ACT NOW for Vaccine Health Freedom Rights: Fundamental Right to Decline Vaccines is in Jeopardy in Many States!
March 16, 2015
ACT NOW for Vaccine Health Freedom Rights:
Fundamental Right to Decline
Vaccines is in Jeopardy in Many States!
Join Washington, Oregon and Maryland in successfully defending the right to make informed, voluntary decisions about vaccinations. Click On Your State Below NOW!Legislative committees all across the country are considering bills to restrict the legal right to make voluntary choices about vaccinations but you can stop them. Whether you advocate for or against the use of vaccines, NHFA urges you to stand up for your right to be in charge of your family’s health care, including making informed, voluntary health care decisions for yourself or your children and choosing to use no vaccines, a few vaccines, or all government recommended vaccines. Click on Your State Below NOW to tell your legislators that the right and responsibility for making medical intervention decisions for preventative care belongs to you!
Click on your State to OPPOSE These Bills:
California SB277, a bill to eliminate the personal belief exemption to vaccination requirements, is set for hearing on April 8 in the Senate Health Committee. Read the bill and check its status here. Take Action Here.
Illinois SB 1410 severely restricts religious exemptions to vaccination. SB 1410 provides that parents or legal guardians who object to health, dental, or eye examinations or immunizations on religious grounds must present to the appropriate local school authority a Department of Public Health objection form, detailing the grounds for the objection and signed by the parent or legal guardian, as well as a religious official attesting to a bona fide religious objection whose signature must be notarized (instead of presenting a signed statement of objection detailing the grounds for the objection). Read the bill here. Take Action Here.
Maine LD 606, eliminates personal belief exemptions to vaccination. Current law allows exemptions because of a person’s philosophical beliefs from immunization requirements for students in elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary schools and employees of nursery schools and health care facilities. This bill removes those exemptions. The bill also directs the Department of Health and Human Services to remove any immunization exemptions because of philosophical beliefs from its rules. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.
Minnesota H.B.393/S.B 380 eliminates the conscientious belief exemption and replaces it with a restricted personal belief exemption. H.B.393/S.B 380 would require a person to obtain a statement from a physician that provides immunizations verifying that the physician has reviewed with the parent or guardian, or the child if emancipated, information about the risks and benefits of the vaccines that is consistent with information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.
Vermont SB87 would eliminate religious belief exemptions to vaccination and HB212 eliminates both religious and philosophical belief exemptions to vaccination. SB 87 was read and referred to Committee on Health & Welfare on Feb. 12, 2015. Read SB 87 here. Take Action Here.
Additional bills relating to vaccination exemptions and immunization registries for you to support and oppose can be found at NVIC.org, here.
Stand Up in Your State Today! Schedule a face-to-face meeting with your representatives. Find out who your Representatives are here.