Father of 3 takes his vaccine-hesitant ex-partner to court – CBC

Judge rules vaccination against COVID-19 is in the children’s best interest

Mar 08, 2022

A Prince Edward Island man has won a court battle against his vaccine-hesitant former partner — and thus the right to have their three children vaccinated against COVID-19.

Calling it part of an ongoing dispute between two parents who can’t get along, Justice Nancy Key ruled it’s in the best interests of the children to be vaccinated.

“This case is not about one parent controlling the other or scoring a win,” she said in a written decision released in February. “My primary consideration is the children’s physical, emotional, and psychological safety, security and wellbeing.”

She added: “Almost universally, where there is a dispute as to whether children should be vaccinated, even prior to the COVID-19 virus, courts have come down on the side of permitting the vaccination of children.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-court-covid-vaccine-children-1.6376366

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