H.Res.117 - Recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 02/13/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/20/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.117 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/13/2015)
Commends the international community, global and domestic health organizations, the private sector, school and community leaders, and faith-based organizations for bolstering global and domestic health through vaccination.
Affirms vaccines save lives and are essential to public health, and economic and national security.
Recognizes that the lack of vaccination can cause a public health crisis, and that there is no credible evidence to show that vaccines cause life-threatening or disabling diseases in healthy children or adults.
Encourages a continued commitment to research to improve vaccines and develop new vaccines.Urges parents, in consultation with their health care provider, to follow the scientific evidence and consensus of medical experts in favor of timely vaccinations to protect their children and their community.