Testimony Submitted

1979 – First Bill Discussed, Which Would Make Mandatory Vaccination of Schoolchildren, with BROAD EXEMPTIONS, in Vermont. Legislative Testimony:

2011-2012 Legislative Session

House Health Committee testimony (bill: S199)

Part 1 (VCVC position statement), March 27, 2012

Part 2 (Full testimony), March 27, 2012

2012 Public Hearing, Vermont Legislature
Public hearing/comment on 2012 Immunization Regulations – Comments to Health Department, October 26, 2012 (view video)
Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules  Nov. 29, 2012

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Testimony to Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules, 2016

Public comment to health department in response to proposed rules, 2015

Senate Health and Welfare Committee, In Opposition to Amendment for Repeal of Philosophical Exemption, April 22, 2015 @ 8:45 am, Room 10.

  • Dr. Toni Bark, MD, MS, Healthcare Emergency Management, former Director of Pediatric Emergency, Michael Reese Hospital (Chicago)
  • Dr. Meryl Nass, MD, ABIM, Biological warfare epidemiologist, anthrax expert, Internist, Mount Desert Island Hospital (Bar Harbor, Maine)
  • Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D., Immunology (Rockefeller University), former research fellow (Harvard Medical School, Stanford University School of Medicine) – via Phone
  • Dr. Sandy Reider, MD, Medical Advisor, Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice
  • Dr. F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP, Former Assistant Clinical Director, Charles V. Chaplin Hospital (Infectious Disease; Former Pediatric Director, Child Development Study Brown University, Former Director of Pediatrics, Woonsocket Hospital – via Phone
  • Dr. William Warnock, N.D., Champlain Center for Natural Medicine, Shelburne
  • Dr. Gabriel Archdeacon, N.D., Tree of Life Medicine, Montpelier

Senate Health and Welfare Committee, RE: S9 (Child Protection Bill) Feb. 6, 2015

House Human Services Committee, RE: H98 (Registry Bill) Feb. 11, 2015

Senate Health and Welfare Committee, RE: H98 (Registry Bill) April 8, 2015