The Los Angeles school district recently made the Covid vaccine mandatory for attendance. What’s special about the Covid vaccine is that it’s supposed to be given out not just to first graders (who are fairly easy to be forced into medical procedures) but also to kids aged 12-17 who are usually not compelled to undergo injections against their will.
Legally speaking, what can a parent of a 12-17 year old child do if their kid refuses to get vaccinated? Presume zero physical cooperation from the child in question.
This question is inspired by a friend of mine who’s child flat out refuses to get vaccinated for Covid despite the parents pleas and who’s very stressed about a possible vaccine mandate in local schools. If exact location matters, I’m interested in the legal situation in Washington.
I’ve found a lot of articles about small kids getting medical procedures against their will and a lot of articles about parents refusing to consent to their child getting vaccinated, but nothing about teenage children refusing to cooperate. How does the law envision this to be resolved?