PARENTS have every reason to feel frightened and at their wits’ end about how to protect their children from being vaccinated without consequences. Every child in the 12-15 age group is being ‘offered’ the vaccine in the UK, mainly in school settings and in some parts of the UK by the end of this coming half term. Parental objections can be overridden on the say-so of the child, and 16- and 17-year-olds don’t need parental permission at all. In due course they will all be ‘offered’ a second jab.
Preventing school disruption is the sorry excuse for pushing this programme, all the more egregious for the fact that the figures which show the risks of the vaccine outweigh the benefits are not only in the public domain but even included in the BBC report setting out the Government’s case, namely 12 to 34 cases of vaccine-induced myocarditis (heart inflammation) against six deaths from Covid with no prior health conditions.
The pressure on parents and children is huge. For example the Telegraph sinking to a new low with this reprehensible and unfounded piece of fearmongering:
Little comfort can be drawn from Chris Whitty’s conscience-covering platitude that no stigma should be attached to the choice. Parents are bound to worry that refusing vaccination will leave their children vulnerable to bullying, stigmatising and labelling. Anecdotal evidence given to TCW Defending Freedom is that some schools are actively contributing to this by separating unvaccinated from vaccinated children. There’s simply no excuse for technocrats running our government and schools to ignore the reams of research showing that children ‘picked out’ for any reason will be exposed to bullying. Is this perhaps what they want?
In the case of vaccination refusal, this form of psychological torture extends to the parents, as a newly published study from Australia sets out:
‘Parents’ described experiences point to systematic stigmatisation . . . . [they] experienced (1) labelling and (2) stereotyping, with many not identifying with the “anti-vaxxers” portrayed in the media and describing frustration at being labelled as such, believing they were defending their child from harm. Participants described (3) social “othering”, leading to relationship loss and social isolation, and (4) status loss and discrimination, feeling “brushed off” as incompetent parents and discriminated against by medical professionals and other parents. Finally, (5) legislative changes exerted power over their circumstances, rendering them unable to provide their children with the same financial and educational opportunities as vaccinated children, often increasing their steadfastness in refusing vaccination.’
The researchers found that non-vaccinating Australian parents were suffering social and psychological as well as financial effects.
There are very few come-backs for parents but it is important that they use what is at their disposal. If your child’s school is promoting Covid-19 vaccination for those aged 12 and over, or you are concerned that your child could receive the jab without your consent while at school, the voluntary campaign group Lawyers for Liberty can send a formal email to the headteacher advising of the legal risks of their policy. Their service is anonymous.Neither the parents’ name nor your child/children’s names will be mentioned in the email to the headteacher and it is free. The substance of the letter is as follows:
‘We have been notified by a concerned parent, carer or guardian of a pupil at your School that your School is positively promoting and encouraging the Covid-19 vaccination (the Vaccination) for children aged 12 years and over, without a health & safety assessment or a full risk analysis, and possibly also without parental consent or parent consultation. We are writing to ensure you understand your obligations as an education provider, and that you are aware of the legal risks associated with providing the Vaccination and providing a venue for the National Health Service (NHS) to deliver the Vaccination on your premises.’
You can access the full details here.