Make-a-Wish Foundation has announced that they will only grant wishes to children and participating family members who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The announcement was made by Make-a-Wish CEO Richard Davis in a video:
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
“We’ve approached this responsibility with a focus and diligence for your family’s health and safety,” says Davis.
“Now we’ve consulted with doctors and medical professionals throughout the National Medical Advisory Council,” Davis says in the video. “We’ve been monitoring public health organizations like the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics.”
Davis also announced that the foundation would begin granting wishes involving air travel again. The foundation temporarily stopped granting these wishes in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order for wishes to be granted by the foundation,”All wish participants, including your wish kid and any siblings, will need to be two weeks past completion of either a one-dose or a two-dose vaccine,” Davis says.
Make-a-Wish will not require proof of vaccination, but will require parents to sign a form confirming that they and their children are fully vaccinated.
Currently, the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine is only available to children ages 12 and older. Studies in children younger than 12 are ongoing.