Action Alert: Please Ask Health and Government Operations Committee Members to SUPPORT HB1189 Which Would Uphold Federal Law Requiring Healthcare Providers to Report Adverse Events Following Vaccination

TEXT OF HB1189

Public Health – Vaccines Administered Under Emergency Use Authorization – Reporting of Adverse Events

Requiring a health care provider to report to the national Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System an adverse event occurring after the administration of a vaccine, including a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, administered under an emergency use authorization.

why icm SUPPORTS HB1189

 
  • The FDA estimates that only 1-10% of adverse events following vaccination are ever reported, while a Harvard University study commissioned by the CDC found that fewer than 1% of adverse events are reported to VAERS. A majority of healthcare providers are not aware of nor compliant with federal requirements
 
 
  • Federal and state public health policies, including multiple bills currently up for vote in the Maryland legislature, draw upon VAERS data to evaluate the relative risks versus benefits of CDC-recommended vaccines. Accurate data is crucial in determining the best course of treatment for individual patients as well as implementing sound public health policy which drastically impacts the lives of Maryland citizens

Who to contact about HB1189

There will be a hearing for HB1189 before the Health and Government Operations Committee on 3/14/2022 at 2:00 PM.

URGENT: We’re asking all members to contact the following bill sponsors, and to call and email members of the Health and Government Operations committee, to let them know, in your own words, why you support this bill!
 
Please contact bill sponsors Delegate M. Fisher, Delegate Arentz, Delegate Boteler, Delegate Krebs, Delegate Mautz, Delegate Morgan, Delegate Rose, Delegate Szeliga, and Delegate Thiam to express your support.
 
410-841-3231 | 301-858-3231
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3231
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 27C – let him know!
 
410-841-3543 | 301-858-3543
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3543
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 36 – let him know!
 
410-841-3365 | 301-858-3365
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3365
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 8 – let him know!
 
410-841-3200 | 301-858-3200
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3200
If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 5 – let her know!
 
410-841-3429| 301-858-3429
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3429
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 37B – let him know!
 
410-841-3170 | 301-858-3170
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3170
If you’re a constituent of his – in District 29A – let him know!
 
410-841-3070 | 301-858-3070
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3070
If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 5 – let her know!
 
410-841-3698 | 301-858-3698
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3698
 If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 7 – let her know!

410-841-3125 | 301-858-3125
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3125

If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 2B – let her know!

 

Please copy and paste the following email addresses of the Health and Government Operations Committee members into the BCC section of your email in support of HB1189:

heather.bagnall@house.state.md.us, lisa.belcastro@house.state.md.us, harry.bhandari@house.state.md.us, alfred.carr@house.state.md.us, brian.chisholm@house.state.md.us, bonnie.cullison@house.state.md.us, Terri.Hill@house.state.md.us, steve.johnson@house.state.md.us, Anne.Kaiser@house.state.md.us, Ariana.Kelly@house.state.md.us, ken.kerr@house.state.md.us, nicholaus.kipke@house.state.md.us, Cheryl.Landis@house.state.md.us, robbyn.lewis@house.state.md.us, joseline.pena.melnyk@house.state.md.us, shane.pendergrass@house.state.md.us, Teresa.Reilly@house.state.md.us, samuel.rosenberg@house.state.md.us, Sid.Saab@house.state.md.us, Sheree.Sample.Hughes@house.state.md.us, Karen.Young@house.state.md.us
 

Please call the offices of the Health and Government Operations Committee members in support of HB1189:

 
410-841-3406 | 301-858-3406
 
410-841-3833 | 301-858-3833
 
410-841-3526 | 301-858-3526
 
410-841-3638 | 301-858-3638
 
410-841-3206 | 301-858-3206
 
410-841-3883 | 301-858-3883
 
410-841-3378 | 301-858-3378
 
410-841-3280 | 301-858-3280
 
410-841-3036 | 301-858-3036
 
410-841-3642 | 301-858-3642
 
410-841-3240 | 301-858-3240
 
410-841-3421 | 301-858-3421
 
410-841-3448 | 301-858-3448
 
410-841-3772 | 301-858-3772
 
410-841-3502 | 301-858-3502
 
410-841-3139 | 301-858-3139
 
410-841-3278 | 301-858-3278
 
410-841-3297 | 301-858-3297
 
410-841-3551 | 301-858-3551
 
410-841-3427 | 301-858-3427
 
410-841-3436 | 301-858-3436 
 

Please note: Rules for submitting written and oral testimony have changed this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, and can be viewed here. We’re asking members for phone calls, emails, and written testimony only at this time.

Please spread the word! Let’s flood the offices of HB1189 sponsors and the HGO committee members with polite, respectful, forceful emails and phone calls. They need to hear our voices!

 

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