Should Teens Be Able to Get Vaccines Without Parental Consent?

An Albany-area Assemblywoman is introducing legislation that would allow teens as young as 14 to take charge of their own health and get vaccinated without their parent's consent. Democrat Pat Fahy says she feels the state is on the verge of a public health crisis with the current measles outbreak.

Fahy cites widespread misinformation on-line, which she says poses a threat to public health. In New York, the only exemptions under the law for vaccinations are for religious or medical reasons.

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