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Bill Allowing Teens to Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent Passes State Senate

A bill that would lower the age of consent to receive any vaccine to just 12 years old passed the State Senate by a vote of 21-7 on Thursday, according to a press release from State Sen. Scott Wiener, who introduced the legislation in late January.

The legislation, SB 866, applies to all FDA-approved vaccines that meet recommendations established by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. “Teens should be able to protect themselves from deadly viruses, with or without parental approval,” Wiener said in the release.

The bill will now move on to the Assembly.

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