30 September 2021

Respect for parental rights with regard to Covid-19 vaccination for teenagers

The High Commissioner received a complaint regarding the way in which parental consent is obtained for the vaccination of a minor against Covid-19, whereby the vaccination consent form is signed by only one of the parties with parental authority. In response to the complaint, the High Commissioner advised the Government that this practice was illegal, observing that it was adopted to facilitate the vaccination of younger people and copied directly from that followed by the French authorities, but that in France it was based on legal provisions that allow for exemption from the principle requiring parental authority to be exercised jointly. No such provisions have been introduced in Monaco.

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