A new bill being proposed in California may pave the way for children over the age of 12 to be vaccinated without consent from their parents.
As The Daily Wire reports:
California Democratic State Sen. Scott Wiener introduced the bill late Thursday in Sacramento.
“Giving young people the autonomy to receive life-saving vaccines, regardless of their parents’ beliefs or work schedules, is essential for their physical and mental health,” Wiener said, according to an Associated Press report.
🧵 I introduced new legislation (#SB866) to lower the vaccine age of consent from 18 to 12.
Unvaccinated teens are at risk, put others at risk & make schools less safe. They often can’t work, participate in sports, or go to friends’ homes.
Let’s let teens protect their health.
— Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) January 21, 2022
“Additional legislation is expected from other members of the vaccine caucus. This could include consumer mandates and requirements for workplace safety, as well as measures to eliminate the personal belief exemption at schools for Covid vaccinations,” the report added.
California officials had previously outlined plans to implement a vaccine mandate for students attending the state’s public schools.