Unvaccinated children across the state continue to be disregarded and denied equal access when it comes to education and healthcare.
Johnson City resident Kimberly Mosier says her family experienced such discrimination from the very people who claim to be committed to the “well-being” of children and to “high quality medical care for children”, according to Johnson City Pediatrics’ own welcome booklet for parents.
Mosier says both her husband and her son were refused medical treatment for COVID-19 from clinics managed by State of Franklin Healthcare Associates. The reason for this refusal – because both were unvaccinated.
She says her son, who was 10 at the time, was seen by Johnson City Pediatrics through a telehealth visit for COVID-19. They refused to prescribe any medication for his sore throat and congested sinuses and went as far as to deny recommendations for anything over-the-counter to help his recovery.