Hey physicians! Want to know what happens if you don’t provide Vaccine Information Statements?

Hey, all of you doctors and other vaccine-administering health care employees out there. Ever wonder what will happen if you don’t provide the patient with the federally mandated Vaccine Information Statements?

WHAT? What do you mean, you have no idea what I’m talking about? You hand out vaccines like they’re free samples at the cosmetic counter, and you don’t know what Vaccine Information Statements are. Really?

I’m sure somewhere in the 2-foot high deep pile of papers stacked up on the floor next to the desk in your office is some information about it. Or not. After all, the only information you get about vaccines is from the ex-Sorority girl who majored in “communication studies” who now works for one of the big Pharmaceutical companies. You know, the one you like to talk to because she reminds you of the pretty girl in your algebra class in high school who wouldn’t give you the time of day back then. Since the Vaccine Information Statements aren’t printed up by Merck, she probably doesn’t know what they are either. But you might want to scribble a note to ask her the next time she brings in lunch for the office.

Dr. Mercola (that quack on the Google Box) tells his readers that if you don’t provide the VIS, you’re breaking the law. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/04/measles-vaccine-kills-infants.aspx

Well, not to worry. Since you didn’t know about these silly Vaccine Information Statements, http://www2.aap.org/immunization/pediatricians/pdf/ReducingVaccineLiability.pdf, the chances are pretty darn good that your patients don’t know about them either. After all, who really reads those things anyway? It’s not like any of your patients will have any sort of life-changing reactions. And if they or their children do have any reactions, they’ll be so absorbed in seeing to the health care needs of their child or themselves, or embroiled in fighting against the Department of Health and Human Services trying to prove their case, that they won’t worry about pesky papers. (HINT – don’t help them, it’s too time consuming, and you won’t have time to make your vaccine quota for the month.)

Besides, you don’t have any liability if the patient does have a reaction, so what’s the difference? Since the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program pays out to patients who “claim” that they have neurological damage, pain, autoimmune conditions or other pesky little side effects, you don’t have to worry about being sued for damages.
You HAVE heard of “Vaccine Court,” haven’t you? Didn’t Tiffany from Pfizer tell you about that over sandwiches last a few months back? No? Her bad. http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/index.html

Whatever you do, DO NOT report the reaction to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Remember, it’s your word against the patient. It’s tedious – you have to go on the computer and fill in forms and stuff. How in the world can you make money doing that? It’s not like anybody does anything with that information. http://www.medalerts.org/
If your patient insists on you filling out the report, save time by not putting in details like the lot number, (e.g Recombivax 0691u) otherwise some snoop might find out just how many adverse reactions came from the same lot, however many doses happen to be in one lot.

Also, don’t tell that patient that they can fill out the VAERS themselves. However, if you HAD given them one of these Vaccine Info thingies, that information is on the sheet, right in plain sight.

So, let’s say that you don’t bother to give the patient this sheet before you vaccinate them, and they decide to take action. What will happen?

Well, since they can’t sue you for a vaccine injury, and the pharmaceutical company isn’t liable for any adverse events, they may file a complaint with the State Medical Board.

Hah! I know, funny, right? Here in the state of California, over 1300 complaints are filed against physicians every month. Since the Board is run by physicians, do you really think they’re going to take the time to investigate each and every case and sanction a doctor? Of course not. It will take at least 6 months for the Medical Board to send a canned response to the person who complained, and even then, they’ll back you, stating that you discussed it verbally with the patient previously and didn’t write it down, so there’s no cause for any disciplinary action. It will be your word against theirs.

Given that it will take some months for the patient to determine that the symptoms that they’re having are related to the vaccine, coupled with the wait it takes to get into see a physician and run tests to try to determine the cause of the symptoms, and the glacial speed of the Medical Board to respond, the one-year statute of limitations will have run out.

You’re free and clear. Don’t let paperwork slow you down in reaching that 100% vaccination goal. You can do it.

Vaccine Informed Consent

Kuo never gave me these:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2027.pdf

Although mandated by federal law, a majority of doctors don’t bother to give patients any of these Vaccine Information Sheets before administering a vaccine. I was never given these for any of the seven vaccines that Kuo’s office gave to me. As a matter of fact, I wasn’t even aware that these existed and that it was a law that patients be provided with this until 4 years after the vaccines were given.

I urge everyone who was given a vaccine, and NOT given the corresponding vaccine information sheet to file a complaint with the state medical board.

Sorry, we comprompomised your health info. My bad.

So for the last two weeks I’ve been fighting with the admins at 2 different doctor’s offices to get copies of my medical records there. It’s tedious – the system is designed to frustrate the average patient: “you have to fax in a request.” I point out that the only places that still use fax machines are doctors offices. “Why can’t I email you the request?” I ask. “Because that’s not secure – we wouldn’t be able to make sure the information stays private.” And on and on the game goes.

Today I get a letter in the mail from the neurology department at UCSF. It seems that someone lost a thumb drive with my personal medical information on it. Curious, since when I last saw them – almost a year ago, I was informed that the test results were negative and that there was nothing wrong with me. What is someone doing with my health info almost a year later when there was nothing wrong with me?

So tell me – why is it OK for medical offices to put patients health info on thumb drives to be lost, but it’s NOT ok for me to request for my medical records via an email?

Trust

In July of 2007, I was diagnosed. A letter from the blood bank told me I needed to see my doctor right away. Panicked and scared, I did what I was told.

Tommy Kuo had been my primary care doctor for at least a decade.  I saw him infrequently, as I had always been fairly healthy, other than the occasional sinus infection.  I had always known Kuo to be chatty and personable, at times telling me about other patients, sometimes he seemed to relish telling the stories of extreme outcomes.
My husband was also a patient of his, as well as my children when they became adults.

I trusted him.

Kuo referred me to a gastroenterologist, and said I needed to get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. “If you get either of these when you have Hep C, you’re toast,” he told me.
And so I did.
To me, vaccines were something that always worked and would keep me from getting sick.

How very wrong I was.

In August 2007, I had my first dose of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines.

Since my health insurance plan was an HMO plan, Kuo was the gatekeeper of my health. He dictated which doctors I could see and when. The GI that he referred me to took weeks to get an appointment. I suspected that HMO patients had the lowest priority when it came to appointments.

I finally saw the GI, and had liver tests done and started on a treatment for Hep C.

In September 2007, I had my second dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine.
The treatment for Hep C wasn’t easy, and ultimately failed. Towards the end of the treatment (week 12), I went to see Kuo. I was in pain, numb and tingly and cold. He ordered a battery of tests, all of which were negative.
The pain continued.
In February 2008, I returned to Kuo’s office for my third dose of Hepatitis B vaccine and second dose of Hepatitis A vaccine.

I was supposed to start feeling better at this point, since I had stopped interferon treatments six weeks earlier.  Instead, I was feeling worse.

Autoimmune Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants

http://www.the-rheumatologist.org/details/article/1081203/ASIA_A_New_Way_to_Put_the_Puzzle_Together.html

Very interesting – some doctor has actually put a name to it. ASIA syndrome or Schoenfeld syndrome. Someone gets a bunch of vaccines in a short period of time, throw in some other aspect that fans the flames (interferon?) And the patient starts complaining about all sorts of vague symptoms, but not immediately after the vax. It eventually evolves into an autoimmune disorder. Sound familiar?