And so the conversation turned, until the sun went down
This is a High Court case involving parents who were already in care proceedings, who did not want their child to be vaccinated. (The decision not to vaccinate was not the reason for the care proceedings, and I think it’s unlikely that it would be considered threshold criteria.)
It helpfully gathers all of the other authorities and principles on vaccination, so although it is a case that turns on its facts (it is not authority for the Court always will or always won’t order vaccination to go ahead), it is useful if it comes up again. It also raises interesting philosophical questions about State intervention and parental autonomy.
Re SL (Permission to vaccinate) 2017
SL was seven months old, and one of four siblings within care proceedings. He was the subject of an Interim Care Order.
The local authority…
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