Recently we we sent you alerts letting you know about 3 vaccine and/or Covid related bills that still need your action!
This is the last week for bills to be heard in Policy Committees. After this week the Legislature goes on vacation for the month of July and reconvenes August 1st, when bills will be heard by the full Assembly and the full Senate, before going back to the other house for Concurrence and then on to the Governor’s desk by September 1, 2022.
S.B. 866 would allow minors 15 years and older to consent to any vaccine approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Disturbingly the bill also prohibits the vaccine administrator from providing “any service” beyond their “scope of practice” which means that the provider may not be authorized to give adequate care if the minor suffers an immediate reaction or adverse effect.
If passed S.B. 866 would grant vaccine providers permission to vaccinate our children without parental consent!
S.B. 866 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee (7-0-4), full Senate (21-8-11) and Assembly Judiciary Committee (6-4-1). It was amended on the Assembly Floor (38-22-19) and can be voted on the Assembly Floor any Monday or Thursday in June or August.
A.B. 2098 would designate the dissemination or promotion of “misinformation” related to COVID-19 by a physician or surgeon as “unprofessional conduct,” thus allowing the Medical Board to act against such doctors. If passed this terrible bill would prohibit doctors from telling patients what they really think about COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and more.
Status: Passed Assembly Business & Professions Committee (12-5-2), Assembly Appropriations Committee (12-4-0) and full Assembly (53-20-5). It was heard in the Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee Monday, June 27th.
A.B. 1797 would require health care providers and other agencies to disclose all immunization information to a state database, would add the patient’s race or ethnicity to the list of information being disclosed, and authorize schools, childcare facilities, family childcare homes, and county human services agencies to use the specified immunization information, in the event of a public health emergency, to perform immunization status assessments of pupils, adults, and clients.
Status: Passed Assembly Health Committee (10-3-2), Assembly Education Committee (5-2-0), Assembly Appropriations Committee (12-4-0), full Assembly (54-20-4) and Senate Health Committee (8-1-2). It will be heard in Senate Education Committee this Thursday, June 30th, upon adjournment of full Senate session.
- Contact your California State Assembly Member and ask him or her to oppose S.B. 866. See the sample script and related talking points below.
- Contact your California State Senator and ask him or her to oppose A.B. 2098 and A.B. 1797. See the sample two-bill script and related talking points below.
You can find out who represents you at: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov
Calls are more effective than emails if your time is limited. Be sure to explain why this issue is important to you. 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.
Sample S.B. 866 script:
“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to ask Assembly Member ____ to oppose S.B. 866, which allows minors to consent to vaccines without parental approval or notification.
As recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court, vaccines are pharmaceutical products that carry risk of injury or death. It is irresponsible to allow children to make medical decisions that may injure or kill them without the knowledge of their parents.
The U.S. Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has awarded nearly $5 billion dollars to vaccine victims. And the true numbers of injuries are undoubtedly much higher, since it is estimated that two out of three plaintiffs are turned away.
Minor children may not be aware of family medical histories, and even their own young childhood history of vaccine reactions, which would be relevant to deciding if a particular vaccine’s risks outweigh the benefits.
I urge Assembly Member _______ to oppose this bill.
Sample A.B. 1797 & A.B. 2098 script:
“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to ask Senate Member ____to OPPOSE A.B. 1797, which would expand vaccine tracking. This unnecessary bill claims to make enhancements to the California Immunization Registry, but what it really does is create significant privacy issues, which circumvent federal privacy laws for doctors and schools. For example, current laws do not allow schools to verify students’ COVID-19 vaccination status, yet this legislation would add the vaccine to the registry for all to see.
I am also calling to ask Senate Member ____ to OPPOSE A.B. 2098, which would
negatively impact the California healthcare system by making it easy to discipline
doctors for going against any “contemporary scientific consensus” for treating COVID-19. Only a small handful of treatments have been authorized by the FDA, yet doctors worldwide are having great success with many safe treatment protocols. It is unfair to punish well-intended doctors for doing what they believe is best for their patients. If dedicated doctors hadn’t tried different approaches over the past two years, many more people would have died from the use of ventilators and Remdesivir.
TALKING POINTS for calls and emails:
- Vaccine makers and the healthcare providers who administer them bear zero liability for vaccine injuries and deaths. The vaccine manufactures reap all the profits from vaccines, without having to pay for any of the injuries or harm.
- The U.S. Supreme Court recognizes vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and to cause injury and death in some recipients. The US Government has paid out more than $4.7 billion to the victims of vaccine injury. Hundreds of thousands have reported an adverse reaction to vaccination to VAERS. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/ensuringsafety/monitoring/vaers/
- COVID-19 vaccines carry the risk of injury and death for some so there has to be informed consent and the right to refuse the vaccine without penalty. As of June 17th, there have already been 1,307,928 COVID-19 Vaccine adverse events and 29,031 COVID-19 Vaccine deaths reported in the U.S. to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System. https://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/index.php
- Young adults and teens (especially males) vaccinated against COVID-19 have been shown to have a higher risk for myocarditis (heart inflammation) than other populations. There has simply not been enough time to see what the risks of myocarditis and other potentially serious side effects of the vaccine are for younger children.
TALKING POINTS for S.B. 866:
- Share a personal story if you have relevant experience. Do you have a vaccine-injured child, and you weren’t told about the risks before vaccinating or were pressured into vaccinating despite your concerns about the risks? Do you have family members with medical conditions that would be relevant to assessing the risks, and your child doesn’t know the details?
- Vaccines are pharmaceutical products that carry a risk of injury or death. Minor children may not be aware of family and their own personal history of vaccine reactions or personal contraindications to relay to the vaccine administrator.
- By consenting to a vaccine, a child is also consenting to a shortened statute of limitations for any claim of injury under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program – presumably with little or no understanding of what that means. It is also much less likely vaccine reactions will be recognized and connected to the vaccine by a child on their own and filed with the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
TALKING POINTS for A.B. 1797:
- The CAIR2 database should be an opt in system, not an opt out system. All personal medical information should only be stored and shared with the express written permission of the patient or parent/guardian.
- The risk of violating patient privacy is significant. Take for example the fact that in 2018, the California Department of Developmental Services notified 582,174 patients that their protected health information had potentially been compromised. The California Constitution gives each citizen the “inalienable right” to pursue and obtain “privacy.”
- Supporters of vaccine tracking systems claim they are a way to protect patients by guaranteeing patients don’t receive multiple doses of the same vaccinations by different providers. According to CDC’s own statements, though, it’s clear that a key purpose of these registries is to create pressure on people who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. CDC openly stated that vaccine registries are a tool to identify areas of “undervaccination” so they can be “addressed” and brought into “compliance.” https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6133a2.htm
- Using Immunization Information Systems in general costs states millions of dollars. The money spent on expanding California’s vaccine tracking system would be better spent on measures that better address public health.
TALKING POINTS for A.B. 2098:
- Censoring doctors (or any medical professional) does not better public health. A.B. 2098 is anti-doctor, anti-public health, anti-science, and anti-free speech and we urge you to oppose it.
- A.B. 2098 blatantly proposes a new law “abridging the freedom of speech” of doctors and violating the right of doctors to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” which violates the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
- The doctor/patient relationship is a trusted one. Doctors must not face retribution for trying to do what they believe is best for their patients.
- Many doctors have had great success with alternative treatments, and some have even seen large numbers of COVID-19 vaccine injuries. Silencing doctor’s professional opinions is unethical.
- The Director of the CDC admits COVID-19 shots do not prevent transmission. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/08/06/cdc_director_vaccines_no_longer_prevent_you_from_spreading_covid.html#
View text, status, and history of the bills here:
Existing law prescribes various circumstances under which a minor may consent to their medical care and treatment without the consent of a parent or guardian. These circumstances include, among others, authorizing a minor 12 years of age or older who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease to consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is one that is required by law or regulation to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease, as may be determined by the State Public Health Officer.
This bill would additionally authorize a minor 15 years of age or older to consent to vaccines that meet specified federal agency criteria. The bill would authorize a vaccine provider, as defined, to administer a vaccine pursuant to the bill, but would not authorize the vaccine provider to provide any service that is otherwise outside the vaccine provider’s scope of practice.
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