Repeal California AB499

Press Release

Contact: Ginger Taylor Phone: (855) 711-5282  Email

Parents, not children, must make health care decisions
Repeal California AB499

Long Beach, CA, March 2nd, 2012: Repealing California’s HPV vaccine law AB499 will restore rights, and remove corporate influence from families’ medical planning.

Vaccine safety advocates and parental rights groups are urgently working to undo the damage begun last October when the HPV vaccine bill AB499 was quietly passed in the legislature.

Right now in California, children as young as twelve can be injected with an unproven and costly HPV vaccine linked to 24,000+ adverse events -without the knowledge or permission of that child’s parents. Such a student is considered by state legislators to be able to critically read and understand a 30-page Gardasil medical product information sheet without parental guidance, and yet may not even obtain an aspirin from the school nurse without the express written consent of a parent.

The U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System lists injuries associated with this vaccine. According to vaccine safety advocates SaneVax Inc., an analysis of VAERS data on HPV vaccines through January 15, 2012 shows that 24,832 total adverse events have been reported, with almost 10,000 victims rushing to an emergency room. 3,307 events were serious, 472 were life-threatening, 817 girls have been disabled, and there have been 108 reported deaths.

These injured HPV vaccine recipients have suffered seizures, brain damage, and autoimmune disorders such as lupus, thrombosis, paralysis, stroke, and death.

To make matters worse, California’s AB499 may violate federal law.

“The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 requires parents be given a CDC Vaccine Information Sheet before a vaccine is administered,” said Ginger Taylor, Executive Director of the Canary Party. “If parents don’t know that the child is given the vaccine, and does not get the VIS beforehand, federal law is violated.”

The 1986 Childhood Vaccine Injury Act also removes the right to sue after an injury. If a patient suffers health problems after vaccination, it’s up to them to prove it to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program – where 80% of cases are thrown out. If parents do not know a vaccine has been administered, then no such correlation can ever be made, no medical investigation can be undertaken and no claim for vaccine injury can even be filed.

“Parents’ rights have been bypassed in favor of profiteering,” said Wayne Rhode of the Canary Party. “In California a child can go to school in the morning, be coerced into getting vaccinated for a disease they likely will never get, and come home disabled for life with a vaccine injury that government and the manufacturer will simply deny.”

HPV vaccine makers Merck and GlaxoSmithKline have made campaign donations to a number of California legislators, including three members of the Judiciary Committee. Global vaccine revenues are expected to grow from $30 billion in 2010 to $52 billion in 2016. This vaccine series is one of the most expensive on the market, costing $360, all of which is paid for by taxpayers, as neither parents nor insurance are billed for the shots.

The Canary Party calls on the state of California to repeal AB499, and requests further consumer safety testing be done on HPV vaccines, as current testing is inadequate.

The normal process for certification of a new vaccine, involving data collection on the health of recipients for at least four years post-vaccination, was reduced to 15 months. . The “placebo” given to girls involved in the Gardasil testing was not an inert substance known to pose no health risks, but contained similar amounts of aluminum salts (proven to cause neurological and autoimmune disorders) as found in the Gardasil vaccine. . The current rate of reported deaths and serious injuries as a consequence of Gardasil vaccination raises questions as to the safety of this product.


The Canary Party believes that the growing collaboration between Pharma and Government is becoming increasingly problematic, and that the use of our schools as a marketing arm for pharmaceutical products is a prospect that should concern all of our citizens.