National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) - One of the largest and most
active groups extremely critical of vaccines and vaccine policy. Cofounded by
Barbara Fisher and Kathi Williams. Formerly called “Dissatisfied Parents
Together” (DPT). Web site:

Randall Neustaedter - Antivaccine advocate, practitioner of homeopathy and
Oriental Medicine, Neustaedter graduated from the University of California at
Berkeley in 1971 with a major in English literature and creative writing, and
completed “medical training” at the San Francisco College of Acupuncture in
1983 according to a biography posted at: His book, “The Vaccine Guide: Making An Informed Choice” is sold through the NVIC web site.

Jane Orient - Executive Director of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a libertarian physicians’ group that has become very critical of vaccines and vaccine policy.

Alan Phillips - Antivaccine advocate and author of “Dispelling Vaccination Myths.” Website:

Viera Scheibner - Very outspoken and popular antivaccine advocate who believes that cases of “shaken baby syndrome” are actually the result of adverse reactions to pertussis vaccine. Frequently quoted by other antivaccine individuals and groups. As Viera Scheibnerovà she was an assistant professor in the Dept. of Geology at Comenius University in Bratislava until 1969. She then immigrated to Australia and was a member of the Geological Survey of New South Wales until her retirement in the mid 1980’s. A medline search of the indexed peer reviewed literature covering some 3,600 health related journals reveals that Ms. Scheibner has never published a single study on human health. Scheibner has no training in the health sciences. Her book, “Vaccination: The Medical Assault on the Immune System” is offered for sale on the NVIC web site, where she is listed as a “research scientist.”

Andrew Schlafly - Attorney and son of Eagle Forum’s Phyllis Schlafly. Serves as legal counsel for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) and has been an outspoken critic of vaccines.

Phyllis Schlafly - Founder of Eagle Forum, a conservative women’s group. Published an article critical of vaccination in early 1999 entitled “Whatever Happened to Informed Medical Choice.”

Roger Schlafly - Mathematician and son of Phyllis Schlafly. Has his own antivaccine website:




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Glossary of Individuals and Groups Frequently Encountered in Discussions of Opposition to Vaccines and / or Vaccine Policy
Cindy Province, RN, MSN