Health officials have been forced to change the Covid vaccine consent form being given to children because it wrongly tells them that getting ‘jabbed’ will free them from having to wear face masks and to follow social distancing – despite these rules being the same for all people regardless of vaccination status. The U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA) euphemistically referred to this untruth as a “small typo”. The Telegraph has the story.
The “easy read” forms, distributed to children aged 12 to 15, claim having a vaccine will free them from Government rules that apply to the unvaccinated. In fact, the same rules apply to all children regardless of vaccination status. …
Consent letters are being sent to parents and guardians, but children are deemed competent to make their own decision if families do not agree. [Advice on what concerned parents can do to stop this can be found here.]
The “easy read” consent form for children from the UKHSA and NHS says: “You don’t have to keep following the Government’s rules if you have been vaccinated, but they will help you to stay safe. This includes social distancing, wearing a face covering and washing your hands carefully and often.”
Molly Kingsley, from parents’ campaign group Us For Them described the advice as “exceptionally wrong”.
After being contacted by the Telegraph, officials said the form would be corrected to say: “You should keep following the Government’s rules if you have been vaccinated.”
The amendments say such rules include “wearing a face covering and washing your hands carefully and often”. …
While some of the Government’s rules apply differently to adults who have been vaccinated, no such distinctions have been made for children.