BOSTON, Massachusetts (PNN) - September 1, 2020 - As Massachusetts and Virginia lead the country in an unlawful push toward mandatory vaccination for both COVID-19 and the flu, a large group of protesters converged outside the Massachusetts State House in Boston, holding signs that read, “Unavoidably unsafe,” “My child, my choice,” “Parents call the shots,” and “I am not a threat.”
Written in chalk in front of the statehouse was the phrase, “No forced shots”. While some protesters wore masks, many didn't.
Under the unconstitutional mandate, children must be vaccinated; full-time undergraduate students, and graduate students under 30, will also be required to get the vaccine.
Activists correctly insist that informed and voluntary consent is a basic human right.
“The flu vaccine should not be a mandate. It should be a choice,” said Jessica Marchant.
Others accused state officials of taking advantage of the fear caused by the virus.
“I think parents are vulnerable right now. They need their (children) to go to school and they backed us into a corner,” said Taryn Proulx. “We feel like we have to just comply or rearrange our whole lives and homeschool our children.”