Senator Russell Ruderman in Opposition of SB2394 Relating to Mandatory Vaccines
Speaking in opposition to a bill making flu shots mandatory for health care workers.
“I oppose all mandatory invasive medical procedures!
I also have serious concerns about the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry and the unhealthy reach it has into our government, as evidenced by these mandatory vaccination measures. In many cases this is a money grab at the expense of our health, and the legislature must not be used as a marketing tool for this industry.
I do not oppose vaccines: I oppose forcing them on those who don’t want them. There is a huge difference between vaccines with a long history of safety and efficacy, and recent vaccines. Flu shots change every year, including the active ingredients and preservatives in them, and cannot be judged safe enough to force on people.”