Schweyer introduces two resolutions to raise awareness for protecting minors

HARRISBURG, March 25 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, recently introduced two resolutions he said will bring awareness in April to protecting the Pennsylvania youth.


House Resolution 187 will recognize April 18 through 25 as “National Infant Immunization Week” in the commonwealth.


“Following a schedule and immunizing early in life is one of the best ways parents can protect their children,” Schweyer said. “Taking these two important steps is so easy and they prevent families from facing potentially deadly consequences.


“As a parent and a former health care executive, it goes without saying that I support immunizations. My wife and I have made sure that our children are fully immunized, and we encourage all parents to do the responsible thing when medically possible and vaccinate their children, too.”


House Resolution 192 would designate April 2015 as “Alcohol Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. 


Schweyer said this resolution is aimed at keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors.


“It goes without saying that consumption of alcohol by minors is a dangerous practice,” Schweyer said. “We have a responsibility as a society to remind minors about the dangers of consuming alcohol, while also reminding adults that they have a significant role to play in preventing this behavior.”


Schweyer said he is optimistic the House will unanimously adopt both resolutions.