Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Immunization of School Children [12 VAC 5 ‑ 110]
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11/28/22  1:34 pm
Commenter: James Wilcox

Virginia Immunization Comment

Parental rights over their children is paramount. I will move out of Virginia rather than give my child any vaccine which I deem has safety issues or effectiveness issues, such as the covid vaccine. This is especially true when government has utterly failed to protect its citizens by giving honest covid guidance, for example by ignoring the fact that children face minimal risk from covid while the vaccines for covid are not properly tested, were rushed to the market, and can give children myocarditis among other terrible side effects. Maddie De Garay was paralyzed by pfizer during the trial for children. Pfizer and federal and state (commonwealth) governments have covered this fact up, which is criminal fraud in my view. No senator from Virginia would comment on Maddie when I asked them to. Please do the right thing and give parents the ability to determine what should be injected into their children's bodies. Informed consent is absolutely paramount, as is the axiom first do no harm. 

1) Informed consent should be the foundation of the state's immunization program 
The regulations fail to acknowledge the principle of informed consent, the legal right to be fully and accurately informed about the benefits and risks of a medical intervention, including a pharmaceutical product, and the right to make a voluntary decision about whether to accept the risk for oneself or their minor child without being coerced or punished. The state should move from a mandatory, one size all vaccination schedule to one that allows parents to decide which vaccines their child receives or does not receive. Where there is risk, there must be choice. At a minimum, the regulations should be amended to include a definition of informed consent. 
2) The right to a medical exemption must be protected
Medical exemptions are very difficult to obtain largely because doctors fear reprisal from the state’s medical regulatory bodies that grant medical licenses and board certifications, and exemptions are often refused by school or health authorities. The regulation should be strengthened to protect an individual’s right to a medical exemption.   
3) The state should not require vaccines for children taught at home 
Regulations requiring vaccinations for children taught at home are an overreach of the state’s authority and infringe on the rights of parents. 
4) The COVID-19 vaccines should not be added to the vaccine schedule
There is now ample evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are associated with heart inflammation and other side effects. Myocarditis and pericarditis are inflammatory conditions that can lead to cardiac arrhythmia and death. There is also ample evidence that the shots do not prevent transmission. Again, where this is risk there must be choice. This vaccine should remain voluntary.
James Wilcox
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