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Biologics R Vaccines: Beware of “Informed Consent”

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If you do not want vaccines to be given to you, your child or family member who has entrusted you to make medical decisions for them, you have the legal right to sign a statement on the written consent form refusing any type of vaccine.

When people go to a hospital, a health care clinic, or a doctor’s office, they are almost always given a written informed consent form to sign prior to receiving medical treatment. In recent years, these consent forms have begun to include statements asking the patient to agree to receive biologics. However, many people do not know what the term biologics means.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

Biological products, or biologics are medical products. Many biologics are made from a variety of natural sources (human, animal or microorganism). Like drugs, some biologics are intended to treat diseases and medical conditions. Other biologics are used to prevent or diagnose diseases. Examples of biological products include vaccines, blood and blood products for transfusion and/or manufacturing into other products, allergenic extracts, which are used for both diagnosis and treatment (for example, allergy shots), human cells and tissues used for transplantation (for example, tendons, ligaments and bone), gene therapies, cellular therapies and tests to screen potential blood donors for infectious agents such as HIV.1 

Vaccines are biologics, but new consent forms do not explicitly state this. If you provide your consent for you or your child to receive biologics in a hospital, doctor’s office or other facility that administers pharmaceutical products, you are giving medical personnel permission to administer any vaccines they deem necessary while you are under their care. If you’ve consented to biologics and it is “flu season,” f0r example, and you are receiving medical care, you may be given the influenza vaccine without specifically being asked or informed beforehand, even if you happen to be under anesthesia.2 

If you do not want vaccines to be given to you, your child or a family member who has entrusted you with making medical decisions for them, you have the legal right to sign a statement on the written consent form refusing any type of vaccine. Request a copy of your signed statement on the consent form and keep it with you.

It is also a good idea to advise the health care professionals treating you, your child or family member that no vaccines are to be administered in that particular health care setting. Often, informed consent forms remain at the reception area front desk of a medical facility and are not shared with attending medical personnel, leading to possible misunderstandings and vaccination without your informed consent. It is particularly important in the newborn nursery, where hepatitis B vaccinations are routinely given to infants within 12 to 24 hours of birth or just before discharge.

Vaccination is a Medical Intervention

People who administer vaccinations tend to downplay the importance of obtaining informed consent from the patient or family member responsible for making medical decisions for the patient. That is because public health officials and medical trade associations take  the position that vaccines are generally safe for everyone,3 4 even though it is clear that there are known and unknown biological risk factors that make some individuals more susceptible to being harmed by vaccinations.5 

Regardless of what a physician’s beliefs are about the benefits and risks of vaccination, it is important to understand that informed consent is required for all medical interventions that carry a risk of harm, such as surgery, and it should be no different for vaccination because vaccination does, in fact, involve the use of pharmaceutical products that carry the risk of injury or death.

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) maintains:

Vaccination is subject to the same medical informed consent ethic that guides modern medicine today because vaccination is a medical intervention performed on a healthy person that has the inherent ability to result in the injury or death of that healthy person. In consideration of the fact that there can be no guarantee that the deliberate introduction of killed or live microorganisms into the body of a healthy person will not compromise the health or cause the death of that person either immediately or in the future; and with very few predictors having been identified by medical science to give advance warning that injury or death may occur; and with no guarantee that the vaccine will indeed protect the person from contracting a disease; and in the absence of adequate scientific knowledge of the way vaccines singly or in combination act in the human body at the cellular and molecular level, vaccination is a medical procedure that could reasonably be termed as experimental each time it is performed on a healthy individual.6 

The concept of medical informed consent stems from the ethical principle of autonomy, and patients have the legal right to be fully informed about the benefits, risks and failures of a physician-recommended medical procedure prior to making an informed and voluntary decision about whether or not to accept the risks. Like freedom of thought, speech, conscience and religious belief, informed consent to medical risk taking is recognized internationally as a human right.7

Nobody, including your physician, has the right to coerce you into agreeing to a medical intervention, such as vaccination, which could result in injury or death.

You have the legal right and responsibility to exercise informed consent by carefully reading written informed consent forms prior to any medical procedure, including receipt of biologics (vaccines). Informed consent is protection against violation of human rights in the medical system.


References:

1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. What is a biological product? FDA.gov May. 31, 2016.
2 Jaxen J. Nurse Whistleblower: Hospitals Vaccinating Patients by Force Without Their Knowledge. Vaccine Impact 2016.
3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ensuring Vaccine Safety. CDC.gov.
4 Stein F, Remley KAmerican Academy of Pediatrics Emphasizes Safety and Importance of Vaccines. American Academy of Pediatrics Jan. 10, 2017.
5 HRSA. Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Data and Statistics
6 National Vaccine Information Center. Informed Consent. NVIC.org.
7 Fisher BL. Why Is Informed Consent a Human Right? NVIC Newsletter June 28, 2017.

18 Responses to Biologics R Vaccines: Beware of “Informed Consent”

  1. Stacie Hutton Reply

    August 27, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I work in the medical field and I am forced to be vaccinated or be fired. I have been told that these are my two choices. How is this legal? Deciding what goes into my body is a basic human right. How can this be happening?

  2. Karin Reply

    August 1, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    This is a great article. Recently I took my son to the doctor for a physical. This is the same office I have taken him to for the last 12 years. I was kindly told to find a new practice or vaccinate him. Lehigh valley health network took over the practice and that is the new policy. We need to find a new practice for him now.
    Also I am a school district employee and the school will send out threatening letters and phone calls that children will be refused entrance into school unless they are up to date on shots. It’s all a lie and scare tactic. Parents don’t know their rights. You just need to write a letter that you are not vaccinating your child for either medical or religious reasons.

    • chris Reply

      August 2, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks for the valuable information, Karen. Good to know what’s going in the real world. I’m an American living in South Korea now and similar campaigns are rampant here with officials trying to convince people they have no choice but to vaccinate. These eugenicists will not easily give up.

  3. Duped Reply

    July 28, 2017 at 12:10 am

    I had to get a chest catheter 2 years ago I was made to wait hours for the surgery and at the last minute brought into an office and told to hurry up and initial and sign a raft of consent forms. I asked what Biologics were and the clerk acted very uncomfortable and averted her eyes and hesitated and gave a very unsatisfactory answer. I am a former Regestered Nurse. I could tell she was lying and evading the question. Red flags went up for me but I was being rushed and didn’t know what to do. Then I was shown the door and made to wait another couple of hours for surgery. I am going to request my medical records file and see what I was given and I advise anyone else who was duped into signing a form with the word Biologics to do the same.

    • chris Reply

      August 2, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Valuable personal experience. I’ve experienced similar situations with heavy handed persuasion from doctors and nurses trying to get my wife to take vaccines. So many others I know have similar stories. Keep fighting the good fight against this eugenicist campaign.

  4. Shelah Hockman Reply

    July 26, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    If you refuse the have the vaccination or biologic, will you be refused service?

  5. JY Reply

    July 26, 2017 at 2:59 am

    WOW! What an eye-opener! I am so happy I decided to open this e-mail. I have struggled with my health since birth. If I can’t handle going into a public restroom with air-freshener being pumped into the air or a smoker walking past me. I know for a fact my body will not be able to handle vaccinations. This information is valuable to me and most appreciated.
    Thank You for sharing!!!

    • chris Reply

      August 2, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      I too have struggled with health problems since birth, which is incidentally just about when we start our vaccination schedules. Hay fever, skin rashes and aching joints are a few of my symptoms and, from what I’ve read and observed, vaccines are one of, if not the the major culprit.

  6. Donna Reply

    July 25, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Now that school time is starting up and the public school in Wisconsin for the athletic dept mentions vaccine records up to d ate, yes or no. Interesting. I/we have come to believe that with the ingredients in vaccines these days, that we cannot ethically, morally, religiously or personally go along with this practice of injecting healthy kids and adults with a mixture of heaven knows what with the companies making this stuff have no liability. YUK and they push to have the public schools – who depend on state and federal money to provide all that is needed. But Wisconsin still has Informed Consent. Wish us luck

  7. RICHARD L. BRANDON, MD Reply

    July 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

    While I agree that biologics require informed consent, I’m afraid that they are being labelled as vaccines in order to protect the manufacturers and providers from lawsuits.

  8. Patty Reply

    July 25, 2017 at 9:11 am

    If someone did sign one of these without knowing, will the doctor or hospital inform the patient that they were indeed giving a vaccine?

  9. Walter Reply

    July 25, 2017 at 8:37 am

    If you’re going into the hospital, write across every admission form, on both sides, in large letters… “NO VACCINES/NO BIOLOGICS!”

    Otherwise, you’ll receive every vaccine they think you need. And without your vaccination records, they’ll think you need all of them.

  10. Patti johnson Reply

    July 25, 2017 at 7:04 am

    I was in the hospital recently and it was the first time ever they did not ask me if I was up on my vaccines. It made me wonder. Now I know I probably was Deceived into signing a consent form by them calling vaccines Biologics.
    In the past, every time I was with my mother when she was entered into the hospital they would ask my 80 year-old mother if she was up on her hepatitis B vaccine. I would look at my mom in front of the nurse and ask her, ” mom are you having sex with a bunch of men?”she would say no. Then I would ask her ” are you sharing needles with drug users?” She would say no. Then I would ask her ” are you performing surgery and being exposed to a lot of blood? ” she would say no. Then I would look at the nurse and say ,” I don’t believe my mom needs the hepatitis B vaccine.

  11. C Reply

    July 25, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Excellent article. We used to be able to cross of parts of agreements before signing. Now however, many forms are electronic, given to us on an iPad. There’s no way to make changes. The choices are to sign (complete compliance) or to not sign (complete denial of services). In cases where we/or children need medical services, how do we receive these without giving full consent? Perhaps there is a way to indicate that signature was under duress? Thank you

    • Kathryn Reply

      July 25, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      You could always insist on a hard copy to sign and then cross out the things you don’t agree to and add NO VACCINES.

  12. Walter Kyle Reply

    July 25, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Informed Consent is meaningless in our system where physicians are prohibited from ordering clinical diagnostic testing of potential vaccine reactions.
    Informed Consent, as we know it, is Public Health prpaganda. Public Health is distinctly different than medicine. Do not be duped by the delivery of the form by a doctor. The doctor is making no independent medical decision on behalf of the child.

  13. Michael Koufakis Reply

    July 25, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

  14. Karoline Reply

    July 25, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Thanks for this information. So important to know these things!

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