Connecticut bill would let minors 12 and up get vaccines without parental consent

A new bill introduced to the Connecticut state legislature would allow children ages 12 and up to receive vaccines without parental consent.

Democratic state Rep. Kevin Ryan introduced the measure, which would amend Connecticut’s general statutes to give children 12 and older the right to access ”
vaccinations without the consent of a parent or guardian.”



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“The legislation proposed is an issue that has been an important concern for my constituent. As their representative, it’s my duty to express their requests and ensure their concerns have been taken seriously, especially on a healthcare issue,” Ryan told WTNH.

Currently, children under the age of 18 in Connecticut need a parent or guardian to give written or verbal consent to receive medical
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