Top Tennessee health official says she was fired over teen vaccine outreach

ABC News’ Linsey Davis talks with Dr. Michelle Fiscus, who says she was fired for sharing how minors can get vaccinated without parental consent, as the state ends childhood vaccine outreach.

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44 thoughts on “Top Tennessee health official says she was fired over teen vaccine outreach

  1. She is a communist liar. It wasn’t Republicans that fired her. It was TN CITIZENS who complained to the General Assembly that REPRESENT US. We have a mature minor law that was created to protect minors who want to REJECT treatments & it also protects health care workers that accommodate them. The mature minor law wasn’t meant to be used to curtail parental consent- but that’s what her stupid memo was using it for. And parents got her butt OUT! We don’t play in TN. WE decide what goes into our children not you! This will send a strong message to the rest of them.

  2. The only reason vaccines are so controversial is because people politicized it just like wearing masks. 🤦🏻‍♀️ It’s for your own protection. People are so concerned for their safety they get guns but say no to vaccines. No wonder there are so many idiots out there

  3. Here in France we are entering a dictatorship, people who don't get the vaccine can't go in markets, restaurants, pubs, even in hospital.
    The world need to know what is happening here

  4. "Why did it take so long for the mainstream media to admit that Republican leaders are intentionally encouraging infection? As has happened repeatedly in the past, it comes back to a reluctance to accept that Republicans really are as bad as they seem."
    -Amanda Marcotte for SALON

  5. Jesus Christ saves from sin.
    Romans 3: 23
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    Hebrews 9: 27
    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
    Isaiah 64: 6
    But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
    Revelation 21: 8
    But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
    Romans 5: 8
    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    John 3: 16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    John 14: 6
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Romans 10: 9-10.
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    Jesus said John 5: 24
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    1John 5: 10-13
    He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
    And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
    These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
    Ephesians 2: 8-9
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    Romans 8: 1
    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
    1 Corinthians 15: 3-4
    For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    2 Corinthians 5: 21
    For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

  6. By the way for all you smart-asses out there that didn't seem to even watch this video she's not advocating to poke anybody or has she poked any children what the f*** are you reading you hear what you want to hear that is not at all what she said and was fired for the complete wrong reasons, did everything by the book sounds fully and completely confident to me but when your head's full of Tucker Carlson screaming at you then you probably just here at the way you want to which you obviously do so clean the s*** out of your ears rub your eyes out and watch the video again… and now the state is going to do away with all vaccinations as far as I've heard so couldn't get any backwards there.. I think people from the South take pride in being ignorant morons and not all but quite a few it seems

  7. My kid won’t be able to go back to college unless he gets the vaccine and he doesn’t want it and neither do I, it’s a choice nothing about politics, and I still can’t believe nobody has died of influenza this past year

  8. I’m impressed. All this, we are going to do stuff without the consent of a parent is walking a very fine line. Guaranteed, they know this and the potential back lash it would get. Its about respect. Thank you Tennessee. ❤️

  9. First of all you are not getting vaccinated, you are getting injected with an experimental drug that does not prevent infection, does not prevent sickness and does not prevent the transmission of the virus to others, you people need to stop with the lies. When do you intend to share with everyone the deadly side effects, when?

  10. The “mature minor” doctrine in Tennessee permits healthcare providers to treat certain
    minors without parental consent, according to the “Rule of Sevens.” (See Cardwell v. Bechtol,
    724 S.W.2d. 739 (Tenn. 1987)).
    • Under the age of 7 there is no capacity, and the physician must have parental
    consent to treat (unless a statutory exception applies).
    • Between the ages of 7 and 14, there is a rebuttable presumption that there is no
    capacity, and a physician generally should get parental consent before treating
    (unless a statutory exception applies).
    • Between the ages of 14 and 18, there is a rebuttable presumption of capacity, and
    the physician may treat without parental consent unless the physician believes that
    the minor is not sufficiently mature to make his or her own health care decisions.
    Certain statutes also explicitly permit the treatment of minors for specific conditions
    without parental consent, including treatment of juvenile drug abusers (T.C.A § 63-6-220),
    emergency situations (T.C.A § 63-6-222), treatment for STDs (T.C.A § 68-10-104(c), providing
    contraception (T.C.A § 68-34-107), and providing prenatal care (T.C.A § 63-6-223). In the
    case of abortion, however, the legislature has made clear that no minor may obtain an
    abortion without either parental consent or a court order in exceptional circumstances.
    Tennessee county health departments follow Tennessee law and provide medical
    treatment and vaccinations to patients as young as 14 without parental consent if the
    individual provider determines that the patient meets the definition of a “mature minor” in
    accordance with Tennessee law.

    If people don't like the law, then work to change it. This doctor should not be punished for sharing the current law with her peers. In the 1970's I had three friends who had abortions while in high-school – one of them was 14 years-old. The abortions were done without parental consent. "In Ballard v. Anderson,34 the Supreme Court of California specifically held that the California medical treatment statute emancipates
    unmarried pregnant minors for the purpose of obtaining therapeutic abortions without parental consent.33" 1972 document

  11. So why didn't she get her advice from a medical expert sourse rather than some political lack appointee? Seems like a set up to bring the issue into the political arena for a political agenda.

  12. Ummm so the medical provider could still refused she just provided info to them. If the medical provider said they could BUT they did not feel comfortable without consent they would not get the shot. Now they are halting all vaccines so remember these kids will be denied a lot of stuff as well as risking their lives and I am not talking about the covid vaccine. The sad part is the people halting the other vaccines have been vaccinated for them. Good luck to everybody regardless of choice.

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