California Governor Jerry Brown just signed legislature that allows minors in the state to receive anti-STD vaccines without parental consent.
The state already allows minors to seek STD treatment and abortion services without notifying their parents, and framers of the legislation say that this new measure closes a loophole in existing law. Critics say that it's akin to the state interfering with parental rights; that children lack the capacity to make sexual health decisions on their own.
No word yet on what Vaccine Expert Jenny McCarthy thinks of this.
Law lets minors get HPV shot without parents' OK [SignOn San Diego]
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