Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Immunization of School Children [12 VAC 5 ‑ 110]
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11/28/22  9:14 pm
Commenter: Marla J Hurtado

Re: “Vaccines” The right to both a religious and medical exemption must be protected


1) Informed consent should be the foundation of the state's immunization program 

The regulations must be amended to include a definition of informed consent, the legal right to be fully and accurately informed about the benefits and risks of a medical intervention, including a pharmaceutical product, and the right to make a voluntary decision about whether to accept the risk for oneself or their minor child without being coerced or punished. 

2) The right to a medical exemption must be protected

An individual’s right to a medical exemption must be protected.   

3) The state should not require vaccines for children taught at home 

Regulations requiring vaccinations for children taught at home infringe on the rights of parents. 

4) The COVID-19 vaccines should not be added to the vaccine schedule

COVID-19 vaccines are associated with heart inflammation and other side effects such as Myocarditis and pericarditis. These are inflammatory conditions that can lead to cardiac arrhythmia and death. The shots do not prevent transmission. There must be choice since there are indeed obvious health risks. This vaccine should remain voluntary.

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