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
- Federal law requires healthcare providers who administer vaccines to report adverse events following vaccination to the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) database; however there is little to no oversight or enforcement of this law
- 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
- Other data sources, including data released by whistleblowers at the Department of Defense, indicate that injuries and deaths caused by Covid-19 vaccines in particular may be grossly under-reported
- 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.
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:
Please call the offices of the Health and Government Operations Committee members in support of HB1189:
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!