Sweden’s regions go for different strategies when vaccinating those under 18

Sweden’s 21 regions can either require consent from parents, or consider youth mature enough to make the medical decision themselves. (George Frey/Getty Images)
  • Those 16 and 17 years old in Sweden will be able to get their Covid vaccinations in August.
  • Sweden’s 21 regions can either require consent from parents, or consider the teenagers being mature enough to make the medical decision themselves.
  • Kalmar and Östergötland will ask for a signature from the parents, while Uppsala are going to evaluate whether the teenager is mature enough to make their own call
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Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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