New York Bill To Allow Kids to Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent
A bill was introduced on Friday by New York Assemblywoman Pat Fahy and Senator Liz Krueger to allow minors at the age of fourteen or over to get vaccinated without parental consent. The State of New York is on the verge of a public health crisis according to Fahy.
Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent
The new bill would allow minors aged fourteen and over to get immunizations even if their parents refuse to give consent. The two democrat politicians said that the legislation is needed because of the number of parents believing that vaccinations are harmful. They said that a resurgence of diseases such as measles is endangering children who, for medical reasons, cannot be immunized.
Last week, an Ohio teen testified before Congress after defying his parent’s wishes and getting himself vaccinated without their consent.
Eighteen-year-old Ethan Lindenberger, from Norwalk, Ohio, went against his mother’s wishes and got vaccinated. The teen had written in a now-viral Reddit post about how he had not been fully immunized because his mother believes that vaccinations are harmful. Lindenberger was one of five panelists asked to speak before a meeting of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to discuss the recent outbreaks of easily preventable diseases, and the effect social media is having
New York state requires that all children attending public and private schools are vaccinated against diseases such as measles and meningitis. There are only two exemptions under the law that would allow an unvaccinated child to attend school, religious and medical.
Facebook weighing in, has said that they will hide groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations from its search bar. The World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have publicly identified verifiable vaccine hoaxes, and Facebook has vowed that those groups won’t be appearing in recommendations during searches.
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