For too long, parents in Mississippi have lived under the most oppressive vaccine laws and policies in the nation,. We have been lethargic and un-engaged with our lawmakers allowing the drug lobbies and those who profit from vaccines to take advantage of vulnerable young mothers and little children.
It is wrong for an agenda-driven government agency to be granted power to systematically supersede the advice of our children's doctors. Yet, in Mississippi many families and doctors testify that the Mississippi State Department of Health has habitually denied doctors' medical exemptions for vaccine vulnerable children. This inflicts great hardship on MS families, yet it is fiercely defended today by those same lobbies who put it in place years ago.
The balances in our system that should stand between corporate power and our infants and children do not exist in MS's childhood vaccination program. The government is not our children's pediatrician. The days of complacency in Mississippi are OVER. We are fighting back and we are not going away!
On March 2, 2016 Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights gathered at the Mississippi State Capitol to Rally and lobby for HB938 that will repair Mississippi's broken medical exemption process. Activist and parents across Mississippi demonstrated, using cardboard testimonials, the hardship of living under the most restrictive medical exemption vaccine law in the nation.