Long Island based midwife, Jeannette Breen, is currently facing allegations for having falsified hundreds of vaccination records. These charges arose after the New York (NY) State Department of Health discovered that she had administered almost 12,500 alternative immunizations to approximately 1,500 school-aged children.
– A Long Island midwife accused of falsifying vaccination records for 1,500 school-aged children.
– She allegedly gave them alternative homeopathic pellets instead of medically-approved vaccines.
– Incorrectly provided vaccines included those for diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox.
– All fabricated records now voided; impacted students to update their vaccination status for resuming education.
– Midwife hit with $300,000 penalty from the NY State Department of Health, $150,000 paid so far.
Midwife’s ‘Vaccination’ Origination
Breen, who runs the Baldwin Midwifery in Nassau County, started her controversial “vaccination scheme” at the onset of the 2019-2020 school year. It’s worth noting that this regimen did not include vaccinations against COVID-19, as these only became available in December 2020.
The Consequences of Breach
As a result of Breen’s alleged actions, all voided fabricated vaccination documents mean students must now prove they are medically up to date with standard vaccines. These include essential vaccinations for diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and chickenpox, to continue their education.
Betty A. Rosa, the State Education Commissioner, openly criticized Breen’s actions. She stated, “By intentionally falsifying immunization records for students, this licensed health care professional not only endangered the health and safety of our school communities but also undermined public trust.”
Unapproved Homeopathic Immunization Scheme
Authorities have accused Breen of imposing an unapproved “Real Immunity Homeoprophylaxis Program” upon her patients. Reportedly, an out-of-state homeopath markets this oral pellet program as an “alternative to vaccination.” It is important to note that Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the Department of Health does not recognize this program as a legitimate treatment for disease.
Widespread Fallout and Regulatory Fines
In light of her actions, the NY State Department of Health imposed a $300,000 penalty on Breen for providing false information to the NY State Immunization Information System. Reports suggest that Breen has already paid half of her imposed penalty, with the remaining balance contingent upon her full compliance with public health regulations.
A Call for Greater Vigilance
This incident serves as a reminder that health regulations and standardized medical practices are in place for a reason – to safeguard public health. It emphasizes the importance of active consumer diligence in understanding and verifying the qualifications and practices of healthcare professionals, especially for such critical procedures as immunization. Till reports last came in, the alleged midwife, mother to three adult sons and seven grandchildren, has remained unavailable for comment.
Source: [New York Daily News]