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Vaccination of Children (Parental Choice) Bill

This is the text of the Vaccination of Children (Parental Choice) Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 17th January 2001.

 
 
  
Vaccination of Children (Parental Choice) Bill
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES
Clause 
1.Separate vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella.
2.Short title and extent.
 


 

 
 
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Allow parents to choose to have their child vaccinated separately against measles, mumps and rubella; and for connected purposes.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
 

Separate vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella.     1. It shall be the duty of every medical practitioner who participates in arrangements made by the Secretary of State for the vaccination of children against measles, mumps and rubella-
 
 
    (a) to invite the parent of each child presented for vaccination against those diseases to indicate a preference for-
 
      (i) a single vaccine, or
 
      (ii) separate vaccination;
 
    (b) where the parent expresses a preference for separate vaccination, to vaccinate the child separately against measles, mumps and rubella unless in the opinion of the medical practitioner and at least one other medical practitioner separate vaccination would seriously endanger the health of the child.
Short title and extent.     2. - (1) This act may be cited as the Vaccination of Children (Parental Choice) Act 2001.
 
      (2) This Act extends to England and Wales.
 
 

 
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