The Public Health Committee has raised a bill, HB-5044, which aims to remove the religious exemption completely for all public and private K-12 schools, child care, institutions of higher education and child group care homes in Connecticut. It gives children/students who previously used the religious exemption until the start of the 2020 school year, or Sept 1, 2020 for child care, to get the initial dose of any missed, age-appropriate vaccines and to create a catch-up schedule for any additional required doses. It also would require children/students who are medically exempt from one or more of the vaccines on CT’s vaccination schedule to submit a new certificate, to be created by the Department of Public Health.
The public hearing on February 19, is your opportunity to tell Connecticut legislators that you do not consent to the removal of the religious exemption. It starts at 10:30am in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave Hartford, CT. READ MORE AT INFORMED CHOICE CONNECTICUT.
By Kim Rossi
I usually keep my work off my Kim Facebook page. Not today. I posted my status below in italics.
Connecticut played a critical manufacturing role in America's Victory in World War II. Submarines in Groton. Brass ships'
fittings in Bridgeport: "The Brass City." Hardware Stanley Tools in New Britain. The tradition continues with Blackhawk helicopters made at Sikorsky/Lockheed just miles from my house.
Who stripped off their dresses, rolled up their hair (the victory roll hairstyle was to prevent hair from catching in machinery) and their sleeves when the men went to war? THE WOMEN OF CONNECTICUT.
Join us tomorrow in Hartford - we need your presence to fight HB 5044. Here's what I wrote on Facebook.
If this bill passes, My Bella will be expelled from school as of September as will thousands of kids in CT because of their vaccination status. And get ready for Gardasil STD shot mandate to attend 6th grade. Yes, 6th grade. But we can’t discuss this on Mommy lists. Only soup delivery, gel nails and crappy gifts to mock from beleaguered husbands. The health emergency in CT isn’t from a dozen diseases for which there’s a shot. Our kids are chronically sicker than any previous generation. We’ve traded chicken soup and bed rest for a life of pharmaceutical dependence. Epipens, insulin and inhalers are not normal nor is crippling anxiety and mental health collapse. But the focus is to push vaccines. Cui bono??? Who benefits? Bella is a healthy young woman who poses ZERO threat. Any ADULT born after 1956 who wants to return to school to better themselves will have to get several vaccines before they can enroll. If they are harmed? They bear that risk alone. I will be at the Statehouse on Wednesday.