It is not necessary to see a doctor to receive a vaccination. It's not even necessary to make an appointment. You can go to any Walgreen's, Target, K-Mart, or drugstore chain pharmacy department and receive a vaccination, without any counseling whatsoever on reaction risks. They will not ask if you have had a previous reaction; they will not tell you that vaccine-induced seizures can occur WEEKS after the vaccine; they will not tell you that vaccines can trigger autoimmune disorders; they will not tell you that 2000 cases of vaccine-induced brain damage have been admitted and compensated by the US government.
Excellent point. Any health care professional who is legally allowed to administer vaccines should be allowed to sign the form. For example, under the current bill, pharmacists would not be allowed to sign the form. Why not? If they give vaccines, surely they are qualified to discuss the risks and benefits of vaccines.
And if non-vaccinating parents are required to be counseled on the risks of not vaccinating, vaccinating parents should be required to be counseled on the risks of vaccinating. Oh, right...they get VIS sheets (but not always). So why can't non-vaccinating parents simply be given a sheet to read and then sign that they have read it?