Jennifer Ravain is absolutely furious with East Jefferson High School and Ochsner Health, for vaccinating her son without parental consent. It been reported that neither the school or the mobile vaccine team bothered to look at the release form, which hadn’t even been signed. The lawsuit is already on the drawing board.
No parental consent
Jennifer Ravain’s unnamed 16-year-old son decided to go ahead and get a Covid-19 vaccine shot on October 20 when the Ochsner Health mobile vaccination wagon pulled up at East Jefferson High School in Kenner, Louisiana.
To get it, he handed the nurse a consent form “without a parent’s signature.” Nobody questioned it, they just rolled up his sleeve and injected him.
He may have looked old enough to decide for himself but the law says he’s not. Lafayette-based attorney Shelly Maturin assures enraged conservative parents in Jefferson Parish that “suit is being prepared and will be filed.”
He issued a formal statement to the press. Ignoring the lack of parental consent just to advance a liberal agenda is a “nightmare” that should shock the conscience of all citizens of Louisiana.” That’s why “every legal avenue will be pursued to make sure that justice is served.”
Maturin is naming Ochsner Health, the Jefferson Parish School Board and East Jefferson High School as defendants. “The egregious and reckless actions of Ochsner and East Jefferson High School went well beyond any legal or moral bounds and, at a minimum, constitute a battery upon the minor child.”
Parental consent is a serious issue. “Hopefully, this type of reckless behavior will stop immediately, and no other parents or children will have to go through this nightmare.”
Admission and apology
Surprisingly, none of the named defendants are denying responsibility. Ochsner Health’s chief medical officer Dr. Robert Hart issued a written statement agreeing that “underage students should not be vaccinated without parental permission, and apologized that it had happened.”
He’s not sure how the student was vaccinated without consent of a parent but assures parents they try to avoid that sort of thing.
“While we firmly believe in vaccinating adolescents to keep them safe from COVID-19, this should be done only with parental consent.” They claim a history of long and faithful service.
“Ochsner Health has worked closely with schools throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to keep faculty and students safe in the classroom and beyond, and we have been invited by schools to provide on-site vaccinations since the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents ages 12-17.” Hart admits the team messed up by not following procedure.
“Our team has been notified that a student was vaccinated without proper parental consent at a school vaccination event on Oct. 20. We have procedures in place to ensure that all policies are followed; however, in this instance, this did not occur.”
“We have taken immediate action to review our on-site vaccination policies and to ensure that these policies will be strictly enforced moving forward.”