Tag: vaccine

Explaining the NJGOP caucus’s new anti-vaxxer tilt | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ Back in February 2019, Save Jerseyans, I urged New Jersey Republicans to reengage the “social issues” from which they’ve been running for years. The reason is obvious: most voters aren’t policy wonks or constitutional nerds. They Read More

Debate rages even as GOP Senator’s support appears to tip S2173 towards passage

TRENTON, N.J. – 2020’s most controversial legislation (so far) appears poised for passage on Monday following a flurry of last minute amendments. If passed, it will eliminate the religious vaccine exemption for public school students; the amended S2173 exempts daycare Read More

Bill to quash N.J. vaccine religious exemptions temporarily halted by Sweeney

TRENTON, N.J. – A hugely-divisive bill designed to eliminate the religious exemption for child vaccinations hit turbulence on Monday at the State House amid massive pressure from anti-vaccine protesters.  The State Senate bill (S-2173) was pulled at the last minute Read More

ROONEY: Government overreach fuels anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories

TRENTON, N.J. — A New York Assemblywoman wants to let minors decide to get vaccinated even if their parents don’t agree, citing a pandemic of misinformation online and social media specifically. Will New Jersey be far behind? Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Read More

Op-Ed: A Vaccine Mandate Is Legislating Like A Communist

By Ileana Schirmer _ Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt of Camden County is sponsoring legislation (A1847) which mandates human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations for all New Jersey students in grades six through twelve. Having fled communist Cuba, I have a big issue with Read More

N.J. legislator proposes mandating HPV immunization for school kids

TRENTON, N.J. — As New Jersey legislators move to limit the religious exemption for childhood vaccinations and in so doing dramatically expand the potency of the state’s existing school immunization requirements, another bill waiting in the wings is guaranteed to stir the Read More