Friday, May 10, 2013

Announcing New Transparency Bill to Disclose Vaccine Ingredients to Parents

Announcing New Transparency Bill to Disclose Vaccine Ingredients to Parents: VacTruth has been informed that Representative Andrea Boland of Sanford, Maine, has gained enough votes in committee to go to the state legislative floor with a bill allowing greater transparency in the disclosure of vaccine ingredients. This is the third time that Representative Boland has recommended this bill, which has the potential to empower parents.




The bill was scheduled to be presented on May 8 at 9:00 am until May 10 at 12:00 pm EDT.




If passed, this will be the first time in the history of vaccination in the United States that parents will be given a full list of the ingredients of a vaccine before their child is vaccinated. Representative Boland has not only recommended full disclosure of vaccine ingredients but also an opt-out option allowing parents the opportunity to opt out of any vaccine for religious or philosophical reasons.




Bill LD754 titled An Act To Encourage Transparency in the Disclosing of the Ingredients in Vaccinations for Children states:








“The purpose of this bill is to provide greater transparency regarding the ingredients of vaccinations and to reduce confusion related to school immunization requirements and a parent’s right to decide against immunizing that parent’s child. The bill requires a health care provider or clinic staff person to, prior to immunizing a person under 18 years of age, disclose the ingredients of the immunizing agent or agents to the parent or guardian of the child. It also requires the health care provider or clinic staff person to notify the parent or guardian of the option of refusing immunization of the child based on religious or philosophical beliefs.” [1]



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