The UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said this morning that if children and parents differ when it comes to the child receiving a covid jab, the child will prevail if he or she is deemed to be competent.
Speaking to Kay Burley on SKY News Javid said:
“If there is a difference of opinion between the child and the parent then we have specialists that work in this area, the schools vaccination service. They would usually literally sit down with the parent and the child, and try to reach some kind of consensus.
If ultimately that doesn’t work, as along as we believe that the child is competent enough to make this decision then the child will prevail.”
Burley didn’t bat an eyelid. Her response was to ask him about rumours that the government is preparing a potential “firebreak” lockdown for October.
Javid said that “no-one knows the future pathway of the virus.” Burley went on to tell him that in her opinion he “is doing an incredible job.”
Parents, I said it yesterday and I am saying it again today. Seek legal advice immediately. As I reported on these pages yesterday, Oxford Family Law Professor Lucinda Ferguson was unequivocal in her statement to the Telegraph on parental rights around child vaccination. She said:
“At least at this early stage (clinicians) would be reluctant to accept that that consent [from a child] is good enough because of course if you treat a child without informed consent, either from them, or from a parent with parental responsibility, it’s technically battery and that would be what would be concerning the clinician.”