November 28, 2022
Kristin Collins, Policy Analyst
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
RE: Public Comment Period on Regulations for the Immunization of School Children [12 VAC 5 ? 110]
Dear Ms. Collins:
In order to establish safeguards to prevent future harm to children’s health, these regulations should be repealed.
The regulations should protect an individual’s right to a medical exemption and to be accurately informed of medical risks, without coercion or punishment.
This should apply not only to the Covid-19 vaccines, but to the HPV vaccine, and any others that are known to cause adverse events.
Unvaccinated students, as well as, students with prior infection and recovery, should not be excluded from school.
The state should repeal the penalty and fines associated with non-compliance with the vaccine schedule, and any immunization registry/tracking program should be done on an opt in basis.
There is concern that this regulatory review has been initiated to amend the state’s regulations to require the COVID-19 vaccine, despite evidence of autoimmune disease, cancer, reproductive harm, neurodevelopmental disorders, cardiac and vascular disorders, etc., etc.
These vaccines should remain voluntary, and the regulations should allow that children's health interventions be made by the parent.
Lisa Wilson, RN