Judge Authorises Vaccination of Baby Boy against His Mother’s Will

Judge Authorises Vaccination of Baby Boy against His Mother’s Will Parents generally know what is best for their children but, in rare cases, doubt is cast on their decision making and family judges are obliged to intervene. Exactly that happened in one case in which the High Court granted permission to vaccinate a seven-month-old baby boy against his mother’s wishes. The child was currently in the care of a local authority. The mother objected to him receiving two jabs – which would protect him against conditions including meningitis, pneumonia and septic arthritis – on the basis that three of her older children had in the past suffered negative reactions to…