Ochsner is reviewing its mobile unit vaccination procedures after it was reported that a student was vaccinated against COVID-19 without a parent’s consent. A statement issued by a lawyer representing a family of a student who attended East Jefferson High School and was vaccinated said several minors were vaccinated without their parent’s permission, including their client.
The statement read:
“On October 20, 2021, a mobile Ochsner vaccine unit was on the campus of East Jefferson High School. Unfortunately, several minors were vaccinated without the consent/authorization of their parents. One of those students was the son of Jennifer Ravain, a Kenner, LA resident. Mrs. Ravain and her son are represented by G. Shelly Maturin, II of the Law Offices of G. Shelly Maturin, II, L.L.C in Lafayette, LA. According to Mr. Maturin, ‘The egregious and reckless actions of Ochsner and East Jefferson High School went well beyond any legal or moral bounds and at a minimum, constitute a battery upon the minor child.’ Their actions should shock the conscience of all citizens of Louisiana, and every legal avenue will be pursued to make sure that justice is served. Hopefully, this type of lawless behavior will stop immediately, and no other parents or children will have to go through this nightmare.”