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How To Get #Vaccinated Without Your #Parent's Permission


A #vaccination can save your #life. Simple as. But a number of young #people are being denied the opportunity of being immunized because of their parent’s hostility towards vaccinations. While the " #anti- vax movement" remains totally discredited by #science, there has been a hugely damaging resurgence of these ideas in the age of #socialmedia.

Just recently, a #Twitter thread highlighted how #teens in the US are now searching for legal advice on #Reddit because they want to be #immunized against #deadly diseases, but their parents won't provide them with their consent.

Like any #medical treatment, receiving a #vaccine should only be undertaken if the #patient has a full understanding of the #procedure. Many #teenagers around the #world feel like they are #mature and informed enough to make this decision but are not legally considered an #adult yet, so the issue of #consent to medical procedures becomes tricky.

If you are under the age of 18 in the #US, #UK, #Canada, or #Australia (our four largest viewership areas), but you're unable to receive your parent or guardian's consent for a vaccination, here’s everything you need to know.
 
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