Informed Consent

Nova Scotia

There is no “age of consent” for health care decisions in Nova Scotia. If your patient/client has the capacity to consent, they can give their consent to be vaccinated, regardless of age. A mature minor can consent for both testing and vaccination. Parental/legal guardian consent is not required. Consent given by a mature minor cannot be overturned by parents/legal guardians.

~ NS Health & IWK Immunization Working Group