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DC passes bill to vaccinate children without parental knowledge, consent

• Catholic Citizens of Illinois

By Patrick Delaney, LifeSite, December 22, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Last month, the District of Columbia passed B23-017, a bill that allows children to be vaccinated without the knowledge or consent of their parents.

The "Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act" permits a child aged 11 years or older "to consent to receive a vaccine where the vaccination is recommended by the United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. It also establishes that if a minor is able to comprehend the need for, the nature of, and any significant risks inherent in the medical care then informed consent is established."

The bill not only permits children of this age to provide consent to doctors and other vaccine administrators without a parent's knowledge or consent, but also requires insurance companies, school administrators, and medical personnel to conceal from parents that their child has been vaccinated.

The legislation mandates (in lines 37–38) that "[p]roviders who administer immunizations under the authority of this subsection shall seek reimbursement, without parental consent, directly from the insurer" rather than involving a parent in this process.


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