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CALL & PETITION to stop NJ mandatory flu shot for kids

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Passing this on...please call if you can!

Call-in ALERT !!!


New Jersey now has the most mandated vaccines of any state in our country! Please help us to pass the Conscientious Exemption to Mandatory Immunizations bill!

We are quickly approaching the January 1, 2009 deadline for NJ's mandated flu shot. This is the first time any state has required its babies and toddlers (ages 6-59 months) to get a flu shot to enter daycare, preschool or kindergarten. It is also important to note that 90% of the flu vaccines still contain thimerosal. Many of our children will be excluded from school simply because their parents don't believe they should have the flu vaccine! We need vaccination choice in NJ now more than ever before. Please act now and let your voice be heard!

Apparently 10,000+ signatures on our petition are
not getting the attention of NJ lawmakers. (

So, PLEASE make just 5 phone calls today (and email everyone you
know to do the same) if you value VACCINATION CHOICE!
Call-in will be on Monday December 1- Wednesday December 3 (and beyond).

Who to call:

(1) Governor Jon Corzine: (609) 292- 6000 or fax (609) 292-3454

(2) Heather Howard (NJ Health Commissioner): (609) 292-7837, or try her
email: [email protected] or fax: (609) 984-5474

(3) Your 3 NJ Legislators: To find your district and your 3 state legislators, go to

and then check here to see if they are one of 35 sponsors already

- It's important to thank those legislators who have already sponsored bill A260/S1071, and encourage them to actively work to push the bill forward.
- If they are NOT a co-sponsor, ask them urgently to co-sponsor NJ legislative bill A260/S1071, the Conscientious Exemption to Mandatory Immunizations.

As the Jan. 1 mandatory flu shot deadline is upon us, it is URGENT that they support and pass Assembly Bill A260 (S1071 on the Senate side) as soon as possible. If time permits, share your own reasons why you want vaccination choice.

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The coalition would also like to hear your stories of how the current system of religious and medical exemptions in NJ are working for your family.
Please email them directly to: Sue at [email protected]

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If you are able to go further, please:

(4) Call other key legislators that can move this bill forward:

Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts (856) 742-7600, NJ Assembly leader
Senate Pres. Richard Codey (973) 731-6770 , NJ Senate leader
Senator Joseph Vitale (732) 855-7441 Chair, Senate Health Committee
Senator Loretta Weinberg (201) 928-0100 Vice-Chair, Senate Health Committee

Refer to NJCVC's Top Ten Reasons NJ needs this
legislation for talking points:

(5) Visit the New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice (NJCVC) at

Our web page has:
- updates on NJCVC efforts
- coming shortly - FAQ's about the new mandates
- how you can help support & join this fight
- timely news & info on our blog
- informative video clips
- details/pictures of our October '08 Vaccination Choice Rally in Trenton
- useful links for doing more research yourself
- and more.

If you need assistance, please email us at: [email protected]

Thank you!!!!
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You can sign the petition, whatever state you are in.

Please email and call if you support exemption from vaccines!
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Let me see if I understand this bill. It says that:
One can file an objection to (for example) flu and chicken pox vaxs, while still getting (for example) tetanus. One wouldn't have to pretend to be some religion that didn't allow
any vax. There will be a form to fill out.
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