NVIC Defends Freedom of Conscience in Public Comment to DHHS… [Submit Your Comment Today!]

Please submit your own comments… deadline is midnight, tonight! Link here: Regulations.gov.

In defense of exercise of freedom of thought, conscience, religious belief and informed consent to vaccination in America, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) submitted a public comment to the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Civil Rights. The public comment is in response and support of a proposed rule protecting statutory conscience rights in health care (Docket ID HHS-OCR-2018-002).

In the four-page referenced public comment, NVIC stated that:
Respect for natural rights, including freedom of conscience and religious belief, is central to the ethical practice of medicine and humane implementation of public health policy and law… It is imperative for the U.S. government to acknowledge that Americans have the moral and legal right to obey the judgment of their conscience and hold personal religious beliefs regarding use of government recommended vaccines without being sanctioned.
Read and download NVIC’s public comment to DHHS here.You can make your own public comment to the Office of Civil Rights, which must be submitted by the before midnight ET, Mar. 27, 2018 at Regulations.gov.
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Please Contact Health Committee NOW to OPPOSE CSHB 1045 State Forced Vaccine Tracking of Your Family

URGENT: The following is the text of an email from National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) (https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx):

 

 

 

1/31/2018 URGENT Update: Contact House Health and Human Services Committee NOW to OPPOSE CS/HB 1045: State Forced Vaccine Tracking of Your Family 

Calls and Emails in Opposition Needed before House Hearing Thursday 2/1/2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Morris Hall (House Office Building 17)

Dear Florida NVIC Advocacy Team Members,

Two bills, CS/HB 1045 and CS/SB 1680, that will legally force Florida families’ vaccine status to be stored and tracked in a government run vaccine enforcement registry to be used to reach the stated goal of 100% vaccine compliance throughout Florida are moving forward quickly and we need your help to stop them.

CS/HB 1045 passed unanimously in the House Health Quality Subcommittee on January 24th and it is set for the next hearing on Thursday February 1st at 9:30 a.m. in Morris Hall of the House Office Building.

It is critical that you take action TODAY to contact every single member of the House Health and Human Services Committee (contact information below) to ask them to VOTE NO on CS/HB 1045. If you are limited on time, skip now to number 3 in the action items below.

CS/HB 1045 which requires doctors to automatically upload the vaccine status of their patients into the state vaccine tracking system without securing their expressed OPT-IN informed consent violates Section 23 of the Florida Constitution, which guarantees the people of Florida the Right of Privacy – “Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the person’s private life except as otherwise provided herein.”

Vaccine tracking systems are used to harass or penalize law abiding citizens who do not get every single vaccine.  Forced release of private medical records and forced inclusion in a government vaccine surveillance and enforcement registry violates the Florida constitutional right “to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion.”

We apologize for the late notice – we sent this out as soon as we could after just learning ourselves that the bill was posted last night for a hearing tomorrow!

ACTION NEEDED NOW:

1) CALL and EMAIL your Florida State Representative and Senator and ask them to OPPOSE CS/HB 1045 and CS/SB 1680. (Talking points below)

If you do not know who your Florida State Representative and Senator are or their contact information, you can login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal, click on the “State Teams” tab and then “My State,” and your elected officials are automatically posted on the right hand side of the page http://NVICAdvocacy.org. You can also use these search engines to find your Florida legislators. Representatives:  http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/myrepresentative.aspx,
Senators: https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find

2) ATTEND THE HEARING on Thursday 2/1/2018 at the Florida Capitol from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and REGISTER YOUR OPPOSITION to CS/HB 1045!

CS/HB 1045 will have a hearing in the House Health and Human Services Committee Thursday February 1st in the House Office Building in Morris Hall (17) at the State Capitol in Tallahassee.

The hearing is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and HB 1045 is currently 8th out of 10 bills on the agenda.  Agenda: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/meetingnotice.aspx?MeetingId=11749&CommitteeId=2915

Even if you aren’t testifying, everyone can print and fill out a form to submit to register opposition at the hearing: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/AppearanceRequestForm.aspx?MeetingId=11749

Morris Hall is in the House Office Building, B on this map that also shows parking: https://www.floridacapitol.myflorida.com/visitors/parking

VISIT THE OFFICES OF YOUR OWN REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATOR AFTER THE HEARING AND ASK THEM TO OPPOSE CS/HB 1045 and CS/SB 1680.  Explain in person why it is important for them to vote NO and how it impacts your family. Use the talking points provided.

3) CALL and EMAIL ALL of the Members of the Florida House Health and Human Services Committee asking them VOTE NO on CS/HB 1045 at Thursday’s hearing. 

Keep the calls and emails going to committee members until Thursday 2/1 at 11:00 a.m. which is the conclusion of the hearing. (phone numbers and emails below).

TALKING POINTS:

VOTE NO on CS/HB 1045 because it requires doctors to upload the vaccine status of their patients into the state vaccine tracking system SHOTS without securing their expressed OPT-IN informed consent. (lines 68-83)

Mine or my child’s records should never leave my doctor’s office or get copied from my child’s birth records from Vital Statistics (lines 49-53) to go into the registry without my permission.

These practices violate Section 23 of the Florida Constitution, which guarantees every resident of Florida the Right of Privacy – “Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the person’s private life except as otherwise provided herein.”

Vaccine tracking systems are used to harass or penalize law abiding citizens who do not get every single vaccine.  The state vaccine tracking system and the way it is being operated is a threat to the privacy and health and safety of my family.

Please understand that a reinstatement of lines 54-61 as promised in a future amendment by Representative Pigman at the House Health Quality Subcommittee hearing on 1/24/2018 at time stamp 26:47 which allow parents to “decline participation” unfortunately won’t fix the problem.  To “decline participation” which current law allows, the health department requires a parent to send them a form after their child is already in the registry. Instead of deleting records, the health department admits they will keep them and will only limit data sharing as they admit on their site. I object to the health department having any information about my family in the vaccine tracking system at all including the requirement in lines 59-61 that “the decision to not participate in the immunization registry must be noted in the registry.”  This is not a true declination of participation since the act of declining triggers forced participation and being listed in the registry as an objector.

The only way to guarantee a true declination of participation in the registry is to prevent doctors and Vital Statistics from forwarding unconsented records at all. State law has to instead prevent the release from the source at the doctor and Vital Statistics without consent in order to 1) uphold the Florida Constitution and 2) to protect the citizens of Florida from the overreach of unconsented disclosures permitted by HIPAA for public health reasons. There is a misconception that HIPAA protects this data when the truth is we need a stricter state law on consent to protect our data from the health department.

The bill also eliminates the ability for a parent to submit a paper vaccine record to the school to meet school vaccine and exemption requirements and instead requires every student (including those who have a lawfully obtained vaccine exemption) to have a vaccine record in the registry as a condition of attending school (lines 126-134).

Nobody should be forced to have their private medical vaccination records tracked by their government. This should be an OPT-IN system for those families wanting this service. Families who are capable of keeping track of their own children’s records with their doctor or who claim a vaccine exemption should NOT be forced to be in a centralized government vaccine surveillance and enforcement database for any purpose including to attend school. Please OPPOSE CS/ HB 1045.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Florida House Health and Human Services Committee Members

Rep. W. Travis Cummings (Chair), (850) 717-5018, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4540&SessionId=86

Rep. David Santiago (Vice Chair), (850) 717-5027, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4544&SessionId=86

Rep. Bobby B. DuBose, (850) 717-5094, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4612&SessionId=86

Rep. Lori Berman, (850) 717-5090, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4517&SessionId=86

Rep. Jason T. Brodeur, (850) 717-5028, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4501&SessionId=86

Rep. Kamia L. Brown, (850) 717-5045, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4625&SessionId=86

Rep. Colleen Burton, (850) 717-5040, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4616&SessionId=86

Rep. Tracie Davis, (850) 717-5013, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4651&SessionId=86

Rep. James “J.W.” Grant, (850) 717-5064, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4504&SessionId=86

Rep. Michael Grant, (850) 717-5075, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4349&SessionId=86

Rep. Roy Hardemon, (850) 717-5108, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4631&SessionId=86

Rep. Gayle B. Harrell, (850) 717-5083, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4211&SessionId=86

Rep. MaryLynn “ML” Magar, (850) 717-5082, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4575&SessionId=86

Rep. Ralph E. Massullo, MD, (850) 717-5034, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4624&SessionId=86

Rep. Cary Pigman, (850) 717-5055, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4551&SessionId=86

Rep. David Silvers, (850) 717-5087, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4627&SessionId=86

Rep. Cyndi Stevenson, (850) 717-5017, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4620&SessionId=86

Rep. Frank White, (850) 717-5002, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4645&SessionId=86

Rep. Patricia H. Williams, (850) 717-5092, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4629&SessionId=86

Rep. Clay Yarborough, (850) 717-5012, https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/emailrepresentative.aspx?MemberId=4633&SessionId=86

4) Login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal often to check for updates. http://NVICAdvocacy.org. Bills can change many times over the legislative process.

5) Contact Florida State Directors Toni and Claire at FLDirector@NVICAdvocacy.org with any questions and please forward any legislative responses you receive.

6) Please forward this email to family and friends and ask them to register for the NVIC Advocacy Portal and share their concerns with their legislators as well. Our National Vaccine Information Center Facebook account has this alert posted there for sharing as well.

Sincerely,

NVIC Advocacy Team
National Vaccine Information Center
http://NVIC.org and http://NVICAdvocacy.org
https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Members/ContactUs.aspx

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) works diligently to prepare and disseminate our legislative advocacy action alerts and supporting materials.  We request that organizations and members of the public forward our alerts in their original form to assure consistent and accurate messaging and effective action. Please acknowledge NVIC as originators of this work when forwarding to members of the public and like-minded organizations. To receive alerts immediately, register  at http://NVICAdvocacy.org, a website dedicated to this sole purpose and provided as a free public service by NVIC. 

Stop Forced HPV Vaccinations in Florida Children: OPPOSE SB 1558 and HB 1343

The following is the text of an email from National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) (https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx):

 

 

 

Dear Florida NVIC Advocacy Team Members,

Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators to oppose the forced vaccine tracking bills SB 1680 and HB 1045 this past week.  Unfortunately, both of those bills passed their committee hearings and are moving on to other committees.  Updates have been posted on the NVIC Advocacy Portal and we will get you an update on what the next steps are in this fight against these two bills soon.

In the meantime, two more bills, forcing HPV vaccines on all children have also been filed: SB 1558 and HB 1343 and we need your help contacting your legislators to oppose these bills.  Please follow the action alert below and share it with friends and family.

Florida, your parental authority and medical privacy are under attack by certain legislators and we need to prevent these bills from passing.  Your efforts are appreciated and very needed.

Sincerely,

NVIC Advocacy Team
National Vaccine Information Center
http://NVIC.org and http://NVICAdvocacy.org
https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Members/ContactUs.aspx

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STOP FORCED HPV VACCINATIONS IN FLORIDA CHILDREN: OPPOSE SB 1558 and HB 1343

Your action is needed to help stop the State of Florida from mandating HPV (human papillomavirus) Vaccines for all school children, girls and boys. 

SB 1558 and HB 1343, bills that would mandate HPV Vaccines for school children, have been filed.  HB 1343 was referred to the Health Quality Subcommittee; Education Committee and Health and Human Services Committee.  SB 1558 was referred to Senate Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs and Rules Committees.

While hearings dates for these bills have not been posted as of 1/27/2018, the Florida Legislation Session is short and moves very quickly so we are asking you take the following action now:

ACTION NEEDED:

1)   Contact Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez, sponsor of SB 1558 and ask him to withdraw his bill, SB 1558.  Tell him you don’t think he should be forcing your child to get this vaccine and why.  Florida doesn’t have a conscientious exemption.

2)   Contact Representative Amy Mercado, sponsor of HB 1343 and ask her to withdraw her bill, HB 1343.  Tell her you don’t think she should be forcing your child to get this vaccine and why.  Florida doesn’t have a conscientious exemption.

3)   CALL and EMAIL your Florida State Senator and Representative and ask them to OPPOSE SB 1558 and HB 1343.  Tell them DO NOT become a co-sponsor. If you do not know who your Florida State Senator and Representative are or their contact information, you can login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal, click on the “State Teams” tab and then “My State,” and your elected officials are automatically posted on the right hand side of the page https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx . You can also use this search engines below to find your Florida legislators – http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/myrepresentative.aspx

https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find

4)   If you have extra time to help, the members of the following committees need to hear your request for them to vote NO on these bills:
HB 1343
– Health Quality Subcommittee; Education Committee and Health and Human Services Committee (https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/committees.aspx )
SB 1558 – Senate Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs and Rules Committees (https://www.flsenate.gov/Committees)

5)   Login often to the NVIC Advocacy Portal for updates.  Be ready to contact committee members and attend committee hearings when they are scheduled for these bills. https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx

6)   Please forward this post to family and friends and ask them to register for the NVIC Advocacy Portal and share their concerns with their legislators as well.

TALKING POINTS:

  1. Parents have a right to make healthcare decisions for their children. These legislators should not be doing this for them by forcing this vaccine. The HPV vaccine is already available to any family who wants it.  It does NOT need to be forced by law on every child.
  2. All state legislatures but one have REJECTED HPV vaccine statewide mandates.  The Virginia legislature passed a bill in 2008 requiring school girls to be vaccinated, but there is a broad exemption everyone can take. Rhode Island’s health department circumvented the legislature and abused it’s rule making authority and mandated by rule.  The District of Columbia mandates HPV vaccine. All other attempts to mandate the HPV vaccine have FAILED.
  3. There is NO medical emergency in Florida to merit mandating the HPV vaccine!  HPV is sexually transmitted.  It is NOT casually communicable or spread in a school setting.
  4. Vaccines Carry a Risk of Harm. Vaccines are pharmaceutical products that carry a risk of injury or death, a fact that was acknowledged by the U.S. Congress in 1986 when it passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. Since 1988, the federal vaccine injury compensation program created under that law has awarded over 3.8 billion dollars to children and adults injured by vaccines or to families whose loved ones died from vaccine reactions. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that ALL vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe.”
  5. HPV Vaccines are associated with too many injuries and deaths to ignore. Using the MedAlerts search engine, as of May 31, 2017:
    • There were a total of 57,520 vaccine reaction reports made to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) associated with Gardasil HPV vaccinations, including 271 deaths.
    • There were a total of 3,579 vaccine adverse reaction reports made to VAERS associated with Cervarix HPV vaccinations, including 17 deaths.  Serious reactions included unexplained collapse, muscle pain and weakness, disabling fatigue, paralysis, brain inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, blood clots, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, spontaneous abortions, strokes, cardiac issues, seizures/convulsions, and many other health problems.  (VAERS reporting is voluntary and it receives reports for only a small fraction of actual adverse events.)
  1. With over 200 strains, HPV is the most common STD in the US.  HPV infection is experienced by the majority of sexually active women and men without symptoms and is naturally cleared from the body within two years by more than 90 %of those who become infected. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) conveniently fail to tell people on their HPV Vaccine Information For Young Women page that the current vaccines like Gardasil 9 only cover at MOST 9 strains.
  2. After Pap test screening became a routine part of health care for American women in the 1960’s, cervical cancer cases in the U.S. dropped 74 percent and continued Pap testing is recommended whether women do or do not get HPV vaccinations. 
  3. The risk of cervical cancer is significantly more for certain elective behaviors.  Women who smoke are twice as likely as non-smokers to get cervical cancer.  The long-term use of hormonal birth control increases the risk of getting cervical cancer.  It doesn’t make sense to force all to risk dangerous and potentially fatal reactions to the vaccine.
  4. Several countries removed HPV from their recommended schedule, and France, India, Japan, and Spain have each filed criminal charges against HPV vaccine manufacturers for fraud, safety issues, and providing misleading information.
  5. In the study “Death After Quadrivalent HPV Vaccination: Causal or Coincidental?” Neuroscientist Dr. Chris Shaw and Biochemist Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic concluded that HPV vaccines “pose an inherent risk for triggering potentially fatal” adverse reactions by causing acute autoimmunity.

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) works diligently to prepare and disseminate our legislative advocacy action alerts and supporting materials.  We request that organizations and members of the public forward our alerts in their original form to assure consistent and accurate messaging and effective action. Please acknowledge NVIC as originators of this work when forwarding to members of the public and like-minded organizations. To receive alerts immediately, register  at http://NVICAdvocacy.org, a website dedicated to this sole purpose and provided as a free public service by NVIC. 

FLORIDA ACTION ALERT: Oppose Unconstitutional State Forced Vaccine Tracking!

FLORIDA ACTION ALERT: Oppose Unconstitutional State Forced Vaccine Tracking

ACTION ALERT: Calls and Emails in Opposition Needed Before Florida Legislative Hearing Tuesday 1/23/2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Please, read this http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/action-alert-oppose-unconstitutional-state-forced-vaccine-tracking-your-family-op and take action today!

Thank you!
Sarasota for Vaccination Choice

NOTE: The following is the text of an email from GreenMedInfo.com, which provides a good overview of this situation.


Hello,

As a Floridian and a father of two, I am particularly sensitive to legislation being rolled out in my home state which denies health freedom, as well as privacy — especially when it comes to the specter of coerced or mandatory vaccination. If this were an isolated issue, I would have kept this email segmented to only our Floridian newsletter followers .. but sadly it’s not.

The Nationwide Agenda To Remove Vaccine Exemptions

According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), between 2015-2017 454-vaccine-related bills were submitted into state legislatures. Most of them aimed, either directly or indirectly, to limit or remove vaccine exemptions. What we are in the midst of, in essence, is a highly orchestrated national campaign, ghostwritten by lobbyists, and underwritten by the vaccine industry (and their government cheerleaders), to thwart basic human rights, such as: 1) bodily self-possession and self-determinism 2) informed consent 3) the parental right to make health decisions regarding ‘preventive’ interventions with potentially fatal side effects for their children.

How We Push Back: Education + Action

Below you will find three articles. The first is the Action Alert put out by the NVIC this morning. Even if you don’t live in Florida, you can help spread the word and forward this to someone who does live there. Within the article you will find concrete action steps to help put these two unconstitutional bills to rest — quickly. Each email or phone call has a multiplier effect from the perspective of our elected officials. Don’t underestimate the power you wield, nor the profoundly greater power we hold collectively — if only we act!

The second is an article written by the founder of Vactruth, and which provides the larger context for this Florida bill (and others around the country soon to be introduced), which is the CDC’s goal to create 95% or greater vaccine compliance, and which entails digital tracking and subsequent aggressive implementation tactics, which will include State coerced or mandated vaccination (if you think this is just “conspiracy theory,” read about the CDC’s recently approved quarantine guidelines: Apprehension, Detainment, and Vaccination for Suspicion of Infection: The CDC’s Quarantine Proposal.)

The third is an article that exposes how the CDC uses an anti-vaccine choice front group called the National Association of County & City Health Officials(NACCHO) to secretly push it’s agenda on the public. 

The fight for health freedom in the Florida is a national fight. Preventing unethical legislation from being passed is much easier than undoing it once its gone through.

Thank you for your help!

Sayer Ji
founder of GreenMedInfo

 

 

 

 

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ACTION ALERT — OPPOSE 2 Vaccine Bills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your immediate action is needed to help stop two bills that will legally force Florida families to have their vaccine status monitored in a centralized electronic database by the state and allow the health department to share your personal and vaccine information without your knowledge or consent!  Read More and Take Action