Health & Welfare overreach on vaccines
Received Feb. 6
It is unfortunate that guest columnist James Droegemueller is so ill-informed regarding Senate Bill 1227 and the current Idaho law regarding vaccine exemptions. Had he done his homework, he would know that Section 39-4802 of Idaho Statute states, “Any minor child whose parent or guardian has submitted a signed statement to school officials stating their objections on religious or other grounds shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter.”
Idaho Health and Welfare Administrative Code states that a form is required, which requires parents to list all vaccine exemptions and sign a statement of risk. As you can see, these two contradict what is necessary to claim a vaccine exemption in Idaho schools.
SB 1227 seeks to clarify this contradiction and rectify the overreach of Health and Welfare regarding vaccine exemptions in schools.
To say there is no debate or controversy regarding vaccine safety is laughable. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is proof there is risk in vaccines. Where there is risk, there must be choice.
Mandatory vaccines take away the rights of individuals to make informed medical choices for themselves and their families. The government should not be able to mandate what is injected into any person living in a free society.
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