2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
September 5, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Hintz, Vorpagel, Kolste, L.
Myers, Riemer, Anderson, Bowen, Brostoff, Crowley, Doyle, Emerson,
Fields, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Kitchens, B. Meyers, Ohnstad, Sinicki,
Spreitzer, Stubbs, Tusler, Zamarripa, Neubauer, Gruszynski and Haywood,
cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, L. Taylor, Larson, Olsen and Ringhand.
Referred to Committee on Rules.
1Relating to: recognizing August as Immunization Awareness Month in Wisconsin.
Whereas, August is National Immunization Awareness Month; and
Whereas, nearly a million students will return to Wisconsin schools at the end 4
of August and beginning of September; and
Whereas, state law requires K-12 students to receive certain immunizations 6
to maintain herd immunity and protect the health of those who are unable to receive 7
those immunizations; and
Whereas, a national measles outbreak impacting 30 states and nearly 1,200 9
individuals is currently the largest in the United States in over 25 years and since 10
measles was declared eliminated in this country; and
Whereas, the current measles outbreak could have been prevented in certain 12
parts of the country with higher vaccination rates and fewer exemptions; and
Whereas, immunizations are considered to be one of the greatest modern 14
medical discoveries of the past century; and
Whereas, vaccines are estimated to have prevented 26.8 million 2
hospitalizations and 936,000 deaths among children born in the United States 3
between 1994 and 2018; and
Whereas, vaccinations are necessary and safe for the overwhelming majority 5
of people and have been shown to prevent disease across the globe; now therefore it 6
7Resolved by the
assembly, the senate concurring, That:
the members of the 8
Wisconsin Legislature recognize August 2019 as Immunization Awareness Month in 9