Patient Care is a Privilege, Not a Right!
Wyoming Health Freedom Members & Supporters,
This is a disgraceful outrage! One family that reached out to us had a medically complex child that was recently diagnosed with Epilepsy. Discontinuing care of these children is absolute negligence! Many of the families across Campbell county impacted by this policy have legitimate concerns with all or some vaccines, medically fragile children, vaccine injuries or religious convictions.
We stand in solidarity with those of you affected, we support you, we will continue to advocate for your family's right to medical freedom in your health care decisions. All medical procedures come with risk!
Even the Institute of Medicine recognizes that some children have a pre-existing susceptibility to vaccine injury! Medical science has not always been able to identify which children are susceptible and whether it be genetic, allergic, autoimmune or metabolic factors that are responsible. And that should be respected!
We are here to say, if your practitioner does not support your right to make informed healthcare decisions, then they do not deserve the privilege to serve your family! You have the right to fire them and say NO MORE!
Letter Sent to Families Below:
Dear Parent or Caregiver,
This letter is to inform you of an important change in our practice at Campbell County Medical Group. We realize that you care deeply about your child's health and safety, and as providers, we are committed to their health and safety.
We firmly believe that immunizing children and young adults may be the single most important health promotion intervention we perform as healthcare providers, and that you can promote as parents/caregivers. Immunizations are so effective at preventing illness that most parents have never seen a child with polio, tetanus, whooping cough, bacterial meningitis, or even chickenpox, or know of anyone whose child died of one of these diseases. Unfortunately, such successes can make us complacent about immunizations.
- We firmly believe in the effectiveness of immunizations to prevent serious illness and save live.
- We firmly believe in the safety of our immunizations
- We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all the recommended immunizations according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Breaking up or delaying immunizations goes against expert recommendations and can put your child at risk for serious illness, or even death.
For our patients who are currently under-immunized, we would be happy to address your concerns in our office as this policy goes into effect. As the time is limited during prescheduled visits, we may not have time to answer all of your questions during that appointment. However, we are happy to schedule an Immunization Counseling Visit on a first come, first served basic for a limited time. Call the Main Clinic at 307-688-3636 to schedule.
If you are unwilling to agree to this mandatory immunization policy, we can only see your child for emergency care during the next 30 days to enable you to find a healthcare provider to provide the care you desire. The CCMG Kid Clinic, 307-688-8700, and the Walk-in Clinic, 307-688-9255, are available to provide healthcare for your child, as well as other community providers.
We hope you understand we have developed this vaccination policy to protect children, their families and our community from deadly, preventable diseases by administering safe and effective immunizations.
Francesca McGaffrey, DO MPH
Kyle Sabey, DO
Hollie Stewart, MD
Valerie Amstadt, PA-C
Campbell County Medical Group, Family Medicine
Erica Rinker, MD
Nathan Tracey, DO
Julie Jones, PA-C