DC Bill B23-0171 Allowing Children 11 Years and Older to Be Vaccinated Without Parental Knowledge or Consent Advances

DC Bill B23-0171 Allowing Children 11 Years and Older to Be Vaccinated Without Parental Knowledge or Consent Advances

Opinion | On Oct. 7, 2020, during a hastily scheduled virtual meeting,1 four District of Columbia Council members making up the Health Committee2 amended and unanimously passed a minor consent bill, B23-0171.3 The bill would not only permit children aged 11 years and older to give consent for doctors and other vaccine administrators to give them […]

Massachusetts Public Health Officials Require Annual Flu Shots for Child Care and All Grades Through College

Massachusetts Public Health Officials Require Annual Flu Shots for Child Care and All Grades Through College

On Aug. 19, 2020, Massachusetts public health officials announced that all children six months of age and older who are attending child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12 and colleges and universities in Massachusetts will be required to get the influenza vaccine “to reduce flu-related illness and ​the overall impact of respiratory illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.”1 […]

Iowa Bill Requires Infant Death Certificates to Include Vaccine Information

Iowa Bill Requires Infant Death Certificates to Include Vaccine Information

A bill is working its way through the Iowa legislature that would require medical examiners to include information on the medical examiners form used to fill out the death certificate about recent vaccinations given to any child under age three who dies of any cause. The bill, SF 2302, passed the Iowa Senate’s Human Resources […]

Maine Residents Could Restore Vaccine Exemptions by Popular Vote on March 3 Ballot

Maine Residents Could Restore Vaccine Exemptions by Popular Vote on March 3 Ballot

On May 24, 2019, Maine’s House of Representatives passed a bill (LD798) removing religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions to block Maine residents from getting an education in a public, private, parochial or trade school or enrolling in educational courses online. The bill also removed vaccine exemptions for students to attend colleges and universities, and barred […]

Reject Big Pharma’s Vaccine Mandates in 2020

Reject Big Pharma’s Vaccine Mandates in 2020

Opinion | Since 2015, we’ve seen the slow and steady erosion of vaccine informed consent rights across the U.S., as the forced vaccination lobby led by the pharmaceutical industry, medical trade and government health agencies have put pressure on state legislatures to mandate every federally recommended vaccine for children and adults while simultaneously eliminating vaccine […]

Trojan Horse of Measles—More Vaccines With the Mandate

Trojan Horse of Measles—More Vaccines With the Mandate

Opinion | Bills to either remove or restrict vaccine exemptions have been filed across the U.S. in 2019. One of the most striking was New York’s A2371, which eliminated the religious exemption to vaccination in one day, with no public hearings. Soon after, New York state health officials eliminated the ability of doctors to grant medical […]

Illinois Mandates Insurance Coverage for EpiPens

Illinois Mandates Insurance Coverage for EpiPens

Illinois has become the first state to pass a law requiring health insurance companies to cover the cost of medically necessary EpiPen injectors.​ This is big news in an era when so many families face the daily threat of a potentially deadly allergic reaction. Signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker, the new law will take effect […]

Disabled Child Denied Medical Vaccine Exemption Kicked Out of NY School

Disabled Child Denied Medical Vaccine Exemption Kicked Out of NY School

Nine-year-old Ameer Hamideh has been kicked out of the CHC Learning Center in Buffalo, New York because he does not have all the vaccines mandated by the state of New York for children his age. Ameer, who has cerebral palsy and also suffers from a rare seizure disorder called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), cannot get […]

North Carolina Pharmacists Now Can Give Flu Shots to Younger Children

North Carolina Pharmacists Now Can Give Flu Shots to Younger Children

North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper signed legislation (HB 388) into law that allows children over 10 years of age to receive the influenza vaccine at local pharmacies without being required to see a pediatrician and without a prescription. The law takes effect on Oct. 1, 2019.1 2 The minimum age at which a child is […]

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