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CT Court Rules that State Cannot Vaccinate Children in its Temporary Care Without Parental Consent

The Supreme Court of Connecticut has, for the second time in three months, ruled that the state Department of Children and Families cannot vaccinate children in its custody without explicit parental consent.  News outlets have proclaimed in alarmist headlines that “State Can’t Vaccinate Kids in Temporary Custody,” but that’s untrue – Connecticut can continue to vaccinate children in its temporary custody, as long as the parents agree.  The state is not actually prohibited from vaccinating any and all children in its custody, but the decision is still concerning from a public health perspective.