In the 2023-2024 legislative session, states across the nation will try to strip parents of their right to decide whether or not their kids receive the COVID-19 shot.
Tell your state legislators: No COVID mandates for kids!
The decision to vaccinate children should be made by parents in consultation with trusted healthcare providers and according to their religious beliefs or conscience—not by the state.
A disturbing trend in state legislatures is the attempt to remove vaccine exemptions that protect families’ rights to opt out of mandates because of their religious beliefs or conscience—and even to do away with the medical exemptions that protect those who were previously vaccine injured or otherwise at greater risk of injury. Some state legislators even want to control the vaccine choices of parents who send their kids to private schools or educate their kids themselves at home.
We must safeguard parents’ rights in all circumstances and for all vaccines. Parents must have control over this and other decisions regarding their children’s health and safety.
Tell your state legislators: No COVID Mandates for Kids!
LETTER TO STATE LEGISLATORS:
I would like to request a meeting with you to discuss COVID-19 mandates for children.
I’d like to see the bills supported by RightToRefuse.org passed in our state.
I urge you to respect parents’ exclusive right to make decisions regarding the health and safety of their children and vote against the bills opposed by NVIC.org.
Children have negligible risks of being harmed or killed by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The CDC estimates the infection fatality rate for ages 0-19 is 0.00002; the survivability rate is 99.998%.
The COVID-19 shots don’t prevent transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, so there is no public health benefit to be gained from mandates for children.
The World Health Organization notes that “children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults” and “vaccine impact on transmission is only modest and short-lived.” It concludes that “the direct health benefit of vaccinating healthy children and adolescents is lower compared with vaccinating older adults due to the lower incidence of severe COVID-19 and deaths in younger persons.”
Mandates can provide no benefit to children, and there are several well-established and serious risks to children’s health from being given COVID-19 shots.
The FDA warns that, for mRNA vaccines, “reports of adverse events suggest increased risks of myocarditis and pericarditis, particularly following the second dose and with onset of symptoms within a few days after vaccination.” The FDA says “vaccine recipients should seek medical attention right away if they have chest pain, shortness of breath, or feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart after vaccination.”
Fact sheets for the vaccines note that these problems are more common in adolescents.
Myocarditis puts young people at risk of sudden cardiac death.
The risk of blood clots following adenoviral-vector vaccines is higher in younger adults compared to older adults, but no data are available on the risk below the age of 18 years.
Few countries recommend COVID shots for kids under 18. No country mandates them.
The pharmaceutical companies want COVID vaccines mandated for school-age children because, under U.S. law, this is how they get permanent, blanket liability protection for all current and future injections—even when given to adults.
Mandating shots that don’t benefit children just to protect pharmaceutical company profits is unconscionable.
Please oppose COVID-19 shot mandates for children.