Thursday, January 6, 2022

Family Courts Enforcing Vaccines

From the Los Angeles Times:

As children and teens have become eligible for COVID-19 shots, divorced parents have clashed in court over whether to get kids vaccinated. In some cases — including the one now before a judge in Los Angeles County — family courts have also started to weigh in on parents being vaccinated against the coronavirus.

In Illinois, a judge made headlines after ruling that a mother could not see her 11-year-old son until she had gotten vaccinated, in a decision that was later rescinded.

In New York, a father was suspended for visits unless he got vaccinated or underwent regular testing. “The danger of voluntarily remaining unvaccinated during access with a child while the COVID-19 virus remains a threat to children’s health and safety cannot be understated,” Judge Matthew F. Cooper wrote.

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