“I’m not an anti vaxxer, I’m just wary of the Covid vaccine for children.” Which case won?
Mother and father have equal shared parental responsibility for son
In early 2022, X was a ten-year-old child whose parents were no longer together.
Under parenting orders made in 2019, X lived with his mother and spent substantial and significant time with his father.
X’s mother and father had equal shared parental responsibility for X.
Parents fail to agree on son receiving Covid vaccine
In January 2022, with the start of the school year fast approaching, X’s mother wanted to vaccinate him immediately against Covid-19.
His father had concerns and wanted to wait.
When they couldn’t agree, the mother applied to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia for a determination on the issue.
The sole question for determination before the court was whether it was in X’s best interests to be vaccinated against Covid immediately, or to wait until there was more information available about any possible long-term side effects in children of the Pfizer Covid vaccine.