Mother Sues Doctor Who Administered Vaccines to Her Children Without Consent

The mother of two children who were given COVID vaccines without her consent is suing the doctor who administered the vaccines.

  • An attorney representing NaTonya McNeil filed a lawsuit last week in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia against the doctor who administered vaccines to her children without consent.
  • The lawsuit alleges Dr. Janine A. Rethy held McNeil’s children in an examination room longer than necessary for a regular check-up and gave them the COVID vaccination.
  • The doctor reportedly falsely informed the children the vaccine was mandatory for school attendance and told them they could not legally decline it if they wanted to go to school.
  • McNeil claimed while on the way home from the office, her daughter complained of her arm “hurting” and said the doctor had given her the vaccine.
  • “When she had the needle in her hand and she was coming towards me, I backed up and I asked her what is that needle, and she said it was the COVID shot and I … told her I didn’t want it and she said, ‘Well it is mandatory, you have to get it in order to go to school,'” McNeil’s daughter recounted.
  • According to the complaint, McNeil’s daughter and son both received the Pfizer vaccine and the meningococcal vaccine without parental consent.
  • “To do that to my little children, my innocent children. They took her rights. When she backed away from you and said she didn’t want it, that should have been the end of it,” the mother said. “Or you should have called me on the phone to find out what I feel about the situation. But you basically told my child a lie so you could do what you wanted to do to my kid.”

“I would have never consented to you all vaccinating my children,” she said. “I’m not vaccinated and I’m not getting vaccinated and my kids were never supposed to be vaccinated for COVID period, under no circumstances,” McNeil said.

  • In March 2021, the District of Columbia enacted the “D.C. Minor Consent for Vaccination Amendment Act of 2020,” which gives children 11 and older the right to consent to any vaccine, without parental knowledge if the medical provider believes “the minor is capable of meeting the informed consent standard.”
  • The law also required healthcare providers to give immunization records to the Department of Health and to the child’s school, but not to parents with religious exemptions.
  • The Children’s Health Defense and Parental Rights Foundation filed a lawsuit requesting a court order to deem the act unconstitutional.
  • In March 2022, a judge granted a “preliminary injunction” prohibiting the D.C. mayor, Department of Health, and public schools from enforcing the law.