- Professor John Massie insists kids should be jabbed without parental consent
- In a Medical Journal of Australia article he says it’s ethical and can be legal
- ‘Kids mature enough to go against parents’ wishes can decide if they’re jabbed’
- Doctors, pharmacists and nurses fear repercussions if they jab without parent
Published: 15:21 AEDT, 27 January 2022 | Updated: 17:02 AEDT, 27 January 2022
An Australian paediatrician claims doctors can vaccinate children as young as 12 without their parents’ consent and stay within the law.
University of Melbourne Professor John Massie insists there is no ethical reason stopping doctors from jabbing kids without parental approval.
He says kids are owed a right to privacy to get vaccinated on request, and it should be carried out ‘as a national standard’ in the interest of public health.
Prof Massie added: ‘Parents are legal and natural decision-makers for their kids – but they don’t have absolute authority or absolute sovereignty over their kids.