NVIC anti-vaccine?

A: No, NVIC is pro-education and pro-choice. NVIC supports the availability of the safest and most technologically advanced vaccines as an affordable health care option for all who choose to vaccinate. NVIC opposes forced vaccination and disseminates information empowering citizens to work for the expansion of medical exemptions, protection of the religious exemption and institution of conscientious belief exemption to vaccination in all state vaccine laws.


Is NVIC a non-profit organization?

A: Yes, NVIC is a 501(c)3 charitable educational organization. NVIC is audited annually and is a designated charity of the United Way of the National Capital Area.


Are donations to NVIC tax-deductible?

A: NVIC is a charitable 501(c)3 organization and charitable donations are tax-deductible as provided under the law. NVIC is supported by contributions, many of which are made by parents of vaccine-injured children as well as families with healthy children and health care professionals, who support the right to make informed, voluntary vaccination decisions.


Does NVIC get money from the government or pharmaceutical companies?

A: NVIC does not receive pharmaceutical industry or government funding. NVIC is primarily supported by individuals who make donations of between $25 and $1,000 per year. In 2007, NVIC received a $75,000 grant from the Albert and Claire Dwoskin Foundation.


How does NVIC inform the public about vaccination?

A:. Since 1982, NVIC has been the leading consumer voice in the vaccine safety and informed consent debate, providing clear, consistent and responsible framing of the most critical issues involved in the science, policy, law and ethics of mass vaccination..

NVIC is “America’s Vaccine Safety Watchdog” and monitors vaccine research, development, regulation, policymaking, and legislation from its Washington, D.C. area headquarters while working to make vaccine safety and protection of the human right to informed consent to vaccination a national health policy priority in America.

NVIC maintains the oldest and most influential consumer operated vaccine information website on the Internet at (also NVIC’s website often comes up number 1 or 2 on many Google searches for vaccine information.  

NVIC conducts original research and analysis and publishes insightful commentary for the public on breaking news about infectious diseases and vaccine development, regulation, policymaking, law, and legislation through the weekly NVIC Vaccine E-Newsletter and blogging at To sign up for the NVIC Vaccine E-Newsletter, go to:

NVIC has operated a Vaccine Reaction Registry since 1982 and has provided counseling to parents who report vaccine reactions, injuries and deaths and want more information about how to prevent vaccine reactions. To make a vaccine reaction report, go to

NVIC also operates a Memorial for Vaccine Victims at that gives an opportunity for those, who have been affected by a vaccine injury or death, to post a public report with a photo and description of what happened. The Memorial is a searchable database.

In 2008, NVIC launched a national Stand Up! Be Counted.campaign to end forced vaccination in America. For more information, go to

NVIC has sponsored public conferences on vaccination and will hold the Fourth International Public Conference on Vaccination Oct. 2-4, 2009 in Reston, Virginia.


What is NVIC’s operational structure?

A: NVIC has a small paid staff and management team supplemented by volunteers who report to a Board of Directors headed by NVIC President Barbara Loe Fisher. NVIC has a Medical Advisory Board of scientific and medical professionals. 


Does NVIC need volunteers?

A: Yes, NVIC is always looking for volunteers to help with our website, information campaigns, projects, and special events. If you want to volunteer for NVIC, email Paul at  


What is NVIC’s Vision for the Future?

A: NVIC is increasing its citizen donor base seeking philanthropic foundation support to launch a national advertising and public education campaign about vaccination and the need to protect the legal right to make informed, voluntary vaccine decisions. NVIC’s goal is to inform and empower all Americans with vaccine information that will prevent vaccine injuries and deaths and protect vaccine choices. 


NVIC: Becoming a Member

I would like to become a member of NVIC and donate. How do I do this?

A: NVIC welcomes new members and puts every donation to good use to further the mission of preventing vaccine harm and promoting vaccine choice. The easiest way to become a member and donate is to go to or and click on the “Support NVIC” button or click Support NVIC!

This web-based donation system accepts credit card donations. NVIC has partnered with to facilitate your secure online credit card transaction. Alternatively, on the top left corner of the homepage at you can click on “Donate” and complete the on-line credit card form. Otherwise, donations can be mailed to::

National Vaccine Information Center
407-H Church Street, SW
Vienna, VA 22180

NVIC accepts checks and credit cards. Donations can be made in a lump sum or divided into monthly installments.

NVIC is grateful for donations of any amount. NVIC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS law.


NVIC: Contact & Product Information

How do I contact the National Vaccine Information Center?

A: The mailing address for NVIC is:

National Vaccine Information Center
407-H Street
Vienna, VA 22180

The phone and fax numbers are:
703-938-0342 (phone)
703-938-5768 (fax)

Website for NVIC is:

Website address for the Stand Up! Be Counted.campaign is:

Website for the International Memorial for Vaccine Victimsis:

Website address for the Military and Biodefense Vaccine Project is:

Email address is:


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