Legislation we support.
SB 5365 & HB 1019 Concerning vaccination and antibody titer test notification. Establishes the vaccine consumer protection act. Establishes a requirement for health care providers to notify individuals, before vaccine administration, of the option to obtain serologic proof of immunity in lieu of vaccination for all vaccines for which there is a licensed antibody titer test.
HB 1741 Concerning rabies antibody titers as proof of immunity. Specifies that positive antibody titer results constitute serological proof of immunity for rabies and are acceptable to meet rabies vaccination requirements by agencies in the state for dogs, cats, or other household pets.
HB 1275 Establishing a database to monitor the adverse effects of vaccinations. Requires the department of health to: (1) Establish the adverse vaccine reaction monitoring program and a database to collect reports from persons who have had an adverse reaction following the administration of a vaccine approved by the federal food and drug administration; and (2) Collect a one-dollar fee from every licensed health care provider for each vaccine that he or she administers. Creates the adverse vaccine reaction monitoring account.
HB 1276 Preventing human and environmental exposure to mercury. Finds that all forms of mercury are neurotoxic, nephrotoxic, and immunotoxic and there is no known safe level of human exposure. Eliminates or restricts mercury from certain products to protect humans and the environment.
HB 1976 Concerning vaccine safety. To assure the public regarding the safety of immunization measures, establishes minimal vaccine safety testing requirements.
2018 Bills introduced
HB 2840: Concerning vaccines containing mercury or aluminum.
This bill addresses mercury and aluminum in vaccines.
The first part of the bill bans all mercury from vaccines in WA state, which is excellent.
The second part of the bill sets the maximum amount of aluminum per vaccine to the existing federal limits. In order to improve vaccine safety, the bill must be amended to add that no more than 1 aluminum-containing vaccine can be administered per day/office visit.
The federal limits are still far too high and are not based on safety science, but limiting the number of aluminum-containing vaccines that can be administered per doctor’s visit would be a big step in the right direction and lessen the aluminum burden on infants and children.
HB 2841:Distributing information about the risks associated with vaccinations.
HB 2842:Notifying parents and guardians about immunization exemptions.
HB 2090: Prohibiting the administration of a vaccine without reviewing the patient’s full health history and reviewing the package insert for the vaccine with the patient.
HB 2092:Regulating the content of the immunization exemption form by prohibiting the form from requiring detailed statements regarding objections to vaccination, prohibiting the form from requiring a declaration regarding potential risks, and requiring the form to indicate when a signator is exercising his or her freedom of religion.