This bill assures the public that an exemption exists for required vaccines that do not meet certain minimal requirements.
TITLE: An act to increase vaccine confidence.
PURPOSE: Assures the public that an exemption exists for required vaccines that do not meet certain minimal requirements.
JUSTIFICATION: Adding this exemption will increase confidence in mandated vaccines.
Limited informed consent exemption to mandated vaccines.
A. To increase public confidence in vaccines, the department shall publicize that an exemption exists for required vaccines that do not meet the minimal standards provided in this part.
B. Notwithstanding any other law, a person who is required to receive a vaccine for any purpose may claim an exemption from the vaccine requirement if there is not a vaccine approved by the FDA to fulfill the requirement that meets the following criteria:
1. The clinical trial the FDA relied upon to approve the vaccine evaluated its safety for at least one year after it was administered against a control group that only received either (a) a placebo or (b) another vaccine licensed as provided in this paragraph.
2. The department posts on its website the injuries or diseases caused by the vaccine and the rate at which the injury or disease occurs from the vaccine.
3. The risk of permanent disability or death from the vaccine has been proven to be less than that caused by the infection it is intended to prevent.
4. The vaccine’s manufacturer has liability for the deaths or serious injuries, if any, caused by the vaccine.
C. The public shall be informed that a person may claim the exemption in subsection b on the person’s own behalf or on behalf of the person’s child or dependent, and that the department or any other state agency, board or commission may not require the person to meet any other condition or requirement to claim the exemption.
D. As used in this section the term “FDA” shall mean the united states food and drug administration and the term “any purpose” shall include as a condition of employment, school attendance, license, certification or degree.