I served in Virginia’s General Assembly for 26 years and urge you to adopt the suggestion I note below. Bob Marshall
1) Informed consent must be the foundation of Virginia’s immunization program.
The regulations currently fail to recognize 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.
Complete data detailing benefits and risks from drug trials must be made available to potential vaccine recipients
Informed consent as necessary for medical treatment was affirmed by American prosecutors at the Nuremberg Trial of Nazi conspirators in the late 1940's as a result of the many medical abuses carried our as part of lethal. debilitating, immoral medical "experiments."
Virginia should move from a mandatory, one size fits all vaccination policy, 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.
Where any vaccine is mandated, the Commonwealth should assume liability for harms occurring from the implementation of a mandatory vaccine policy.
2) The right to a medical or religious vaccine exemption must be affirmed by Virginia.
Medical vaccine exemptions are very difficult to obtain primarily because doctors fear pushback 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 current regulation should be strengthened and amended to protect an individual’s right to a medical as well as a religious vaccine exemption for Covid and similar diseases or conditions.
3) Virginia 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 innate, natural rights of parents which are derived from our Creator, and not the state government.
4) The so-called COVID-19 “vaccines” should not be added to Virginia’s vaccine schedule.
There is now ample evidence that the COVID-19 "vaccines" are associated with heart inflammation and other disabling 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 COVID transmission.
News reports (WPost 9/23/22) of a Kaiser Foundation survey note that “Fifty-eight percent of coronavirus deaths in August were people who were vaccinated or boosted, according to an analysis conducted for The Health 202 by Cynthia Cox, vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation.”
Again, where there is risk there must be choice. This Covid so-called “vaccine” should remain voluntary.