Skip to comments.“Opting-Out” of HPV Vaccine WILL NOT WORK for Many in Texas (So there will be no doubt)
Posted on 09/13/2011 1:04:49 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper
Opting-Out of HPV Vaccine WILL NOT WORK for Many in Texas Governor Perry is misleading legislators and families in Texas by claiming that they will be able to opt-out of having their 6th grade daughter vaccinated with the vaccine for the sexually transmitted virus HPV. For many families currently, the exemption isnt worth the piece of paper it is printed on. Besides the simple fact that parents should not have to get permission from the state to make informed consent medical decisions for their own children, here are four reasons why opting-out of sate mandated vaccines doesnt work for many families in Texas:
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Opting-Out of HPV Vaccine WILL NOT WORK for Many in Texas
Governor Perry is misleading legislators and families in Texas by claiming that they will be able to opt-out of having their 6th grade daughter vaccinated with the vaccine for the sexually transmitted virus HPV. For many families currently, the exemption isnt worth the piece of paper it is printed on. Besides the simple fact that parents should not have to get permission from the state to make informed consent medical decisions for their own children, here are four reasons why opting-out of sate mandated vaccines doesnt work for many families in Texas:
Opt-out or Conscientious Exemption to Vaccination Process is a Bureaucratic Nightmare
To get the exemption form, parents must first submit a written form to State Health Department in Austin which forces the disclosure of the childs full name, birthdate, and mailing address. The Health Department takes those written requests and creates yet another form on which they print the childs same personal information that the parent had to send to health department, and the Health Department sometimes takes weeks to mail out these forms inevitably disrupting the childs school attendance. The Health Department only sends the forms by U.S. mail, and once the parent receives the forms, they must be notarized within 90 days of submitting them and then repeatedly resubmitted every 2 years even though there is no expiration set in statute.  Because the Health Department further eroded parental rights by publishing more rules getting rid of provisional enrolment for exemptions, (families used to have 30 days at the beginning of school to get their paperwork in), now schools participate in aggressive misleading education campaigns touting no shots no school while not informing families of the exemption or the instructions how to obtain it.
Private Schools Deny Admission
The Texas attorney general issued an opinion in April of 2006, ga0420, that states that private schools do not have to accept the conscience exemption to vaccination in Texas Law, and many private schools do not. For example, the Dallas Diocese for Catholic Schools policy number 5024 states, Schools will comply with immunization requirements established by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department. Conscientious objections/waivers are not accepted in schools of the Diocese.  Every new vaccine mandate causes more children with valid legal exemptions to be denied their private school education.
Doctors Refuse Medical Care
Even though you may be able to get a piece of paper from the state health department affirming your right to refuse state mandated vaccines for your child, just try and find a doctor who will honor it! According to a recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 39% of pediatricians surveyed said they would throw kids out of practices who are not vaccinated.  PROVE has documented this rampant problem of doctors dismissing families utilizing a vaccine exemption in Texas to the legislature in previous sessions. Please review our report entitled The Erosion of Public Trust & Informed Consent through Immunization Harassment, Discrimination and Coercion prepared for the House Public Health Committee in 2005. 
Insurance Rates Rise and Accessibility Affected
Responsible parents who have secured health care coverage for their children will be forced to pay higher insurance rates whether they want the HPV vaccine or not. Even if you opt-out of the HPV vaccine mandate for Gardasil by Merck by securing a conscientious exemption waiver, there is no way for Texas parents to opt-out of the corresponding rise in their insurance premiums. § 1367.053. (a) (2) of the Insurance Code REQUIRES that any vaccine required be law must be covered by insurance.  This first-dollar coverage requirement results in corresponding direct hiking of insurance premiums to meet costs, and for a vaccine as expensive as this one, an HPV vaccine mandate risks putting premiums for basic health care coverage out of reach financially for even more Texas families. Additionally, we have received complaints from families where insurance companies are harassing parents with letters and discriminating on coverage based on whether or not the child has had all their state mandated vaccines.
 Policy Handbook for Schools, July 6, 2006, Policy 5024.
 WebMD, Refuse Vaccine, Get Fired by Pediatrician? by Daniel Denoon, October 3, 2005.
“The Texas attorney general issued an opinion in April of 2006, ga0420, that states that private schools do not have to accept the conscience exemption to vaccination in Texas Law, and many private schools do not. “
That’s their choice, not the govt. And it is a parent’s choice to send his kids to a private school.
Notice that this story is from 2009. The program was stopped before it began by the legislature. Which means that the political genius Perry was not able to convince the legislature that his program was the way to go.
"When both the House and Senate repealed the law six weeks later, Perry did not as he now claims listen humbly or agree with their decision.-----
Human shield demagoguery. In response to the legislatures rebuke, the infuriated governor attacked those who supported repeal as shameful spreaders of misinformation who were putting womens lives at risk. Borrowing a tried-and-true Alinskyite page from the progressive left, Perry surrounded himself with female cervical cancer victims and deflected criticism of his imperial tactics with emotional anecdotes.
He then lionized himself and the minority of politicians who voted against repeal of his Gardasil order. They will never have to think twice about whether they did the right thing. No lost lives will occupy the confines of their conscience, sacrificed on the altar of political expediency. Perry, of course, has now put his own ghastly Gardasil order on that same altar but with no apology to all those he demonized and exploited along the way."
Rick gets funny when you start messin with his money.
Don't post to me like somehow you have an angle better than mine....I hope you “UNDERSTAND”.....!
Honestly you Perry people are more than annoying...you had to know that Perry was not vetted and your damn ass lucky he's gettin it now, cause u know Obama would have tore his butt up on this subject.
So shut your hole and listen for awhile...it will serve your candidate well.
“Dude,” grow up. Nobody cares about Gardasil but clowns who obsess about inconsequential things because they suit there own political agenda. Stop hyperventilating over Gardasil, it isn’t going to help whoever it is you are hoping to advance at Perry’s expense. There are only two candidates in the race for the Republican nomination, Romney and Perry. No one else is qualified for the job—except for Huntsman and he isn’t going anywhere.
You think this is about Gardesil?
Do me a favour....don’t bother posting back to me...your level of comprehension has been exposed.
best summary i’ve seen yet on this.
I wish Perry supporters would cheer his good points, while not be dishonest hypocrites about his warts.
...i’m tired of seeing the causally dismissing “besides, there was an opt-out...”.
Perry is just another big government establishment authoritarian, when he forces Parents to do this. (and, he agrees with the NY Times, and the U.N. !)
and, the developer of Gardasil herself, came out against it!
“At a cost of $360 dollars for the full 3-shot course of vaccine, that comes to about $900,000,000 to prevent one death.
Gardasil is intended to protect againist FOUR types of HPV. But there are over 120 different strains of HPV.
Mandating this, for young girls, forcing parents to jump through hoops and sign notarized documents every 2 years, pay higher insurance costs, etc. is simply wrong !
(and, Perry was AGAINST the opt-out, also!
guess his support for individual rights stops with guns...)
especially when probably many of these Parents, were evangelical Christians, (who’s daughters are NOT sexually active and don’t need this), and who voted for Perry !!!
“especially when probably many of these Parents, were evangelical Christians, (whos daughters are NOT sexually active and dont need this), and who voted for Perry !!!”
Right, so where did Bristol’s baby come from? A stork?
I totally agree!
and for all the Perryites, who say he wouldn’t sell out for a measly $5000, your correct:
Perry understates Mercks campaign donations around HPV vaccine order
The Washington Independant ^ | 09.13.11 | Mary Tuma
“(N)early $30,000 from the drugmaker
since 2000” given to Perry
and “more than $355,000...
to the Republican Governors Association since 2006
which was the year that Perry began to play a prominent role.”
I send my children to private school.
Are you saying I should have to choose between opting out of the vaccine and opting out of govt school for my children?
I shouldn't have the choice to do both?
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. Medical Journal: Autism Rates Decline as Mercury Removed from Childhood Vaccines
Independent Analysis Refutes Institute of Medicine Claims of No Relationship, While Mercury Still Used in Flu & Other Vaccines
Complete lying BS.
You're just regurgitating Democrat smears. Hope you're proud.
So the 'opt out' doesn't apply in any shape or form to that vaccine.
And don't forget that Kay Hutchison's campaign taught the Dems a thing or two about dirty campaigning, and Perry went on to trounce her.
Very true. And the Texas Tea Party came out in force to support him. Its weird that people who say they’re conservatives are trashing him.
“who say theyre conservatives”
There’s your key. They are merely keyboard ideologues, and they consider anyone who doesn’t meet their ridiculous standards as “Rinos.” They couldn’t get elected dogcatcher anywhere with their rigid ideologies.
We all know that Perry lost the implementation battle that is not the point.
The point is he was using the opt out crap as a way to cover his misdeed....anyone can clearly see that the “OPT_OUT” was a farce and would not have significantly provided an option for parents.
"RINO" tops my list of political buzzwords that ought to be retired because they're completely devoid of meaning. RINO on FR basically means "anyone who says they're a Republican but disagrees with me or with my favorite candidate". Not very informative, if you ask me.
RR is churning in his grave.
Yes, but there is no option to opt out of the property taxes which pay for those public schools. Those parents would essentially be paying for education twice.
“And it is a parents choice to send his kids to a private school.”
Of which many did not accept the opt outs.
Just why do you believe We the People must “opt out” of a tyrannical law??? Because it is a Republican candidate being held to creating it?
Funny, my daughter was never coerced to get vaccinated when she went into 6th grade.
It was such a non issue that it was forgotten until now.
I know what this is about, people who are obsessed over the Gardasil issue have another agenda,you just aren’t intellectually honest enough to post it. That’s okay, your ability to reason has also been exposed.
Mr. Perry's dictatorial executive order to force it upon 12 year old girls is very consequential and not a sign of a leader we can tolerate.
Mr. Perry's reaction to the Texas Legislature's take-back of his overreaching EO is quite telling. At the time the Texas Legislature revoked his order, Perry acted just like Obama, arrogantly truculent, refusing to accept honest rebuke, using play actors and straw dogs to isolate himself like a MacBeth in his Castle, mocking his opponents with naught effect but folly.
But worst of all is the reaction post-debate of the Perry supporters. Some much of it is the horrid and detestable "STFU" reaction, or arrogantly dismissive statements like "those who are against it are the dangerous people", "[opponents] deserve pity and ridicule", or "[opponents] can't comprehend what this is all about/i>".
Bullying behavior. We've sen it in the Global Warming Scam, we saw it here in Pennsylvania in the GOP whenever Spector ran for Senate. The party bullies insisted, demanded, enforced Spector support in the primaries and said to the Toomey supporters "STFU", "get outta here".
Well after he won reelection Specter defected, and all that internal GOP bullying resulted in the enemies gaining control of the US Senate.
Bullying on behalf on your choice of candidate is a sure poisoning of the community well. It is incredibly destructive.
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