Informed consent for vaccinations: Helping young people make informed decisions

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Informed consent for vaccinations: Helping young people make informed decisions

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Guest contributor

School children line for vaccination
Previous experiences during vaccination events can influence parental and self-decisions about immunisation

VACCINES

It is a legal and ethical principle that valid consent must be obtained before providing any health service, including vaccination. Here’s what you need to know about obtaining informed consent from minors and their whānau

Jennifer Andrews

Key points, Trust is an influential factor on parents’ willingness to have their children vaccinated and is an important component of the decision-making process