Children Could Override Parents’ Decision on Vaccines, Says Zahawi

The Guardian reported:

Healthy 12- to 15-year-olds could override their parents’ decision on vaccination in the right circumstances, a minister has said, as the UK government prepares to overrule advice and extend jabs to younger teens.

Nadhim Zahawi, the vaccines minister, said parents of healthy 12- to 15-year-olds would be asked for consent if coronavirus jabs were approved for their children — expected to be pushed through by ministers this week.


But he added that children could override their parents’ wishes “if they’re deemed to be competent to make that decision, with all the information available.”

[Gillick Competency Test]

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