International Vaccine Injury Awareness Day is a day of joint support from people around the world for those whose lives have been significantly affected by vaccination. Some live under compulsory vaccine policy and others have voluntarily made the choice believing that vaccines are safe.
International Vaccine Injury Awareness Day is dedicated to all whose lives have been changed forever by vaccination side effects because their loved ones suffer with vaccine damage. It is dedicated to parents and extended families, the direct and indirect victims who bravely carry the burden of lifelong care, especially of injured children. It is dedicated to their personal courage and to the social deprivation and mistrust they experience from others on a regular basis.
In some countries there is no state care and support for these families, not even an organization to whom possible adverse reactions can be reported. In other countries compensation and assistance is available for victims of vaccination. Some countries pay out to only a few cases a year while the US has paid out $3 billion for vaccine injury in the last generation.
Parents and patients are under pressure from advertising campaigns claiming almost zero risk in vaccination. In the name of expertise they are ridiculing those who bear the consequences and ask questions. Media campaigns turn people with personal experience of injury, afraid of further consequences, into ‘enemies of society’, disrespecting them and contributing to the negative atmosphere.
On this day, may people light candles in public places, in memory and support of those who have lost part of their lives to vaccination. Let us light a candle in the hope that those deciding on national vaccination programs will truly address the effects of vaccination and not succumb to interest groups. Light a candle as a symbol of support for those whose lives have been heavily affected by side effects of vaccination. Light a candle to shed a little more light on those injured by vaccination. Light a candle for hope and compassion.
Join the event called Light a Candle for the Vaccine-damaged held on International Vaccine Injury Awareness Day.
People gather in public places, in streets, town squares or parks and light candles to remember the suffering or even death of vaccine-injured children and adults. This event brings to our attention that vaccination is not a harmless act and can have adverse effects, sometimes even very serious.
At a time when vaccination is mandatory in many countries throughout the world, it is even more important to inform people about the potential risks of vaccination.
Vaccine injury is often denied by the health authorities and state officials even though many medical experts all over the world warn about the risks. But the parents of vaccine-injured children know the truth.
The Light a Candle concept was started in the Czech Republic by parents Alice Pelikanova and Václav Hrabák who had experience of vaccine injury and the lack of support from the medical profession and the state. It has been adopted by Poland, Slovenia, England, Holland, with Italy and Austria already staging demonstrations.
The number of people convinced that their children or they themselves were seriously injured by vaccination is increasing worldwide.
International Vaccine Injury Awareness Day is a day of joint support for people around the world whose lives have been significantly changed, for the worse, by vaccination.
The existence of compulsory vaccination in some countries is a violation of basic human rights and freedoms. Children in particular can become the victims of systems that force parents to agree to medical treatment for their children, under the threat of sanctions, and this can for various reasons be risky.
In the name of scientifically unfounded public health, a child’s health may be compromised, or even irretrievably damaged. At the same time, the medical profession and authorities are unable to justify scientifically the necessity and benefits of such practices, either for individuals or in the collective domain.
The EFVV (European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance) is an alliance of member-organisations and individual members from 25 European countries. Our member-organisations consist of consumer groups and pro-choice groups whose members in turn include medical professionals and scientists. Their combined memberships exceed 100,000. We call on all Europeans to stand together in a demand for a united vaccination policy based on freedom of choice and informed consent. We believe that mandatory vaccination is not only a serious risk but a violation of human rights and dignity. We therefore demand transparency and caution as well as recognition and concern for the many vaccine-injured in Europe and beyond.