Major US City Approves Law To Vax Kids Without Parental Consent
In October of 2020, the Council of the District of Columbia voted 12-1 to approve a bill that would allow kids age 11 and up to obtain vaccines without their parents consent.
On December 23, 2020 the legislation was signed into law by Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The law not only allows children age 11 to decide for themselves if they want a vaccine it also prevents parents from knowing.
From WUSA 9 CBS:
The bill would give kids as young as 11 years old the green light to get a vaccination without parental consent if a doctor recommends it. The doctor would also determine if the child meets a certain standard of “informed consent” before administering the vaccine.
To prevent the parents from knowing, health providers would be required to bill insurers directly and send vaccination records to the school.
Mother Asha Pinkney Gillus was not happy saying it violates her “fundamental right as a parent.”
“I am 100% against that [the bill],” Gillus said. “I think it violates my fundamental right as a parent to manage the upbringing and the health and welfare of my child.”
“If my child goes and gets a vaccination and has an adverse reaction to that vaccination, I won’t know what’s going on because I’ve never been told my child has been inoculated,” Gillus said.
Pfizer is targeting the fourth quarter of 2021 for the initial data readout regarding its COVID-19 vaccine for children between ages 2 and 5. Furthermore, the company aims to be presenting early data on its COVID-19 vaccine for kids between 6 months and 2 years of age in the first half of 2022.