January 25, 2022

New California Bill Would Allow Children 12+ to Get Vaccines Without Parental Consent

A new California proposal from Sen. Scott Wiener (D) would allow children age 12 and up to get vaccinations without consent from their parents.

Wiener said California already allows those 12 and up to consent to the Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse, and mental health disorders.

“Giving young people the autonomy to receive life-saving vaccines, regardless of their parents’ beliefs or work schedules, is essential for their physical and mental health,” he said.

“It’s unconscionable for teens to be blocked from the vaccine because a parent either refuses or cannot take their child to a vaccination site.”

Under current California law, minors ages 12 to 17 cannot be vaccinated without permission from their parents or guardian unless the vaccine is specifically to prevent a sexually transmitted disease.

But critics say Wiener’s proposal is a “flawed policy.”

“This to me seems to be another example of Democrats wanting to remove parents from the equation,” said Republican Assemblyman James Gallagher.

“I think that’s flawed policy. I think parents are vital to these decisions.”

Gallagher thinks Wiener may have difficulty even in a Legislature overwhelmingly controlled by Democrats.

“I think there will be bipartisan support for the proposition that parents should be involved in their kids’ health care decisions, in deciding what types of medical care and drugs they should be taking,” Gallagher said.


California proposal would let children age 12 and older get vaccines without parents’ consent

8 comments on New California Bill Would Allow Children 12+ to Get Vaccines Without Parental Consent

  1. Steve Kirkish says:

    He is probably a lambda member who is trying to tear down the walls that protect children from sexual predator adults.

  2. Jeff B says:

    Insanity. Pure Bidensanity. I am so glad to have retired from teaching after forty years AND so glad to have left Commiefornia for good as well.

  3. Shirley says:

    Do people not teuze this is the ultra lefts way if reducing the population. No one knows the true side effects of these vaccines. When this generation grows up watch how many of them won’t be able to have babies ir produce bsbies.

  4. VFWmember says:

    Dam I hate this state and all its pathetic Liberals. If my 150 years of family roots wasn’t here I’d be long gone.

  5. gary b vogt says:

    The only thing that stands a chance of fixing California is a earthquake the slides half of it into the ocean.

  6. Gerald Ladd says:

    LMAO…Kids don’t need it, and it’s not good for them. Wait, it’s CA. Who cares?

  7. NIGEL CAIRNS says:

    Many children are smarter than their dumb Republican parents.

  8. TwoD says:

    If a child gets a vaccine without parental consent then let the state pay for their health care from that point on.

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