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House Bill 1567


House Bill 1567

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Vaccines containing thimerosal. Prohibits the administration of influenza vaccines containing thimerosal to: (1) children at least six months but less than 36 months of age; and (2) pregnant women; unless no alternative vaccines are available or unless there is an emergency. Requires the state department of health to develop informational materials concerning trace amounts of mercury in vaccines to give to individuals administering vaccines. Requires individuals administering vaccines to give the materials to individuals receiving vaccines. Provides that a health care practitioner may be subject to disciplinary sanctions for failure to comply with these requirements.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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