October 20, 2022- Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously passed the addition of COVID-19 vaccination to the childhood schedule.
What does this mean?
This means that the CDC is recommending the COVID-19 vaccination for all children 6 months and older per the childhood immunization schedule.
The CDC is the reigning authority on vaccination and childhood immunizations in the United States and the schedule they release is considered “standard of care.”
Typically, when the CDC makes changes to the schedule, states follow the recommendations and physician’s offices begin using the new “standard of care.”
You may begin to see these vaccines offered at routine visits and even given at the same time as “routine” vaccinations without much notice by some providers.
This does NOT mean it has been added to the vaccinations “required” for those who do not use a religious exemption in Indiana. More on this below.
The addition to the childhood schedule permanently removes manufacturer liability for injuries incurred as the result of vaccination. All vaccinations on the childhood immunization schedule are exempt from liability.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.
Parents call the shots, and you deserve to know what is on that tray! Just because a vaccine is recommended by the CDC or even “required” for school doesn’t mean that there is no other option. Indiana students have the right to a religious exemption. Read more on exemptions here.
Some parents accept some vaccinations and decline others. If your child receives any vaccinations, you should be getting informed consent BEFORE the vaccines are drawn up or administered.
Most offices don’t do this.
Informed consent consists of the vaccination name, illness it is to prevent, risks of the illness, risks of the vaccination, benefits of the vaccination, and alternatives to the vaccination.
In addition to informed consent, you should be receiving the “Vaccine Information Statement” from the CDC PRIOR to the vaccination. This is a legal requirement.
If your child is scheduled for a well visit, address which vaccinations your child is scheduled for as well as any concerns before the doctor or nurse leaves the room to get vaccines. Once the nurse returns, ask specifically for the syringes to be reviewed by name prior to administering. This second review gives you the opportunity to verify what your child is getting and that you consent to the vaccination.
You have the right to ask questions, delay, or decline any vaccination even if it is drawn up.
Unfortunately, many Hoosiers are not aware that they have the right to decline any medical treatment or procedure. We need to help educate our friends and neighbors to seek out informed consent and a risk benefit analysis. Check out our resources here.
Tell parents to be mindful and ASK what vaccines are due before the nurse administers or even draws them up. Encourage them to discuss the risks and benefits of both natural infection and vaccination for their child for each vaccination.
Be informed on the issue.
Each state governs their own requirements for schools.
During the ACIP meeting, participants of the meeting were quick to point out that ACIP and the CDC are not in control of the vaccination requirements for schools.
Those familiar with the process know that the state health officials and legislatures typically follow the advice of ACIP & the CDC.
The requirement for school children has not been determined by Indiana. Local journalist Margaret Menge recently wrote that the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) said they would not be making a requirement for Indiana Students in an email response.
While we appreciate that a response was sent to Ms. Menge, the state has not addressed this in an official capacity on their website or on social media. The state has not had a great track record protecting its citizens against mandatory covid vaccinations. Much like doctors’ offices it is typical to follow the “standard of care” set forth by the CDC.
It is important to let the health department know Hoosiers do not want this mandated for school children who haven’t claimed a religious exemption.
It is also important to note that in the event that the state does require the covid vaccine for school children, public school children have a right to religious exemption for all vaccines including Covid-19.
Indiana state code 20-34-4-2 requires vaccination of school children, who do not claim a religious exemption, to be vaccinated for diphtheria; pertussis (whooping cough); tetanus; measles; rubella; poliomyelitis; mumps; varicella; hepatitis A; hepatitis B; and meningitis.
Indiana Code 20-34-3-2 provides religious exemptions for vaccinations. For a student to claim a religious exemption a parent or guardian must submit a written statement of religious objection. Nothing more is required by law.
Learn more about your right to a religious exemption here.
In light of Medical information warranting a change in the name of public health the IDOH may expand or modify the list of required vaccinations for students who do not claim a religious exemption. Basically, when the CDC and ACIP change the schedule, so can the IDOH. If a spike of cases occurs, they could change the requirements. By law the IDOH is required to submit a 2 year calendar each year on November 30th. In the case of an emergency the deadline for reporting does not apply.
According to this law the requirements may be changed at any time. That means that even though the State Department of Health is not currently planning to require it for school children, it doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t change their mind.
Acting quickly to work against the COVID-19 vaccination being added to the immunizations required for those who do not use a religious exemption is key! Hoosiers need to step up and help provide information for our unsuspecting neighbors and family members.
Conversations don’t have to be difficult.
Our call to action.
Make calls to the State Board of Health, State Legislators, and County Commissioners.
You might be wondering why the county commissioners are included. We have talked about the Governor’s Public Health Commission for the past several months and how the state is wanting to “centralize” or “regionalize” Indiana’s public health agencies.
Is it a good idea to hand over power to the CDC?
Orders will be passed from the CDC to the state and the counties will be forced to comply. This issue alone deserves its own call to action, but with the pressing news about ACIP adding the COVID vaccine to the childhood schedule we are combining these.
The Governor’s Public Health Commission met over the course of several months making recommendations with the goal to develop "regionalized, equitable, and sustainable public health.”
Want more info?
Need talking points?
These recommendations will be reviewed by the governor and then addressed in the 2023 legislative session.
A plan to coerce and extort...
The June 2022 meeting of the Public Health Commission revealed the frightening plan to eliminate local control and the ability for the counties to opt out of mandates dictated by the state or CDC.
The meeting is nearly 2 hours long but we have made very telling videos summarizing their plans that can be seen on our website.
Ready to take action?!?
Read below or text to get the script. -- 260-286-0988 the word: ACIP
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Indiana Department of Health 317-233-1325
Tell them: “ACIP added covid vaccines to the childhood schedule & Hoosiers object! Do not add COVID 19 vaccinations to the required schedule.
Your State Rep & State Senator.
Don't know who they are? TEXT 260-286-0988 the word: FIND
Tell them: “ACIP added the Covid vaccines to the childhood schedule & Hoosiers object, we notified the IDOH! Hoosiers also have concerns over the impact of the Governor’s Public Health Commission on the local ability to control public Health directives. We expect counties to maintain autonomy & your votes to reflect that in 2023.”
Get their numbers text 260-286-0988 the name of your county, like: Allen County or St Joseph County
Tell them: “Hoosiers have concerns over the impact of the Gov’s Public Health Commission on county autonomy. Counties are being offered funding in return for compliance with regionalization of public health. We elected elected you to ensure local accountability.”
If they have questions direct them to our website h4ml.org/PublicHealthVideos
You can download educational guides with more talking points here.
When we heard that ACIP would be voting we knew the Covid vaccine would be added to the childhood schedule.
You might be wondering why we asked you to comment if we knew it was going to pass.
The answer is simple, we are still accountable for our actions.
If at any point we sit by and let these things happen “to us,” we become VICTIMS.
We are not victims.
We know the risk, so we do things differently and we must fight for those who don’t know any different than to follow based on trust alone.
At this point, one of the most important things for us to do is share this information with others. We must give them the opportunity to have informed consent.
You can download and print our Informed Consent Guide and share it with friends and family.
Need to start the conversation first?
Start by asking a basic question.
“Did you know ACIP added the COVID vaccine to the childhood vaccine schedule?”
Acknowledge their answer, and continue the conversation as it feels natural. Remember, our goal is not to change anyone's mind but to aid them in obtaining informed consent.
You are a powerful agent of change in Medical Liberty. Thank you for contributing to the mission.
Ashley Grogg MSN-RN
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Does your child’s mere presence at school imply your consent to have them vaccinated?
We have been seeing clips from the World Health Organization (WHO) on “implied consent” buzz around the internet like hornets on honey!
Unless you are living under a rock you have certainly heard about this, and maybe even panicked a little.
We have seen a lot of talk but very little action on the matter. We intend to fix that. Scroll down for the call to action!
We can help you become the change maker in your area, but more on that later…
If you are in the vast majority of parents wanting to wait to vaccinate against COVID-19, you are probably overwhelmed with yet another obstacle facing the public school system and trying to figure out what to do next.
Are you planning to remove your children from school?
Do you have concerns that a school “pop-up clinic” might vaccinate your child without your knowledge?
We need to get to the bottom of this and FAST.
What is the truth?
The truth is…
The WHO did publish a pamphlet with the offensive language.
We have heard reports of schools historically attempting to vaccinate for the flu without written consent from parents.
Hold on! This should make you angry, but not scared.
We said that they “attempted” to vaccinate without consent from parents. The plans were foiled when concerned parents started to voice concerns and notify others.
YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
That should give you a new way to “channel” your anger.
After all, anger is only good when it motivates you to make positive change.
Change can only come from action.
This is probably one of the greatest shortcomings in the medical liberty movement in Indiana. We have a lot of concerned citizens trying to help, yet they are missing the mark. Why?
Many are willing to fan the flames and create anger and even fear surrounding the loss of rights. Few provide instructions on how to help fix a problem. This is one area that Hoosiers for Medical Liberty is committed to.
The last thing we want is for you to be scared and feeling helpless. When you are scared your brain tends to disengage. When you feel helpless you aren't motivated to make change. We need to be cool, calm, collected, and motivated while battling for our rights.
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty is here to help you move out of the flight or fight mode and into a space where you can effectively make change…
We need to look at a few more truths before we get there. We know WHO did release guidance on implied consent. We know that schools have historically attempted to try deploying these techniques.
But we also know…
Indiana State Code 16-41-9-1.7 on Immunization Programs states
“No person may be required to receive an immunization without that person‘s consent. No child may be required to receive an immunization without the consent of the child’s parent, guardian, or custodian. The state department may implement the procedures in section 1.5* of this chapter concerning a person who refuses to receive an immunization or the child of a parent, guardian, or custodian who refuses to consent to the child receiving the immunization.”
While this code does not specifically state how consent is to be obtained it is a standard rule that consent for a vaccination or procedure should be written.
Any time you visit a doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic you are presented with written materials and asked to sign giving consent for treatment.
Your pediatrician should ask you to initial a form for each vaccination on the childhood schedule.
Deviating from this standard protocol would seem to open the door to lawsuits against clinics AND the clinicians providing the treatments.
Read that again, bypassing standard consent procedures may open the clinic and or clinician to lawsuits. In health care, if it isn’t documented, it isn’t done. This is applied to providing consent as well.
Rights cannot be taken away, you must relinquish them.
The above mentioned does not mean we sit on our laurels and continue on without concern.
We must take action. The logical first step is to let the schools know that we are aware and will not stand for foolery.
Here is your call to action:
We demand transparency around vaccination clinics. If clinics are planned for our school written informed consent must be utilized. We will not stand for any form of implied consent procedures. Further, if clinics must be in schools, we expect vaccination times to occur outside of school hours to avoid vaccination mix-ups and disruption of the learning environment.
FACLHoosiers for Medical Liberty appreciates your dedication to ensuring the sanctity of bodily autonomy and informed consent. We know that you will do your best to ensure that this call to action is spread through out your county! We try to make it easy, simply share the graphic with your local groups!
You have read this far, I already know the answer to the following questions. But we will go through them anyway.
Are you a change maker?
Are you a powerhouse?
Can you help move Medical Liberty into the next stratosphere of success?
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Ashley & the H4ML team
Ashley Grogg RN-MSN sharing insights, tips, and updates on Medical Liberty throughout the Hoosier state.