A CCG v DC [2022] EWCOP 2

Coronavirus vaccination (1) The judge followed the "official line" and on a fine balance authorised administration of the coronavirus vaccination and boosters to a young man against his parents' wishes - the main reason being "a positive effect on DC's enjoyment of life by allowing him to be more involved in the life of his care home and with his parents" - noting that he could see no reason for the court not to apply to adults under the MCA the same approach taken by the courts to children. (2) Other options were refused: consideration of treatment with ivermectin (as it was not an available option); further evidence to fine-tune the CCG's risk/benefit analysis (owing to the lateness of the application, urgency, and uncertainty about the proposal), and consideration of further evidence on vaccine risk (owing to the lateness of the application and to avoid an adjournment).

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Full judgment: BAILII

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  • Coronavirus vaccination cases🔍

Date: 21/1/22🔍

Court: Court of Protection🔍

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Published: 24/2/22 21:03

Cached: 2024-06-24 00:47:03