I had heard rumors of children being given vaccines while at school without their parents permission. I finally saw an article today which helped fill in the blanks. A recent initiative is bringing a for profit company into schools to administer the flu shot to children. They are then paid by health insurance companies and the government for each shot given. They have procedures in place to make sure each child receiving the shot has their parents authorization. However, some parents are very concerned their child might receive a shot even if they have not given consent, and there are reports of exactly that happening. It is also not clear how much information is given to parents on the risks and benefits of the vaccine and what symptoms their child might experience as an adverse reaction from the shot. Here is a link to NVIC and info on flu vaccine risks. And here is a video story of a nurse who is a quadriplegic as a result of the flu shot. The article states that the program currently operates in 8 states. I checked the company website and found the names of seven of them; Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio, Missouri, Washington, and Indiana. Here is an article explaining the program in more detail. The for profit company also collects medical and personal information on each child and shares it.