Lawmakers Push For Kids To Get Vaccinations Without Parent's Permission

Albany, N.Y. - State lawmakers are set to introduce a bill that could let teens get vaccinated without their parents' consent.

The legislation would let anyone 14 and older get shots to prevent diseases like measles, HPV and meningitis.

The proposal comes as the state is dealing with one of its worst measles outbreaks in recent memory with over 200 cases reported.

Right now, New York allows parents to skip vaccinating their kids for medical and religious reasons. CNY State Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli is one of 7 co-sponsors of a bill that would end families from being allowed to avoid vaccinations on the basis of religion.

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