Family law: Agreeing if your child should receive the Covid-19 Vaccine

September 21 2021

At the time of writing, the government has announced that children aged between 12-15 and 16 and 17 years can have the Covid-19 vaccine.  It should also be noted that if taking a child abroad for a holiday you will need to check the entry requirements for that specific jurisdiction. Currently in the UK, the only children aged 12 or above who have a very high risk of exposure and serious outcomes have been invited to have the vaccine until now. It may therefore be a possibility that in the near future you may have to decide whether or not your child should have the Covid-19 vaccine (or any other kind of vaccine).

Read further re parental responsibility and who makes the decision as to whether a child should be vaccinated or not.

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