ICAN, through its attorneys, demanded that the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) produce “documentation sufficient to reflect any case(s) of transmission of Hepatitis B in an elementary, middle, or high school setting.”  After a search of its records, CDC conceded that “A search of our records failed to reveal any documents pertaining to your request.”  Meaning, the CDC could not find documentation of a single case of Hepatitis B being transmitted in a school setting. 

Hepatitis B is a disease spread by bodily fluids.  It is transmitted mostly through sexual contact or sharing needles, syringes, or other drug-injection paraphernalia.  The CDC nonetheless actively encourages this vaccination for all 1-day old babies and also encourages states to mandate that any child that does not receive the Hepatitis B vaccine series to be expelled from school.  Exclusion from school is well documented to result in various psychological, developmental, and opportunity harms.

The fact that the CDC actively encourages expelling children from school for not being fully vaccinated with the Hepatitis B vaccine series while not being able to point to one single case of transmission in a school setting reflects that the CDC’s real concern is not with the health of children, but rather with its blind, religious, and unquestionable belief in vaccination.  This is also evidenced by the fact that children with Hepatitis B are permitted to attend school yet those who have not been vaccinated but are uninfected are not.

Also alarming, as pointed out in a prior legal update, is that ICAN provided the CDC, FDA, and HHS numerous opportunities over the past three years to provide proof that it licensed the Hepatitis B vaccines based on clinical trials that reviewed safety for more than five days after injection.  All they were able to provide was a litany of excuses – not science.  In response, ICAN’s legal team formally filed a petition to the FDA on September 2, 2020, demanding that the licensure of the Hepatitis B vaccines be revoked or suspended until their safety, as required by law, is determined in a properly designed clinical trial of sufficient duration.

If the CDC does not have documentation to support Hepatitis B being transmitted in a school setting, it should, at least, direct schools to stop excluding students who are not vaccinated for Hepatitis B and, at best, immediately cease encouraging states to require this vaccine to attend school.  ICAN will be taking further action in this regard and will keep fighting to bring the truth to light regarding this product.