In a victory for medical freedom activists, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has admitted they have failed to comply with the requirements of the 1986 National Vaccine Injury Act.
In 1986, Ronald Reagan signed the National Vaccine Injury Act, freeing vaccine manufacturers from liability for vaccine injuries and essentially removing financial incentive for manufacturers to produce safe vaccines.
"This historic law acknowledged that vaccine injuries and deaths are real and that the vaccine injured and their families should be financially supported and that vaccine safety protections were needed in the mass vaccination system." (1)
To date, almost $4 billion has been paid out to vaccine injured individuals and their families.
Per Subpart C, Assuring A Safer Childhood Vaccination Program in United States, Section 300aa-27 - Mandate for Safer Childhood Vaccines, the HHS was required to comply with the following:
(a) General rule
In the administration of this part and other pertinent laws under the jurisdiction of the Secretary, the Secretary shall—
(1) promote the development of childhood vaccines that result in fewer and less serious adverse reactions than those vaccines on the market on December 22, 1987, and promote the refinement of such vaccines, and
(2) make or assure improvements in, and otherwise use the authorities of the Secretary with respect to, the licensing, manufacturing, processing, testing, labeling, warning, use instructions, distribution, storage, administration,
field surveillance, adverse reaction reporting, and recall of reactogenic lots or batches, of vaccines, and research on vaccines, in order to reduce the risks of adverse reactions to vaccines.
(b) Task force
(1) The Secretary shall establish a task force on safer childhood vaccines which shall consist of the Director of the National Institutes of Health, the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control.
(2) The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall serve as chairman of the task force.
(3) In consultation with the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines, the task force shall prepare recommendations to the Secretary concerning implementation of the requirements of subsection (a).
Within 2 years after December 22, 1987, and periodically thereafter, the Secretary shall prepare and transmit to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate a report describing the actions taken pursuant to subsection (a) during the preceding 2-year period.
ICAN (Informed Consent Action Network, founded by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Del Bigtree, and others) submitted a FOIA request for any information or documentation related to the work done by HHS pursuant to the reporting requirement mentioned above. Although agencies are required to respond to FOIA requests within 20 days, ICAN waited over a year for a response.
Eventually, a lawsuit was filed, with the sole intention of confirming whether or not HHS had complied with the requirements in section 300aa-27 as detailed above. ICAN requested one of the following: 1) documents or records proving that the work was completed as mandated, 2) a credible response detailing why the documents cannot be released, or 3) a statement confirming that the work was never completed.
The lawsuit went to court, and they settled with a court-ordered stipulation:
This stipulated order confirms that HHS has not acted in its duties regarding vaccine safety. They have failed to submit bi-annual reports over the last 30 years.
For more, watch Del Bigtree's commentary and interview with Robert F Kennedy Jr:
Read the notice sent to HHS, which articulates the complete failure of HHS to conduct the proper science required to demonstrate vaccine safety.