Posted By Dr. Mercola | September 16 2011
Sidebar- Story at a Glance
California Assembly Bill 499 is currently on California Governor Jerry Brown's desk. If Governor Brown signs it into law, then children as young as 12 years old will be vaccinated with Gardasil, hepatitis B and future vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases without the knowledge or consent of their parents
This proposed law will benefit drug companies, but leave parents legally responsible for any physical harm resulting from these secret vaccinations
URGENT ACTION ITEM: CALL Governor Jerry Brown at (916) 445-2841 and urge him to VOTE NO to allowing 12 year old children to get Gardasil, hep B and other future vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases without the knowledge or consent of parents. The Governor's office has added a simple voicemail button for a "yes" or "no" vote on the legislation
The state of California has just passed bill AB499, which will permit minor children as young as 12 years old to be vaccinated with sexually transmitted disease vaccines like Gardasil without parental knowledge or parental consent. This means that if you live in California, school or medical personnel would be allowed to vaccinate your child against an STD without your ever knowing it.
At issue, of course, is whether 12-year-olds are mature enough to fully analyze the benefits versus risks of vaccination (or any medical treatment for that matter), or recognize the alternatives to STD prevention, such as abstinence. Meanwhile, a child could suffer a vaccine reaction and the parent, not knowing the child had been vaccinated, could mistake it for the flu or another condition, delaying getting help until it is too late.
But, perhaps the greatest issue of all is whether this law violates your basic right to be involved in important decisions regarding your child's health.
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