Support SB 649
Support SB 649

Bill Number: SB 649
Bill Text: Introduced
Chief Sponsors: Senator Thatcher, Senator Linthicum, Senator Knopp
Regular Sponsors: Senator Boquist, Representative Nearman, Representative Noble, Representative Stark
Stance: SUPPORT

STATUS:

Public Hearing Scheduled 2/18/2019 HR A @1:00pm – Senate Committee on Health Care

CALL TO ACTION: 

Please submit testimony for the public hearing to: [email protected]
This includes if you are planning to show up and testify or support from afar by submitting testimony. We need both!

Attend the meeting on 2/18 – please show up 15 minutes early. If you plan to testify look for the sign in sheet by the door of the hearing room.

TIPS ON TESTIFYING:

Reference the Chair when speaking “Thank you Chair (Last Name) and Members of the (XYZ Committee)

Give the committee your name and city

Let the committee know if you support or oppose the bill

Keep your testimony short- 2 minutes or less

Be clear and concise and RESPECTFUL

Be sure to submit the testimony via email to the committee exhibit email

Oregonians For Medical Freedom Notes:  SB 649 would help provide informed consent to parents/patients. When a vaccine is administered, the doctor’s office would provide a paper with a URL and QR Code that can be scanned that would take the user to an OHA maintained website. This website would contain access to the manufacturer’s package insert for each vaccine, the CDC vaccine excipient list, and a list of any ingredients that are considered high priority chemicals of concern by OHA.


Chair: Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-986-1725

Vice-Chair: Senator Dennis Linthicum
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-986-1728

Senator Lee Beyer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-986-1706

Senator Shemia Fagan
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-986-1724

Senator Tim Knopp
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-986-1727

Key points


A vaccine is the only product that is free from manufacturer liability, due to the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 which “Provides that no vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death: (1) resulting from unavoidable side effects; or (2) solely due to the manufacturer’s failure to provide direct warnings.” https://www.congress.gov/bill/99th-congress/house-bill/5546


Since the passage of the 1986 NCVIA, the vaccine schedule has expanded significantly. Just because someone really wants you to take something, doesn’t mean you don’t have a right to know what is in it.

A vaccine is the only product that is free from manufacturer liability, due to the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 which “Provides that no vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death: (1) resulting from unavoidable side effects; or (2) solely due to the manufacturer’s failure to provide direct warnings.” https://www.congress.gov/bill/99th-congress/house-bill/5546

You receive a package insert for any other over the counter and prescription medication and pharmaceutical product. This bill will allow all consumers easy access to all vaccine package inserts online, as well as CDC Vaccine Excipient List and identification of any vaccines that contain a State of Oregon identified High Priority Chemical of Concern;

Prior to a vaccine being administered the doctor’s office would provide one Oregon State specific paper with a URL and a QR Code that will link directly to the OHA maintained website with the information listed above. This is in addition to the Federally required Vaccine Information Sheet that provides general (not product specific) information about the disease and vaccine

As a consumer you have a right to receive  this information prior to vaccination to achieve full informed consent

PLEASE- keep your comments focused on the policy at hand. This bill is about consumer access to information. This is not a debate on the pros and cons of vaccines. Keeping your comments and the responses of others centered on this bill and not all the issues associated with it, is important. Those that support our vaccine recommended schedule and those that choose an alternative schedule can ALL support the right for access to information on this product.

Bill Title: Relating to information regarding vaccines; prescribing an effective date.
Summary: Requires licensed health care provider to provide vaccine information packet to patient to whom licensed health care provider administers vaccine. Requires Oregon Health Authority to maintain website that provides specific vaccine information.

The Oregon Health Authority shall maintain a publicly available website that provides access to the vaccine information data for all vaccinations required by Oregon law and vaccinations commonly recommended by licensed health care providers. The website must include, for each vaccination described in this subsection:

(a) The vaccine manufacturer’s package insert; Example Link Hepatitis B https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM110114.pdf

(b) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine excipient list; https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf

(c) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine information statement; https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hep-b.pdf

(d) A list of any ingredients that are considered high priority chemicals by the authority under ORS 431A.255.
https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/HEALTHYENVIRONMENTS/HEALTHYNEIGHBORHOODS/TOXICSUBSTANCES/Documents/chemicals-of-concern-for-childrens-health.pdf