America’s Chilling New Vaccine Law

  09 Nov 2020

The City Council in Washington, DC has voted in favor of a controversial bill that allows children as young as age 11 to receive vaccinations without permission from their parents.

The “Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act,” approved with a vote of 12-1, allows doctors to administer “government-recommended inoculations” without parents’ permission as long as the minor is deemed “capable of meeting the informed consent standard.”

Since when do we trust 11-year-olds to make decisions about their health?

Proponents say the bill is necessary to achieve herd immunity against measles, a disease that spiked in the US last year despite having been declared eliminated by the World Health Organization in 2000. Vaccination rates in the DC area have declined for the past five years, with rates at some private schools dipping lower than 85%. A rate of 95% is needed to achieve herd immunity. 

“A child needs to be protected against the dangers of things like measles, other diseases that cause death, and the community needs to be protected so that diseases that were once thought to be eliminated are not coming back,” argues council member and bill sponsor Mary Cheh. 

In cases where children seek vaccinations without their parents’ permission, doctors would be instructed to send vaccination records directly to the kid’s school – not to parents – and seek compensation from insurers.

Opponents view the bill as an infringement of the right parents have to raise their kids however they want.

“Parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children,” argues Trayon White, the only council member who voted against the bill. “Medical professionals and schools should not be permitted to coerce impressionable minors into procedures capable of causing injury or death behind their parents’ back.”

“For me, it’s not an issue of the vaccination,” he continued. “It’s an issue of the council voting to circumvent the inclusion of a parent making a decision about their child.”

This bill is clearly an effort to subvert “anti-vaxxers” (parents who object to vaccinations, typically for religious reasons) ahead of the expected COVID vaccine, but it would also give kids access to the HPV vaccine – which is opposed by some parents because HPV is sexually transmitted.

Existing laws in DC already allow young adults to access mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and birth control prescriptions without their parents’ consent.

Author’s Note: While I firmly disagree with anti-vaxxers, I also believe that parents have the right to raise their children however they see fit. Not only does this bill represent an infringement of that right, but it sets a weird consent precedent for 11-year-olds. 

Maybe we should just go ahead and lower the age to buy tobacco to 11?

20 thoughts on “America’s Chilling New Vaccine Law

  1. That’s good. Need to immunize. Some kids do some at 11 years old or younger. I went to this pet shop in the hood, a van parked as I was walking. They were selling weed to kids. I wish I had a grenade.

  2. Nazi communism governments slowly take the children’s away from parents by slowly doing this kind of thinking.
    The government takes the child away through schooling and activities…and nazi beliefs…
    Beware what you have voted into office.

    1. Your comment Is 1000% Right & Truth … we Can Not allow them to put THeir government power Over a parents power on our children. I am not All against vaccines … But the HPV one Is Totally big pharma wanting Government to Push on our kids ( huge negative side effects with this one ) for the Big Money payout. Ultimately , vaccines are a Parents Choice , Not Government. Communism begins then. And Yes … if the cheating Isn’t corrected … sadly half of America voted that mentality in.

  3. Next will be consent for sex at that age and that’s how the pedos are trying to get themselves taken out of a criminal act. This is horrible! I understand parents that are ludicrous and need help and their children need help but this law is absurd for that! Can they get an abortion too behind the parents back?

  4. Yes! And maybe we should let them drink, and drive! And, how about be an adult! You want that too? Most of them don’t even know what they want for breakfast, and you want them to make this kind of decision? NO! I don’t want anyone making decisions for my children, but me! And, IF something this foolish was to pass, don’t you run it on my insurance, no Sir. This one is on YOU. And if anything happens to him, it will cost you more than you think!!

  5. Plain stupid!!!!!!
    THIS HAS TO STOP!!!!!!

  6. Do not know if it is true but heard a couple of days ago from a trusted source about a new vaccine for communism , Demonism or Democratism and liberalism that works in two hours to eliminate all symptoms . Now that is news that We all can use . Pass it on because on first test it said it works on all given to . It can be released in the air in infected locations .

  7. “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”
    ― Adolf Hitler

  8. I am totally flabbergasted about trying to take away parents rights. Until that child is 18, he has parents to guide them to do the right thing. On top of that I do t trust where this is going!

  9. U voted Biden in and that’s what u get. And what else ur all going to get is a 30% increase in taxes for everyone not for people making over $400,000 but for everyone. A push to eliminate fossil fuels. You wanted a scoundrel in office and now we’ve got one. Secret deals with China are right around the corner and nothing can be done about it.

  10. Using “herd immunity” as a reason to require vaccination is just plain ridiculous. The idea behind it is that I have to be vaccinated in order to protect YOU. If the vaccinations work as supposed, then you don’t need MY vaccination for you to be protected. If you want protection, get vaccinated and whether I do or not won’t affect you.

  11. Who in their right mind is going to trust these buffoons who really don’t know the cause.they say its in the air, no it’s in the droplets of coughing, you can get it through your eyes, no wait, wear a mask because it will prevent you from breathing it. However, masks don;t really prevent you from getting it, you have to sterilize every damn thing after someone else touches it.
    Holy cow, everybody is wearing a mask, but the body count is going up and the hospitals are at capacity.
    And now you want me to get vaccinated, because it might work? I say go pound some sand , you hammer heads!

  12. So who is legally and financially liable for a minor child who suffers an adverse reaction requiring hospitalization and possibly ending with disability or death due to a vaccination that the parent is unaware of but has been administered to their child by the State govt? Who will be able to advise the doctors attempting to treat that child who shows up in ER about the vaccination that the parent is unaware of? Will the State pay the child’s hospital bill and support that child’s required healthcare if long-term disability occurs?

  13. The United States will NEVER be able to eradicate disease as long as we DO NOY have control of immigration. Unvetted illegals continue to flood the nation with diseases which are easily defeated with inoculations AND sanitation !! Each epidemic caused by one “Typhoid Mary” is a giant step BACKWARDS.

  14. You support the right of parents to endanger their children or commit child abuse?
    That is what you are supporting if you blindly support parents rights to “raise their children however they see fit”.

  15. If the government is so concerned about minors’ heath and wellbeing,stop murdering innocents in the womb. Big pharma lobbyists.

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