June 28, 2022

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Vaccine for children 5 to 11 years of age: What to do if there is a disagreement between parents?

If only one of the two parents agrees that their child will be vaccinated with COVID-19, what is the way for each to confirm their position?

Read more: Govit-19: A quarter of 5-11 year olds in Quebec have already been vaccinated

Read more: Live | Developments on Govt-19

In an interview with “os vos Affairs”, Family and Youth Law Advocate Me Valérie Assouline unequivocally states: “Court approval is required if a parent opposes the vaccine”.

The lawyer also advises parents to avoid going to vaccinate the child without the knowledge of the opponent.

“This is not the best idea of ​​the century,” he said, adding that the gesture was “not much appreciated by the courts.”

“It is very important to value the parental authority of both parents,” says M. Azolin.

However, he notes that a judge will evaluate the best interests of the child to provide a decision.

“Under current law, vaccination is in the best interests of the child and respect for public health rules,” the lawyer underlined.

He therefore believes that there is a risk that a judge will rule in favor of a parent who wants to see his or her child vaccinated.

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