WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Minors aged 11 and up in the nation’s capital are temporarily no longer eligible to receive vaccines without parental knowledge or consent after a federal court for the District of Columbia granted a preliminary injunction against Washington, D.C.’s Minor Consent for Vaccination Act (MCA) on March 18 following a lawsuit by the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN).
“Healthcare providers recommend against vaccinations if individuals reacted poorly to past immunizations. A VIS [Vaccine Information Statement] describes the risks of certain vaccines and explains when they are contraindicated… By removing the parent from the vaccine decision, the MCA undercuts a key purpose of the VIS and a safety check before the vaccination,” Trump-appointed judge Trevor McFadden wrote in the ruling.
“[T]he MCA encourages children to deceive their parents. Once a child has gone behind her parents’ backs to get a vaccine, what is she supposed to do if she has a negative reaction? Some children might tell their parents; others very well might be afraid and try to hide their actions. Besides the obvious medical risk such a situation entails, this throws a wrench in the NCVIA’s (National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act) goal of ‘[f]ast, informal adjudication’ of vaccine injuries,” added the judge, referring to the 1986 law that grants vaccine makers legal immunity from death or injury from their products.
As Children’s Health Defense (CHD) explained in a March 4, 2022 article, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), “a special, no-fault tribunal housed within the U.S. Court of Federal Claims,” that “handles injury claims for 16 common vaccines.”