Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights learned over the weekend that the American Academy of Pediatrics, Mississippi Chapter sent out an "Urgent Legislative Alert" to MS pediatricians notifying them of the legislation we introduced this session.
AAP stated, "The anti-vaccine lobby has been quite strong at the State Capitol in recent days. It is imperative that legislators hear from physicians about the science behind why exemptions are a BAD idea for children and for public health."
Let us get something straight. MPVR is not anti-vaccine. Those of us lobbying the capital are letting legislators know that most parents desire to vaccinate...we just want and need options due to our out-of-control government vaccine program of 49 doses of 15 vaccines before kindergarten.
AAP is calling on it's physicians to call the members of the House Public Health Committee on their behalf stating that they oppose HB 1420 that would allow Mississippians vaccine choice that 49 other states have.
Please know, MPVR is actually pleased to hear of this email. As we grow closer to our goal of gaining this fundamental right to make health care decisions for our children in Mississippi, we know the medical and pharmaceutical establishments will begin to attack us. This is all part of the process and the above alert affirms that we are indeed getting closer to our goal of passing a philosophical vaccine exemption here in MS.
NOW, you can bet the Health Committee is hearing from pediatricians across the state today. WE MUST BE HEARD TOO! MPVR activists (that is YOU) are not collectively making enough calls. We need everyone making these calls to succeed!
• Here are the numbers to the health committee.
A pdf will open in a new window. You will likely just be leaving a quick message stating, I support HB 1420 for a philosophical vaccine exemption with a secretary. It is a lot to ask of you to call all 28 of these legislators. If everyone gets involved, we can make an impression if each person calls Sam Mims, Toby Burton and then one or two other legislators on the list who are nearest to your hometown.
Thank you in advance for your support! We know we can count on those who desire vaccine options to actively fight along side with us to gain them.