I just had our kids vaccinated yesterday – flu and other stuff, so I was interested when a post from a famous blogger about his recent experience with vaccinations came up in my reader today. A doctor in the UK gave a 13-year-old girl the HPV vaccine even after her parents checked the "opt-out" box on the form. The doctor took her aside, explained that she was the only one in the school who had opted out, and promptly administered the vaccine, without consulting her parents or even asking her if she wanted it.
No matter where you stand on vaccination in general, the horror this family is going through is unbelievable. It’s like something out of 1984 or Brave New World. The author lives in the UK, so I’m not sure how things might be different over here in the US, but I couldn’t believe the audacity of this school and this doctor in disregarding the rights of this family.