March 9, 2022
Re: SB 871 (COVID-19 vaccine mandate for daycare and K-12 school attendance)
Dear California Legislators,
On behalf of hundreds of physician and surgeon members of Physicians for Informed Consent and thousands of our health-freedom members, we oppose SB 871.
The COVID-19 mass vaccination program has unfortunately had no measurable impact on the COVID-19 death rate in the United States.1 Fortunately, severe cases or deaths from COVID-19 in children are rare occurrences (1 fatality per 126,000 children)2 but sadly children commonly suffer from severe systemic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine.3 Additionally, several studies have shown no measurable impact of the vaccine on the spread of COVID-19.1 Thus, as is the case with other vaccines4 wrongly mandated for school attendance in California, the vaccination status of a child is not a significant risk to other schoolchildren.
It is both unethical and unscientific to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine on any population, but coercing parents to indiscriminately vaccinate their children or lose the right to send them to school is antithetical to the health of California’s children and antithetical to a free society.
We urge you to oppose SB 871.
Shira Miller, M.D.
Founder and President
Physicians for Informed Consent
1 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: 20 Scientific Facts That Challenge the Assumptions
2 COVID-19 — Disease Information Statement (DIS)
3 Are Vaccine Mandates Science-Based?
4 Vaccines: What About Immunocompromised Schoolchildren?
About Physicians for Informed Consent
Physicians for Informed Consent is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization focused on science and statistics. PIC delivers data on infectious diseases and vaccines, and unites doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals, attorneys, and families who support voluntary vaccination. In addition, the PIC Coalition for Informed Consent consists of over 300 U.S. and international organizations that represent millions of people. To learn more, please visit physiciansforinformedconsent.org.