When it comes to childhood vaccines these days, it is hard to escape the near-constant media coverage and public debate that surrounds this highly controversial topic. One of the most “hot-button” issues regarding medical care in our country today, many people find that—after the dust of hysteria settles—they are left confused and unsure about how to gather real information that can be used to make educated, informed decisions about the care of themselves and their children. It begs the question: Can one truly give informed consent if one isn’t truly, fully informed?
On Saturday, April 18, the Tennessee Liberty Alliance is sponsoring “The Vaccination Decision—Replacing Fear With Facts to Make Empowered Decisions” to help provide this education with scientific insight and discussion that will help answer many of the concerns and worries created by media hype, social media rhetoric, and political rumors. Presented by Katie Caputo, this presentation is targeted for lay people who need to know more facts before making personal decisions for their individual families when it comes to the very important topic of vaccinations.
By escaping the “anti-vax” and “pro-vax” labeling currently placed on opposing sides by the media, this presentation will help the audience gain increased knowledge of a broad range of vaccine-related topics, including an in-depth discussion of the immunology of vaccines and how it relates to the developing immune system of a child, as well as a look at the rationale and process of the current CDC vaccine schedule. A lengthy question-and-answer forum is planned after the presentation with Caputo, who has a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine, and Dr. Martha Buchanan, director of the Knox County Health Department. Organizers hope to have the Tennessee Legislature represented to address any political questions or concerns regarding any possible vaccine legislation upcoming in Tennessee.
The presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Bearden Banquet Hall on Kingston Pike. Seating is limited, and everyone must have a ticket. Visit www.TNLiberty.org or call (865) 214-7007 for more information. A luncheon is available during the question-and-answer session for a nominal charge.
See a meeting description here: Vaccine Public Meeting Description.