Parents in Washington, D.C., have filed a lawsuit against the District over a new law that allows officials to vaccinate children in public schools without parental consent, even if they have a religious objection.

The municipal regulation, known as the “Minor Consent to Vaccinations Act of 2020,” was passed by the council in a vote of 10-3 in November and went into effect on March 19. It enables children ages 11 and older to consent to a vaccine if they are deemed “capable of meeting the informed consent standard” and “… able to comprehend … significant risks ordinarily inherent in the medical care.”

Under the law, students can have vaccines administered to them without their parents’ knowledge because insurance providers are required to “seek reimbursement, without parental consent …”

Parents sue DC over ‘reckless,’ ‘unconstitutional’ law to vaccinate kids without parental consent