Request a Public Hearing to Oppose Health Department Rule Changes
We Need All Hands On Deck! Public Comment Needed by 5 pm,
Friday August 9th to Request a Public Hearing & Oppose!
Wyoming Health Freedom Members & Supporters, We have an urgent call to action. Those of you on the NVIC Advocacy Portal received an alert about this call to action recently, if you are not on their email list for legislative alerts I suggest you join at http://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx
There is a proposal to add a Meningitis Vaccine Mandate for school children. They are also proposing changes to the administrative rules governing vaccine waivers and the Wyoming Immunization Information System.
Wyoming Health Freedom is OPPOSED to the proposed rule change. There is currently no public hearing scheduled. We need a minimum of 25 individuals to request a public hearing. On behalf of our our supporters & members WHF will be requesting a public hearing to be scheduled.
We cannot do this alone & we need your support, the Wyoming Health Department needs to hear from all of us! They require 25 persons, a government subdivision, or an association having not less than 25 members. Public comments on the proposed rule changes need to be submitted by 5 PM AUG 9, 2019
Current Rules are available here -
Proposed Rule changes are available here -
*Click on proposed rules, health department and Wyoming Immunization Program.
The proposed rule changes include:
"Wyoming is in the lowest group of states showing incidence of meningococcal disease, which is the group having 0.00 to <0.06 cases per 100,000 population." See Map at CDC Meningococcal Surveillance Report
Further research into Wyoming cases of meningococcal disease shows that during the 11 years from 2005 through 2015, there were very few incidences of it. The Wyoming Department of Health web page says when a case of meningitis is caused by the bacteria Neisseria Meningitidis it is known as meningococcal meningitis. Between 2005 and 2015 there were 21 cases of N. meningitis in Wyoming.
Details about the cases in Wyoming:
Average age: 21 years
Median Age: 20 years
Age Range: 4 months to 86 years
Only 2 cases resulted in death
That web page includes a table of cases & counts per year for the 11-year period as well as a Wyoming map showing distribution of those 21 cases, by county. Interestingly! Albany County, home of the University of Wyoming, where you would expect the highest incidence of cases compared to other counties due to the high college student population, yet there were NO CASES during those 11 years. Information provided by -Susan Pearce of Buffalo, Wy (NVIC Wy Contact)
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It can be a simple statement asking that a public hearing be scheduled because you have concerns and that you wish to be notified about it when it is scheduled. We are trying to mobilize enough people to request a public hearing, however any additional public comment on the proposed rule changes is also helpful!
We cannot promise that everyone will get an opportunity to speak at a scheduled public hearing & there could be limitations to how many are given the opportunity. To guarantee your comment is added to the record, after you request a public hearing be held, now is the best time to submit public comment before the Aug 9, 2019 deadline!
Wyoming Health Freedom is a volunteer organization and we depend on your support to help preserve our mission to continue the fight for Health Freedom in Wyoming! We can not fight alone. If you would like to donate visit our website at... https://www.wyominghealthfreedom.org/donate.html
To Liberty & Health Freedom!
Kristy Tyrney & Wyoming Health Freedom Board Members
Wyoming's No Compromise Grassroots Advocate for Vaccine Choice & Healthcare Freedom with respect to life.