Published in Fall 2008 VRAN Newsletter
I’ve just had a rather unsettling occurrence as you see by my subject line. Despite the fact that I signed the refusal NOT the consent, they have given him the tetanus vaccine. My fear is that not only was it not just a tetanus vaccine but actually the combination vaccine DTaP. I’m furious that this has occurred despite my wishes being otherwise.
They called me at work, I left two messages immediately after getting the message. One hour ago the school nurse called again to tell me that she had in fact administered the shot. She further explained that with the ‘Infant Act’ in British Columbia, a child older than 12 is able to give his/her consent. We had a rather long discussion that went in circles. The core point from my end being how on earth can this happen in a day and age when I must give my consent for my child to go on a field trip or they won’t go, yet they can inject my child despite a signed form refusing this very thing?
I asked for as many details as possible so that I could document the situation and would like to know what action is available to me. I’m stunned and saddened. I’m also wondering if there are any natural supplements I can give my son to try to combat and potential side effects. I will be stopping by the health food store on my way home.
A Mother in British Columbia
VRAN Note re: Brainwashing our Children
More and more Canadian parents are discovering to their horror that their children, while in school are being told they can get vaccinated without their parents’ consent and are urged to do so. Loosely known as the “Mature Minor” ruling, it has been slipped into various pieces of legislation across the country. Public health nurses hold “educational” sessions impressing on children the value of vaccination while filling their heads with fear of the diseases that will strike if they don’t get vaccinated. They know that children’s lack of life experience and naivety makes them easy to manipulate. We’ve heard of children as young as 11 or 12 who have been coerced into accepting vaccines in the school setting. The “Mature Minor” ruling represents a major assault on parental values and autonomy and removes critical decision making power from families.
The pertinent section of the British Columbia Infants Act, Part 2 – Medical Treatment; consent of infant to medical treatment, can be accessed here.