After years of distress about the pandemic, masks, travel, and virtual school, parents are being faced with a new dilemma: whether and when to vaccinate their children against COVID-19. These emotional disputes are now being played out in the family law courts.
The decision to administer vaccines to children has been a general source of debate between parents for ages. However, there is scarce precedent in the higher courts to provide much guidance on the issue today as the coronavirus pandemic has forced this issue into the spotlight. Some parents are excited about the availability of a vaccine against COVID-19 for their children, while others carry concern about the safety of the new vaccine.