HHS Incriminates itself if it publishes or admits a vaccine can cause a harm. If HHS publishes any study supporting that a vaccine causes a harm, that study will then be used against HHS in Vaccine Court. This greatly limits HHS’s incentive to publish safety studies.


HHS has failed to preform even basic vaccine safety requirements. After eliminating the market forces that assured vaccine safety, Congress made HHS directly responsible for vaccine safety pursuant to a section of the 1986 Act entitled the “Mandate for safer childhood vaccines.”As HHS recently conceded in federal court, it has not performed even the basic requirements of this section, such as submitting reports to Congress on how HHS has improved vaccine safety.


The CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (“VAERS”), to which doctors and patients may voluntarily report adverse vaccine events, received 58,381 reports in 2018, including 412 deaths, 1,237 permanent disabilities, and 4,217 hospitalizations. An HHS-funded three-year review by Harvard Medical School of 715,000 patients stated that “fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported” to VAERS.20 This could mean there are a hundredfold more adverse vaccine events than are reported to VAERS. 


While the Institute of Medicine (“IOM”) has explained that “most individuals who experience an adverse reaction to vaccines have a preexisting susceptibility,” HHS and CDC have failed to conduct studies to identify children susceptible to vaccine harms while at the same time recommending vaccines for all children.


Autism is the most controversial of the claimed vaccine injuries and the one HHS and CDC declare they have thoroughly studied. Most parents with autistic children claim vaccines (including DTaP, Hep B, Hib, PCV13, and IPV, each injected 3 times by 6 months) are a cause of their child’s autism. The CDC tells these parents that “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.” However, there is no science to support this claim for almost all vaccines. Moreover, HHS’s primary autism expert in Vaccine Court recently provided an affidavit explaining that vaccines can cause autism in some children.


The need to compare health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated children is urgent yet HHS refuses to conduct vaccinated vs. unvaccinated study of their vaccine schedule. 

Click the image below to read the entire exchange between the Informed Consent Action Network and HHS in perhaps the most thorough vaccine debate in writing to date.