My 8-year-old son is a student at (redacted) Elementary of Wyoming. For the past three years I have formally complained against the Department of Heath’s flu drive consent forms, which are invalid and request reform to protect parental rights and satisfy informed consent. The name of the drug that is administered during these drives at these education centers is not listed on the form. I am fully aware of the legal definition of informed consent and am appalled by the incompetence demonstrated. Because of our poor opinion of these drives we keep our son home to protect him from these employees at the Department of Health who lack the ability to adhere to basic medical protocol.
My fears were fully realized last week when a 10-year-old child was forcibly vaccinated against parental wishes. I am not aware why the parents did not want their son vaccinated. The boy could have already had the vaccine or perhaps he was allergic to a component in the drug. By legal definition this is “medical assault”. This is not a light matter, even though it appears to be handled in such a way as to be almost trivial. The child was outspoken and protested that his parents did not want him vaccinated. The teacher and school nurse did not double check to see if his (faulty) consent form was filed. The Dept. of Health’s nurse injected this boy without proper protocol. All those involved should be reprimanded, the nurse who imposed the battery fired. The parents have a clear legal case against (redacted) Elementary and the Department of Health.
I am formally requesting the immediate end of this program. The marriage of medical clinics and educational centers should not be permitted. It clearly is not done in a manner that satisfies the medical legal definition and standard of care. A parent has to have a certain amount of trust when handing over their most precious asset, our children over to these public school institutions. That trust has been broken at (redacted) Elementary. I urge the appropriate steps be taken so the parents in this community can know our children will be handled in a manner that satisfies our parental consent. Also there needs to be a guarantee that no further harm will come to our children while they are under the care of the public school system. That will go a long way in rebuilding the trust that has been lost by this incident.