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School Sued for Giving Kid Flu Vaccine

ST. LOUIS (CN) - A mother sued the St. Louis Board of Education, claiming her son's elementary school gave him an H1-N1 vaccine against her wishes.

Kinyata Allen claims in City Court that she told nurses she did not want her son to receive the vaccine because he has asthma.

She says officials at Dunbar Elementary School gave him the vaccine anyway, on Dec. 17, 2009.

"The defendants' conduct shocks the conscience and indicates a reckless, deliberate and callous indifference to the well defined constitutional rights of the plaintiffs," Allen says.

She seeks damages for violations of the 4th and 14th Amendments. She is represented by Douglas Ponder with Ponder Zimmermann.

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