Take Action to Protect Vaccine Exemption Rights in Your State!

February 21, 2017.

Please Take Action in Your State to Protect Your Right to Make Vaccine Decisions for your Children!.

Parents are the rightful decision-makers for their children’s healthcare.
Adults are the rightful decision-makers of their bodies and employment..

 Click on Your State Below and Take Action by entering your Zip Code and send a direct message to your legislator Now!  Or Click Here and go to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)  to find out more about bills and legislative progress in your state!

Help protect these sacred rights of all people to make their own medical decisions. 

SUPPORT

Hawaii – HB 779
Iowa – HF 7
New Jersey – A520
New York – S163
Oklahoma – HB1386/SB808
Oregon – SB580
Rhode Island – SB47

OPPOSE
Connecticut – HB 6971
Iowa – SF 116
Minnesota – HF 96/SF 143
New York – S 52/A 1810
Oklahoma – SB 83

Texas – HB 241/HB 126

SUPPORT Hawaii HB 779. Exempts from vaccination, revaccination, or immunization requirements of the Department of Health, any person who objects in writing to the requirements due to the person’s philosophical beliefs. Replaces the Director of Health’s discretion to overcome an individual’s objection because of an epidemic with authority to order unvaccinated individuals to self-quarantine at home.  Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

SUPPORT Iowa HF 7 A bill creating an exemption from required vaccinations based upon personal conviction.  Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

SUPPORT New Jersey AB 520 Exempts child under age six from hepatitis B vaccine requirement if child’s mother tested negative for hepatitis B during her pregnancy. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

SUPPORT New York SB 163.  Extends the protections of the medical exemption from mandatory immunizations for students to ensure deference to the professional assessments of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the care of their individual patients.  Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

SUPPORT Oklahoma HB 1386/SB 808 Creating the Parental Rights Vaccine Act.  HB 1386/SB 808 would require health care providers to obtain informed consent from a legal representative prior to vaccinating child and would require health care providers to provide certain relevant information regarding benefits and risks of the vaccine as well as information concerning the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.   Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

SUPPORT Oregon SB 580.  Requires health care practitioner, before administering vaccination to child, to provide written notice of each vaccination that child is required to receive as condition of attending school or children’s facility in this state and of each exemption to that requirement.  Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

SUPPORT Rhode Island SB 47 Makes several changes to department of health’s authority to mandate certain vaccinations, reinstates philosophical exemption to vaccinations, and requires public hearings when changes to required vaccinations are proposed. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

OPPOSE Connecticut HB 6971.  Requires parents to complete a science-based educational session regarding the efficacy and safety of vaccines in order to use a religious belief exemption from immunization requirements. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

OPPOSE Iowa SF 116 Restricting the religious belief exemption to require that, in addition to the applicant, the leader of the local congregation of a recognized religious denomination of which the applicant is an adherent or member, sign the affidavit stating that the required immunization conflicts with the tenets and practices of the recognized religious denomination to which the local congregation belongs and that the applicant is a member in good standing of the local congregation. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

OPPOSE Minnesota HF 96/SF 143.  HF 96/SF 143 would require parents who seek to opt their children out of one or more vaccines to talk to a doctor first and to obtain a statement from the physician that the physician has reviewed with the parent information about the risks and benefits of the vaccines that is consistent with information published by the CDC.  Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

OPPOSE New York S 52/A 1810.  Repeals the religious belief exemption to immunization. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

OPPOSE Oklahoma SB 83 SB83 would prohibit children from attending school unless they received all the government recommended vaccines, or unless their doctor verified that a physical condition of the child is such that immunization would endanger the life or health of the child.  Parents would lose their current right to object to vaccinations in writing and decline vaccines based on their own parental decision. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

OPPOSE Texas HB 241 and HB 126.  Restricting exemptions to immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, to require the parent to obtain and submit a completed health care practitioner counseling certification stating that the practitioner has provided information on the risks and benefits of immunization. Read the bill here. Take Action Here.

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