Make-A-Wish Foundation says it will not mandate vaccinations to grant wishes for children

FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 photo, a girl holds a sign while waiting for her cousin to arrive for a surprise Make-A-Wish announcement in Rogers, Ark. (Ben Goff/The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

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UPDATED 7:19 AM PT – Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is clarifying its stance on COVID-19 vaccinations following massive public outcry.

Last week, the charity organization released a statement explaining their COVID-19 vaccination requirement after a video of Make-A-Wish CEO Richard Davis circulated online. The video appeared to show Davis announcing new guidelines for granting children’s wishes.

According to him, any wishes involving air travel or large gatherings such as trips to amusement parks or sporting events would be limited to only fully-vaccinated children and their families.

After immense backlash from the public as well as celebrities such as actor Rob Schneider, the organization released another statement confirming “Make-A-Wish will not require anyone to get vaccinated to get a wish.”

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