Parents need to remain informed of their rights concerning their child’s medical health.  Vaccines are just one of the many areas of health where parents may become at odds with the state, schools, governments, or their own doctors when they decide to exercise their parental right to make healthcare choices for their children.

Here are some helpful resources with vaccine-related news and information for parents trying to make informed decisions for their children:

National Vaccine Information Center

(Dedicated to the prevention of vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and to defending the informed consent ethic in medicine)

PROVE – Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Information

(Provides information on vaccines, and the immunization policies and practices that affect the children and adults of Texas)

TEXANS FOR VACCINE CHOICE

(Promote the preservation of personal liberties and informed consent by opposing measures to limit vaccine choice rights or discriminate against those who exercise such rights)

 

2015 – 84th Texas Legislature

Vaccine Bills Watch List

Bills on our Watch  List receive attention through online monitoring, legislative office visits, coordination with other organizations, and public and/or written testimony.

HB 2472 relating to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and immunization exemption information and reports

HB 2171 relating to information maintained in the immunization registry with the consent of an individual after the individual becomes an adult

HB 2006 relating to exemptions form immunization requirements for public school students and students at public institutions of higher education

HB 465 relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry

HB 3875 relating to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for public schools

HB 212 relating to consent to the immunization of certain children

HB 2105 relating to parental notice on enrollment in a public school of a student who is not immunized

HB 1674 relating to a physician counseling requirement for person claiming an immunization exemption on the basis of conscience, including a religious belief

HB 1593 relating to notification of parents regarding the immunization status of students enrolled at a public school

HB 1282 relating to a human papillomavirus-associated cancer strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services

HB 2902 relating to studies and reports on immunization exemptions

HB 608 relating to vaccines authorized under the adult safety net vaccination program

HB 791 relating to testing for and education about congenital cytomegalovirus in infants

HB 2429 relating to the persons who may consent to the medical care or immunization of a child

 

SB 538 relating to control of infectious disease

SB 298 relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of public school students

SB 547 relating to epidemiological reports and immunization exemption data and reports

SB 1114 relating to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for public schools

SB 480 relating to the administration of a medication, immunization, or vaccination by a pharmacist

SB 1701 relating to a human papillomavirus-associated cancer strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services

SB 29 relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry

 

 

NEWS

Australia – August 22, 2013

Labor to cut tax benefit for parents who don’t immunize children