“The big news here is that Hawaii is about to become the first state to have a de facto vaccine mandate by the federal government for all citizens, whether children or adults.” Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder and President, National Vaccine Information Center.
We are requesting your immediate communication with your state legislators to OPPOSE an unprecedented attack on religious rights, parental rights and health freedom in Hawaii.
Seven bills have been introduced in Hawaii that combined could turn Hawaii into America’s only FORCED vaccination state.
The following bills need to be vigorously opposed:
HB 1946 and SB 2393 would require that the state director of health implement rules for vaccine requirements for the state of Hawaii that codify federal recommendations by the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) within 90 days of the recommendation. SB 2393 is scheduled for a hearing Feb. 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health in conference room 229.
HB 1910 and SB 2316 would mandate that all students entering 7th grade in Hawaii receive at least one dose of HPV (human papillomavirus/Gardasil vaccine). These bills would also allow pharmacists to administer HPV Vaccines to children between the ages of 11 and 17 and require all insurance policies to cover 3 visits for HPV Vaccine. SB 2316 is scheduled for a hearing on Feb. 2, 2016 at 9:45 AM in conference room 229. This is a joint committee hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health and the Senate Committee on Education.
HB 1945 and SB 2394 would mandate health care workers receive a yearly flu vaccine. “Health care worker” means all persons, whether paid or unpaid, working or delivering services in a health care facility, including contractors and their employees whose occupational activities involve direct or indirect contact with patients or contaminated material in a health care, hospital, or clinical laboratory setting. SB 2394 is scheduled for a hearing Feb. 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health in conference room 229.
HB 1722 would eliminate the religious belief exemption to vaccination for public school students. This bill prohibits a parent from exercising their freedom of conscience that applies to their religious beliefs and obtaining a religious exemption for their child for one or more state required vaccinations. The bill is sponsored by Rep. John Mizuno and has been referred to the House Health, Education and Finance Committees. Even though this bill has been referred to three committees, it is not yet scheduled for a public hearing.