Two BC women challenge constitutionality of vaccination card – .

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Two BC women challenge constitutionality of vaccination card – .


VANCOUVER – Two women in British Columbia who say doctors have advised them against getting vaccinated against COVID-19 have filed a constitutional challenge to the province’s vaccination passport.

A petition filed in the British Columbia Supreme Court says Sarah Webb, 39, who lives in Alberta and British Columbia, developed an adverse reaction following her first dose of a vaccine in May and s ‘was found in a Calgary hospital emergency room six days later. .

The court document says Webb’s symptoms included fatigue, heart arrhythmias, severe pain and a rash on his arm.

He says she received antibiotics but developed other complications the next day and went to another hospital, where a doctor told her she should not be given a second vaccine.

The petition filed against the Attorney General and the Department of Health says Leigh Anne Eliason of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, has been told by her doctor that she should not receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to the risk of ‘side effects due to his medical history.

READ MORE: An overview of COVID-19 vaccine certificate programs across Canada

Neither the Ministry of the Attorney General nor the Ministry of Health were able to immediately respond to the legal challenge.

The petition says the two female doctors wrote exemption letters citing their physical disabilities.

However, the petition says each of the doctors expressed concern that neither the government nor any provincial medical association had provided guidance on how to write such a letter or what information to include.

“There is no evidence to suggest that the BC Attorney General or the (Ministry of Health) considered individuals like the petitioners to advertise the vaccine card or write the prescriptions.” vaccine card, ”says the petition, which was filed in September. 23.

Residents of British Columbia without proof of vaccination are prohibited from certain activities such as dining out, going into theaters and gymnasiums. This deprives petitioners of their Charter rights, the petition says.

Provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry said anyone who chooses not to get the vaccine has options, including ordering takeout from restaurants and watching movies and sports at home, because its order aims to reduce the transmission of the virus from anyone who may be infected.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on October 15, 2021.

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