AMA Wants Minors to Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent

AMA Wants Minors to Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent

The American Medical Association (AMA) has voted on June 10, 2019 to give “mature” children the power to consent to vaccinations and override the wishes of their parents if they choose. According to Sarp Aksel, MD, who represents the AMA in New York, “Minors who have demonstrated capacity and who are able to provide informed […]

Texas Legislator Calls Out Dr. Hotez for Attacking Parental Rights

Texas Legislator Calls Out Dr. Hotez for Attacking Parental Rights

On May 7, 2019, there was a short exchange of tweets on Twitter between pediatrician Peter Hotez, MD, PhD and Rep. Jonathan Strickland of the Texas House of Representatives. Dr. Hotez wrote: New exemption numbers tell much of the story. I’ll tell the rest: Children of have been placed in harm’s way for the financial […]

Pennsylvania Bill Would Prevent Doctors from Refusing to Treat Unvaccinated Patients

Pennsylvania Bill Would Prevent Doctors from Refusing to Treat Unvaccinated Patients

Legislation proposed in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly would prevent doctors and health care facilities from discriminating against unvaccinated patients. Doctors would be required to treat unvaccinated families in their practice, limit tactics used to place pressure on patients to use vaccines and prevent medical staff from requiring parents or guardians to sign a liability waiver if […]

New York Bill Would Strip Parental Consent for Vaccinating Children

New York Bill Would Strip Parental Consent for Vaccinating Children

Story Highlights Informed consent to medical treatment is a foundation of ethical medical practice today, giving adult patients and parents of minor children the right to make voluntary decisions based on full disclosure of the benefits and risks involved in a proposed medical intervention. Historically, medical intervention for children (usually defined as those under age […]

Government Should Not Force Parents to Vaccinate Children Says Kentucky Governor

Government Should Not Force Parents to Vaccinate Children Says Kentucky Governor

In a recent interview, Kentucky’s Governor Matt Bevin said that he supports parents who decide to vaccinate their children but also supports the right of parents to opt against vaccinating their children. He said he believes that such a decision should be left up to parents and not the government.1 2 “This is America. The […]

The Case Against Mandatory Vaccination

The Case Against Mandatory Vaccination

Public policy in our country and state today is being driven by many dangerous elements and forces. Of substantial concern are policies, agendas and legislation being driven by claims of crises, which do not exist and are unsupported by reality, fact or science. It is dangerous when these claims are driven by the politics of […]

Sen. Rand Paul Favors Liberty Over Vaccine Mandates

Sen. Rand Paul Favors Liberty Over Vaccine Mandates

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky expressed his opposition to government mandates forcing people to vaccinate themselves and their children. At a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Mar. 5, 2019, he was the only Senator or invited witness at the hearing who made a statement urging caution about the […]

Parents Should Not Be Forced to Vaccinate Children at ‘Point of a Gun’ Says Colorado Governor

Parents Should Not Be Forced to Vaccinate Children at ‘Point of a Gun’ Says Colorado Governor

In an interview with Hill.TV on Feb. 26, 2019 regarding vaccination policy, Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis stated that, while he believes people should get vaccinated, he does not support government efforts to force parents to vaccinate their children. “It’s important that parents vaccinate their children, but you can’t do that at the point of a […]

Five Vaccines Added to DoD’s “Standing Orders” Program

Five Vaccines Added to DoD’s “Standing Orders” Program

Story Highlights Standing orders authorize non-physician health professionals (NPHP) to provide patient care following protocols often based on national clinical guidelines, including administering federally recommended vaccines without a physician’s pre-screening examination prior to vaccination. Civilians and military personnel are subject to vaccination standing orders in settings such as hospitals and in-patient/outpatient medical facilities, pharmacies, workplaces, […]

Children Given Flu Shots in School Classrooms

Children Given Flu Shots in School Classrooms

Story Highlights School districts have partnered with a for-profit corporation, CareDox/Healthy Schools, to provide students with free influenza vaccinations in classrooms during school hours. CareDox plans to collaborate with schools, families and health care providers to provide low cost health care in schools across the country. Important questions are being raised about informed consent, medical […]

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