TRUNEWS 03/10/15: Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Articles/links mentioned during interview, so check it out.
When was vaccinations first introduced into society?
Edward Jenner, Cowpox, And Smallpox Vaccination. We begin ourhistory of vaccines and immunization with the story of Edward Jenner, a country doctor living in Berkeley (Gloucestershire), England, who in 1796 performed the world’s first vaccination.
content.healthaffairs.org/content/24/3/611.fullNVIC SHARED NEWSLETTER
March 11, 2015 Update
Dear NVIC Advocacy Team Members,
The war on families making selective and informed vaccination decisions continues to rage in state legislatures across the country. As of March 11, 2015, NVIC is tracking 110 bills across 36 states! [Scroll down to the bottom to see a list of all the bills.]
There is no coincidence regarding common bill language removing rights appearing in bills across the country. This is an orchestrated legislative effort by those who want to force vaccination. Deadlines to file bills are happening now and committee hearings are starting to kick into full gear. Some bills are surging forward and immediate action is needed while in other states, active opposition and education has made a profound impact to slowing the bills down.
ELIMINATING AND RESTRICTING VACCINE EXEMPTIONS
Hearings to remove philosophical/conscientious exemptions to vaccine mandates have already taken place in Washington and Oregon. California, Maine, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont all have bills already filed or press announcements of bills about to be filed to remove philosophical/conscientious exemptions. Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota and Texas have bills to substantially restrict philosophical/conscientious exemptions.
Religious exemptions are also under attack. Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont have bills filed or announced to eliminate religious exemptions, and Illinois, New Mexico and Texas have bills filed or announced to unconstitutionally restrict religious exemptions.
EXPANDED VACCINE MANDATES
Fifteen states have bills filed to expand vaccine mandates. These include Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
What is so disturbing about the Texas and Vermont bills are the vaccine mandates are for school employees, and there are no philosophical or religious exemptions allowed. These are the first states to go after teachers, school administrators and school staff. Nothing like this has been passed before.
It is very concerning that Hawaii, New York and Texas have bills filed to allow some minor children to consent to their own vaccines behind their parents’ backs without their parents’ knowledge or consent. California already has this language in statute. This is in violation with federal law that requires parents to get Vaccine Information Statements so they can make an informed decision.
POLICE AND EMERGENCY POWERS
Two states, Arizona and Texas, have bills that affect police and emergency powers. The Texas bill gives the police the power to forcibly detain people only suspected of having been exposed to an infectious disease and eliminates the protective requirement for a warrant.
EXPAND AND FORCE INTRUSIVE VACCINE TRACKING AND VACCINE DATA SHARING
11 states, Arizona, Idaho, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Texas, and Vermont all have bills filed to require or expand vaccine status tracking in most cases without knowledge or consent to be used as mandatory vaccine enforcement systems.
PUBLICALLY PUBLISH EXEMPTION AND VACCINATION RATES
Five states, Arizona, Maryland, Missouri, Oregon, South Dakota, and Texas have bills filed to publically release vaccination and exemption rates by areas as small as individual schools and day care facilities to create an even more divisive, discriminatory and prejudicial environment towards children with vaccine exemptions.
Isolating and marginalizing healthy children whose parents don’t agree with all government mandated vaccines is un-American. These bills create an environment conducive to pitting parent against parent and child against child in an attempt to use community peer pressure as a club to coerce parents to vaccinate against their conscience and religious beliefs.
These bills have nothing to do with public health and protecting immune compromised students when you consider the following facts:
Some people are non-responders to some vaccines and vaccine effectiveness for some vaccines, especially for pertussis containing vaccines, wanes rapidly. Some students are provisionally enrolled and not fully vaccinated. Federal law, the McKinney-Vento Act, requires that homeless students be allowed to attend school without proof of immunizations. There are no requirements that teachers, staff, and administration be vaccinated with the same childhood vaccine schedule. These all are people who are no different immunologically than a healthy student with a vaccine exemption and yet they represent a much larger percentage of the school population than the students with a vaccine exemption targeted by these bills.
On the other hand, students with active HIV infections are not only allowed to attend school, their confidentiality of their infection status is protected in state and federal law. Students who are vaccinated with live viral vaccines experience viral shedding and can infect susceptible individuals for a period of several weeks post vaccination. Some people who are vaccinated still get the illness while some have subclinical infections and can still transmit vaccine preventable diseases and not show symptoms because the vaccine suppresses them.
If this is all about protecting health, where are all the bills requiring disclosures about all of the above to parents?
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Assess what you are up against in your state. Log into the NVIC Advocacy Portal at http://NVICAdvocacy.org and look below to see a snapshot of what bills are currently filed in your state.
First, contact your own legislators and their staff, and then ask your friends and family to do the same.
Immediately contact your state legislators and connect to them from your heart about why these bills can hurt your family. Do not wimp out and just send an email if there is any way possible you can meet with them in person or talk on the phone to them. Make them look into your eyes or hear your voice when you sincerely tell them about vaccine reactions and health concerns for your family, how you and your children have been treated by doctors and your school over this issue, why you delay or decline vaccines, and why they may want to preserve this right for themselves and their own family in the future.
If you follow a non-pharmaceutically based model of health care, tell them why. Educate them. You have to connect to them on a personal level so they can get this. Find out what other bills they have sponsored so you can find common ground about things you both care and agree about to break the ice. We are fighting a very powerful pharma/medical forced vaccination lobby, but they don’t have these personal connections that constituents have.
Please register for the NVIC Advocacy Portal if you haven’t already and make it a habit to log in frequently to stay updated and learn what you can do to help with each bill in your state. Registration is required so we can help connect you with your legislators.
Check the bill status on the NVIC Advocacy Portal to see if you have any upcoming hearings on the bills in your state and make every effort to attend the hearing and register your position on the bill and offer written and/or oral testimony.
Additionally, one of the most helpful additional things you can do is to take proactive steps to reach out into your community to your local supportive health care practitioners, parenting groups, political groups, natural health websites and blogs, and friends and family asking them to share this information with their contacts so they can communicate with their legislators too.
Keep the media honest! If you see an article or news show somewhere with misinformation, take the time to comment, submit a letter, and reach out to news editors to correct the misinformation.
Do not let these decisions be made for you by those whose power, positions or profit are dependent on forced vaccination.
LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION ACTION NEEDED NOW
1) Register/Login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal at http://NVICAdvocacy.org.
2) Lookup your state legislators and their contact information. Click on “Check What is Happening in Your State” on the home page or “My State” on the STATE TEAMS Tab. Your personal state legislators (House, Senate, Governor and Lieutenant Governor) are listed on the right side of the page. Click on them one at a time to display their contact information.
3) Choose how you would like to deliver your message. The suggested modes of communication below are listed in the order of being more likely to be more impactful on educating your legislator. Make the personal appointments. Please don’t think signing a petition is going to change anything.
a) Make an appointment for a direct personal visit;
b) Make an appointment to talk directly in a personal phone call;
c) Make an appointment to talk in person to a legislative aide;
d) Call and talk to a legislative aide to relay a message; or
e) Send an email through web contact forms or legislative email address.
4) Suggested talking points for state legislators:
Introduce yourself and identify yourself as a constituent. (If this is a meeting or a phone call, ask them if they agree with the statement that nobody should be forced to submit to any medical procedure, including vaccination, which carries the risk of injury or death.)
Share that you are very concerned about some of the divisive one-sided conversations and bills being filed right now regarding vaccination exemption rights (or bills filed in your state).
Explain why it is important to your family to be able to delay or decline vaccination. This is where you could share your vaccine reaction, harassment, or vaccine failure story to personalize your communication.
Explain that there are some very important reasons why legally protecting the right to informed consent to vaccination without penalty by the state should be a priority and these crucial points have been left out of the conversation by forced vaccination proponents.
- Vaccines are pharmaceutical products that cause injury and death for some. The United States Government has paid out more than $3 billion dollars to vaccine victims. Many more people have adverse reactions. Nobody can predict who will be harmed from vaccines.
- Vaccines manufacturers and the doctors who administer vaccines are completely shielded from liability for vaccine injuries and deaths.
- Vaccines fail sometimes where even fully vaccinated people become infected. Nobody can predict who will or will not respond to vaccines.
- Children today receive 69 doses of vaccines for 16 different viral and bacterial illnesses which more than doubles the government childhood schedule of 34 doses of 11 different vaccines in the year 2000. A vaccine exemption is filed regardless of whether the exemption is filed for one dose or all doses. 35 doses and 5 more unique vaccines have been added to the schedule in the last 15 years. Those supporting forced vaccination are being dishonest by not acknowledging the exploding vaccine schedule while sounding alarms over small increases in overall non-medical exemptions.
- There are hundreds of new vaccines in development including some of the following in clinical trials: HIV, herpes, E. coli, dengue fever, avian influenza, smallpox, tuberculosis, typhoid, norovirus, cholera, smoking cessation, syphilis, and gonorrhea. If vaccine manufactures and others who profit from forced vaccination convince legislators take away our right to delay or decline a vaccine now, what will our future look like?
- In the past 5 years, drug makers have paid the U.S. Government $19.2 billion in criminal and civil FRAUD penalties. Skepticism of the pharmaceutical industry is well deserved, and it doesn’t imply a skepticism of science.
- Physicians, in the American Medical Association Code of Ethics, affirm philosophical and religious exemptions for themselves. See Opinion 9.133 Routine Universal Immunization of Physicians. Parents should have that same right.
5) Refer to NVIC’s “Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law” guide for answers to questions your legislators may have. The fully referenced version can be found on our site posted at: http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements/Reforming-Vaccine-Policy—Law-Guide.aspx. You can include this link in your letters as well.
6) Refer to “Measles in Disneyland: Third MMR Shot and Vaccine Exemption Ban?” by NVIC’s President Barbara Loe Fisher for some illuminating insight into facts that need to be exposed about the California measles outbreak and other vaccine failures.
7) Please forward this email to family and friends and ask them to share their concerns with their legislators as well. You can post the link to this alert on social media: http://www.nvicadvocacy.org/members/National/ActionAlertDetails.aspx?itemid=649&Page=True
Position Status Title AR HB 1550 3/10/2015 OPPOSE Passed the House, referred to Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Removes consent for reporting adult vaccinations to the department and registry AZ HB 2466 2/17/2015 OPPOSE Introduced and assigned to the Education Committee Requires schools to post immunization rates of pupils enrolled at the school AZ SB 1398 2/4/2015 OPPOSE Introduced and assigned to rules committee Removes law that allows parents who do not vaccinate their children to be foster parents AZ SB 1311 2/3/2015 SUPPORT Referred to Rules and Health and Human Services Committee Makes changes to current law concerning public health emergencies CA AB 1117 3/6/2015 OPPOSE Read first time on 3/2/2015 A bill to improve vaccination rates for two year old children in Medi-Cal managed care CA SB 277 3/6/2015 OPPOSE Hearing scheduled for Senate Health Committee, 4/9/2015 Eliminates the personal belief exemption in California CA SB 792 3/2/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/27/2015 Prohibits day care providers from hiring anyone who has not been vaccinated with 3 vaccines CO SB 077 3/9/2015 SUPPORT Scheduled for a hearing in House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee, 3/17/15 Establishes the Parent’s Bill of Rights CO 6 CCR 1009-2 3/2/2015 OPPOSE Scheduled for public hearing 4/15, written comments by 4/9 Health Dept. rules to implement HB 1288 concerning filing of personal belief exemptions CT HB 5448 3/9/2015 OPPOSE In the Joint Committee on Public Health Requires health care providers be vaccinated for flu CT HB 6949 3/3/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 3/3/2015 and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health Requires notarization and education for religious belief exemptions FL HB 411/SB 332 3/9/2015 WATCH HB 411 passed HC Appropriations, now in Health and Human Services Committee Changes to existing pneumococcal vaccine requirements for nursing home residents GA HB 504 3/5/2015 WATCH House substitute adopted 3/3/2015 Expands the list of vaccines that can be administered by pharmacists HI HB 253 3/9/2015 OPPOSE Passed Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Allows pharmacists to administer any vaccine to minors 14 and older without parental consent HI HB 458 3/9/2015 OPPOSE Reported out of the House Education Committee 3/6/2015 Requires schools to annually provide information on HPV, DTaP, flu and meningococcal vaccines ID S 1121 3/6/2015 OPPOSE Read 2nd time on 3/6/2015, filed for 3rd reading Allows immunization records in the tracking system to be shared with Idaho Health Data Exchange IL SB 1410 3/5/2015 OPPOSE Assigned to the Executive Committee on 3/3/2015 Severely Restricts Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandates IL HJR26, HR 144 3/4/2015 OPPOSE Placed on resolutions calendar 3/4/2015 Resolution to encourage higher rates of vaccinations IL SB 751 3/4/2015 OPPOSE Postponed in Judiciary Committee 3/3/2015 Provides liability protections to dentists who administer vaccines IL HR 184 2/27/2015 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to rules on 2/25/2015 Resolution to encourage vaccines for children, adolescents, and adults IL SB 1776 2/24/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/20/2015 Restricts the religious exemption to vaccination by changing the language IN SB 461 3/9/2015 OPPOSE Referred to House Public Health Committee on 3/3/2015 Adds Hepatitis A Vaccine mandate, removes parent ability to provide history of chickenpox IN HB 1359 2/26/2015 OPPOSE Died on the house floor 2/24/2015 Sets goal of 80% vaccination rate for HPV, moves vaccine law from education code to health code MD SB 597 3/9/2015 OPPOSE In Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee Changes current law that allows people who work in resident institutions to refuse flu shots MD HB 687 3/9/2015 OPPOSE Hearing scheduled for 3/16/2015 in Health and Government Operations Committee Eliminates the religious belief exemption to vaccination in Maryland MD SB 598 3/9/2015 OPPOSE In Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee Requires all vaccines administered be reported to the tracking system, ImmuNet ME LD 606 3/4/2015 OPPOSE Referred to Health and Human Services Committee Eliminate personal belief exemptions ME LD 471 3/4/2015 OPPOSE Referred to Health and Human Services 3/3/2015 Requires doctor certification for parents using a personal belief exemptions for school/child care ME LD 473 2/27/2015 OPPOSE Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services 2/26/2105 Mandates new vaccines for TDaP and Meningitis MN SF 380/HF 393 2/3/2015 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee Eliminates conscientious belief exemption, replaces with a PBE that requires a physician statement MO HB 976/SB 533 3/9/2015 OPPOSE In Children and Families Committee Requires day care centers and preschools inform parents if a child attending has an exemption MO SB 558 2/27/2015 WATCH Introduced on 2/26/2015 Requires LTC facilities offer flu vaccines and keep a record of who accepts and who declines MO SB 329 2/14/2015 OPPOSE Referred to Senate Veterans’ Affairs and Health Committee on 2/12/15 Mandates flu vaccination for all employees working in facilities that provide medical care MO HB 846 2/10/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/5/2015, read 2nd time 2/9/2015 Requires parents receive a letter from the principal if there is a nonvaccinated child in attendance MO HB 670 1/27/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/26/2015 Requires schools provide information on HPV Vaccines in any course in sexual education MS HB 130 2/14/2015 SUPPORT Died on the calendar 2/12/15 Allows conscientious belief exemptions to vaccination for school students in MS MT HB 158 3/9/2015 OPPOSE Passed 3nd reading on 3/9 Adds new mandates to vaccines required for school, proposed PBE removed MT HB 524 2/24/2015 WATCH Tabled in committee 2/23/2015 Requires health dept. to provide a report to the legislature with recommended vaccine additions MT HB 73 2/21/2015 OPPOSE Tabled by the House Human Services Committee 2/20/2015 Allows disclosure of a patient’s immunization record without the patient’s authorization NE LB 650 3/9/2015 OPPOSE Notice of hearing posted 2/25/2015 Encourages all hospitals to offer TDaP vaccines to maternity patients or parents of new babies NE LB 18 2/13/2015 OPPOSE Motion to bracket until June 5, 2015 approved on 2/12/2015 Adds meningitis vaccine requirement for students entering 7th grade and 16 year old students NH HB 383 3/6/2015 SUPPORT Scheduled to be voted on by the full house on 3/11 Adds privacy protections to the vaccine tracking system NH SB 108 3/4/2015 WATCH Amended in Senate Health and Human Services Committee New mandates for tracking flu vaccination status of health care workers NH SB 130 2/14/2015 OPPOSE In Senate Health and Human Services Committee Expands the vaccine tracking system in NH NJ A3890/S2754 3/10/2015 OPPOSE A3890 passed full assembly and S2754 passed committee 3/9/15 Requires Continuing Care Facilities to provide flu vaccine info. to older residents NJ S1147/A1931 3/9/2015 OPPOSE S 1147 passed committee on 3/9/2015 Restricts religious exemptions to vaccination in NJ NJ A1534 1/25/2015 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/16/2014 and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, not moving Provides for a conscientious exemption to vaccination NJ A351 1/25/2015 WATCH Introduced on 1/16/2014 and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, not moving Makes changes to exemptions to vaccination NJ A2570 1/25/2015 SUPPORT Introduced on 2/10/14 and referred to Health and Senior Services, not moving at this time Eliminates use of vaccines containing mercury over three years NM SB 362 3/9/2015 OPPOSE Passed the full senate on 3/5/2015 Removes ability to opt out of the vaccine tracking system, adds new sections to public health laws NM SB 121 3/6/2015 OPPOSE Passed the senate on 3/5/15 Establishes the Vaccine Purchasing Act NM HB 522 2/23/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/20/2015 Restricts the current religious belief exemption in NM NV SB 117 2/6/2015 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee Mandates HPV and Meningitis Vaccines for public and private school students NY A2447/A1706 3/9/2015 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee Bills to prohibit the use of and label vaccines that are genetically modified NY A5399 3/9/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/20/15 and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means provide personal income tax exemptions for dependents receiving recommended vaccinations NY A 943 2/24/2015 SUPPORT Enacting clause stricken, died Provides for philosophical exemptions to required vaccination for school students NY S 3899 2/24/2015 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Committee on Higher Education Allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccines to children 9 and older NY S 3900 2/24/2015 WATCH Introduced and referred to the Senate Higher Education Committee on 2/20/2015 Allows pharmacists to administer all ACIP recommended vaccines to adults NY S 3898 2/24/2015 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate Health Committee 2/20/2015 Requires all vaccines administered to adults be entered into the tracking system NY S 2712/A 1528 2/1/2015 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate and Assembly Health Committee HPV Vaccines for minors without parental consent or knowledge NY A 0224 1/12/2015 SUPPORT Filed on Jan. 7, 2015 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Labor Prohibits mandatory flu vaccination as a condition of employment NY A 791 1/12/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/7/2015 and referred to Assembly Health Committee Adds meningitis vaccine requirement for 6th and 11th grade students NY S 509/ A 1822 1/12/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/7/2015, 1/13/2015 and referred to Senate and Assembly Health Committee Adds HPV Vaccine mandate for school children entering 6th grade in New York OH SB 121 3/10/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 3/9/2015 Adds a meningitis vaccine requirement for school children OK HB 1529 2/24/2015 WATCH Introduced and referred to rules Clarifies language in the OK State law relating to immunizations OR SB 673 3/9/2015 WATCH Hearing Scheduled in Senate Health Care Committee, 3/16/2015 Allows dentists to administer vaccines OR SB 442 3/9/2015 OPPOSE In the Senate Committee on Health Care Eliminate non medical exemptions to vaccination OR SB 505 3/9/2015 OPPOSE Scheduled for work session in the Senate Health Committee 3/9/2015 Requires all hospitals in OR to offer flu vaccines to patients 65 and older OR SB 895 3/8/2015 OPPOSE Referred to Senate Education Committee 3/6/2015 Requires schools to post the number of children exempted from vaccinations PA SR 27 3/4/2015 WATCH Referred to Senate Appropriations Resolution to study and make recommendations concerning youth vaccinations PA TBA 2/21/2015 OPPOSE Announced, not filed as of 2/14/2015 Eliminates the personal belief exemption in PA PA SB 407 2/5/2015 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee Comply with ACIP recommendations for flu vaccine for children, using schools to give flu vaccines RI S 381 2/26/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/25/2015 and referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee Eliminates the religious belief exemption SC H 3204/ SB 278 3/9/2015 OPPOSE H 3204 scheduled for floor debate 3/17/2015 Allows Dept. of Health to offer HPV Vaccine to students enrolling in 7th grade SD HB 1059 3/10/2015 OPPOSE Amended and passed the full senate 3/5/2015, house concurred with amendments 3/9/15 Requires immunization records be shared by health care providers, government agencies and schools TN HB 458/SB 513 2/10/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/10/2015 Mandates all college students living in on-campus housing be vaccinated for meningococcal disease TX HB 1593 3/10/2015 OPPOSE Referred to the House Public Education Committee 3/9/15 Requires all public schools provide parents the number of students enrolled not fully vaccinated TX HB 1674 3/10/2015 OPPOSE Referred to the House Public Health Committee 3/9/15 Requires physician counseling for conscientious and religious belief exemption TX SB 1114 3/10/2015 OPPOSE Filed 3/9/2015 Mandatory vaccines for all school employees, no religious or conscientious exemptions TX HB 2474 3/7/2015 OPPOSE Filed on 3/5/2015 Requires reporting of exemption information TX SB 29/ HB 465 3/6/2015 OPPOSE Left pending in Public Health Committee for 3/3/2015 Makes inclusion into vaccine tracking system automatic & REMOVES current opt-in consent requirement TX SB 538 3/6/2015 OPPOSE Left pending in committee after hearing on 3/4/2105. Expands police powers to detain individuals suspected of exposure to communicable diseases TX HB 2105 3/2/2015 OPPOSE Filed on 3/2/2105 Requires notification when a not fully vaccinated child is attending schools, allows for transfers TX HB 2006 2/26/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/26/2015 Eliminates Conscientious Exemptions to Vaccination TX SB 547 2/19/2015 OPPOSE Referred to Senate Health and Human Services on 2/18/15 Requires posting of exemption numbers on the Internet by schools and the Dept. of Health TX HB 212 2/14/2015 OPPOSE Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee Allows minors 14 and older in the Texas Juvenile Justice System to consent to vaccination TX HB 1185 2/6/2015 WATCH Filed 2/5/2015 Adds advance practice nurses to those who can sign a medical exemption in TX TX SB 298 1/29/2015 OPPOSE Referred to Senate Education Committee Adds new meningitis vaccine mandate for public school students VA SB 1083/HB 2194 2/13/2015 OPPOSE House HWI Subcommittee #3 recommends laying the bill on the table Adds new mandate for meningococcal conjugate vaccine for 6th and 12th grade students VT H98 / S53 3/9/2015 OPPOSE Hearings held in House Human Services, 2/18/15 and 2/25/2015 Allows access to vaccination records by school administrators, allows sharing for research VT H 266 2/23/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/20/2015 Requires all school students, teachers, administrators, and staff members to be fully vaccinated VT S9 2/21/2015 OPPOSE Favorable reports from Judiciary and Appropriations Committees S9 “Child Protection Bill” VT H212 2/14/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/13/2015 and referred to the House Committee on Health Care Eliminates both the religious and philosophical belief exemptions in VT VT S87 2/13/2015 OPPOSE Introduced on 2/11/15 and referred to the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare Eliminates the philosophical belief exemption WA SB 5143 3/9/2015 OPPOSE Passed the full senate, in the house and referred to House Health Care & Wellness Committee Education for expecting parents regarding recommended vaccines WA HB 2009 3/6/2015 OPPOSE Waiting to be heard by the full house Eliminates personal belief exemptions WA HB 2108 3/4/2015 SUPPORT Introduced on 2/12/2015 Prevents the dept. from denying a license to serve foster children for not being vaccinated for flu WV SB 286 3/10/2015 WATCH Hearing scheduled in Judiciary Committee 3/10/15 Concerning authority of the commissioner and Immunization Officer to grant and revoke exemptions
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