Bloomberg Law
July 6, 2021, 9:28 PM

D.C. Sued Over Vaccine Law Curbing Parental Consent for Kids

Lesley Torres
Lesley Torres

A new District of Columbia law that allows kids aged 11 and up to get a vaccine without parental consent is unconstitutional and conflicts with federal childhood vaccination requirements, according to a complaint filed in U.S. district court.

The law, which took effect in March, conflicts with the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 and deprives parents of the right to participate in medical decisions for their children, plaintiff Josh Mazer argued in a complaint filed in the U.S. District for the District of Columbia.

The federal statute says that health-care providers who intend to vaccinate a minor must ...

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