Re E (Vaccine): LB Hammersmith and Fulham v W [2021] EWCOP 7

Coronavirus vaccination Mrs E's adult son objected to her receiving a coronavirus vaccine. The Court of Protection decided that it would be in her best interests, having regard to factors including the following: (a) when she had capacity she had received the swine flu and influenza vaccinations; (b) she currently wanted "whatever is best for me"; (c) she was at risk of death from coronavirus because she was in her 80s, suffered from diabetes, lived in a care home which recently had coronavirus, and found social distancing difficult to understand; the vaccine would reduce the risk of death.

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Full judgment: BAILII

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  • Medical treatment cases🔍
  • Coronavirus cases🔍

Date: 20/1/21🔍

Court: Court of Protection🔍

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Published: 29/1/21 22:32

Cached: 2021-09-25 12:53:06