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Vaccination Exemption Rights By Madeline Dillon

Mission Statement

We want to increase the health of our future generations.

We support providing vaccinations to all children, and educational meetings on vaccinations for guardians who wish to discuss exemption.

Why I Chose This/Relevance

Current Law


Supporters National: Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Vaccine Advocacy Organization ‘Every Child By Two’ Local: Maine Public Health Association

Lawmaker/Call to Action Chellie Pingree, Maine's national representative.

Ballarlo, Beverly and Nancy Sprague. "Vaccines & Health Hazards: Overview." Points of View: Vaccines & Health Hazards, Oct. 2017, p. 1. EBSCOhost, du/log in.aspx?direct=true&db=pwh&AN=23761083&site=pov-live. Bryson, Donna, and Betsy McKay. "U.S. News: A Booster Shot for Vaccines --- Amid Debate and Outbreaks, States Weigh Tougher Rules for Allowing Exemptions."Wall Street Journal, Jan 06, 2014, ProQuest, ?accountid=17222. HEALTH AND WELFARE. Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. Maine Legislature, legis/statutes/22/title22sec1066.html. Accessed 27 Apr. 2018. Kramer, Otis and Ann Griswold. "Counterpoint: Parents Should Think Carefully about the Risks of Vaccination." Points of View: Vaccines & Health Hazards, Oct. 2017, p. 3. EBSCOhost,

Lawlor, Joe. "Measles in 14 States, Red Flags in Maine." Portland Press Herald, Feb 06, 2015, ProQuest, authmaine.asp?url= Lemons, Jane Fullerton. "Vaccine Controversies." CQ Researcher, 19 Feb. 2016, pp. 169-92, "'Parental Rights' Proposal is Unsafe Ordinance would Imperil Valley Kids."Spokesman Review, Oct 01, 2017, ProQuest, du/ docview/1944812540?accountid=17222. Title 19-A: DOMESTIC RELATIONS Part 3: PARENTS AND CHILDREN Chapter 55: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. Maine Legislature, Vezina, Kenrick. "Counterpoint: Ethical Issues of Vaccine Development and Deployment Must Be Discussed Sooner Rather Than Later." Points of View: Experimental Vaccine for Ebola Virus, 3/1/2016, p. 1. EBSCOhost, login.aspx?direct=true&db=pwh&AN=101955297&site=pov-live.

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