Re: Child vaccination rates and parental authority
The main issue here is consent. Any GP who vaccinates a child who is not capable of giving consent needs to ensure the parents understand and are fully informed when seeking their authority to vaccinate their child. For example, they need to understand the purpose of the vaccination and the likely side-effects and the risks if they refuse the vaccination.
GPs should ensure they have evidence that parents are appropriately informed and of the decision they make.
Competing interests: No competing interests