Federal lawmakers weigh in on COVID vaccines for children

PAUL J. YOUNGCity News ServiceRIVERSIDE – Two Inland Empire Republican congressmen joined their GOP colleagues in calling on leaders in the state Assembly and Senate to abandon legislation that would permit children as young as 12 years old to obtain, without parental consent, a COVID-19 vaccination, saying the proposal “suffocates the ability of parents to make appropriate health decisions” for their children.“We are gravely concerned about this attack on parents’ rights,” the GOP delegation wrote Feb. 3. “These are the rightful burdens and obligations that require parental involvement.” Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Temecula and Ken Calvert, R-Corona, were among the eight signatories to the letter concerning California Senate Bill 866, the “Teens Choose Vaccines Ac
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