“On November 30, H.R. 550, a federal bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill, “Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021,” would expand state and local health department vaccine-tracking systems to monitor the vaccination status of American citizens. States would provide the information to the federal government.
The bill may be difficult to stop as it already has bipartisan support. It passed the House with the support of 294 U.S. Representatives, including all Democrats and 80 Republicans.
H.R. 550 is now under consideration by the U.S. Senate where, if passed, it could be implemented in under 12 months.
H.R. 550 would lead to a monumental invasion of our rights as American citizens. It would set an incredibly dangerous precedent and could lead to more vaccine mandates, and more restrictions of services and healthcare for the unvaccinated.
The bill also creates a mechanism for federal, state and local governments to enforce vaccine passports and possibly no-fly lists. And it would be costly to taxpayers — it appropriates $400 million dollars to expand vaccine tracking.
Part of this money would be spent on grants and cooperative agreements to state or local governmental entities that agree to adopt the new data collection guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s imperative that we work to educate our Senators on why this legislation poses an unprecedented threat to freedom and liberty, and how it will lead to an unconstitutional invasion of privacy and loss of medical freedom.
Once freedoms are lost, they’re nearly impossible and extremely costly to regain through legal action. The time to act on this is now!
Please take a few moments to call and send an email explaining why you oppose this legislation to your Senator Inhofe and Senator Lankford.
Here is a sample phone script:
“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to tell Senator ____ my views on H.R. 550, which would unnecessarily appropriate hundreds of millions of dollars to expand vaccine tracking systems. This is an unprecedented invasion of the medical privacy of American citizens. This bill violates the traditional principles of consent for sharing an individual’s medical information. It’s bad enough that many state and local departments share our health data without our consent, but now they would be sharing our data with the federal government also. Adults are fully capable of keeping their own and their children’s vaccine records. Americans should never be required to allow the government to access their private medical information. I urge the Senator to stand up for medical freedom and protect Americans’ medical privacy; especially for those individuals in our state.
This is an invasion of privacy and freedom that no American citizen should be comfortable with and it’s critical that we all take action now!