2023 - 2024 LEGISLATURE
September 19, 2023 - Introduced by Representatives Subeck, Shelton, C.
, J. Anderson, Bare, Cabrera, Conley, Drake, Emerson, Joers,
Ohnstad, Ortiz-Velez, Palmeri, Ratcliff, Stubbs, Clancy and Madison,
cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, Cabral-Guevara, Larson, Roys,
Spreitzer and Taylor. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR72,1,1 1Relating to: recognizing August as Immunization Awareness Month in Wisconsin.
AJR72,1,22 Whereas, August is National Immunization Awareness Month; and
AJR72,1,43 Whereas, nearly a million students will return to Wisconsin schools at the end
4of August and beginning of September; and
AJR72,1,75 Whereas, state law requires K-12 students to receive certain immunizations
6to maintain herd immunity and protect the health of those who are unable to receive
7those immunizations; and
AJR72,1,98 Whereas, immunizations are considered to be one of the greatest modern
9medical discoveries of the past century; and
AJR72,1,1210 Whereas, vaccines are estimated to have prevented 26.8 million
11hospitalizations and 936,000 deaths among children born in the United States
12between 1994 and 2018; and
AJR72,1,1513 Whereas, the World Health Organization estimates that each year,
14immunization prevents 3.5 to 5 million deaths globally due to over 20
15life-threatening diseases; and
1Whereas, vaccinations are necessary and safe for the overwhelming majority
2of people and have been shown to prevent disease across the globe; now, therefore,
3be it
AJR72,2,6 4Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the
5Wisconsin Legislature recognize August 2023 as Immunization Awareness Month in
AJR72,2,77 (End)