As things continue to heat up here in Colorado, Health Advocacy in the Public Interest (HAPI) is anxious to "get back to it" and fight back. For those who don't already know, Denver public schools have now become vaccination clinics as the result of a $1.6 million dollar pilot program grant. To see video or read about it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHjiImtTJKI&feature=player_embedded (WARNING: DIFFICULT TO WATCH)
Kids are receiving vaccinations AT SCHOOL that aren't even part of the school requirement list. It is unclear as to whether or not parents were being informed about their right to exemptions. However, that has now changed as a result of successfully amending SB056! Now "standardized immunization information" must be given to ALL parents of children in Colorado schools. The amendment dictates that exemption information MUST be included in that information.
When this pilot program is deemed a huge success, it will undoubtedly spread across the state and then the nation. The only information parents will receive regarding risks of vaccinations will be the VIS's (Vaccine Information Statement), which are horribly inadequate at best.
At this critical time, we believe that one of the most important things we can do is get information out to parents regarding the risks of vaccinations so that they may make informed decisions. The People's Fair in Denver on June 5th and 6th is a huge opportunity to do just that. HAPI had a booth at the People's Fair a few years ago and it was a huge success. We believe it will be an even greater success this year and are committed to being there and disseminating as much information as possible. Please help us do this!!! We already have volunteers to man the booth and are coordinating with other organizations but we need to raise money to make it happen. We can always use more volunteers, so please let me know if you are willing and able for any duration of time.
Please consider donating ANY AMOUNT to HAPI to help us cover the costs of the booth fee and related expenses. We estimate the entire two day event to cost between $300-$500. Obviously, the more money we raise, the more kinds of information we will be able to provide. Donations to HAPI are tax deductible and you will receive documentation of your donation if you provide your name and address. You may donate via PayPal with a credit card or send a check.
Made out to HAPI
PO Box 7068
Gunnison, CO 81230
Thank you!!! Donations of any amount are GREATLY appreciated!!!
In Health and Freedom,
Executive Director, Health Advocacy in the Public Interest (HAPI)