Can you be forced to take the Covid vaccine? Can you be stopped from getting it? What if your own parents were quarrelling about you receiving the jab?
Well, that was the reality of a young girl whose parents failed to unify to get her vaccinated against Covid.
Can You Be Forced Not To Take A Covid Vaccine: Man’s Ex-Wife Opposed Having Their Daughter Get The Jab
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A Singapore permanent resident sought out a court order to get his daughter vaccinated, after his ex-wife opposed to having their daughter jabbed. The order is also for his Singaporean ex-wife to bear the cost of his application.
The two were married in 2003 in Singapore, but in 2015 the man applied for divorce. This was reportedly after living apart from his then spouse for three years.
The man has since remarried.
The divorced couple now share joint custody of their 16-year-old daughter under the terms of the interim judgement. Parties involved in the case cannot be named since their child is a minor.
The vaccinated father of the teen claims that his ex-wife is strongly opposing allowing their daughter to get vaccinated. But the man expressed his wish to have his daughter get the vaccine. He also claims that the teen wants to receive the vaccination as well.
The man and his ex-wife have already discussed the issue numerous times but she still remains “strongly opposed” to it. As the family are unable to resolve the matter, the man has now turned to the court and is represented by lawyer, Chung Ting Fai.
Covid Vaccines Safe For Kids 12 And Above In Singapore
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With the rise of community cases in Singapore, it is a relief that the country recently approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for kids aged between 12 and 15 years. Before this announcement, the vaccine was also approved for teenagers aged 16 years and above.
Health Minister Ong Ye Kung confirmed, “Both teams (expert committee and HSA) have assessed that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine demonstrated high efficacy and safety for this age group.”
Moderna has also announced that their vaccine is 100 per cent effective to protect children aged 12 years old and above against COVID-19.
While both Pfizer and BioNTech’s latest trials suggest that their vaccines are safe for children between 5 and 11 years old, a confirmation on whether kids can safely get the jab is awaited.
Source: CNA, Goody Feed
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