URGENT ACTION ALERT
Help us stop S. 75A and its companion bill A. 279A, which would require health care providers to report all vaccinations of people 19 years or older to a vaccine tracking system, unless the person objects to such reporting.
As filed, the bills did not even allow people to opt out, but they have been amended. Although the amendment is a win for medical freedom advocates, it only helps people who know about the mandatory reporting and their right to opt out; all too often, people don’t even know that their personal data is being reported to a tracking system, much less that they can say no.
Vaccine tracking systems and other public health databases are being used to harass those who have chosen to delay or decline vaccines. They are also used for interventions including home visits and reminder/recall systems.
There is legitimate concern that personal health information will be commoditized for enforcement of “vaccine passports,” such as the Excelsior Pass rolled out in New York in March.
No one should be included in a government tracking system without his or her truly informed consent.
These bills are active and moving fast. Please help us oppose them today!
Contact both your New York State Senator and New York State Assembly Member and ask them to OPPOSE S. 75A / A.279A. You can look up who represents you at:
Find your New State Senator: https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator
Find your New York Assembly Member: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/
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 (or Assembly Member) ____ to OPPOSE S. 75A / A. 279A, which would require New York healthcare providers to provide private information regarding immunization to either the New York State Department of Health or the New York City immunization registry, unless the patient chooses to opt-out.
It will be up to individuals to request the opt-out, and many may not even know about that option. An opt-in system would be much more honest.
Anyone with access to the registry will be able to tell if someone has had a certain vaccine. Given the divisive debates about whether people should be coerced into having the experimental COVID-19 vaccines, this tracking system is particularly concerning.
And the bottom line is that this bill is unnecessary. It’s touted as a way to make it easier for people to know if they have had a vaccine to prevent duplication, but adults are fully capable of keeping their own vaccine records. At the very least, they should be given the choice whether they wish their vaccination history to be tracked by the government by using an opt-in system that respects their informed consent.
I urge Senator/ Representative _____ to oppose S. 75A/ A. 279A.”
Keep your call or email short! Pick the 2 or 3 talking points that are most important to you, and be sure to explain why this issue matters to you personally.
- Immunization information systems and vaccine tracking systems are being used for a range of interventions, including home visits, reminder and recall systems, which can be harassing for people who do not want these contacts.
- The registries provide for the information in them to be disclosed without the individuals’ consent, and this information could be used to identify and target individuals who are not vaccinated for interventions and harassment. This undermines the entire concept of informed choice.
- 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 one 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 costs states millions of dollars. The money spent on vaccine tracking systems would be better spent to measures that actually address public health.
Read the bills here:
Read this article: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/lawmakers-allow-new-yorkers-opt-out-state-vaccine-database/?utm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=6d242baf-dcd7-4214-b55b-49a2569e582a🖨️ Print post