There is a new dangerous threat to vaccine exemptions in Florida. SB 64 was filed by Senator Lauren Book on 8/2/2019. SB 64 would eliminate the religious exemption to vaccines required for public and private school children. It would also add a new section of law requiring the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine to jointly create a medical exemption review panel that shall review all medical exemptions. If passed, the new law would become effective on July 1, 2020. We have seen what happens to families in California and New York where religious exemptions have been removed and medical exemptions are reviewed and restricted. SB 64 is a dangerous bill that needs to be stopped early so Florida doesn’t become like California or New York. The 2020 legislative session in Florida convenes on 1/14/2020, however bills are filed in advance (session dates). It is very important that families who support the religious and medical exemptions get out ahead of Senator Book’s effort and talk to their legislators and like-minded families to get involved now! Those who are currently in office during this interim period will be the same legislators who will vote on this bill this spring as statewide legislative offices are not on the ballot this fall.
HELP STOP EXPANSION OF REQUIRED INTRUSIVE GOVERNMENT VACCINE TRACKING AND ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM! We need your help to defeat a terrible bill, HB 213 sponsored by Representative Ralph Massullo, M.D, which expands the intrusive Florida SHOTS vaccine tracking system. HB 213 needs to be opposed because: 1) HB 213 requires reporting by all vaccine administrators including tracking in the registry of refusal to participate rather than leaving reporting optional as in current statute. 2) HB 213 expands the registry from a childhood registry into an adult vaccine tracking registry by requiring the reporting of adult college and university students aged 19-23 or requiring tracking refusal to participate in the registry. 3) HB 213 exposes private vaccination and personal identifying records to collection and abuse by allowing automated data to be uploaded from “existing automated systems,” and making all the records in the registry “available” to permitted users and deleting current statute which requires the direct transfer from the registry to a user as needed. 4) HB 213 requires tracking of everyone from birth to 23 years old! Do not be fooled by anyone claiming children or college students can opt-out of being tracked under this bill. This is simply not true. If HB 213 passes, every single person from birth to 23 will be tracked in this intrusive Florida vaccine enforcement and surveillance system either with their vaccination records or marked as a vaccine tracking refuser! There is no opting out of some kind of tracking in this system.
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, has notified parents that if their children are not vaccinated, or if they follow an alternative vaccination schedule, that they will be denied medical services. They also notified parents that they will not honor Florida State law that allows for religious exemptions to vaccines.
The HPV Gardasil vaccine is a very dangerous and controversial vaccine, and world-wide many countries are now removing their recommendations for children to receive this vaccine. Currently, this vaccine is NOT part of the CDC required vaccinations for school children, so Florida legislators, for some reason, want to add this to the schedule of the many vaccines already required for school-age children. Health Impact News has documented many stories of young women who have had their lives destroyed by Gardasil, and some have died as well. Your action is needed to help stop the State of Florida from mandating HPV (human papillomavirus) Vaccines for all school children, girls and boys.
An Action News Jax investigation uncovered the federal government is refusing to compensate some veterans who suffered debilitating side effects from the smallpox vaccine they said they were forced to get. Smallpox was eradicated in 1977 and routine vaccinations ended a few years later. After the Sept. 11 attacks, the federal government began inoculating some volunteer first responders and active duty military. The Department of Veterans Affairs says between 2002 and 2008, 1.7 million service members were vaccinated, including Jacksonville’s Sean Kelly. Kelly was diagnosed with Pericarditis, or inflammation of the heart, a documented side effect of the smallpox vaccine. He couldn't work and spent weeks in the hospital. He said he filed for VA benefits for a vaccine-related injury and was denied.