On November 30th, congressional bill H.R.550 (Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021) passed the U.S. House with a vote of 294-130. All House Democrats and 80 House Republicans voted yes for H.R. 550, including the 4 Republican co-sponsors.
“(f) Definition.—In this section, the term ‘immunization information system’ means a confidential, population-based, computerized database that records immunization doses administered by any health care provider to persons within the geographic area covered by that database.
- Will award over $400 million in government funding to health departments and agencies on a federal, state, local, tribal and territorial level to implement immunization information systems used by health care providers.
- Will improve the process by which agencies share immunization records
- Will provide public health officers access to important immunization information per their jurisdiction and other jurisdictions
- Will improve health care providers capabilities in assessing population gaps, gaps in immunization, and more.
We are #justasking:
- What standards will HHS place on governmental agencies to qualify or maintain immunization information systems?
- Will the data collected be used against the American people to enforce stricter mandates and authoritarian laws?
- What kind of information exactly will the immunization information systems be tracking and collecting?
- Will it track the information of individuals who apply for a medical, religious or personal belief exemption?
- What are the current issues does this immunization information system address that we need $400 million in government funding to deal with it?
- Who are the public-private parternships HHS will be consulting on standards?
Contact Your Representatives with these questions and write to them your concerns. Urge them to Vote NO Against HR 550.
Read the full bill text here: