STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1725-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 157

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 157 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE INCIDENCES OF ADVERSE EFFECTS TO VACCINES IN HAWAII,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to protect public health and safety with regards to vaccines and immunizations and gather more accurate and detailed data on the adverse effects vaccinations may cause by requesting the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct a study on the number and types of adverse events related to vaccines and immunizations in the State of Hawaii.

 

Hawaii for Informed Consent, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii and several concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Health, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii Medical Association, Hawaii Pharmacists Association, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, The Queen's Health Systems, The CHOW Project, Hawaii Pacific Health, Hawaii Immunization Coalition, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, American Academy of Pediatrics - Hawaii Chapter, Reis Pediatrics, and numerous concerned individuals testified in opposition to this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its contents and replacing them with language that encourages the Department of Health to continue to communicate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding immunization data specific to Hawaii, particularly with regards to reports of any possible adverse events related to vaccines, to better understand and monitor the immunization and vaccination of children in Hawaii and ensure their safety. Your Committee has also amended the title of the concurrent resolution to conform to the new language inserted.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 157, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 157, H.D. 1.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,

 

 

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair