- Mar 18, 2021
Considerations regarding consent in vaccinating children and adolescents between 6 and 17 years old page 3
Implied consent procedures are common practice in many countries.
Subsequently, the physical presence of the child or adolescent, with or without an accompanying parent at the vaccination session, is considered to imply consent. This practice is based on the opt-out principle and parents who do not consent to vaccination are expected implicitly to take steps to ensure that their child or adolescent does not participate in the vaccination session. This may include not letting the child or adolescent attend school on a vaccination day, if vaccine delivery occurs through schools.