New York City-Style Vaccination Mandates for Children Under Five

What Kind of MISHEGOSS Is That? [Mishegoss—Yiddish idiom: Inappropriate, crazy, or bizarre actions or beliefs]

by Catherine J. Frompovich

Concerned healthcare consumer Jon Kopel provided me with links about the October 23, 2013 public hearing held in Long Island City, New York, regarding the proposed rule by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and for which I thank him very much:

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is proposing that the Board of Health amend Articles 43 and 47 of the New York City Health Code to require that children under five (5) years of age receive an annual influenza vaccination and be immunized against pneumococcal disease. 

Pneumococcal disease immunization 

The Department is also requesting that the Board amend Health Code §§43.17(a)(2) and 47.25(a)(2) to add “pneumococcal disease” to the list of required immunizations. This immunization, which is required by Public Health Law §2164(2), was inadvertently omitted from these sections. [1]

The Influenza vaccination section in the hearing notice [1] dispenses apparent misleading information regarding flu vaccines/vaccinations, which undoubtedly represents parroted vaccinology spin.

For factual information about flu vaccines effectiveness, I recommend checking out the The Cochrane Library and its unbiased, no-vested-interest data. Some excellent sources to read to understand the apparent misinformation about vaccines and influenza vaccines, in particular, are:

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  1. Influenza: Evidence from Cochrane Reviews
  2. Cochrane Summaries: Vaccines to prevent influenza in healthy adults Note that it states: “At best, vaccines might be effective against only influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses.”
  3. Cochrane Summaries: Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children states, “In children under the age of two, the efficacy of inactivated vaccine was similar to placebo. It was not possible to analyse the safety of vaccines from the studies due to the lack of standardisation in the information given, but very little information was found on the safety of inactivated vaccines, the most commonly used vaccine in young children.” 

The NYC’s proposed ruling was to put in effect mandatory flu and pneumococcal vaccinations for all children under five (5) years of age, which would burden toddlers’ immune systems and brains further with many more neurotoxins and toxic chemicals than currently are administered, and which apparently play a significant role in the extremely poor health status of USA children. Do you doubt that? Well, just check out the statistics on chronic diseases in U.S. children, plus adults.

A. Epidemic Answers / Facts & Statistics (Source)

B. The Center for Managing Chronic Disease (Source)

C. National Health Council / About Chronic Diseases (Source)  

Note that “In 2007, approximately 8 percent of children ages 5 to 17 were reported by parents to have activity limitation due to at least one chronic illness or disability.” Isn’t that the age group that is targeted to be vaccinated to reach what is called “herd immunity” status by federal health agencies? It’s now 2013. What are those figures for 6 years later and more vaccines mandated? 

D. UPI Health News: As of 2012, “90 percent or more” of children about 3 years of age were vaccinated. [3] 

E. GAIA Health / Study Finds that the Average Child Is Now Chronically Sick (Source)

To summarize what was the apparent mood of that Long Island City hearing, please listen to the presentation made by a concerned healthcare consumer:

The well-informed gentleman’s presentation ought to indicate to everyone just how concerned parents, grandparents, and citizens are – and should be – about vaccinating children with all sorts of neurotoxins, toxic chemicals, foreign DNA, etc., and probable unknown viruses that lurk in animal tissues used in vaccines, as proven over the years, and which I discuss in my new book Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines available on



Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).

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