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Wyoming Chapter of Vaccination Liberation
Articles by Susan Pearce and Erin Adams


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Changes in Wyoming Immunization Religious Waiver Form Raise Personal Liability Questions - Resubmission of Religious and Medical Forms Needed Due to Two Newly Mandated Vaccines - Privacy info about WY Immunization Registry

Please read the DISCLAIMER for WYOMING VACCINE INFORMATION NETWORK near the bottom of our web page. http://www.vaclib.org/chapter/wyhome.htm#disclaimer

Wyoming Vaccination (Immunization) Religious Waiver (Exemption) form:
It was brought to my attention in April 2018, that last month (March 2018), the Religious Waiver 2016 form had been changed. The Wyoming Department of Health web page concerning immunization waivers is here. https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/immunization/immunization-exemptions/
The new March 2018 form is found here.
https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Religious-Exemption-to-Mandatory-Immunizations-ENGL-3.14.18.pdf

Introduction to this update - Explanations for each item are provided in the "Body of the Article" section, below this "Introduction." Beneath that second section is a third section, called "Resources."

1. Personal liability information is explained, regarding parts of the religious exemption request forms on the WY Department of Health web site. [More information about this is in number 1 in the "Body of the Article" section below.]

2. Two additional vaccines were added to the mandatory schedule, so that a new waiver request form would need to be filled out for a child to be exempted from them. [More information about this is in numbers 2, 4, and 5, in the "Body of the Article" section below.]

3. Be sure you read two of the six Wyoming statutes (state laws) regarding vaccinations because familiarity with these two statutes helps you respond to the religious waiver form with more caution. [More information about this is in number 3 in the "Body of the Article" section below.]

4. There are two ways to request a religious exemption. You may use the waiver form provided by the Wyoming Department of Health or you may provide your own written statement. You are not required to justify or explain your religious beliefs. [More information about this is in number 4 in the "Body of the Article" section below.]

5. The 7th grade exemption renewal requirement has been dropped. [More information about this is in number 5 in the "Body of the Article" section below.]

6. Another change was that they removed the statement on the religious exemption form in which you could decide to exclude the exemption from being entered into the Wyoming Immunization Registry (WyIR). At this time (April 2018), waivers are not being entered into the Wyoming Immunization Registry. Regarding vaccination information that has already been entered into the registry system:


The web page of the Wyoming Department of Health "Office of Privacy, Security, and Contracts" (https://health.wyo.gov/admin/privacy/notice-privacy-practices/) discusses privacy practices that apply to a person's vaccination information. Disclosure of a person's information can be restricted by submitting the F-12 - Use and Disclosure Restriction Form (https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/F-012-Use-or-Disclosure-Restriction.pdf), which can be located here (https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/immunization/immunization-records/).

[More information about this is in number 6 in the "Body of the Article" section below.]

7. Wyoming Administrative Rules and Agency Rules - Additional web pages are included so that we can learn about future proposed rules on vaccination, which would allow us plenty of time to comment before the proposed rules are accepted. [More information about this is in number 7 in the "Body of the Article" section below.]



Body of the Article - More details about the above introductory points are shown below.

1. This is very important personal liability information to keep in mind when filling out the religious exemption form. Some wording on the form says, "Exempting my child from any or all required vaccine(s) may result in serious illness, disability, or death to my child or others. I understand the risks and possible outcomes of my decision to exempt my child. ________ (initial)" In my opinion, that is not the only section that could cause you to be liable if you initial certain items and sign the completed document. Because of the changes made in 2016 and in 2018 in the Wyoming religious exemption form, learning the information on the following web page is very important. The page begins with the writers' Disclaimer (please read it at http://www.vaclib.org/exemption.htm#disclaimer) and is followed by the section called "Your Choice? Your Choice." It is the "Your Choice? Your Choice" section that I'm referring to here, when you are obtaining your vaccination waiver. http://www.vaclib.org/exemption.htm#yourchoice

Regarding the information in the "Your Choice? Your Choice" section, be sure to read this subsection that I have indented below. It is found near the bottom of the "Your Choice? Your Choice" section.

More information:
READ VERY CAREFULLY
any waiver forms before you sign. Find out why signing the AAP waiver form is a self incriminating act.

1. DoNotSign_Waiver_Info_page
http://www.vaclib.org/legal/donotsign.htm

2. Signing_Under_Duress http://www.vaclib.org/legal/donotsign.htm#duress

The part that stands out (to me) is the part called "1. DoNotSign_Waiver_Info_page" (http://www.vaclib.org/legal/donotsign.htm). On that page, scroll down to the word Warning! After you read that short part, read the four paragraphs below it that begin with the words "Dear VacLib Members and Friends" in which the writer begins, "Wanted to give you a heads up on state issued exemption forms."


2. Two vaccines were added to the mandatory schedule a few weeks ago and are included in the 2018 medical and religious exemption forms.
These are the pneumococcal vaccine and the rotavirus vaccine.

Recently, someone asked me whether or not people can still receive a religious exemption from all of the vaccines. The answer is yes. As before, the state statutes (see below) allow a person receiving an exemption to still be exempt from all of the vaccines. The fact that they've added two more vaccines to the mandatory schedule does not change the fact that you may receive your exemption from all of the mandatory vaccines.

In part 4. Administrative Rules below, you will see more information regarding the two additional vaccines that were added to the mandatory schedule. Basically, a person needing his child exempted from the two vaccines will need to reapply for an exemption.

3. Be sure you read two of the six Wyoming statutes (state laws) regarding vaccinations because familiarity with the statutes helps you respond to the religious waiver form with more caution. The titles of these two statutes are listed below and the laws can be read on the last half of this web page https://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements/wyoming.aspx.
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 21-4-309. Mandatory immunizations for children attending schools; exceptions.

Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 14-4-116. Mandatory immunizations for children attending child caring facilities.

Find more information regarding Wyoming vaccination statutes in #3 at the beginning of the Resources section below this "Body of the Article" information.

4. Administrative Rules https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/immunization/immunization-authority/
There are two ways to request a religious exemption. You can use the waiver form provided by the Wyoming Department of Health or you can provide your own written statement. You are not required to justify or explain your religious beliefs. Further details and sources are listed in #4 in the Resources section below this "Body of the Article" information. The first and second excerpts that I included there will explain this paragraph.

Another point is that when they added two more vaccines to the mandatory schedule, a person who already has a religious exemption for his child, who also needs his child to be exempted from the additional vaccines, needs to apply for a new religious exemption that includes them. You will find details in the third and fourth excerpts in #4 in the Resources section below this "Body of the Article" information.

5. Article title: "Wyoming Immunization Requirements Enhanced, Updated" https://health.wyo.gov/wyoming-immunization-requirements-enhanced-updated/ [Three excerpts are included below.]

Excerpt #1 from that February 28, 2018, article on WY Department of Health web site: "Wyoming offers limited medical and religious exemptions from the state’s immunization rules." [See #2 above in which I explain that the statutes still allow people to become exempted from all of the mandatory vaccines.]

Excerpt #2: "Because only babies younger than 8 months can receive the rotavirus vaccine, catchup doses aren’t required for older children by the new rules."

Excerpt #3: "The exemption process has been streamlined by dropping a 7th grade renewal requirement." Some people might be confused by the dropping of the 7th grade waiver renewal requirement when they realize their 7th grader may need a new waiver for a new mandatory vaccine. The student will need a new waiver that includes the new mandated vaccine that was not included on his original waiver form. This new waiver would not be called a renewal. If a 7th grade exempted child has not received the newly required vaccine that the new mandatory schedule requires, he would need a new waiver that would include the addition of that newly required vaccine, along with any other mandatory vaccines from which the parents (for religious reasons) or the doctor (for medical reasons) want him exempted. This would apply to both the religious and the medical exemptions provided by the Wyoming Department of Health.

6. Wyoming Immunization Registry -- One of the changes on the religious exemption form was that they removed the statement in which you could decide to exclude the exemption from being entered into the Wyoming Immunization Registry.

a. The 2016 form said, "Check this box to exclude this exemption from being entered into the Wyoming Immunization Registry. Please be advised that you will be responsible for maintaining your child’s/your immunization records to ensure child care or school compliance." The March 2018 form no longer has this statement.

b. Excerpt from February 28, 2018, article on WY Department of Health web site: "Rules and procedures for healthcare professionals who administer vaccines in Wyoming have also been updated, including a requirement to report immunization data to the Wyoming Immunization Registry (WyIR)." https://health.wyo.gov/wyoming-immunization-requirements-enhanced-updated/

c. I emailed a person in the WyIR and I now know that at this time (April 2018), waivers are not being put into the Wyoming Immunization Registry.

d. I was told by this person that you may restrict disclosure of information in the Immunization Registry. You would need to submit the F-12 - Use and Disclosure Form, as stated in #6 in the Introduction to this article. Before I emailed this person and heard back, I did the following research:

(1) On this web page, https://rules.wyo.gov/Search.aspx?mode=1#, click on "Health, Department of (048)" and scroll down to "Wyoming Immunization Program (0071)." Click on that and it will show Chapters 1 through 5, which were updated on February 7, 2018. Click on "Chapter 5: Wyoming Immunization Information System," which became effective on February 7, 2018. To the right, click on "Download" and it shows you a document called "Chapter 5: Wyoming Immunization Information System."

(2) In that document, scroll down to "Section 13. Patient Consent" in which a person "...may request an exclusion of his or his child's immunization information from the IIS by completing the Use and Disclosure Restriction (F-12) form available at https://health.wyo.gov/admin/privacy/ and made available by the Department upon request. ... The Department may not retain individually identifiable information in the IIS for a patient listed on an approved Use and Disclosure Restriction (F-12) form." [Note: The quoted statement above was copied from the document. The link in that statement no longer works. If you need the F-12 form, click on the links in #6 in the Introduction to this article.]

(3) Also before I had an email conversation with someone in the Wyoming Immunization Registry, I wrote this:

To make sure that the IIS (which is the Wyoming Immunization Information System) is the same as the Immunization Registry, I searched a 2011 document called "Rules and Regulations for the Wyoming Immunization Registry." In it, I found this statement: " 'Designee' means an individual, acting under the authority of a health care provider or another category of Authorized User, who has been specifically delegated responsibility to access the WyIR, an Immunization Information System (IIS), and perform the functions permitted the primary Authorized User." https://legisweb.state.wy.us/ARULES/2011/AR11-007Health.pdf Therefore, the Immunization Registry must be the same as the Immunization Information System (IIS). If so, this means that you can still opt out of allowing your "individually identifiable information" to be included in the IIS (which apparently is the same as the registry.) It appears to me that if you opt out, your identifying information will not be included in the registry.

(4) The F-12 Use and Disclosure Restriction form states:

As required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), clients have a right to request restrictions on how a covered entity uses and discloses their protected health information. All requests will be considered. Wyoming Department of Health(WDH) is generally not required to agree to a requested restriction. However, WDH must agree to restrict disclosures to a health plan (e.g., a health insurance company) when a client or someone other than the health plan has paid WDH for services provided to the client, unless the disclosure is required by law. If the client is in need of emergency treatment WDH will disclose the minimum amount of information necessary to provide adequate treatment. In this event, WDH will notify the client. If an information restriction is modified, information in the record created or received while the restriction was in place will remain subject to the original restriction.

(5) If you have further questions, you may contact the Wyoming Immunization Registry here. https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/immunization/wyir-wyoming-immunization-registry/ The page lists three people for you to contact with your questions.


7. Additional web pages for Wyoming Administrative Rules https://rules.wyo.gov/Default.aspx and for Agency Rules http://legisweb.state.wy.us/StateStatutes/Rules/2018

Please help us keep an eye on these sites for future proposed rules on vaccination (immunization) so that we can know in plenty of time to make our comments before the proposed rules are accepted. Thank you.



Resources

#3. (from Item 3 above) Wyoming vaccination statutes that are the most important in this update are (1) "Mandatory immunizations for children attending schools; exceptions" and (2) "Mandatory immunizations for children attending child caring facilities." Those two statutes can be read in the last half of this web page: https://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements/wyoming.aspx.

The following web pages include the Wyoming vaccination statutes. The first link listed below is from the Wyoming Department of Health web site. As of April 2018, it listed six Wyoming Statutes, two of which you especially need to read (mentioned in the paragraph just above). To see the list of six Wyoming vaccination statutes, click on Wyoming Statutes when you go to this web page.


#4. (from Item 4 above) Below the Wyoming Statutes section at https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/immunization/immunization-authority/ is the Administrative Rules section. Click on it and when the list appears, click on "Ch. 3 Mandatory Immunizations for Children Attending" which shows you the document at https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ch.-3-Mandatory-Immunizations-for-Children-Attending.pdf See "Section 7. Waivers." Below are four excerpts from that Waivers section of this particular administrative rule:

First excerpt:

(a) A waiver of an immunization required under Section 4 of this chapter must be granted if written evidence of a religious objection is submitted to the State or County Health Officer by the child’s parent. Written evidence of religious objection includes:

(i) A complete and signed religious waiver form, found at https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/immunization and made available by the Department upon request; or
(ii) A signed statement from the child’s parent, certifying religious objection to the administration of a specific immunization.

I'm sure you noticed that the above rule states that the "waiver of an immunization ... must be granted if written evidence of a religious objection is submitted to the State or County Health Officer by the child's parent." I'm sure you also noticed that this rule gives you two choices in this submission of written evidence of religious objection: you can either use the religious waiver form that was mentioned above or you can submit a "signed statement from the child’s parent, certifying religious objection to the administration of a specific immunization." They both result in the waiver being granted, according to that rule.

Second excerpt:

Part (c) of the same section ["Section 7. Waivers" of the rule (described just above)], says:

(c) The State or County Health Officer shall grant a waiver to a child upon submission of written evidence of religious objection or medical contraindication. In the event a child submits written evidence in a form that the State or County Health Officer determines does not comply with subsections (a) or (b) of this subsection, the State or County Health Officer shall determine whether to grant a waiver consistent with Lepage v. State of Wyo., Dep’t of Health, 2001 WY 26, 18 P.3d 1177 (Wyo. 2001), and Jones ex rel. Jones v. State of Wyo., Dep’t of Health, 2001 WY 28, 18 P.3d 1189 (Wyo. 2001).

Two notes about the second excerpt:

Note #1: Where it says, "In the event a child submits written evidence in a form..." I'm sure the people who wrote the rule meant to say "parent" or "parent/guardian" rather than "child."

Note #2: Regarding the Wyoming Supreme Court religious exemption 2001 decision cited above (Lepage v. State of Wyo., Dep't of Health, 2001), the health department was told it could not require a person to explain why it is against his or her religion. In other words, as is stated in this Wyoming Supreme Court decision, "... the statutory language lacks any mention of an inquiry by the state into the sincerity of religious beliefs. As a result, the Department of Health exceeded its legislative authority when it conducted a further inquiry into the sincerity of Mrs. LePage's religious beliefs. ..." Further explanation of this Wyoming Supreme Court decision can be read here: https://law.justia.com/cases/wyoming/supreme-court/2001/183457.html.

Third excerpt:

Part (d) of the same section ["Section 7. Waivers" of the rule (described just above)], says:
(d) A waiver granted under this section is limited in scope to the immunizations referenced in the submitted written evidence of religious objection or medical contraindication.

Note about the third excerpt: This simply states that the waiver only applies to the immunizations that were referenced in the request for exemption.

Fourth excerpt:

Part (e) of the same section ["Section 7. Waivers" of the rule (described just above)], says:

(e) If the immunization requirements under Section 4 of this chapter are amended to include a new immunization, a previously-granted waiver under this section does not apply to the newly required immunization. If the newly required immunization is objected to on religious or medical grounds, a new waiver must be requested in accordance with this section.

Apparently, because of that part of the rule, people with exemptions, who also seek a religious or medical exemption to the two recently added mandatory vaccines, the pneumococcal vaccine and the rotavirus vaccine, will be required to request a new waiver "in accordance with this section."


Please read the DISCLAIMER for WYOMING VACCINE INFORMATION NETWORK near the bottom of our web page. http://www.vaclib.org/chapter/wyhome.htm#disclaimer


May 12, 2017, religious exemption form update:
In October 2016 the Wyoming Department of Health made significant additions to the 2010 religious exemption form, making it two pages rather than one. The https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/immunization/immunization-exemptions/ web page has exemption information. That page gives you the following link to the pdf document for the religious exemption.

https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Religious-Exemption-to-Mandatory-Immunizations-ENGL-3.14.18.pdf

Because of the additions to the previous 2010 Wyoming form for religious exemptions, becoming acquainted with the information on the following web page should be helpful. The page begins with the Disclaimer and is followed by the section called "Your Choice? Your Choice." http://www.vaclib.org/exemption.htm#yourchoice
CDC police powers to forcibly detain, isolate, vaccinate and quarantine citizens
From Susan Pearce, co-founder, Wyoming Vaccine Information Network:
Letter to legislators:
[about] CDC's proposed rule that would expand police powers to forcibly detain, isolate, vaccinate and quarantine citizens.
PDF letter

   January 2013
Message from Susan Pearce, co-founder, Wyoming Vaccine Information Network:
"HB 94 Immunization by pharmacists" would allow pharmacists to prescribe and administer vaccinations to children from age seven and older. I am not opposed to allowing pharmacists to administer vaccines as long as certain conditions are met. Parental consent for children to be vaccinated needs to be included in the bill. Because the vaccine manufacturers are not held legally responsible for damages or death caused by vaccines, federal law requires that the person administering the vaccine gives the parent or guardian of the child, prior to being vaccinated:

(1) accurate information regarding the risks and benefits of each vaccine,
(2) how the parent should report an adverse reaction to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), and
(3) information about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Also, there needs to be documentation in the patient's permanent medical record that gives the names of the vaccines given, with the name of the vaccine manufacturer and the lot numbers of each vaccine. Pharmacists need to have access to the child's medical records prior to the vaccine(s) being given so that they are aware of previous reactions and allergies to vaccines and their ingredients. They need to be prepared to deal with sudden adverse vaccine reactions. For updates regarding HB 94, go to http://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx. It also contains the letter I e-mailed the committee members who are discussing HB 94 and instructions on what you need to do.

   Feb 26, 2012
Update on SF 54 Meningococcal vaccination
(mandate for WY college students)


I have good news about Wyoming bill SF 54. The bill died Friday, Feb. 24, because it didn't get discussed at length in the full Senate, after its Monday, Feb. 20, committee meeting. It needed to be heard on the Senate Floor (Committee of the Whole), by Friday, but missed the deadline.

Please see the NVIC Advocacy Portal at http://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx for important details about what is possibly going to happen in upcoming legislative sessions with regard to vaccination in our state. Registering with the NVIC Advocacy Portal is imperative for anyone who is concerned about our eroding rights to control what is injected into our bodies. The people who operate that web site will keep you informed about troubling Wyoming bills, but please occasionally re-check that site for announcements for Wyoming.

* * Feb. 17, 2012 - Important Alert:
SF 54, Meningococcal vaccination bill regarding WY college students

If you live in Wyoming, please register at http://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx because the SF 54 Meningococcal vaccination bill would mandate the meningococcal vaccine for WY college students, if it passes. We are keeping the NVIC Advocacy Wyoming page updated, so people need to help defeat the bill by doing whatever is asked on the Wyoming page. Thank you.

Susan Pearce, co-founder
Wyoming Vaccine Information Network
Founded in April 2001


Note: See the new info and links above for the 2016 Modifications to the Exemption form.

Rules
The Religious Exemption for Wyoming Children - 2010
http://vaclib.org/chapter/wyoming/ReligiousExemptionWY2010.doc

Letter to Editor: 2010
New 2010 Wyoming Vaccination Rules, Exemptions From Childhood Vaccination - Letter to the editor Sept. 2010
http://vaclib.org/chapter/wyoming/2010-Wyoming-ExemptionRules.doc

Letter to Editor: 2009
What National Emergency November 2009
http://vaclib.org/chapter/wyoming/whatemergency.htm

Letter to Editor: 2009
Flu Vaccines: October 2009
http://vaclib.org/chapter/wyoming/letter2009.htm

Flu Vax Facts YOU Should Know
Pandemic Avian Flu and regular Influenza Facts, 2008-09:
pandemic-flu-facts.doc  |  pandemic-flu-facts.pdf

Can the Flu Vaccine Cause Cancer or Fertility Problems, Harm Your Unborn Child, or Show Up In Your Milk?
flu-vaccine-impairment.doc  |  flu-vaccine-impairment.pdf

Vaccination and immunization are not Synonymous. April 20, 2007 Letter to Editor

HPV vaccine letter to editor

Health - Not Vaccines August 31, 2006 by Susan Pearce

Is It Child Abuse -- Or Something Else Entirely? by Susan Pearce

Reply to CBS 60 minutes Vaccine Segment aired October 20, 2004

Archive 2007: Tri-fold flyer Flu Vax Facts YOU Should Know

F L U : Letters to the Editor - an index

A lecture Susan Pearce wrote and delivered to the Sheridan Holistic Health Fair

A lecture by Erin Adams delivered to the Sheridan Holistic Health Fair

Meningitis: a collection of articles

Meningitis: a brochure with links to Printable versions.

Update on Wyoming SF-11

WVIN Letters re- Model State Emergency Health Powers Act

HB 88 (Child Protection Amendments) Threatens Parental Rights & Update

Letter to the Tribune-Eagle editor re: Avoiding the sting

Letter to the editor of The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, WY, re: HEP B

Wyoming Vaccine Information Network (WVIN) - - Packet Contents List

Letter 1. Reasons for vaccination exemption

Letter 2. Immunity and vaccination.

About Wyoming Vaccine Information Network

Contact Wyoming Senators and Representatives

Disclaimer

Smallpox -- Quotations by Physicians -Page 2
Physicians Discuss Smallpox Vaccination -Page 2
Letter #1 to Editor re Smallpox Vaccination -Page 2
Letter #2, short, to Editor re Smallpox Vaccination -Page 2
Letter #3 to Editor re Smallpox Vaccination -Page 2
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Note: Update for March 2, 2004: HB 88 has been 'killed'.

HB 88 was killed yesterday. Two senators' comments are below.

Susan,
       It was near the bottom of the General File. When the Majority Leader cut off discussion on the GF, HB88 was below the line -- and died there.
~Sen. Hanes
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 14:42:05 -0700

Dear Susan,
In case you haven't heard
HB 88 IS DEAD --- it died Mon. evening at about 6pm in the Senate.
Best wishes
~John Barrasso
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 10:25:39 -0700


February 20, 2004
Wyoming State Legislature

HB 88 (Child Protection Amendments) Threatens Parental Rights

     There are parts of HB 88 that would allow the authorities to give your child medical treatment or vaccines, if they felt that such things were necessary. Although the word vaccines is not mentioned specifically, ordinary medical care would be provided for the neglected or abused child, which we all know includes vaccinations.

     They could keep your child for a period of time without your consent. They could do this if they suspected you had spanked your child or neglected him. They could fine and/or imprison people who refuse to turn a person in for suspected child abuse or exploitation.

     I prefer that the bill is killed, but if it is not, then our rights to parental approval before vaccination and parental choice in medical practitioners and treatment, need to be assured.

     Also, the following information is necessary in making additional amendments.

     The amendment of Mr. Brechtel is good
(See bottom of http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2004/digest/hb0088.htm), but I have additional ideas that should be included. The child protective service workers need training in vaccine adverse events. Otherwise, the child will be thought of as abused or neglected when in fact in many cases, vaccination was the cause of the bruising, subdural haematomas, brain swelling, intracranial bleeding, ocular retinal haemorrhages, and broken skull and other bones. Also, failure to thrive can be linked to vaccination. These reactions are usually slow in arriving, and are not thought of as vaccine-caused, so special training needs to be given to social workers. See "Shaken Baby Syndrome - the vaccination link" by Viera Scheibner, PhD, 1998, at http://www.nexusmagazine.com/shakenbaby.html.

     Also, if the definitions are left out of the bill, then it is even MORE open to subjective interpretation than it was before. Good definitions and necessary training of social workers need to be included. [Then all we need to work on would be training the medical personnel in recognizing vaccine adverse events.]

     The Scheibner article referred to above explains the adverse events of vaccination that I mentioned above. One example is: "Indeed, vaccines like the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine are actually used to induce encephalo-myelitis (experimental allergic encephalomyelitis) in laboratory animals (Levine and Sowinski, 1973 5). This is characterised by brain swelling and haemorrhaging of an extent similar to that caused by mechanical injuries (Iwasa et al., 1985 6)."

     One of the state representatives just gave me an example of a family whose five-year-old was taken away, traumatizing the family, because of bruising on the body. It was later discovered that the child had leukemia, causing the bruising. Please consider this: Dr. Frederick Klenner, Polio Researcher, USA, said, "Many here voice a silent view that the Salk and Sabin Polio vaccine, being made of monkey kidney tissue has been directly responsible for the major increase in leukemia in this country."

     HB 88 will have third reading in the House on Monday, February 23, 2004. If passed, it is sent to the Senate.


February 27, 2004 update

HB 88 Child Protection Amendments

    I sent this to the four senators who are on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who have e-mail addresses. Senator Meier, of LaGrange, does not. The four I sent it to are:
John Hanes jhanes@wyoming.com, Bruce Burns bburns@dbburns.com,
Ken Decaria kdecaria@senate.wyoming.com, and Keith Goodenough guvgood@hotmail.com.

    Their committee meeting was at 7:00 this morning. As of 10:00 A.M., bill status 1-800-342-9570 doesn't know how that meeting turned out.

    For now, if you have the same concerns I tell about below, please contact the above senators and your state senator. State legislator contact information is included on this web page. If you want to briefly say something to a senator, you may use the summary info in the paragraph that starts with "In conclusion, I prefer that HB 88 is killed. ...", which I wrote at the end of the letter, about one-third of the way down this page. Or you can excerpt anything you want to from my info below.
~~Susan Pearce


Dear Senator ____:

    I prefer that HB 88 is killed, but if you see that such a thing is impossible, please ensure the rights to parental approval before vaccination and parental choice in medical practitioners and treatment.

    In addition, the child protective service workers need training in vaccine adverse events. Otherwise, the child will be thought of as abused or neglected when in fact in many cases, vaccination was the cause of the bruising, subdural haematomas, brain swelling, intracranial bleeding, ocular retinal haemorrhages, and broken skull and other bones. Also, failure to thrive can be linked to vaccination. These reactions are usually slow in arriving, and are not generally thought of as vaccine-caused, so special training needs to be given to social workers.

    An article called "Shaken Baby Syndrome - the vaccination link" by Viera Scheibner, PhD, 1998, explains the adverse events of vaccination that I mentioned above. One example is: "Indeed, vaccines like the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine are actually used to induce encephalo-myelitis (experimental allergic encephalomyelitis) in laboratory animals (Levine and Sowinski, 1973 5). This is characterised by brain swelling and haemorrhaging of an extent similar to that caused by mechanical injuries (Iwasa et al., 1985 6)." [ http://www.nexusmagazine.com/shakenbaby.html ]

    A note at the bottom gives more information about vaccination (and other causes that are not child abuse or neglect) being the cause of the above symptoms commonly thought of as child abuse.

    One of the state representatives just gave me an example of a family whose five-year-old was taken away, traumatizing the family, because of bruising on the body. It was later discovered that the child had leukemia, causing the bruising. Please consider this: Dr. Frederick Klenner, Polio Researcher, USA, said, "Many here voice a silent view that the Salk and Sabin Polio vaccine, being made of monkey kidney tissue has been directly responsible for the major increase in leukemia in this country."

    Also, please include a changed definition. HB 88 states that the definition of "neglect" is that found in State Statute 14-3-202 (a) (vii), which says "a failure or refusal by those responsible for the child's welfare to provide adequate care, maintenance, supervision, education or medical, surgical or any other care necessary for the child's well being. Treatment given in good faith by spiritual means alone, through prayer, by a duly accredited practitioner in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination is not child neglect for that reason alone;".

    This definition is unacceptable; it needs changed. In March of 2001, the Wyoming Supreme Court concluded that waivers are to be granted upon simple request for religious exemption from vaccination. No church affiliation is necessary; nor are prayer or church tenets or practices investigated before that exemption is granted.

    Although that Supreme Court decision did not address personal beliefs that are not religious, the children of people who are not religious should not receive treatment or vaccination, when that treatment or vaccination is against the parents' or guardians' personal beliefs. I see HB 88 as a danger to the rights to refuse treatment and vaccinations when the parent or guardian objects on religious or philosophical grounds.

    In conclusion, I prefer that HB 88 is killed. However, in the event that such a thing is impossible, I ask that you ensure the rights to parental approval before vaccination and parental choice in medical practitioners and treatment. Also, the child protective service workers need training in vaccine adverse events and other causes that are not abuse or neglect. Last, the definition of neglect needs to be changed as explained above. [Note: If you use this paragraph when you contact your senator, the last sentence can say, "Last, the definition of neglect needs to be changed to exempt anyone from vaccination or medical treatment that he feels is wrong for his child or dependent."]

Sincerely,
Susan Pearce


    Below is additional information excerpted from writings of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. (AAPS), concerning refusal of medical treatment, including vaccination.

    The AAPS says, "The Centers for Disease Control admits that the reported number of adverse effects of vaccines is probably only 10% of actual adverse effects." http://www.aapsonline.org/testimony/mandvac.htm

    On Aug. 3, 1999, Jane Orient, MD, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) said: "Public policy regarding vaccines is fundamentally flawed. It is permeated by conflicts of interest. It is based on poor scientific methodology (including studies that are too small, too short, and too limited in populations represented), which is, moreover, insulated from independent criticism. The evidence is far too poor to warrant overriding the independent judgments of patients, parents, and attending physicians, even if this were ethically or legally acceptable. Indeed, evidence is accumulating that serious adverse reactions are being ignored. Although this statement has focused on hepatitis B vaccine, similar questions should be raised about others as well."

    The above paragraph is the conclusion to a statement of the ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS on VACCINES: PUBLIC SAFETY AND PERSONAL CHOICE before the COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM AND OVERSIGHT U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
www.aapsonline.org
AAPS Phone: (800) 635-1196
AAPS Hotline: (800) 419-4777.

http://www.aapsonline.org/testimony/vacresol.htm
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.
A Voice for Private Physicians Since 1943

AAPS RESOLUTION CONCERNING MANDATORY VACCINES

"Ethical Medicine"
AAPS Annual Meeting
October 25 - 28, 2000
St. Louis, MO
Submitted for Member approval:

WHEREAS: The statement of Patients' Freedoms adopted by the Assembly at the 47th annual meeting of AAPS in 1990 provides that "Patients have the freedom ... to refuse medical treatment even if it is recommended by their physician and to be informed about their medical condition, the risks and benefits of treatment, and appropriate alternatives"; and

WHEREAS: There are increasing numbers of mandatory childhood vaccines, to which children are often subjected without meaningful informed consent, including information about potential adverse side effects; and

WHEREAS: Parents who exercise their freedom to refuse one or more vaccines may be subjected to penalties ranging from deprivation of the right to enroll their child in school, to threats of removing the child from parental custody and forcible vaccination; and

WHEREAS: Safety testing of many vaccines is limited and the data are unavailable for independent scrutiny, so that mass vaccination is equivalent to human experimentation and subject to the Nuremberg Code, which requires voluntary informed consent; and

WHEREAS: The process of approving and "recommending" vaccines is tainted with conflicts of interest;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: That AAPS calls for a moratorium on vaccine mandates and for physicians to insist upon truly informed consent for the use of vaccines.


Thank you for your help on this important issue.

Susan Pearce
Wyoming Vaccine Information Network
P.O. Box 615
Buffalo, WY 82834
307-751-8505

Note: A letter by Harold E Buttram, M.D., in 2001, about shaken baby syndrome/vaccine damage at http://vran.org/vaccines/sbs/sbs-rebuttal.htm also explains how temporary brittle bone disease (TBBD), lack of vitamin C, and vaccination can cause fractures, hemorrhagic complications, etc. "One of the primary roles of vitamin C in the body being that of producing and maintaining connective tissue, Dr. Kalokerinos hypothesized that with minor viral infections further depleting an already marginal store of vitamin C, the administration of endotoxin-bearing vaccines would sweep away the residual traces of vitamin C provoking fulminating scurvy with hemorrhagic complications from the [of (sic)] weakening of blood vessels."


September 8, 2002

Sometimes a health professional or school official tells a parent that his child must be vaccinated, even though the parent asks to have his child exempted.

Harold Buttram, M.D., described very well some reasons people need to do their own research on the vaccination issue. His Vaccine Scene 2000 -- Review and Update can be read at http://www.haciendapub.com/medicalsentinel/vaccine-scene-2000-review-and-update .

When you start to do your own research and begin to understand the effect of vaccine ingredients on the immune system, you may decide these ingredients are harmful to the human body.

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, an osteopath from Cleveland, OH, stated, "A vaccine may contain 0.002 percent of a toxic substance such as formaldehyde. The percentage may seem like an insignificant, or 'safe' amount. However, the percentages, particularly when multiple antigens are injected at one time, often exceed the parts per million safety guidelines established by the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency."

She goes on to say that doctors need to understand "that vaccines contain toxic ingredients and foreign DNA that do not belong in the bodies of people." She believes it is up to ordinary citizens to insist that physicians do the reading and the math. When they have done their homework, Dr. Tenpenny claims that, "it becomes nearly impossible for physicians to justify vaccinating children as the most intelligent way to 'immunize' them from childhood diseases."

Medical and religious exemptions to mandatory vaccines are available in Wyoming. Keeping our blood pure (untainted by the many vaccine ingredients) and our seed (our genes) from being mixed with RNA and DNA from foreign species is a principle that people often do not think of.

When God told us to keep the blood pure and to not let the seed be mixed, He had good reasons. Our immune system was created to fight an invasion of pathogens by mounting an acute response. This acute response drives the disease from the body and, in the process, strengthens the immune system so that it can be more effective in protecting us from any future onslaughts.

Vaccination does away with God's methods of ridding the body of these pathogens. Vaccines introduce an artificial means of prevention that has been shown to be a contributing factor in the development of chronic diseases and start a process of genetic recombination in human cells.

Imagine the result after several generations of genetic alterations in human cells. Our parents and grandparents had the smallpox vaccine, then the next generation had the diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio vaccines. The next generation has been given measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis b, and others. The human immune system, at least in those who have been vaccinated, is made weaker and is less capable of responding effectively to an infection.

When people decide to place their faith in man's means of disease prevention instead of in God and the beautiful, efficient immune system He created for us, they needn't be shocked to discover the damage they have done to the human race.

Isaac Golden, author of the book _Vaccination? A Review of Risks and Alternatives_, put it so well when he said, "To someone whose god is science, vaccination makes sense. But to someone whose god is God, it is appalling."

Susan Pearce
Wyoming Vaccine Information Network
P.O. Box 615
Buffalo, WY 82834

Disclaimer (at page bottom)


September 8, 2002

Often in the last four years, I have read information on vaccination that I wish I could have read 24 years ago before my first child was born. One example is described below.

Richard Moskowitz, M.D., in his article "How Do the Vaccines Work?" explained the way a person normally responds to the measles virus. He inhales the virus and his body responds by allowing it to multiply in the head and neck region, from where it eventually passes into the blood and the visceral organs of the immune system, such as the spleen, the liver, and the thymus.

Dr. Moskowitz said that the illness is the effort of the immune system to rid the blood of the measles virus. The processes of mounting and recovering from acute illnesses involve the entire immune system.

God created a person with the ability to strengthen his immune system in this way, so that recovery from the illness means he is immune to it in the future. When we allow the immune system to be strengthened in the normal way, it is prepared to respond more quickly and effectively to any future infections.

Dr. Moskowitz went on to explain that injection of an artificially attenuated vaccine, such as that for measles, directly into the bloodstream, bypasses the normal portals of entry that activate our immune system. There is very little possibility of eliminating the virus from the body, as it would have done if it had been acquired normally. This is because there is no normal incubation period at the normal portal of entry.

The vaccine is an attempt to "trick" the body into producing antibodies so that it will be "protected" from a future exposure to disease. The trouble with this is that God didn't want us to ever have to deal with a virus or other antigen being placed directly into our bloodstream. We have no obvious way of getting rid of it when it is allowed direct access to our most vital immune organs and tissues.

The vaccine virus becomes latent in the host cells of the immune system. This latent virus has survived as a foreign element within the cell, so the body tries to keep making antibodies against it. Since the virus has become a permanent part of the cell's genetic material, the antibodies now are directed against that cell.

This leaves the body with a dilemma. It must destroy those infected cells in order to remove the constant antigenic challenge from the body. Vaccination is introducing highly antigenic material, such as live viruses, into our blood. A truly frightening result would be the many autoimmune diseases we are facing today. Our God-given immune system can no longer tell the difference between self and non-self. Our body becomes unable to recognize its own cells as its own and unable to destroy the parasites that it should perceive as foreign.

Circulating antibodies keep the virus within the cell, and continue to keep the immune system from mounting an acute inflammatory response. Then, finally, accumulated stress or emergency may be the impetus that causes the production of large quantities of antibodies that attack the cells, causing autoimmune destruction of tissues.

Dr. Moskowitz described the above processes in his article that was published in May, 1984, in Health Freedom News. More recently, Philip Incao, M.D., has written about the same subject. I have listened to many parents say they wish they had known about it before their children were born.

Susan Pearce
Wyoming Vaccine Information Network
P.O. Box 615
Buffalo, WY 82834

Disclaimer (at page bottom)


  About Wyoming Vaccine Information Network:

In April, 2001, Jacque Jones and Susan Pearce formed a statewide information/support group as a state chapter of Vaccination Liberation. In Sheridan and Buffalo, they have held meetings that are always open to the public. At each meeting, they usually show a DVD and then informally discuss vaccine and health topics.

During the months of January and February, they have been active in working with state legislators in order to ensure that people’s rights are maintained in the area of vaccination mandates and exemptions.


How to contact your Wyoming state legislators:

Voter Hotline:

    Call 1-866-WYO-VOTE (1-866-996-8683) if you want to leave a "vote yes" or "vote no" message. If you live in Cheyenne, call 777-VOTE (777-8683).
    Other than recommending that a legislator vote for or against an identified bill, callers cannot leave a general message for legislators through this service. All you have to tell them is your name, address, county, and which bill you are saying "yes" or "no" about. In this case, if you want the bill killed, say "No" on HB 88.

General Telephone Messages and Correspondence for Legislators:

Citizens who wish to contact a legislator directly during the session, or to convey a detailed message to a legislator, should call the
Senate Receptionist at 307-777-7711 or the House of Representatives at 307-777-7852.
Written mail may be directed to a designated legislator in care of the Wyoming House or Senate, State Capitol, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002.
Fax messages may be sent to a designated legislator at 307-777-5466.

You may easily find out who all your elected officials are and contact them by going to http://capwiz.com/hslda/home/. It lists all ways to contact them including e-mail. (However, it does not list the Voter Hotline number, which I gave above.)

http://legisweb.state.wy.us is the web site of the state legislature. On the left margin, where it says "Members of the 57th Legislature", you can find out how to contact any of the legislators, not just your own.

A former state representative told me the information in the first paragraph below:

The hotline is an OK way to go when one is in a hurry. The most effective way is to call each house or senate member individually and leave your message. That way it is on a pink slip and not among all the other calls legislators are getting. [Before you do that, please read the paragraph just below this one, starting with the word "Note".] They get sheets at the end of each day with a laundry list of bills and folks who say yes or no. The pages are numerous and sometimes legislators don't have time to peruse them as they have a committee meeting upon adjournment. It costs more money to call each individually, but email can be used, also. No one pays attention to the mass emails. Again, individual messages are key.

Note: Use 1-307-777-7852 only for a message that is NOT a YES/NO vote because the telephone receptionist who answers your call at 1-307-777-7852 said not to call this number with a yes/no vote, just with a message for the one legislator you are contacting with a message. That is the number that you call when you want to have a pink slip delivered to the legislator. I would only use that number to send a message in a paragraph form telling why I disagree or agree with a bill. I would rather use e-mail, when the person has an e-mail address, and most of them do.


DISCLAIMER FOR WYOMING VACCINE INFORMATION NETWORK
-- SUSAN PEARCE AND JACQUE JONES

Any information contained herein is for educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as legal or medical advice. Wyoming Vaccine Information Network does not necessarily agree with all the statements made in this material. The decision to vaccinate is one that must be made by you in consultation with a trusted health care provider of your choice.

Please be aware that all information that you read needs to be read carefully, keeping in mind that some of it may not be backed by facts. It is necessary to check on the sources to be certain that a statement is true.

This applies to both sides of the vaccination debate.


WVIN Packet
May 17, 2010

Dear friends,

Our vaccine group has put together quite a few good articles and other information about vaccination for the person who wants to see the other side of the vaccine issue. We all have gotten the pro-vaccine side all of our lives, so in order to make a wise decision, it's important that we study both sides.

We are a not-for profit organization, and always spend much more money for the vaccine information than we take in. We are not an official 501 (c) (3) organization.

For a donation of $20.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling, you become a Basic one-year member of Wyoming Vaccine Information Network. We send you a packet of the information listed below and a one-year subscription to The VacLib Letter, the quarterly vaccine publication of Vaccination Liberation. If that newsletter is not available, I will replace it with the VRANewsletter, of Canada.

For a donation of $30.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling, you become a Full one-year member of our group. We send you the same things as in the Basic membership, plus a vaccination book. The one I am currently sending is Jamie Murphy's What Every Parent Should Know About Childhood Immunization. This is a 1993 book, tenth printing 2005. With the Full membership, you will get a 20% discount on the books, audio-tapes, CDs, DVDs, and other items that Vaccination Liberation has in its 20% discount list at http://www.vaclib.org/basic/products.htm.

For people who feel they need the packet of information, but cannot donate anything, our group will provide the packet anyway, if we can.

Susan Pearce



Wyoming Vaccine Information Network

Packet Contents List




List of items in this packet

Disclaimer

Four WVIN meeting topics

“Investigate Before You Vaccinate!” Article by Vaccination Liberation

WVIN Lending Library List

“How Do the Vaccines Work?” Article by Richard Moskowitz, M.D.

Vaccine Ingredients lists

"What's in a Vaccine?" list of ingredients from <http://www.korenpublications.com>

“Autism Is Only The Tip Of The Iceberg” from <http://www.korenpublications.com>

“Vaccination, Inc.” Article by Paul Borraccia

“Vaccination, Inc. Part II” Article by Paul Borraccia

“Vaccinations – Do they even work and at what price?” Guest Opinion by Ingri Cassel

“Why the Compulsory Vaccination Laws MUST BE REPEALED” Article by Walene James

“List of websites for more information” List compiled by Jacque Jones of WVIN

“The Vaccination Decision: Your Guide to Internet Resources” List compiled by Vaccination Liberation. Also: “Did You Know?” -- One page of 13 items about vaccination

“Disease Scary-Go-Round: Seven Enlightenments and Their Application” Article by Walene James

“Is It Child Abuse – Or Something Else Entirely?” by Susan Pearce

“Shaken Baby Syndrome – The Vaccination Link” by Viera Scheibner, PhD.

“Dispelling Vaccination Myths” preface page – The new 2003 title of the article by Alan Phillips is “Contradictions Between Medical Science and Immunization Policy.”

“Dispelling Vaccination Myths: An Introduction to the Contradictions Between Medical Science and Immunization Policy” by Alan Phillips, last revision: 2003

“Basic Facts to Know About Vaccinations” by Vaccination Liberation “Facts About Hepatitis B: The Disease and the Vaccine” by Vaccination Liberation

“Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): The Disease and the Vaccine” by Vaccination Liberation

Wyoming State Laws concerning vaccination

Copy of Religious exemption form – Wyoming Department of Health 2002 revision -- You will want to go to a school nurse or public health nurse office to obtain the official one, which has the top white page with the carbon copy yellow page beneath that.

Copy of Medical exemption form -- Wyoming Department of Health 2002 revision -- You need to have a licensed physician provide the official form.

Tri-fold about our vaccine group

The latest issue of The VacLib Letter, the Vaccination Liberation newsletter (Ingri Cassel has taken a break from publishing it, so in the meantime, I have been sending The VRANewsletter, instead. Ingri plans to start publishing The VacLib Letter again soon.)

Several extra items

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