Jun 122017

In follow-up to:

2017-03-09   Science Teacher in Ontario May Be Disciplined for Urging Students Be Informed of Vaccination Risks (National Vaccine Information Centre, U.S.)

Note:   Hashtag  #ReadTheInserts.

Pills come with “inserts”, information about the drug.   Good pharmacists ensure that the client knows the risks, side effects of a prescription drug, before they use the drug.

Informed consent is a process for getting permission BEFORE conducting a healthcare intervention on a person. 

People will listen to, and consider, the doctor or pharmacist’s view.   “Informed consent” is listening, but also reading and assessing for yourself.

In the end, we are each responsible for making the decisions about our own body.

Vaccines come with “inserts” but the person being vaccinated seldom sees the insert.   As Janet notes below, at vaccination clinics, the nurses seldom supply the information.   You have to ask for the insert.

There is zero Informed consent if you do not have access to information.  

Hence the importance of the hashtag, the call-out to people to   #ReadTheInserts.

With thanks to Janet M:


Tim S. really stuck his neck out

I can tell you that I attended part of his hearing & heard the public health nurse admit they do not read out all the possible risks & side effects of vaccines at these school vaccination clinics.

Pls support Ted’s fundraiser for Tim if you feel so inclined!

(even if you don’t feel like donating, good to know this is happening)

(& people also need to know what’s going on w. these clinics.  Article links below)

There’s far too much intimidation involved. . . .   They’ve passed the legislation.

There will be more things to come in the days ahead.

it ain’t over ’till it’s over, as the saying goes.

& btw, one of the simplest & most powerful things we can repeat to people is this:

Read the inserts!!!!!!!!

It’s not a bad hashtag if one is twitter-inclined,  #ReadTheInserts

——– Forwarded Message ——–

Subject: [Vaccine Choice] Ted’s fundraiser for teacher Tim Sullivan
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 14:09:03 -0400



Ted has set up a fundraiser to replace lost wages for Tim Sullivan, the teacher who was recently suspended for one month by the Ontario College of Teachers.  He also has to complete remedial coursework at his expense for professional boundaries, professional ethics and selfregulation .

Here is a link to the fundraiser:  https://www.youcaring.com/timsullivan-842128   If you choose to donate, YouCaring uses a donation instead of a percentage to use their site.   You can change the donation amount to any amount including $0.

Unfortunately, the OCT (Ontario College of Teachers) has not published Tim’s decision on their website.

These articles will give you further information about Tim’s situation:

Hearing set for teacher who says he was trying to inform students of vaccine risks

Teacher found guilty of misconduct in anti-vaccination case

Students back teacher found guilty of misconduct (video)

School Vaccination Clinics and Informed Consent


Thanks, Rita

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