Introduced Version






HOUSE

RESOLUTION No. ___




Introduced by: Austin


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    A HOUSE RESOLUTION to congratulate the Women in Government Foundation and their work promoting vaccinations.

    Whereas, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report vaccinations are one of the best ways to put an end to the serious effects of certain diseases;

    Whereas, The CDC's 2010 National Immunization Survey found an increase in vaccine usage for numerous vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, mumps, rubella, rotavirus, pneumococcal disease, hepatitis A, and Haemophilus influenza type B;

    Whereas, The results from the National Immunization Survey also indicate that vaccine coverage rates against poliovirus, chickenpox, and the full series of hepatitis B remained stable at or above 90%;


    Whereas, The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reports that adolescents between 13 and 17 years of age routinely receive meningococcal conjugate, tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccines;

    Whereas, Immunizing children and adolescents helps protect the health of our communities throughout the State of Indiana by slowing down or stopping disease outbreaks;
    
    Whereas, The Women in Government Foundation, Inc. is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization of female State legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues; and,

    Whereas, The Women in Government Foundation has made it a major policy initiative to emphasize the importance of lifetime vaccinations to create a healthier population and save lives: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives encourages the continued use of vaccines in children, adolescents, and adults to ensure the safety and health of Hoosiers.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House transmit a copy of this resolution to the Women in Government Foundation in recognition of their continued leadership on public health issues.





DR 4803/DI lb

2012


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