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California bill would require state to post links to vaccine injury reporting and vaccine injury compensation


Vaccine injuries

(NaturalNews) Last year California became the first state in the U.S. to remove the religious exemption for childhood vaccines, in spite of overwhelming opposition from parents, doctors, and other community leaders.

Now, California Assemblyman Travis Allen has introduced legislation that would require the California Health and Human Services Agency to provide information to the public regarding the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, two federally funded resources most of the American public knows nothing about. [1],[2]

(Article republished from http://healthimpactnews.com)

How could any lawmaker oppose this freedom of information? If the State is going to mandate vaccines to school children, should not federal information on vaccine injuries be available to the public?

In 2014 the Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report on the federal Vaccine Compensation Program criticizing the government for not making the public aware that this program exists. If AB 2832 passes in California, it will become one of the first states to rectify the problems documented by the GAO. [3]

Require the CA Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) to Post Links to Vaccine Injury Reporting and Vaccine Injury Compensation

by National Vaccine Information Center [4]

Your immediate action is needed to help pass AB 2832 Immunizations: vaccine injury information. AB 2832 was introduced by Assemblyman Travis Allen. If passed, AB 2832 would add Section 120456 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to immunizations to read: [5]
SECTION 1.120456. The California Health and Human Services Agency shall maintain a conspicuous link to federal resources related to vaccine injuries on its Internet Web site, including, but not limited to, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. [6], [7]
AB 2832 is necessary because many who have serious vaccine reactions do not know about federal vaccine injury reporting or vaccine injury compensation and the related statutory time limits for receiving compensation. The state health department has multiple postings on their website promoting vaccines and yet fails to responsibly provide important information for when vaccination injures or kills someone.

The bill should also be amended to include requirements for links to the FDA Vaccines, Blood & Biologics page that references the vaccine manufactures package inserts for all federally licensed vaccines in the U.S. These package inserts are rarely provided by vaccine administrators, and they contain important contraindication and side effect information. These federal links need to be prominently displayed on all State, County and School District web sites where vaccine rules, regulations and/or mandates are mentioned. [8]

In addition to asking your Assembly Member to support the bill, also ask him/her to support any amendments that expand the posting requirements to include additional State sites like the Immunization Branch of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), CDPH Shots for School, the California Department of Education (CDE} Immunization and Health Checkup – CalEdFacts. Public and private schools, preschools and daycare providers, school districts and County Boards of Health and Education also need to include links to VAERS, NVICP, and FDA Vaccines, Blood & Biologics on their websites, and in their enrollment packages. [9], [10], [11], [12], [11]

Californians are entitled to know the federal programs available to them in a timely manner. If they or their family member is injured or dies because of an adverse reaction to vaccines, claims must be filed within 24 months of a death and 36 months of an injury. It is incumbent upon the State of California Health and Human Services and related departments to provide prominent and immediate access to these federal vaccine injury programs. [14]

ACTION NEEDED

1. Contact your Assembly Member by phone and email, and schedule an appointment in the local district office to meet with the staff member who advises your Assembly Member on health issues. Ask them to support AB 2832 as introduced and to support any amendments to include posting requirements for all related state, county and school websites that reference immunization rules, regulations and/or mandates. Find out who represents you in the California Assembly and Senate by registering with the NVIC Advocacy Portal at NVICAdvocacy.org. Click on "Check What is Happening in Your State" on the home page or "My State" on the STATE TEAMS Tab. Your personal state legislators are listed on the right side of the page. You can also find your legislators here. [15], [16]

2. Please share any responses you receive from your legislators with your California NVIC Advocacy Team by forwarding to: CAdirector @ NVICAvocacy.org.

3. Login to the NVICAdvocacy Portal NVICAdvocacy.org often for updates. Bills can change many times during the legislative process. [17]

TALKING POINTS
  • Tell your legislator to support AB 2832. This bill is needed because many who have serious vaccine reactions do not know about federal programs for vaccine injury reporting or vaccine injury compensation and related statutory time limits for receiving compensation.
  • Share your personal story and experience with vaccine injury or death. Express why your family deserves to know about and have timely access to the federal programs in the event you need to file a vaccine injury report (VAERS) or file for compensation (NVICP) within the statute of limitations if you or a loved one is injured or dies as a result of an adverse reaction to vaccines.
  • Request additional support for any amendments that include the Immunization Branch of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), CDPH Shots for School, and the California Department of Education (CDE} Immunization and Health Checkup – CalEdFacts, public and private schools, preschools and daycare providers, school districts and County Boards of Health and Education to provide links to VAERS, NVICP, and FDA approved vaccines on their websites and pages that reference immunization rules, regulations and/or mandates. [18], [19], [20], [21], [22]
  • The very real risks of vaccine injury and death cannot be denied. This was acknowledged by The U.S. Congress in 1986 when it passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. Since 1988, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) created under that law has awarded more than $3 billion to children and adults injured by vaccines or to families whose loved ones died from vaccine reactions, although two thirds of the claims filed are denied compensation. [23], [24]
  • The Institute of Medicine in a series of reports on vaccine safety spanning 25 years has acknowledged there is individual susceptibility to vaccine reactions for genetic, biological and environmental reasons that have not been fully defined by science, and doctors often cannot predict ahead of time who will be harmed. [25]
  • The 1986 law partially shielded drug companies selling vaccines in the U.S. from civil liability and, in 2011, the US Supreme Court completely shielded vaccine manufacturers from liability for FDA licensed and CDC recommended vaccines. There is no product liability or accountability for pharmaceutical companies marketing federally recommended and state mandated vaccines that injure California children and adults or cause their death. [26]

Read more at: http://healthimpactnews.com

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