Long Island midwife accused of falsifying vaccination records for 1,500 children

A Long Island midwife is accused of falsifying hundreds of vaccination records for children she fed oral pellets in lieu of medically approved vaccines.

Jeanette Breen, who operates Baldwin Midwifery in Nassau County, provided nearly 12,500 “alternative” immunizations for roughly 1,500 school-aged patients, according to the New York State Department of Health.

Her “vaccination scheme” began at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, and did not include COVID-19 vaccines, which came into use in December 2020.

Breen’s fabricated vaccination records have since all been voided. Students impacted by Breen’s alleged actions will need to prove they are medically up to date on vaccines for illnesses including diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox to resume their education.

“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,” State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa said in a statement.

Breen is accused of treating patients with the “Real Immunity Homeoprophylaxis Program,” which is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health to treat disease. The pellet program is reportedly marketed as an “alternative to vaccination” by an out-of-state homeopath.

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The New York State Department of Health hit the Nassau County midwife with a $300,000 penalty for providing false information to the New York State Immunization Information System. State officials said Breen has paid $150,000 of her penalty. The other half is contingent upon her maintaining full compliance with public health regulations.

Breen’s website describes her as a mother to three adult sons and seven grandchildren.