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Legislature in Session

Utah Legislature: In session January 28 through March 14, 2019

The Utah Legislature is in session! Anything can happen between now and midnight on March 14, 2019.

Please search the bills file daily for key words: vaccines, immunizations, exemptions, schools, health…

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Kristen Chevrier


In 2013 Colton Berrett, a 13 year old Utah boy, suffered paralyzing transverse myelitis two weeks after receiving a third dose of Merck’s Gardasil vaccine. Colton became the first male face of Gardasil injury after appearing in an interview in August of 2016 with the creators of the documentary “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe,” which exposed fraudulent reporting by the Centers for Disease Control on the safety of the MMR vaccine.

Colton’s doctor, who administered the Gardasil series, initially claimed it would protect the teen’s future wife from cancer. However, once Colton became permanently paralyzed by severe spinal cord swelling, his doctor immediately ceased providing this vaccine to male patients in his practice.

As with many teens injured by Gardasil, Colton was extraordinarily athletic prior to receiving the vaccine, excelling in baseball, Motocross, skiing and many other sports. Three years of therapy gave him back the use of his core and legs, but left his arms, neck and lungs permanently disabled. On video, Colton appeared optimistic about adjusting to his new life, one which required a neck brace, arm sling, and permanent attachment to a respirator. Colton met with former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz in September, 2016, to speak about his injuries.

Last Friday, Colton passed away.

Colton’s death comes on the heels of a December, 2017, Slate investigative article that exposed faulty side-effect reporting in the Gardasil safety trials. Slate alleges that rather than reporting all new developments, trial investigators were authorized to withhold information regarding Gardasil side effects from regulators. Instead of sharing the information, trial investigators reported it on a form entitled “New Health History,” which was not submitted to licensing authorities.

Colton’s family is now grieving his loss a second time.

At a candlelight vigil for Colton on Friday January 12th, we listened to three additional Utah parents who have lost children to vaccine injury. A missionary flu vaccine put Lori Webb’s son, Chandler, in a coma, from which he never recovered. A H1N1 Flu mist killed Sandy Kanervisto’s 19 yo son. A 12 month vaccine cocktail, followed by a flu shot, killed Krystle Kordingley’s toddler. These are just a small sampling of the vaccine injuries among Utah children. My doctor has noted that the incidence of many chronic illnesses, formerly rare in children, has been spiraling upward. The infant mortality rate in the United States in 2014 was 6.1 per 1000 live births—double the infant mortality rate of the Czech Republic and far higher than most first world countries. (We give Hepatitis B vaccine to our newborns).

LDS missionaries are returning home in record numbers with myriad chronic disorders, some ending their lives with suicide. Several returned missionaries have told me that their health and/or psychological problems followed closely on the heels of vaccines, prior to or during their missions.

Accounts of injury and death are increasing along with the CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule, which has increased from 24 doses in 1983 to 72 doses in 2017. Utah’s Autism Spectrum Disorders are among the highest in the nation. The national rate reported for 2017 is 1/36, compared with one in 10,000 in 1975.

There is ample evidence that vaccines, rather than boosting the immune system, actually dismantle it; that childhood and other illnesses are beneficial to the immune system, and that with proper nutrition and sanitation, they can be navigated successfully, and begin to provide true herd immunity; and that fully unvaccinated children are far less prone to chronic illness than those who have had any vaccines.

Yesterday was Colton’s funeral. His passing is a wake-up call for every leader, ecclesiastical and civic, to proactively open a public dialog about vaccine safety. It is a call to review pressure or mandates to vaccinate for church, hospital, and school employees and for missionaries and college students. We must have accurate information on which to base our health decisions. We must learn why our children are suffering and dying. Educate yourselves on what we now know about vaccines and the immune system. Get involved in this discussion. Be part of the solution.

There is life beyond vaccines.

Deciphering Vaccine Safety Data

Careful research is time consuming, but so is vaccine injury. Far better to learn the risks up front than to find out after. You can vaccinate anytime, but you can never unvaccinate.

If you are looking at safety data in vaccine package inserts, please keep in mind that vaccines are tested against other vaccines or neurotoxic adjuvants. They are not tested against saline or other inert, harmless substances. Please don’t take safety data in the package insert at face value. It is misleading.

In order to find out what a vaccine was tested against, you probably have to go deeper than the package insert.

You need to go to the original trials, for example, for RotaTeq:

There you will see that the placebo for this trial was all ingredients except the vaccine virus. This skews safety data because we only know how the whole vaccine compares with a sampling of its neurotoxic ingredients–not how it stacks up against a harmless substance, like saline. Yet you’re told that it is safer than the placebo.

References to the source material are often not provided in the package inserts. So, go to Google Scholar and put in, for example, Rotarix safety and efficacy.

The trials will come up. Then go to the papers themselves for the details of the trials.

The risk is yours alone. Nobody will pick up the pieces for you, once the damage is done.

More reading on vaccine safety:

Kristen Chevrier

Vaccines 101

You cannot sue vaccine manufacturers, doctors, or nurses who administer vaccines. You can sue for injury from other drugs, but not for injury from vaccines.

Vaccines are not tested against actual placebos. They are not held to the same testing standards as regular drugs.

It is irresponsible to administer vaccines to someone whose gut flora is compromised. (Use of antibiotics by the patient, or by the mother while the mother is pregnant or nursing, constitutes compromise.)

It is irresponsible to administer vaccines to a person who is ill.

It is irresponsible to recommend the use of Tylenol in close proximity to a vaccination.

It is irresponsible to administer vaccines to people with genetic mutations that predispose them to vaccine injury.

It is irresponsible to administer vaccines to child, or a sibling of a child, with developmental delays and/or chronic gastrointestinal distress.

It is irresponsible to administer vaccines to someone who is in kidney distress– or other distress.

It is irresponsible to give vaccines to patients with egg allergies or eczema.

Informed consent cannot exist where information is manipulated or is incomplete. A pretty brochure about the benefits and two or three “rare” complications is not complete information.

Kristen Chevrier

Utah School and Daycare Vaccines: What Parents Need to Know

Utah parents, please be aware that you can choose to use all vaccines, some vaccines, no vaccines, or delay vaccines, and still have your children attend school.

Learn about exemptions here. Note that some vaccines, like HPV/Gardasil, are not among those you need to either receive, or be exempted from, in order to attend school.

Find the list of required vaccines here. Before you vaccinate, know what is in the vaccines. Find vaccine ingredients here. Read the package inserts here.  (Note that “placebos” for vaccine safety studies are other vaccines or neurotoxic adjuvants–not saline or other harmless substances, so safety data is skewed.)

The risk is all yours. No doctor, nurse, or pharmacist is going to come to your aid after your child is injured. Keeping your child safe is your responsibility and your right.

Where there is risk, there must be choice.

Kristen Chevrier

HPV: Some Utah Teachers Encourage Students to Pressure Parents

Last year some Utah schools sent out letters to parents stating that vaccines were required in order for students to attend–with no mention of exemptions. Several parents called them on it and the letters were revised.

This year teachers are telling children to go home and ask their parents to get them the highly controversial, unnecessary, and very dangerous HPV shot.

Thank you, a friend of mine, for writing this response:

I hear you recommended to your kids to go home and tell their parents to take them to get the HPV vaccine?

Do you think the law protects you from giving medical advice (like a Doctor) to minors without parents present? Are you qualified to give medical advice?

This vaccine is perhaps the most dangerous vaccine on the market. Many perfectly healthy kids are becoming very sick and disabled, and even sometimes die from this vaccine. Here’s a 13 year old Utah boy that was injured by the vaccine –

The median age for cervical cancer is 49 years old. The vaccine only lasts for 5 years at most, so giving this vaccine to teenagers doesn’t accomplish anything.

More info on HPV and the vaccine you may not know:
1- 90% of people with HPV will clear it naturally with no symptoms of any kind within two years.
2- Of the remaining 10%, only half (5%) will have cellular changes that could lead to cancer.
3- HPV vaccines only cover 2-4 of the 30-40 strains of HPV and they have not been proven to be effective.
4- The vaccine only lasts for 5 years.
5- HPV is easily screened by pap smears and is usually easily treatable when detected early.
6- Dr. Diane Harper (lead researcher for Gardasil vaccination) reported that, “the serious adverse reports of health damage following the Gardasil vaccine outweigh any protection, lasting only five years, against the very small risk of cervical cancer.”
7- Dr. Scott S. Fields of the American College of Pediatricians issued a warning in a January 2016 report that the Gardasil vaccination could be associated with a rare but serious condition known as premature menopause, or premature ovarian failure.
8- Spain, France, India and Japan have stopped using HPV vaccines and have filed criminal lawsuits against Merck in regards to the Gardasil vaccine.
9- Studies have shown that people who received HPV vaccine actually have a higher risk of getting one of the more dangerous HPV strains.

Here are the stories of over 200 injured kids

Many, many, links/resources to under this article…/lawsuits-against-hpv…/

If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to ask. In the meantime, I would take the time to educate yourself on this vaccine, and I definitely would not be dispensing any more medical advice to your students if I were you.

VaxXed Stories: Colton in Utah
Colton and his mother Kathleen share his story of vaccine injury following the Gardisil…
#VaxxedNation #Revolution4Truth

Kristen Chevrier

2017 Utah Vaccine Bills: HB308, 309, 310


The Utah State Legislature is currently considering three bills that affect Utah vaccine policy. The first two bills, HB3080S1 and HB309, were combined into one bill, with no amendments, as of yesterday. These two affect frequency and procedure for getting vaccination exemptions. The third, HB310, affects reporting and collection of data.

The Downsides
The now combined HB3080S1 and HB309 direct the Utah Department of Health to create an “education” module on vaccines that will instruct parents who choose not to vaccinate. Although the language of the bill restricts the content and length of the module, I am not anticipating a unbiased presentation of fact. This bill also adds one exemption renewal at 7th grade.

Another downside is that the ability to write your own religious exemption has been removed.  Under the new law, religious exemptions will  treated the same way as personal exemptions.

HB310 expands the reach of a centralized statewide database that has existed in Utah since the early 1990’s. This database is used for reporting the administration of FDA approved vaccines in Utah. Many vaccine administrators already use this database (1,030 of 1,500 in the state), but this bill would make reporting mandatory.  Centralizing information is always a problem, because databases are always susceptible to a breach. Always. The larger the database, the bigger the prize. If we need to keep records they should be kept locally. If people can’t remember which vaccines their children have had, they can contact their family doctor. The rare situations in which someone might need immediate information on previously adminstered vaccines does not justify making every vaccine recipient in the state a target.

HB3080S1-309 remove a juvenile court penalty for non-compliance with Utah vaccine policy; they extend the time period for compliance; they remove the ability for health departments to charge fees for exemptions; they bring the process to your home computer, so that you can print out your own exemption form and take it straight to the school.

Considerations: For some families the trip to the health department is two or more hours each way. Many parents have also reported feeling intimidated and bullied by health department employees. Some end up vaccinating their children under pressure. These bills provide an option of going to the health department or getting exemptions from home.

HB310 doesn’t have upsides that I can see. The stated necessity for this action is to make sure people are not getting double doses of vaccines. I think there may be better solutions to that problem. The bill does require vaccine administrators to advise parents of their right to opt out of this system. This database only includes those who have been vaccinated, who have not opted out.

I see the first two bills as a net step forward for parental rights regarding Utah vaccination policy. The third, not so much. There is much left to be done, but we are making progress.

UPDATE: 308/309 passed through the House and Senate. 310 was pronounced dead on the Senate floor, due to lack of funding. Nothing is actually dead until midnight Thursday, when the session ends.

Always read first and comment after.
Find and read the bills here.

Know your facts, avoid emotion, and use proper protocol.
Find instructions here.

To determine status of the bills, track progress, or view committee calendars, go to These bills will likely be heard and voted on in the Senate, March 7, 2017.

Kristen Chevrier

Action Item: 21st Century Cures Act (now HR 34)

Update: This bill passed both Houses. The only member of the Utah delegation who voted against it was U.S. Senator Mike Lee.


  • First passed through the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015 (362 pages).
  • Stopped in the U.S. Senate.
  • Dormant for several months.
  • Revived in 2016.
  • Dormant for several more months.
  • Brought back in late November, combined with “The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act,” and inserted into the “Tsunami Warning” bill.
  • Now numbered HR 34, “21st Century Cures Act,” and 996 pages long.
  • Last week HR 34 flew through the U.S. House of Representatives, with affirmative votes cast by all Utah Congressional Representatives.
  • Yesterday the U.S. Senate had a cloture vote, which passed. This gives us a little more time to lobby, but removes the possibility of amendment.

The vote in the U.S. Senate could happen any minute.

The bill allows licensing standards to be lowered for testing experimental drugs, medical devices (like ECT: Electroconvulsive Therapy), and biologics–the category that includes vaccines. This bill mandates that we give 9 billion dollars to the NIH (National Institute of Health) to fund development of more drugs and vaccines. And it allocates 550 million dollars to the FDA to fast track these products to the market. These products will be allowed to bypass gold standard testing protocols for safety and efficacy. There will be no large clinical trials. Novel statistical analyses and clinical experience (aka anecdotal evidence) will be used to “prove” safety and effectiveness.

(Please note that this type of evidence has never been considered viable in proving that vaccines are unsafe or ineffective.)

Although vaccines have not been discussed openly in debate surrounding this bill, they are included under “biologics.”

The following sections directly affect vaccine policy.

Sections 3024, 3091, 3092, 3093

Section 3024: Deals with changes in informed consent rules. All patients receiving treatment from any medical doctor may, without their knowledge, be enrolled in a clinical trial, as long as risk to the patient is minimal.

3091-3092: Fast track and incentivize vaccines outside of the normal regulatory review and licensing processes.

3093: Recommendations for use of vaccines in pregnant women. This is so dangerous. Aluminum toxicity is cumulative. It should not begin in the womb–especially when these “biologics” have not been properly tested. This section also further distances manufacturers from liability.

This bill is being promoted as a benefit to those with life-threatening illnesses, so that we can hurry and get medicines to them. But there is a huge difference between offering untested medicines, devices, and vaccines to people who are ill and may be dying, who can choose to participate or not, and rushing more vaccines onto the market, untested, and adding these to the CDC schedule for both children and adults, including pregnant women, who are otherwise healthy, and yet, due to state mandates, may be forced to receive these vaccines.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is no reason, whatsoever, to force this bill through in this kind of a rush, in a lame duck session, unless it is to keep legislators and the public from knowing what is there until it is too late. We’ve read this script. We know the outcome cannot be not good.

Text of the 996 page bill, for your convenience:

More information available here:

We all need to call our Senators NOW to tell them to vote NO on HR 34. CALLS are far more effective than emails or letters, so please take a few minutes to actually CALL the offices of both of your state senators. Key information and specific instructions on how to do this (including contact info for your senators) can be found at this link:

In addition, please call the Leaders of the Senate:

Majority Leader: Mitch McConnell
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 224-2541
Fax: (202) 224-2499

Local office: Lexington, KY
Phone: (859) 224-8286

Majority Whip: John Cornyn
Washington, DC
Phone: 202-224-2934

Local office: Austin, TX
Phone: 512-469-6034
Fax: 512-469-602

Republican Conference Chair: John Thune
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 224-2321
Fax: (202) 228-5429
Toll-Free: 1-866-850-3855

Local office: Sioux Falls, SD
Phone: (605) 334-9596

Republican Conference Vice Chair: Roy Blunt
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 224-5721
Fax: (202) 224-8149

Local office: Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 471-7141
Fax: (816) 471-7338

Republican Policy Chair: John A. Barrasso
Washington, DC
Main: 202-224-6441
Fax: 202-224-1724
Toll-free: 866-235-9553

Local office: Casper, WY
Main: 307-261-6413

Minority Leader: Harry Reid
Washington , DC
Phone: 202-224-3542
Fax: 202-224-7327

Local office: Las Vegas , NV 89101
Phone: 702-388-5020
Fax: 702-388-5030

Minority Whip: Dick Durbin
Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202.224.2152
Fax: 202.228.0400

Local office: Chicago, IL
Phone: 312.353.4952
Fax: 312.353.0150

Democratic Conference Secretary: Patty Murray
Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 224-2621
Fax: (202) 224-0238
Toll Free: (866) 481-9186

Local office: Seattle, Washington
Phone: (206) 553-5545
Toll Free: (866) 481-9186
Fax: (206) 553-0891

Democratic Policy Chair: Charles Schumer
Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 224-6542
Fax: (202) 228-3027

Local office: New York, NY
Phone: (212) 486-4430
Fax: (202) 228-2838

Confronting Paul Offit

On November 21, 2016, at New York University Langone Medical Center, Dr. Paul Offit, California State Senator Richard Pan, and Law Professor Dorit Reiss spoke at a symposium on “Confronting Vaccine Resistance” –teaching new doctors how to dismiss parental concerns about vaccines, in order to get more kids vaccinated.

The VaxXed team, miraculously, got a filming permit to park in front of the building for the entire day of the symposium.


A couple of hours prior to the meeting, VaxXed camera man, Joshua Coleman, father of a vaccine injured child, approached Dr. Paul Offit to request an interview. Mr. Coleman was very polite, yet apparently threw Offit so far off his game that he was unable to control his mouth or his manners–and felt compelled to lie about the situation afterward.

Offit’s description of what happened.


What actually happened. (Language warning.)
Short version:

Long version:


Paul Offit has made more than $17 million from vaccine sales. He is the creator of the first Rotavirus vaccine, which was pulled from the market for safety reasons. He claims that infants should be able to receive 10,000 vaccines at one time, with no adverse reactions. He was at Langone to participate in a symposium on “Confronting Vaccine Resistance,” but could not disguise his contempt for or spare time to discuss his thoughts with actual “vaccine resistors.”

Dr. Paul Offit, one of the most vociferous defenders of vaccine safety, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, and a Professor of Pediatrics, has a long-standing reputation for being ill-tempered, foul mouthed, and untruthful. On November 21st, he demonstrated all three, for the world to see.

Summary of Symposium by Dr. Suzanne Humphries: 

Joshua Coleman crossing the street in front of Langone Medical Center in New York City.


Joshua Coleman with son, Otto, who was diagnosed with vaccine induced transverse myelitis at 17 months.



Kristen Chevrier
(Photos and video by Joshua Coleman, Polly Tommey, and Lisa Langebek)


Additional Information

Dr. Paul Offit

Haley vs. Offit: Virtual Debate

VaxXed video footage from Langone Medical Center:

California Senator Richard Pan, was the sponsor of last year’s California’s SB277, which removed all but a tenuous medical exemption from school children in California; is a top recipient of pharmaceutical money in California.

(Note: This article was written prior to passage of SB277. More money was given to Senator Pan after the passage of SB277, and he was the recipient of PAC money that is not included in the totals listed in the article.)

Joshua Coleman on SB277

Dorit Reiss, is a Professor of Law at UC Hastings, San Francisco; outspoken proponent of the CDC vaccine schedule.


That’s a wrap! VaxXed Nation Tour 2016

Working closely with Dr. Andrew Wakefield, legislators, the VaxXed team, and activists nationwide, I have spent the past year advocating for truth, transparency, and accountability concerning vaccine injury.

It is evident to me that we need a paradigm shift to put an end to vaccine mandates and prevent more needless injuries and deaths.

The VaxXed team, specifically Polly Tommey, Joshua Coleman, Patrick Layton, and Anu Vaidya, has spent the past five months recording vaccine injury stories, day in and day out, across the nation. The 4000 plus stories collected so far are only the tip of the iceberg.

The VaxXed team is shifting the paradigm. Thanks to their efforts, we now know, from thousands of victims and their families, that vaccines both maim and kill. Vaccine injury is real.  It is not “one in a million.”

VaxXed team videographer, Joshua Coleman, created a fabulous short overview of the tour.

Powerful and poignant. Five minutes and worth every second.

Please watch and share.

Kristen Chevrier