It has been brought to our attention that the Director of Nursing from the MS State Department of Health (MSDOH), Kay Henry, during a recent presentation given at the Mississippi Nurses Association Convention specifically spoke about our organization (Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights) and is asking all nurses to call their legislators and tell them NOT to support MPVR's bill for personal belief/religious vaccine rights for MS parents!
The MSDOH nurse also announced that she spoke to the Executive Director of the MS Nurses' Association (MNA) and asked MNA to also come out publicly against our bill for personal belief/religious vaccine rights for MS parents by actively lobbying against us. MNA does have a professional PAID lobbyist!
We need ALL of our supporting nurses to go NOW and call and/or email the MNA's Political Action Committee and Executive Director Teresa Malone at:
Please let her know:
• You are an active member of MPVR who
1. Supports parental rights regarding the schedule of 49 vaccines by kindergarten in a state where the children are the most heavily vaccinated in the WORLD yet are the most unhealthy in the US.
2. believes that MS parents deserve the same rights 48 other healthier states have including all of our bordering states.
• (You are also a member of MNA -if that be the case) You feel that she will alienate the many nurses in this state who believe in the parents right to choose for their children.
While MS parents DO NOT have a paid professional lobbyist, our only hope is for our members to TAKE ACTION. Without your voice, our cause is without hope.
PLEASE SHARE personally across social media and encourage others to share with friends who are nurses and in other nursing organizations and groups in MS.
Thank you for fighting with us,
Regardless of where you stand personally regarding vaccination, doesn't every nurse owe their first allegiance and responsibility to the patient? The Department of Health nurse Kay Henry prefaced her discussion of Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights by bragging about Mississippi's high vaccination rates. She gives her allegiance to numbers.