H 5165 has been scheduled

H 5165 has been scheduled

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H 5165 has been scheduled for May 1st in Room 101 of the House side of RI Statehouse. “The rise of the house” at approx 4:30p

(Here is the facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/415281805870598/ )

 

This bill was the first bill introduced this year that is on our side of the debate of informed consent and medical freedom. This bill will make philosophical exemptions available again in RI (as they once were) for vaccinations. RI Dept of Health has been saying for years if you don’t want the HPV vaccine or any vaccine just fill out the religious exemption form. Which is defined by your personal interpretation of your strongly held belief system. However, what about body autonomy? What about the fact that public education is free and available for all, and if you decide that after evaluating something like the HPV vaccine or the flu shot – you do not wish to get these things – you should not be forced to get the medical procedure. The philosophical exemption allows you to not get a vaccine for the simple fact you control your body (or your child’s body). This is extremely important with the case of the HPV vaccine in RI, as you can not spread HPV in a casual classroom environment to begin with. 

We strongly advocate for informed consent. If your only option not to get a medical procedure and still access the education you are entitled to as a citizen, is a religious exemption…….. than you are not being given true informed consent and the ability to decline appropriately. We encourage you to support this legislation that supports your rights as parents and individuals over body autonomy. Contact your personal legislators to support H5165, come to the hearing on Wed and email the committee to pass this bill.

 

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We also want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to our supporters. We did it and the books have arrived! HPV Vaccine on Trial book will be delivered to 26 legislators in RI Statehouse this week. All possible by the help and donations of all of you. Thank you so much.

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Please help us continue to fight forward. Give toward the awareness campaign to educate the public about the bad database bill and fight it in RI. 40 people donating $40 will get us a good start. 50 people donating $50 will get us to the full goal of a strong ad campaign across multiple platforms. Help us help you win Today. Donate Now

 

 

Thank you for all your support and continuing to stand for your rights and advocate for informed consent.

Aimee Gardiner

Director, Rhode Islanders against HPV vaccinations

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WE RAISED THE FUNDS TO SEND THE “HPV VACCINE ON TRIAL” BOOK TO 26 LEGISLATORS!! Thank you to everyone who supported this effort. To help us keep the fight strong, donate at www.gifts.nohpvmandateri.com

 

 

The first bill has dropped

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2019 is here and the year is off to a great start so far.

Bill H5165 has been submitted to reinstate the philosophical exemption in the state of Rhode Island. The current online version of the bill shows 5 sponsors; Representatives Morin, Casey, Phillips, Vella-Wilkinson, and Casimiro.

Representatives Phillips and Casimiro are on the Health, Education, and Welfare committee that the bill will be heard in front of. Representative Roberts is also on this committee and we know she also supports this bill.

A date has not yet been set for a hearing on this bill. If you are not already on the email list then join us by clicking HERE.  To be up to date on when you can show and utilize your voice at the state house. There will be follow up with a date when it is on the calendar.

Call to Action ~~ Support the bill

Email & Call your personal representative for your district (you can find this at sos.ri.gov) tell them you want this bill to pass and you want them to support it.

Send an Email to the HEW committee members. This has been made easy for you, simply follow this link and you will be directed to send a pre-written email to the committee. Be sure to sign the email with your name and address, and you may add more content to it if you so wish to do so.

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We do expect more bills to support this session. We hope we don’t have to fight to oppose any, however that may be a necessity.

 

Thank you so much for your continued support of standing for parental rights and advocating for informed consent.

 

www.NOHPVmandateRI.com

 

 

Bills introduced in BOTH the house and the senate!

Bills introduced in BOTH the house and the senate!

Exciting News in RI in February. Legislation has been introduced in both the house and the senate in support of the mission to advocate for informed consent.

Senate Bill  S2405

Introduced By:
Senators Metts, Morgan, Paolino, Cote, and Archambault
This bill will allow for opt out by note vs exemption for the HPV vaccine by the wording of “non-casual contact disease transmitted by sexual contact”. Any parent or guardian can furnish the decision to the institution in writing. All consent forms and correspondence sent to parents and guardians about vaccinations shall affirmatively notify them of the option to opt out of participation in the vaccination program.
This bill is great for informed consent and we support that it is a move in the right direction. However, this bill does not remove HPV or any other non-casual contact disease future vaccine from not being included in the student vaccination list needed for school. It creates a philosophical exemption for that type of vaccine. We need you to help us send a message requesting that there be an amendment to the bill that changes wording to not having non-casual contact diseases on the list of vaccinations for school inclusion at all.
House Bills H7576 and H7686
 H7576
Introduced By:
Representatives Roberts, Quattrocchi, Lancia, Price, and Chippendale
This bill is an exact duplicate of the senate bill discussed above.
H7686
Introduced By:
Representatives O`Grady, McKiernan, Price, Roberts, and Filippi
This bill will add the philosophical exemption option for the vaccination program back in for Rhode Island. You can state it is against your feelings of what is best for your family, and not choose to state it is against your religious beliefs.
At this time the bills have not been scheduled for a hearing yet.
TWO call to action Items-
1- Call the Governor and leave a msg if needed. Stating that you “are tired of waiting for her to take action. That the HPV vaccine was added to the school schedule by administrative order and should be removed by her administrative office immediately.”
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2Send a prewritten email to the members of the house and senate committee in support of the legislation above. Don’t forget to sign the email with your name and address. You will need to send two emails. One to the house committee and one to the senate committee. CLICK HERE
Thank you for your support in this. It takes us all to make this impact together and you are an integral part of that process. Share this message with friends and family to be sure we overload the legislators with contact from the public.
Hearing is scheduled for March 28th 2018

Legislative Alert April 5th

Legislative Alert April 5th

LEGISLATIVE ALERT

WEDNESDAY APRIL 5TH 4:30PM

Two bills will be heard by the House Health, Education, and Welfare Committee this week. H 5919 and H 5986 will be heard in Room 101 approx. 4:30p April 5th Agenda
Now it is time to show up and show the committee you are serious, you want this passed. We created a Facebook event also so that it is even easier to invite others and share on social media to spread awareness.

If you work and are unable to attend. Email the HEW Committee Secretary. Lisa Cataldi  lcataldi@rilegislature.gov  401.222.2296, please copy us on the email too admin@nohpvmandateri.com

This statement or similar;
” I am writing in regards to bills H 5919 and H 5986. I fully support these bills and their support of parental rights for their children. I would like my name and statement documented and forwarded to the H.E.W. Committee Members, to support and pass these two pieces of legislation.

Thank you,
<Name> <address>”

We sincerely thank you for supporting the efforts of getting these bills passed now and in the future.

#NOHPVmandateRI Team

www.NOHPVmandateRI.com

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URGENT Mar 23rd POSTPONED

Rhode Islanders Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations has continued to rally support and to speak with legislators. Our 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 of the HPV vaccine required for school, requires the RI Dept of Health to hold three public meetings prior to any future mandates, stipulates that mandates can only be made for disease transferrable in a classroom, and adds back the philosophical exemption option for vaccines.

POSTPONED!!!
TOMORROW THURSDAY MARCH 23RD BILL S 489 WILL BE HEARD IN COMMITTEE AT THE STATE HOUSE. 4:30P
Please come and sign in as support of the bill, you can also bring written testimony if you choose. Reply to this email and we 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 disease 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.

 

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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.

Sincerely,

#NOHPVmandateRI Team

www.NOHPVmandateRI.com

 

Bills have been introduced!

Bills have been introduced!

The first week of March and THREE bills in support of our efforts to end the HPV mandate have been submitted in the state house!

Sen. Raptakis sponsored bill S0047: This bill reverses the mandate of the HPV vaccine required for school, requires the RI Dept of Health to hold three public meetings prior to any future mandates, stipulates that mandates can only be made for disease transferrable in a classroom, and adds back the philosophical exemption option for vaccines.

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 disease 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.

Take action NOW to email your state representative and senator to support these bills.  Click on the button below now to send a pre-written email instantly to your state senator and representative.

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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.

Sincerely,

#NOHPVmandateRI Team

www.NOHPVmandateRI.com

CDC Recommends Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents

CDC Recommends Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents

CDC now routinely recommends two doses of HPV vaccine for 11 or 12 year olds to prevent HPV cancers. This recommendation makes it easier for parents to protect their children by reducing the number of shots and trips to the doctor. HPV vaccination is an important cancer prevention tool and two doses of HPV vaccine will provide safe, effective and long-lasting protection when given at the recommended ages of 11 and 12 years. Some of the specifics of the recommendation include:

  • The first HPV vaccine dose is routinely recommended at 11-12 years old. The second dose of the vaccine should be administered 6 to 12 months after the first dose.
  • Teens and young adults who start the series at ages 15 through 26 years will continue to need three doses of HPV vaccine to protect against cancer-causing HPV infections.
  • Adolescents aged 9 through 14 years who have already received two doses of HPV vaccine less than 6 months apart, will require a third dose.
  • Three doses are recommended for people with weakened immune systems aged 9-26 years.

 

 

 

Here is the updated RI DOH website

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Here is the press release put out by the CDC

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Wednesday October 19, 2016

CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents

Fewer shots offer more incentive to prevent HPV cancers

CDC today recommended that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously recommended three doses to protect against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. Teens and young adults who start the series later, at ages 15 through 26 years, will continue to need three doses of HPV vaccine to protect against cancer-causing HPV infection.

“Safe, effective, and long-lasting protection against HPV cancers with two visits instead of three means more Americans will be protected from cancer,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “This recommendation will make it simpler for parents to get their children protected in time.”

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted today to recommend a 2-dose HPV vaccine schedule for young adolescents. ACIP is a panel of experts that advises the CDC on vaccine recommendations in the United States. CDC Director Frieden approved the committee’s recommendations shortly after the vote.  ACIP recommendations approved by the CDC Director become agency guidelines on the date published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

CDC and ACIP made this recommendation after a thorough review of studies over several meetings. CDC and ACIP reviewed data from clinical trials showing two doses of HPV vaccine in younger adolescents (aged 9-14 years) produced an immune response similar or higher than the response in young adults (aged 16-26 years) who received three doses.

Generally, preteens receive HPV vaccine at the same time as whooping cough and meningitis vaccines. Two doses of HPV vaccine given at least six months apart at ages 11 and 12 years will provide safe, effective, and long-lasting protection against HPV cancers. Adolescents ages 13-14 are also able to receive HPV vaccination on the new 2-dose schedule.

CDC will provide guidance to parents, healthcare professionals, and insurers on the change in recommendation. On October 7, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved adding a 2-dose schedule for 9-valent HPV vaccine (Gardasil® 9) for adolescents ages 9 through 14 years. CDC encourages clinicians to begin implementing the 2-dose schedule in their practice to protect their preteen patients from HPV cancers.

ACIP, CDC, FDA and partners monitor vaccines in use in the U.S. year-round. These updated recommendations are an example of using the latest available evidence to provide the best possible protection against serious diseases.