UK court says unvaccinated children can be removed from their parents
Court of Appeal judges say children in care can be vaccinated against their parents’ wishes because scientific evidence ‘clearly establishes’ it is in their best interests
Children in care can be vaccinated against their parents’ wishes without courts having to intervene, senior judges said today.
Three judges said scientific evidence ‘clearly establishes’ it is in the best interests of children to be immunised unless there is a specific reason for them not to be.
The ruling comes at a time when researchers around the world are working on a vaccine for the coronavirus.
Lady Justice King, sitting with Lords Justice McCombe and Peter Jackson, made the judgement in a Court of Appeal ruling published today.