Vaccination - of children

The Tasmanian Government are now vaccinating children aged 5 years and above. 

A child aged 16-17 years who is able to give informed consent will be able to make their own decision about getting vaccinated. Generally, children under 16 years will need a parent's or guardian's consent. If a parent has shared parental responsibility for a child who cannot give informed consent for themselves, he or she will need to have the other parent also give their consent. If 2 parents/guardians who share parental responsibility cannot agree they should seek legal advice.

Last updated: 22/12/2021