Minors to be allowed rights of consent despite anti-vaxxer guardians

During times of a major pandemic where immunization is key, minors should have a role in declaring whether or not to take a vaccine.
Last year, councilwoman Mary Cheh introduced a bill to Washington D.C. called the Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2019 in response to a measles outbreak.
The bill would allow children as young as 11 to be able to give legal consent to receive a vaccination that their parents opted out of because of religion or other reasons.

December 11, 2020
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