Have Idaho Legislators Sold Out to Big Pharma?

Idaho Representative Gidding's speaks on the executive agency rule that was passed in the Idaho House and Senate Health and Welfare Committees requiring Idaho seniors to receive an additional meningococcal vaccine. 

No mater what your personal beliefs on the effectiveness of vaccines, I want to raise awareness to Big Pharma's influence on dissolving our nations most valuable founding principle: freedom. It is happening right here in Idaho, right now.

On January 10th, the Idaho House Health & Welfare Committee voted in a 7-6 decision to allow an executive agency rule (aka regulation) become law. January 31st, the Idaho Senate Health & Welfare Committee voted 5-4 in favor of the pending rule will require that 12th grade students receive the Meningococcal vaccine. Rules promulgated by agencies do not have to obtain a majority vote of the legislature. They become law unless both houses reject them. 

Rules are supposed to be instated based on a prior years legislation, yet this one is not based on any former legislation. The agency took it under its own authority to circumvent the legislative process to create a new law.

In September, the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare, one of about 250 state agencies, initially published the rule and held a public hearing. The CDC added the Meningococcal vaccine to the schedule in 2012 even though serious questions about its safety remain unanswered. It is slowly being added to state vaccine schedules for children across the United States. Big Pharma testified in favor of the rule and flew in proponents with horrible personal stories about the effects of Meningitis.

At the public hearing, concerned parents countered Big Pharmas testimonies with the premise that the government shouldn't be in the business of mandating prescriptions. They believe parents should be able to make healthcare decisions for their families a principle of individual freedom. Big Pharma medical puppets argued that parents still have a legal option to file for an exemption, but just last year, those same medical professionals attempted to remove that option through nationwide lobbying efforts to eliminate state exemptions. So far they have been successful in California, West Virginia and Mississippi. 

HFI add: Legislation to remove exemptions is currently proposed in Arizona, Washington and Maine.

But pointing to the existence of a currently available parental exemption is only a red herring to distract from the new rules additional changes.

The CDC also has a vaccine schedule for adults aged 19 through 26. Earlier this year, several colleges identified outbreaks of the B strain of Meningitis. The CDC recommends that anyone at risk of being exposed should get vaccinated.

Wouldn't it be safer for the collective if college students were vaccinated, like children, in accordance with the CDC's schedule?

Author J.B. Handley gave Idaho legislators his newly published book with this interesting information about the vaccine industry. 

In 1962 the CDC schedule recommended 3 childhood vaccines by age 5; in 1983 the schedule recommended 10; there are now 38. The average cost to completely vaccinate a child is $2,192. Big Pharma is working feverishly to find ways to increase vaccinations for people over the age of 18 since a single vaccine added to the schedule has been known to account up to a $2 billion increase in revenue annually. 

Recently, Big Pharma advertising has gone up 60 percent (to $5.2 billion), second only to the automotive industry. Only New Zealand and the U.S. allow drug advertising on TV. The market for vaccines will be worth $60 billion by 2020. Astonishingly, their revenue isnt affected by vaccine-injured lawsuits because in 1986 Congress gave the vaccine industry blanket indemnity from liability. In 2017 Vaccine Court paid $282 million from taxpayers to vaccine-injured children. Tragic.

How can Big Pharma improve vaccine revenue? A good place to start is with students, college students.

The new rule had some additional changes to the language that warranted a red flag. It excised every instance of the word child in the existing vaccination regulation and replaced it with the word student.


By changing the word child to student, they are manipulating the current law that requires school-aged children from 5 to 18 to get vaccinated, quietly expanding it to include students up to the age of 21. The legal question arises: can an adult be forced to get a shot? They can at least be led to believe that it is a requirement.

Words matter. Changing 1 word has the affect of chipping away individual freedom. Are individual rights important, or does the health of the collective trump all rights? In this case, the state government is mandating students be forced to consume a product being pushed by private companies.

Don't let giant pharmaceutical companies buy laws that benefit their profit margins while eroding our freedoms.

-This editorial appeared in the Bonner County Daily Bee January 17, 2019.


Readers should know that the book she refers to, How to End the Autism Epidemic by JB Handley was sent to all state and federal legislators in October 2018 with a cover letter by Robert Kennedy Jr. of Children’s Health Defense. The book covers the high level of fraud and corruption between Big Pharma and our federal and state agencies to protect the liability-free vaccine program.

The book also details the Omnibus Autism Proceeding of 2007 where 5,500 claimants of vaccines causing their child’s autism were denied compensation. Dr. Andrew Zimmerman was the government’s expert witness denying a link between vaccines and the subsequent development of autism. Since then, Zimmerman has admitted that vaccines can in fact cause autism in some susceptible children and was informed that he will no longer be used by the federal government as an expert witness.

Thanks to Gidding for pointing out the change from ‘child’ to ‘student’ in the admin rule for a required second dose of a meningitis vaccine so future college students can also be guinea pigs in this grand health experiment gone awry. - Ingri Cassel

The Committee Votes: 

In the House Health and Welfare Committee the vote was 7 to 6 in favor of adding an additional requirement to the vaccine schedule for school. 

  • Those Representatives who voted in FAVOR of an additional vaccine were: Representatives WoodWagonerGibbs, and Lickley,
  • Those Representatives who voted AGAINST an additional vaccine were Representatives: Vanderwoude, Blanksma, Kingsley, Zollinger, Christensen, Green

In the Senate Health and Welfare Committee the vote was 5 to 4 in favor of adding an additional requirement to the vaccine schedule for school. 

  • Those Senators who voted in FAVOR of an additional vaccine were: Martin, Heider, Jordan, Nelson, Burtenshaw
  • Those Senators who voted AGAINST an additional vaccine were: Senators Souza, Lee, Harris and Bayer

It's Not Over Yet

Representative Giddings has introduced legislation in an effort to protect Idaho parental authority and freedom in the state. HRC 4 Health and Welfare - RULE REJECTION- Stating finding of the Legislature and rejecting a certain rule of the Department of Health and Welfare relating to Immunization Requirements for Idaho School Children.


Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, serves in the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 7A. The district includes the southern have of Bonner County. She can be reached at [email protected]

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