Make-A-Wish Foundation says it will not mandate vaccinations to grant wishes for children
UPDATED 7:19 AM PT – Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is clarifying its stance on COVID-19 vaccinations following massive public outcry.
Last week, the charity organization released a statement explaining their COVID-19 vaccination requirement after a video of Make-A-Wish CEO Richard Davis circulated online. The video appeared to show Davis announcing new guidelines for granting children’s wishes.
This is literally a new low for humanity. Terminally ill children will not be granted a wish.. from the make a wish foundation… unless.. you guessed it.. they’re fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/bjx1XMvLu6
— Pelham_3 (@Pelham_3) June 24, 2021
According to him, any wishes involving air travel or large gatherings such as trips to amusement parks or sporting events would be limited to only fully-vaccinated children and their families.
After immense backlash from the public as well as celebrities such as actor Rob Schneider, the organization released another statement confirming “Make-A-Wish will not require anyone to get vaccinated to get a wish.”
Thank you for changing course, Make A Wish, and not punishing families but rather letting them decide for themselves what medical interventions they Wish to make. pic.twitter.com/MajKV9fZi1
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) June 28, 2021