BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A group of New York state senators have introduced a bill that, if signed into law, would allow most teens to get vaccines without parental consent.
The bill was introduced by Democratic senators Liz Krueger, Alessandra Biaggi, Brad Hoylman, Zellnor Myrie, Luis Sepulveda and Toby Ann Stavisky.
It bill proposes allowing teens who are at least 14 years old to get vaccinated by health care practitioners without their parents’ knowledge or consent. The immunizations that fall into this category would have to be required or recommended by law.
The minors who choose to get vaccinated in this case would have to provide informed consent.
“These vaccinations must meet the standards approved by the United States Public Health Service, and be consistent with recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the New York State Department of Health under such conditions as may be specified by the Public Health Council,” the bill says.
According to the bill, the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2019, listed the anti-vaccination movement as one of the top ten threats to global health.
The bill is currently in committee.
- A look inside Jay J. Armes home ahead of weekend estate sale
- ‘Strong possibility’ human remains found at park belong to Brian Laundrie, family attorney says
- California man hired ‘spellcasters’ to hex wife before she disappeared, affidavit says
- Newsfeed Now: FBI finds remains at Florida reserve in Brian Laundrie search; White House plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11
- Man hitting baseballs into Grand Canyon identified by US Park Rangers