NVIC’s Advocacy program tracked 160 bills across 41 states and four national bills in 2015!
The NVIC Advocacy Portal is a free online communications network that connects registered users with their legislators through their smart phones, tablets and computers.
The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-2017.
Different flu vaccines are approved for use in different groups of people.
According to Commissioner Daines, low vaccination rates can lead to "institutional outbreaks . State Statutes Promoting Vaccination of Health Care Workers The H1N1 outbreak and resulting need to protect the public prompted many states to implement policies designed to promote health care worker vaccination.
There is a need to balance public health and civil liberties when implementing mandatory vaccination regimes.
Following is a list of suggestions we are currently sharing to help people avoid these mandates.
Additionally, during the 2015 legislative cycle, activist citizens in the following states came out on top of attacks that would have eliminated or severely restricted religious vaccine exemptions: Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont.
Regarding adult employees, bills to mandate vaccines for child care employees were passed in California, but bills to require vaccination for health care workers in Connecticut, Missouri and New Jersey and school employees in Texas all failed.
This reluctance prompted efforts to encourage health care worker vaccination. These cases highlight concerns over mandatory vaccination.
On August 13, 2009, the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council adopted an emergency regulation mandating the vaccination of HCW for seasonal and H1N1 influenza. every flu season" and that "[m]edical literature convincingly demonstrates that high levels of staff immunity confer protection on those patients who cannot be or have not been effectively vaccinated . What follows is a discussion of the importance of vaccinating HCW; the civil liberty concerns associated with mandatory vaccination; as well as examples of different states' regimes and exceptions.
Letter is posted at: Risk Awareness Network in Canada (VRAN) has written an excellent article on employer mandates.
Introduction: Healthcare Worker & Student Vaccines A new study reported that more than half of hospitals still do not require their doctors, nurses, and other healthcare personnel to get the flu vaccine.
Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza.
See People at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications for a full list of age and health factors that confer increased risk.
We are very grateful for and proud of the tremendous grassroots support by families and health care professionals across the country who worked together and through the NVIC Advocacy Portal to help protect vaccine exemptions in multiple states.
In 2015, NVIC worked with citizens standing up for their informed consent rights in the following states and derailed legislative attempts by special interest lobbyists to outright eliminate the conscientious/philosophical exemptions: Maine, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.