Bills Would Allow 16-Year-Olds Immunizations Over Parental Objection
by Scott Woodruff • February 20, 2020
Under current law, parents alone decide whether a child should be immunized or exempted on religious or medical grounds. Two bills now pending in the Maryland Legislature would change that.
They would put 16- and 17-year-olds in charge. Health-care providers could immunize those teens who desire immunizations even in defiance of parental religious or medical objections.
We are providing you with this “heads up” in case you want to communicate with your Maryland state senator and representative about them.