Dad and mom in Tiny Minnesota City Say “No” To In Faculty Clinic
By Anne Dachel
Parents in the northern Minnesota city of Nevis (population 390) recently took a bold move calling for a planned COVID vaccine clinic at a local school to be closed. While most of the coverage defended the safety of vaccinating against COVID, it shows the power of organized groups demanding freedom of health.
May 25, 2021, Park Rapids Sentinel: Nevis School cancels vaccination clinic after complaints
Plans to use the Nevis School building today as a location for COVID-19 vaccinations in partnership with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health were changed after a vocal group came up against the idea for the school committee meeting on Monday evening.
The group began by saying that schools are for education, not vaccination. They said the vaccine is not fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and these vaccines are putting children’s lives at risk. One group member described the shots as “stabbing children with poison”.
They also stated that more than 99 percent of children who contract COVID do not get seriously ill. They said the decision to vaccinate children should be made by parents with their child’s doctor and it is not appropriate to hold a vaccination clinic on school grounds.
Superintendent Gregg Parks said it wasn’t their idea to offer vaccinations at the school, but they partnered with CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health, an agency that worked with the school on their safe school schedule during the pandemic when asked became so. …
Marlee Morrison, the director of CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health, said the idea of offering vaccines in schools came from the state.
“We’re the public health department for Hubbard County, so we work under the direction of the Minnesota Department of Health,” she said. “With the recent FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 years and older and the knowledge that schools are sources of outbreaks, we want to bring the vaccine to those who are eligible. It’s a nationwide strategy….