A California bill to allow children as young as 12-years-old to be vaccinated without parental consent passed the state senate on Thursday.
The bill, SB 866, would allow kids to get any vaccine without their parents knowledge, including the COVID-19 jabs.
Authored by Democrat State Senator Scott Wiener, the bill passed with a 21-7 vote.
According to CBS News, “if it becomes law, California would allow the youngest age group of any state to be vaccinated without parental permission.”
The state already allows minors to get vaccinated without parental consent if it is for a sexually transmitted disease.
“Teens should be able to protect themselves from deadly viruses, with or without parental approval,” said Wiener in a statement. “So many teens aren’t getting vaccinated