PROVE • P.O. Box 91566 • Austin, TX 78709-1566 • 512-288-3999

PROVE Immunization Decision Resources

Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education (PROVE) has been providing information on vaccines, and immunization policies and practices that affect the children and adults of Texas since 1997. Our mission is to prevent vaccine injury and death and to promote and protect the right of every person to make informed independent vaccination decisions for themselves and their families.  This information is not to be construed as medical or legal advice. The decision to vaccinate and how you implement that decision is yours, and we hope that you find these resources helpful in your efforts to make a fully informed and educated immunization decision.

Our web site, has detailed information on vaccine exemption requirements for Texas, what to do when your doctor won't report a vaccine reaction, vaccine injury compensation law, how to remove your child from the Texas Department of Health statewide immunization compliance and surveillance computer registry, vaccine ingredient and reaction information, political action alerts, national vaccine issues, and links to other useful sites.

PROVE maintains a confidential email news list from which you can receive updates on vaccine issues affecting your health and freedom.  Subscribe through our website  When you stay connected through our email list, not only will you receive timely news on vaccine safety issues, it enables us to alert you when and how to communicate with legislators and other policy makers to promote and protect your family's informed consent and medical privacy rights.

Additional information and assistance can be obtained from the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) in Vienna, Virginia at 703-938-0342 or  NVIC has a multitude of books, video tapes, and information packets available to purchase including their own book, The Consumer's Guide to Childhood Vaccines by Barbara Loe Fisher. 

PROVE highly recommends the following additional reference materials for parents:

Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?  by Neil Miller

How to Raise a Healthy Child…In Spite of Your Doctor  by Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.

A Shot in the Dark  by Harris Coulter and Barbara Loe Fisher

Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child  By Janet Zand

Of course, don't forget to talk with your preventative health care practitioners.

Educate before you vaccinate.  Know how to recognize a vaccine reaction.  With over 200 new vaccines in the research pipeline targeted for you and your child, be educated on the risks and benefits of each vaccine, and above all, make sure your decision is an informed decision.

Sincerely In Health,
Dawn Richardson, President