His claim that the “guidelines stipulate that a child would need to experience anaphylactic shock — a life threatening reaction — to EVERY vaccine-requiring eight near death experiences — to qualify for an exemption” simply isn’t true.
If a child had a severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, to a previous dose of any vaccine or to a vaccine component, then they would get an medical exemption to that vaccine. They could also easily get a medical exemption to all other vaccines that used those same components, such as gelatin, eggs, or yeast, etc.
It is silly to think that you would have to have an anaphylactic reaction to each and every vaccine, as Kennedy claims, to get a medical exemption to getting vaccinated.
Did the CDC publish new guidelines in 2019 changing what is considered to be a contraindication, another Kennedy claim?
And the thing is, these things are incorrectly perceived as contraindications or precautions to vaccination because they are not a problem with vaccination!
For example, why skip the HPV vaccine just because a child is already infection with HPV? Are they infected with all of the strains of HPV that the vaccine protects against? There is no extra risk of cervical cancer from the vaccine if you are already infected, just the fact that you might get cervical cancer because you were already infected before you got protected from the vaccine!
Why is it not homicide to scare someone away from getting vaccinated and protected with a vaccine that prevents cancer by spreading this type of misinformation?
A few other states passed new vaccine laws of their own in the following years.
Despite what anti-vaccine folks might think, not one of the new laws means that anyone is forcing kids to get vaccinated though.
New Vaccine Bills and Laws in 2019
The idea of vaccine mandates is a big issue as we continue to see outbreaks of measles around the world.
New vaccine laws being proposed across the United States include:
House Bill 2505 in Arizona will change their non-medical exemptions from personal to religious
Senate Bill 1201 in Arizona will require schools to post immunization rates on their websites
House Bill 7005 in Connecticut would permit ordained, commissioned and licensed members of the clergy to acknowledge parental statements concerning religious objections to vaccinations required for enrollment in public and nonpublic schools, instead of school nurses.
Legislative Document 798 has been sent to the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs in Maine and would remove non-medical vaccine exemptions
SD 1520 in Massachusetts adds the HPV vaccine to the list of childhood vaccines that kids receive
Assembly Bill 3818 in New Jersey clarifies the religious exemption to vaccination, so that a general philosophical or moral objection to getting vaccinated will no longer count as a true religious exemption
Senate Bill 298 in New York adds the HPV vaccine to the list of childhood vaccines that kids receive
Senate Bill 925 in Oklahoma requires school districts to report exemption rates
House Bill 2783 in Oregon requires parents to submit a form signed by a health care practitioner if they are not going to vaccinate their kids and a signed certificate verifying that they completed a vaccine educational module
Senate Bill 329 in Texas simply requires schools to post how many kids are claiming vaccine exemptions