Vaccine Refusal May Cause NY to Take
Today, 77 middle-schoolers will be
yanked from home
and taken into custody by New York
state unless their
parents agree to vaccinate them for a
caught by drug abusers or the
On October 10, students in Utica were
sent home for
failing to get hepatitis B vaccines
by the state deadline.
Parents were warned the children
would be turned over
to Child Protective Services for
neglect if they were still
without vaccination in 2 weeks.
"This is Hillary-Care coming home to
roost in NY," said
Jane M. Orient, MD, Executive
Director of the
Association of American Physicians
(AAPS). President and Mrs. Clinton's
pledge to create the Vaccines for
(VFC) was to become the first
domestic policy initiative
of the administration. It was
designed as their first shot
to pass the Health Security Act.
"Their campaign to
pass VFC was based on creating a
false crisis by
claiming that millions of children
would be exposed to
risk of disease without a government
"This vaccine is a potential death
sentence for some
children," said Dr. Orient.
"Government studies show
that children under the age of 14 are
three times more
likely to die or suffer adverse
reactions after receiving
hepatitis B vaccines than to catch
the disease itself."
Hepatitis B is primarily an adult
disease, usually spread
by multiple sex partners, drug abuse
or an occupation
with exposure to blood. Children are
at a very low risk of
exposure, unless the pregnant mother
The school district will lose a
substantial amount of state
funding if students do not comply
with the vaccine
mandate. "We refuse to let that
happen," said school
district physician, Mark Zongrone.
"Apparently, Dr. Zongrone is more
protecting his employer's budget than
children under his care, and Mrs.
Clinton cares more
about her vision of socialized
medicine, "said Dr.
"It's obscene to seize a child and
force him to the
custody of strangers just because his
medical treatment they think is
unnecessary or even
dangerous," said Dr. Orient.
"Parents, not Mrs. Clinton's
village government bureaucrats,
should make decisions
about their children's medical care.
We urge an
immediate repeal of all vaccine
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