UPDATE 2/25/2020 – HB4870 assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee – ACTION NEEDED – Calls/emails to Committee Members. Click here.
“Is it ethical to put young women at risk of death or a disabling autoimmune disease at a pre-adolescent age for a vaccine that has not yet prevented a single case of cervical cancer, a disease that may develop 20-30 years after exposure to HPV, when the same can be prevented with regular Pap screening which carries no risks.” Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD
Status of HB4870 and Text
Section 5. The Communicable Disease Prevention Act is amended by adding Section 2f as follows: (410 ILCS 315/2f new) Sec. 2f. Human papillomavirus vaccination. The Department of Public Health shall adopt a rule requiring students, upon entering the sixth grade of any public, private, or parochial school, to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and requiring confirmation that the student has completed the series of HPV vaccinations upon entering the ninth grade of any public, private, or parochial school. The Department shall adopt the rule in time to allow students to receive the vaccination before the start of the school year beginning in 2022.
Bill Original Sponsor – Rep. Robyn Gabel (D); 18th District
Springfield Office – (217) 782-8052; Evanston District Office – (847) 424-
5401; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D) 14th District – Springfield – (217) 782-8088;
Chicago – (217) 782-8088 – Email: email@example.com
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D) 24th District – Springfield – (217) 782-8173;
Cicero – (708) 222-5240 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Action to take:
Sign the Witness Slip and call Committee Members
Call the above sponsors to let them know your opposition to HB 4870. Let them know if your child suffered a vaccine reaction. Explain that you want the freedom as a parent to make medical decisions for your child.
Also call your own IL Representative and ask them to vote “NO” on HB 4870.
Read 10 Reasons to Vote No to HB 4870 and email to HB4870 sponsors and to your own district IL Representative. Spread to family and friends.