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 New York legislature is taking action on a number of bills that undermine freedom of choice. The legislature recently passed and the governor signed into law A2371a, completely removing the religious exemption to vaccination in New York. The legislature is still considering additional bills that further restrict freedom of choice: S298 (mandates HPV vaccine); A099 (allows forced vaccination under some circumstances); A2316 (mandates flu vaccine for daycare); A973 (allows HPV and Hep B vaccine without parental consent); S2276 (mandates flu vaccine for school and daycare); A7838 (requires medical exemptions to be approved by the state health department).
We must not lose our freedom to make informed choices about vaccines. Contact your state legislators and tell them to protect vaccine choice!
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