Vaccine Consumer Protection Bill HB20-1239
Who Does 1239 Help?
The Vaccine Consumer Protection Bill is a good bill for every person who lives in Colorado and extends informed consent to every patient.
Would you like to know what is entering your muscle tissue and bloodstream before you roll up your sleeve for that injection? Would you like to know the ingredients that will become a part of your body? Does it sound appealing to know which manufacturer produced the vaccine, where you can go to learn about possible side effects that you might experience, and what to do in the case that you suffer from an adverse event?
Knowledge of Protection is Power
HB20-1239 provides knowledge, which is power. What patient or parent/guardian would decline empowerment to better take care of themselves or their loved ones?
History of Pharmaceutical Companies and Liability
In 1986 the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act relinquished pharmaceutical companies from all liability of injuries suffered after an injection. In plain English, this means that no one can sue a pharmaceutical company for any injuries or side effects. Pharmaceutical companies are not liable for any defects in the products. This is the same industry that has had multiple lawsuits for mass amounts of injuries and deaths in their other product lines.
Consider the opioid crisis. In 2018 alone there were 47,320 deaths from opioids in the United States. What kind of injuries and deaths can we assume are happening with a product line where they have zero liability or accountability? The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act brought us the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VCIP). People who can recognize a vaccine injury and file a report in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System can attempt to take their case to VCIP. VCIP then reviews the case and may (or may not) award money to the victim or their family.
The maximum payment for death is $250,000. Would that be enough to compensate you for their loss of life? Is that enough money to justify the loss of life? Would that soothe your pain? A Harvard study found that fewer than 1% of adverse events that occur post-injection are reported to VAERS. It is also remarkable, that as of 2/3/20 VCIP has paid $4,280,352,825.16 to victims suffering adverse reactions from vaccines, up to and including death paid by US taxpayers.
Red Flags that Threaten our Protection
Have you ever heard the word “Contraindication?” This simply means that there is a red flag in someone’s personal or family history, which indicates they are at a higher risk for a vaccine injury. HB20-1239 requires for a patient, or a parent/guardian to complete a Contraindication Checklist before receiving an injection that would identify a heightened risk for injury. This enables health care providers and patients or parents/guardians to make the very best and safest medical decisions.
Why should vaccines be any different?
Look Before you Shoot
HB20-1239 provides this info to everyone in Colorado who receives a shot. 1239 requires people to be told the side effects, and who to contact in the case of an adverse event. It requires health professionals to help someone with injuries by filing a report into VAERS for them.
Full Support for the Schedule
HB20-1239 does nothing to discourage people from receiving their regularly scheduled vaccinations. It simply arms them with the information they need to truly give informed consent to receive a medical procedure. Every other medical procedure requires informed consent.
Protect Your Family
If you would like to receive this information before your next injection take a moment to email and call the Health and Insurance Committee and express your support for HB20-1239. Ask them to pass it out of committee and bring it to a full debate and vote on the House Floor.
Don’t sit by and allow these legislators to kill your right to informed consent.
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