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2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
September 5, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Carpenter, L. Taylor, Larson, Olsen
and Ringhand, cosponsored by Representatives Hintz, Vorpagel, Kolste, L.
, Riemer, Anderson, Bowen, Brostoff, Crowley, Doyle, Emerson,
Fields, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Kitchens, B. Meyers, Ohnstad, Sinicki,
Spreitzer, Stubbs, Tusler and Zamarripa. Referred to Committee on Senate
SJR63,1,1 1Relating to: recognizing August as Immunization Awareness Month in Wisconsin.
SJR63,1,22 Whereas, August is National Immunization Awareness Month; and
SJR63,1,43 Whereas, nearly a million students will return to Wisconsin schools at the end
4of August and beginning of September; and
SJR63,1,75 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
SJR63,1,108 Whereas, a national measles outbreak impacting 30 states and nearly 1,200
9individuals is currently the largest in the United States in over 25 years and since
10measles was declared eliminated in this country; and
SJR63,1,1211 Whereas, the current measles outbreak could have been prevented in certain
12parts of the country with higher vaccination rates and fewer exemptions; and
SJR63,1,1413 Whereas, immunizations are considered to be one of the greatest modern
14medical discoveries of the past century; and
1Whereas, vaccines are estimated to have prevented 26.8 million
2hospitalizations and 936,000 deaths among children born in the United States
3between 1994 and 2018; and
SJR63,2,64 Whereas, vaccinations are necessary and safe for the overwhelming majority
5of people and have been shown to prevent disease across the globe; now therefore it
SJR63,2,9 7Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That: the members of
8the Wisconsin Legislature recognize August 2019 as Immunization Awareness
9Month in Wisconsin.
SJR63,2,1010 (End)