Thousands will gather on the National Mall on November 14 to raise awareness of vaccine injury and honor those whose lives have been impacted by vaccine reactions, injury and death. The event coincides with the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) 33 years ago. The NCVIA removed manufacturer liability for vaccine injury and death and created a government compensation program for those affected.
The Vaccine Injury Epidemic Event, known as V.I.E., will feature speakers that include physicians, scientists, lawyers, legislators, educators, human rights advocates and mothers of vaccine-injured children. Organized by CrazyMothers, a nonprofit advocacy group, the event seeks to honor those whose lives have been harmed by government-licensed and recommended vaccines.
V.I.E., which is free and open to the public, runs from noon to 4 pm along the 9th Street axis of the National Mall between Jefferson Drive and Madison Drive above the Hirshhorn Museum. The day will conclude with a memorial segment and slideshow honoring individuals who have suffered chronic health conditions, injury or death from vaccines. CrazyMothers founder Hillary Simpson says the purpose of V.I.E. is twofold: to illustrate that vaccine injury is prevalent — not one in a million as is commonly cited — and to give a voice to the voiceless.