This week we are featuring Q & A’s in regards to vaccine legal questions. We have the U.S. legal expert to answer these questions.
Please leave your name and/or where you are from in your comments and I will forward on to Mr. Phillips.
Following the Q & A’s, I have posted Mr. Phillips background. I know he has been involved internationally, so feel free to ask questions that pertain to your area.
Answers are for educational purposes only and are not intended to constitute legal advice.
Q: In hopes of bypassing harmful fillers can a homeopathic vaccine be in used in place of the vaccines offered at the health department?
From SLC, Utah
A: To the best of my knowledge, homeoprophylaxis – the use of specific homeopathic remedies in the same function as immunizations – is not a legal option anywhere in the U.S. that vaccines are required. However, it can be a useful adjunct for those exercising a legal exemption who want something more to protect themselves or their children from infectious disease than good nutrition, vitamin supplements (many doctors recommend C and D in particular), etc. See this article about how Cuba used homeoprophlyaxis with 2.5 million citizens to address a leptospirosis outbreak in the fall of 2008—they has substantially better results than with immunizations for a fraction of the cost, and homeopathy doesn’t injure or kill anyone!
Q: Are there situations when waivers are acceptable to WHO when entering countries that require vaccines? If so, what is the process?
A: Vaccines for international travel are governed by the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations:
The only required vaccine is for yellow fever, for travelers going in and out of countries in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. Unfortunately, the only recognized exemption is medical. The CDC recommends a boatload of other vaccines for international travel, but they are only recommendations, not requirements. If an employer is requiring vaccines for work-related travel, you can probably avoid them under federal civil rights law. However, there is not an exemption per se, only a right to religious freedom more generally, so it’s best to work with an experienced attorney in that situation.
A little about our Q & A participant today.
Alan Phillips, J.D. is a leading U.S. vaccine rights attorney. He advises individuals, families, attorneys, groups and organizations throughout the U.S. on vaccine exemption and waiver rights; supports legislative initiatives aimed at expanding vaccine freedom of choice; is published internationally on vaccine health and legal matters; and appears regularly at rallies, conferences, and on radio discussing vaccine rights issues. Alan co-hosts weekly radio shows broadcast on BlogTalkRadio, Freedomizer Radio, and Natural News Radio, where he discusses vaccine rights issues. Alan is also a regularly featured writer for Natural News, GreenMedInfo.com, Liberty Roundtable, and the Pastoral Medical Association.
Alan is a Board Member of the American Holistic Medical Association, the World Association for Vaccine Education, and the Pastoral Medical Association; an Advisory Board Member of the American Chiropractic Autism Board; a co-founder of North Carolina’s Citizens for Healthcare Freedom; an Associate and Legal Advisor to Source Force, Inc. (a caring ministry for poverty AIDS and terminal cancer victims); and an Advisory Counsel Member of Thai Healing Alliance International.
Over the years Alan has helped clients secure vaccine exemptions in a wide variety of settings, including schools (public, private, home and military), colleges, the military (members, families, civilian contractors), immigration (including foreign adoption), healthcare and other employees, and parents in vaccine custody disputes. Alan’s e-book, The Authoritative Guide to Vaccine Legal Exemptions, is the only publication that provides authoritative, accurate, in-depth information about how state and federal laws interact with individual circumstances to form the precise boundaries of each person’s legal right to refuse vaccines. His Vaccine Rights website is the only Internet site dedicated solely to vaccine legal exemptions and waivers. Alan also spearheaded the Pandemic Response Project (PReP), a national initiative aimed at reforming state laws across the U.S. that currently provide for vaccines to be mandated *without exemptions* during declared emergencies and non-vaccinated persons to be quarantined in government facilities against their will.
Alan’s “Dispelling Vaccination Myths” article was published around the world and translated into Russian, Chinese, and several European languages in the late 1990’s. It has been used in medical school classrooms in three different countries, appears on websites around the world, and has appeared in publications including an Australian grassroots newsletter, Indian homeopathic journals, the Hindustan Times, and American and European magazines. Alan’s more recent publications include vaccine legal articles published in The Townsend Letter, The American Chiropractor, and the North Carolina Chiropractic Association‘s HealthTrek Magazine. (see articles)
Finally, Alan is an accomplished professional singer-songwriter, composer, and producer. His performances of original songs on piano and 12-string acoustic guitar have received standing ovations at seven international conferences, while sales of original music have gone to citizens from countries on six continents. His first music video production, Destiny Freedom! (“For we must be the masters of our destinies!”), has received a strong, positive response from freedom advocates, while a prior music production, Share Your Light, stands as a possible theme song for the vaccine rights movement, ending with the prophetic words, “Share Your Light, let your truth be unfurled; One by one, we are freeing the world…”