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3/28/2005 1:26:31 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Colorado--Calls Needed Immediately Concerning Immunization Tracking System

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March 28, 2005

Colorado--Calls Needed Immediately Concerning Immunization Tracking
System


Dear HSLDA members and friends,

Senate Bill 87 is on the fast track for passage through the
Legislature. This bill, along with its companion, House Bill 1161,
will make the existing Immunization Tracking System (ITS) in Colorado
more comprehensive and intrusive than ever before.

This tracking system will aggressively monitor the vaccinations for
every child in Colorado. Although the current immunization tracking
system was established several years ago personal information was kept
strictly confidential. Parents also had the opportunity to "opt out"
from the system.

Unfortunately, S.B. 87 reverses this law and requires parents to be
contacted when their child is due or overdue for any mandated
vaccination. The ITS, when fully implemented, will be a permanent
tracking system of all children and their parents in Colorado. On a
party line vote in the House committee an amendment was defeated that
would have allowed parents to have all information about themselves
and their children completely removed from the database.

Although this bill has passed the Senate and the House committee on
Health and Human Services, the amendment to protect privacy could
still be added on the House floor today.

Therefore, we need your calls today to your representative to ask him
to vote for the Cloer amendment, which will allow parents to "opt out"
of this database.


ACTION REQUESTED:

Please call your state representative today and give him this message:

"Support the Cloer Amendment to Senate Bill 87. This amendment will
protect parental liberty and allow parents to decide if they want to
be part of an immunization tracking database."

You do not need to identify yourself as a homeschooler.

To contact your state representative, call the Capitol at 303-866-2904
or use HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox at http://www.hslda.org/toolbox

Remember, time is of the essence. S.B. 87 may be voted on in the House
as early as 1:00 pm or as late as the end of the day, so please call
now.


BACKGROUND:

- Vaccines can sometimes cause permanent injury and death. The
National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid out
over $1.3 billion in damages to families for injuries and deaths
following a vaccine reaction.

- Every year the Food and Drug Administration receives 12,000-14,000
reports to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) of
hospitalizations, injuries and deaths following vaccination. This
figure does not include the estimated one to ten percent of vaccine
injuries that are not reported.

For more information on immunizations, see our memorandum at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2222


Sincerely,

Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel




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