Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice Top Ten List for Protecting Vaccine Exemptions

CCVC and Regenerate Magazine hosted Back-to-School Vaccine Awareness events in Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs this summer. During the presentation, CCVC Board Member Pam Long would go over this Top Ten list.

Check it out, get involved and reach out to CCVC at https://ccfvc.org/ if you have any questions or need support.

1. Contact lawmakers and school administrators when exemption laws and rights are violated and explain why vaccine exemptions are important. Provide exemption statute that shows “official” CDPHE forms for exemptions are not required. (CRS 25-4-903)

2. Ask lawmakers to de-fund the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) for its lack of public health benefit and to de-fund the 2017 CDPHE “School and Childcare Immunization Data” database which aims to decrease the ratings of schools with high exemption rates.

3. Make an informed vote in November for state representatives, state senators, and the Governor in favor of candidates who will support vaccine exemptions.

4. Protest any Colorado bill or Board of Health rule that seeks to restrict vaccine exemptions. Present oral testimony in favor of exemptions at public hearings.

5. Ask doctors and vaccine providers to read the general and vaccine-specific contra-indications and adverse events list from the product insert every time a vaccine is offered. Notification of all risks provides informed consent.

6. Inform your elected lawmakers that there are now over 70 doses of vaccines on the current US schedule. Most lawmakers are not aware how the schedule has grown.

7. Give a financial donation to CCVC to lobby for exemption protections in legislation and through judicial action at https://ccfvc.org/.

8. National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986. Educate lawmakers on the removal of financial liability from vaccine manufacturers and vaccine providers, and that the Vaccine Injury Table and Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) includes permanent disability and death.

9. Execute a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) violation or Judicial Review complaint when schools and state agencies violate exemption rights and privacy rights.

10.X. Demand that CO Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver) resign after conviction of a DUI in 2016, and conviction of 57 counts of illegal undisclosed campaign contributions in 2017. Rep. Pabon has sponsored two bills aimed at restricting vaccine exemption rights of parents which have been longstanding in statute since 1978.

Pam Long
Pam Long is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and a former Army Medical Service Corps Officer where she worked in emergency medical treatment in peacekeeping task forces and commanded a medevac headquarters company. She holds a board certification in behavioral psychology. She currently consults with health advocacy groups at the local and state level.