Vaccine Legislation - Action Needed Now!Submitted by SarahLovinLivinIdaho on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 01:00
Contact your state Senators!
URGENT: New legislation has been introduced in the state of Idaho that would register every man, woman, and child in the state-run Immunization Registry (IRIS) to monitor their vaccine status. This sort of information has been used around the nation by Child Protective Services (CPS) to remove children from their parents because CPS deemed vaccination avoidance to be a form of medical neglect.
SB 1011 would require that every child in Idaho be registered in IRIS, even if you have chosen to opt them out of some or all vaccines. This would enable your child to be red-flagged by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
SB 1012 would require all Idahoans from cradle to grave to be registered in IRIS. Can you imagine the wasted tax dollars monitoring everyone's flu vaccine status, sending out reminders, and bothering folks who have decided a different path than that suggested?
If you know anyone in the state of Idaho, please make sure to forward this to them! Please email the members of the Idaho Senate Health and Welfare Committee and ask them to oppose this legislation. A two-minute email stating why you are opposed and copied to all the committee will suffice.
Suggested talking points pick one or a few:
-This is an intrusion into your privacy.
-Your medical records belong to you and the physician of your choice.
-You do not want the state to have the power to access your medical records either through IRIS or a state health insurance exchange.
-It is an unnecessary gathering of your personal information that could be abused in future
-As more parents educate themselves about the risks of the current vaccine requirements for daycare and school in Idaho, it would be a good idea for law makers to ask their constituents why the increase in recommended vaccines are not in their children's best interest.
-While public health officials reassure that public that vaccines cause no harm, there is a Federal tax-payer funded program that compensates those who have been injured by vaccines
-There is abundant science showing cause for concern
-You have educated yourself about the best path for your family and do not need or want intrusion into these private matters from the state.
Email your comments to the following Senate Health and Welfare Committee members and secretary - just cut and paste the list:
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Senator Lee Heider (R) - Chair email@example.com District 24, Twin Falls 1631 Richmond Dr., Twin Falls, 83301?Home (208) 734-8864 / Bus (208) 731-1631