IVAC Letter to Gov. Rauner

 

22 May 2015

Dear Gov. Rauner:

Illinois Vaccine Awareness Coalition (IVAC) members ask you to veto SB/HB1410 and SB/HB0986 for the following reasons:

SB1410/HB1410

1) No identification of local school authority

2) No available Illinois Department of Public Health objection form and definition of “detailing grounds”

3) No answer to question:: Is child in compliance for school-state funding if child has a personal religious belief objection?

4) No answer to: Why are you changing the 1995 legal opinion of Illinois Director cf Public Health,   John Lumpkin, M.D.?

5) No answer, from Sen. Mulroe , to IVAC letters of 4/2/15 & 4/20/15

SB0986/HB0986

1) No exemption for personal religious beliefs

2)No timeline for 2 doses of MMR No information on tetanus-diphtheria–acellular pertussis (TdaP) in manufacturer’s package insert re possible harm to a pregnant woman or TdaP’s effect on reproduction capacity

3) No information on tetanus-diphtheria–acellular pertussis (TdaP) in manufacturer’s package insert regarding possible harm to a pregnant woman or TdaP’s effect on reproduction capacity

4) no mention of adverse reactions, i..e., autism (“Adverse events reported during post-approval…”*

5) no evaluation “for its carcinogenic or mutagenic potentials  or impairment of fertility.”*

6) the vial stopper “contains dry natural rubber that may cause allergic reactions in latex sensitive individuals.”*

7) no response from Sen. Radagno after 2 phone calls to her legislative assistant.

*quotes are from TdaP’s vaccine package inserts

For our children’s sake,

Barbara A. Mullarkey, president