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Connecticut teens can get the vaccine, but only with parental consent

A child watches as a nurse administers a shot of COVID-19 vaccine during a pop-up vaccination event at Lynn Family Stadium on April 26, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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A child watches as a nurse administers a shot of COVID-19 vaccine during a pop-up vaccination event at Lynn Family Stadium on April 26, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.

In Connecticut, like many states, minors cannot be vaccinated without parental consent.

According to a Kaiser Family Foundation Poll, 3 out of 10 parents surveyed say they would not get their child vaccinated against COVID.

Today, Dr. Holly Taylor, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, joins us to talk about her recent paper “Adolescents, Parents, and Covid-19 Vaccination — Who Should Decide?”

We want to hear from you. Should adolescents be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine without their parents permission?

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Holly Taylor - member of faculty at the Department of Bioethics at the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health
  • Susanna McGrew - Fellow at the Department of Bioethics at the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Sharon Ostfeld-Johns - Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Yale
  • Dr. Asha Shah - Director of Infectious Diseases Stamford Health
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