Did the US Government Lose a Landmark Vaccine Lawsuit?

Have you heard the big news in the anti-vaccine world?

The anti-vaccine world thinks that they won some landmark lawsuit.

Reagan didn’t do much for vaccines, but it isn’t fair to pin this one on him.

It seems that some folks think that the Department of Health and Human Services hasn’t been complying with federal vaccine safety mandates for 30 years.

The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act includes a mandate for safer vaccines.
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 includes a mandate for safer vaccines.

Really?

Which ones?

Did the US Government Lose a Landmark Vaccine Lawsuit?

While anti-vaccine folks are pushing this lawsuit victory (?) to make folks think that HHS has done absolutely nothing to promote vaccine safety in the last 30 years, that is obviously nonsense.

The lawsuit was actually just about the reporting requirements of paragraph (c) of section 2127 of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.

It should be clear that the HHS has done plenty to promote vaccine safety though.

HHS Secretary Donna Shalala reported to the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions in 1998.
HHS Secretary Donna Shalala actually reported to the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions in 1998.

Even if no formal reports were filed, the HHS secretary did report to and appear before Congress. Come to think of it, they even sent some reports to Congress.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has commissioned almost a dozen reports about vaccine safety over the years.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has commissioned almost a dozen reports about vaccine safety over the years.

And the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) division (previously known as the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has published a number of vaccine safety reviews and reports under commission of HRSA, an agency of HHS.

Where do folks think that all of those IOM vaccine safety reports and reviews come from? Were they sent to Congress?

The Assistant Secretary for Health leads development of HHS-wide public health policy recommendations, oversees 11 core public health offices — including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which has approximately 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 600 locations around the world to promote, protect and advance the health and safety of our nation and our world. He also oversees three Presidential and 11 Secretarial advisory committees.
The Assistant Secretary for Health leads development of HHS-wide public health policy recommendations, oversees 11 core public health offices and three Presidential and 11 Secretarial advisory committees. We have had a National Vaccine Plan since 1994.

And also consider that:

Most importantly, new vaccines have been approved that protect our kids against many more now vaccine-preventable diseases.

HHS Settles Lawsuit Over Vaccine Safety Reporting

But wait, did the HHS even lose the lawsuit?

Not saying I'm surprised, but even Dr. Bob has bought into the idea that this lawsuit against HHS means something big.
Not saying I’m surprised, but even Dr. Bob has bought into the idea that this lawsuit against HHS means something big.

They actually didn’t.

They did settle a lawsuit though, a lawsuit which was then dismissed.

So like the CDC whistleblower movie that didn’t include a whistleblower, anti-vaccine folks think that they have a smoking gun about vaccine safety reports, except that it is very obvious that all kinds of reports about vaccine safety have been done over the years.

Vaccines are still safe. And they are still necessary.

What to Know About the HHS Vaccine Lawsuit

Although it does seem like HHS didn’t file the required formal reports and keep to the strict letter of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, there is abundant evidence that they have actually done all of the work required to make sure that our vaccines are safe.

More on the HHS Vaccine Lawsuit

6 thoughts on “Did the US Government Lose a Landmark Vaccine Lawsuit?

  1. Wow… you seriously messed up. I understand this is just your opinion with some quick facts from the closest CDC website you could find, but I hope you knew when you made this article you would practically be throwing a rock at a wasp nest from 2 feet away. I aplaud your patriotic exercise of free speech, well done, but here comes the whiplash. HHS failed and that sucks and they are now millions of dollars in debt.They failed at the one job they were supposed to do for 32 years. We trusted them. Even if there are studies that say vaccines are safe and effective and we should shoot up 7 of them in one sitting, we trusted the HHS. Also don’t try to label everyone as “anti-vaxxers” as most of us are not. Anti vaxxers are completely against even the thought of vaccines. I for one would love a disease cure all medical precedure with no side effects. Safe vaccines are an amazing idea, but even the fact that the HHS didn’t do any safety studies (or if they did and they’re hiding it from us) makes me unsure. I don’t expect you to instantley say, “wow you’ve changed my mind.” as that is the most rare thing on earth, but I hope you have at least listened to someone else’s opinion.

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    1. Wait a second I confused Monsanto’s multi-million dollar lawsuit with this one, sorry. They are however going to be in debt if this lawsuit goes any further.

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  2. What is shocking is that big pharma point blank refuse to modernise their method of making vaccines. There are modern techniques that would mean aluminium or mercury would not be required as adjuvant… no neurotoxins in baby vaccines… wouldn’t that be a huge step forward.. but no because they say their vaccines are proven by data and they aren’t prepared t start from
    ground zero!! Ridiculous

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  3. I’d say that this is a classic example of regulatory capture but this sham goes much further than that. This industry actually got litigation immunity! In exchange they agreed to submit to regulatory agency oversight, but, as usual, that agency ends up being their biggest apologist, protector, promoter, and cheerleader. It is to laugh.

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  4. You’re a doctor – read the studies. And when I say read I actually mean READ the studies, don’t just rattle off the most recent rehearsed CDC dogma they program you do say in med school – READ the studies THE CDC links to in THEIR website.. they’re counting on you not READING the studies and just buying their extremely profitable trash. You’re a doctor- you have a responsibility to READ the studies.

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  5. Why are there people like you who are wildly defending our completely criminal government as its exposed yet again for blatant corruption relating to prioritizing corporate interests for fiscal gain above and at the direct expense of public health? This is the tax funded governmental alphabet agencies put in place to PROTECT us seemingly intentionally developing unsafe products in order to make us slaves for life to big pharma abd you are spreading pro-corrupt narrative propaganda? What a jerk. You are a shane to your own species. To our beloved planet. News flash idiot: it takes a very small amount of effort to research the huge mountain of data diligently compiled by quslified experts who have dared to stabd up against the “status quo” because they could not compromise their morals for a paycheck. There is bribe money involved for every person pushing vaccines across thw industry as researchers/scientists and doctors. It takes a true hero and a passionate expert to do what doctors ARE SUPPOSED TO DO these days in supporting health. Most doctors are drug representatives for big pharma. They know nothing of true health. They know nothing but propaganda lies about diet and nutrition. What value do we have for them? They shoyod all be in prison for criminal negligence. Get your facts straight before publishong such lies. This court case against the US government deserves media attention to bring scrutiny against pur government for harming us intentionally for decades, centuries even. Vaccination is an abomination. A 200 year old mistake with np foubdation in science but roots in dogma. This case was won because passionate people who have fought for over 20 years for their rights to see the safety studies for the vaccines released to the public for the past 30 years turned up with this answer- THERE ARE NO SAFETY STUDIES. We are injecting, in some states FORCIBLY, huge amounts of aluminum (a known NEUROTOXIN) into babies and small children! We are destroying their gut health with antibiotics to treat their symptoms from the inflammation they experience in this to such an extreme degree that it is twisted. Then we wonder why there is a paralell increase in neurological disorders and autoimmune disease????? Our oeadership telling you these lies is psychotic. All the true information is out there and easy to access, you just have to use critical thinking skills to filter the propaganda. You are not using critical thinking skills. You are either entirely ignorant on this subject or a very, very bad person. Either way you are part of the problem. I urge you to treat yourself abd others with some respect and educate yourself on both sides of this controversy— without any of the propaganda information—and revisit your unethical and incorrect article. For writing this BS you owe the readers an apology. We dont need to respect spmeone simply hecause they have a doctorate. There are also lost of people highly qualified with numerous doctorates who are anti-vacc. Let alone all tgeir peer reviewed paoers which are just one more source of proof. Its too bad all the media you listen to vashes abyone for questioning so called “science” in such a trashy and dogmatic fashion without having any solid data on which to present such a huge part of medical treatment and industry in our world. Its corrupt abd you are brainwashed and stupid

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