Local Authority in UK Can Vaccinate Little Boy Against Mother’s Wishes

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Local authority is granted permission by a top judge to forcibly vaccinate a seven-month-old baby boy against his mother’s wishes despite claims she has bad reactions to jabs in the past

  • The London Borough of Barnet can vaccinate the seven-month-old baby boy
  • The boy’s mother says her other children had bad reactions from immunisations
  • But Barnet said potential consequence of not immunising was too great to risk
  •  Mr Justice MacDonald has said that vaccination is in the boy’s best interests
  •  The jabs will protect the baby against bacterial infections which can lead to highly dangerous forms of meningitis

A local authority has been granted permission by a top judge to forcibly vaccinate a seven-month-old baby boy against his mother’s wishes.

The mum objected to her child receiving the jabs because she said her older children had had bad reactions to vaccinations in the past.

But the London Borough of Barnet said the potential consequence of not immunising the boy was too great to risk.

Now, after a hearing at the High Court, Mr Justice MacDonald has made a declaration that vaccination is in the boy’s best interests.

The jabs will protect the baby against bacterial infections which can lead to highly dangerous forms of meningitis.

The London Borough of Barnet has been given permission to vaccinate a seven-month-old baby boy, despite his mother saying her other children suffered bad reactions from immunisations (file photo)

The court heard the mum objected to her son, who is currently in care, being given the two vaccinations.

She said three of her older children had suffered reactions – a swollen leg, ear infection and a rash – after receiving immunising jabs.

She said the risk of infection was low and so it was not worth the risk giving the boy the vaccines.

However, experts said the risks of not vaccinating were potentially disastrous.

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