9 states where minors can get vaccinated without parental consent

Mackenzie Bean - Print  | 

Nine states in the U.S. allow minors to receive vaccinations without their parents' permission, according to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Four states permit adolescents to receive specific vaccines, while five states allow minors to consent to any healthcare, including vaccinations. 

Here is a breakdown of each state:

  1. California — Children ages 12 and up can receive vaccines related to sexually transmitted diseases without parental oversight.

  1. Delaware — Children ages 12 and up can receive vaccines related to STDs without parental oversight.

  1. Minnesota — Children of any age can receive the hepatitis B vaccine without their parents' permission.

  1. New York — Children of any age can receive vaccines related to STDs without parental oversight.

  1. Alaska — Children of any age can consent to all healthcare services except abortions.

  1. Idaho — Children of any age can consent to all healthcare services.

  1. Alabama — Children ages 14 and up can consent to all healthcare services.

  1. Oregon — Children ages 15 and up can consent to all healthcare services.

  1. South Carolina — Children ages 16 and up can consent to all healthcare services.

To view the full report, click here.

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