Many states have laws that allow patients to exempt themselves from vaccinations based on personal, philosophical, or religious beliefs. That way, parents who are wary of government-mandated vaccination schedules can make their own informed decisions about their family’s health.The Hawaii legislature is considering a set of bills that would severely restrict your freedom of choice when it comes to vaccination in a number of ways.
These bills would: eliminate the religious belief exemption to vaccination for public school students; require that the state director of health implement rules for vaccine requirements, as they are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, but do so without any public input; mandate that all students entering 7th grade in Hawaii receive at least one dose of the HPV (human papillomavirus/Gardasil) vaccine; and mandate health care workers receive a yearly flu vaccine.
If the religious exemption to vaccination is removed only the medical exemption remains, and these are typically given only in extreme cases. Take action to preserve our health freedom! Contact your state legislators and tell them to vote NO on HB 1910/SB 2316, HB 1945/SB 2394, and HB 1722.
Please protect vaccine choice
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]