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Linn County teens must have parental permission to get vaccinated

The county withdrew from plans for clinics in the GAPS system after learning parental permission would not be required.

Posted: May 11, 2021 4:53 PM

ALBANY, Ore. – Linn County Commissioners are requiring that minors have parental permission to be vaccinated for COVID-19, according to an announcement on Tuesday.

Minors without parental permission will not be able to be vaccinated at county-sponsored vaccine clinics.

The county withdrew from planned vaccination clinics in the Greater Albany Public Schools system after officials learned parental permission would not be required, county officials said.

It is legal to provide vaccines to people age 15 to 17 without parental consent, but commissioners have the authority to require it.

Now that 12-year-olds are eligible for the vaccine, state law requires signed parental consent.

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