May 20th in Providence RI

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May 20th at the Providence Public Library, 10 am will be a screening of Episode 5 of the documentary “The Truth about Vaccines”

Episode 5 discusses the HPV vaccine and the Hep B vaccine. Multiple doctors discuss the studies and data associated, including Dr Toni Bark who traveled to RI in 2015 to speak at our event “Making Waves in the Ocean State”. Dr Bark was the director of the pediatric emergency department at a Chicago hospital.

Thanks to a wonderful volunteer named Courtney, we have the ability to present this screening. Call your legislator and invite them to attend also. Let them know you want them to see the data, and to support removing the mandate of the HPV vaccine.

Reserve your seat today, space is limited. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.
We created a Facebook event to make it easy to invite friends and family also.

Always here for you with questions or suggestions,

NOHPVmandateRI Team

www.NOHPVmandateRI.com

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Broken Promises; Coventry School District Throws Out Students For Not Complying With The HPV Vaccine Mandate

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Aimee Gardiner, Director
(401)406-2647

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 10, 2017

Broken Promises; Coventry School District Throws Out Students For Not Complying With The HPV Vaccine Mandate

Providence, RI- Today, Coventry Middle School sent home teen students that were not in compliance with the mandate of the HPV vaccine. The RI Dept of Health had stated on record that no students will lose class time over the HPV vaccine mandate. Rhode Islanders Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations argued that having a mandate with no intention to enforce it was reason to remove the mandate in itself. Now students are losing class time over a vaccine mandate for a virus not spread by casual contact.

“I was very angry to hear about the situation today. My daughter had recently graduated from a weekly truancy program in regards to her attendance, and I couldn’t believe they would do something for her to lose more school time. She is nervous after working so hard to be on track that this will negatively effect her attendance records again. I don’t understand how kids can get kicked out for something like that. I think it is stupid,” said Ms. Testa about the girls getting dismissed today.

According to Ms. Testa’s daugher, the girls were removed from first period class and held in the office until someone came to pick them up, not allowed to go to the bathroom either. Two other girls stated they did receive the vaccine, but the school stated they didn’t have the paperwork, and all three girls were sent home.

“When I first got the phone call of this situation, my first thought was how ironic that the first school to have a school committee to remit a resolution in support of removing the HPV vaccine from the required list of vaccines for school, was the same district to send students home due to non-compliance. Here is a prime example of why this mandate is completely unreasonable. Currently, there are two bills introduced in the house and two bills in the senate, that support parental rights and to remove the HPV vaccine mandate. Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations calls upon the RI legislators to rise up, and pass the bills that remove this mandate and put the power of medical private choice back in the parents hands,” said Aimee Gardiner, Director of Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations.

Senator Raptakis has reaffirmed for the second year in a row that the HPV vaccine mandate should be removed from the schedule of vaccines. His bill S0047 is one of two that will be heard by the Senate Heath & Human Services committee, the hearing has not yet been scheduled. Coventry is in Senator Raptakis’ district #33.
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Citizens must speak out to the committee members of the Statehouse, and tell them to pass the bills that reverse the mandate of the HPV vaccine.

A prewritten email can be sent. One to the house committee and a second to the senate committee. CLICK HERE to send both emails.

 


 

update;

Ms Testa speaks on circumstance in short clip, made by TruthRadioShow.com

StateHouse Hearing TODAY

StateHouse Hearing TODAY

LEGISLATIVE ALERT

WEDNESDAY APRIL 5TH 4:30PM

Two bills will be heard by the House Health, Education, and Welfare Committee this evening. H 5919 and H 5986 will be heard in Room 101 approx. 4:30p (pdf of Agenda)
Now it is time to show up and show the committee you are serious, you want these to pass. 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. Call the HEW Committee Secretary. Lisa Cataldi  lcataldi@rilegislature.gov  401.222.2296, Tell her to document your statement that you support these bills on the agenda this evening. ALSO email the whole committee with a simple click of a prewritten email to support this legislation. Please do both.

CLICK HERE to send prewritten email to committee members.

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.

Parents Would* Support School HPV Vaccine Requirements if Offered Opt-Out

Most Parents Would Support School HPV Vaccine Requirements if
Offered Opt-Out Provisions
By Carrie Printz
Researchers recently found that parents are more likely to support laws that would make the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine mandatory for school entry if their state offered
opt-out provisions. However, the researchers added that such provisions may weaken the impact of these mandates. The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, was led by William Calo, PhD, JD, a postdoctoral research associate in the department of health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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He and his colleagues conducted a web-based survey of 1501 parents between November 2014 and January 2015. Respondents had to have at least 1 child aged 11 to 17 years living primarily in their household. The survey asked parents about this statement: “Some states are trying to pass laws that would require all 11- and 12-year olds to get the HPV vaccine before they are allowed to start 6th grade.” Overall, 21% of participants agreed that such laws were a good idea, 54% disagreed, and 25% said they neither agreed nor disagreed.
Dr. Calo says that the latter group may benefit from public education regarding HPV vaccination and, as they learn about the benefits of vaccination, be more likely to support school- entry requirements. The respondents who disagreed that the laws were a good
idea were presented with a follow-up statement: “Is it okay to have these laws only if parents can opt out when they want to?” When this provision was added, approximately 57% of respondents agreed that school-entry requirements were a good idea whereas 21% disagreed.
Among other findings:
• Nearly one-third of respondents believed that the vaccine was being promoted to make money for drug companies.

• Approximately 40% believed that the vaccine was effective in preventing cervical cancer.
Dr. Calo notes that changing some of those perceptions would help to improve HPV vaccination rates along with legislating school-entry requirements. He adds that any opt-
out provisions also have the potential to weaken the overall effectiveness of HPV vaccination if large numbers of families opt out. As a result, such an option also should include an educational component to encourage patients to carefully consider their decision, he says. States should consider school-entry requirements for HPV vaccination after implementing other approaches, such as centralizing vaccination reminders in state health departments, focusing on HPV vaccination during quality improvement visits to providers, and training physicians to use announcements to introduce vaccination, Dr. Calo notes.

#NOHPVmandateRI comments;

Why does any parent feel it is okay to mandate something that has no impact on a school classroom just because there is an opt out?
No it is not. We should not let the government think they can put more regulations and laws upon our bodies and our children’s bodies. This vaccine has nothing to do with public health policy. It is not transmitted in a casual school or work environment.