How should parental consent for individuals younger than 18 years receiving Pfizer vaccine be addressed and how should vaccine providers document it?

Since consent requirements are determined at the institution/organization level, this is an organizational policy decision that should be reached in consultation with the organization’s legal team. Consider at baseline, the parent/guardian should receive the EUA Fact Sheet and have their questions answered before giving consent.

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has developed an information sheet regarding this issue: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for People Ages 16 and 17 (


MDH Parental Consent: