Rhode Islanders Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations continues to rally support and to speak with legislators. Their efforts are paying off.
Sherry Roberts introduced bill H5919! Now four bills support the goals we have been working towards.
Sen. Raptakis sponsored bill S0047: This bill reverses the mandate for the HPV vaccines as a requirement for school, forces the RI Department of Health to hold three public meetings prior to any future mandates, stipulates that mandates can only be made for disease transferable in a classroom, and adds back the philosophical exemption option for vaccines.
TOMORROW THURSDAY MARCH 23RD BILL S 489 WILL BE HEARD IN COMMITTEE AT THE STATE HOUSE. 4:30PM
Please come and sign in as support of the bill, you can also bring written testimony if you choose. Send an email to the No HPV Mandate team and they will help you with any questions you may have.
Sen. Morgan sponsored bill S0489: This bill reverses the mandate of the HPV vaccine for school, takes away the ability to mandate any vaccines for diseases not transmittable in a classroom, and requires three public meetings by RI DOH prior to any vaccine mandates.
Rep. Price sponsored bill H 5681: This bill give parents the ability to opt out of vaccination for being contrary to their beliefs not just religious belief.
The same year that it was added to the schedule of vaccines, the RI DOH received a grant for over $600,000 to market the HPV vaccine specifically. The mandate was not public knowledge until after it was already signed and added. Currently, the RI DOH is one of only two in the country that hold the power to mandate vaccinations without public input or legislation introduced for vote.
The time is now to take a stand, to take the bureaucrat power away from the RI DOH, and to support the bills that respect the parent’s right to a private choice not tracked by the school department. In this regard, we are asking you for your help. Please take action now to email your state representative and senator to support these important bills. Click on the link here to send a pre-written email instantly to your state senator and representative.
Also, share this link with friends and family to support the bills and spread awareness. Thank you for standing behind our efforts, we appreciate you, and we need your action now.