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health and safety

191 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Adrian Dix, John Horgan

Mandatory Vaccines in BC (with medical exemptions)

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION*PLEASE . Get in contact with your MLA. That will be much more effective than this petition. To find the contact info for your MLA you can go to : https://www.leg.bc.ca/Pages/BCLASS-Search-Community.aspx?PlaceFirstLetter=A&fbclid=IwAR2auozkS6O0GklNU0NIo_i6jYZ4W-b38nxppthf5OWfF7dLLYCLSMcBMl8And don't forget to write our Minister of Health Adrian Dix as well.HLTH.Minister@gov.bc.ca250 953-3547The last time it was checked, less than 1/4 of the schools in the Lower Mainland had 90% or more vaccination rates. When vaccine rates fall below 90%, everyone is now at risk, even those who are fully vaccinated. http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Half+Lower+Mainland+elementary+school+vaccination+rates/9848273/story.html Currently we do not request vaccine records to enroll in our schools. The current policy is that if there is an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease, those without vaccines are requested (but not forced to) stay home. The biggest problem with this is that most of the diseases (chicken pox, measles etc) have a 10 day incubation period in which the patient can be contagious without showing symptoms. This puts our weakest children (cancer patients, immuno compromised) at great risk. Each year the number of outbreaks increase. It's time to get back to eradicating these preventable diseases and protecting our Province.  We parents, friends and family of the students of British Columbia request to amend our current enrollment policy to include mandatory vaccinations - except with medical exemption. Thank you for your time and support!

Katie Mary
59,594 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to President

Please reverse your adrenaline pen recommendations

As a mother of a child with life threatening allergies I am very concerned to read that the BSACI Guidelines state the majority of patients that carry adrenaline auto injector pens should require only ‘1. This is stated clearly in the October 2016 guidelines and has led to slashing of previous prescriptions of 2 to 1 by Doctors without any form of ‘ risk assessment ‘.  By prescribing only one adrenaline pen you may well reduce the chances of surviving anaphylaxis. Each pen lasts approximately 5-10 minutes and the patient needs another, before being prescribed steroids in hospital. My child is only 14, in a stressful situation she could easily misfire her pen, pens have also been reported as malfunctioning.  Ambulances services in the UK are over stretched with many taking over 20 minutes to arrive in an emergency ( regular reports of up to 40 minutes ) and it has been known for them to arrive without the required medication . We also have written confirmation from the head of ambulance services that 999 Anaphylaxis calls are now triaged, with many calls not being treated as a code red response . The BSACI guidelines also state that people in rural locations will require a 2nd AAI, but not others. You are therefore imposing restrictions on the right to travel wherever the patient wishes. This is totally unacceptable and in my opinion discriminatory.  Your recommendations are not in line with prescribing guidelines issued by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)  who both recommend TWO pens to be carried at all times.  Your recommendations have lead to anxiety and stress for many patients and their families who live with enough anxiety already. They regularly have to fight to obtain a previous agreed prescription,  no new ‘ risk assessment ‘ just talk of reducing costs to the NHS by their GP.  Please reverse your decision, live's will be lost if doctors follow your recommendations , for the sake of saving £26 a year, per pen . #alwayscarrytwo #carrytwo

Angela Waters
56,723 supporters