DC law allows 11-year-olds to get vaccinated without parental consent

Washington, DC, has approved legislation that allows minors as young as 11 to consent to vaccination without their parents’ knowledge — if a physician determines the child is capable of giving informed consent.

It also prohibits insurers from sending an explanation of benefits to the parents, and it requires a physician to submit the immunization record directly to the minor’s school “if the parent is utilizing a religious exemption or is opting out of receiving the Human Papillomavirus vaccine,” according to the legislation….

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