Parental consent for vaccination of minors against COVID-19

Parental consent for vaccination of minors against COVID-19
Nina Shevzov-Zebrun, Arthur Caplan
Vaccine, October 2021; 39(44) pp 6451–6453
Introduction
As of May 2021, emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s COVID-19 (COVID) vaccine applies to minors at least 12 years of age—some 25 million adolescents across the United States [1], [2]. While this change marks a critical step towards herd immunity and return to normality in everyday life, it also raises a host of questions concerning parental consent for vaccination of minors in pandemic times, most notably: should parental consent be required for COVID vaccine administration?

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