Republican Congresswomen Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks joined Democrat colleague Congresswoman Cindy Axne in supporting H.R. 550 — the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021.
Republican Congressman Randy Feenstra voted against the legislation.
The bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to take actions to improve data sharing and other aspects of immunization information systems.
According to the bill’s summary, the databases are “confidential and population-based and maintain a record of vaccine administrations.”
Under the law, HHS must develop a strategy and plan to improve these systems, designate data and technology standards for use in these systems and award grants to health departments and other government agencies to improve their systems.
Breitbart reports that if the bill is passed by the Senate and signed into law, it will fund a federal vaccination database.
Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kuster (New Hampshire), said the system will “remind patients when they are due for a recommended vaccine.” In addition, it would identify areas with low vaccination rates to “ensure equitable distribution of vaccines.”
Republican Congresswoman Mary Miller told Breitbart the law would allow the federal government to “track” unvaccinated citizens who will then be “targeted and forced to comply with Biden’s crazy ‘global vaccination’ vision.”