Americans have been bombarded with requests, pleas, shaming and excoriations about how you must get vaccinated.
I bought in, and I think I may have even jumped the line accidentally. I also have a three-year-old, and I don’t envision a scenario where I rush him out to get a vaccine. If he were 14, 18 or 24, I wouldn’t pressure him to get vaccinated. If he were over 18, what could I do?
But if he were 14? That’s a no from me.
Schools in Alabama disagree, and at least one school system doesn’t care what you think.
Madison, Birmingham and Huntsville schools have all taken up the task of vaccinating your kids even though doctors, pharmacies and Wal-Mart have vaccines readily available.
In the coverage of the Huntsville vaccinations, the Alabama Media Group article specifically states that Huntsville City Schools will not require parental consent for those over 14.
Students under 14 must have a parent or guardian accompany them for the vaccine, according to the announcement on the Huntsville schools website. Everyone receiving the vaccine must present a legal form of identification including a driver’s license, passport, non-drivers ID, or a birth certificate. Participants must sign a consent form prior to receiving the vaccine and must register online in advance to receive the vaccine.
To put it simply — your 14-year-old can decide to take an experimental vaccine without your knowledge.
This is a betrayal of parents by Alabama schools.
They don’t care.
Keep in mind that this is happening as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still looking at the impact of the vaccine on young people.
Even the World Health Organization thinks this is a bad idea.
Some Alabama lawmakers are taking note.
State Senator Sam Givhan appeared on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show” and suggested the school systems should hit pause.
Explaining that just vaccinating everyone who shows up without parental consent is just a bad practice, Givhan said, “They don’t have everyone’s full medical history, and they don’t know the unique situations from certain kids. … And I just don’t think the high school should be giving these shots when, you know, you could actually cause someone to have medical problems from this, and then they’ll hide behind their state immunity shield and say you can’t sue them.”
Obviously, it is entirely possible that no children have been vaccinated without parental consent, but how would we know?
Huntsville City Schools seems hell-bent on continuing this. Attempts to speak to the school board we unsuccessful.
The board said in a statement, “We appreciate the invitation. Please see the information below surrounding the vaccine clinic. We have nothing more to add at this time.”
The gist is this: “Sorry, not sorry. We will vaccinate your kids without your permission. What are you going to do about it?”
The answer is people with means are going to either change these schools or flee American schools more than they already have.
Dale Jackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 7-11 AM weekdays on WVNN and on Talk 99.5 from 10AM to noon.