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National Vaccination Issues and Information

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website has a section on immunization laws in the United States.

One section of interest is A matter of law: Parents must be informed. Quoting from this section: “By law, parents, guardians, or patients must be given information in writing about the risks and benefits of vaccination before a vaccine is administered.” The section then references “Vaccines and Immunizations” on the website of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Of particular interest is the section on “Vaccine Safety and Adverse Events.” Forms are provided for reporting a vaccine adverse event, either on-line or on a paper form.

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Immigration, travel and visa vaccination information 

Judge's ruling and letter from Vatican support extending religious exemption coverage to parochial schools.

An online petition presented by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons at www.aapsonline.org/alerts/petition.php voices opposition to the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (upon which the states are basing their new bills) and calls on President Bush to desist immediately from all efforts, plans and actions to promote and pass this bill. 

Federal Model State Emergency Health Powers Act  (requires free PDF Reader to view) See webpage excerpt here.

States which may grant a "personal beliefs" exemption: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. Click here for details

Most states offer a religious exemption. In a Federal court the Wexler Decision held that limiting religious exemption solely to "bona fide members of a recognized religious organization" was unconstitutional, but some states laws still hold to this narrow and restrictive view.

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 examined by the National Vaccine Information Center and Global Vaccine Awareness League

1999 Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Human Resources and Drug Policy Hearing on "Compensating Vaccine Injuries: Are Reforms Needed?"

States and Local Public Health Links Departments of Health, state laws
How to Find Your State Statutes Online
Links to state government websites
www.washlaw.edu Very comprehensive access to law-related resources on the Internet which includes Full Text Search to State Laws
U.S. Congress on the Internet Bill Summaries & Status; Committee Reports; more

How to Communicate Your Demands and who (Federal and State) to contact.

Reach Out to Lawmakers

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What is the future of our Vaccination Decisions Support Group? Answers, (such as they are) will be posted here.

Audio and Video Vaccination Related Links

Trading chickenpox for shingles? Research published in the International Journal of Toxicology. 



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