As some of you know, Massachusetts is the only state (so far) that has the statewide flu mandated for all students up to and including university students up to a certain age.
It seems like a bad idea, just as bad as the UC flu vaccine mandate. Win or lose in the UC case, Bobby Kennedy and CHD want the Mass. mandate to be the next challenge. Experts are ready. and more will be added.
If you know anyone with school-age kids or university students who don’t want to take the shot, who don’t have a strong religious objection, and want to be a part of the case, have them email me. Of course, no charge to any plaintiff, as this is a public interest lawsuit. Bobby and I will be involved under rules for non Mass. licensed attorneys (pro hac vice, for you Latin buffs). It is important that the courts be given an opportunity to weigh in on these important health public policy issues. Today it’s the flu shot, next we’ll be hearing how great the pneumonia vaccines are and how many beds can be freed up if all adults were forced to take it and all the other vaccines which will provide all the “layers of protection” during these pandemic times. The courts need to weigh in on this, and we will see if we can make that happen prior to the mandate date.
Rick Jaffe, Esq.