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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.

The bills are House Bill 87 and Senate Bill 135. You can click on the bills to read more details and see where the bills are in the legislative process.

We are providing you with this “heads up” in case you want to communicate with your Maryland state senator and representative about them.


Scott Woodruff

Senior Counsel

Scott is a seasoned attorney and homeschool advocate with decades of involvement in homeschool legal issues and cases. Read more.


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