Both HB 1533 and SB 1519 would have mandated meningitis vaccines.
Fortunately an education of legislators by NVIC and Virginia families from around the state helped contribute to failure of the meningitis vaccine mandate bills to move forward.
(c) Exemptions from immunization for medical reasons.
To put the sheer volume of bills in perspective, we tracked a total of 106 bills in the entire legislative session last year.
If you live in one of the following states, there are already vaccine bills filed that can affect your rights (states listed in If you are in any of the following states, beware that there are bills filed to expand vaccine tracking or eliminate OPT-IN Consent for vaccine tracking and that these need to be opposed: CT, ID, KS, MA, MT, NY, and TX.
A new and exceedingly stringent and dictatorial law took effect in California on July 1, 2016 which mandates that all children in that state must receive up to 33 vaccinations during their school age years or be denied access to public education. The law also holds denial of access to public education, a state constitutionally mandated right in California, as a penalty for a child not being vaccinated according to the state-mandated schedule.
This new law also repeals California’s 55 year old personal belief exemption which allowed parents to decline vaccinations on the basis of religious or other personal beliefs and values. The new law states: The governing authority of each school or institution included in Section 120335 shall prohibit from further attendance any pupil admitted conditionally who failed to obtain the required immunizations within the time limits allowed in the regulations of the department, unless the pupil is exempted under Section 120370, until that pupil has been fully immunized against all of the diseases listed in Section 120335.
These bills are part of a documented political strategy used by forced vaccination supporters to instigate a hostile community environment against those using exemptions to lead to the removal of vaccine exemptions.“Immunization supporters thus could do more to highlight the sympathetic figures on their side, such as immune-compromised children who rely on herd immunity, or unvaccinated people who contracted vaccine-preventable diseases and regret not being vaccinated…”For example, a bill could require that schools and day care centers publicly post or distribute to parents the percentage of students with vaccine exemptions or the percentage of staff who have received a flu shot or whooping cough booster, as news coverage of disease outbreaks has raised public awareness about the unvaccinated.
Although these numbers already have been collected, their public release would generate the news coverage and scrutiny that have proved helpful in the West Coast’s legislative changes.Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, center, and Aetna chief executive Mark Bertolini, right, listen to President Trump speak during a meeting with health insurance company chief executives at the White House on Feb. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The mission of the federal Department of Health and Human Services is a simple one: “to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans.” One of the most effective ways to protect the health of Americans has proven to be vaccinations against infectious diseases.Before the introduction of the polio vaccine in the mid-1950s, tens of thousands of people were afflicted. By 1960, there were a few hundred cases, and 90 deaths.These days, there are usually no reported cases in a year. For the first five years of the 1940s, there were a million cases of whooping cough.When a vaccine was introduced at the end of that decade, the number of cases fell to 15,000 by 1960 — and 1,700 by 1980.The other bad bill defeated in Virginia, SB 1028, would have required vaccine exemption rates to be posted publically by each school. This bill was so offensive to NVIC President and Co-Founder Barbara Loe Fisher that she talked to the bill author herself, and the bill author withdrew the bill voluntarily.