One in three GPs happy to vaccinate teens without parents' consent

Results of an AusDoc survey show a further 33% believe the legal risks of vaccinating 14 to 17-year-olds against their parents' wishes is too high

More than one-in-three GPs say they are comfortable vaccinating children aged 14 or older against COVID-19 even if their parents refuse to provide consent.

Responding to the AusDoc survey another third of GPs say they believe children in this age group are capable of understanding the implications and making the decision without their parents' involvement, but would be too concerned about legal consequences to personally offer the vaccine.

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