If the Idea of a Vaccine Passport in NH Concerns You, Now Is the Time to Act.  - Granite Grok

If the Idea of a Vaccine Passport in NH Concerns You, Now Is the Time to Act. 

1984 is now

On Wednesday, September 8th, at 3 pm, DHHS will hold a public hearing on expanding the Vaccine Registry.  If the idea of a Vaccine Passport concerns you, now is the time to act.

There will be only one public hearing, and that will take place on Wednesday at 3 pm:

He-P 307 “Immunization/Vaccination Registry”
Public Hearing: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Location: DHHS, Brown Building, Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH
Comment Period Ends: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Several groups have already sounded the alarm on this issue; however, unlike legislative public hearings at the statehouse, this hearing was not announced in the House or Senate Calendars.  We have reviewed the proposed rule changes and felt that we needed to send our own alert on this proposed change.

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Below are just a few of the major issues with this rule change.

1. The proposed rules expand the unconstitutional Vaccine registry.   In 2018, 409,325 people, or 81% of the NH voters, voted to adopt Art. 2b:

  • [Art.] 2-b. [Right to Privacy.] An individual’s right to live free from governmental intrusion in private or personal information is natural, essential, and inherent.” 

This proposed rule change violates this constitutional amendment because the rules would allow private and confidential health information to be shared with both public and private groups. Creating and expanding a database designed to track people from birth to death is a clear violation of this constitutional protection that was put in place just 2 years ago.

2. From the cover page of the proposed rules: “The registry tracks vaccinations that health care providers administer to patients in New Hampshire in order for important vaccination information to be shared among health care providers, schools, child care agencies, pharmacists, public health departments, and state agencies…”  As others have said, George Orwell’s novel 1984 was not intended to be a road map for NH:

Nineteen Eighty-Four often referred to as 1984, is a dystopian social science fiction novel by the English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell’s ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, Nineteen Eighty-Four centers on the consequences of totalitarianismmass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviors within society..”  

3. DHHS wants to add “childcare centers, colleges, and universities” to the list of public and private organizations that have read access to this ‘private and secure database.’  Are you worried that your private daycare, school, or college will force your child to get a Covid injection and/or continue to get the semi-annual covid-shots?  Here is your chance to weigh in on this massive expansion of government control of you and your family’s lives.

We ask that you come in person, but if you cannot, please take time to email them directly or email our treasurer.  Details below.

4. All newborns to be enrolled in the system.  Changes to the definitions will mandate that even those who want to have their children at home with midwives will end up with their children enrolled in the system. This is a prime example of government reaching into your bedroom…

“Birthing facilities shall enroll all newborns in the registry through submittal of the electronic birth certificate (EBC) to the Division of Vital Records Administration Registration/Certification.

(c) When enrolling a newborn, birthing facilities shall record and report information about any vaccine or biological administered at the birthing facility on the EBC prior to the discharge of the newborn.
(d) If the birth of a newborn takes place outside of a birthing facility and the newborn is then transferred to a birthing facility, the receiving birthing facility shall enroll the newborn in and inform the parent about the registry.”…

5. They are removing critical opt-out provisions: Not only are they eliminating critical opt-out clauses, the change will allow the names of those who opt-out to be added into the registry and will remove the prohibition on entering names into the registry.   The following text is being deleted from these rules:

“(b) No patient’s immunization/vaccination information shall be entered into the registry without that patient, or the patient’s parent or guardian if the patient is a minor, being given the opportunity to opt-out of the registry.

(c) No health care provider shall provide to the department or to the registry the name of, or any immunization/vaccination information relating to, any patient who opts out of participating in the registry, except as required by RSA 141-C:9.”

For those that can, we need you to be at this hearing:

Hearing information:

He-P 307 “Immunization/Vaccination Registry”
Email DHHS directly

Public Hearing: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Location: DHHS, Brown Building, Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH
Comment Period Ends: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Contact: Allyson Zinno, Administrative Rules Coordinator, 271-9604,

Our Treasurer is also planning to attend the hearing to testify in person against these rules. If you cannot make it and you want to make sure your opposition is handed in, you can email your comments to him, and he will print them out and turn them in for you: Contact him at Email JR Hoell.


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