Safety is the main concern for parents as they drop off their children at school each day.
In addition to what curriculum they are using and what is being served in the school lunches, the school’s ability to keep their child (children) safe is paramount.
So when a Southern California mother found out her son was poked with the COVID vaccine, without her approval, she became upset.
Maribel Duarte says her 13-year-old son, a student at the Barack Obama Global Prep Academy in South LA, was given the COVID-19 vaccine in exchange for pizza at his school without her consent, according to a local report.
She found out after he brought home a vaccine card showing the COVID-19 vaccine was administered at school.
Duarte said she should have been asked to give her written consent for her child to be vaccinated.
“He has problems with asthma and allergy problems,” she said.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) website has sent a message to parents to get their children over the age of 12 vaccinated before January 10, 2022. According to the LAUSD mandate, students who are not vaccinated and do not have a valid exemption by that date will to have to follow classes through virtual, online learning.
“The lady that gave him the shot and signed the paper told my son, ‘Please don’t say anything. I don’t want to get in trouble.’”
The LAUSD says student matters are confidential and wouldn’t comment specifically, but did say its “safe schools to safe steps incentive program” is meant to ensure several steps are in place for vaccinated students to receive prizes.
Duarte says she’s not against the vaccine. She’s vaccinated herself, but it’s different with her son.
Jennifer Kennedy, an attorney who is following closely the two cases against the LAUSD over the vaccine mandate currently making their way through court, said the problem is that kids in California can’t consent to vaccination.
Both are ultimately seeking an end to the mandate.
“The LAUSD does not have the power to add a vaccine to the California school schedule,” she said. “You couldn’t do it if you were a podunk school district and you can’t do it if you’re LAUSD, the second-largest district in the nation. You don’t have that legal authority.”
In California, school vaccines are handled through the state Department of Public Health and created into law through the state legislature.
The LAUSD says as of the Thanksgiving break, 80% of eligible students at Obama Prep have been vaccinated.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson – Trending Politics
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