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Considerations Regarding Consent in Vaccinating Children and Adolescents Between 6 and 17 Years Old

Around the world, national immunization programs are increasingly including vaccines that target age groups beyond infancy and early childhood. This document is aimed at program managers who are planning to introduce vaccines for older children and adolescents aged between 6 and 17 years, who may present for vaccination without an accompanying parent or legal guardian. It provides information that should be considered when preparing guidance notes on the consent process, or for clarifying questions from health workers who provide the vaccinations.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2014

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Also known as: Considérations relatives au consentement à la vaccination des enfants et adolescents âgés de 6 à 17 ans

Resource types: Report

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Introduction and service delivery

Regions: Global