A gravely concerning piece of legislation pertaining to vaccinations continues to be heard by the House Health Committee. House Bill (HB) 248-11 has been framed as a bill to stop COVID-19 vaccines from becoming mandatory, but it would actually apply to ALL immunizations, including childhood vaccines.
The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has submitted testimony in strong opposition to this legislation but your legislators need to hear individually from family physicians in their districts. Help us tell legislators that HB 248-11 is extremely dangerous. By taking away the rights of individuals who have businesses in Ohio to implement important safety measures meant to protect their employees, clients, and others, HB 248-11 would tremendously weaken our state’s current public health framework, and most importantly, jeopardize countless Ohioans’ lives.
Please utilize the Ohio State Medical Association’s Advocacy Action Center to email your elected officials urging them to reject HB 248-11.