New York bill prompts concerns about minors receiving vaccines without parental consent

Several social media posts are expressing concerns that a New York bill will allow minors to be vaccinated without parental consent. Parents are claiming that this bill will revoke their right to make decisions about their children’s health care.

Risk level: Medium

Recommendation: While conversations about this bill are unlikely to arise in a clinical setting, social media posts about the bill may provide a platform for vaccine opponents. This alert is provided for informational purposes for doctors and other health care providers in New York.