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“As a pediatrician in Colorado Springs‚ I strongly support the passing of the above bill. As a military wife and civilian pediatrician‚ I have practiced throughout the country. In each of my other practice locations‚ it has been far more difficult to implement a Personal Belief Exemption. It has been a tremendous shock to learn how simple a PBE is to implement here in Colorado.”Hillary Murnane Stamp‚ Colorado Springs
“Parents' attitudes and perceptions may change over time and requiring a one-time vaccination exemption may not accurately reflect a parent's current sentiment. An annual requirement for exemption will provide parents a reminder and an opportunity to safeguard their children from vaccine preventable diseases.”Buck Stroh‚ superintendent‚ Creede School District
“Our objection is based on this being an undue burden on our already busy health room paraprofessionals and nurses for assuring the maintenance and recording of these records at the schools.” Susan Rowley‚ director of health services‚ Boulder Valley School District
“I do not support CDPHE's proposed rule changes to implement HB141288. Parents have a right to make informed heath decisions for their children without government interference. Proposed changes are meant to create additional blocks for parents who choose to not to vaccinate or to pursue an alternative vaccination schedule.”Yvonne Wilder‚ Denver
“I oppose CDPHE's proposed rule changes to implement HB141288. I do not support creating new bureaucratic burdens for parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. I also believe the proposed new information provided to parents would not provide adequate information about the risks of vaccines.” Jessica Kraskian‚ Boulder
“We own and operate two small childcare centers in Colorado Springs and would find this extra compiling of data an undue burden. We do not have the manpower to research the information and record it without hiring which would place an extra financial burden upon us. In an effort to encourage more childcare providers, you may want to reconsider this extra burden.”Mary Kretchman‚ Colorado Springs