Get permission for the COVID-19 vaccine if you're under 18

Kids 11 and under must have permission to get vaccinated and boosted, and kids 12 to 17 should too.

What to do

Check your vaccine site for any requirements ahead of going to get vaccinated.

Bring a parent or guardian with you

You can verify you have permission from your parent or guardian if you bring them with you to get vaccinated or boosted.

Get a permission form

Contact the vaccine site you’re going to and find out if they have a permission form. Print it out and have your parent or guardian sign the form. Bring it with you when you get vaccinated.

Have the vaccine provider call your parent or guardian

Have the vaccine provider call your parent or guardian to get their permission over the phone.

If you're 12 years or older and your parent or guardian can’t be reached, you can still get the vaccine if you know they want you to have it.

If your parent or guardian says no to the vaccine, you can’t get the vaccine.

You must get parent or guardian consent if you're 11 years or younger.

More information

See official healthcare provider guidance about consenting for minors, from the Department of Public Health.

Last updated June 21, 2022