There is No Measles In Maine

The Number Of Mainers That Have Contracted Measles In The 21st Century:  0 The last time a Mainer had measles was in 1997. – Johanna Mackenzie, MPH Epidemiologist, Division of Disease Surveillance, Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention In 2015, a visitor from Europe came to Kittery for a day of shopping. He had the measles. No one caught it. In 2017, a woman from Canada came down for a visit, and was diagnosed with measles in Maine the next day. No one caught it. Our current vaccine policy prevents measles in Maine. The exemption removal bill, LD 798 is […]

Maine’s Vaccine Exemption Removal Bill, LD 798, Is The Most Draconian Bill Filed In The Us Yet.

LD 798, An Act To Protect Maine Children and Students from Preventable Diseases by Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements The Bill simply removes all religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions, for anyone, from anywhere in the Maine Department of Education and the Maine Health and Human Services law. “SUMMARY Current law allows exemptions from immunization requirements based on religious or philosophical beliefs for students in elementary and secondary schools and schools and health care facilities. This bill removes those exemptions. The bill also directs the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services to […]

Maine May Throw Thousands of Children Out of School Without Ever Meeting With Them

Days waited for the Maine Immunization Program to meet with us Subject: Our request for a meeting is 1,348 days outstanding Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2019 18:42:32 -0500 From: Ginger Taylor <> To: Philbrick, Tonya <> CC: Wolanski, Lori <>, Bruce Bates <> Ms. Philbrick, In 2015, after repeated requests, both you and Kenneth Albert, speaking on behalf of the Maine Immunization Program, refused to meet with the leadership of the Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice, or answer questions we had for the MIP in writing.  Mr. Albert communicated to us that we were not a priority for the program.  […]