Emily Happel is a Mom in Guilford Co., North Carolina. She has a 14-year-old boy who has been waiting for a year to get back to school and live out his dream to play football for his school. Unfortunately, after a year of being locked away from everything important to him, this young man (whose name is being protected) was tricked into getting the COVID Vaccine. His mother is now distraught and seeking legal remedy.
[Editor’s note- Mom called and clarified the school was the High School and not Middle School and son was not being dropped off at Football practice at the time of the notification of required COVID testing]
“I can’t believe this is happening to me. It feels like a dream in way, that I keep thinking I am going to wake up from. Did this really happen to me?” Happel said to me when describing her worst nightmare.
Two hours after Governor Cooper signed an executive order on Friday, declaring that all children in North Carolina needed parental consent to get the COVID vaccine, Happel’s son was tricked into getting vaccine without parental consent, Happel claims.
According to a sheet provided to me by another parent, the Covid Vaccine clinics required a completed consent form from the parents for all children 12-17.
“He thought he was going to get tested, not get a shot. Western Guilford High School gave him a paper that told him they needed to go and get medical testing because the football players had been exposed to COVID and they couldn’t play until they had gotten tested. On the sheet was a site North West Guilford Vaccine Clinic location, so they went there. His Dad left him off and let him go alone because he thought he was only going to be tested and when he comes back out, my son gave him some papers and a Vaccine card,” Happel told me.
Here is a copy of that letter listing the places where students were being sent off campus for clinics. Another mom from the area said that it was very confusing because other students at other schools were getting tested on campus, and shots were off-campus, but there were no signs or markers at the site saying where people should go or what they should do. That they only figured all of that out late Monday night.
Here is the sheet the mother was given. It clearly indicates locations for “testing”.
“When he got home to me my son told me about it and I freaked out. I called the school and the school referred me to the people who were recommending the clinics in the first place. The school told me to contact the Old North State Medical Society, that they were the ones who were responsible,” Happel told me.
“I was told that my son was given a form to read and sign, and he did, but he is a kid, do you think he read the whole thing and understood it? My son said that he objected but he had a mask on and the nurse did not hear him. He thought she was doing a test, and not giving him the shot. I am just so beside myself,” Happel told me.
“When I called the medical Society- the school referred me to, I was told that there was nothing they could do and there were no legal actions or remedies I could have because it was like if my child had asked to be tested for an HIV case. That doesn’t even make sense to me,” she said.
Attempts to reach the group were unsuccessful.
Happel did a post about her experience online, and numerous parents groups picked up the information.
“I still don’t know what to do.” Happel said, “Right now I am just worried about my son. I want other people to know about what happened to me, just two hours after Cooper signed that Executve Order. They didn’t get a hold of us for consent. They tried to call, and I did’t get the call, and they didn’t have our consent,” Happel said. She did say she was consulting a lawyer.
According to local North Carolina News, she is going to have a perfect case. The law was signed at 2:00, and this happened at 4:00. The Executive Order says the consent law goes into effect immediately, Happel told me.
WSOCTV reported on the Executive Order:
“North Carolina children now must get approval from a parent before receiving the current COVID-19 vaccine available to them under legislation that Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law on Friday.
The written consent requirement is contained in a broader measure that largely expands the medications or immunizations, including vaccines, that pharmacists trained to deliver shots can administer to consumers. It comes even as the U.S. and North Carolina see a marked rise in COVID-19 cases due to a highly contagious variant.
The measure, which received near unanimous support in the Republican-controlled General Assembly, also states that trained pharmacy technicians and interns can administer a COVID-19 or flu vaccine under a pharmacist’s supervision.
“This important legislation will help our state administer COVID-19 vaccines more quickly and efficiently,” Cooper, a Democrat, said in a news release announcing the bill signing.
As any football Mom knows, this mom faces a scary future. The last thing she wants to do is interfere with her son’s football hopes and dreams. Crushing your son’s football dreams could have lifelong consequences, but she is rightfully worried now. So how does she get any peace of mind?
“I didn’t want him to get that shot. He has perfect health, he has a great immunity and they haven’t done enough testing on it for me to be comfortable with it,” she said.
“Now I am afraid even more of him playing football. I am afraid of blood clots because it seems like there are a bunch of medical issues for young people. I worry about long-term consequences, but right now I am worried about pulling him out, and also not pulling out,” she said.
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