A new California bill proposed by two state senators would allow any child 12 years of age or older to get the Covid19 jab without parental consent. The bill was presented on Thursday by Senators Richard Pan and Scott Wiener. The bill proposes that preteens and teenagers could choose to get certain vaccines.
According to the proposed bill, the vaccines would need to be “approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration” and meet “the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
Wiener argued that in California, 12-year-olds already have the right to make similar medical decisions without parental consent. They can get the HPV and Hepatitis B vaccine, mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases without parental consent. Some states already allow children to choose to get the Covid19 jab without parental consent.
In Washington D.C., the age limit is 11, Alabama is 14, Oregon is 15, and Rhode Island and South Carolina 16.
“Giving young people the autonomy to receive life-saving vaccines,” Wiener said, “regardless of their parents’ beliefs or work schedules, is essential for their physical and mental health, unconscionable for teens to be blocked from the vaccine because a parent either refuses or cannot take their child to a vaccination site.”
The Senator tweeted about the Bill on Friday.
🧵 I introduced new legislation (#SB866) to lower the vaccine age of consent from 18 to 12.
Unvaccinated teens are at risk, put others at risk & make schools less safe. They often can’t work, participate in sports, or go to friends’ homes.
Let’s let teens protect their health.
— Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) January 21, 2022
While a 12-year-old is too young to consent for sex or vote or choose whether or not they go to school, Weiner believes that is an appropriate age to decide whether or not to put an experimental drug into your body. The question is, does a 12-year-old genuinely have informed consent when signing the vaccination forms before getting the jab?
Red Voice Media would like to make a point of clarification on why we do not refer to any shot related to COVID-19 as a "vaccine." According to the CDC, the definition of a vaccine necessitates that said vaccine have a lasting effect of at least one year in preventing the contraction of the virus or disease it's intended to fight. Because all of the COVID-19 shots thus far available have barely offered six months of protection, and even then not absolute, Red Voice Media has made the decision hereafter to no longer refer to the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson substances as vaccinations.