D.C. parents who don't want their children to get the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine are concerned about new legislation that limits their parental rights.
According to the Washington Post, the D.C. Council passed B23-017 (Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act) to vaccinate all schoolchildren without parental consent -- as long as the child understands the need for, and the risks of the vaccine.
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."
Clearly the D.C. Council members believe children today are smarter than they were back in the day when a child needed a signed consent form just to go on a school field trip.