Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Illinois legislators will take up a bill this week (April 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM) that uses taxpayer funds to advertise the dangerous flu shot to school children.

Given the fact that Illinois laws already require school children to visit their doctors before attending school where their family physician can educate them on matters like vaccination, and that the CDC does NOT include the flu shot in their schedule of required vaccines, this proposed bill in Illinois can only be explained as an attempt to expand the market for the seasonal flu shot at the expense of Illinois school children, but to the benefit of Big Pharma.

The annual flu shot is, by far, the most dangerous vaccine in the United States, accounting for more than 80% of all injuries and deaths compensated by the federal Vaccine Court.

OPPOSE SB 2654 and HB 4475 Schools Marketing Flu Vaccines

by the National Vaccine Information Center

Your swift action is needed this week to OPPOSE SB 2654 and HB4475 which require schools to inappropriately push flu vaccine promotional material on school families.

This is wrong. Schools should not be in the business of marketing vaccines. Children in Illinois are already required by state law to visit their doctors before attending school where doctors educate on diseases and vaccines during their exam. The flu vaccine is not required. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports low seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness from 2004-2018.

SB 2654 is in the Senate awaiting a vote and the Senate Education Committee is considering an amendment on April 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM to expand the bill further. From there a final vote will be made in the full Senate. HB 4475 was scheduled for a hearing on 4/10/2018 in the House Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee, but it was ultimately not considered. It was then referred to the House Rules Committee where it could be brought up for consideration in a committee and then on to the full House at any time.

We are asking everyone in Illinois to fill out a witness slip registering their opposition to the amendment on SB 2654 in the Senate Education committee and to then contact both their State Senator and State Representative to VOTE NO on SB 2654 and HB 4475.


  1. Before the hearing on April 17th at 3:00 p.m., submit a witness slip in opposition to amendment 2 on SB 2654. Use this link to fill out and submit a witness slip. Tips for field selections:
    * Under Firm/Business and under Title: “SELF”
    * Select SFA2 from the drop-down menu at the bottom
    * Under Persons or groups, represented: “SELF”
    * Select “OPPONENT”
    * Select “Record of Appearance Only”
  2. Visit, Call and Write to your Illinois State Senator and State Representative and ask them to VOTE NO on SB 2654 and HB 4475. (Talking points are below) If you do not know who your Illinois State Senator and State Representative are, you can login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal and your elected officials are posted on the right hand side of your Illinois state page You can click on their name to see their contact information. Try to meet with them in person or do a phone call if you can. Also follow up with an email. You can also use this page to find your legislators.
  3. Login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal often to check for updates. Bills can change many times over the legislative process.
  4. Please forward this email to family and friends and ask them to register for the NVIC Advocacy Portal and share their concerns with their legislators as well. This alert is also posted and shareable on the National Vaccine Information Center Facebook Page under the “note” section.
  5. Please forward any feedback from legislators to


  • VOTE NO on SB 2654 and HB 4475 because they amend the School Code to require schools to push flu vaccine information on families. The flu vaccine is not required in Illinois. Schools should not be in the business of marketing vaccines.
  • SB 2654 and HB 4475 are completely unnecessary because Illinois State law, 105 ILCS 5/27-8.1 already requires children in kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades to have a physical examination before school entry where doctors educate parents of school aged children on vaccines and diseases.
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports very low seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness from 2004-2018.
  • Information and incentives on the flu and the vaccine are readily available in commercial settings everywhere at doctors’ offices, grocery stores and pharmacies that give vaccines.
  • Information on the flu and the vaccine is widely available from the state and federal government. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) already has a very detailed flu and flu vaccine page with dozens of free resource links and printable materials from the State Health Department, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control.


Leaving a lucrative career as a nephrologist (kidney doctor), Dr. Suzanne Humphries is now free to actually help cure people.

In this autobiography she explains why good doctors are constrained within the current corrupt medical system from practicing real, ethical medicine.

One of the sane voices when it comes to examining the science behind modern-day vaccines, no pro-vaccine extremist doctors have ever dared to debate her in public.

Medical Doctors Opposed to Forced Vaccinations – Should Their Views be Silenced?


One of the biggest myths being propagated in the compliant mainstream media today is that doctors are either pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine, and that the anti-vaccine doctors are all “quacks.”

However, nothing could be further from the truth in the vaccine debate. Doctors are not unified at all on their positions regarding “the science” of vaccines, nor are they unified in the position of removing informed consent to a medical procedure like vaccines.

The two most extreme positions are those doctors who are 100% against vaccines and do not administer them at all, and those doctors that believe that ALL vaccines are safe and effective for ALL people, ALL the time, by force if necessary.

Very few doctors fall into either of these two extremist positions, and yet it is the extreme pro-vaccine position that is presented by the U.S. Government and mainstream media as being the dominant position of the medical field.

In between these two extreme views, however, is where the vast majority of doctors practicing today would probably categorize their position. Many doctors who consider themselves “pro-vaccine,” for example, do not believe that every single vaccine is appropriate for every single individual.

Many doctors recommend a “delayed” vaccine schedule for some patients, and not always the recommended one-size-fits-all CDC childhood schedule. Other doctors choose to recommend vaccines based on the actual science and merit of each vaccine, recommending some, while determining that others are not worth the risk for children, such as the suspect seasonal flu shot.

These doctors who do not hold extreme positions would be opposed to government-mandated vaccinations and the removal of all parental exemptions.

In this article, I am going to summarize the many doctors today who do not take the most extremist pro-vaccine position, which is probably not held by very many doctors at all, in spite of what the pharmaceutical industry, the federal government, and the mainstream media would like the public to believe.