Assessment: The bill’s main sponsor, Representative Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.), said in a statement that the legislation will help “to better prepare our health care system for future public health crises …
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow the federal government to know each and every single American’s vaccination status — knowledge it supposedly needs to “prevent future public health crises.”
In a 294-130 vote on Tuesday, the House approved the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021, or H.R. 550, which provides $400 million for “immunization system data modernization and expansion, and for other purposes.” Every Democrat voted in favor of the bill. It was also supported by 80 Republicans, while 130 Republicans voted “nay.” Now the bill is sent to the Democrat-controlled Senate, where it will likely be passed.
“Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” Rev. 13:18
The legislation defines “immunization information system” (IIS) as “a confidential, population-based, computerized database that records immunization doses administered by any health care provider to persons within the geographic area covered by that database.”
The bill starts with and specifically outlines an expansion of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Public Health Department capabilities and enhances the ability of state and local health departments, as well as public and private healthcare providers, to share immunization data with the federal government.
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