A Local Authority v AL and others

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Family Division declared, under the court's inherent jurisdiction, that it was in the best interests of a seven-month-old child in local authority care for the authority to be given permission to arrange for him to receive Haemophilias Influenza Type b and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, against the mother's wishes. The benefits of vaccination outweighed the risks by a clear margin.

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