Additional vaccines added to requirements for admission to Idaho schools and daycares

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) proposed a rule this year to change both IDAPA* 16.02.11 – Immunization requirements for children attending licensed daycare and IDAPA 16.02.15 – Immunization requirements for Idaho school children. The proposed changes were not posted on the Internet for the public to easily view. The period for the required announcement of solicitation for public comment was made in newspapers of record throughout the state during the summer months, with public comment ending on September 1, 2004.

I was alerted about this proposed rule change on Friday, January 21, 2005, by Jane Lesko of the Idaho Eagle Forum. She noted that the Loeschter Subcommittee of the House Health and Welfare Committee was scheduled to hear the proposed change on Monday, January 24, 2005. Russ Duke of the Boise Dept. of Health and Welfare presented the proposed changes before the committee, which essentially involves a second MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine and a fifth DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and acellular Pertussis) vaccine as requirements for registration at a daycare or school in Idaho.

What this subcommittee is set up to do is basically rubberstamp any changes in administrative rules (their interpretation/enforcement of Idaho Code), without any real legislative oversight. The concern here is for the children since with the current program in place, the IDHW can continually increase vaccine requirements for daycare and school without having the repercussions of the expense in caring for the vaccine-injured…or deceased.

In only a 23-month span, from January 1, 1998 through November 30, 1999, 70 cases of adverse reactions were reported to the national Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) from the state of Idaho, including death and permanent disability. The majority of those cases were reactions to the triple antigen vaccines DTaP and MMR.

What our legislators on the Loeschter Subcommittee failed to do was to adequately question the need for the addition of more dangerous vaccines (drugs) as a requirement for school/daycare.

What is the true risk/benefit ratio? Was there a recent outbreak of measles, pertussis, mumps, diphtheria, or rubella? How many adverse reactions to MMR and DTaP have been reported to VAERS in the last five years from Idaho alone?

We know of three families in this state who have been compensated by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program who live in Idaho, and had their children’s vaccines administered in Idaho. Two mothers signed “gag” orders; the third mother would not sign a gag order. All three mothers had children who died or are permanently disabled after only one MMR or one DTaP. It is well known that the triple-antigen vaccines DTaP and MMR are most likely to trigger an adverse vaccine reaction. And by vaccine reaction, I am only talking here about the most visible signs of a reaction such as seizures, cardiac arrest, and prolonged high-pitched screaming.

We need to take a serious look at the long-term consequences of changing our genetic structure and immune system through injections into the lymphatic system of known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, phenols, mercury, aluminum compounds and viruses cultured in continuous cell lines of both human and animal origin (shedding foreign DNA and commingling it with our own.)

Since I have a relationship with Representative Bill Sali of the House H&W Committee and who is also on the Loeschter Subcommittee, I sent him appropriate questions and attempted to put a stop to this additional mandated medical assault to Idaho’s children. What I was essentially told was that parents can always ask for an exemption to the vaccine requirements.

In response to his reasoning, I forwarded to Bill Sali two recent cases of parents not able to obtain a legal exemption: one parent of a small infant was told at a Salvation Army daycare that they didn’t have to accept exemptions and the IDHW backed them in their claim, despite Idaho Code 39-4804. The other parent was threatened at a public school and never told about exemptions under Idaho state law.

What is most interesting about I.C. 39-4804 is the fact that the bureaucracy never mentions it in their rules. I.C. 39-4804 clearly states, “Before an immunization is administered to any child in this state, the parent or guardian of the child shall be notified that: 1) Immunizations are not mandatory and may be refused on religious or other grounds…” If it were in fact a law with teeth in it (as with the changes we proposed in February 2003), it would in effect nullify I.C. 39-4801 – Idaho’s compulsory vaccination requirement for school.

But right now, the new IDAPA rules that will be enforced for Fall 2005 will require an additional MMR vaccine when registering for kindergarten and an additional (fifth) DTaP vaccine for daycare and kindergarten. Unless we begin a serious vaccine education campaign in our respective communities, Idaho’s children will no doubt suffer irreparable harm—while the bureaucrats enforcing this insanity incur zero liability.

If some children die or are permanently disabled (think dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD…), where on the bellcurve is your “normal” child? If a vast majority of children are vaccinated, as is the case today and with the added burden of an increasingly insane number of recommended and required vaccines for daycare and school entry, how are we going to redefine “normal”? The long-term results and implications of this mandated medical experiment on Idaho’s children is staggering.

*IDAPA is Idaho Administrative Procedures Act. This act was adopted in 1992, amended in 1993 and became effective July 1, 1993. It allows state bureaucracies to make adjustments to the implementation and enforcement of Idaho statutes by taking their proposal of changes to a subcommittee of a legislative committee for final approval. The entire committee, house or senate does not necessarily have a voice in whether these changes will or will not be adopted. In other words, there is no real legislative oversight in the final changes that effect the interpretation and implementation of Idaho Code.

Ingri Cassel is the co-director of the Idaho Chapter of Vaccination Liberation. Vaccination Liberation is part of a national grassroots network dedicated to providing information on vaccinations not often made available to the public so one can make the only informed choice: Avoidance and refusal. There website is and address is P.O. Box 235, Hayden, Idaho 83835-0235.

References for further research:

A sample of VAERS reports for the State of Idaho for the period January 1, 1998 through November 30, 1999

VacLib’s testimony before the Senate and House Health and Welfare Committees February 26, 2003

Bellcurve as applied to vaccine reactions – article is “U.S. Public Health Service admits ‘substantial uncertainty’ exists regarding vaccine safety”

IDAPA 16.02.11 – Idaho’s immunization requirements for licensed daycares

IDAPA 16.02.15 – Idaho’s immunization requirements for schools

Note: the update of the changes to the above cited rules are posted below. All proposed rule changes for 2005 were approved by the governor’s office with no changes.

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