“Unfortunately I’m not vaccinated. My parents worry about the long-term effects, that I might get sick of who knows what at 50, but I prefer to die earlier and live a normal adolescence now. I don’t want to burn her like that, prisoner, without being able to nothing. But they don’t care, they say they’re doing it for my good. ” It is the silent cry of a minor who would like to get vaccinated but cannot, because mum and dad do not want to: Matilde, the imaginary name of a sixteen-year-old from a Roman high school, daughter of two parents no it goes that “they refuse the vaccine, they have. For them themselves, for me … “.
“I don’t agree with what they say, because if they administer it it means that there is a minimum of security … I prefer not to talk about it anymore – the girl tells Adnkronos – I know it’s a no”. Did you talk about it at school? “I tried to talk to the professors about it. But they told me that I have to respect my parents’ choice, to try to insist. But they didn’t give me serious advice. So now, with the new decree I give up everything: I don’t get on the bus, because even if my parents pay me the tampon, I don’t want to spend all this money. in social centers and we find a way to be together “.
“I would like to say to the schools that they should carry out awareness campaigns for parents, to make them understand that they are our first responsible but that we too children become so of their choices, not ours. They must make them understand that this is how we are prisoners”. And what do you want to say to the parents? “That without a vaccine they stop robbing us of our adolescence, which covid has already taken us away for more than two years”.
(by Roberta Lanzara)