RI Dept of Health is holding one of their two meetings they hold twice a year for the vaccine advisory committee. This committee is where it was discussed to bring the HPV vaccine into the mandated school schedule. It was also discussed in these meetings in the past to remove the religious exemption. It is a public meeting that everyone thought they could trust the Dept of Health to manage on their own. They have more then proven that someone needs to be listening, and reporting on their tactics.
RHODE ISLAND VACCINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016 7:30 – 8:30 AM
LOCATION: RI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ROOM 401
If you have a way to make it to the office and attend the meeting it will be an important time to show how many have eyes on them now. We understand the time of day is difficult and not easy for many. Please share this message with others too, even if you yourself are not able to attend. One of the topics planned on being discussed at this meeting is resistance to getting vaccinated. Now is the time to express why you want the ability and right to deny a vaccine and not have it mandated to attend school, with the HPVirus you can not spread it in the classroom.
Agenda for Nov 4th meeting.
Next week is the general election, keep an eye out for an email about what candidates support our mission. If you have an email or statement from a candidate on their position please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker of the House N Mattiello just went on record this morning stating that he does not feel any vaccine related decisions are a legislative issue and it should be only held within the RI Dept of Health. District 15 is that district and S Frias is his opposition. Though we do not know Frias position on our mission, we do know that Mattiello has the ability to make getting legislation through on the house side very difficult. We strongly encourage you to vote against Mattiello on this topic.