Kids Covid Vaccine Bill Takes Another Step Towards Passage

A bill allowing children to get vaccinated without parental consent passed the State Senate. The bill would let children 12 and older decide if they want to get vaccinated against COVID-19. They would also be able to receive all other federally approved vaccines. Opponents of the bill said parents should be involved in this important medical decision. Supporters said teens in California can already make other health decisions on their own, including ones about their mental health and birth control. The bill will now go to the State Assembly for a vote.