Under an existing administrative rule, pharmacists in Alaska are authorized to administer and prescribe vaccines without a prescription from a doctor – a dangerous practice!
H.B. 145 would codify this practice by placing the current authorization into Alaska State statute. Worse yet, this dangerous bill contains no requirement for parental consent.
This type of legislation creates significant risks. Pharmacists are not qualified to recognize or handle serious adverse reactions, nor are they likely to have full knowledge of patient or family history.
At the very least, this bill should be amended to require parental consent for vaccinations, along with penalties if parental consent is not acquired.
The Alaska legislative session ends on 5-18-22, however this bill is moving and there is still time to get it amended. H.B. 145 was referred to the Senate Rules Committee on 5-11-22.
The Weston A. Price Foundation does not take a position on the portions of the bill which are unrelated to vaccines.
Just a few minutes of your time can make a difference.
Contact your Alaska State Senator and urge him/her to OPPOSE S.B. 145.
You can look up who represents you: http://akleg.gov
(Scroll down to bottom of page to find the “Who Represents Me?” tab)
Calls are more effective than emails, and only take a few minutes.
“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to ask Senator ____ to oppose S.B. 145, which would allow pharmacists to administer and prescribe vaccines to children without a doctor’s prescription or parental consent.
There are dangers to allowing an individual’s healthcare providers to be left out of the vaccination process. Though pharmacy professionals are required to undergo some training to administer vaccines, they do not possess a thorough understanding of a patient’s medical history, and are not fully trained in all the potential contraindications of vaccines.
I oppose this bill because people need to be in a doctor’s care for medical procedures. Vaccines may have serious side effects, which pharmacists are not qualified to recognize or treat.
As recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court – and evidenced by the $4.7 billion that has been paid by the federal government to victims – vaccines can injure and kill an individual.
It is reckless to allow pharmacists to administer, let alone prescribe vaccines.
I urge _______ to oppose this bill.”
You may wish to use a couple of the talking points below. Don’t copy all of them – just use them as ideas to help structure your own message.
- When pharmacists are allowed to vaccinate, it diminishes the doctor/patient relationship. Allowing pharmacists to vaccinate without access to a person’s medical records means that person may receive unintended or duplicate vaccines.
- No vaccine should be either prescribed or administered to a minor without parent/guardian consent, especially by a pharmacist and this should be reinforced by penalties for any violation.
- Federal law recognizes vaccines kill and disable some recipients. These risks depend on a person’s medical history and family history. Pharmacists do not have knowledge of, nor the time to learn about, a person’s medical history. This is dangerous.
- Vaccine package inserts warn of the risk of brain damage, life-threatening allergy, and death and no one knows in advance whom a vaccine will harm. Pharmacists are not equipped to recognize, nor handle serious adverse reactions.
- The US Supreme Court recognizes vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and to cause injury and death in some recipients. The US government has paid out nearly $4.7 billion to the victims of vaccine injury. Hundreds have reported an adverse reaction to vaccination. Vaccine package inserts warn of the risk of brain damage, life-threatening allergy, and death, additionally, no one knows in advance who will be harmed by a vaccine. It is careless to permit pharmacists to administer a product that carries such risks.
Read S.B. 145 text here: http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/32?Root=HB%20145🖨️ Print post