Gillick competence means children in Northern Ireland can overrule their parents & get the Covid-19 vaccine without their permission.
However, officials hope agreement can be reached between kids & parents.https://t.co/UoBqpLrUOQ
— Lisa Smyth (@Lisa_J_Smyth) September 16, 2021
Via Belfast Telegraph:
Children in Northern Ireland may be able to overrule their parents and get the Covid-19 vaccine against their wishes, a senior medic has said.
Dr Naresh Chada, deputy chief medical officer at the Department of Health, said some children may be able to get the Covid-19 vaccine without parental consent.
However, he stressed that officials are keen that there will be “sufficient discussion” between children and those with parental responsibility to ensure this doesn’t happen.
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— Onepercent (@Adenoughofit) September 16, 2021
Masked children are falling asleep in class through lack of facial expression recognition, they can't listen, what the masked teacher is saying doesn't register@NormaFoleyTD1
— UsforThemIrl #NoMasksInClass (@UsforI) September 15, 2021
Covid-19: Boys are more at risk of myocarditis after vaccination than of hospital admission for covid | The BMJ https://t.co/O5kTaE05XX
— Hugh Osmond (@hughosmond) September 15, 2021