By Kevin A. Muhammad
(FinalCall.com) – Thousands of parents have expressed deep concern over California’s newly amended Section 6926 of the Family Code (Section 6926), which allows minor children, ages 12 years and older, to consent to vaccinations and other prophylactic medication, without requiring the approval of their parents. Conceptually, the decision rests solely with minors; however, realistically, state governments require children to be vaccinated. Many states plan to enact similar laws. This makes California’s law everyone’s concern.
Previous to its amending, Section 6926 allowed minors to “consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment” of infectious, contagious, or communicable diseases. Through Bill AB499 (amendment), which was ratified by Governor Jerry Brown on October 9, 2011, minors can now “consent to medical care related to the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease.”
As so-called prophylactics, vaccines will be administered under this law. The vaccines alleged to prevent sexually transmitted diseases include human papillomavirus (HPV), Hepatitis B, and soon-to-be-released HIV vaccines, as well as current and future vaccines and medications assigned to this category.
GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co., produce the primary HPV and Hepatitis B vaccines on the market. Merck manufactures Gardasil and Recombivax, while GlaxoSmithKline make Cervarix and Engerix-B. According to reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), these vaccines have caused serious injuries, even fatalities, to thousands, if not millions, of children and adults. Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are too inadequate to effectively inform minors about the dangers associated with vaccination.
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