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Pull NVIC's anti-vaccine ad from the ABC Screen in Times Square

National Vaccine Information Center's ad running on the ABC Full Circle Screen in Times Square spreads needless fear about childhood vaccinations.

An ad by the NVIC earlier this year on a different screen in Times Square and an NVIC PSA that was playing on Delta Airline flights was condemned by the American Academy of Pediatrics as being harmful, unfounded, unscientific and misleading.

The NVIC is a notorious anti-vaccine organization, whose name and website are designed to give the impression that they are a legitimate government agency. However their "vaccine information" is designed to frighten the public and encourage individuals to opt out of protecting themselves and their children through immunization.

This is an especially dangerous time to be spreading fear about vaccines in New York City, where the NYC Department of Health has confirmed 126 cases of whooping cough since August 2011. Whooping cough is a serious disease and infants are especially at risk of serious illness or even death. Vaccines are our most powerful tool in defense against diseases like whooping cough. However, if NVIC’s ad is successful, we may see more people refusing vaccinations for themselves and their children, and a rise in illness and death within the US.

NVIC’s Times Square ad is misleading and downright dangerous. ABC and Disney, you need to take responsibility for protecting public health by pulling NVIC’s harmful ad before it can do more damage.

This petition was created by the Women Thinking Free Foundation. For more information, please visit the http://www.hugmeimvaccinated.org

This petition was delivered to:
  • Disney
    Kevin Mayer
  • Disney
    Susan Arnold
  • Disney
    Bob Weise
  • Disney
    Monica Lozano
  • Disney
    Dick Cook
  • Disney
    Aylwin Lewis
  • Disney
    Andrew Bird
  • Disney
    Obert Weise
  • Disney
    Thomas Staggs
  • Disney
    Ron Iden
  • Disney
    Andy Mooney
  • Disney
    Walter Liss
  • ABC Full Circle
    Gerald Griffin
  • ABC Full Circle
    Richard J. Paris
  • ABC Full Circle
    Adam Monaco
  • Disney
    Steven Wadsworth
  • Disney
    Preston Padden
  • Disney
    Dennis Shuler
  • Disney
    James Smith
  • Disney
    Anne Sweeney
  • Disney
    Bob Iger
  • Disney
    Christine McCarthy
  • Disney
    John Lasseter
  • Disney
    Jay Rasulo
  • Disney
    Brian Frons
  • Disney
    Ronald Iden
  • Disney
    Meg Crofton
  • ABC
    Ad Sales
  • Disney
    Tom Staggs
  • ABC Full Circle
    Diana Camacho
  • Disney
    John Chen
  • Disney
    Andrew Mooney
  • Disney
    John Bryson


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