According to the government guidelines published on Wednesday, students in England can be vaccinated at school without parental permission. The announcement has left teachers fearing protests at the school gates, and for good reason.
The guidelines states that vaccinations for children aged 12 to 15 will be administered by School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) teams.
If the parents withhold consent but the child wants to be vaccinated, then the teams will determine whether or not the child is able to make an informed decision, which is known as Gillick competence. They will then “make every effort to contact a parent to check before they proceed”.
“If a parent objects to their child being vaccinated but the child wants to be vaccinated and is judged to be Gillick competent, the healthcare professional will try to reach agreement between the parent and child. However, the parent cannot overrule the decision of a Gillick competent child,” the guideline states.
The Guardian reports:
In cases where parents refuse consent and the child is not deemed to be Gillick competent or does not want to be vaccinated, the guidelines from the UK health security agency say a vaccination will not be given.
According to the NHS, Gillick competence is when children under the age of 16 “can consent to their own treatment if they’re believed to have enough intelligence, competence and understanding to fully appreciate what’s involved in their treatment”.
Some headteachers remain worried that parents who oppose vaccination may attempt to contact their child’s school directly, despite the school playing no part in the decision.
Jules White, the headteacher of Tanbridge House secondary school in Sussex, said many of his fellow school leaders wanted to avoid being caught up in any conflicts between children and their family over the issue.
“The guidance seems to make it possible for a child considered Gillick competent to have a vaccination administered on a school site without permission from a parent or carer. While that decision will be made by trained professionals in the SAIS team, it leaves headteachers and other school staff in a potentially very difficult position," stated White.
Trending Political News
Twitter Erupts With Conspiracy Theories After Mysterious Tab Appears by Joe Biden's Ear in Photo
A Getty Images photo of Joe Biden has surfaced that shows something that looks like a rectangular tab next to his ear. This photo has set Twitter ablaze.
If you look very closely it looks like it's his flesh color and there is hair going over it. I mentioned earlier that this photo is on Getty Images. It is actually for sale on their official site. The fact it is a Getty Image verifies that it is a non-PhotoShopped image.
MSNBC's Scarborough: Vaccine Skeptics ‘Too Stupid’ - Need to ‘Wake Up’
According to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, people like me are "too stupid" to listen to doctors and science, and need to "wake up" when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Scarborough said that people who are skeptical to get the vaccine need to "be selfish" because their job "depends" on the vaccine.
“You know, it’s not just about health,” he said. “We’ve said it a million times...
LA Times Columnist Jean Guerrero Accuses Larry Elder of Being a ‘White Supremacist’
Welcome to the year 2021, where African-Americans are being accused of white supremacy for simply opposing the Democratic way of life and running for office as a Republican.
On Sunday, Los Angeles Times columnist Jean Guerrero appeared on CNN and declared that California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder has a “white supremacist world view,” which makes him a “real threat to communities of color.”
VIDEO: Man Shoves Past Woman, Turns Back and Sparta Kicks Her Down Escalator
Holy cow! Chivalry in Brooklyn appears to be dead after surveillance cameras caught the moment a man Sparta kicked a woman in the chest, knocking her down the escalator they are both on.
The altercation started when the man shoved past her and she confronted him, tell him to "say excuse me." He turned and responded, "I did," and then proceeded to kick her in the chest….
Commerce Sec Raimondo Claims ‘Nobody is Being Forced’ to Get Vaccinated
On Monday, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle that no one is being "forced" to take the coronavirus vaccine under President Joe Biden's unconstitutional mandates.
“I see this as a huge step forward to getting people back to work and finally recovering, having the economy recover," Raimondo said. “Getting vaccinated is cheap...
Shocking Video Shows Monkey Sharpen Rock to Bust Glass Enclosure
Anyone remember the book "Animal Farm" by George Orwell? I can't help but get that feeling when watching the shocking video below where a monkey was caught on camera using a rock to bust out of his habitat.
Zoo visitors witnessed the monkey sharpen a rock and then use it to repeatedly hit the glass enclosure. After a few hits...
MIC DROP! Rep Brian Mast: 'Ignore Biden’s Illegal Mandates Like He Ignores Immigration Laws'
On Thursday, President Joe Biden delivered a speech to Americans, in which he attacked anyone against vaccine mandates and completely dogged out anyone not vaccinated against COVID-19. He then laid out his tyrannical plan to force the experimental jab on every person in our country.
Biden revealed that he ordered the Department of Labor to force every business with 100 or more employees to require those employees to have the vaccine or submit to weekly testing, in addition to all healthcare workers, federal workers, and workers contracted with the federal government.
Sen. Manchin Blasts AOC for Attacks That ‘Continue to Divide, Divide, Divide’
On Sunday, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin scolded fellow Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for using "awful" words that "divide."
CNN host Dana Bash said, "I’m sure you have heard your fellow Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said this about you in a tweet: “Manchin has weekly huddles with Exxon and is one of many senators who gives lobbyists their pen to write so-called bipartisan fossil fuels bills. It’s killing people….
Levin on Fascist Joe: ‘the Closest Thing We’ve Got to a Dictator Yet’
Fox News Channel host Mark Levin blasted President Joe Biden on Sunday over his tyrannical speech about vaccine mandates and protocols.
Levin declared that Biden's attempt to force Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine makes him “the closest thing we’ve had to a dictator yet.”