top of page

Open Letter to the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Committee

Below is an open letter to the “decision makers” who sit on the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Committee (VRBPAC). There are 21 individuals on the committee, all listed with their contact information below the letter. The committee will meet on October 26, 2021 to discuss Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine for children ages 5-11. Never mind that there is no emergency for 5-11 year olds, nor anyone under 65 for that matter.

Dear decision makers,

I write to you as a mother, writer, educator to urge you to vote NO on Pfizer’s EUA application for children ages 5-11. The world is looking to you on October 26 to do what is right.

The CDC’s VAERS data is devastating. Over 17,000 post-vaccination deaths reported through October 15 and over 818,000 reports of adverse events. Historically, VAERS data has been estimated to account for only 1% of vaccine injuries.

After hundreds of thousands of women reported menstrual irregularities post-vaccination (30,000 in the UK alone), The British Medical Journal determined “a link is plausible and must be investigated.” We still await this investigation.

More 12-17 year old boys were hospitalized after receiving Covid-19 vaccines than for Covid-19 itself. The Guardian was the only media outlet that covered this devastating study. This is shameful on the part of the media.

Young children have infinitesimal risk from Covid-19 according to multiple studies. If you think it is acceptable to sanction the sacrificing of our youth for the elderly, studies show these vaccines do not stop community spread. Surprisingly, findings from a recently published article demonstrate that “Covid-19 cases across 68 countries and nearly 3000 counties in the United States were unrelated to vaccination rates.” And “countries with vaccination rates of under 10% have less Covid-19 than those with 75% vaccinated.”

The world is watching. Lioness mothers and lion fathers are watching. Tread carefully. You do not want blood on your hands. Tell Pfizer to leave our children alone.



Janet Woodcock

Acting FDA Commissioner

FDA, mail stop: HFD-001

10903 New Hampshire Ave., WO51-6133

Silver Spring MD 20993-0002

phone: (301) 796-5400

fax: (301) 847-8752

Peter Marks

Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

FDA, Mail stop: HFM-2

10903 New Hampshire Ave., WO71-7232

Silver Spring MD 20993-0002

phone: (240) 402-8116

fax: (301) 595-1310

Acting Chair, VRBPAC

Arnold Monto, M.D.

Professor of Public Health & Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology

University of Michigan School of Public Health

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

phone: (734) 764-5453

fax: (734) 764-3192

Paula Annunziato, M.D.

Vice President and Therapeutic Area Head

Vaccines Clinical Research


North Wales, PA 19454

Captain Amanda Cohn

Chief Medical Officer

National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Rd

Atlanta, GA 30333 MS C-09

phone: (404) 639-6039

Hayley Gans, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

Stanford University Medical Center

Stanford, CA 94305

phone: (650) 723-5682

fax: (650) 725-8040

Michael Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Division of Clinical Innovation

National Center for Advancing Translation Sciences

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD 20852

phone: (301) 435-0178

H. Cody Meissner, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics

Tufts University School of Medicine

Director, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA 02111

phone: (617) 636-5227

fax: (617) 636-4300

Paul Offit, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Infectious Diseases

Abramson Research Building

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA 19104

phone: (215) 590-2020

Steven Pergam, M.D.

Medical Director

Infection Prevention

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Seattle, WA 98109

phone: (206) 667-7126

Temporary Voting Members (but their votes count all the same)

A. Oveta Fuller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology,

University of Michigan Medical School

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

phone: (734) 647-3830

James Hildreth, Sr., Ph.D., M.D.


Department of Internal Medicine

School of Medicine

President and Chief Executive Officer

Meharry Medical College

Nashville, TN 37205

Jeannette Lee, Ph.D.

Professor Department of Biostatistics

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR 72701

phone: (501) 526-6712

Ofer Levy, M.D., Ph.D.

Staff Physician & Principal Investigator

Director, Precision Vaccines Program

Division of Infectious Diseases

Boston Children’s Hospital


Harvard Medical School Associate Member

phone: (617) 919-2900

fax: (617) 730-0254

Patrick Moore, M.D., M.P.H.

Distinguished and American Cancer Society Professor

Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Innovative Cancer Research

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

phone: (412) 623-7721

Michael Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine

Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Division

UVA Division of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology

PO Box 801355

Charlottesville, VA 22908

phone: (434) 297-8399

fax: (434) 924-5779

Stanley Perlman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Iowa

3-712 Bowen Science Building

51 Newton Rd

Iowa City, IA 52242

phone: (319) 335-8549

Jay Portnoy, M.D.


Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics

2401 Gillham Road Kansas City, MO 64108

phone: (816) 960-8885

fax: (816) 960-8888

Eric Rubin, M.D., Ph.D.


New England Journal of Medicine

Adjunct Professor

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

665 Huntington Ave

Building 1, Room 811

Boston, MA 02115

phone: (617) 432-3335

Mark Sawyer, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

8110 Birmingham Way

Bldg. 28, 1st Floor

San Diego, CA 92123

phone: (858) 966-7785

fax: (858) 966-8658