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A 15-year-old girl and her 11-year-old sister should receive the MMR vaccination, against the wishes of the youngsters and their mother, a High Court judge has ruled.
The father told the court that he was a "reluctant participant in the joint decision not to inoculate", said the judge.
I dont quite get this
i mean put aside the whole court thing
At 15 even though not technically a Adult, this teenager would have the right to refuse the vaccine or request it with out parental consent, I dont think there is even a explicit need for parents to be informed. Its a bit like a 15 year old girl asking for the pill, parents don't have to be informed of that.
Makes me think that there as to be a little more too this than is being reported in the media.
The child in this instance could still say "no i don't want it" or say "yes i do want it" regardless of what the court say.edit on 12-10-2013 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)
reply to post by solargeddon
I couldn't access the link, but in the UK children over 12 are deemed to be more or less able to give medical consent themselves without the need for adult involvement. How on earth did this get to court? As far as I know a court could not insist that anyone of that age have a medical procedure against their wishes.